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HMBS is back and ready to Serve

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 3rd 2017: The HMBS, Bahamas-P60 is back home following a major refit. The vessel is said to have undergone extensive maintenance and repairs in Holland, with assistance coming from the Dutch Damen group over the past eight months.Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship NASSAU docked at the Defence Force Base for the first time under the command of Commander Gregory Brown. The 60-meter (200 foot) Bahama Class vessel arrived in the capital after sailing for 18 days from the Dutch province of South Holland.The trip is said to have tested the HMBS Nassau’s ship’s company ability to weather rough seas during its 18 day transatlantic voyage from the Dutch Province of South Holland to Bahamas. HowCrew on board HMBSever, a port call at Funchal, Madeira–a Portuguese Island off the east coast of Portugal was made for replenishment of supplies. The vessel was able to dock at the Coral Harbour Base following a multi-million dollar Sandy Bottom Project. An agreement signed in 2014 between government of The Bahamas and VAN Oord is said to have facilitated the dredging of the harbor, as well as creation of jetties, docks and breakwaters. The funds were responsible for the acquisition of nine patrol craft and the refitting of two Bahama class vessels.Captain Tellis Bethel, Acting Commander Defence Force, in welcoming the vessel, the refitted HMBS Nassau will enhance the overall operations of the Defence Force. Related Items:last_img read more

BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST TODAY AND TONIGHT FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017

first_imgFORECAST FOR SATURDAY   WEATHER: VARIABLE CLOUDINESS WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 13, 2017 – Nassau –GENERAL SITUATION: THE COMBINATION OF A BROAD LOW LEVEL TROUGH IN THE VICINITY OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS ALONG WITH AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT POCKETS OF UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS TODAY.SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR WATERSPOUTS.ALL AREASWEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY: BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS. WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN. TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE OPHELIA. ELSEWHERE, TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIEPhoto: San Salvador, Bahamas EXTENDED FORECAST: TROUGHING WILL LINGER ACROSS THE AREA KEEPING RAIN CHANCES ELEVATED THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. SUNRISE: 07:07AM             MOONSET:  02:49PM                            LOW TIDE:  08:49AMSUNSET:   06:44PM             MOONRISE: 02:11AM SAT.                HIGH TIDE: 03:13PM                                                                                                                       LOW TIDE:  09:46PMHIGH TIDE: 03:48AM SAT. FORECAST FOR SUNDAYWEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BUT FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY:                       90°F    32°CLOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT:                    77°F    25°C Related Items:last_img read more

Wenger to Bayern München rumors intensify this Friday

first_imgAs Bayern München has announced a mysterious press conference this Friday morning, the rumors of Arsene Wenger taking the club intensified.The situation at Bayern München has become difficult for manager Niko Kovac, who is already imagined by the German media outside of the club and with Arsene Wenger taking his position.This Thursday there was an announcement from the club itself to all the news outlets in the country, where they called everyone for a mysterious press conference in which the manager will speak first.The odd part of all this will be that after Niko Kovac has spoken, both Uli Hoeness and Karl Heinz Rummenigge will also take the microphones and make an announcement to the media that attend the call.As soon as the announcement was made, the rumor of Arsene Wenger taking Niko Kovac’s position started to intensify and even Bild newspaper suggests that the Frenchman will be announced on Friday.We are obviously going to be hunting for any development on that press conference and we will report anything important that happens during and after it ends, there have been mysterious calls like this in the past that have pretty much always ended up in someone getting sacked or announced as the new boss at Bayern.Bayern Munich have summoned the media to a press conference for Friday at 12pm. Uli Hoeness, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hasan Salihamidzic have something MAJOR to report.There are rumours suggesting that Arsène Wenger will become new FCB manager. #AFChttps://t.co/F1Oh88SVf8— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) October 18, 2018Niko Kovac has reached a point to where he may not be able to salvage the situation, as he has made enemies with some of the most important players in the club and he may not have a way to reverse the situation with some of them.The case of James Rodriguez is the most obvious, as Kovac has left the Colombian player on the bench in very important matches and the midfielder hasn’t responded very well to his decisions.The Bayern München board is convinced that Rodriguez is one of the best players in the world, they trust that he can take Bayern to win the Champions League if he gets enough participation throughout the season.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…They were especially alarmed during the international break, when James demonstrated the special talent that he is with the incredible performance he offered against the United States in a friendly match playing for Colombia last week.Both Hoeness and Rummenigge, think that wasting a talent like James is a luxury that the club simply cannot afford and this latest decision to call for an emergency press conference could be their response to the situation between the player and the manager.🇫🇷 Arsene Wenger is ready. 👊 pic.twitter.com/qHug6XHuMz— SPORF (@Sporf) October 18, 2018The reality is that nobody knows what will happen in this press conference, but we can analyze what the board members have done in the past when something like this happens.Both Hoeness and Rummenigge are club legends who care very much about the institution, they are known for never hesitating when things are not working inside the club and the latest results for Bayern are bad enough to trigger a reaction from them in order to make the clock tick again for the German giants.Bayern München is one of four giant clubs that every season are candidates to win the Champions League, which is why getting results like the latest under Niko Kovac are usually good enough to get the man sacked.There are still no confirmations of Arsene Wenger taking the job, the management might not even be thinking about making any rash decisions this early in the season, but you can rest assured that we will be standing by to see what comes out of this very interesting and mysterious press conference on Friday Morning.Arsene Wenger to become Bayern Munich’s next head coach. [@llirik2000] pic.twitter.com/2PrBoZyBs2— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) October 18, 2018What do you think the Bayern board members will discuss during this press conference? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Martin Keown blasts Arsenals transfer policy

Christmas tree recycling program kicks off

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Christmas FacebookTwitter Christmas tree recycling program kicks off Updated: 3:20 PM Posted: December 26, 2017 KUSI Newsroom center_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego kicked off its 43rd annual Christmas tree recycling program today, with drop-off sites set up around the city forresidents who don’t have curbside refuse pickup service.The city’s Environmental Services Department said people who drop off their trees should make sure they don’t contain ornaments, lights or stands.   No plastic bags, trash or trees used for commercial or fundraising purposes are allowed.The program diverted around 1,100 tons of holiday trees from the Miramar Landfill in 2015, the equivalent of more than 140,000 Christmas trees.“Because the program has been such a success, we do see less and less of what we call `wildcat dumping’ where they just throw (trees) in analley, or in a cul-de-dac or over a canyon because they are a fire hazard,” said city spokesman Jose Ysea. “It’s best to just make the best  out of them and let us re-purpose them.”The trees are converted into mulch that residents can pick up and use in their gardens.San Diego residents can recycle their Christmas trees at the Miramar Landfill Greenery at 5180 Convoy St., off Highway 52.Other drop-off locations are:— Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive;— Cielo Drive at Woodman Street in Encanto;— Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Drive;— Kate Sessions Memorial Park, Soledad Road and Loring Street;— Memorial Recreation Center, 2902 Marcy Ave. in Logan Heights;— SeaWorld Drive at Pacific Highway in Mission Beach;— Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive;— Robb Athletic Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon St. in Ocean Beach;— Montgomery Waller Community Park, lower west parking lot at Palm Avenue and Beyer Boulevard in Otay Mesa/Nestor;— Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive;— Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road in Rancho Penasquitos;— San Diego State University, Parking Lot 17C off Alvarado Road;— Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive;— De Portola Middle School, 11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in Tierrasanta;— Swanson Pool parking lot, 3585 Governor Drive in University City. December 26, 2017last_img

Pay increase for city workers

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Now that the pension reform law, along with the five-year wage freeze on city workers has expired, the pension debt and wages are beginning to spike again.Pay hikes for city workers over the next few years range from a two percent to 30 percent, adding another $15.8 million to the pension debt.City officials call this “special salary adjustments” to keep experienced people on the job and to lower employee turnover rates.The average salary across the city workforce is $70,000.These raises come as the city is projecting deficits.Are they necessary?“It’s a step in the wrong direction and there will be more steps following it, and this all accumulates so over time as we get an ever more expensive city workforce, unnecessarily expensive, and that’s the key, they think its a necessity, its not,” said Chairman of the San Diego Taxfighters, Richard Rider.Rider said the city’s justification for the pay hikes, above average turnover, is bogus for two reasons. The first, above average compared to what?“City workers don’t leave. It’s not like the private sector. The private sector has a turnover, even high-quality companies have a turnover. That’s two, three times higher than government,” Rider said.Yet, Rider said the private sector is doing well.The second reason is Rider likens the pay hikes to a ratchet situation.“It goes up for people who are above average in turnover and the people below average still get an overpriced salary, we know it’s overpriced cause nobody leaves,” he said.Except for the cops who had legitimate retention issues, Rider said the turnover rate is not a problem across the workforce.The cops were kept under the old, and lucrative pension system, yet they too were given raises up to 30 percent between this July and 2020.Six hundred other city workers will get raises from two percent to 30 percent in 2019 and 2020, on top of the 3.3 percent raise coming this July.“Basically because the city council is beholding to the public employee labor unions, when you get honest about it that’s really what’s in play here,” Rider said.The pay hikes will put pressure on the city budget, at a time when the city’s five-year plan is showing deficits.“It will reduce services because as our city workforce becomes more and more expensive, and the unfunded liability continues to grow, which it is,” Rider added.The pension debt has grown from $2 billion to $2.8 billion over the last two years.And the taxpayer’s annual contribution is also growing. It was about $50 million 15 years ago. This July’s payment will be $323 million. Steve Bosh, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Steve Bosh Pay increase for city workerscenter_img Updated: 10:55 PM Posted: April 11, 2018 April 11, 2018last_img read more

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San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore on mass shootings

County OKs naming ball fields after boy 9

Plans announced for memorial to honor fallen officers

first_imgThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office’s annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day is scheduled Thursday at the Public Service Center plaza. The sheriff’s office issued a bulletin today announcing the event held each year during National Police Week, which recognizes officers who have died in the line of duty. In 2010, 152 officers died while working. The names of fallen local officers and canines will be read during a roll call. Sheriff Garry Lucas and Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik are slated to speak. The memorial will feature a parade and ceremonial presentations by color and honor guards.The event is open to the public. The plaza is located at 1300 Franklin St.last_img

NAACP conference planned for Oct 1921

Boy 20 months injured by lawn mower in Camas

Death penalty protocol focus of marathon bomb hearing

Website asks people to share stories of JFK legacy

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — There’s no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. But a new website debuting Monday aims to take the focus from past to future by asking people of all ages — even those who weren’t alive when Kennedy died — to share their thoughts about how he has inspired them.The website, www.anidealiveson.org, is part of the JFK Library and Museum’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, which is Friday. The museum also plans a new exhibit of never-before-displayed items from his three-day state funeral, including the flag that draped his casket and notes written by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.Visitors to the “An Idea Lives On” site can explore an interactive video that includes NASA Commander Chris Cassidy, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, comedian Conan O’Brien, Freedom Rider Charles Person and others talking about Kennedy’s lasting impact.The Kennedy Library Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money to support the library, is spearheading the project. The foundation hopes visitors will upload their own photos, videos, written messages and tweets to answer the question “How do the ideals of John F. Kennedy live on in your life today?”“It’s ambitious,” said Tom McNaught, the foundation’s executive director. “He was an ambitious president. In a way that’s how we see this. You can’t stop trying to instill in young people the ideas he instilled in my generation.”last_img read more

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deloitte shortlisted for benefits for working

first_imgThe Bank of America Merrill Lynch and professional services firm Deloitte (pictured) are shortlisted in the Best benefits to support working carers category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2018.This award celebrates employers that have effectively implemented benefits and strategies to support carers in the workplace.The full shortlist is:Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Back up Care and Work+Family Space: Services to support, empower and retain working parents and carers (Entered by My Family Care)DeloitteThe winning organisation will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2018 at The Pavilion at The Tower of London on Friday 8 June 2018.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img

Miami Heat helps renovate homes of local veterans

Former Miami Family Dollar employee accused of stealing over 7K

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for a former employee at a Family Dollar in Miami who, they said, stole thousands of dollars from the business.According to City of Miami Police, Saul Ramirez, a former assistant manager at the store, located along Northwest 41st Street and Second Avenue, disabled the surveillance cameras and took off with more than $7,000 in cash.Officials said Ramirez never came back to work.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Wooden planks fall off truck on I95 causing traffic delays

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Dozens of wooden planks fell off of a truck traveling along Interstate 95.7Skyforce flew over the scene along the South Florida highway after the wooden planks fell off of the truck that was traveling toward the Dolphin Expressway, Monday morning.Several pieces of wood also fell into the parking lot below.No one was hurt, but traffic was backed up temporarily.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Police search for driver accused of striking biker in Miami