USA: NSSC New London Changes Commanders

first_img USA: NSSC New London Changes Commanders Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: NSSC New London Changes Commanders View post tag: Commanders February 25, 2013 Share this article View post tag: changes View post tag: New View post tag: NSSC View post tag: Navalcenter_img  Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) New London changed hands during a ceremony at Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, Feb. 22.Cmdr. Wayne Grasdock relieved Cmdr. Tim Kollmer during the time-honored change of command ceremony.“Tim emphasized teamwork and exceptional customer service building strong partnerships across the submarine force and the fleet,” said Capt. David Roberts, commanding officer, Naval Submarine School. “While in command of NSSC, Tim strived for ways to improve the service to the Groton waterfront.”Kollmer, a native of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., will soon transfer to the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.During the ceremony, he was also praised for providing direct support to 10 forward-deployed submarines, maintaining their manning levels and meeting all material and repair parts requirements to keep them on station.Roberts said Kollmer and his team of more than 3,000 Sailors and civilians maintained the highest levels of mission and personal readiness.In preparing for his remarks, Roberts contacted several of Kollmer’s staff personnel and shared a few of their responses with the ceremony attendees.“He is the finest leader I know,” Roberts conveyed to the crowd. “Cmdr. Kollmer is a servant leader who serves at the pleasure of the junior Sailors in his ranks.”Kollmer reflected on his team’s quality and workmanship that provided direct support to Groton-assigned submarines and their crews.“It has been an honor and a privilege to have worked with such a dedicated group of Sailors and civilians,” said Kollmer. “Their focus has remained wholly on the boats and the waterfront staffs that we support, and they have done it superbly.”Kollmer received additional praise for his team’s quality service during his command tour.“Your team provided superior support to the submarine force in our busiest homeport,” said Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic; in a naval message. “Under your leadership NSSC New London focused on achieving the highest levels of personnel and mission readiness while ensuring our submarines deployed on time, ready to conduct missions in support of national tasking.”After relieving Kollmer and assuming command of NSSC New London, Grasdock, a native of Montana, thanked Kollmer for his leadership of NSSC, and discussed the command’s legacy of continued support of the undersea forces.“I am looking forward to working with Sailors and civilians on the waterfront, and being a part of an organization that supports undersea forces for warfighting and operations forward,” said Grasdock.The scope of NSSC’s support includes administrative and personnel; legal; religious; operations; supply; communications; personnel security; information systems; force protection; weapons handling; and, medical.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 25, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: London Authorities View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Coronavirus resurgence in Beijing prompts reinstatement of tough measures

first_imgBeijing reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of COVID-19 cases on Monday, adding urgency to efforts to rein in a sudden resurgence of the coronavirus in the Chinese capital.The recent outbreak has been traced to Xinfadi, a sprawling wholesale food market that is the biggest in Asia and accounts for 80% of Beijing’s farm produce supply sourced both domestically and from overseas.The market has been shut, tens of thousands of nearby residents are being tested for the virus, and a city-wide campaign launched to identify people who have recently visited the market or been in contact with people who have. Some schools have started to suspend classes. “The risk of the epidemic spreading is very high, so we should take resolute and decisive measures,” Xu Hejiang, spokesman at the Beijing city government, said at a press conference on Monday.Xinfadi, a complex of warehouses and trading halls spanning an area the size of nearly 160 soccer pitches, is more than 20 times larger than the seafood market in Wuhan where the coronavirus originated. Thousands of tons of vegetables, fruits and meats are traded at Xinfadi each day.Beijing officials on Monday confirmed 36 new COVID-19 cases for June 14, the same as a day earlier, which was the city’s highest daily infection count since late March. Officials have now reported 79 cases over just four days, the biggest concentration of infections since February.A number of neighborhoods in the west and southwest of Beijing have been upgraded to medium-risk, including Financial Street where banks and financial firms converge, which calls for measures such as strict control of people and vehicle movements, disinfections and temperature checks. One neighborhood in the same district as the food market was raised to high-risk, denoting the most severe level of infection and warning people not to go there. Beijing started testing en masse on Sunday, conducting 76,499 tests. Fifty-nine individuals tested positive, Gao Xiaojun, a spokesperson for the Beijing public health commission, said at Monday’s briefing.Samples of 8,950 people who were recently at Xinfadi had been collected as of early Monday, said Gao, adding that results from the 6,075 tested so far were negative.InvestigationThe new Beijing cluster prompted governments in some cities and provinces to warn their residents against non-essential travel to the capital, and to implement isolation protocols and testing for some incoming visitors from the capital.The northeastern province of Liaoning and northern Hebei province have reported a combined handful of cases connected to the Beijing infections. Sichuan in the southwest reported one suspected case on Monday.The World Health Organization said on Sunday it was informed of the outbreak by Chinese officials who were investigating its source and extent. WHO reinforced the need for thorough investigations.”Genetic sequencing from humans and environmental samples is ongoing, and WHO encourages the release of these sequences as soon as possible,” WHO said in its statement. “WHO understands that genetic sequences will be released as soon as possible once further laboratory analyses are completed.”An epidemiologist with the Beijing government said on Sunday that a DNA sequencing of the virus showed the Xinfadi outbreak could have come from Europe.”Our preliminary assessment is the virus came from overseas. We still can’t determine how it got here. It might’ve been on contaminated seafood or meat, or spread from the feces of people inside the market,” state media quoted Yang Peng as saying.Topics :last_img read more

This opulent riverside apartment has hit the market

first_img9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonNestled on the river’s edge, this apartment is one of 34 residences in Newport, a boutique five-level building in the exclusive Hamilton Reach enclave.On entry, a short hallway leads into an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space highlighted by crisp white tones, vitrified tiles and views to the Brisbane River. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonThe cooking space has an island bench top, a breakfast bar, wine fridge, two sinks, ample cabinetry, an integrated coffee machine and Miele appliances including a gas cook top and self-cleaning oven. Accessed via sliding glass doors from the living area is a covered balcony, showcasing the best of the apartment’s river views. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, Hamilton“Apartment 9207 offers opulence and a quality lifestyle on the river’s edge, with a fluid floor plan, secondary living spaces, an entertainer’s kitchen and generous balcony.” Price: $1.525 millionAgent: Elisa McMahon, Ray White City PrecinctTel: 3236 5999, 0419 701 034 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonOther features include ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans, with residents’ amenities including a pool.Listing agent Elisa McMahon said the apartment was in a tightly held residential precinct and offered an exceptional opportunity to the Brisbane market.“Bordered by the Brisbane River and parkland to the south and The Royal Queensland Golf Club to the east, the Newport Building within Hamilton Reach affords one of the most exceptional outlooks in all of Hamilton,” Ms McMahon said.“The architecturally dynamic building boasts sweeping curves that gently mirror the river, with continuous wrapping balustrades providing visual cues to the opulent and perfectly considered space that resides inside. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The main bedroom also opens to the outdoor space, while further accentuated by a large timber walk-in wardrobe and a stylish ensuite with a double vanity, bathtub and rain shower.Two more carpeted bedrooms with timber-finished built-in wardrobes are to the left at the rear of the apartment, adjacent to another bedroom. These bedrooms are serviced by a contemporary bathroom, while completing the residence is a laundry, powder room and ample storage, along with two secure car spaces.last_img read more

Up the Tempo… Enlarged Kindred Group delivers ‘All Time High’ trading quarter for Q3 2017

first_img Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Presenting its Q3 trading update (period ending 30 September), an enlarged Kindred Group Plc continues to deliver for its investors, declaring an ‘all-time high’ quarter for revenue and profits.Trading against a tough Q3 2106 comparative period (featuring Euro 2016),  Stockholm-listed Kindred Group would generate group revenues of £194 million up 36% on Q3 2016’s £142 million. Year-to-date Kindred has surpassed the £500 million mark in group revenues.“I am delighted to report record revenues and profitability for Kindred Group in the third quarter of 2017 driven by strong growth across our major markets and solid cost control.” detailed Henrik Tjärnström, CEO of Kindred Group.Kindred’s strong revenue momentum would see the operator declare a period underlying group EBITDA of £46 million (Q3 2016: £33 million), of which £3.7 million was generated by newly acquired asset 32Red.“Despite the absence of a major football events this quarter, the organic Gross winnings revenue growth in constant currency was 17 % compared to the same period last year, which demonstrates that we continue to gain market share. 32Red contributed GBP 18.6 million of Gross winnings revenue and GBP 3.7 million of underlying EBITDA. This acquisition also brings new expertise to our teams and additional locally regulated revenue and opportunities for future revenue and cost synergies. In the third quarter of 2017, 41% of the Group’s Gross winnings revenue came from locally regulated markets.” Tjärnström addedReporting its strongest trading period, Kindred would detail that it had recorded +1.2 million active customers across its group brands, of which +120,000 had been delivered by 32 Red.“Our focus on mobile strategy has enabled us to remain at the forefront of industry developments. In the third quarter, Gross winnings revenue from mobile grew by 51 percent compared to the third quarter last year and amounted to 71% of our total Gross winnings revenue.” Tjärnström commented on KPI gainsClosing its Q3 trading period, Kindred governance would declare a period operating profits of £29.9 million (Q3 2016: £21 million), with the operator generating £66.6 million in group profits for its year-to-date performance.Looking forward, Kindred governance enters a Q4 2016 period confident of hitting all corporate expectations. The company has increased its marketing coverage with the start of a new European football season, launching new cross-market sportsbook campaigns and securing new football partnerships (Unibet – Aston Villa FC).“In the period up to 22 October 2017, with approximately 50% higher than normal sportsbook margins, average daily Gross winnings revenue in GBP was 68% higher compared to the same period in 2016. Adjusting for the acquisition of 32Red and the impact of exchange rate changes, the growth was 57%,”Kindred Q3 2017 Performance Overview Related Articles Submit Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Share Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020last_img read more