Gdynia, Poland Welcomes USS Jason Dunham

first_img View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: poland View post tag: Gdynia June 4, 2015 Gdynia, Poland Welcomes USS Jason Dunham View post tag: europe View post tag: USS Jason Dunham View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Gdynia, Poland, for a scheduled port visit, June 4, 2015.Jason Dunham’s second visit to Gdynia serves to finalize plans for the annual multi-national exercise BALTOPS 2015, to take place in the Baltic Sea with the naval forces of 17 NATO allied and partners nations. Crew members are to attend a planning conference for the multinational exercise.The port visit to Gdynia demonstrates the shared commitment the U.S. has toward promoting safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with its NATO allies and partners.Jason Dunham, homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. The ship deployed from Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 27.[mappress mapid=”16151″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Gdynia, Poland Welcomes USS Jason Dunham Share this articlelast_img read more

Ocean City Mayor Balks at Corson’s Inlet Boardwalk Project

first_imgAn existing gravel rail trail for bicycles and pedestrians in Corson’s Inlet State Park comes to a dead end about 100 yards shy of streets at the south end of Ocean City, NJ.Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s refusal to sign off on a plan to build a 300-foot raised boardwalk over the marshes in Corson’s Inlet State Park could kill the project.The state Division of Parks and Forestry had proposed a plan to connect Ocean City streets (West Avenue at 59th Street) with an existing rail trail in the park that dead-ends just 100 yards shy of the south end of the city.In a 6-1 vote in August (with Councilman Pete Guinosso dissenting), City Council authorized the mayor to co-sign an application for permits to build the narrow boardwalk. The measure would be necessary because Ocean City has rights to “paper streets” that were never constructed — an extension of West Avenue into the park and an extension of 59th Street toward the mainland.“He chose not to sign it at this time,” said Jim Mallon, assistant to Gillian, on Wednesday.The red line shows the existing rail trail at Corson’s Inlet State Park south of Ocean City, NJ.Mallon said Gillian recognizes strong opinions on both sides of the issue.“He doesn’t think it’s the right time for that project,” he said.“We cannot move ahead without access,” state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Larry Hajna said Wednesday. “We tried reaching out to the mayor to discuss this but have not heard back.”Corson’s Inlet State Park is a rare undeveloped tract of beachfront land that occupies the last mile of the island shared by Ocean City. Supporters of the proposed connector boardwalk see an opportunity for increased access to the park and for the completion of a potential loop that would include the rail trail and another trail that runs closer to the beachfront. Opponents say the boardwalk is an unnecessary encroachment on both the environment and the neighborhood nearest the park.“It doesn’t make sense to me when we already have an entrance to the park at 59th Street and Central Avenue,” Guinosso said in August. “We’re spending taxpayers’ money on something that’s not needed.”Guinosso argued that the cost and potential environmental damage would outweigh any benefits of the project.But other council members noted that the cost is entirely the state’s, and that if the allocated money is not spent on Corson’s Inlet State Park, it would go to a different project and not be returned to taxpayers.The proposed new boardwalk would be located on state park land. Representatives of the state Division of Parks and Forestry visited City Council last year to ask the city “in essence to partner with us.”The existing rail trail starts at the Corson’s Inlet State Park parking lot on the causeway to Strathmere and travels about one-third of a mile to a dead end about 100 yards from Ocean City streets.“We’d like to connect our park to the local community,” John Trontis, assistant director of the state Division of Parks and Forestry, said last year. “That’s our goal statewide.”Trontis showed plans for a disabled-accessible boardwalk that would enter the marshes at 59th Street in a line with the east sidewalk of West Avenue. The boardwalk would turn toward the west to meet the rail trail. Two ramps would bring pedestrians up to the level of the raised rail bed.Because of the switchbacks and the gravel trail, the new boardwalk is anticipated to be more suited to pedestrians than bicycles.Instead of traditional pilings, the boardwalk would be supported by helical piers — screw-like piles that would anchor stringers and decking. Water and wildlife would be able to travel under the boardwalk, according to Trontis.The proposed project would be subject to the “land management review” phase of permitting and would continue with all required Department of Environmental Protection reviews. Those are the permit applications that will not be signed by Gillian.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Kicks Off Three-Night Run In Milwaukee With Heavy-Hitters [Photos]

first_imgIn what is going against their traditional touring schedule, Umphrey’s McGee began a three-night run at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater last night. Having multi-night runs at the venue in three of the past five years, normally, such runs are reserved for the end of October to coincide with Halloween. Because of the timing, it felt unique to see the band at the Riverside as winter begrudgingly turned to spring. Last night, void of the usual mash-ups that grace the venue, Umphrey’s began the run with a solid concert that signaled how they will own the city for the rest of the weekend.Earphorik opened the night. They are no stranger to the rock and roll of Umphrey’s, as Earphorik has collaborated with UM on multiple occasions, most recently this past February when Jake Cinninger and Joel Cummins joined Earphorik on stage at an official UM afterparty. Being the only show of the run with an opener, the band rewarded fans who came out early on a weekday night. They only played a couple tunes, but they displayed a huge range of genres within their slot. They brought out UM percussionist Andy “Xanadu” Farag for a song that got some extended jamming. There was a brief percussion session before a middle-eastern jam with Farag hammering away on the djembas. To finish their set, they went full metal and didn’t sound too dissimilar from the headliner band. The Umphrey’s influences were heavy on Earphorik. For an opening set they did a tremendous job.Taking the stage and then jamming to “Bathing Digits,” the night officially popped off with a raging “Phil’s Farm” that had some short but sweet improv. “No Diablo” followed. A very surprising and unexpected first set, “Glory” was placed right in the middle of the set. Not only was it an unforeseen surprise but once the last notes faded the band took it in a direction that it rarely goes. The jamming was phenomenal. The song wandered down a path, but not without direction, before landing in “2×2.” Guitarist Brendan Bayliss’ soaring solo at the end of the song was on point.The highlight of the first set arrived in “Blue Echo.” As the song has no vocals, it is one of the band’s improvisational vehicles, and this one delivered. Guitarist Jake Cinninger relinquished his axe to join keyboardist Joel Cummins on the keys. Not only did Cinninger join him, but he actually led the jam on his secondary instrument. Cinninger’s musicianship is unparalleled, and it was on display for the jam. The crowd noted it and gave him a loud applause upon the end of the jam. A fun “Booth Love” closed out the set.Heavy hitters abounded in the bottom half of the show, beginning and ending with “Der Bluten Kat.” “Hurt Bird Bath” showed up in the with an “”Upward” sandwiched inside. “FF” went into “Utopian Fir” and the latter was a monster. It had some quality improvisation, and even after it returned to the reggae ending Cinninger’s guitar was just screaming with intensity. His tone sounded really good all night. They then jammed some Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” before seguing back into “Der Bluten Kat.” Everyone knew it coming, but it was still buttery smooth. They encored with “Attachments” and ended the show. Bayliss advised the crowd to “reckless and make bad decisions” post-show. It got a laugh out of quite a few concertgoers.The concert was easily worth the price of admission and the discomfort of the elements, as this first night of the run is a harbinger of the music yet to come over the next two nights—pure progressive rock and roll in only the unique way that Umphrey’s can provide. Check out photos from last night’s show below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda. If you can’t make it to Milwaukee, you can make it to your couch and join the tour from there. The band is streaming tonight and tomorrow night’s shows here for all to enjoy.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Riverside Theater | Milwaukee, WI | 3/30/2017Set One: October Rain, Phil’s Farm, No Diablo, Glory, 2×2, North Route, Blue Echo, Booth LoveSet Two: Der Bluten Kat, In the Black, Hurt Bird Bath, Upward, Hurt Bird Bath, FF, Utopian Fir, Der Bluten KatEncore: Attachmentslast_img read more

[The Source Podcast] Enabling Futuremakers with IoT and OEM Solutions

first_imgBryan Jones (@BryanEJones), senior vice president and general manager of OEM and IoT Channel Solutions joins me on this episode of Dell EMC The Source to provide some insight into the Internet of Things (IoT) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) strategy at Dell Technologies.Last October, we held an event to discuss that strategy with media and analysts, after which one noted:“…under the Dell Technologies family of companies, the company can deliver more of a complete bundle at the infrastructure, management, and development layers,” said Patrick Moorhead. “Dell Technologies simply has most all of its bases all covered, and I am sure this will give the competition something to think about.”Senior IoT analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, Chris Wilder, published a research paper on Dell’s new strategy following the event, which you can read here if interested.The IoT business unit is leveraging technology from all seven strategically aligned Dell Technologies businesses to create IoT Solutions for our customers.  The OEM component is taking those IoT solutions, adding intellectual property, and taking the enhanced solutions to market to make a difference.  For more details visit www.dellemc.com/en-us/oem/index2.htm.Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Markus Potter’s Stalking The Bogeyman Starts Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Stalking the Bogeyman Stalking The Bogeyman is based on the true story of David Holthouse (Hill) and follows one man’s quest for revenge as he comes to grips with the killer inside him. In the spring of 2003, Holthouse was a successful, award-winning journalist. But no one knew that he had two dark secrets—first, that 25 years ago he was the victim of a violent rape, and second, that he was quietly planning the ultimate revenge on the man responsible. Adapted and directed by Potter, Stalking the Bogeyman was created from the original true story and subsequent news reports, as well as conversations with Holthouse, lectures he has given around the country and original text by the playwright, with additional writing by Tony nominee Santino Fontana, Shane Zeigler and Shane Stokes. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 9, 2014 Related Shows Roderick Hill will lead the cast of Stalking the Bogeyman as the drama begins performances on September 12 at New World Stages. Written and directed by Markus Potter, the off-Broadway premiere will also feature Erik Heger, Murphy Guyer, Roxanne Hart, Tony nominee John Herrera and Kate Levy. Opening night is set for September 29. View Commentslast_img read more

It’s Only a Play’s Martin Short on Shower Concerts & Going Freaky Friday

first_img If Short didn’t have to worry about the reviews, which Broadway role would he like to play next? “I always wanted to play Prince Pippin [in Pippin], but I think I’ve waited too long,” he jokes. But even though the Little Me alum isn’t currently starring in a musical, he still keeps up his singing chops. “I’m a shower singer,” he admits. “I’ll sing anything, from opera to Sinatra, James Taylor to Maroon 5.” No word on whether the Tony winner would ever consider releasing an album of his shower songs, but if he ever does, we’ll be the first in line to buy a copy. See Martin Short in It’s Only a Play at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Martin Short has a standing invite to the ultimate theater party: It’s Only a Play, Terrence McNally’s comedy about the hijinks that unfold on the opening night of a Broadway show. The stage and screen favorite plays James Wicker, the pal of the playwright who hopes the show will be a hit—a role Short has played many times in real life. “I remember going to the Hairspray opening,” he tells Broadway.com. “My friends Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman wrote it, and the party was fabulous, and someone came over with The New York Times and it was a rave. But sometimes they’re painful. Once I was at an opening, and by 10:55 no one had mentioned the reviews. That’s when you know.” Short—whose Rolodex of talented friends also incudes Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy and Steve Martin, just to name a few—wouldn’t trade careers with a single celebrity. He would, however, like to switch with President Obama, Freaky Friday-style. “I’d be curious to see what it would be like,” he says. “Also Prince Charles. And the Pope would be interesting. But I have a feeling that after a couple of days, I’d say, ‘OK, I want to go. I want to be back in Marty’s shoes.’” View Commentslast_img read more

Disco Inferno! A Sneek Peak at the New Broadway Musical Disaster!

first_imgThe stars of the new Broadway musical Disaster! got dressed up and headed to Feinstein’s/54 Below to dance the night away offer an early morning sneak peek at the disco-heavy show that spoofs ’70s movies. Didn’t have grab a cup of java and an early train? Don’t cry out loud. Just keep it inside. Learn how to hide your feelings. Um, sorry. We were having a moment. Check out stars Faith Prince, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Roger Bart, Rachel York and more above in a super serious shot above and co-writer/director Jack Plotnick and choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter below. Previews begin on February 9 at the Nederlander Theatre, where the hilarious musical open on March 8. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 8, 2016 Disaster! View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Amvic Inc Announces Vermont ICF as North American Distributor of the Year

first_imgAmvic Building System Inc of Toronto, Canada is pleased to announce the North American Distributor of the Year.Vermont ICF was selected from among 180 distributors for their leadership and achievements in distribution, promotion, customer service and sustainable construction of the Amvic Building System.Joel Baker, President and Jesse Wing, VP of Marketing were present at the ceremony to receive the award.Vermont Insulated Concrete Forms is the regional distributor of the Amvic Building System and ICF construction supplies. Since 1999 VTICF and President Joel Baker have been leading the transition from traditional building methods to more sustainable, efficient and durable construction.For more information about the Amvic Building System and Vermont ICF contact us www.amvicsystem(link is external) www.vticf.com(link is external) 1-866-vtformslast_img read more

Dealer.com wins 2009 Web Marketing Association ‘Automobile Standard of Excellence’ WebAwards

first_imgDealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced it received two Automobile Standard of Excellence 2009 WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association. Dealer.com auto dealership clients Ed Voyles Acura and Flatirons Subaru were entered into the prestigious international competition that honors outstanding achievement in website development. More than 2,000 sites from 47 countries were entered in 96 industry categories during this year’s competition. Entries were judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. This is the second consecutive year that Dealer.com has received the WebAwards Automobile Standard of Excellence.Bill Stout, general manager of Ed Voyles Acura, commented, “We are honored by the WebAward and I am very pleased with our work with Dealer.com.  Their level of service is always at or above my expectations, and everyone at Dealer.com is very responsive and pleasant to work with.  Our website design and production with Dealer.com was seamless and it was easy to make the switch.  And we just signed up for their SEO service to achieve even more success and first-party lead generation from our website.”   The Ed Voyles Acura website was designed in conjunction with Dealer.com’s overall online marketing solution for Acura of North America’s U.S. dealer network. The Flatirons Subaru site was also created as a part of Dealer.com’s solution for Subaru of North America’s U.S. dealer network. Both sites were designed to create consistent brand experience, capability and quality. In addition, the sites re-enforce the respective brands and styles, ensuring the brand interaction is consistent throughout the dealer network, while showcasing each dealership’s unique characteristics and personality. Most importantly, the sites offer consumers an improved shopping experience at the dealerships’ websites.Brian Scaglia, IT director of Flatirons Subaru, stated, “I have been with the dealership for over 14 years and have seen many vendors come and go. Our work with Dealer.com has been a refreshing experience and we made a huge leap forward when we partnered with them. They are constantly evolving and driving technology and service advancements. And the people at Dealer.com are great. There is a personal touch that you just don’t find with most vendors. This award is a testament to what we already knew: Dealer.com is one of the very best companies in online automotive retail.”Ryan Dunn, Dealer.com creative director, also commented, “What is most rewarding, is to see the spirit, talent and philosophy of Dealer.com epitomized by these solutions and the effort by all teams involved to bring them to market. Each project represents the unique capacity for our system to be adapted and designed for the intended audience, while building upon the strengths of a common foundation.”About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies. More of the nation’s top 125 auto groups use Dealer.com for their online marketing than any other provider. Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association’s Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2008 top rated web provider on leading online rating websites, as well as the Gold Award winner from the Dealers’ choice awards for best dealer website solutions.About the WebAwards The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 13th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition that names the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. More information about the WMA and the WebAwards can be found at www.webaward.org(link is external).Source: Dealer.com. BURLINGTON, VT, September 21, 2009last_img read more