Back to overview,Home naval-today Commanding Officer of USS Jefferson City Relieved Commanding Officer of USS Jefferson City Relieved Training & Education November 25, 2013 NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA, Calif. – Cmdr. John Croghan relieved Cmdr. Brien Dickson as Commanding Officer of USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) during a pier side ceremony on Naval Base Point Loma Nov. 22.Capt. Thomas Ishee, Commander, Submarine Squadron 11, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. He congratulated Dickson on a job well done and remarked that Croghan comes to Jefferson City with impressive credentials and many successes.Under Dickson’s command, Jefferson City conducted operations in a wide range of environments demonstrating the submarine force’s ability to provide U.S. combatant commanders highly capable, multi-mission platforms to support both the maritime strategy and national security objectives. The submarine traveled more than 62,000 nautical miles under Dickson’s command.“All that Jefferson City has accomplished, could not have been achieved without the hard work and diligence of the Sailors,” said Dickson, addressing the Jefferson City crew. “You should be very proud of these accomplishments, as I am proud of each of you.”Cmdr. Dickson, a native of Casper, Wyo., will transfer to Commander, Submarine Squadron Eleven, where he will serve as deputy commander.Cmdr. Croghan, a native of Carson City, Nev., began his Navy career in 1986 as an enlisted machinist’s mate. He was selected to participate in the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1993 and attended Auburn University. He graduated with distinction in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and was commissioned via Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Pensacola, Fla.USS Jefferson City is homeported in Naval Base Point Loma and is assigned to Submarine Squadron 11, which consists of six Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarines, the Undersea Rescue Command, one torpedo retriever, and a floating dry-dock.[mappress]Press Release, November 25, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this article
The Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences at the School ofDentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore is seeking a highlymotivated postdoctoral fellow with a new or recent PhD in cell andmolecular biology or a related field. Expertise in biochemistry,cell and molecular biology techniques, signal transduction,immunohistochemistry, angiogenesis assays and manipulation ofexperimental animals is highly desirable. Candidate should have theability to work independently and be skillful in oral and writtenresearch communication. Our laboratory examines the molecularmechanisms regulating pathological angiogenesis and vesselpermeability in ischemic retinal diseases (diabetic retinopathy andretinal vein occlusions) and in oral cancer metastasis. Salary iscommensurate with experience. Send or e-mail a curriculum vitae, aletter stating research interests and contact information for threereferences to:Silvia Montaner, PhD, MPH ProfessorDepartment of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences University ofMaryland, BaltimoreBaltimore College of Dental Surgery 650 West Baltimore Street, Room7263Baltimore, Maryland 21201 [email protected] is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.Qualifications :Candidate should possess a new or recent PhD in cell and molecularbiology or a related field. Expertise in biochemistry, cell andmolecular biology techniques, signal transduction,immunohistochemistry, angiogenesis assays and manipulation ofexperimental animals is highly desirable. Candidate should have theability to work independently and be skillful in oral and writtenresearch communication.
After accidentally leaking their lineup last week, Wanee Festival has formally revealed their initial roster of 2017 performing artists. As previously reported, Wanee will see headlining sets from Bob Weir (2 days), Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule and Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets). The festival will run from April 20th through the 22nd, at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.The full lineup includes Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Blackberry Smoke, Leftover Salmon (music of Neil Young), Matisyahu, The Greyboy Allstars, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu (music of David Bowie & Prince), DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Devon Allman Band, Marcus King Band, Yeti Trio and Brothers & Sisters.There will also be a festival pre-party on April 19th, hosted by Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band. You can see all of this info in the poster below, or on the festival’s official website.
The 5th annual Susquehanna Breakdown will be returning to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania this year. Set for May 19 and May 20th, those interested in the two-day event should be stoked with the smokin’ line-up that was released earlier today. Greensky Bluegrass will headline the festival with The Wood Brothers and Keller Williams. Scranton-based bluegrass band and festival hosts Cabinet will be treating guests to three solo sets throughout the festival and one set where the band will pair with headliner Keller Williams for Keller & Cabinet.The weekend will also include performances by Turkuaz, Tom Hamilton’s Breakdown All Stars, Billy Strings, The Kitchen Dwellers, Organ Freeman, and more! Tickets are available now via the festival’s website, and you can see the full lineup posted below.
Photo: C.B. Klein; from 9/6/18 at Red Rocks [Video: thebrightsilence]To the surprise of nearly everyone in the audience, Rachael Price welcomed out her friend and country superstar, Miranda Lambert, to join her for a duet on “I Can Change.” The emotional new ballad set the stage for another new song, the quasi-rock-anthem “Dude.” Rachael’s wild, unbridled shriek echoed the late Janis Joplin (and across Red Rocks) as the band attacked the closing jam. But still, such a massive milestone for such an incredible band deserved a proverbial “cherry on top,” and the band delivered with a rare cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” before returning to the stage for a second encore and second cover, their stripped-down take on the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.”“Bohemian Rhapsody” Photo: C.B. Klein [Video: neurostimulator]As if there was any doubt, Lake Street Dive’s Thursday night show at Red Rocks solidified the band’s place in music folklore. Insanely tight and outrageously talented (and now with a Billboard Top 10 album under their belts), it’s obvious that this quintet is here to stay. Lake Street Dive continues their tour this week in Montana. More information and tour dates can be found at the band’s website here. You can check out a gallery of photos from Lake Street Dive’s headlining Red Rocks debut below, courtesy of C.B. Klein.Lake Street Dive | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 9/6/2018 | Photo: C.B. Klein Load remaining images After eight albums and 14 years as a band, Lake Street Dive finally played a hard-earned headlining show on a cool, magical Thursday evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. With a crowd that spanned the decades, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Josh Ritter kicked off the night, taking a wonderfully gracious turn opening for a band that once supported him.Touring in support of their recently-released album Free Yourself Up, the five-piece group now has a considerably sized catalog at their disposal. Nevertheless, they started the set with one of the funkier tunes off of the new album, “Baby Don’t Leave Me Alone with My Thoughts”. Singer Rachael Price and bassist Bridget Kearney kicked the song off with ferocity, but like nearly every Lake Street Dive song, each band member made huge contributions to the overall sound. Mike “McDuck” Olson’s guitar playing was tastefully and impeccably placed, and drummer Mike Calabrese’s machine-like timing and precision held it all together.The recent addition of keyboardist Akie Bermiss truly shined on the new songs, including “You Are Free”, which followed. Akie joined the band’s tour in 2017, but this year’s album was his first time joining them in the studio. All of the band members sang Motown (or Muscle Shoals?!) quality backing vocals, continuing into the next tune, “I Don’t Care About You” from the 2016 album Side Pony. “Red Light Kisses” kept the energy going, and Rachael took a moment to get the crowd to sing a pair of backing vocal lines as the band went off before bringing it all back home.After one of their beautiful ballads, Rachael introduced the next trio of Bobby tunes, giving newer fans a brief overview of the infamous Bobby and his song history across all of the Lake Street albums. In short, we loved Bobby, then we got upset with Bobby, and now we see Bobby for what he is, and we’re ok with it. The trilogy starts with the classic “Bobby Tanqueray” off of 2014’s Bad Self Portraits. The first part of his story segued perfectly into “Spectacular Failure” before slipping right into the conclusion of the Bobby saga, “Doesn’t Even Matter.” After largely sticking with newer material, the band proceeded to dig deep into their past, playing a pair of songs off of their eponymous 2010 album, Lake Street Dive, with “Hello? Goodbye!” and “The Neighbor Song.”The consummate professionals that they are, the group managed the energy of audience with ease, moving between fast- and slow-tempo songs and weaving it all together exquisitely. The band sped things up again with 2014’s “Stop Your Crying” and the raucous “Hang On” from this year’s Free Yourself Up. Following the two rockers, Rachael invited Josh Ritter back out to the stage for a stunning duet on his classic song, “Girl in the War.” McDuck joined in for a haunting trumpet solo, before they welcomed the rest of the band back out. Ever gracious to the rest of the band, Rachael pointed out the incredible addition that is Akie Bermiss on keys, inviting him to sing one for the crowd.Akie dropped right into Shania Twain’s “Still The One,” and the band was right there behind him. Whether it’s a cover or one of many originals, Lake Street always seems impossibly tight, and their true-to-form take on “Still The One” was no exception. The group chugged along with the disco-laced “Call Off Your Dogs,” as well as “Seventeen,” before playing two more tunes from the new album, “Shame Shame Shame” and “Musta Been Something,” which featured a nice, extra little guitar intro from McDuck. The band slowly stepped away as the song came to an end, leaving Mike Calabrese on stage for a mind-bending drum solo that seemed to last for hours. Pounding away, Calabrese built the rhythm back up, and the band segued into the hit single and certifiable fan-favorite, “Bad Self Portraits.” Two more high-energy songs, “Good Kisser” and “Go Down Smooth” closed out the set, but clearly, Lake Street still had a few tricks up their collective sleeves for the encore.“Still The One”
The world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy, starring three-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and James Yaegashi, officially opens off-Broadway on November 3. The production, directed by Rebecca Taichman, is playing at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. In The Oldest Boy, Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman (Keenan-Bolger) and a Tibetan man (Yaegashi), is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher. Differing cultures contend with competing ideas of faith and love when two monks seek permission to take Tenzin to a monastery in India to begin his training as a spiritual master. His parents must decide whether to send their young son away or keep him home. In addition to Keenan-Bolger and Yaegashi, the cast of The Oldest Boy includes Ernest Abuba, Tsering Dorjee, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and Nami Yamamoto. The Oldest Boy Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2014 Related Shows View Comments
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle applauded credit unions for their efforts in serving seniors in an editorial published on LinkedIn Thursday.June 15 has been declared World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations since 2006.“It is unfortunate that we need such a day but inspiring that there are so many willing to advocate with, and on behalf of seniors who may vulnerable to abuse,” Nussle wrote. “America’s credit unions are dedicated to meeting the financial needs of all consumers, and serving the seniors in their communities is an important part of their mission.”Nussle noted that advocates from around world are gathering today in Washington, D.C. for the third Global Summit on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.“At today’s summit, staff from North Carolina’s State Employees Credit Union will be on the agenda to discuss financial abuse issues plaguing older adults and the legislation that could address the issues affecting our seniors,” Nussle wrote. “I applaud State Employees Credit Union for dedicating their time to advocate on this important matter.” 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
“Starting today, October 24th, we’re making influenza shots available to everyone,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt. “There’s no reason for anyone to delay or go without their seasonal flu shot.” Von Eschenbach announced that the FDA is forming a “rapid response team” of experts to help make sure antiviral drugs are available in the event of a flu pandemic. In early September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recommended that flu shots be reserved for people at risk for serious flu complications until today. (The recommendation did not apply to MedImmune’s live-virus vaccine [FluMist], which is licensed only for healthy people between ages 5 and 49.) Despite some scattered shortages caused by delayed vaccine deliveries, the CDC stuck to that timetable. See also: “Providers in areas with sufficient flu vaccine already should open up their programs to the expanded group of people” not at high risk for complications, she said. She recommended that clinicians who have an ample supply of vaccine inform local public health officers so the latter can help shift surplus doses to providers who need them. CDC officials repeated their estimate that at least 71 million doses of flu vaccine will be available in the United States this season, compared with about 60 million last year, when the loss of 48 million doses expected from Chiron triggered shortages. CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said the flu season is just beginning. “We’re seeing very sporadic activity in seven states, and local activity in one state.” Leavitt observed that oseltamivir has been “much in the news” because of the chance that H5N1 avian flu will lead to a human flu pandemic. Many countries, including the United States, are trying to build stockpiles of oseltamivir, but the drug takes a long time to produce. Some localized vaccine shortages have been reported as a result of delayed deliveries, but they are expected to clear up soon, Gerberding said. At a news briefing, officials also warned that the threat of a flu pandemic may spur the sale of fake versions of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu). To make sure they get the genuine article, officials said, people should seek the drug through their physician. The best way to avoid fake oseltamivir is to get it from state-licensed pharmacies, said von Eschenbach. “We feel strongly that the best protection for patients is to avail themselves of the drug in the context of a doctor-patient relationship.” He added that people seeking a flu shot should make an appointment, because some providers may not have received their vaccine yet. In a news release issued this afternoon, he said, “Using the Rapid Response Team approach, we believe we could review a complete drug application in six to eight weeks.” Because demand for the drug far exceeds the supply, said Leavitt, “We’re concerned about the threat of counterfeiting of Tamiflu.” The CDC still expects 60 million doses from Sanofi Pasteur, 3 million from MedImmune, and 8 million from GlaxoSmithKline, said CDC spokeswoman Christina Pearson. She said the agency also expects up to 18 million doses from Chiron, which until last week was projecting 18 million to 26 million. Gerberding said that right now she does not expect a shortage of oseltamivir for use against seasonal flu. “The manufacturer still has several million doses in the pipeline,” she said. “The doses that haven’t been distributed yet exceed the number prescribed last year by a significant amount. At this point there’s no evidence of a shortage that’s going to result in any clinical impact on patients. We’ll monitor that.” Oct 24, 2005 (CIDRAP News) Seasonal influenza shots are not just for high-risk groups anymore, and everyone interested in a shot should go ahead and seek one out, federal health officials said today. Gerberding said people who experience flu symptoms and have not been vaccinated, especially if they are in a high-risk group, should call their physician promptly to find out if treatment with an antiviral drug would be appropriate. Preventive treatment with an antiviral may be indicated n some cases, such as for people who can’t be vaccinated because of an egg allergy. In response to questions, Leavitt and Andrew von Eschenbach, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said they had seen no evidence of counterfeiting to date. But Leavitt said, “It’s a situation that’s ripe for counterfeiting. The WHO [World Health Organization] now indicates that counterfeit drug making is a $34 billiona-year industry. We’re seeing it in many other instances.” FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108502.htm
Shoring up air travel restrictionsThree months after the CDC developed the DNB list, majority members of the US House Committee on Homeland Security released a report that criticized how US health officials handled the case of Andrew Speaker, a man with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) who caused an international health scare in May 2007 when he traveled overseas despite warnings from health officials. likely contagious with a communicable disease that presents a serious public health threat Of the 9 people who weren’t added to the list, 4 were subject to other local public health actions such as isolation orders, 3 agreed not to fly, and 2 were determined to be noncontagious. Sep 13, 2007, CIDRAP News story “House panel sees CDC errors in case of traveling TB patient” Data from the first year of the program, from June 2008 to May 2008, appear today in the Sep 19 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). See also: How the list worksAccording to the provisions of the DNB list, state and local health officials must contact their local CDC quarantine station to place a person on the DNB list. Then the CDC determines if the person is The CDC also pointed out another tool that can be used to restrict travel across borders. The CDC, with DHS Customs and Border Protection, can issue a border lookout that can prevent a person with a communicable disease from entering the country by sea, air, or land. “Backup measures such as border lookout records are important adjuncts to the public health DNB list,” the authors wrote. Drug susceptibility test results were known from 27 of the people on the list, 19 of whom were susceptible to first-line antibiotics used for treating TB. Among the others, 7 had MDR TB and 1 had XDR TB. Fifteen of the people on the list were citizens of what the WHO designated as TB high-burden countries. When to use the toolIn an editorial note that accompanied the report, the CDC said judicious use of the DNB list could help avoid the human and economic burdens of contact investigations that result when people with communicable diseases fly. Once public health officials determine a patient is noncontagious, the CDC and DHS remove the person from the list, usually within 24 hours. The CDC also said it reviews the list each month to determine if anyone on the list is eligible for removal. Speaker was traveling internationally when he was thought to have extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB). He was later found to have multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. The committee said the delay was a violation of International Health Regulations. After the House committee issued its report, the CDC said it was clear that the incident provided useful lessons, and though the agency was in the process of reviewing its own performance, it had already taken steps to prevent future problems. First-year tallyAccording to the MMWR report, the CDC received 42 requests to add persons to the DNB list, all of whom had suspected or confirmed pulmonary TB. The agency approved 33 (79%) of the requests. likely to try boarding a commercial aircraft The CDC said it has several criteria for deciding when to add or remove people from the DNB list. More stringent rules are in place for patients who have suspected or confirmed MDR TB. Of the 33 people who were added to the list, 28 were placed by public health departments in the United States. Fourteen of the 33 were placed on the list while they were outside of the country. Among its findings, the committee said federal officials failed to take early, aggressive action to prevent Speaker from traveling and that it took several hours for the DHS to place Speaker on Transportation Security Administration’s “no fly” list because of confusion over the fact that the man wasn’t considered a terrorism threat. Sep 18, 2008 (CIDRAP News) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a report detailing the first year of its public health “do not board” (DNB) list, a new tool designed to prohibit those with serious communicable diseases from flying into or out of the country. Two of the 33 people who were placed on the DNB list attempted to evade the air travel restriction, and both were detained by border officials and were taken to local hospitals for evaluation and treatment of TB. The CDC said it developed the DNB list in June 2007. The list is managed by the CDC and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), though it said the DHS defers public health decisions and actions to the CDC. “State and local health departments in the United States and other countries should be aware of this new public health tool,” the CDC said in the report, adding that the list is designed to provide a backup measure when local public health efforts aren’t strong enough to keep certain people who are contagious from boarding commercial flights. CDC. Federal air travel restrictions for public health purposesUnited States, June 2007-May 2008. MMWR 2008 Sep 19;57(37):1009-12 [Full text] unaware of or likely to not comply with public health recommendations and medical treatment The list is not limited to the communicable diseases that are covered under quarantine and isolation laws, the CDC noted, though it has so far been used only in instances when people have suspected or confirmed TB.
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