Australian, US Navies Exchange Workforce Information

first_img Australian, US Navies Exchange Workforce Information View post tag: Workforce Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian, US Navies Exchange Workforce Information Share this article View post tag: Australian View post tag: americas In a sign of the deep ties that underpin the Australian and United States’ security alliance, the Royal Australian Navy hosted the fourth Strategic Workforce and Personnel Steering Group forum between 5th and 6th August, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. View post tag: US View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Exchangecenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval September 17, 2014 View post tag: Asia-Pacific The SWPSG reports to and supports the strategic dialogue between the US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations and the Australian Chief of Navy (CN).Co-hosted by the US Navy’s Director of Military Personnel Plans and Policy, Rear Admiral Frederick ‘Fritz’ Roegge, and the Royal Australian Navy’s Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, senior representatives from both navies came together to exchange information on workforce and personnel initiatives as well as identifying areas for ongoing and future collaboration.Some of the topics discussed included recruitment and retention, training challenges, and personnel policy development.A focal area of the discussion was experiences relating to serving women.With the US Navy having recently commenced training and employing female officers to serve at sea in submarines, and female enlisted sailors to soon have the same opportunity, the steering group provided them a forum to draw on the Royal Australian Navy’s fifteen years’ of experience of women serving in Collins Class submarines.The next annual meeting of the steering group will take place in Washington DC.[mappress]Press Release, September 17, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Navies View post tag: Information Authoritieslast_img read more

College recognizes exceptional students

first_imgA number of Saint Mary’s finest students were honored at last night’s Belles Honoring Belles reception, an event recognizing students dedicated to pursuing a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility and social responsibility. Student body vice president Meghan Casey coordinated the reception for students nominated for the Belle of the Year as well as their peer nominators. “The Belles Honoring Belles Award strives to honor students at Saint Mary’s who are passionate about their education and who strive to make a difference,” Casey said. “Each of the women nominated tonight are examples of just this.” For senior Silvia Cuevas, nominating senior social work major Adrienna Perales for the award was not a hard decision. She attributed the nomination to Perales’s dedication to social concerns and involvement on campus as president of the Social Work Club and a member of the Class Board. Cuevas, who has known Perales since coming to Saint Mary’s, said recognizing her friend’s achievement was important to her. “I just feel like this says a lot about who we are as Saint Mary’s women and what we are here for, to just be with each other and to do things on campus and off,” Cuevas said. “I feel that Adrienna is a prime example of these things as well as all the other nominees in this room. I have no doubt in my mind that Adrienna will show the world what Saint Mary’s women are all about.” Perales said she was surprised to be recognized for her campus engagement by a peer so involved herself. “I was genuinely surprised when Silvia nominated me for this, I did not expect it,” Perales said. “I feel really blessed, especially having a nomination coming from Silvia, who is the Class Board president. I am really appreciative that she sees me in this way and I am honored to be nominated.” Nominating fellow junior Alexandra del Pilar was also an easy choice to make for junior Christina Boesler. “I feel that Alex is the perfect example of a Belle who has embraced the community of Saint Mary’s and has challenged herself and her fears to make a difference in the world,” Boesler said. Someone who is always smiling, del Pilar looks for the good in everything and everyone, Boesler said. “Alex is one of my close friends who has been there for everything that has happened at school and has helped me overcome it,” Boesler said. Del Pilar said she did not expect the nomination. “I was extremely flattered when I heard I was nominated,” del Pilar said. “It just makes me happy that someone thinks this highly of me and is willing to honor my work in this way.” Senior Maggie Galvin did not have to look far for the person she believed should be nominated. “I nominated Amy Tiberi for this award. She is a recent friend to me this year, but I always knew who she was since freshman year at Saint Mary’s. She has been one of the most impactful friends I have had in my life,” Galvin said. “Amy can always put a smile on my face. She is so hardworking. “ Tiberi, who is an elementary education major as well as the president of Dance Marathon, is currently student teaching. Galvin noted how Tiberi is always caring for others and putting other people first. Senior Liz Kraig, who works with Tiberi on the Dance Marathon committee, also nominated her co-worker and friend for the award. “I think Amy really embodies what it means to be a Saint Mary’s Belle. She is always willing to help someone out and I really admire that about her,” Kraig said. “She is always planning ahead and is very organized which allows her to conquer everything she wants to do on campus and in her life.” Other students nominated include senior Ciara Ward, senior Heidi Etzel, sophomore Megan Steron, first-year Carrie Dubeau, senior Liz Kraig, senior Monica Murphy and junior Allison Gerths. Prior to presenting the Belle of the Year Award, Casey praised all the nominees gathered. “You all serve as a testament to the dedication and commitment that Saint Mary’s women have. The Belle of the Year always goes above and beyond the call of duty, lending a hand wherever she can,” Casey said. Tiberi was named the 2012-2013 Belle of the Year. “I was honored to be nominated by two of my good friends, it means a lot,” Tiberi said. “I think you spend so much time with people that you don’t realize your actions are affecting people in that way. It means a lot for them to reach out and speak about me in such kind words.” As for receiving the Belle of the Year Award, Tiberi said she felt flattered to be recognized for all she has done at Saint Mary’s and outside of the College. “It’s exciting. I mean people shared so many great stories of amazing women and it is a little surreal to me that I was chosen,” Tiberi said. “There are so many other people standing in such great company with me. I am happy to be the inaugural Belle of the Year.”last_img read more

Enyimba crash out CAF Confederation Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Nigeria: We can’t breathe, by Gabriel Agbo Yes, Nigeria is collapsing forward, by Femi Adesina Enyimba Football Club of Nigeria have crashed out of the CAF Confederation Cup after falling 2-0 to Guinean side, Horoya AC, in the quarterfinal second leg at the Stade du Septembre 28 on Sunday. The Nigerian side were aware of the task at hand after failing to take first-leg advantage in Aba seven days earlier, and strikes from Bolaji Sakin and Boubacar Samassekou complicated matters for the Nigerians who were seeking their second semifinal appearance in three years. The People’s Elephant were far from their best and fell behind in the 28th minute when Sakin found the far post from the edge of the box. Boniface Haba came close to doubling Horoya’s lead on the hour, but fired over from close range, before watching his strike rattle the bar six minutes later. The hosts eventually sealed their win six minutes from time with Samassekou’s powerful header from Morlaya Sylla’s corner.Tags: CAF Confederations CupEnyimba FCGuineaHoroya ACNFLNigerialast_img read more

Sunderland working on incomings and outgoings

first_imgSunderland head coach Dick Advocaat will head into the final few days of the summer transfer window facing an anxious wait over the final shape of his squad. However, Press Association Sport understands sporting director Lee Congerton is currently attempting to push through a series of deals which could see both incomings and outgoings before Tuesday’s deadline. One of the club’s highest earners, Italian international Emanuele Giaccherini, is among the men who could head away from the Stadium of Light with newly-promoted Serie A side Bologna in ongoing talks. Giaccherini, a £6.5million capture from Juventus in July 2013, is yet to figure for the Black Cats this season and indeed, and only 12 of his 43 appearances for the club to date came last season as injuries took their toll. But it is perhaps the arrival of new faces which is most pressing for Advocaat with Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman a target. The Holland international appeared to have ruled out a move to Wearside earlier this week, but his agent Fabian Parisi has since suggested that he may consider a loan deal without any further commitment. Sunderland have, understandably in the circumstances, been linked with an ever-lengthening list of potential targets in recent weeks after a testing start to the season, and Short’s willingness to fund further signings and Congerton’s ability to get them over the line could go a long way towards determining the outlook for the remainder of the campaign. Advocaat reconsidered his decision to retire from club management after being promised an influx of quality – although sources on Wearside have insisted reports of a £50million war chest were inaccurate – but it is clear that his expectations are yet to be met. Press Associationcenter_img The 67-year-old Dutchman has repeatedly urged owner Ellis Short to sanction the acquisition of further “quality” signings in the belief that the current crop of players are only strong enough to mount a third successive bid for Barclays Premier League survival. Short has hit back at suggestions that he has not invested heavily enough to date, claiming the club has already spent £21.5million this summer, although they have also recouped in the region of £9million from Crystal Palace for striker Connor Wickham. last_img read more

Syracuse topples Penn State, 3-2 in overtime, courtesy of Megan Quinn’s winner

first_imgSyracuse (7-14-2, 6-4-1 CHA) began a two-game series with conference foe Penn State (6-10-8, 3-4-4 CHA) in University Park, Pennsylvania, on Friday. After failing to protect a two-goal lead in the third period, the Orange netted a goal three minutes into overtime, defeating Penn State 3-2.SU was outshot by four in the scoreless first period, but the Orange rebounded with 17 shots and two goals in the second. Freshman defender Jessica DiGirolamo’s goal — her second of the season — with just over seven minutes remaining in the period provided Syracuse with a one-goal lead. Exactly three minutes later, DiGirolamo assisted fellow freshman Emma Polaski and the visitors held a two-goal lead at the second intermission.Yet, six minutes into the third, PSU struck back via junior forward Meike Meilleur. Then, her second goal of the game pulled the Nittany Lions level with only five minutes remaining, even though the Orange outshot PSU by three in the period.Still, SU collected the winner three minutes into overtime. Senior defender Megan Quinn’s second score of the season gave SU a road win against its conference rival.Syracuse recorded 38 shots for the game and senior goaltender Abbey Miller held PSU to two goals on 31 shots, accumulating 29 saves on the day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange currently sit in third place in the CHA. It now leads Penn State by three points, but still trails conference-leader Robert Morris by five points. Comments Published on January 19, 2018 at 8:40 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more