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Christian Lealiifano opens up on leukaemia and playing at Ulster

first_imgWednesday Oct 11, 2017 Christian Lealiifano opens up on leukaemia and playing at Ulster Former Brumbies and Wallabies star Christian Lealiifano is plying his trade with Ulster in the Guinness PRO 14 after an incredible return from illness. Here he opens up to BT Sport’s Sarra Elgan about his emotional return to the rugby field, after recovering from leukaemia.Lealiifano talks about that disastrous first Test Cap for the Wallabies, growing up in a large family and the special atmosphere he has experienced so far playing at Ulster.He then opens up on how running slower than a front rower was one of the worrying signs that led to being diagnosed on a Thursday, and starting intensive chemotherapy just three days later.The now 30-year-old feels like a better person after going through the process, and is truly humbled by all the messages of support he received from his teammates and from friends and fans around the world.“I can’t thank people enough. If I could hug everyone, I would,” he says.Capped by the Wallabies 19 times, Lealiifano would still like to play Test rugby again, but is taking things one step at a time, simply enjoying playing in Belfast for now.“That will always be there. Whether you get there or not is probably something that drives you each day to get up and be your best. For the time being it’s about just enjoying where I am, what I’m doing in that time.”Note: The original video has been removed by BT Sport, but below is a shorter versioncredit: btsport/ulsterrugby time: 3:41ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Prosecutor says evidence links imprisoned former minister to journalist’s murder

first_imgNews ————-1 march 2006Government urged to find killers of Elmar Husseynov a year after his murderread in RussianReporters Without Borders called today on the Azerbaijan authorities, especially President Ilham Aliev, to make every effort to find those who ordered the killing of journalist Elmar Husseynov a year ago, on 2 March 2005.Husseynov, editor of the independent weekly Monitor, was shot dead outside his apartment by gunmen who fired seven times at him, hitting him twice in the heart. The murder shocked the public and the media and many accused the government of ordering his death. The worldwide press freedom organisation said no serious investigation has been done in the year since the murder and urged the prosecutor-general to reopen the case, make a new investigation and tell the media and international organisations about its findings. It warned that President Aliev risked turning the international community against him if he allowed impunity to prevail. Azerbaijan should conform to European and international standards of freedom of the press and expression and stop hounding journalists and opposition supporters, it said.The prosecutor-general had opened an enquiry into “premeditated brutal murder” and illegal possession of firearms the day after his death. The gun used in the killing, a Makarov revolver with a silencer, was found 150 metres from the scene of the crime. A team of officials from the ministries of the interior and national security and the prosecutor-general’s office was assigned to investigate. President Aliev called the murder “a blot” on the country’s image and promised that everything would be done to solve the crime and punish the killers and those who hired them. He said the authorities had nothing to do with the murder.Husseynov had been constantly hounded throughout his career and had several times been warned to stop criticising top government figures. The harassment began in 1996 when Monitor was heavily fined for libel, went bankrupt and had to close. The paper reappeared in 2000 under a new name, Monitor Weekly. A string of libel suits were then brought against it and its journalists. Husseynov was given a six-month prison sentence in 2001 after a complaint by the mayor of Baku.Reporters Without Borders sent a fact-finding mission to Baku in April 2005. Husseynov had been used to death threats but they became explicit in January 2004. People wishing to remain anonymous told the mission that the secret police had warned him a few months before his death that he would be killed if he continued to criticise President Aliev and his family. He then considered fleeing abroad. The prosecutor-general handed the case over to the national security ministry on 8 April 2005, describing it now as a “terrorist act,” a signal the authorities were not going to push the investigation.Security service officials said on 4 May that a Georgian, Tair Khubanov, was the chief suspect. Another Georgian, Teimuraz Aliyev, was charged in the case on 19 May, but neither man could be found. An Azeri, Turgai Bayramov, was given a two-year prison sentence last summer for selling a mobile phone to the two suspects. Georgia refused to extradite the two men to Azerbaijan on grounds that the evidence against them was not strong enough.Husseynov was one of the country’s best-known and best-respected journalists. He was a hydroelectric engineer before turning to journalism in 1995. Three years later, he started up a publishing house in Baku and founded three newspapers, Bakinski Bulvar, Bakiskie Vedomosti and Monitor, which quickly established a good reputation. Follow the news on Azerbaijan Reporters Without Borders calls on the prosecutor general and judges to be suspicious of a police colonel’s claim that a detained former minister ordered him to murder journalist Elmar Huseynov. RSF_en AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia to go further June 4, 2021 Find out more August 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutor says evidence links imprisoned former minister to journalist’s murder “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alertscenter_img Reporters Without Borders said today it took note of a claim by the prosecutor general that former economic development minister Farkhad Aliev, who is being held on a charge of financing a coup attempt, was involved in the March 2005 murder of Elmar Huseynov, the editor of the Monitor opposition weekly.Prosecutor general Zakir Garalov yesterday told journalists that evidence has been found linking Aliev to Haji Mamedov, a police colonel accused of running a kidnapping ring. During a 25 July hearing about the abduction of a businessman’s relatives, Mamedov unexpectedly confessed to killing Huseynov on Aliev’s orders.Reporters Without Borders said: “We call on the prosecutor and judges to be suspicious of this leading suspect’s belated confession. Investigators should not rule out any possibilities in this case.”Garolov yesterday said an address book found in Aliev’s office contained Mamedov’s phone number. Aliev’s lawyer confirmed this, but said his client nonetheless completely denied having anything to do with the Huseynov murder.Garalov claimed that Huseynov was murdered as a result of a series of critical articles about Aliev and Azpetrol, an oil consortium that used to be run by his brother, Rafiq Aliev, who – according to Garalov – had previously tried to “buy” Huseynov in 2003.Aliev has been held since October 2005, ever since President Ilham Aliev accused him of financing an opposition coup attempt prior to the 2005 legislative elections. 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‘Notaries Work In Difficult Conditions’: Delhi HC Gives Relief To Notary Official Who Could Not Produce Old Documents Under RTI As They Were Destroyed By Termites [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Notaries Work In Difficult Conditions’: Delhi HC Gives Relief To Notary Official Who Could Not Produce Old Documents Under RTI As They Were Destroyed By Termites [Read Order] Karan Tripathi14 May 2020 4:49 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has given relief to a Notary Public who could not produce the documents asked for in an RTI application as the same were destroyed by the termites. While quashing the punishment imposed by the Central Information Commission, the Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted that given the difficult conditions that Notaries work and given that no specific procedure…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has given relief to a Notary Public who could not produce the documents asked for in an RTI application as the same were destroyed by the termites. While quashing the punishment imposed by the Central Information Commission, the Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted that given the difficult conditions that Notaries work and given that no specific procedure was brought to the notice of the court prescribed for storing records, it is quite possible that termites may have damaged the relevant record. In the present matter, the Petitioner had challenged the order of the Central Information Commission, which had the Petitioner guilty under section 20 of the Right To Information Act, and had imposed a penalty of ₹25,000. The CIC in its order had observed that: If records are eaten by termites, the Notary owes an explanation to the people why she failed to prevent it… This act was a glaring example of poor record maintenance leading to ‘inaccess’… this is a serious negligence, lethargy in complacence and preservation of the public records and neither the PIO nor the Notary showed any sign of regret or remorse about termite destruction… the ground of ‘file missing’ or ‘not traceable’ or ‘eaten away by termites’ is a ground which has no legal base and amounts to breach of the Public Records Act, 1993.’ The facts of the case pertain to an RTI application filed by the Respondent in 2015 seeking information on his property papers dating back to 2008. The Petitioner replied to the application by stating that both under the RTI Act and the Evidence Act, functions of a notary are confidential in nature. Therefore, third party has no locus to enquire about confidential information of hundreds of entries noted by a notary public in his register which are third party transactions. The Petitioner further submitted that while looking for records which we kept with disposed of matters she found that some of the records and documents were eaten by termites. Only the record for the year 2013 (half eaten by termites) could be cleaned and recovered. The Respondent pleaded that the Petitioner should have ensured that the information is provided in compliance with the order of the CIC. It was further argued that the Petitioner is not only guilty of non-compliance of the order of the CIC but has deliberately denied the information and has blatantly concocted a false story of termites having eaten the government‟s key records. After considering the submissions, the court observed that: ‘The contention that Notary collects huge money through attestation appears to be a misplaced conclusion. Most Notaries function under difficult conditions and the fees received cannot be termed to be ‟huge money.’ The court also noted that the Petitioner is a practicing advocate with 23 years experience. Therefore, there’s no reason to disbelieve the statement made on oath. The Respondent, the court observed, except making bold allegations against the Petitioner could not even show any fact which would lead to the conclusion that the version of the petitioner is wrong. Therefore, the court held that the Petitioner cannot be held guilty under section 20 of the RTI Act of having either destroyed information or has malafidely denied the request for information. The penalty has been wrongly imposedClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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Brexit could mean increase in Garda numbers in Donegal

first_img Previous articleSt Mary’s College principal condemns Northland Road bomb hoaxNext articleFinn Harps duo included in Irish U15 Squad News Highland Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter By News Highland – January 22, 2019 More Gardai may have to be deployed to Donegal if there’s a no deal Brexit.That was one of the issues highlighted at the latest AGM of the Association of Garda Sgts and Inspectors.The meeting, which took place in the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey last night was reportedly very well attended by members from all four districts in the county.Vice President of the AGSI Sgt. Paul Wallace says the possible implications of Brexit topped the agenda but acknowledged that there is still a huge sense of unknown:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wallace1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Brexit could mean increase in Garda numbers in Donegal WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+last_img read more

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Residents near landslide ‘treated with contempt’ – Doherty

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Residents near landslide ‘treated with contempt’ – Doherty Google+ Pinterest A Donegal Deputy has described residents near the landslide at Meenbog receiving letters just days after the incident informing them of a second wind farm development near the site as ‘beyond belief’. A full investigation into the developments at the site of the landslide near Ballybofey is underway.Deputy Pearse Doherty believes that the letters received this week detailing further plans show contempt for the community.He has rowed in behind calls for works at the site to halt completely until a full investigation is carried out and the full extent of the damage caused is known:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/pearsewindfarm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleMickey McCann – Underdogs suit DonegalNext articleAlmost 60% in retail & hospitality concerned about job security News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – November 19, 2020 last_img read more

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Vandals target Old National School in Kilmacrennan

first_img Previous articleTwo youths wanted over burglary at Letterkenny businessNext articleDonegal v Mayo Final LIVE from Croke Park News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – November 10, 2020 Google+ Twitter Vandals target Old National School in Kilmacrennancenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Substantial damage has been caused to the Old National School in Massreagh, Kilmacrennan. The school was vandalised at some stage between Saturday the 31st of October and Monday the 2nd of November.A number of windows were smashed in the building causing substantial damage while a number of stones were located within the building.If anyone has any information in relation to this matter, please contact Milford Gardaí on 074-9153060. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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Interims hit by downturn

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Interims hit by downturnOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today The demand for HR interim managers specialising in recruitment and retentionhas been damaged by the economic downturn, but those specialising inrestructuring and downsizing have benefited. Ben Willmott reports Demand for HR interim managers fell significantly last year as UK employersreacted to the economic downturn, a survey released exclusively to PersonnelToday shows. The study of more than 1,200 interim managers published today shows thatdemand in different sectors varied significantly compared to the previous year,as companies’ priorities changed in response to the new market conditions. The Praxis Interim Management poll reveals that HR, which was the mostpopular function for interims during 2000 – when it made up 18 per cent ofassignments – dropped to 8 per cent last year. The research also reveals thatthe type of HR expertise in demand has moved from recruitment and retentionactivities, such as compensation and benefits, towards change management anddownsizing. Praxis managing director Patrique Habboo believes the findings show interimmanagement can act as an accurate indicator of the economy’s health. “What has been particularly interesting are the trends that haveemerged, with well over a third of our interim managers involved incost-cutting exercises, restructuring and downsizing, business turnaround andone-off commercial projects, such as preparations for sale and actualdisposals,” he said. “Previous findings had shown the opposite – projects around recruitmentand retention, growth of market share and acquisitions. Interim managementreally does seem to reflect the general economic climate.” Interim manager Robert Purse, formerly HR director for RailfreightDistribution and the Fire Service College, agrees that the economic downturnhas led to changes in the way employers use HR interim managers. But he thinks reward specialists are just as important in an adverseeconomic climate as when business is booming. “Clients are tending to be more selective. Whereas in the past therewere a substantial number of generalist posts available, clients now tend to belooking for more specialist skills,” he said. “These may well be change management, but could equally be compensationand benefits related because some companies are taking advantage of the currentsituation to review their compensation and benefits strategy. They want theirrewards structure to be competitive, but they don’t want it to drive them intoliquidation.” The study shows IT interim managers scored 10 per cent of total assignments,down slightly from the past 12 months – a figure that possibly reflects thepostponement of some projects. In contrast strong growth was registered inareas such as business turnaround, which made up 13 per cent of assignments,and the management of major one-off large commercial projects, which comprised6 per cent. Habboo believes these areas proved increasingly popular because both are keyrequirements in a downturn. But he also thinks the trends are an indication ofthe more strategic use of interim managers. The study found there was increasing demand for finance directors ascompanies were faced with the need to embark on cost reduction programmes andtightening of financial controls. The percentage of interims working in thissector amounted to 20 per cent of assignments – the highest in the individualsectors covered by Praxis. Finance directors with proficiency in several languages, as well aspan-European experience in mergers and acquisitions, fund raising, jointventures, investment appraisals and implementation of financial systems wereparticularly in demand. Just over half those surveyed worked at daily rates of more than £600, withsome of the highest rates found in areas such as business turnaround and largecommercial projects. More than 80 per cent of turnaround specialists and about70 per cent of those working on large commercial projects achieved daily ratesof £800 and over. The important role played by interim managers in toughening economicconditions was also revealed by an increase in the length of assignments lastyear. The study reveals that more than half of all assignments lasted betweensix and 12 months, with a further 12 per cent exceeding a year. Only 16 percent of assignments averaged less than three months and 19 per cent three tosix months. Industry sectors emerging as making the strongest use of interim managementwere financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail and utilities. Habboo concludes, “The message is clear, our clients still have a needfor highly experienced expert executives to continue delivering shareholdervalue. The use of interim managers allows them a cost-effective means to do so,without adding to their fixed cost base”. Kathryn Riley, formerly HR director for the RAC and with six yearsexperience as an interim manager believes the current economic climate meansthere is even more pressure on interims to be able to deliver results. She said: “You have to have an ability to be parachuted into anorganisation and start making an impact in the first couple of days. You haveto be able to analyse a situation, decide what needs to be done and then followit through and initiate it.” Interim life draws the young Younger female HR managers are opting for life as an interim, or freelancemanager, according to research. More than half the interim managers on the database of consultancyChiumento, which specialises in HR placements, are under 50, with theproportion in their 30s rising from 8 per cent a year ago to 12 per cent now.The proportion of women shot up from 33 per cent to 40 per cent. The resultswere released last month at a seminar held by Chiumento. Melanie Adams, a 36-year-old interim HR manager who has had placements at severalblue-chip companies, told the meeting: “Some people think of an interimposting as being a ‘temp-to-perm’ deal after they have been made redundant. Butreal interim management is a career choice.” She said that opportunities for interims often arise in women-dominatedpersonnel departments because of maternity leave. In one posting she helpedcover for four key HR staff who were on maternity leave at one time. Graham Bird, director of interim resourcing at Chiumento, said: “Thepopulation of interims used to be 50-plus executives who had been maderedundant. That is certainly not the case now.” Another recent survey by the Interim Management Association revealed that HRis the second most populous discipline among interim managers, after finance. www.praxisinterim.com last_img read more

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Cryopeak begins construction on new LNG production facility in Canada

first_img Cryopeak LNG begins construction on new LNG production facility in Canada. (Credit: PRNewsfoto/Cryopeak LNG Solutions.) Canadian LNG distributor Cryopeak LNG Solutions has commenced construction on new liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility in Canada.Located in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, the project is capable of producing approximately 90,000 gallons of LNG per day.Claimed to be the first fully funded and permitted LNG production facility in the Fort Nelson area, the plant will serve as the closest LNG production point to northern Canada and portions of Alaska.Cryopeak LNG said that the facility includes a new truck loading system which improves the loading of fleet of LNG Super-B tankers.The firm has selected CryoSys to supply the liquefaction equipment which are required to produce the LNG in the new facility.CryoSys president Neil Karr said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract to deliver the liquefaction package to Cryopeak’s LNG facility in Northern BC.“Our highly efficient optimized mixed refrigerant process and our ability to package the modular liquefaction plant in our workshop allows us to provide the lowest installation and operating costs for a small-scale LNG plant in the LNG marketplace.The equipment will be delivered to Cryopeak in early summer.”Cryopeak is partnering with Fort Nelson First NationsAccording to Cryopeak LNG, the project, which marks as an important breakthrough for energy supply to Northern Canada, is expected to allow the communities and remote industries to secure a low cost and a more environmentally sustainable fuel source.The project is expected to create opportunities for local construction workers, service companies, and operations personnel during the construction and for the distribution of LNG to Northern Canada from a new transportation hub which is situated within the municipality of Fort Nelson.To develop business opportunities that are associated with the project, Cryopeak is partnering with Fort Nelson First Nations.Recently, Cryopeak LNG has completed the North American delivery of LNG by truck to power the Silvertip mine on the Yukon/BC border owned by Coeur Silvertip. Located in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, the facility will be capable of producing approximately 90,000 gallons of LNG per daylast_img read more

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Network Auctions fights property market blues

first_imgNetwork Auctions sale on 12th July at Grosvenor House Hotel, London, delivered a market-beating performance allaying fears of a property market downturn. The sale delivered £8 million.A modern church with a car park located in Surrey, guided at £750,000 attracted early interest with a frenetic bidding war and eventual hammer price of £2,005,000. The vendors, a charitable trust, were advised to sell in the room despite receiving a pre-auction bid of £1,050,000, £300,000 over the guide price.A Freehold tenanted building in Bridgwater, Somerset producing an annual income of £11,500 and guided at £40-50,000, attracted buyers to use every method of bidding available with proxy, phone, online and in-room buyers vying for the lot and a final sale price of £132,000.A long leasehold pretty cottage in Northwich, Cheshire also exceeded expectations by selling for £132,000 against a guide of £70-75,000. The probate sale which required full modernisation received 120 viewings and the legal pack was downloaded 103 times.Toby Limbrick, Director, said, “We’re delighted with these strong results despite the challenging market conditions. We’re very happy that vendors took our advice on pre-auction bids and we have delivered results exceeding expectations.”Read more about the property market.Network Auctions sales Network Auctions auction auctioned church August 8, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Network Auctions fights property market blues previous nextAuctions newsNetwork Auctions fights property market bluesAuctioneer is latest to report roaring trade as vendors and agents turn to the gavel to offload hard-to-shift properties.The Negotiator8th August 20180518 Viewslast_img read more

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Naval Academy Hosts Twenty-Five Congressmen

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Naval Academy Hosts Twenty-Five Congressmen Training & Education Twenty-five newly-elected Congressmen visited the Naval Academy Jan. 13th as guests of the Secretary of the US Navy for a Navy and Marine Corps orientation and dinner in Dahlgren Hall.The Congressmen were greeted by top Navy and Marine Corps leadership on the Academy grounds, including Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Commandant of the Marine Corps and Adm. Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations.Hosting the elected officials provided the leadership a unique and intimate opportunity to provide basic facts, figures and context about Navy and Marine Corps operations today, requirements and goals and vision for the future.Secretary Mabus addressed the group at dinner about his priorities of people, platforms, power and partnerships. He spoke at length about Navy and Marine Corps presence around the world in recent months, including the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) rapid response to launch air strikes against ISIS targets this past fall and Marine Corps missions and accomplishments at home and abroad.“We are the only global Navy and Marine Corps in the world,” said Secretary Mabus. “We are everywhere we need to be.”The visit to the Naval Academy included a very brief tour of the Rotunda in Bancroft Hall, the Academy’s dormitory. The members were also treated to a tour of USNA’s Memorial Hall, the Academy’s location for memorializing graduates who have lost their lives in the line of duty.Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the Naval Academy Superintendent, led the tour of the Rotunda and Memorial Hall.“Hosting members of Congress here is an honor and a fantastic opportunity to talk about what the Naval Academy stands for,” said Carter. “The men and women of Congress have been elected into leadership roles for our nation. There is commonality between what our country asks of them and what the Navy and Marine Corps asks of our graduates.”The experience at the Academy provided a new perspective for many of the members who had never been to Annapolis.Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) was visiting the Academy for the first time on this trip. She was recently elected to represent California’s 35th district.“Next year I can talk to young men and women about the nomination process, and speak to them knowing more about the Navy and the Naval Academy,” said Rep. Torres. “For example, I didn’t realize the biggest dormitory in the world was here. It’s amazing.”Press Release View post tag: Twenty-Five View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Congressmen Naval Academy Hosts Twenty-Five Congressmen View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Academy View post tag: hosts January 15, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

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