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USS Donald Cook Welcomes Romanian President on Board

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: President April 16, 2014 View post tag: board USS Donald Cook Welcomes Romanian President on Board View post tag: Romanian The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) welcomed aboard Romanian President Traian Bsescu while the ship was in port in Constanta, April 14.Bsescu was met by members of the U.S. Embassy and Donald Cook’s Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Jones. He was then given a tour of the ship, including the Navigation Bridge, Combat Information Center and Engineering Control.“Operating in the Black Sea has been an incredible opportunity for us to further strengthen our ties and improve our interoperability with an important strategic partner, Romania, who just recently celebrated their 10th anniversary as a member of NATO,” said Jones. “We feel that this is an important time to demonstrate our resolve and shared commitment with NATO; that we will maintain the right presence where it matters to promote peace and stability.”“Donald Cook’s visit to Romania is an example of the U.S. Navy’s commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals in the Black Sea. This multi-mission destroyer is there to reassure their NATO allies that they share a commitment to promote peace and stability in the region, “the U.S. Navy said in release.“We have also been privileged to host several members of the Romanian Navy during our time in the Black Sea,” added Jones. “This professional exchange has been valuable for my crew, allowing us a chance to discuss future exercise opportunities, and helping to reinforce, on a personal level, the strong ties between our two navies and our two nations.”Donald Cook, the first of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is serving on a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the President’s European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense in Europe.U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation missions in concert with coalition, joint, interagency, and other parties in order to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa.[mappress]Press Release, April 16, 2014; Image: US Navy Training & Education View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: welcomes View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Cook View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Donald Cook Welcomes Romanian President on Board View post tag: Donaldlast_img read more

Report: Missing Boater May Have Faked His Death

first_img[ready_google_map id=’5′]The search for a boater reported missing July 20 off the point in Longport, across Great Egg Harbor Inlet from Ocean City, has taken a new turn, according to a report from The Press of Atlantic City.Read the full story from Lynda Cohen of The Press: “Missing EHT man believed to be on the run after staging Longport boat accident.”Andrew Biddle, 45, was reportedly missing after a late-night boating accident on an incoming tide. But his body has not been found in the 13 days since the report.last_img

XIX Conference of Viña del Mar Agreement

first_img Admiral Gilberto Max Roffé Hirschfeld, general director of navigation for the Brazilian Maritime Authority, will lead the opening ceremony. Vice Admiral Ilques Barbosa Junior, director of ports and coasts will lead the business meetings. The agreement has demonstrated effectiveness in maintaining an efficient system for vessel inspection and guarantees that all foreign nations, without distinction, will follow the safety rules established by the international and national legislation when visiting member countries’ ports. This way they keep ships that are considered deficient, and are internationally known as sub-standards, away from Latin American waters, thereby reducing the risk of incidents and accidents in jurisdictional waters of member countries. The ships are monitored to achieve standardized inspection procedures that will verify the fulfillment of requisites stated in conventions, codes, guidelines, resolutions, and other pertinent documents from the International Maritime Organization, ensuring navigation safety and human life preservation, while preventing environmental pollution in maritime and fluvial areas. By Dialogo October 12, 2012 The XIX Conference for the Latin American Agreement on Port State Control, better known as the Viña del Mar Agreement, will take place from October 15 to 19 at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro. The main goal of the agreement is to establish the basis for a close collaboration between the maritime authorities of member countries, with the intent of coordinating supervisory measures of foreign ships visiting their ports. The agreement was established in the city of Viña del Mar, Chile, in 1992, by Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and later joined by Bolivia, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, a total of 15 countries. The secretariat of the Viña del Mar Agreement is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the headquarters of the Naval City Hall, where the Latin American Agreement Information Center is located. Twelve countries will participate in the event: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Uruguay. The representatives of both the Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding and the Equasis Memorandum of Understanding will also be present at the event. last_img read more

Kudos to library for Jamboree help

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) and Friends of SCPL are iconic institutions in the area’s educational and cultural life. I’m delighted that they are supporting The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF)’s first annual Grand Reading Jamboree, to be held in the historic Proctors Theatre complex, donated for the event, on April 21, noon to 4 p.m. RIF’s many volunteers promote early-childhood literacy by working on foundational reading and conversational skills and vocabulary with especially challenged 4-9-year-olds in pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3 in the Schenectady City School District. The Jamboree is keyed to that mission. Friends is funding Nina Crews, a leading children’s-book author of color, to participate in the Jamboree and it’s defraying the cost of two costumed famous children’s-book characters, Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two. Another outstanding children’s-book author of color, Ty Allan Jackson, is joining Nina Crews at the Jamboree, to resonate with an anticipated large gathering, especially with those from Schenectady’s communities of color SCPL will issue library cards at the Jamboree and organize a book-nook with diverse literacy activities for young children and literacy information for adults.The Jamboree will be for about, and by Schenectady children — about getting and keeping them on the reading track, for all of their lives. In that interest, RIF has arranged for the outstanding Culinary Arts Department at the Steinmetz Career and Learning Academy, an off site part of Schenectady High School, to cater the event, which many children’s books and other items will be gifted to the youngsters.CDTA is donating buses for those needing rides and from the Jamboree.ALVIN MAGIDNiskayunaThe writer is founder and executive director of The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF). He is an emeritus professor of political science at University at Albany/SUNY.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Cricket News Sri Lanka head coach asked to return home from South Africa

first_imgHead Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket is set to return home after boards’ statement. The ODI series between two sides will be followed by a T20 series.Sri Lanka has slipped in the ICC rankings and failed to secure automatic qualification for 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia. However, under him, Sri Lanka has slipped in the ICC rankings and failed to secure automatic qualification for 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia. They may be struggling in ODIS but Sri Lanka made history by becoming the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa.Sri Lanka did exceedingly well in the longest format of the game to upstage Proteas in their own den. However, in the limited overs setup, it has been one-way traffic with South Africa being on the driver’s seat. The ODI series will be followed by a T20 series.  highlights New Delhi: Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe was on Thursday told to return home from South Africa in the middle of the ODI series and fielding coach Steve Rixon will take charge of the team for the subsequent T20 series.”Hathurusinghe has been asked to return from South Africa after the final ODI. Steve Rixon will take charge for the T20 series,” Shammi Silva, the Sri Lanka Cricket President said on Thursday. Hathurusinghe will be returning to Sri Lanka after the final ODI game in Cape Town on March 16.South Africa are leading the series 4-0. Rixon, the fielding coach, will take charge of the team for the three T20 games between March 19 and 24, Silva said. Silva said the SLC will ask Hathurusinghe about his plans for the World Cup in England from May-July. Hathurusinghe became Sri Lanka’s head coach in December 2017 after leading Bangladesh to success. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more