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Top News of the Week Sept 30 – Oct 5, 2013

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Top News of the Week Sept 30 – Oct 5, 2013 View post tag: the Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sept US Navy’s New Submarines Go Electriche next-generation US Navy’s submarines will be outfitted with an electric propulsion system, as reported by the Engineering news portal.   The Ohio-class submarines currently in use will be replaced with the new submarines in 2029. These new submarines, also called Ohio Replacement Programs’ (ORP) subs, are going to enter fabrication in 2021.Australian Ships Enter into Sydney Harbour, International Fleet Review Kicks OffAustralian Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney Harbour for the International Fleet Review.Indian, Chinese Warships Exercise near Australian CoastIndian and Chinese warships are taking part in a multilateral exercise off Australian coast, Deccan Herald reports.   The exercise, which started on Monday in Jervis Bay, involves INS Sahyadri and People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Luhu-class destroyer Quindago. USS Gerald R. Ford Gets 30-Ton PropellersHuntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has put on significant weight in the dry dock at its Newport News Shipbuilding division with the installation of four 30-ton bronze propellers.Commanding Officer of USS Bonhomme Richard RelivedThe commanding officer (CO) of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) was relieved of his duties on Oct. 2 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.   Capt. Daniel Dusek was relieved by Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven, Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald. Russian Navy’s New Ship LaunchedThe Russian Navy’s new ship Yury Ivanov was launched by Severnaya Verf in St. Petersburg two days ago, according to RIA Novosti.   The ship is going to conduct sea trials and join the Northern Fleet. The Yury Ivanov is a combination of an intelligence ship / communications vessel / training ship. View post tag: 30% View post tag: 5 View post tag: 2013 View post tag: Defense Share this article October 6, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: week View post tag: Defence View post tag: Oct. View post tag: Top Top News of the Week Sept 30 – Oct 5, 2013 View post tag: Navallast_img read more

The Enduring Legacy of Kayah Gaydish

first_imgThe December death of Asheville climber and conservation champion Kayah Gaydish sent a tremor of shock and heartbreak through the outdoor community of the Southeast.Gaydish lived a life that was defined by her stewardship and dedication to the wilderness of Western North Carolina, particularly within the 12,000 rugged acres of the Linville Gorge.In her years working as a volunteer and on a part-time basis for the environmental nonprofit Wild South, she forged a deep connection to this beautiful and complex landscape. The majority of her fieldwork involved the grueling task of eradicating exotic species, in particular the aggressively invasive Princess Tree, which had germinated throughout hundreds of acres within the gorge after the 2013 wildfire. Native to Japan, the Princess Tree can grow up to 20 feet in one year, and will release millions of seedlings once it reaches maturity. The shade created by its spreading leaves can threaten the survival of native flora. Species such as the Heller’s Blazing Star and Mountain Golden Heather are endemic to Linville; once their populations are choked out, they are gone forever.Using hand pruners and folding saws, Gaydish and her team uprooted thousands of saplings, hanging them to dry out on tree limbs to ensure they could no longer spread. She meticulously documented the hours they spent in the field, recording the names and locations of the many different non-native species that threaten the fragile ecosystem inside the river gorge.An avid rock climber, Gaydish celebrated Linville as a mecca of outdoor recreation, brimming with opportunities for climbers, hikers and kayakers. As a naturalist and trained herbalist, she recognized the intrinsic value of wilderness. She possessed a talent for conveying to others just how vital each individual species was to the landscape as a whole.So infectious was her enthusiasm that she was able to recruit an ever-expanding team of volunteers to join her in the field, a team that often included veterans and participants in therapeutic wilderness programs. Her magnetic blend of passion and sincerity inspired others to forge a lasting and meaningful connection to the Linville that was all their own.LinvilleGorgeWorkDayFULL_FIX“That’s the clarity she gave me,” recalls Kevin Massey, Linville Gorge stewardship coordinator for Wild South. “The work that I mostly did, trail maintenance, is all digging and hacking. You can do that with zero connection to the land. She taught me about plant lore, edible leaves, medicines—things that start to bind you to a place in a different way.”An eloquent and animated man who speaks with a deep sense of conviction, Massey has stepped in to continue Gaydish’s role of organizing and engaging the Linville conservation community. Even before assuming the title of stewardship coordinator, he spent countless hours in the gorge, maintaining trails, removing trash,  and conducting land surveys.Massey describes his friend and co-worker’s efforts as “an example of extreme self-sacrifice.” Despite the abundance of joy she found in her work, he finds it poignant that any one person could give so many hours to a task as demanding as invasive species removal—particularly a single mother already working hard to feed her family.In the six months since Kayah’s passing, Massey and others have worked even harder to continue the legacy left behind in Linville. Invasive species are being eradicated. Native plants habitats are being restored. And a wild gorge is protected by even more volunteers inspired by Kayah and her work.last_img read more

One for the road

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Juwan Howard new betting favorite to become next Lakers coach

first_imgThe Lakers have yet to fire Walton, but he is widely expected to be dismissed at the end of the season.Walton, however, said recently he believes he’ll return in 2019-20. Related News Jason Kidd, Rick Carlisle and Tyronn Lue have also been linked to the Lakers’ coaching job.Here’s BetOnline.ag’s top-15 favorites to be the coach in Los Angeles to begin 2018-19:Juwan Howard4/1Tyronn Lue7/1Luke Walton7/1Tom Thibodeau 15/2Jason Kidd9/1Jerry Stackhouse10/1Derek Fisher12/1David Fizdale12/1Mark Jackson12/1Brian Shaw12/1Jeff Van Gundy12/1Sam Cassell20/1Adrian Griffin20/1Miles Simon20/1Becky Hammon25/1Doc Rivers25/1 “I just view it as outside noise,” Walton told The Athletic. “Unless someone from within our group is telling me that, I just view it like all the other things we’ve gone through as a team this year. Those are things that I don’t have the time to worry about.”Walton has 7/1 odds to start next season as Los Angeles’ coach, according to BetOnline.ag. Could Juwan Howard become the next Lakers coach? Vegas seems to think so.Howard is the new favorite to replace Luke Walton in Los Angeles, according to odds released by BetOnline.ag. He has been an assistant with the Heat since 2013. Howard also played with Los Angeles star LeBron James in Miami from 2010-13.center_img Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee discuss Lakers missing playoffs Lakers’ LeBron James addresses being shut down, explains offseason motivationlast_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The now that the political ads are over question…

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. The political ads are over (temporarily). Now what are you going to watch? Preseason football, maybe some baseball games. Reruns are great this time of year. Fox News and CNN keep me entertained. I have Netflix and movie channels to keep me going. Oprah. Always watch Oprah. It’s a rule I swore off TV for lent. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 314 weeks ago I don’t know about others but The Walking Dead should have been a choice….2 more months. Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Gramma · 314 weeks ago You might have included None of the above as a category. There’s the Food Channel, DYI, Turner Movies Golf, etc Lots of things available to watch. Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 314 weeks ago Do 9 people actually think Lent is in August? Report Reply 1 reply · active 314 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 314 weeks ago Only the part time Catholics. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more