USS George H.W. Bush rocked by three suicides in one week

first_img Photo: GHWB is currently in Norfolk Naval Shipyard for its Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA). Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navy Three US Navy sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush committed suicide last week, the ship’s commanding officer Capt. Sean Bailey confirmed in a post on the ship’s official Facebook page.The deaths came in the wake of a push by the US Navy to address the rising number of suicides in the service.While appearing to be unrelated so far, the CO said the last week’s deaths were the third, fourth, and fifth crew member suicides in the last two years.“It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm the loss of three Sailors last week in separate, unrelated incidents from apparent suicide,” Bailey said.“Now is the time to come together as a crew and as a family to grieve, to support each other, and to care for those in need.”The CO has also called for suggestions and ideas on how to prevent another suicide.No enlisted or commissioned leaders have been relieved in the wake of the suicides, but authorities are investigating the deaths.It is worth noting that no suicides occurred on the aircraft carrier which is currently docked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for a 28-month overhaul that started in February this year. View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush Share this articlelast_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! Rank 2015 Broadway-Themed Halloween Costumes

first_imgThe staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. Halloween is less like a holiday and more like a religion to a lot of theater-obsessed types. We’re not sure why this is except that we are 1. really good at it and 2. fabulous and creative people. With that in mind, we’d like you to take a slight pause from sending us your #WickedDubs to rank the Broadway costumes from 2015 that would make the best Halloween costumes. Whether you grab your siblings to be the Schuyler sisters from Hamilton or Fun Home’s three Alisons or figure trick or treating is the perfect opportunity to wear a codpiece as Shakespeare from Something Rotten! or Henry VIII from Wolf Hall, it’s time to rank our favorite Broadway-themed costumes for 2015. Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip kicked off this new challenge with her list of top 10 picks. Now it’s your turn…STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on! View Commentslast_img read more

Spring (and year-round!) training

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Now that the Super Bowl is over (congrats, Broncos!), the normal flow of the universe is to direct our attention to spring training. And that got me thinking…spring training…training…compliance… compliance training! (Hey, it’s how a compliance geek’s mind works – you know what I’m talking about!)Surprisingly, there aren’t very many training requirements specifically stated in law or regulation. However, even when training isn’t specifically required by statute or regulation, it’s still critical that your credit union provide job-appropriate training for staff and board members. While staff members are responsible for carrying out many of the day-to-day requirements contained in regulations, and board members have the broad responsibility for directing and controlling the affairs of the credit union, both groups have a shared responsibility to ensure that your credit union complies with all applicable laws and regulations. In order to do so, they need to know the “what” and “why” of those laws and regulation.So, on to training that is specifically stated in law or regulation:Bank Secrecy Act [Section 5318(h)] — Requires financial institutions to have an anti-money laundering program that includes an ongoing employee-training program.NCUA Rules and Regulations §748.2(b) — Requires all federally-insured credit unions to have a Bank Secrecy Act program in writing, approved by the board of directors of the institution, and noted in the minutes. The program must provide training for appropriate personnel. However, while no interval is mandated for providing that training, from a practical standpoint (i.e., what examiners or auditors are looking for) you would be foolish to conduct training less than annually. continue reading »last_img read more

Aikey collects Sunoco bonus on record night at Indee

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa (May 23) – One of Independence Motor Speedway’s winningest drivers went home with a bonus following his latest checkered flag run, on a record setting opening night.  By Jerry Mackey The headliner of the night was the 25-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature. Jeff Aikey drew the pole position and went on to drive the Rick Dralle-owned no. 77 to a comfortable win. The race went flag to flag with Aikey taking the win and first $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus of the season over Eric Pollard and Sean Johnson.  Saturday mid-day rains made for very challenging conditions at Indee but thanks to the never say die attitude of co-promoter Justin Temeyer, the new season got underway on Saturday night with­out fans in attendance due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The record 161 drivers in attendance gave a very big shout out to Temeyer and partner Mick Trier for making the racing happen.  Kaden Reynolds established himself as a driver to be reckoned with in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division. Reynolds took the action packed win over Billy Rhodes and Tyler Ollendieck. It was an all Murty front row in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. The elder of the two, Da­mon Murty fought off the challenges of his son Dallon early before Steve Meyer snuck between the two. Damon went on to get to the checkers first ahead of Meyer and Dallon Murty.   Jeff Aikey took the opening night IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature win and took home the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus given Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway. (IMCA Photo) Tony Olson shot to the high side on the very fast track in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main from his second row start and took the lead from pace setter Kip Siems. Olson scored the opening night win ahead of Jayden Schmidt, who made the long tow from Seymour, WI. Siems rounded out the top three on opening night.   Aikey also sat on the pole for the IMCA Modified main event, but Troy Cordes had his 71C ma­chine dialed in, raced from a third row start and overtook Aikey and cruised on to the win ahead of Jordan Hicks and Darin Duffy.  last_img read more

British Open 2019: Phil Mickelson says he’s lost 15 pounds thanks to six-day fast

first_imgMickelson goes on to say he’s done a “hard reset” over the last 10 days “to change and try and make things better.” He says he’s lost 15 pounds thanks in part to a six-day fast in which he only drank water and a special coffee blend for welness.”I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get my best back,” Mickelson said. Since finishing tied for 18th at The Masters in April, Mickelson has missed the cut in four of his last six PGA Tour events, including finishing tied for 52nd at the U.S. Open last month. Mickelson’s last major win came in 2013 at the British Open. View this post on Instagram MORE: British Open 2019 odds: Expert picks, favorites, best bets to win at Royal Portrush  Phil Mickelson’s game has been in a funk as of late and he’s trying several different methods to set him straight, even weight loss.The 49-year-old is in Ireland prepping for the 2019 British Open later this week, and he took to Instagram to give an update on what he’s been up to over the last few weeks. Let’s get real for a minute. I haven’t been my best and I’m doing all I can to get it right. I’ll have more Phireside chats soon as well as a fun new series too. Until then, HIT 💣’sA post shared by Phil Mickelson (@philmickelson) on Jul 14, 2019 at 8:32am PDT”I haven’t posted anything becasuse I haven’t felt good about myself and the way I’ve been playing,” Mickelson says in the video. “So I haven’t done anything or wanted to be in public.”last_img read more