USCG Helicopter Medevacs Man from South Korean Icebreaker

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas August 22, 2014 View post tag: USCG View post tag: asia A US Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crewmember suffering from a head injury from the South Korean research icebreaker Araon 250 miles north of Barrow, Wednesday. View post tag: South Korean Back to overview,Home naval-today USCG Helicopter Medevacs Man from South Korean Icebreaker USCG Helicopter Medevacs Man from South Korean Icebreaker View post tag: Icebreakercenter_img The helicopter crew, forward deployed to Barrow in anticipation of the forward operating location opening on Thursday, safely hoisted the 43-year-old male from the Araon and transported him to emergency medical personnel in Barrow.Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received the medevac request from the crew of the Araon Tuesday afternoon. The icebreaker crew began heading south to get within range of the Jayhawk helicopters in Barrow. Command center watchstanders also contacted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, who are engaged in science missions in the Arctic, to support communications with helicopter crews for the flight.Once the Araon closed the distance to land, both Jayhawk helicopter crews at forward operating location Barrow launched to rendezvous with the icebreaker. The aircrews arrived on-scene, safely hoisted the injured man and an accompanying translator, and returned to Barrow.The FOL in Barrow is part of the 17th District’s Arctic Shield 2014, in concurrence with the Coast Guard Arctic Strategy.Weather on scene was reported as 35 degrees, 17 mph winds and heavy fog.[mappress]Press Release, August 22, 2014; Image: USCG View post tag: Medevacs Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Helicopter View post tag: Naval View post tag: man Share this articlelast_img read more

Tributes for student who died saving friend

first_imgSt. Peter’s College has been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of a popular and talented student during the vacation.Jonny Fraser, 21 from Pinner, drowned in powerful currents in Verkala, India, while attempting to save a fellow swimmer he had befriended during his trip. She was eventually saved but Jonny was overcome by the current.Jonny was due to return to begin his third year of a PPE degree at St Peter’s College, where friends are said to be devastated by the loss. JCR President Omar Shweiki said, “St Peter’s has been deeply shocked and saddened by the death of one of our community’s most enthusiastic and popular members, and is only just beginning to come to terms with our loss”.A passionate talker and keen thinker, Jonny was looking forward to a career in banking and, just prior to his trip to India, had been offered a place at Rothschilds Bank in Mergers and Acquisitions. He then planned to teach.Joe Hacker, an SPC student and friend of Jonny’s since the age of 15, said, “I’ve never met anyone so optimistic and passionate, especially with respect to his ideal future in banking and then teaching… Knowing that the first part of his dream was just slotting into place makes his death all the more painful to bear.”His interest in politics and discussion made Jonny a lively and engaged student as well as friend. Dr Tim Mawson, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Peter’s, who taught him for many of his Philosophy papers, described Jonny as “perceptive and enquiring” and “determined to get to grips with the thorny and various problems we tackled together.”Jonny’s serious attitude to work was coupled with a great sense of humour, and Dr Mawson recalled Jonny’s ability “to explore thoroughly some philosophical question and yet laugh just as thoroughly at some of the answers ventured to it, including very often those ventured to it by ourselves.”Dr. Hartmut Mayer, Fellow and Tutor in Politics at SPC, also remembers Jonny as “a special student who combined passion for the subject with intellectual rigour.” Dr. Mayer added, “He was always willing and able to challenge conventional wisdom, and he had all the qualities we are looking for in our brightest students.”A former member of the Oxford Union’s Secretary’s Committee, Jonny was often embroiled in a discussion on politics or philosophy. Joe Hacker described to Cherwell that zest for argument: “One of his closest friends said of Jonny that he would rather have been disliked for his views that to have remained indifferent; I whole-heartedly agree.”Tributes to Jonny stress that, above all, he was a good friend. Thomas Lind, a student at SPC and friend of Jonny’s, told Cherwell: “Johnny was a great kid, and everyone liked him; and obviously, despite the love for bullshit banter, damned good in a foxhole.”SPC’s flag was flown at half mast as a mark of respect during the period after Jonny’s death and on the day of his funeral. The Master of St Peter’s College, Professor Bernard Silverman, said: “It’s a terrible blow to lose such a bright, talented and promising student as Jonathan. He was immensely popular with teachers and students, and will be greatly missed.”“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” Peter and Bette Fraser, Jonny’s parents, said “We will always treasure the years we had him with us. Jonny would have wanted us to make something positive out of our grief and as dutiful parents, we have always tried to do what Jonny told us to.”A public memorial service is planned and details will be announced after the beginning of term.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005last_img read more

Students and alumni compete in Commonwealth Games

first_imgPast and present students of the University have been competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The Games began last week and will last until the 3rd of August, and there are six Oxford students or alumni involved. Daniel Hooker, 2013 Men’s Captain of Oxford University Athletics Club, has competed in the T37 100m race, which involves athletes with cerebral palsy. He won the British University & Colleges Sport’s disability 100m earlier this year.Speaking to Cherwell, Daniel praised the University for helping develop his sporting abilities. He commented, “I guess the main thing Oxford gave me in terms of sport was a great club atmosphere, because the big event of the year (Varsity) is judged a success or failure based on the team result there is much more team spirit than you get at a lot of other athletics clubs, including other university clubs.“Having those team-mates around you really motivates you to keep training and, especially if you’re one of the best athletes, you want to set an example for the group as a whole … I must also mention my former coach Mark Thomas who I met at Oxford, as well as jumps coach Paddy O’Shea.”Hooker went on to add, “Overall, I am very proud to represent Oxford as well as England first and foremost at these Commonwealth Games and show that we can produce elite athletes as well as elite academics. I also look forward to seeing my former Dark Blue team-mate Luke Caldwell at the Games, even if he is representing Scotland!” Luke Caldwell is a 2012 Oxford Graduate who will be representing Scotland in the 5000m and 10,000m races.Another Oxford competitor is Dan Fox, a Teddy Hall alumnus who was selected for England’s hockey team. He took part in England’s 6-1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago and the team is currently top of Pool B. During his time at Oxford he was also strongly involved in cricket, scoring 104 for Oxford in the 2004 Varsity Match.Meanwhile backstroke swimmer James Jurkiewicz achieved a lifetime record with 1:00.51 in the 100m backstroke, which also won his heat. James graduated this year with a degree in Engineering from Hertford College and will compete in a total of six races.The University is running a webpage with daily updates on the progress of Oxford athletes. The page can be accessed here.last_img read more

The week ahead – 0th Week preview

first_imgTown9th to 12th October, House of Commons Oxford – A four day event organised by citizens, activists and housing professionals concerned with the national housing crisis, and will include both speakers and workshop. Recent reports have found Oxford to be the most unaffordable city in the UK in terms of housing and rent11th October, Lou Lou’s Oxford Vintage Fair – a large vintage tea party with almost 2,000 people currently attending on Facebook, will include a Vintage tea room and a vintage beauty salon. The fair will take place in Oxford Town Hall, tickets cost £211th October, Film Producing on a Microbudget – Led by film producer Bruce Windwood, the interactive workshop will offer practical advice for people wishing to make and market their own film. Costs £120-165 depending on residence, people wishing to take part are advised to book tickets ASAPAll week, The Riot Club – The controversial film based on Oxford’s Bullingdon Club, released last month, is still screening at our cinemas Talks and academic8th October, Naomi Klein discussion– Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein will discuss her new book, ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate,’ at the Sheldonian theatre. Tickets cost £15 and must be booked by the day before11th October, Oxford Book Club Freshers sale– A sale of selected books for freshers, the event will take place at the Java & Co Coffee Shop, allowing participants to also enjoy coffee and homemade cake at the same time. It is possible to reserve some books in advance11th and 12th October, Reading Tudor and Stuart Handwriting– organized by the University, the weekend event will provide guidance in reading and transcribing documents of the 16th and 17th centuries written in Secretary Hand. Booking is required Music10th October, The Oxford Lieder Festival, Schubert concert – The first in a three-week cycle of Schubert’s 650 songs, featuring Sarah Connolly CBE among others. This will be the first UK performance of Schubert’s complete songs. The initial concert will be in the Sheldonian Theatre and ticket prices range from £10 to £4211th October, Merton Organ Festival – Concert by Daniel Hyde in Merton College Chapel, four pieces of music including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in F major. Tickets cost £12 and can be bought online Clubs and Societies8th to 10th October, Freshers’ Fair – One of the main events of freshers’ week, with over 400 University societies represented, and will offer freshers a chance to ask questions or sign up. On Friday the fair will be open to all students regardless of year. Most societies’ events will then kick off in 1st week with welcome events for new recruits Sport6th October, Oxford University Hockey Club vs. Oxford Brookes– Women’s Hockey teams from the two Universities in Oxford will play on Monday, location TBA11th October, London Welsh vs. Newcastle Falcons – the Oxford’s local Aviva Premiership team will take on Newcastle at the Kassam Stadium (south of Oxford).Various times, University sport trials – Check the website/facebook page of the sport you are interested in to find out when they are to hold trials.The preview for 1st week will appear on Saturday the 11th. If you would like to bring an event to our attention for possible inclusion, please get in touch with [email protected] Stand-up comedian Mark Steel will present his live show in Oxford on Monday. Image source: Wikimedia Commons Freshers’ WeekAll week, Freshers’ Week– Each college will have organized a different timetable for freshers’ week, involving a mixture of clubbing, information sessions and socializing. Clubs are also open every night as usual for non-freshers. For those who prefer something else, the Society of Alternative Events is organizing a cinema trip on the 11th and a G&D’s trip on the 8th. ArtAll week, Art Belongs to the People! – Ongoing exhibition in the Ashmolean of selected works from two renowned German artists, Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) and Jörg Immendorff (1945–2007). The exhibition is open until the end of term, Sunday 7th DecemberAll week, Mertonian Treasures in the Bodleian – Ongoing exhibition in the Bodleian of a selection of books and manuscripts, ranging from the earliest observations of Oxford weather to the automata of medieval Arab courts to the world of Middle Earth, marking the 750th anniversary of the foundation of Merton College. Admissions to the exhibition are free and it will remain open until the 2nd of November Drama6th October, Mark Steel’s in Town – Mark Steel will present his live ‘In Town’ show at the Oxford Playhouse on Monday. A stand-up comedian and writer, Steel is also a regular on ‘Have I Got News For You,’ ‘QI’ and Radio 4’s ‘Newsquiz,’ as well as having a BAFTA-nominated series on Radio 2. Tickets can be bought online for £16 but are almost sold out6th and 7th October, Conscientious –  written by Adam Z. Robinson, ‘Conscientious’ is a dramatic thriller which manages two parallel storylines- of a student, and of her grandfather, a conscientious objector in the first world war. Tickets can be bought online for £108th to 11th October, The Angry Brigade – Based on a real terrorist anarchist group from the 1970s, the play follows the formation of a specialist police squad to understand the anarchists and hunt them down, while presenting both sides of 70s anarchism. Ticket prices range from £11 to £27 depending on seat and daylast_img read more


first_imgpassed away January 14, 2017 at Bayonne Medical Center. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Jersey City most of her life, moving to Bayonne several years ago. Cynthia was a crossing guard in Jersey City for 10 years before retiring in 2004. Mother of Mark Bowen and his wife Sayana and the late James Bowen. Grandmother of Mark and Jack Bowen. Companion of the late Matt Pike. Funeral arrangements by GREENVILLE MEMORIAL HOME, 374 Danforth Ave., Jersey City.last_img

Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno, Grahame Lesh, And Ross James Are Performing At Terrapin Crossroads For Free Tonight!

first_imgYesterday, Terrapin Crossroads, the iconic venue in San Rafael, California, owned by the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, announced that they had a special event in store tonight. This evening, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno, Grahame Lesh, and Ross James will all come together and perform as part of Songs To Fill The Air series in the backyard of Terrapin Crossroad. The event is free to the public and an all-ages affair, with food and drinks available for attendees. The show starts at 5:30, and those who can make it are probably not going to want to be late. Following the free performance, Ross James will perform inside as part of his Cosmic Thursdays.last_img

The Last Ship’s Rachel Tucker on Wicked Wishes & Her Honorary Dad Sting

first_imgRachel Tucker photographed by Caitlin McNaney for View Comments Related Shows Age: 33Hometown: Belfast, Northern IrelandCurrent Role: A beautifully sung Broadway debut as Meg Dawson, the feisty center of a love triangle set in a northeast England shipping town, in Sting’s new Broadway musical The Last Ship.Stage Cred: A professional singer since childhood, Tucker was a semifinalist in the 2008 BBC reality casting series I’d Do Anything and made her West End debut in We Will Rock You. She went on to play more than 900 performances in Wicked, becoming the London production’s longest-running Elphaba.“I started singing in pubs and clubs around Belfast when I was 10. My dad is a musician, and he took me round; I impersonated Tina Turner and Shirley Bassey, and the crowd couldn’t believe what was coming out of this little girl. I knew I had something a bit special.”“Sting is a father figure to us all. He is so genuinely caring—about Rachel first, and then about how the show is doing. It’s been the most profound experience to have him tweak his music and lyrics around me and my voice. He’s a genius, and I don’t use that word as a joke.”“It’s lovely to use real emotions in creating a character. Meg is fiery and tender, she’s got a massive heart, and she loves her family. I think we’re very similar. I have a son and a family I adore. I have not been in [a love triangle]. That’s one thing I don’t mirror.” “I feel so privileged to have played Elphaba. There will be only so many girls who can do it, and I adored every minute. I had quite a long stint, but in the UK, we get four weeks’ holiday a year, so I was able to rest. I’d love to have a crack at Elphaba over here. God, yeah!”“My husband, Guy [Retallack] directed me in the first UK tour of Tommy, and we got together six months after the tour. He’s minding our son [18-month-old] Benjamin at the moment, and Barney, our Jack Russell, is here with us. We’ve been to every swing park in New York!”“When I heard the [Last Ship concept] album, I related to the music instantly. It’s got that Celtic-y, working class, earthy vibe, and that’s what Belfast is. I actually feel like I’ve come full circle. It’s like I’m home again, even though I’m halfway around the world.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 The Last Shiplast_img read more

Exclusive! Matthew Morrison Announces 2016 Concert Dates Following Neverland Final Bow

first_img Matthew Morrison After taking his final bow in Finding Neverland on January 24, Emmy, Tony and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will hit the road with a series of special concert dates, including a three-day run at Feinstein’s/54 Below.In March, Morrison will play two symphony gigs, on March 19 with the Kansas City Symphony in Kansas City, Missouri, and March 24 through 26 with the Houston Symphony in Houston, Texas. Tickets for both cities are currently on sale.In May, Morrison will perform a series of concert dates with his band, kicking off on May 20 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey. On May 21, he’ll return to Feinstein’s/54 Below, where he previously sold out 11 shows in 2013, for a run through May 23. Then on May 26, Morrison will play the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Tickets for all of the above concerts will go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 22. More shows will be announced soon.Morrison won two 2014 Audience Choice Awards for his performance as J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland. He previously was nominated for a Tony Award for The Light in the Piazza, and also originated the role of Link Larkin in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Hairspray. He rose to international fame playing Mr. Schuester in the Fox series Glee, a role that earned him nominations for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards.For more information, visit View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 23, 2016last_img read more

Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford & Sunday in the Park with George Won’t Compete in 2017 Tony Awards Race

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 23, 2017 Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gylenhaal in “Sunday in the Park with George” Related Shows The stars and producers of this season’s musicals can breathe a sigh of relief: there’s one less horse in the 2017 Tony Awards race. Producers of the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, which starts performances at the renovated Hudson Theatre on February 11, have announced their decision to withdraw the show from consideration for this year’s prizes.A statement reads: “The producers of Sunday in the Park with George will not be submitting Hudson Theatre’s engagement of this New York City Center production for awards eligibility. With a season so full of tremendous, soon-to-be long-running new musicals and revivals, the producers feel this extremely limited, special run of Sunday stands most appropriately outside of any awards competition.  The production is nevertheless proud to be part of such a landmark Broadway season.”In a crowded season of musicals, Sunday would have found itself up against productions of Cats, Falsettos, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon and Hello, Dolly! for one of nominee slots in the Best Revival of a Musical category.Even more competitive will be the 2017 acting categories. Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal, who received rave reviews for his performance as George in the production when it premiered at City Center last year, would have been a major contender in the Best Leading Actor in a Musical race, which could also includes turns by Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon), Corey Cott (Bandstand), Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Andy Karl (Groundhog Day), Derek Klena (Anastasia), David Hyde Pierce (Hello, Dolly!), Bryce Pinkham (Holiday Inn), Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale), Michael Xavier (Sunset Boulevard) and two-time winner Christian Borle, who should prove eligible twice for Falsettos and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.In the leading actress category, past winner Ashford will avoid a Tony night showdown opposite stars like Christy Altomare (Anastasia), Denee Benton (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Christine Ebersole (War Paint), Lora Lee Gayer (Holiday Inn), Patti LuPone (War Paint), Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), Laura Osnes (Bandstand), Phillipa Soo (Amelie) and, of course, Bette Midler, who is returning to Broadway musicals after a 50-year absence to play Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!.Stars Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters both received Tony nominations for their work in the original 1984 Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic. A 2008 Roundabout Theatre Company revival also earned nominations for British leads Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell.Nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards will be announced on May 2. The 71st Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall.center_img Sunday in the Park With George View Commentslast_img read more

Vermont Rising Stars nominations open

first_imgSource: South Burlington’October 4, 2010’Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Business Magazine is seeking nominations for this year’s highly anticipated selection of Vermont’s Rising Stars, Vermont’s most accomplished young leaders. Award recipients will be selected in September by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities. Nominees must be under 40 as of October 1, 2011. Nominations will be open until September 2. The Rising Stars will be honored at a dinner in November.To nominate someone, please click HERE.Last year, at its inaugural Rising Stars Award dinner, VBM honored 40 winners, as it turned out, 20 women and 20 men. The average age was under 30.‘We were thrilled by the response to this initiative to recognize these up-and-coming leaders,’ said VBM Publisher John Boutin. ‘We received many outstanding nominations and the judges had a difficult time getting it down to only 40. Those who believe Vermont is losing its young talent need only look at these incredible individuals. It’s not just about business. It’s also about them making a difference in their communities.’‘I expect an equally impressive list of winners this year,’ Boutin said. ‘Based on the success of this first effort and the buzz it’s generated, I’m sure the number of nominees will only grow from across the state in the coming years.’‘I was very impressed with the level of enthusiasm evident within the applications for each nominee,’ said Brigitte Ritchie, Vice President, Community Relations, Citizens Bank.  ‘With over seventy applicants it clearly shows the quality of young talent in Vermont.’ Ritchie served as a judge for Rising Stars Award.Last year’s event was attended by Governor Douglas and Governor-elect Shumlin. The dinner was held at the Sunset Ballroom at the Comfort Suites on Shelburne Road in South Burlington. The honorees were also featured in a special insert in the November issue of Vermont Business Magazine. QUICK FACTS: Of the 40 honorees, there were 20 men and 20 women. There were 21 from Chittenden County, 10 from Washington County, four from Lamoille, three from Caledonia, and one each from Rutland and Windham counties. The average age of the winners was 29.NOMINATION FORM2010 HONOREESMichael Adams, Owner, Green Mountain Mustard – Eddies Energy Bars, RichmondKelly Ault, Community Organizer, KIDS ARE PRIORITY ONE COALITION, MiddlesexLee Bouyea, Managing Director, FreshTracks Capital, ShelburneJennifer Butson, Director of Public Affairs, Vermont Ski Areas Association, MontpelierKristin Carlson, Senior Reporter/Anchor, WCAX-TV, South BurlingtonRachel Carter, Principal/Owner, Rachel Carter PR, CharlotteHeather Cruickshank, Vice President – Market Manager, Merchants Bank, BurlingtonRachel Cummings, Founder and Consultant, Armistead Caregiver Services, Armistead Caregiver Services, ShelburneWilliam J. Dodge, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, BurlingtonTom Gilbert, Director, Highfields Center for Composting, HardwickMark Hall, Senior Marketing Strategist, New Breed Marketing, WinooskiLaura Hubbell, Program Manager for the CVMC VT Blueprint for Health Integrated Pilot and the CVMC Care Management Department, Central Vermont Medical Center, BerlinTrisha Hunt, Radiation Oncology Manager, Central Vermont Medical Center, BerlinDan Jackson, Vice President of Account Management,, BurlingtonPeter Johnson, Owner, Pete’s Greens, CraftsburyErika Keith, Volunteer Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, WillistonAmy Kirschner, Director VBSR Marketplace, VBSR, BurlingtonHannah Manley, Director of Alumni Relatioins & Development, Lyndon State College, LyndonvilleMeredith Martin Davis, General Manager and Partner, High Mowing Organic Seeds, WolcottPeter McDougall, Attorney, Paul Frank + Collins P.C., BurlingtonMegan McIntosh Frenzen, Assistant Professor, Champlain College, BurlingtonAaron Melville, Attorney, Aaron Melville Attorney at Law, St. JohnsburyOwen Milne, Director of Development, VBSR, BurlingtonKevin O’Hara, Finance Director, Green Mountain Council, BSA, WaterburyAntonia Opitz, Director of Events, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, MontpelierJenna Pugliese, Permits and Planning Manager, Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton MountainNicole Ravlin, Partner/Co-Founder, PMG Public Relations, BurlingtonCathy Resmer, Associate Publisher/Online Editor, Seven Days, BurlingtonDavid Rubel, Area Business Advisor, Vermont Small Business Development Center, MontpelierEdward Shepard, Vice President of Marketing, Small Dog Electronics, WaitsfieldJoe Sinagra, Executive Officer, Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of VT, WillistonBrett Smith, Partner, Fuse, BurlingtonDan Smith, Strategic Consultant, The Arno Group, LLC, StoweHeidi St. Peter, Assoc. Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry for Community Services, St. Michael’s College, ColchesterKate Stephenson, Executive Director, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, WarrenJoshua Terenzini, Sales Manager, Formula Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc., RutlandAlexandra Tursi, Senior Public Relations Associate, Kelliher Samets Volk, BurlingtonJake Whitcomb, New Programs and Communications Balladeer, 1% for the Planet, WaitsfieldBob Whittaker, Dean of Institutional Advancement, Lyndon State College, LyndonvilleKevin Worden, P.E., Vice President, Engineering Ventures, PC, BurlingtonSLIDE SHOW OF WINNERSPHOTOS, BIOS & MORE   last_img read more