USS Carl Vinson Visits Callao, Peru

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2010 USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) dropped anchor off the coast of Callao, Peru, for a scheduled port visit in the South American nation as part of Southern Seas 2010, a major component of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command’s Partnership of the Americas. The in port period follows four days of combined operations between Carl Vinson Strike Group and the Peruvian Navy and Air Force. During the port visit the strike group Sailors will participate in several community relation projects and various Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities. “Partnerships involve direct two-way interaction to truly be effective, said Rear Adm. Ted Branch, commander, Carrier Strike Group 1. “This port visit gives our Sailors a chance to really interact with the Peruvian people and at the same time get some well-deserved rest and recreation after all their hard work.” While in port, the strike group will attend several events sponsored by the government of Peru and will host various civil and military leaders during a reception on board the Carl Vinson. “Southern Seas 2010 is about interacting with people and these interactions promote understanding,” said Branch. “Our Sailors will experience a deeper appreciation and knowledge of Peruvian culture.” The port visit is the latest for Carl Vinson’s crew, who visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in February 2010 and participated in a variety of activities both on and off the ship.last_img read more

Manchester City v West Ham United: match preview

first_imgShare on Twitter Topics If Pep Guardiola could choose a team against whom to try to gain a 20th win on the trot he might well pick West Ham. David Moyes’s side suffered a 4-0 humiliation at fellow-strugglers Everton in mid-week, which included Wayne Rooney’s wonder goal, and will surely not fancy facing Manchester City away. If Manchester United win at Arsenal on Saturday it may put some pressure on Guardiola’s side but, really, they should still defeat West Ham whatever may have happened. Jamie JacksonKick-off Sunday 4pm Venue Etihad StadiumLast season Manchester City 3 West Ham United 1Live Sky Sports Premier LeagueReferee Mike DeanThis season G10, Y35, R1, 3.70 cards per gameOdds H 1-9 A 22-1 D 9-1Manchester CitySubs from Bravo, Mangala, Touré, Adarabioyo, Díaz, B Silva, Danilo, Jesus,Foden, GündoganDoubtful NoneInjured Stones (hamstring, Jan), Mendy (knee, Apr)Suspended NoneForm WWWWWWDiscipline Y27 R2Leading scorers Agüero, Sterling 9West Ham UnitedSubs from Trott, Pike, Haksabanovic, Masuaku, Sakho, Fernandes, Arnautovic, Martínez, QuinaDoubtful Reid (unknown)Injured Byram (thigh), Carroll (knee), Collins, Hernández, Reid (all hamstring, all 9 Dec), Fonte (ankle, Jan)Suspended NoneUnavailable Hart (terms of loan)Form LDLLDLDiscipline Y31 R2Leading scorer Hernández 3 Manchester City West Ham United Premier League Share on Messenger Match previews Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on WhatsApp news Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Another song and dance Moncton realtors sales video gains traction online

first_imgA New Brunswick realtor opted to think on his feet in a bid to sell a four-bedroom home near Moncton, dancing around the house to the 1980s classic “Take On Me” in a sales video that’s gaining traction on Facebook“I’ve always had creative ideas when it comes to marketing houses,” said Dylan Mahaney, 27. “I don’t think anyone in my office is surprised that I’m the one to do this.”Wearing a deadpan expression, Mahaney moves through the rooms of the house performing a dance colloquially known as “The Floss” — fists clenched, his arms swing from side to side, one in front of his body and one behind, as he sways his hips in the opposite direction.Though he has no formal training, Mahaney said he learned the dance relatively quickly, though some who are less co-ordinated may have difficulty picking it up.“It’s all in the hips,” he laughed as he described the technique. “People tend to start with the hands, but you have to start with the hips and add in the hands afterwards.”Mahaney said he got the idea from another realtor in San Diego who had made a similar video, though the dance move has been an internet meme for quite some time.“Flossing” exploded onto social media within the past year after a dancing, backpack-clad boy upstaged pop star Katy Perry during a Saturday Night Live performance of “Swish Swish” in May 2017.Mahaney said he was surprised by the attention the video garnered, after it received tens of thousands of views in a matter of days.“There are some less-than-nice comments out there, but that’s not what I’m focused on,” he said. “I’m focused on the people that are understanding it, and who are saying that not only is this a great house, but that I’ve made them feel good as well.”The success of Mahaney’s video has inspired him to continue making videos in the future, and he said that he already has two shoots planned for next week.While he already has the songs and the dance moves picked out for the planned shoots, he said he intends to up the ante for subsequent videos.“At some point, I’ll probably need to hire a choreographer,” he said.Mahaney said he has not yet received any offers for the Upper Coverdale, N.B., house — which is on the market for a cool $319,900 — though he hopes the video will get the attention of prospective house hunters.“Ultimately, my goal is to sell the house,” he said. “As silly as it is, my client will never be able to say that I didn’t try.”On the web: https://www.facebook.com/DylanMahaneyREALTOR/videos/1970074203042778/last_img read more

Report Doc Rivers Agrees To Deal To Coach Clippers

Doc Rivers will sign a three-year, $21 million contract to coach the Los Angeles Clippers, according to sources, ending Rivers’ outstanding run as the head man with the Boston Celtics and ushering a new level of hope for LA’s “other” team.The Clippers will send a 2015 first-round pick as compensation to the Celtics, who have agreed to release the coach from the three years, $21 million he has remaining on his deal with the club.Sources close to the process told ESPN that the Clippers believe the deal with Rivers will clinch Chris Paul’s signature on a new five-year max contract. Paul becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1.Contrary to previous reports, according to league and team sources, the Celtics have been complicit all along in assisting Rivers to make the switch from Boston to Los Angeles.Although Danny Ainge, the Celtics’ director of basketball operations, was initially irked that Rivers was lukewarm about returning to Boston, where a rebuilding process soon will be underway, team sources said he recognized the best way to accumulate the first-round draft picks he covets would be to relinquish his two most valued assets — Rivers and Kevin Garnett.Since then, he and Rivers have been working side by side to secure a deal that is best for both parties, sources said.Team sources confirmed Ainge also has been trying to secure a first-round pick for veteran Paul Pierce, who can be bought out by June 30 for $5 million. The Celtics have been unsuccessful thus far, leaving open the possibility they keep Pierce and his $15.3 million contract and attempt to deal him again at the trade deadline next winter, when teams historically look for veteran help and are willing to overpay.Celtics ownership, which blanched at the thought of paying a coach $7 million a season for a team that will not be in contention for a division title, never mind an NBA title, is also on board with Rivers’ departure, sources said.League and teams sources also confirmed that for now, any deal involving Garnett and the Clippers is on hold in light of Commissioner David Stern’s objections to the appearance that the KG deal (for DeAndre Jordan) and Rivers were related.One source with knowledge of the NBA told ESPN.com that the league does not intend to change its stance as expressed by Stern in multiple radio interviews Thursday, meaning that the league would view any subsequent trade agreement between the Celtics and Clippers involving Garnett to be part of the Rivers deal and thus in violation of league rules.Team sources also indicated that Rivers is frustrated with the perception that he was the driving force behind the push to go to the Clippers, or that he was unwilling to coach the Celtics if Pierce and Garnett were not going to be on the roster.“Doc never said any such thing,” a source close to the coach said. “He just wasn’t sure if he could rev himself up for years of rebuilding. He never issued any ultimatums about anyone.” read more

Organs of brain dead patient to give fresh lease of life to

first_imgKolkata: Organs of a brain dead patient at a private hospital in Alipore is expected to give fresh lease of life to five patients lodged at different government and private hospitals in the city.Kolkata Police had created a Green Corridor for shifting three of the patient’s organs on Thursday that included his heart, liver and a kidney. The donor, Sajal Kar, was grievously injured in an accident after he skidded with his motorcycle on a slippery road at Kolaghat in East Midnapore on Monday night. The 20-year-old, a student of BCom first year, was at first taken to nearby Tamluk hospital and was later transferred to a private hospital Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifein Alipore. The youth succumbed to his injuries at the private hospital on Wednesday evening following which his family members decided to donate his organs. Kolkata Police created a Green Corridor in the morning to carry Kar’s liver to SSKM hospital for transplantation. The victim’s heart was transported through the Green Corridor to Calcutta Medical College Hospital which was transplanted on one Habibur Rehman, a resident of Murshidabad. One of the kidneys was transplanted on a patient at the Alipore hospital itself, while another was carried to a private hospital at Phoolbagan for transplantation on one Joypratim Ghosh of Baruipur. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Kar’s skin and cornea have also been preserved for transplantation. The skin transplant is expected to take place at SSKM hospital, while the cornea will be donated to a noted eye hospital in Salt Lake. Sajal’s family members informed that he was a student of Bagnan College in Howrah and hailed from Mahisda area in Kolaghat. The accident took place while he was travelling from Mecheda to Haldia with one of his friends riding pillion. It was raining and the motorbike suddenly skidded, resulting in serious injuries in his head and chest. He died on Wednesday evening. “We are heart broken at his sudden demise. But we have a sense of relief that he has given a fresh lease of life to five people,” Sajal’s uncle said.last_img read more