German-Dutch Investigation Team to Combat Piracy in Somali Waters

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today German-Dutch Investigation Team to Combat Piracy in Somali Waters Share this article View post tag: team The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is participating in a new German-Dutch investigation team set up to combat piracy in Somali waters. The establishment of this team was announced by the National Public Prosecutor’s Office on 17 November 2011.The team will focus primarily on identifying the organisers, financiers and negotiators involved in hijacking merchant shipping. In general, the ships and their crews are only released after many months of negotiations between ship owners and pirates and after payment of ransoms amounting to millions of dollars. The investigation team will also try to discover where this money goes.The Joint Investigation Team is an initiative of the Dutch National Public Prosecutor’s Office and the German Public Prosecutor’s Office in Osnabrück. In addition, the National Criminal Investigation Service, the State Investigation Bureau of Lower Saxony, the Federal Investigation Bureau in Berlin, Eurojust and Europol are also taking part. Last week, representatives from the Dutch National Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Osnabrück and Eurojust signed the cooperation agreement. The joint investigation team has been set up provisionally for one year.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 24, 2011; Image: defensie View post tag: German-Dutch View post tag: waters November 24, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Combat View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Somali View post tag: Naval View post tag: piracy View post tag: Investigation German-Dutch Investigation Team to Combat Piracy in Somali Waterslast_img read more

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USS Constitution Sailors Hold Anti-Terrorism Exercise

first_img Share this article USS Constitution Sailors Hold Anti-Terrorism Exercise View post tag: hold February 27, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Anti-Terrorism Training & Education View post tag: Constitutioncenter_img View post tag: sailors View post tag: Exercise USS CONSTITUTIONUSS Constitution Sailors conducted a multi-agency anti-terrorism training exercise on the morning of Feb. 25 in Charlestown Navy Yard. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS The exercise, conducted in conjunction with the National Park Service, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police Department and Boston Emergency Medical Services, incorporated scenarios including an active shooter, a hostage situation, mass evacuation and multiple casualties. The drill took place near Constitution’s berth in Charlestown Navy Yard and aboard Constitution itself.“This was a scripted event designed to create a high-stress emergency environment for our crew and draw out secondary and tertiary responses from multiple external agencies,” said Cmdr. Sean Kearns, Constitution’s 73rd commanding officer. “It’s thanks to (Constitution’s) long-standing partnerships with the National Park Service, City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts that we can work together to further refine how we train to handle emergency situations while facilitating these inter-agency responses.”Though considered a stand-alone event, Constitution’s drill was intended to coincide with SOLID CURTAIN-CITADEL SHIELD 2014, an annual U.S. Navy Force Protection exercise developed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel on all Navy installations in the contiguous United States and establish a learning environment for security personnel to exercise functional plans and operational capabilities.All Constitution crew members are required to become qualified security watch standers soon after their arrival to America’s Ship of State, which made Tuesday’s training exercise an all-hands effort. Crew members played the roles of watch standers, civilians, hostages and the active shooter during the exercise, working together with external agencies to grasp a better understanding of how to effectively overcome extreme emergency situations. “The most interesting thing about the drill was seeing how everything came together, and how the agencies worked together with (Sailors) to help bring order to the chaos,” said Seaman Adam LaMantia, a Constitution crew member and drill participant. “As more agencies became involved, the pace slowed down, even as the stakes went up. I realized how much we rely on the other agencies to help complete our mission, and how we need the other agencies to fulfill their roles as much as we must fulfill ours.”Though Constitution Sailors only periodically run drills of such a large scale, they continue to train regularly to effectively handle any future emergency situations that may arise.“We are only as strong as the relationships that we maintain with federal, state and local agencies and the emergency response that comes from those relationships,” said Lt. Julien Geiser, Constitution’s operations officer and drill coordinator. “This exercise allowed us not only to push our limits as individual agencies, but more importantly, it strengthened our ability to coordinate our efforts and work toward better protecting Constitution and ensuring the safety of her Sailors and all her visitors.”USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, actively defended sea lanes against global threats from 1797 to 1855. Now a featured destination on Boston’s Freedom Trail, Constitution and her crew of U.S. Navy Sailors offer community outreach and education about the ship’s history and the importance of naval seapower to more than 500,000 visitors each year.[mappress]Press Release, February 27, 2014, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Constitution Sailors Hold Anti-Terrorism Exercise last_img read more

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Chesapeake 2018: French Rafales flying from CVN 77

first_img View post tag: Rafale “In preparation for the underway portion of this exercise the Rafales and Carrier Air Wing (CAG) 8 aircraft worked side-by-side out of [Naval Air Station] Oceana doing tactical missions,” said Capt. Sean R. Bailey, commanding officer of GHWB, “… Now that we [have] them out here, the first step is to get everyone carrier qualified … and once we do that we’ll progress into the tactical missions. Instead of long periods where we have the flight deck open, we’ll progress to cyclic flight operations.”The French Navy has one aircraft carrier, Charles De Gaulle (R 91). It is the only other short form take-off nuclear carrier outside of the US Navy, and is undergoing a maintenance period, present a unique training opportunity. Approximately 3, 700 US Navy sailors and 301 French sailors are able to maintain, launch and recover aircraft to strengthen interoperability between US and French naval forces during Chesapeake 2018.Chesapeake 2018 is named for the historic Battle of Chesapeake during the Revolutionary War during which French naval ships cut off British supply lines to General Charles Cornwallis in Yorktown, Virginia. The French Navy’s victory stranded Cornwallis’ army, and less than eight weeks later he surrendered to Gen. George Washington’s Continental Army.The Groupe Aerien Embarque also includes one E-2C Hawkeye. Photo: US Navy Photo: A Rafale Marine attached to squadron 17F of the French navy lands during flight operations on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Photo: US Navy Carier qualification carried out as part of Chesapeake 2018 are not the first time French aircraft are landing and taking off from US carriers. This was done multiple times in recent years as the two countries closely cooperate in their fight against the Daesh with joint operations from the Persian Gulf. Cross decking events, including one from July 2016, saw US F/A-18E Super Hornets launch from FS Charles de Gaulle and French Rafale jets operate from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. View post tag: French Navy View post tag: US Navy After arriving from France to US early April, French Rafale jets have now joined the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) for a combined Chesapeake 2018 exercise.The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) and French Carrier Air Wing (Groupe Aerien Embarque) departed Norfolk May 7 to begin carrier qualifications.French and US sailors will conduct a series of arrested landings and take-offs from the aircraft carrier to maintain their naval aviation proficiency. Groupe Aerien Embarque consists of one E-2C Hawkeye, 12 Rafale Marine multi-role combat aircraft, and 27 pilots looking to keep their skills sharp.Photo: US Navy View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush Share this articlelast_img read more

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR ARCH ENG AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

first_imgHours of Work8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F Under general supervision, provides departmental leadership inadministrative, financial, and budgetary operations of theFacilities, Maintenance and Construction Department. Overseeinglocal and capital improvement budgets to include day-to-daymonitoring, analyzing, and reconciliation of facilities,maintenance, and construction budgets for the Facilities Departmentas well as financial reconciliations related to purchasing andprocurement (i.e. purchase orders and requisitions). Position Details Close Date Education Official TSU TitleBUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR ARCH ENG AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES % FTE Essential Duties Summary Security Sensitive Position?Yes Grant TitleN/A Work Experience Three (3) to five (5) years of general office, accounting, or humanresources operations related experience. Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes Desired start date Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 * Do you have three (3) to five (5) years of general office,accounting, or human resources operations related experience?YesNo * Are you proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software(Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and in the use of job related databasessuch as Banner?YesNo UA EEO Statement Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher in Accounting or anyequivalent combination of higher education and experience.center_img Working/Environmental Conditions Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Routine office environment.Sitting or standing in one location much of the time.Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects light weight may berequired.Use of video display terminal. Knowledge of:• Policies, procedures, and practices.• Acts as the ultimate subject matter expert in a professionaldiscipline or function; understood to be the “go-to” expert oncomplex methods and procedures. Requires the ability to lead thedevelopment or modification of work procedures in the discipline orfunction for virtually any situation.• Banner and other job-related software systems.• Microsoft Office Professional or similar application.Skill in:• Detail oriented.• Effective customer service.• Multitasking and time management.• Job-related systems.• Both verbal and written communication.Ability to:• Multi-task and work cooperatively with others.• Use Banner and other job-related software systems. Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Required Licensing/Certification Posting Details It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures • Manages the funds of the Facilities, Maintenance and ConstructionDepartment. Responsible for projects and operational expenseaccounts (i.e., new construction, renovations, capital expense,Title III, emergency/disaster, general maintenance, and specialprojects). Analyzes, monitors, and reconciles constructionexpenditures and budgets which include preparing and executingrequired documents for project specific jobs, preparing datareports, assigning expenditure codes, and making adjustmentrecommendations. Verifies accuracy of information.• Reviews and processes expenditures and accountspayable/receivable transactions for construction team anddepartmental trades. Verifies fund availability, assigns FOAPs,coordinates budget transfers, requests proof of payment, andmonitors transactions from request to vendor payment. Assures allrequests, invoices, AIA documents, and payments to vendors areprocessed accurately. Reviews work daily and provides weeklywritten or verbal reports on activities.• Plans, organizes, and monitors the financial activities for thedepartment. Performs financial analyses of revenues andexpenditures for all units during the annual budget process andperiodically throughout the fiscal year using finance andaccounting reports from Banner. Assists administrators with budgetimplementation and ongoing monitoring of departmental budgets andavailability. Prepares daily and periodic status reports and makesrecommendations. Generates special ad hoc financial reports formanagement to determine accounting trends, estimates andsignificant changes.• Provides advisory support in strategic project and administrativeplanning and development for the department relative to financialprojects, procurement, accounts payable/receivable, procedures,unplanned objectives, and reports. Plans, develops, and implementsadministrative and financial services. Oversees budgets, spending,purchasing and procurement, and accounting functions.• Handles routine and complex inquiries on budgetary policy, bestpractices, and procedural issues concerning department activitiesand operations. Researches discrepancies using university policies,practices, and procedures for resolution.• Conducts research analyses and perform statistical analyses todetermine accounting trends, estimates, and significant changes forthe Executive Director.• Serves as primary liaison between the Business Operations andFinance organization (Budget, Treasury, Accounting, Procurement)and Facilities relating to project budgets and expenditures.Submits monthly reconciliation of capital project spend toAccounting Department. Serves as liaison with other departments andexternal contacts in identifying issues and solutions.• Serves as Proxy for human resources and payroll functions.• Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Position End Date (if temporary) Posting NumberTSU202381 N/A Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Accountingor any equivalent combination of higher education and experience?YesNo 1.0 Hiring Range$63,840.00 – $79,801.00 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilitieslast_img read more

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Cowley’s long summer of blood

first_imgIn a separate incident, a nineteen year old man was arrested in the early hours of last Sunday morning outside Clem’s nightclub on the Cowley Road roundabout for beating an Oxford University student with his belt, causing severe head injuries.Witnesses at the scene reported that the fight broke out after the student threw a bottle that hit the windscreen of a passing car. The furious driver jumped out the car, took off his belt, and used it to whip the student and his friend. Bouncers at the nightclub called the police to the scene who intervened and arrested the driver.Thames Valley Police told Cherwell, “The incident took place at 1:26 AM on Sunday morning outside Clementine’s nightclub. A male was hit in the back of the head with a belt several times, causing it to bleed. We were called to the incident and the grieved party pointed out the offender who we promptly arrested for assault.” The driver is now on police bail until 14 June.Bouncers had ejected the student from Clems after he had been caught urinating on the downstairs bar.Mr Garcia said, “the student wasn’t happy with being kicked out, he was very drunk. He stood across the road from the bouncers and attempted to throw a bottle at them but instead it hit a passing car. The bottle hit the windscreen and the man pulled over. Of course, he wasn’t happy, next thing we knew a fight broke out”.Bouncers at the nightclub decided not to get involved until the police arrived. One witness stated that she had implored the bouncers to intervene but they refused. This has caused concerns among partying students about street safety late at night.A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said, “Bouncers don’t have power of arrest. They have to be very careful about intervening.”The assaults this week are the latest in a series of violent crimes in Oxford. The last fortnight alone has seen a body wash up in the Isis, a sexual assault and a fatal stabbing. In a further attack last week, a Christ Church student was left unconscious on St. Aldate’s whilst walking home from The Bridge nightclub.Christ Church Junior Censor Ian Watson claimed that “Oxford is still not Detroit”. Asked to comment on the latest Cowley Road attack, Dr Watson conceded that “It does seem to be getting more dangerous.”A spokesperson from the University maintained, “Violent attacks against Oxford University students remain a very rare occurrence” A further spate of violent incidents in Cowley this week highlight the escalating level of aggression in Oxford that are affecting both town and gown alike.On Saturday, a local man was knifed in the buttock as he tried to prevent thugs from getting into his restaurant. The chain of events that led to the stabbing begun at Temple Lounge on Cowley Road, where customers had been shocked to hear a diner abusively demand that the manager take his order. Staff escorted the man and his associates from the premises around 10.30pm.Shortly afterwards the men attempted to re-enter the restaurant but were blocked by the manager and assistant manager. In the fracas that followed, the manager was allegedly slapped by the ringleader and the front door was smashed in. One of the men produced a lock knife and stabbed the assistant manager in the buttock.The attackers then fled the scene. They are believed to be aged in their mid-thirties.The knife victim, 40, wanted to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals but spoke exclusively to Cherwell. “My bum feels very sore…I’ve got four stitches.”The victim continued, “I haven’t seen [the wound] yet but it’s about two inches deep. I’m lucky to be alive because if it was two inches up or two inches down I would have bled to death before I got to hospital.”The manager is thought to have had previous trouble with the attackers. Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the assault.An anonymous man familiar with the restaurant said “[The attackers] were plastic gangsters down from London. You get a lot of that around the Cowley Road now.”Exeter College student Alex Ding lives around the corner from the crime scene. “I don’t feel safe at all” he said. “I’m going to be much more careful walking around Cowley Road now. It’s really not very safe.”last_img read more

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Notre Dame to offer end-of-semester COVID testing to students

first_img (“Notre Dame – 28” by Garden State Hiker, CC BY 2.0) The University of Notre Dame says they plan on offering COVID-19 testing to students at the end of the semester.The University notified students with an email on Wednesday, according to The Observer. Priority testing will go to students whose home address is in a state or country that requires a test for reentry based on the guidelines at the time.Surveillance testing will be stopped between Nov. 9 and Nov. 20 to allow for the departure testing, but saliva-based testing and diagnostic testing will still be available for those who request it. WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – October 8, 2020 0 231 Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Notre Dame to offer end-of-semester COVID testing to students CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Previous articleFootball Fridays continue in downtown South BendNext articleIndiana hospital leader says coronavirus could be here for two years Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Mike Gordon Ends Fall Tour With a Two-Night Boulder Grand Finale [Photos/Videos]

first_imgLoad remaining images [Video: kembra allen]Setlist: Mike Gordon | Boulder Theater | Boulder, Colorado | 10/13/2017Set One: Steps, Up and Down, Jones, 555, Babylon Baby, Angatta, Crazy SometimesSet Two: Equilibrium, Sleep to Dream, Andelman’s Yard, Spock’s Brain, Normal Phoebe, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Go Away, FaceEncore: Ruby SohoFollowing a noteworthy night one, Gordon and his bandmates headed down to Denver’s Twist and Shout Records, for a special in-store mini-electric performance, highlighted by an autograph session in support of OGOGO. Phish bassist Mike Gordon wrapped up his fall tour with two red-hot shows at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado, this weekend. Gordon’s quintet—also featuring guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock, and percussionist Craig Myers—brought the funky-fresh grooves all weekend long, proving how tight of a unit they have become since Walter and Kimock joined the band in 2015.After announcing that the sold-out Saturday show would be webcast for free via LivePhish, Gordon kicked off the run on Friday night with a space-shifting meaty two sets, intertwining new tracks off of his recently released OGOGO with older fan-favorites and multiple elegantly placed covers. Mike dove head-first into the new material, opening Friday evening with the punchy pop combo of “Steps” and “Up and Down.”The five-member powerhouse then switched up the pace, dropping into a jam-heavy cover of Max Creek’s “Jones” before soaring into “555” and “Babylon Baby”—two songs that have gotten their fair share of attention onstage with Phish. By way of “Angatta”, which showcased Myers on the N’Goni, a unique West African string instrument, Mike Gordon closed the first set of the weekend with “Crazy Sometimes,” a cut off OGOGO that instantly became a fan favorite in the Phish community after the Vermont four-piece debuted it at the infamous Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.Second set was a particularly high-energy adventure, as “Equilibrium” took off, helping maintain the balance for the remainder of a show that left attendees mind-blown. A cover of Fiona Apple’s “Sleep to Dream” came next followed by “Andelman’s Yard,” an old-school favorite off of Gordon’s 2008 release, Green Sparrow. “Spock’s Brain” and “Normal Phoebe” continued the theme of old-school, both dauntless selections that highlighted a remarkable second set, before Tom Petty and The Heartbreaker’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”, marking its second time played this tour in honor of the late rock icon. Gordon and company ended the second set with “Face,” closing the night out in full with an encore of “Ruby Soho”, a Rancid cover that has become a beloved staple in the quintet’s catalog since its debut nearly 4 weeks ago at Gordon’s Georgia Theatre tour opener. Check out the full gallery from Friday night’s show below, courtesy of Bill McAlaine.“Mary Jane’s Last Dance” Load remaining images Mike Gordon | Boulder Theater | Boulder, Colorado | 10/14/2017 | Photos by Bill McAlaine [Video: Krista Burgbacher]The band made their way back to Boulder for their anxiously awaited sold-out tour closer, proving that the wait was well worth it. Set one got off to a jaunty start, as OGOGO’s “Whirlwind” and “Victim” got the special treatment, before hopping into another Max Creek cover of “Cruel World.” Tame Impala’s “Mind Mischief” followed, before Gordon made a dicey move, deciding to end the set with “Steps” and “Go Away”—both new tunes that were played the night before. Despite the repeats, a well-executed “Say Something” sandwiched in between the OGOGO rockers was the perfect way to close out the first set of a memorable fall tour closer.Second set got the one-two-three OGOGO treatment, as Gordon dove into “Victim 3D,” “Marissa” and “Pendulum”. Overstep’s “Peel” followed, sandwiching Gordon’s recently debuted “Trapezoidal Sunshine,” highlighted by Gordon and Murawski’s theatrical stage antics, as Gordon dove to the front of the stage on his knees. The Flaming Lips “Are You a Hypnotist??” came next, before Mike Gordon ended the show with “Tiny Little World” and a bolder than life cover of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” leaving the jam-packed theater hooting and hollering for more. Following the unexpected cover, Mike Gordon and his four confidants returned to the stage for an expressive and forceful encore, finishing off the show and their fall tour with  “Let’s Go.” You can checkout the setlists to Mike Gordon’s two-night Boulder, Colorado tour-closer below, as well as a gallery of photos, courtesy of Chris Klein.Setlist: Mike Gordon | Boulder Theater | Boulder, Colorado | 10/14/2017Set One: Whirlwind, Victim, Cruel World, Mind Mischief, Steps, Say Something, Go AwaySet Two: Victim 3D, Marissa, Pendulum, Peel> Trapezoidal Sunshine> Peel, Are You a Hypnotist??, Tiny Little World, Sweet EmotionEncore: Let’s GoMike Gordon | Boulder Theater | Boulder, Colorado | 10/13/2017 | Photos by Chris Klein [Video: kembra allen]“Ruby Soho”last_img read more

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Nine Inch Nails Releases New Album, ‘Bad Witch’ [Listen]

first_imgToday, Nine Inch Nails released Bad Witch. The six-track album marks the final volume in the trilogy of releases that began with 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s ADD VIOLENCE. While Bad Witch is on the shorter side (Trent Reznor recently explained the reasoning behind marketing it as an LP rather than an EP, like the trilogy’s other two installations), the band manages to fit plenty of jagged, ominous beats, lush synth soundscapes, and even the occasional sax part into the album’s six tracks. Stream Nine Inch Nails’ new album, Bad Witch, below via Spotify:Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch – Full AlbumNine Inch Nails – Bad Witch – Track Listing1. Shit Mirror2. Ahead of Ourselves3. Play the Goddamned Part4. God Break Down the Door5. I’m Not From This World6. Over and OutYou can download Bad Witch and grab your 180g vinyl, high-resolution digital audio file, and exclusive bundles here.Following a trio of sold-out shows in Las Vegas, Nine Inch Nails is preparing to head overseas for a series of festival gigs and more over the course of the summer. In the fall, they’ll return to North America for their Cold And Black And Infinite 2018 tour. For a full list of Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming touring schedule see below.NINE INCH NAILS COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018w/ THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN09/13 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre w/ TOBACCO09/14 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre w/ TOBACCO09/18 Morrison, CO Red Rocks w/ TOBACCO09/19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks w/ TOBACCO09/24 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater w/ TOBACCO SOLD OUT09/26 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre w/ TOBACCO09/27 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre w/ TOBACCO09/29 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater w/ TOBACCO10/09 Washington, DC The Anthem w/ Kite Base10/10 Washington, DC The Anthem w/ Kite Base10/13 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall w/ Kite Base SOLD OUT10/14 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall w/ Daniel Avery SOLD OUT10/16 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre w/ Daniel Avery10/17 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre w/ Daniel Avery10/19 Boston, MA Boch Center w/ Daniel Avery SOLD OUT10/20 Boston, MA Boch Center w/ Death in Vegas SOLD OUT10/22 Detroit, MI Fox Theater w/ Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor)10/23 Detroit, MI Fox Theater w/ Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor)10/25 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom w/ Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor) SOLD OUT10/26 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom w/ Death in Vegas SOLD OUT10/27 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom w/  Death in Vegas SOLD OUT11/23 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre w/ Kite Base SOLD OUT11/24 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre w/ Kite Base SOLD OUT11/25 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre w/ Daniel Avery11/27 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory w/ Daniel Avery11/28 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory w/ Daniel Avery12/03 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium w/ HMLTD12/04 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium w/ HMLTD12/07 Los Angeles, CA Palladium w/ Death in Vegas SOLD OUT12/08 Los Angeles, CA Palladium w/ Death in Vegas SOLD OUT12/11 Los Angeles, CA Palladium w/ HMLTD SOLD OUT12/12 Los Angeles, CA Palladium w/ HMLTD SOLD OUT12/14 Los Angeles, CA Palladium w/ Soft Moon12/15 Los Angeles, CA Palladium w/ Soft MoonNine Inch Nails 2018 World Tour Dates06/22 London Meltdown Festival *SOLD OUT06/24 London Royal Albert Hall *SOLD OUT06/25 Paris Olympia *SOLD OUT06/27 Amsterdam AFAS *SOLD OUT06/29 St Gallen Open Air Fest06/30 Prague Aerodrome Festival07/02 Berlin Zitadelle *SOLD OUT07/04 Roskilde DK Roskilde Festival07/06 Belfort Eurokennes Festival07/08 Werchter Rock Werchter Festival07/09 Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival07/12 Lisbon NOS Alive Festival07/14 Madrid Mad Cool Festival08/14 Bangkok Moonstar Studio08/17 Tokyo Sonic Mania Festival08/19 Osaka Summer Sonic Festival09/22 San Antonio, TX River City Rockfest09/30 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival11/17-18 Mexico City, MX Corona Capital Festival* headline showsView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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STEMAspire Connects Glasgow Students to Role Models

first_imgDell EMC Glasgow launched our STEMAspire Program on the 1st November 2017, working with 26 students from City of Glasgow College, University West of Scotland and Glasgow University.The purpose of this 12-month initiative is to connect female STEM students to role-models within Dell EMC. Our objective is to encourage and empower these students to graduate and to have successful and rewarding careers in the Technology sector.“The genesis of the program rose from a discussion last year between myself, a member of Dell’s Talent Acquisition team, and University College Cork (UCC) student Louise Fox at a networking event,” said STEM Aspire founder Jacquie Casey. “The alarming rate of females dropping out of computer science studies within third level colleges was a point of concern for us both.”As our colleague Laura-Kate McElligott noted here on Direct2Dell earlier this year “The fact is that unless we as females take the risk and make the choice to work in the STEM field, then society will never change.”Students meet with their mentors monthly and participated in group quarterly events building on their skills, getting each student ready for their career journey.Throughout the mentoring program Vardah Malik (Mentee) and Pam Lister (Mentor) will be blogging bi-weekly on their learnings & experience, inviting participation from industry & the wider student community, sharing experiences and hopefully some practical advice.Malik’s first post is below. Please help support Dell EMC & our STEM students as we embark on this journey together.“I currently study IT at City of College Glasgow. I wanted to be part of the STEM Aspire program with Dell because I believe it gives me a great opportunity, as a woman to prove myself in the world of technology.The support and guidance the STEM Aspire program has given me is truly life-changing. My Mentor, Pam Lister, works hand in hand with me on my career aspirations and supports my study goals. I have been fortunate to be introduced to a network of supporters in Dell, who are willing to invest in my development in the IT Industry.Being the social media representative for STEM Aspire has encouraged my confidence to be the best representative I can be and to inspire other women to be part of this life-changing program in the future.I am really excited and fortunate to be a part of this amazing program as well as to gain more knowledge and confidence by being around all these amazing people in Dell.”  — Vardah Maliklast_img read more

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McGrath Institute modifies “Saturdays with the Saints” into online lecture series

first_imgIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the McGrath Institute for Church Life is launching virtual programming this fall to adapt to health and safety restrictions. One such series is “A Season with the Saints,” a digital take on the traditional “Saturdays with the Saints” lectures.The online edition of the perennial lecture series will offer participants the same opportunity to get to know six holy women and men venerated by the Catholic Church, but this year, the program will be a self-paced set of digital lectures. “A Season with the Saints” is free for all and accessible nationwide until Dec. 20.The modified programming is one of a number of digital offerings that the McGrath Institute has created in response to restrictions on in-person programming due to the pandemic.Program director of communications Amy North said that, despite the cancellation of in-person events, the McGrath Institute’s virtual courses have reached a broad audience among schools and parishes across the country. “A Season with the Saints” is anticipated to have a similar impact.The program is suitable for a range of audiences, from parish groups to Catholic schools. North said the digital format offers flexibility for ministers to adapt to their particular needs.“We wanted to release this entire series all at once, so that these folks could schedule their own gatherings to meet virtually to discuss the saints,” North said. “One of the main hopes is that we would reach those working as administrators, who would be able to then use this as a tool for their gatherings.”“A Season with the Saints” is part of a new initiative, the Sullivan Family Saints Initiative, at the McGrath Institute. Leonard DeLorenzo, director of undergraduate studies for the McGrath Institute, said the initiative is geared toward fostering both scholarship and devotion around the lives of the saints, in the campus community and in dioceses nationwide.“As part of our devotion and growth and love of the saints, this [initiative] can nourish the Catholic imagination and hopefully renew the church,” DeLorenzo said.Through the series, participants can learn from Notre Dame faculty and staff about St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Padre Pio, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. John Henry Newman, St. Gertrude the Great and St. Nicholas. DeLorenzo said that all the saints chosen for the 2020 virtual series have feast days between Sept. 5 and Dec. 6, enabling participants to engage with the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar through the lecture series.“It’s a way for people to not just learn about the saints, but to actually be moved toward prayer with the saints and the Church,” DeLorenzo said. “We wanted to direct people who are interested in learning about the saints towards the prayer with the saints that the liturgical calendar invites.”The McGrath Institute hopes that its online lecture series will, like the traditional in-person lectures, inspire participants through the lives of saints.McGrath Institute director John Cavadini said in an email that learning about the lives of the saints, through programs like “A Season with the Saints,” has the potential to impact people today.“The lives of the saints are a vision of hope,” Cavadini said. “The beautiful thing about the saints is that they are all different, so we find a vision of hope refracted through a myriad diversity of lenses.”Cavadini said that the saints’ responses to darkness in their own times can help people make sense of the current moment.“[In] a period like our own where we find isolation, sickness [and] political maneuvering at the expense of the common good, and narrowness of heart seemingly everywhere … the saints can help us see it through their eyes, to see through to a vision of hope and to have the courage to act on it,” he said.Tags: 2020 football season, COVID-19, mcgrath institute, McGrath Institute for Church Life, saturdays with the saints, Season with the Saints, Sullivan Family Saints Initiativelast_img read more

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