The present geographical position of the Ellsworth Mountains is geologically anomalous on account of their stratigraphy, which does not relate to western Antarctica, their structural trend, approximately perpendicular to the trend in adjacent regions, and their relief, the greatest, and possibly the youngest, in Antarctica. These factors suggest that the Ellsworth Mountains are not in their original position but have moved, probably during the Cainozoic.
View post tag: PNS View post tag: receives Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: PNS Receives Secretary of the Navy’s Energy Award View post tag: usa Industry news View post tag: award U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Wednesday congratulated Capt. Bryant Fuller, commanding officer of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, after the…(seacoastonline)[mappress]Source: seacoastonline, October 13, 2011; View post tag: Naval View post tag: of October 13, 2011 View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: News by topic USA: PNS Receives Secretary of the Navy’s Energy Award View post tag: Navy View post tag: the View post tag: Secretary View post tag: energy Share this article
View post tag: Command View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic August 1, 2012 Training & Education USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held a change of command ceremony July 27.Capt. Will Pennington relieved Capt. Daniel Grieco as commanding officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship. Grieco served as commanding officer from May 2011 to July 2012.During his tenure, Grieco was responsible for leading Blue Ridge through a 10-week, $9 million selected restricted availability (SRA) utilizing 22,000 man-hours to accomplish the work. SRA is a maintenance period intended to help extend the life of a ship.“With over 30 years of wearing this uniform, I’ve never had the privilege to witness a crew that dedicates so much and strives so continuously for such a worthy cause,” said Grieco. “That cause being the service of our country and the service of 7th Fleet.”Grieco ensured reliability of all satellite and network systems in support of multinational military exercises to include; Talisman Sabre 2011, Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011, Key Resolve 2012, and Terminal Fury 2011 and 2012.At the helm, Grieco steamed Blue Ridge for more than 30,200 nautical miles, and meticulously executed 18 port calls in 12 different nations.Grieco achieved basic phase certification in 39 weeks by executing an intensive training cycle comprised of 11 basic phase certifying events, 19 individual certifications and nine limited training team visits. The basic training phase allowed Blue Ridge crew an opportunity to certify in every major warfare area by conducting graded drills ranging from damage control and defending the ship in combat training scenarios, to administration and personnel management.During the change of command ceremony, the keynote speaker, Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Scott Swift, showcased the numerous accomplishments of Grieco and crew which contributed to the ship’s success during the past 14 months.“Blue Ridge has performed to perfection because of Grieco’s focused efforts,” said Vice Adm. Scott Swift. “Grieco has shown unflagging devotion to the mission, and strong leadership in keeping her fully mission capable.”Grieco’s next duty station will be USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in Norfolk, Va., where he will serve as commanding officer.Pennington, a native of Wilton, Iowa, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and gained his designation as a naval aviator in June 1991.“To the men and women of Blue Ridge, I am thrilled to be apart of your team,” said Pennington. “Your pride and professionalism were evident the moment I walked aboard the ship. No oncoming commanding officer could ask for more.”Pennington has been recognized as the Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet Landing Signal Officer of the Year. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and various other personal, campaign and unit awards. He earned a Masters degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University in 2011.Pennington assumes command of Blue Ridge after serving as executive officer for USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) from March 2010 through April 2012. Previous tours include Aviation TACAIR commander detailer and Strike Fighter Squadron 14 (VFA-14) commander.Pennington is the 25th commanding officer of the Blue Ridge since the ship’s commissioning Nov. 14, 1970.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 1, 2012 View post tag: holds View post tag: Naval USS Blue Ridge Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: USS Share this article View post tag: blue Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Blue Ridge Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: change View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: Ridge
Training & Education View post tag: celebrates View post tag: Birth July 24, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Naval UK: Royal Navy Celebrates Royal Birth Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Celebrates Royal Birth View post tag: Navy View post tag: Royal The Armed Forces are celebrating the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s child in fine style across the world.As is customary with the birth of a British Prince, Royal Salutes will be fired across the capital.In Green Park, members of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41 Gun Royal Salute from their 13 Pounder Quick Fire Guns which were all used in action in the First World War.The Guns will be pulled into action by teams of six horses. Over at Tower Wharf in front of HM Tower of London, the Honourable Artillery Company, an Army Reserve Unit and the oldest in the British Army, will fire 62 rounds over the River Thames to mark the happy occasion.Major Mark Edward, Commanding Officer of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, said:“The opportunity to mark the birth of the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by firing a 41 Gun Royal Salute, comes as a huge honour for the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.”Celebrations are not confined to London however, as all of Her Majesty’s Ships – in home or international waters – are flying the Royal Navy Ensign from their Main Mast to mark the birth of the Prince.Ensigns were proudly flown by HMS Kent, on operations in the Middle East, and HMS Lancaster, currently deployed on Atlantic Patrol Task (North) in the Caribbean.The Ships’ companies added their own special congratulatory message to The Duke and Duchess spelling out “It’s A Boy!” on the deck of the Ship.HMS Lancaster’s Commanding Officer, Commander Steve Moorhouse said:“As ‘The Queen’s Frigate’ we were particularly delighted to hear the fantastic news of the Royal birth and everybody on board HMS Lancaster sends their warmest congratulations and best wishes to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”RAF Valley, the RAF Station where Prince William serves as a Search and Rescue pilot were among the first to offer official congratulations.Led by the Station Commander Group Captain Adrian Hill, and Search and Rescue Commander Group Captain Sara Mackmin, staff from RAF Valley sent a congratulatory message to Flight Lieutenant Wales and The Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their first child.Group Captain Hill said:“We’re all delighted to learn that Flight Lieutenant Wales, and The Duchess of Cambridge are now proud parents of a new born son.“We wish them all the very best for the future. From everyone at RAF Valley, congratulations.”Other units connected to The Duke of Cambridge have also been celebrating.The Household Cavalry, the Army Regiment that Prince William commissioned into from Sandhurst, celebrated the birth in Afghanistan where elements are currently deployed.A toast was also raised back in the UK by the Mounted Regiment which is currently on exercise with their horses in Norfolk.Prince William is also Colonel of the Irish Guards, and he and the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Battalion just after their wedding in 2011 to present medals for Operation Herrick 13.On St Patrick’s Day 2012 and 2013, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge did them the honour of presenting shamrock to all ranks, a role carried out for many years by a female member of the Royal family.At the news of the Royal birth, the Irish Guards celebrated in their own unique way at their barracks at Aldershot and in bases in London, toasting the Royal baby with a traditional glass of Irish Stout. Their Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ed Boanas said:“On behalf of all ranks 1st Battalion Irish Guards, I send our warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Colonel of the Regiment and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on the occasion of the birth of their son, with the heartfelt hope that he has a long and happy life.“Quis Separabit.”[mappress]Press Release, July 24, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Defense
View post tag: maintenance View post tag: MSC October 14, 2015 American Overseas Marine Corp. received a $16,9 million contract for the operation and maintenance of seven large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off ships. These seven ships support the deployed military forces worldwide.Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed by April 2016.Fiscal 2016 transportation working capital funds in the amount of $7,531,630 are obligated on this award and subject to availability; fiscal 2016 Navy working capital funds in the amount of $9,377,198 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.Image: US Navy View post tag: US Navy View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s MSC Awards Ship Maintenance Deal Share this article Authorities US Navy’s MSC Awards Ship Maintenance Deal
Vibrant and varied, Joan Eardley is well worth seeing for the artist’s influence on Scottish painting and for the expressive nature of her work, before it closes on January 13thIt is ironic that one of the most famous Scottish painters of the twentieth century was an Englishwoman. Born in Sussex to a Scottish mother, Joan Eardley studied at Glasgow School of Art, and later made Scotland her home, coming to depict an essential sense of place, whether through the apple cheeked weans of Glasgow’s slums or the tempestuous coastline of the North East. The spacious and airy galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy building provide an excellent setting for the first major show of Eardley’s work in twenty years, and the largest to date, allowing each piece to command the full attention it deserves.The chronological organization of the show gives a clear idea of her influences and the development of her work. Beginning with some of her earliest student paintings, we see the involvement in a sense of place and her interest in the poor and the vulnerable, which carry through her subsequent work. Following this, the show is divided mainly between her iconic paintings of children in the slums of the East End of Glasgow, and landscapes. In the final room, her sources are presented: many sketches; photographs she took of children at play around Glasgow; press clippings and postcards. Panels of information in each room allow you to trace the specific elements influencing the development of her work.By far the strongest part of the show is the later landscape paintings. At times semi-abstract and influenced by the American abstract expressionists and European tashisme, they have a wonderfully vital quality. One room shows seascapes painted near the village of Catterline, whose surrounding area proved a treasure trove of landscapes for Eardley. These are responses both to the natural environment and to paint – expressing the qualities of both. They contrast the weight, texture and density of the oil paint to catch the ever-changing quality of the North Sea: the stillness after storms, and the breakers on the shore. The landscapes painted around Catterline show a similar energy, capturing the colour and tactile character of the Scottish landscape through the seasons, from the minute variations of dry fields during winter to the brightness of autumn sunsets. Embedded in many paintings are the stems, grasses and flowers of the landscape, blending into their painted counterparts and adding to the rich texture of the works, foreshadowing her use of collage in her last paintings.In recording the effects of the changing seasons on the landscape, she depicted the same scene again and again. In such repetition, the progression of her style is most apparent. For example, from a seminal trip to London in 1957, the influence of Kandinsky’s early abstraction can be seen in the development of her own semi-abstract style. This influence is particularly evident in comparing “Drying Salmon Nets” of 1955 and the later, more abstract “Salmon Net Posts”, 1962,In 1963, Eardley’s career was tragically cut short at the age of forty-two by her death from cancer. The final works provide a tantalising glimpse of the way in which her style might have developed. Combining the children that we see in her Glasgow paintings with the abstract expressionist and collaging influences of her landscapes at Catterline, these last paintings are far looser. We are left to wonder whether her style would have later drifted into full abstraction (in her words to a friend ‘getting rid of the children altogether’) or developed in other unforeseen ways. by Hannah Dingwall
Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free morning newsletter.__________Ocean City approved the spending of $750,000 for construction of the park.The city will be reimbursed $500,000 from a Green Acres Cape May County Recreation Grant that was announced in September 2014, and City Council approved a capital plan that calls for borrowing $250,000 for the project. The main bowl of the new Cape May County Skate Park in Ocean City is near complete as of Friday, Aug. 14.Work crews said Friday they’re two or three weeks away from completing a new skate park in Ocean City.An aerial view shows the shape of the bowl and snake run at the new skateboard park in Ocean City.A bowl and snake run — a pair of highlights at the new facility under construction between Fifth and Sixth Streets, Asbury and West avenues — are near complete.Spohn Ranch Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., is using a mixture of palomino, charcoal and red concrete to give the new park a decorative touch.The bowls connect to the storm drain system, and the lowest portions are the only left to be completed.The park is being constructed on a city-owned property parking lot bordered by the Fire Department and Ecumenical Clothes Closet, the Ocean City Primary School, the Ocean City Tabernacle and a commercial property. It should be complete sometime in early September.The new skate park in Ocean City appears to be on a schedule to be complete in early September.The new $732,284 concrete facility will replace a park at Sixth Street and Boardwalk that was dismantled in 2011 due to safety concerns.City Council on April 23 awarded a $732,284 contract to Spohn Ranch for the supply and installation of the park. Spohn Ranch was the sole bidder on the job, which came in just under the estimated $750,000 for the work.“The design was developed to provide a park with an appropriate degree of challenge and fun balanced with safety,” Mike Dattilo, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian, wrote in a memo to City Council in April. “There has been an extensive amount of input provided by the local skating community.”The final design of the park includes the bowl and snake run situated near the West Avenue side of the park with the entrance on the Asbury Avenue side. Because the park designer recommended against the use of pegs, bicycles likely will be prohibited from using the facility.__________
Tesco-backed coffee shop chain, Harris + Hoole, will reportedly close six stores around the UK.One of the closures will be in a concession Tesco store in Highbury, London.Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, bought a minority stake in the Harris + Hoole business last year, in a bid to attract shoppers to the supermarket.The coffee company claims it still has the support of Tesco, and told The Telegraph that the closures did not indicate a weakness in performance.Nick Tolley, co-founder of Harris + Hoole, told the paper: “Harris + Hoole is a fast-growing business. We have six more stores scheduled to open this year and the vast majority of our stores continue to perform strongly.“However, like any business which has grown rapidly, some locations have performed better than others, so it makes sense for us to review those locations which have done less well, or where the lease is coming to an end.”Harris + Hoole has over 40 locations in the UK, with a mix of high street stores and Tesco concessions.Despite the closures, Tolley also outlined plans to expand by opening more stores on the high street and in the supermarket giant.He said: “This review of our business was led by Harris + Hoole and we continue to have the full support of Tesco. Harris + Hoole is a start-up business still in its infancy – it was never our expectation to deliver a return from day one and many of our shops are still very new.“It’s clear that our customers love the coffee, service and experience we offer, and this will be the bedrock of our future performance. Our working relationship with Tesco remains as strong as ever and we are looking forward to upcoming openings within Tesco stores later this year, as well as our planned standalone openings.”A Tesco spokesperson said: “We continue to work successfully with Harris+Hoole. Feedback from customers in stores with Harris+Hoole coffee shops has been really positive and we look forward to more shops opening in the future.”Clarke’s attempt to turn Tesco around has had a varied effect, and Dave Lewis is to replace him in the role of chief executive in October this year.
Minneapolis-based instrumental funk-jazz band New Sound Underground are releasing their second album, PUSH, this Summer. They’ll kick things off with a record release show for their new album PUSH at the Turf Club in Saint Paul, on Friday, July 22nd, with long-time friends SOAP and McNasty Brass Band.Marked by their high-energy, all-instrumental performances, New Sound Underground has become a must-see band in the Minneapolis music scene. The band stands out with all original songs, engaging arrangements and exhilarating live shows. Drawing inspiration from a wide array of styles including funk, jazz, fusion, rock, soul, R&B, and gospel, the band released its debut self-titled album in 2013, a year they also went on to play the Telluride Jazz Festival. This success has allowed them to perform at prominent venues including Minneapolis’ First Avenue and Prince’s renowned “Paisley Park After Dark” series. In March of 2016, the band partnered with Last Triumph’s Take Off Tour to SXSW.The album is accompanied by an in-studio video for each song highlighting the live recording, which gives PUSH its unique sound. The album will also be released on vinyl later in the year and will include three bonus tracks! To get you in the groove, we’re excited to premiere the live video for “Boys Gone Wild: Venice Beach.” Check out this band tearing things up in the studio, below.“We wanted to make a live album in the studio that was paired with videos to give the listener something visual to go along with the music. We felt this was important especially since we play and write instrumental music. We tried capturing the energy we get when performing but the only way to really get what we’re all about is to see us play live,” said the band about their process.For more information about the band and their new album PUSH, head to their official website. You can pre-order the album here.
Larry Harvey, the man behind the anti-establishment, anti-consumerist cultural phenomenon that is Burning Man, has passed away at the age of 70.Harvey’s last appeared in public on March 29th at the opening of a Burning Man art exhibition at the Smithsonian in the nation’s capital. Less than a week later, on April 4th, Lee Harvey suffered the massive stroke that would eventually claim his life. According to a statement from Marian Goodell, CEO of the Burning Man Project, Harvey was surrounded by family members in San Francisco when he died peacefully Saturday morning. “We resolutely held out for a miracle,” said Goodell. “If there was anyone tenacious, strong-willed and stubborn enough to come back from this challenge, it was Larry.”Continues Goodell:Larry was never one for labels. He didn’t fit a mold; he broke it with the way he lived his life. He was 100% authentic to his core. For all of us who knew or worked with him, he was a landscape gardener, a philosopher, a visionary, a wit, a writer, an inspiration, an instigator, a mentor, and at one point a taxi driver and a bike messenger. He was always a passionate advocate for our culture and principles that emanate from the Burning Man experience in the Black Rock Desert.Lee Harvey has been the guiding spirit behind Burning Man since he and Jerry James first built and burned a wooden “man” effigy with a small group on San Francisco’s Baker Beach to celebrate the summer solstice more than three decades ago. The annual gathering has grown into an international counter-cultural institution since then. A non-profit organization, the Burning Man Project, was eventually formed to run the operation, with Harvey serving as board president and “chief philosophic officer.”Today, Burning Man attracts close to 70,000 people to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert each year for a celebration centered around the principles of “radical” inclusion, self-reliance, and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy, and leaving no trace.The gathering adheres to a what Harvey referred to as “gift culture”, wherein goods and services are not bought and sold, but rather given or traded to your fellow person as needed, with no cash changing hands. Harvey was adamant about the value of experiencing this type of culture. “If all your self-worth and esteem is invested in how much you consume, how many likes you get or other quantifiable measures,” he explained in a 2014 interview with Atlantic, “the desire to simply possess things trumps our ability or capability to make moral connections with people around us.”Lee Harvey’s loss is sorely felt by the countless people whose lives and worldviews have been affected by Burning Man and the culture that has sprung up around it, but his name and his message will continue to reverberate across the playa and beyond for years to come. Rest in peace, Lee Harvey.