Share In the days following September 11, 2001, those words kept running through my head. What could I do that would be more direct than simply writing a check to the Red Cross?While many Americans turned to volunteerism in order to put their hearts, hands, and minds at work, I was faced with two realities. At nearly 48, I wasn’t exactly what the Army recruiter at Times Square in New York had as #1 on his list of potential (or wanted) candidates and, secondly, it was apparent that the terrorists were seriously dedicated to wiping out as many Americans as possible. The unthinkable — suddenly — became thinkable. “Terrorists are coming here to kill my wife and kids” kept running through my mind.I suppose I could have fallen into a mental “Maginot Line” at that point — board up the windows, create caches of water, medicine, and food and just keep peering over the ramparts — and hope they never came . . .A friend of mine in the U.S. military advised me to “Do something you love. Many school-age children wanted to be fire fighters or police officers when they were kids. Go volunteer to help them.” So, I thought about it — beyond family, nation, and our God above, what do I love? The sea spread out before my mind’s eye . . .So, I turned to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, an integral part of the United States Coast Guard. I submit that it is among the most effective ways to “get in this thing . . .” If you live, work, or “summer” out east on Long Island, please read on.Congress established the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1939 to assist the U.S. Coast Guard active-duty corps in promoting boating safety. It boasts more than 32,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of the U.S. Coast Guard.Today the USCG Auxiliary plays a larger role with greater responsibilities than at any other time in history. Auxiliary members are at the helm of marine safety and security patrols, serving as foreign language interpreters, educating the public on recreational boating safety, and supporting many other vital operational and administrative missions. In 2013, USCG Auxiliary members up and down the east coast of America donated over 2.3 million hours in service to our country — from cooks in galleys to search and rescue.The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is organized at the national level, district level, divisional level and, ultimately, the flotilla level. The flotilla is where the rubber meets the road or, better put, where the hull meets the waves.All members join the auxiliary by joining a local flotilla, and that is where the real work gets done — everything from crew augmentation on USCG sea-going vessels to helping out in the mess hall at a duty station. And, there couldn’t be a better time to join, as USCG Auxiliary is in the midst of a concerted recruitment campaign.Do you need a boat to join? Absolutely not! We’ll train you to become a certified crew member. However, if you have one and want to get it certified as an “operational facility,” you one day could find yourself leading a patrol as coxswain on the deck of your own vessel with a crew under your responsibility.Do you need to know how to swim to join? Again, no! There are many jobs within the USCG Auxiliary that are wholly land-based — public education, public affairs, radio watch standing at a USCG Coast Guard station or helping out as a mechanic at the motor pool. You don’t even have to like the water. You just have to want “get in this thing” and do something for your nation.It has been said that this will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.Be brave. Get in this thing. By the way, if you are interested in being part of USCG forces, email me at JoinUSCGAux@aol.com or go directly to the D1SR Human Resources Department, which is in charge of new members matters, at DSO-HR and we will help you “get in this thing . . .”
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FOUR BIDDERS are seeking to prequalify for the contest to acquire a majority stake in a new freight operating joint venture with Uruguayan state operator AFE (RG 1.07 p7). To be selected within three months according to AFE President Antonio Galicchio, the preferred bidder would provide some US$50m for investment in the new venture.They are reported to include a consortium of Genesee & Wyoming, logistics company Schandy and Weyerhaeuser, as well as two local forestry companies. Also bidding is a consortium of Uruguayan shipping company Christophersen Group, port operator Planir and what is reported to be a Belgian transport group. Rites of India and Benito Roggio Transporte of Argentina are seeking to prequalify on an individual basis. Infrastructure authority CFU has prequalified 32 bidders for the parallel $90m project to upgrade and maintain 962 km of key routes on the national network. Including Transurb of Belgium, Odebrecht of Brazil, Herso of Argentina, Comsa of Spain and Ircon from India, they have been invited to submit bids by August 17.
SWITZERLAND: The first of six Stadler ABDeh 8/8 electric multiple-units ordered by Berner Oberland-Bahn entered revenue service on the metre-gauge route between Interlaken Ost, Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald on February 13.This followed a ceremony on February 10 during which a depot at Zweilütschinen was formally opened and the first of the 1·5 kV DC EMUs was inaugurated by railway and government officials. ‘The new EMU has everything we could want’, said Bernese politician Barbara Egger-Jenzer. ‘It is low-floor, comfortable, efficient in operation, fast and quiet.’Stadler is supplying six three-car EMUs and three driving cars under a SFr77m contract. A further SFr35m has been invested in the depot, which has a 135 m long, 20 m wide and 8·5m high building equipped with movable access platforms and electrification equipment and underfloor lifting systems. The depot also has a train washing plant.
60 Views no discussions Share BusinessNewsRegional Former Barbados PM Arthur to Head LIAT by: – January 8, 2020 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Owen Seymour ArthurFormer prime minister of Barbados, Owen Seymour Arthur, has been announced as the next Chairman of the Board of Directors for the regional airline, LIAT. Arthur will replace Barbadian Dr Jean Holder who retired last December.His chairmanship is among several changes being made to LIAT, according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who said other changes would include the implementation of a proper reservations system and employee-hiring control.“I don’t think there could be any better candidate,” Browne said, recounting how Arthur had invested in the “survivability” of the airline during his tenure as prime minister of Barbados. He said now that LIAT is at a crossroad again, he thinks Arthur is “the right person to help to lead LIAT out of its difficulties”.Arthur was the longest serving Barbadian Prime Minister, in office from September 6th, 1994 to January 20th, 1999; January 20th, 1999 to May 21st, 2003; and from May 21st, 2003 to January 15th, 2008.The announcement came a few weeks after Browne said that he met with the head of LIAT’s largest shareholder government, Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley and the chairman of LIAT’s shareholder governments, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves to reach a consensus on the way forward for the failing airline.As for addressing other matters such as the cost of travel, Browne explained that while there may be room for a reduction in airport taxes, it must take place incrementally.
Portuguese players appear to be to Wolverhampton Wanderers what Pringles are to most people in the world: some kind of legal and socially acceptable crack cocaine, because once you pop, you can’t stop. This, and this only, is the only reasonable explanation* behind Nuno Espirito Santo’s side’s unhealthy relationship with Joao Mario, as they keep going back for more.There has been some self restraint, however, since they haven’t gone through with it, yet, but there’s competition from Leicester and West Ham, who clearly heard there were some Pringles on offer and wondered what the occasion was.Gazzetta dello Sport are the ones reporting this on Monday, claiming the Foxes, the Hammers and ‘once again Wolves’ are circling around the midfielder, who still hasn’t found himself a home despite desperately wanting to leave Italy for, preferably, England.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Italian newspaper state the player is ‘close’ to the Premier League, but there’s still not sign of an offer coming in for his services.Wolves currently have more Portuguese players in their ranks than most Liga NOS sides, while West Ham seem to be out of money, but continue to be linked with half of Europe.As for Leicester, there’s currently something going on with Rachid Ghezzal, as Claude Puel tries to replace Riyad Mahrez, as well as moves for an disproportionate amount of players, which felt like they all started on Friday.There’s only three days left for someone to sign Joao Mario, and, at this point, we fear he might have to think of a destination other than England, and maybe even consider having to stay in Italy.*among many othersby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo
President of the Ghana football association Kwasi Nyantakyi has exclusively told JOY Sports, a suitable decision concerning the future of Black Stars Coach Goran Stevanovic can only be reached after their final meeting with the Serbian next Tuesday.The football association was expected to announce whether the coach will be retained or fired on Thursday following an executive committee meeting but has for the second time deferred the final decision to next week.According to Mr. Nyantakyi, a final meeting with Goran Stevanovic next week will discuss new concerns such as future tactics and player selection and other important issues raised by members of the executive committee before a final decision will be taken.“It has become important to meet the coach again on some issues that have come up; a lot of concerns have been expressed about the work culture and ethics of the coach so we need to sit down with him and after that we will have an informed position which will be communicated”. Said Nyantakyi“I believe next week all these issues will be resolved because we need to take a position not beyond next week”
Odd Utah Jazz shrine turns heads in downtown Salt Lake City ahead of Game 4 Related Loud crowd: Why Donovan Mitchell called Jazz fans ‘unbelievable’ SALT LAKE CITY — Monday’s Game 4 between Utah and Oklahoma City was marked by several incidents of physicality and verbal exchanges between the two teams, with seven technical fouls being called.Make that eight.Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook was assessed a “postgame technical foul” for a verbal and physical confrontation with Utah’s Rudy Gobert midway through the fourth quarter Monday night.There was speculation that Westbrook could be suspended for Wednesday night’s game because of an NBA policy that players who leave the bench during on-court scuffles such as the one between Gobert and Raymond Felton.Westbrook had been waiting to check in, so he wasn’t on the bench or in the game when he said something to Gobert and gave him a little shove as he walked by on his way to the Jazz bench.A ruling had been expected all day, but wasn’t announced by NBA Communications until nearly 8 p.m. EDT. Besides being assessed a technical foul, Westbrook was fined $10,000, but he will be eligible to play Wednesday.FIRST ASSIST: Usually NBA teams bring two, or perhaps three, players to postgame press conferences during the playoffs. The Utah Jazz have been bringing four players, which makes for some entertaining exchanges between the players as they sit together on the podiumAfter Monday’s win, Joe Ingles was asked a question, but with Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio sitting to his left, there weren’t enough microphones.So when Gobert slid a microphone in front of Ingles, the Australian drew laughter from the media when he said, “Thanks Rudy, that’s your first assist.”Ingles pointed to the stat sheet and said, “it says zero right here,” only to have Gobert scan it and point out, correctly, that he did have one assist in the game.FINAU GETS HELP: Utah PGA golfer Tony Finau, who made international news at the Masters earlier this month when he tore ligaments in his ankle after a hole-in-one celebration and went on to finish in a tie for 10th place, is a big Utah Jazz fan and was seen at a late-season game.The Salt Lake native recently tweeted about the help he’s received from Utah Jazz trainers and the University of Utah Orthopedic Center.“I’ve learned so much these last 2 weeks about my ankle and the supporting muscles thanks to … Mike Elliott, Tony Giovacchini, Jordan Harding, Travis Maak & Kim Cohee. Thank you for working with me on a daily basis to get me ready and back on tour ASAP,” Finau wrote.JAZZ NOTES: With 33 points, Donovan Mitchell set a Jazz rookie postseason single-game scoring record, surpassing Karl Malone’s 31 points against Dallas on April 20, 1986. … Mitchell also became the first rookie to score 30-plus points in a playoff game since Brandon Jennings in 2010. … Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan scored at least 110 points in their first four playoff games as Mitchell has done . … Every Jazz starter has scored in double figures in the two playoff games at Vivint Arena. After Monday’s win, Utah Jazz have indeed put Oklahoma City in must-win situation Jazz are the team acting like it’s been there, done that Donovan Mitchell explodes for 33 points to help Utah Jazz take commanding 3-1 series lead against OKC Thunder
Sumner Newscow report â€” Wellington received 1.5 inches of rain from Sunday evening, going along with the .2 inches received on Friday evening, according to our trusty rain gauge.For the month, Wellington has had 1.7 inches for March and 6.5 inches for the year thus far.Â Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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 comments