Limerick’s Street to come alive for Catherine Street Summer Party

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Linkedin Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleLimerick Youth Service bakers create a special ‘Soviet Loaf’Next articleArchway to the past preserved at Limerick Gasworks site Staff Reporter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat center_img #LiveableLimerick have announced that, following on the success of last summer’s Street Feast, once more in 2019, Catherine Street will be closed between 12 and 7pm for another family-friendly “Street Feast” on bank holiday Monday, May 6, 2019.At its most simple, a street feast is simply having a picnic with your neighbours. Bring a stool, bring a rug, bring some food. It’s a great excuse to come enjoy and share food, meet people who live near you and have a bit of craic. But it can be much more. It is an open invitation event also for out of towners who happen to be in the city centre that day. It is an opportunity to come along and partake in the fun atmosphere we can have on Limerick’s public streets when we think of other ways to use them. It is an opportunity to reach out and invite along your neighbour whom you know lives nearby but alone or is new to the neighbourhood.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The idea is all about building communities. So people bring their own picnic and come and spend time with each other in a healthy and vibrant family friendly environment. Kids bring along their toys to share and they become the link to new friends. Anybody feeling a little lonely that day is encouraged to come along and meet new friends. You do not need to be invited. All are welcome.A number of local businesses are enthusiastically supporting the event and will be helping to make it a lively and fun occasion for all who come along on the day.Limerick City is an incredible diverse, inclusive and vibrant urban location and this is yet another opportunity to showcase and celebrate that.Catherine Street has been selected as the venue to hold the Riverfest family-friendly community “street feast” building on their very successful event last year. The 2019 event, like 2018, is supported by Liveable Limerick and Limerick City and County Council.Niki McMahon from Liveable Limerick said “Street Feast is a long-established national day of neighbourhood picnics, celebrated across the country and now in its tenth year. We are inviting people to bring a picnic, bring their children, meet friends and make new ones on bank holiday Monday May 6 #liveablelimerick are working together with local residents, businesses, local groups, new and existing communities to bring the Street Feast back this year to the heart of Limerick City.”Ailish Drake from Liveable Limerick said  “The idea was so successful last year as it is simple. People bring their own picnic and come and spend time with each other in a healthy and vibrant family-friendly environment. A number of local businesses as they are doing again this year enthusiastically supported the event. Events like these build a real sense a community and contribute to the wellbeing of residents and their friends.”Local resident and business person RockyO’Shea says “Last year, it was great to see so many people having fun on the street outside our new business. Catherine Street has had a new lease of life in the last few years and occasions like this reinforce that revival. ”Liveable Limerick is engaging to run another street feast and if it can come close to matching last year’s success (although of course we hope it will exceed it), we plan to campaign for a summer long series of such initiatives to be brought to Limerick, with ever more streets closed to traffic on Sundays allowing those streets to transform into fun public space revealing the streets’ potential for other uses, such as picnics, dance, games, cooking, eating, a place to meet and connect.To get involved or for more information contact [email protected] or visit Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print NewsCommunityLimerick’s Street to come alive for Catherine Street Summer PartyBy Staff Reporter – April 16, 2019 3007 Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Email TAGS#LiveableLimerickCommunityNewsstreet party last_img read more

HUD Secretary to Work on Big Banks’ Lending Practices

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Borrowers HOUSING HUD Lending mortgage Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Nicole Casperson Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson said in a speech on Monday that he promises to help big banks get more comfortable about financing lower-income borrowers, without fear of being penalized from mortgage lending errors, according to an article by Bloomberg.“Innocent errors should not create chaos and fear and make people less likely to get involved in the first place,” Secretary Carson said in a speech at a MBA conference in Denver, Colorado.Secretary Carson’s focus on lending practices comes from HUD’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Justice Department having to shell out billions of dollars in fines and legal settlements resulting from the financial crisis.DS News previously reported that the big banks may have become far less competitive in the overall mortgage market, with some of the largest banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America, pulling back on lending through government programs to stay clear from getting sued by the federal government.In addition, while these big banks also continue to bear the brunt of mistakes in underwriting and, as a result, protect themselves by charging slightly more for home loans to avoid risky lending—they are leaving lower-income borrowers with higher costs and fewer financing options.According to Bloomberg, Secretary Carson’s comments come as the Trump Administration “attempt to curb rules and regulations they see as constraining businesses.”Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury Department released its first report recommendation for the banking industry in June 2017 and has been releasing a series of regulatory recommendations since—but the banking sector could be expecting more changes soon with Secretary Carson’s focus on the matter.In the end, the article reports that ultimately Secretary Carson’s goal is the FHA and Justice Department working to revise the rules so lenders can practice without fear of being overly punished for inconsequential errors.View the full Bloomberg article by clicking here. Borrowers HOUSING HUD Lending mortgage 2017-10-23 Nicole Casperson Home / Daily Dose / HUD Secretary to Work on Big Banks’ Lending Practices Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] HUD Secretary to Work on Big Banks’ Lending Practicescenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 23, 2017 1,148 Views Previous: Housing and Economic Activity: National Update Next: Treasury Disputes Arbitration Rule’s Costs, Benefits Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Horslips confirmed for Rory Gallagher Festival

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan jailed for 6 months for his part in South Donegal burglariesNext articleDerry police seek information on woman’s sudden death News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Horslips confirmed for Rory Gallagher Festival Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Pinterest It was confirmed today that legendary rockers Horslips and former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor are to headline this year’s Rory Gallagher tribute festival.The event takes place in Ballyshannon from May 31 to June 3.Also confirmed as playing the festival are Dr Feelgood and former Thin Lizzy and Motorhead guitarist Brian Robertson.The line up for the 11th annual festival was announced in Dublin today on what would have been Rory Gallagher’s 64th birthday Newsx Adverts Facebook Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – March 2, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

See what’s coming soon to Downtown Ithaca

first_imgAt the crux of the construction issue are claims by Taylor that the project had undergone significant changes and wanted to be compensated for the late changes. Although downplayed at the time, it became clear in the months since that there were major programmatic and minor aesthetic changes. The programmatic change was the reduction of 30 micro units (for a new total of 78 apartments, mostly one-bedroom and two-bedrooms with a few studios) to make way for an additional 10,000 SF of office space for an unspecified tech tenant, as mentioned in the revised IDA application. Most of its commercial spaces appear to still be on the market. Harold’s Square (133-139 The Commons) Tompkins Center for History and Culture (110 North Tioga Street/Bank Alley) Bank Tower Renovation (202 The Commons) It seems we can move this one back into the under construction column? It’s been a weird few months. For those who want a better look at what’s going on inside, a sneak peak of the interior can be found on the TCHC’s Facebook page. A glance at their Instagram suggests that as of a week ago, about 100 of the 192 apartment units have been reserved. There don’t appear to be any particular trends in the unit selection, an off-the-cuff suggests a similar occupancy rate for studios, one-bedroom and two-bedrooms, and there’s no strong preference in floors, though perhaps there’s a slight preference towards interior-facing units (I wouldn’t call it statistically significant). It appears they’re filling at a good clip now that graduate and professional students are making their commitments to Cornell (professional students, for example business/MBA and law/JD students, tend to be older and wealthier, and are one of the target markets for the project). If trends continue, the project will be in good shape for its June opening, with full retail occupancy and high residential occupancy, even at City Centre’s decidedly upmarket prices. This project continues to crawl along at its slow if steady pace. The deteriorated front steps are being rebuilt, new historically-appropriate windows have been installed, and the railings have been installed for the new cellar stairs and the wheelchair ramp to the auditorium space. The graffiti has been there. It’s not clear if the roof membrane has been replaced yet, and the exterior will be cleaned at a later date. The outside is fairly far along, but from the windows there appear to be few if any signs of significant interior work underway. The project website itself, which is a bit hard to find (, shows updated renderings for break rooms, bathrooms and state-of-the-art conference space on the third floor. Renders for the new first floor interior and exterior signage/decor are included in this post. The 1970s addition on the north side appears to get a hanging living wall treatment. Doing a cross-comparison, the new windows and cleaned exterior do a nice job sprucing up the nearly 100 year-old building. As before, there has not been any news regarding commercial tenants signed up to fill the renovated space once it’s complete – a January posting on Loopnet listed a 4,000 SF space on the first floor, a 6,668 SF space on the first floor, and 6,666 SF space split between the second and third floors. A retail renter of the whole building gets a discounted price of $8 per square foot for a five-year lease, while renting just one of the spaces will cost $10-$14 per square foot for a five-year lease. The Fane Organization tends to be very tight-lipped about their business deals, so no word on any potential tenants. The $1.5 million renovation is being designed by architectural preservation specialists Johnson-Schmidt & Associates of Corning, and renovated by McPherson Builders of Ithaca. Brian Crandall It appears that the Hilton Canopy hotel developers put an in-house restaurant back into the mix late in the development process. The new eatery will be called “Ezra” in what’s ostensibly a nod to Ezra Cornell. It’s not clear how large the new restaurant will be, but the early designs called for about 2,000 SF of space. In keeping with the Canopy theme, the restaurant logo incorporates Pantone PMS165 orange, with aluminum letters, faced in matte black base vinyl print, and on a wood laminate background intended to mimic Brazilian Walnut. The address for the new 131-room hotel will be 310 East State / Martin Luther King Jr. Street. The signage will be built and installed by Lauretano Sign Group of Connecticut. Outdoor dining spaces will have chic industrial aesthetic tables and chairs and contemporary, durable outdoor furniture. The attachments on Loopnet page show that all five of the upper levels are available, with spaces ranging from 225 SF to 20,000 SF. Internal doorways between office suites give some flexibility on the lower floors for an almost-modular office space approach to expand and contract as needed, while floors six and seven go with the more fashionable open office floorplan. The ads suggest that, if 20,000 SF is the max available, and there’s 37,151 SF of leasable space, then CFCU is taking 17,151 SF. No price per SF is listed, but phone inquiries can be made with Fane’s management firm, Ithaca Renting. Tagged: Bank Tower, city centre, construction, downtown ithaca, Harold’s Square, hilton canopy hotel, masonic temple, Photos, The Tompkins Center for History and Culture As for City Centre, we now know who its trio of tenants: the Ale House, Collegetown Bagels and Chase Bank. Although two of three are cannibalizing other Downtown locations, the move comes with some benefits – it’s an expansion for CTB and the Ale House, and the Ale House is expecting to add 20 jobs. Chase is brand new, and if the average bank branch is 2,000 SF and 6.5 staff, it seems safe to assume that a 5,357 SF branch/regional office is probably 12-15 staff. Ithaca’s own HOLT Architects is engaged in some minor building design work and Whitham Planning and Design is doing the landscaping (including the heat lamps, string lighting and fire pits), Saxton Sign Corporation of Auburn will make the signage, Trade Design Build of Ithaca and TPG Architecture of New York will flesh out the interiors, and East Hill’s Sedgwick Business Interiors will provide furnishings. Clicking here will allow you to scroll through the interior layouts for the retail spaces. As for the construction itself, work on the fiber cement panel and brick veneer installation continues. It looks like a waterproof materials might be going on over the gypsum sheathing, laid over with metal rails and then faced with the exterior material of choice. The rails would allow for any outside moisture absorbed to drain down and off the building. Some of the industrial-style windows are in,with flashing tape surrounding the window to prevent water and air penetration. We also now know what “sauteed mushroom” looks like as an exterior siding color. The hotel is expected to open in “Mid 2019”, probably too late for the May graduations but Q3 2019 looks plausible. Hilton Canopy Hotel (310 East State Street) Anyway, work has recommenced on the steel structure, as the eighth floor is built out. Since the upper floors have small floorplates, the building’s steel structure will likely top out before the start of summer. From there, it’s fireproofing, sprinkler systems, exterior and interior wall framing, rough-ins, sheathing, and all the fun stuff that makes a building begin to look like its final product. On the exterior, some of the Overly and Larson ACM metal panels have yet to be installed (mostly on the back./interior side), trim and exterior details are partially in place, and the ground level is still being built out with commercial doors and utility fixtures (garage doors for commercial deliveries, for example). The roof membrane doesn’t appear to be in place yet either. Overall, though, the exterior is substantially complete, and it looks like the will finish out over the next several weeks on schedule, which is a pretty big deal for a 218,000 SF $53 million project. For those interested, some job openings have been posted. The General Manager has the co-title of “Chief Enthusiast”. Management can expect to make up to $80k/year, but most staff will fall in the $11-$15/hour range, with a bit more for some titles and a bit less ($7.50/hour + tips) for those who will be working in the restaurant. They might be a little higher given those were 2014 figures, but it’s too early tell, since it looks likes only management jobs are being filled at the moment. City Centre (301 East State Street) It was also very problematic for neighboring business owners. The project has already created some frustration with its blockading of the Commons playground out of safety concerns. The construction, and lack thereof, created an unattractive nuisance, with people steering away from neighboring businesses and taking their money elsewhere. The abatement was shifted forward a year, but not without significant blowback from members of the general public who had taken the opportunity to air their grievances with the development team. The current plan is to have the office and retail space available for occupancy by the end of the year, with housing occupancy by spring 2020 and 100% completion by May 2020. The developers, L Enterprises (David Lubin) and Mcguire Development of Buffalo, parted way with Taylor the Builders, the construction manager, back in January. They were able to line up another construction manager in LeChase Construction of Rochester, which has done its fair share of work around Ithaca and Tompkins County. Issues with transferring control and insurance paperwork of the 300-ton crane, however, delayed the project’s construction by several weeks, but the project did finally resume in early March. ITHACA, N.Y. — It’s a brisk day outside, so make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and have a look at some of the projects underway in Downtown Ithaca. Masonic Temple Renovation (115-117 North Cayuga Street) The Tompkins Center for History and Culture is on track to open in a few weeks. Haven’t not seen a specific date posted just yet, but it will be sometime in April. The gentlemen at the front door there is The History Center’s Executive Director (and candidate for town of Ithaca supervisor) Rod Howe. After renovations are complete, The History Center, Community Arts Partnership, and the Ithaca/Tompkins Convention and Visitors Bureau will all have public exhibit and retail space on the ground floor of the Center. A mix of community partners, including the Wharton Studio Museum, the Dorothy Cotton Institute, the Discovery Trail, will have office space on the building’s upper floors. It looks like interior cabinetry, fixtures and trim are being installed in the renovated Bank Tower’s first floor. As readers may recall, the first and second floors of the building will serve as the new headquarters for CFCU credit union. According to the Fane Organization’s Bank Tower website, renovated office space on the upper levels became available for occupancy in December. It doesn’t look like the website was recently updated, but the Loopnet listing was, and the put they offices on Craigslist as well. Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandalllast_img read more

HER STORY: Meeks credits TOPS with help save her life

first_imgMessenger photo/JAINE TREADWELLFollowing heart surgery, TOPS of Troy is a motivating factor in helping Bertha Meeks make healthier choices, one day at a time. Pictured with Meeks, seated right, are Betsy Gates, weight recorder; Michelle Meeks, TOPS president; Becky Harlow, treasurer; and Sue Johnson. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Bertha Meeks of the Meeksville area is a dedicated member of TOPS of Troy. She believes that her attention to taking pounds off sensibly contributed to the survival of her heart attacks and now to her physical wellbeing.  This is her story.Bertha Meeks had a heart attack at the funeral of friend.That was January 24, 2017. HER STORY: Meeks credits TOPS with help save her life By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Friday, July 14, 2017 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Latest Stories “I remember being put on the helicopter. After that, I don’t remember anything until a week later,” Meeks said. “I had been put in a medically induced coma. When I came out, I didn’t know where I was or what had happened to me.“A stent had been placed in my heart and I thought everything was going to be all right but it wasn’t,” Meeks said. “That was the beginning of a hard, fought battle.”A nurse was in the hospital room with Meeks when she began having pains in her chest. The nurse alertly called for a doctor.“I just remember him say, ‘we’re losing her,’” Meeks said. “I was back in surgery and this time I had two by-passes. I was in bad shape. For two weeks, I was in ICU before I could go back to a room. Then I was in the nursing home for three weeks.” Young benefactor shares love of animals Philotherianism is a mighty big word. Seven-year-old Anna Kate Leigner has probably never heard the word. But, she understands its… read more After only one day at home, Weeks was back in hospitals several times during the next two months. She stayed with her son and daughter-in-law while she recovered.“They took good care of me but I wanted to be home,” Meeks said. At last, on June 1, she was able to go home and stay by herself.“I thank God for bringing me through,” she said. “I have my doctors to thank and all of those that prayed for me. I want to especially thank my TOPS family. We are a very close group and we all know that it’s important to keep your weight under control.”Meeks credits TOPS for the motivation that she received in taking pounds off sensibly.“I know that had something to do with me being able to survive my heart attacks,” she said. “I was told that I was actually gone when I was put on the helicopter and they brought me back. And I could have died in the hospital in Montgomery but I lived.”Meeks said TOPS’ 64th Annual International Recognition Days are being held in Little Rock, Arkansas this weekend. She will celebrate at home. She owes a debt of gratitude to the organization that motivated her to begin taking pounds off sensibly. She is continuing to meet with her TOPS family in Troy, which provides the encouragement that she needs to make healthier choices, one day at a time.” Sponsored Content You Might Like Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Next Up“I was at a funeral at Green Hill’s and I began to feel a little funny,” Meeks said.“My son was with me and I reached over and took his hand and told him something was wrong. Someone brought me a chair and I sat there for a few minutes. Then, my son got me to his car. As we were leaving the cemetery, I told him to take me to the hospital.”Meeks was airlifted from Troy Regional Medical Center to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Investors bet big on comeback for UK pubs

first_img Commercial Real EstatehospitalityUnited Kingdom Share via Shortlink Redcat Pub Co. founder Rooney Anand. (Morrisons Corporate, Getty)It’s been a tough year for pubs in the United Kingdom, but some investors are more than optimistic that those beloved institutions will bounce back.Los Angeles real estate investor Oaktree Capital Management recently announced it would invest 200 million pounds — or around $278 million — into the recently founded hospitality venture Redcat Pub Co., according to the Wall Street Journal.Redcat was founded by Rooney Anand, the former CEO of Greene King, the country’s largest pub retailer. Anand reportedly plans to buy up smaller pubs in the south and east of England, the publication said, citing sources close to the firm.With coronavirus vaccines rolling out in the U.K., 2021 could be a big year for the sector. Investment bank Numis recently released a report predicting that Brits will flock to the country’s pubs after more than a year of lockdowns.ADVERTISEMENTThe number of pubs has steadily fallen over the last several years: There were some 60,000 pubs in 2000, but that’s since fallen by about 20 percent. After the pandemic hit, the British government subsidized unemployment payments to furloughed pub workers, which has helped owners stay afloat, said Stephen Owens with Christie & Co.“There has not been a fire-sale situation,” he told the Journal. “We have got more buyers than we have got sellers.”Other sectors haven’t fared so well. Office and retail vacancies in the U.K. are rising at a pace not seen since 1999.[WSJ] — Dennis Lynch  Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tagslast_img read more

Leaders Romans and Lettings Hub team up for Open Banking

first_imgHome » News » Leaders Romans and Lettings Hub team up for Open Banking previous nextProptechLeaders Romans and Lettings Hub team up for Open BankingThe Negotiator22nd February 2021050 Views The Lettings Hub has renewed its partnership with Leaders Romans (LRG) Group, to provide tenant referencing following the recent launch of Open Banking products, available on both their traditional referencing products, and their tenant-owned Property Passport.Joanne Jackson of LRG said, “We have rolled out a group wide training programme, and all our branches are now using The Lettings Hub’s Essential++ product. The technology is intuitive and easy to use, tenants are informed and happy to consent, and the results are fast and accurate.”The technology is intuitive and easy to use, results fast and accurate.Vince Demilio of The Lettings Hub, added, “It provides a great combination of speed and quality, using the best open banking technology alongside the comfort factor of a human review of the tenant’s financial data.”The Lettings Hub is also launching DIY tenant referencing providing a fully automated web-based system allowing tenants and letting agents full visibility and management of their own tenant referencing process; also what they call ‘Flip’ referencing to give agents the ability to transfer any individual references to complete for complex or time-consuming Banking products Leaders Romans (LRG) Group Vince Demili Joanne Jackson property passport The Lettings Hub February 22, 2021Jenny van BredaWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

US, Chinese Ships Arrive Jointly in Brunei

first_img View post tag: Jointly View post tag: Brunei View post tag: Perry View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS View post tag: Arrive View post tag: Chinese View post tag: Ark View post tag: Matthew June 18, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today US, Chinese Ships Arrive Jointly in Brunei US, Chinese Ships Arrive Jointly in Brunei Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: ships View post tag: Naval Ships from the United States of America, T-AKE 9 U5N5 USS Matthew Perry and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), PEACE ARK arrived on June 16 to partake in the ASEAN Defense Minister’s Meeting Plus Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief & Military Medicine Exercise that started the following day, June 17 and will last until 20 June 2013.USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) is a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship of the United States Navy, named in honor of Commodore Matthew C. Perry (1794–1858), who led the effort to open Japan to trade with the West. The 689-foot-long supply ship serves under the Navy’s Military Sealift Command. The ship is capable of delivering almost 10,000 tons of dry cargo and petroleum products at one time to U.S. Navy and allied ships underway at sea.This ship was one of several participating units in disaster relief after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. During the 21 days of operations, Matthew Perry completed 17 separate replenishment events, delivering more than 1.5 million gallons (5,700 m³) of fuel.Both USNS Matthew Perry and PEACE ARK’s visit to Brunei Darussalam aims at contributing to the regional cooperation in non-traditional security, and also at promoting friendship among the ADMM-Plus nations. The PEACE ARK will be open to the public from 9-12 am on June 18th, which will include a guided tour.[mappress]Press Release, June 18, 2013; Image: Brunei MoD View post tag: Peace View post tag: US View post tag: in View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

HMS Tyne Resumes Duties

first_img View post tag: Navy HMS Tyne Resumes Duties Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Tyne Resumes Duties View post tag: Resumes Following an extensive refit period in January, Royal Navy’s River-class patrol ship HMS Tyne has swiftly resumed her duties, protecting natural resources and the integrity of her territorial waters.2015 will be a busy year for the Fishery Protection Squadron vessel, whose primary task remains the enforcement of UK and EU regulations intended to preserve sustainable levels of fish stocks in UK’s waters.Other duties comprise constabulary activities such as maintaining safety and security at sea and other activity that supports the United Kingdom’s national interests.Tyne has already completed a number of patrols around our coastline this year, supporting a wide variety of training and operational activity. Notably Tyne hosted students of the International Principal Warfare Officer training programme for their sea-phase gunnery exercises.The ship’s company learned more about international counterparts from Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe as well as providing Tyne’s weapon crews an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to a wider audience.Image: Royal Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: HMS Tyne Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic March 15, 2015 View post tag: Duties View post tag: Royal Navylast_img read more

Carrier Strike Group 3 changes command

first_img April 25, 2016 Share this article Carrier Strike Group 3 changes command View post tag: Carrier Strike Group 3 Authoritiescenter_img The Sailors of U.S. Carrier Strike Group 3 bid farewell to their leader during a change of command ceremony on April 22nd.Rear Adm. Ron Boxall was relieved by Rear Adm. Marcus Hitchcock as commander, CSG3 during a ceremony on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in front of distinguished visitors, guests and crew.Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, the ceremony’s guest speaker and presiding officer, presented Boxall with the Legion of Merit.“The highest levels of our uniformed and civilian leadership depend on this strike group to be ready to successfully accomplish any mission it is asked to,” said Tyson. “There should be no doubt that this strike group plays a critical role in our nation’s defense and in our collective regional security. During some very challenging times, we are extremely fortunate that this team has been led by Ron Boxall.”Boxall, who will report to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) for his next assignment, thanked the crew for their hard work during his tour, and expressed every confidence in Hitchcock taking over.“The most rewarding aspect of this tour has been the opportunity to take the strike group from the maintenance and training phase to a fully integrated and deployed fighting force,” said Boxall. “From an operational standpoint, having command of ships and aircraft in a carrier strike group is as good as it gets at this level. Seeing us conduct relevant operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific has been more fulfilling than I could have ever hoped for.”During Boxall’s time in command, CSG3 has traveled nearly 70,000 nautical miles. Under his leadership, the strike group has successfully executed full-spectrum missions in both 3rd Fleet and 7th Fleet. Some of these exercises included: Oceania Maritime Security Initiative supporting U.S. and Pacific Island Nations (PIN) fisheries laws in the Western Pacific, Maritime Counter Special Operations Force Exercise, Balikatan 2016, Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo 2016, and numerous bilateral engagements with the Republic of Korea Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.Boxall led the departure of the Great Green Fleet, the first carrier strike group to deploy using a blend of advanced biofuel and marine diesel, along with other energy saving initiatives. Working up to deployment, he oversaw the completion of the fleet response training plan which included flight deck certification, tailored ship’s training availability, composite training unit exercise, joint task force exercise, and sustainment exercise. Since deploying, air assets under his charge have generated over 10,708 fixed-wing aircraft sorties, 9,924 aircraft traps and accumulated over 21,931 flight hours.Hitchcock has previously served as executive officer of John C. Stennis and commanded “The Swordsmen” of Fighter Squadron (VF) 32, USS Peleliu (LHA 5), and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).Image: US Navy View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Carrier Strike Group 3 changes command last_img read more