Gloucester’s scrum-half put in an extremely sparky first-half performance against London Welsh on Friday evening, setting his side en route to a bonus-point win. We analyse the 22 year-old’s display. The final bounce eludes him, but there is a refreshing ambition about this effort – not to mention exceptional skill. Isolating the moment Robson decides to go quickly though, we see this is not a maverick shot to nothing. Rather, it is a instinctive piece of decision-making.After a phase of advantage the penalty is given. Robson (circled in red) follows referee Luke Pearce so he is on the correct mark and fine to proceed. As this screenshot shows, there are seven Welsh defenders within a tiny area. All are flat-footed, perhaps expecting Gloucester to take the points. Instead, Robson makes a calculated gamble that almost comes off spectacularly.Minutes later, he held his nerve to conjure the first try of the contest, this time from the back foot inside his own 22 as Henry Purdy wins a penalty at the ruck after a 12-phase attack from the Exiles.Once more, take a look at the moment Pearce signals the decision.While Piri Weepu and Oliver Stedman debate the decision and three more of their teammates lie on the floor and out of action, Robson only has eyes for the ball. Ben Morgan’s gaze suggests there has been a call from out wide on the left too. What happens next is devastating.Billy Twelvetrees eventually collects the direct assist, but Robson’s role goes beyond the initial tap. His second touch in the movement from the ruck following Jonny May’s carry is vital as well. Sniping across field before straightening up slightly, he commits winger Rhys Crane and turns what could be a six-on-four into a five-on-two.As Crane closes himself off on a one-man blitz, Robson plays in James Hook with pinpoint timing and the rest is fairly straightforward. Soon afterwards, Gloucester’s half-backs were at it again.Turnover ball, and the transition between defence and attack, is such a rich source of tries – especially for clinical, creative backlines. Hook’s vision to keep the ball alive from Dean Schofield’s errant offload, allied to the speed of Robson and Charlie Sharples, makes for a fine score. These two screenshots highlight Robson’s contribution. First, it is he that tracks back to make the tackle on Schofield. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Friday evening’s encounter between London Welsh and Gloucester at the Kassam Stadium was a meeting of the Aviva Premiership’s most enthusiastic summer recruiters.Stung into action by a week of work Shaun Edwards, the Exiles looked intent on shoring up an abysmal defensive record that had seen 20 tries shipped in their three previous games. There was added bit to their linespeed, which unsettled the visitors – clearly still acclimatising to David Humphreys’ methods themselves.National service: Robson on duty for an England XV against the BarbariansPredictably, what resulted was a rather disjointed first half. However, one youngster shone amid the inaccuracies and fully justified his starting berth ahead of new signing Greig Laidlaw. While the experienced Scot came on with 53 minutes on the clock and contributed to a late avalanche of points as Welsh tired and eventually sunk to a 46-10 defeat, Dan Robson was outstanding.Danny Care, Ben Youngs and Lee Dickson are well established as Stuart Lancaster’s scrum-half trio and it will take a few more impressive displays to shift them. Even so, Robson is undoubtedly capable of forcing his name into the World Cup reckoning. A Saxon last season, he would not look out of place at Test match level at all.His energy and awareness in attack was fantastic – and we will come to that later – but it is also worth admiring Robson’s composure and core skills. This clip is from the opening phase of the game, straight after kick-off.Robson organises his runners and sends up Dan Murphy. Though the first tackle from Welsh lock James Down is a dominant one, Gloucester’s support play is good enough to win possession and set up a better angle for a box kick.Contestable kicks are a very important part of modern rugby – they are a crucial component of the All Blacks’ game-plan and Danny Care’s infamous replacement in Paris back in Frbruary was due to some overhit clearances that gave France too much room on the counter-attack.Here, the weight on Robson’s kick is very good, giving chaser Rob Cook an inviting target and putting Seb Jewell’s positioning under the microscope.The best kicking nines – think Ruan Pienaar or the retired Dimitri Yachvili – possess variety in this area. Just minutes later, Robson executes a different type of kick with equal assurance.Again, a cool head is helpful as Cook bravely clears up a dangerous grubber from Jewell. Robson, who is sweeping to cover anyway, first trusts his teammates to recycle and then, from a tough angle, gains about 40 metres. Without a fumble from Tom May, there may have been a quick lineout chance, but you must applaud a strike that alleviates any immediate threat.Robson was alert to every attacking opportunity during his time on the pitch. Justin Burnell’s side are not the fittest in the Premiership by a long shot, and Gloucester would have been a pre-determined strategy to make them uncomfortable by maintaining a fast tempo. They had the perfect man to nail that down.At the end of the first quarter, Robson sounded a warning with a sumptuous individual dart and chip from a quick-tap penalty. TAGS: Gloucester Then, having carried the ball in two hands and used footwork to attract Jewell, his pass to Sharples again expertly timed, sent only when the Welsh full-back has turned his shoulders inwards and is therefore fully committed.It was a virtuoso evening from Robson, who will surely enjoy a good share of the number nine jersey at Gloucester despite the presence of Laidlaw. That can only be a good thing for England. As the World Cup nears, another livewire scrum-half is pushing for involvement.
5 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 September 2013 | News Institute of Fundraising West Midlands Conference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis • Opening and Closing plenaries from some of the best people in fundraising• Refreshments throughout the day and excellent lunch• Drinks reception at the end of the event sponsored by Eden Brown RecruitmentOur Speakers include: Rob Woods – Director of Woods Training Gill Jolly – Director of Achieve Consulting Dylan Carroll – Senior Regional Development Officer, Barnardos Tim Diggle – Head of Fundraising, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Matt Collins – Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant, Charity Chap John Grain – Director, John Grain Associates Daniel Fluskey – Head of Policy & Research, Institute of FundraisingThe conference will be followed, at 5pm, by our AGM, launch of our mentoring scheme and a drinks reception. To book a place at this unmissable event, follow the links to the website. Packed with great speakers the West Midlands Conference will be a top quality unmissable part of this years training programme.What will I get?• Four masterclass sessions – we are running a two track programme so you can pick what’s most relevant to your role Advertisement
Related documents Civil society statement to the e-G8PDF – 117.42 KB News Organisation May 25, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Missed opportunities Original version of this opinion piece published in French on 28 May 2011 on Slate RSF_en The organizers of last week’s G8 summit in Deauville made our mouths water with their superlatives about a preceding e-G8 forum in Paris: “This is the first time that Internet issues are on the G8 agenda (…) This is the first forum devoted to the digital economy (…) The world’s most important Internet players will be taking part.” It was great PR.But Internet users and bloggers were suspicious from the outset. It was hard to forget that this G8 was being hosted by France, the county that gave us the HADOPI graduated response to illegal downloading (which can lead to loss of an Internet connection) and the LOPPSI internal security law’s Internet content filtering. Because of these two initiatives, France was added to the list of countries “under surveillance” in this year’s Reporters Without Borders survey of “Enemies of the Internet.”These are serious black marks in the eyes of those who campaign for Internet freedom and Net neutrality and their fears were confirmed when French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for a show of “responsibility” in his opening address to the e-G8’s participants. “Don’t let the technology you created be used to attack children (…) spread evil, undermine security (…) and intellectual property rights,” he said.So the e-G8 did not get off to the most auspicious startConvened to make recommendations to the G8 summit, the forum’s agenda approached the Internet from the business angle and gave pride of place to Web entrepreneurs and copyright holders whose priority is defending intellectual property rights. During two days of debate about the Internet, only one hour was assigned to the subject of online free expression.Of the dozens of NGOs that defend Internet free expression and privacy, representatives of only two were invited to address the e-G8, John Perry Barlow, the vice-president of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (an American NGO), whose contribution prompted a lot of comment, and Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard. e-G8 “hacked”So civil society “hacked” the official e-G8 programme, improvising a news conference in the Tuileries Garden in Paris that got a great deal of media attention. They used it to ask the G8 governments to defend Internet freedom before thinking of regulating online content.On the eve of the forum, 36 NGOs including Access Now, Attac, La Quadrature Du Net and Reporters Without Borders issued a joint appeal to the e-G8 participants and the G8 member states “to publicly commit to expanding Internet access for all, combating digital censorship and surveillance, limiting online intermediary liability, and upholding principles of Net neutrality.”But the G8’s final declaration was in line with the tone set by the e-G8 and confirmed the fears of free speech activists.On the face of it, the 19 points concerning the Internet seem reasonable enough. They affirm the Internet’s essential role, the need to promote human rights and democracy, the need for access and so on. But it remains at the level of vague statements of principle. There is nothing concrete.Intellectual property before Net neutralityNo precise reference is made to the importance of Net neutrality or how it should be defined. The dangers of censorship by privately-owned Internet companies is not mentioned. And the G8 missed the boat on government censorship. As the NGO Article 19 commented, the final declaration’s criticism of “arbitrary or indiscriminate” censorship fell far short of what is needed and will do nothing to deter a country such as China from continuing its censorship.According to international human rights standards, any restriction of freedom of expression, including online freedom of expression, should be exceptional and limited. Any restriction must be legally justified, must have a legitimate purpose and must be necessary and proportionate.The declaration’s most detailed point about the Internet (point 15) concerns intellectual property rights. Its wording is very similar to that of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and seems to justify allowing Internet filtering by privately-owned companies and stripping illegal downloaders of their Internet connection. It bears the imprint of the Elysée Palace’s most influential lobbyists.Jérémie Zimmerman, the spokesman of the French NGO La Quadrature du Net, put it like this: “After inviting the biggest Internet corporations to a ridiculous exercise in non-communication, the G8 leaders are now acting as the mouthpieces of their demands. The final declaration confirms that citizens should be alarmed by this unholy alliance between governments and Internet big business and must take action to block it. The Internet belongs to us!”Missed chanceThe G8 governments have missed a chance to align themselves with the Internet-using public and to establish concrete policies that would protect Internet freedom and accessibility for all.Even more seriously, our planet’s most powerful leaders chose to say nothing about the fate of the 125 Netizens who are currently in prison for providing their fellow citizens and the rest of the world with news and information.A word of support for the young Syrian blogger Tal al Mallouhi, China’s famous human rights activist and Nobel peace laureate Hu Jia, the Vietnamese activist Nguyen Tien Trung or the Iranian blogger MohammadPour Abdullah could have had an immediate impact on their chances of being freed.By refusing to confront censorship and clearly recognize Internet access as a fundamental right, the G8 governments are disappointing all those who continue to risk their freedom in order to defend the Internet’s potential.We must remain vigilant and confront them with their contradictions when their actions violate the fine principles in the final declaration.As the US journalist and Web guru Jeff Jarvis said during the e-G8: We should be “scared by those who are scared of the Internet.”——————–eG8: Civil society speaks out, condemns attempts to regulate Internet25 May 2011Civil society representatives gave an unofficial news conference this morning in one of the conference rooms of the “e-G8” forum on Internet issues in Paris, voicing their opposition to attempts to regulate the Internet and criticizing the lack of representativeness of most of those who were invited by the French government to take part in the forum.Participants in the news conference – improvised at the last minute and not part of the forum’s official programme – included Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard, Jérémie Zimmerman of the French NGO Quadrature du Net, former ICANN board member Susan Crawford, US journalist Jeff Jarvis and Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, a specialist in copyright.Jarvis said he was “scared by those who are scared of the Internet.” Julliard said he was “extremely disappointed” by the course taken by discussions during the e-G8 forum, including the lack of a strongly-worded message to governments that target journalists, bloggers and cyber-dissidents.“The free Internet must be defended before thought is given to regulating content,” Julliard said. “The priority for G8 governments should be defending the Internet.”Julliard made similar comments when he took part in a panel discussion today on “Electronic Liberty: New Tools for Freedom,” an official part of the forum’s programme. Other participants included Google representatives, Alec Ross of the US State Department, and journalists and activists from the Arab world. “The G8 should say clearly that Internet access is a fundamental human right, before discussing anything else, whether economic development or copyright issues,” Julliard said. He also accused certain democracies of saying one thing and doing another. He cited the US administration’s actions as regards WikiLeaks but said other democracies did not lag far behind. “It is easy to defend freedom of speech in Syria, but we should defend it in Italy, Australia and France as well.”————–Joint appeal to e-G8 participants by more than 30 NGOs25 May 2011Reporters Without Borders is one of the signatories of the attached letter to the organizers and participants of the two-day “e-G8” forum on Internet issues which the French government began hosting in Paris yesterday ahead of the G8 summit that will begin in Deauville tomorrow.The letter calls for issues involving online freedom of expression to be on the G8 summit agenda. Only two NGOs were invited to take part in the e-G8 forum: Reporters Without Borders and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Reporters Without Borders is due to participate in a workshop at 11:30 a.m. today on “Electronic Liberty: New Tools for Freedom.”The letter, whose 36 signatories also include Access Now, Attac and La Quadrature Du Net, asks the e-G8 participants and the G8 member states “to publicly commit to expanding internet access for all, combating digital censorship and surveillance, limiting online intermediary liability, and upholding principles of net neutrality.”A press Conference is to be held at 11:00am on Wednesday 25 May at the e-G8 Networking Space (outside) with the participation of Jean Francois Julliard, Secretary-General, Reporters Without Borders, Jeremie Zimmerman, spokesperson, La Quadrature du Net, Susan Crawford, member of ICANN board of directors (2005-2008), to rally against calls for Internet regulation.After French President Nicolas Sarkozy delivered his opening address to the forum yesterday, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard was able to put a question to him about jailed bloggers and cyber-dissidents, especially in the Arab world. Julliard deplored the lack of support from France for these detainees and asked whether the democracies could not do something to help them.President Sarkozy said in his reply that “all those who have tried to shut down the Internet in their country have put themselves in the camp of the dictators.” He added that “the Internet has become the watershed” between democracies and dictatorships.In his speech, Sarkozy recognized the role that the Internet plays in “reinforcing democracy and social dialogue” but stressed that it has to accept “minimum values, and minimum rules.” He added: “Your actions must be part of the logic of civilization.”Reiterating arguments used during the debates in France on the LOPPSI law (which introduced Internet content filtering as a way to combat online porn and paedophilia) and the HADOPI law (under which illegal downloaders can be deprived of an Internet connection), Sarkozy also called for “responsibility” from the forum’s participants.“Don’t let the technology you created be used to attack children (…) spread evil, undermine security (…) and intellectual property rights,” he said.France was added to the list of “countries under surveillance” in the report on “Enemies of the Internet” that Reporters Without Borders released on 11 March. 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As we glide gently through the Spring season, Slow Food, thankfully, will keep us posted on many of the activities that are on in the region. Here is the latest list of activities from Gortbrack in Kerry.It certainly steps outside the scope of just ‘food’ but hopefully you’ll find it of interest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A little bit farther afield than usual but surely worth it if you come back armed with the skills needed to set up your own organic garden!Gortbrack Organic Farm will host an Organic gardening courses on Saturday mornings, at 20 euro per morning – no need to book – just join them anytime and bring wellies/raincoat. See www.gortbrackorganicfarm.com for more.International Grandmother’s DayYou’ve no doubt heard of Mother’s Day and of course Fathers day for the dads out there, but what about Grandmother’s Day?Don’t worry, it’s not just another contrived reason to buy cards and flowers.Grandmothers Day, April 24, is a chance to acknowledge all the amazing things grandmothers have done for us. The SlowFood movement, involved as it is in celebrating time-honoured food craftmanship, ingredients, recipes and the much-needed conviviality which brings it all together, would like to play its part in celebrating International Grandmothers Day.As such, SlowFood Limerick and Region has a special request to ask of members and non-members alike. We would like to compile a special resource, based on the theme International Grandmothers Day. We are looking for:• food tips•family recipes passed down from generation to generation• old methods of food storage and preparation• foods your granny prepared for feast days and holidays• techniques for cooking cheap cuts of meat• seasonal treats eg jams,chutneys,relishes etc• growing your own ingredientsIt doesn’t matter if your granny wasn’t especially interested in cooking or even if you don’t have a granny.Perhaps you have a neighbour who is like a granny to you.Maybe you are a granny yourself. Maybe someone elses granny has inspired you to cook. As long as there is a granny in there somewhere, we want to hear from you!You can send us as many ideas as you like, the more the better, in fact, we hope to publish all your suggestions in the Limerick Post in time for International Grannys Day, as a resource for you to use for many years and who knows, maybe you will learn a tip to pass on to your own grandchildren. Get your entries in soon, April 24th is just around the corner!You can submit your ideas to [email protected] or, as your granny would have done, to:SLOWFOOD GRANNY’S DAY,Limerick Post, 97,Henry Street. Twitter Advertisement Print NewsSlow food notes April 18By admin – April 17, 2009 584 Facebook Linkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleTime tunnel show for CeciliansNext articleAlfa Romeo Brera’s turbo petrol engine admin
Otsuka and Click Therapeutics Initiate First-of-its-Kind Fully Remote Clinical Trial Using Digital Therapeutics as Adjunctive Therapy in Adults With Major Depressive Disorder By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest PRINCETON, N.J. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (Otsuka) and Click Therapeutics, Inc. announce the initiation of the Mirai study, a landmark fully remote clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of digital therapeutics in reducing depressive symptoms in adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) who are on antidepressant monotherapy. The pivotal, randomized, controlled trial will enroll up to 540 patients nationwide. Trial participation will be 10 weeks and efficacy will be evaluated as a change from baseline in the Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score. “This landmark clinical trial demonstrates Otsuka’s unwavering commitment to the evolution of clinically validated, FDA-cleared digital health solutions that support patients living with mental illnesses, like major depressive disorder,” said Kabir Nath, president and CEO, Otsuka North America Pharmaceutical Business Division, Otsuka America, Inc. “The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the need for digital treatments and fully remote e-clinical trials that go beyond the pill to empower patients, enhance connectivity between patients and their healthcare team, and ensure more diverse populations can participate in new clinical trials.” According to the World Health Organization, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. 2 Click and Otsuka are committed to bridging the gaps between the global deficiency of mental health treatment access and the millions of patients in need of safe, effective, convenient and accessible care. “While awareness of mental illness has grown steadily over the last decade, clinically validated therapeutic options available to patients and providers have remained essentially the same,” said David Benshoof Klein, CEO of Click Therapeutics. “Now more than ever, there is a need for a scalable digital solution that can dramatically expand access to mental health treatment without sacrificing the rigors of clinical validation or a patient-centered focus on engagement and user experience.” Otsuka and Click will collaborate with Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, to execute the trial as a fully remote trial. The collaboration with Verily provides tools and technology to engage patients and clinicians, in order to increase the pace of studies and collect higher quality, more comprehensive data in a more naturalistic setting. The collaboration also enables the trial to proceed efficiently and safely in the face of the unique market challenges presented by COVID-19. About the Otsuka and Click Therapeutic Collaboration Otsuka America, Inc., and Click Therapeutics, Inc., signed a collaboration agreement in 2019 to develop and commercialize prescription digital therapeutics for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), with the intent to address unmet medical needs among this patient population and to improve outcomes. Otsuka has committed to fully fund development of Click’s novel mobile application for MDD, and to commercialize upon achievement of regulatory approvals. About Otsuka Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka–people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health. In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging areas of mental, renal and cardiovascular health and has additional research programs in oncology and on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything it does. Otsuka established a presence in the U.S. in 1973 and today its U.S. affiliates include Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC) and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI). These two companies’ 1,700 employees in the U.S. develop and commercialize medicines in the areas of mental health, nephrology, and cardiology, using cutting-edge technology to address unmet healthcare needs. OPDC and OAPI are indirect subsidiaries of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 47,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 13.3 billion in 2020. All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less traveled. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter at @OtsukaUS. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.’s global website is accessible at www.otsuka.co.jp/en/. About Click Click Therapeutics, Inc. develops and commercializes software as prescription medical treatments for people with unmet medical needs. Through cognitive and neurobehavioral mechanisms, Click’s Digital Therapeutics™ enable change within individuals, and are designed to be used independently or in conjunction with biomedical treatments. The Clickometrics® adaptive data science platform continuously personalizes user experience to optimize engagement and outcomes. Following a groundbreaking clinical trial, Click’s industry-leading smoking cessation program is available nationwide through a wide variety of payers, providers, and employers. Click is progressing a broad pipeline of Digital Therapeutics™ across a variety of high-burden therapeutic areas, including Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Schizophrenia, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Obesity, and more. For more information, visit ClickTherapeutics.com. ReferenceWorld Health Organization. Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. 2017.World Health Organization. Newsroom, Fact Sheets, Depression. 30 January 2020 Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/depression Twitter Facebook Facebook TAGS Previous articleSaint-Gobain Life Sciences Introduces Highly Efficient Cell Culture Bags for T Cell ExpansionNext articleJokic scores 41, Nuggets beat Trail Blazers 111-106 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005554/en/ CONTACT: Otsuka in the U.S. Robert Murphy Corporate Communications Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. [email protected]m +1 609 249 7262Otsuka outside the U.S. Jeffrey Gilbert Leader, Pharmaceutical PR Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Co., Ltd. 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NYPD(NEW YORK) — The grieving mother of a 26-year-old woman found dismembered in a Brooklyn park this week is speaking out, telling the unknown killer, “You will be dealt with for your sins.”Brandy Odom’s torso was found in Canarsie Park Monday night, a police source said, while her arms and legs were later found Tuesday in the area.Authorities are working to determine the motive, the source said.“Everybody loved her,” the 26-year-old’s mother, Nicole Odom, told ABC station WABC in New York. “I can’t even see how one person would want to do this to her.”She continued, “I can just imagine what kind of pain she probably could have been going through with such a vicious act.”Nicole Odom said she last saw Brandy — who was living with a roommate in Queens — about a month ago when the 26-year-old scored an interview to become a school safety officer.The distraught mother said she learned of the gruesome discovery while watching the news.“Whoever did this to my daughter — I might not know who did it, the police might not know who did it, but the great God up above knows who did it,” Nicole Odom said. “And you will be dealt with for your sins that you caused.”A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment of anyone responsible for her death, the NYPD said. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-8477.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Stethem’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. John Bradford, spoke about the creation of the rank of chief petty officer and how its creation was integral to the development of the professionalism of the U.S. Navy.“The frocking of these four outstanding Sailors to the rank of chief petty officer provides us opportunity to reflect on the importance of the chief,” said Bradford.“The establishment of the chief petty officer rank in the 1890s marked an important milestone in the professionalization of the U.S. Navy and the value of that professionalism was clearly demonstrated in the World War II victories we won in the waters where we are currently operating. Today, while in the midst of Valiant Shield, a highly advanced exercise demonstrating the tremendous capability of our modern Navy. We are glad to congratulate these four new chiefs.”Following Bradford’s remarks, each new CPO received their gold anchor collar devices and were presented their combination cover by their fellow chiefs.Stethem is underway in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Press Release, September 26, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: promotes Authorities Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Stethem View post tag: CPOs View post tag: Navy USS Stethem Promotes Four CPOs Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Stethem Promotes Four CPOs The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) celebrated the pinning of four chief petty officers (CPO) with a ceremony on the mess decks Sept. 16. September 26, 2014 View post tag: four View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval
View post tag: News by topic View post tag: vessels Russian Navy Vessels Dock in Colombo, Sri Lanka March 31, 2015 View post tag: Russian Navy View post tag: asia Three Russian ships Admiral Panteleev, Pechenga and SB-522, arrived at the Sri Lankan port of Colombo, on March 28, for replenishment and relaxation.Admiral Panteleev is an anti-submarine ship commanded by Captain 1st Rank Aleksey V. Antsiferov. Pechenga is a replenishment vessel while SB–522 is a salvage tug. The ships, belonging to the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy were ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on their arrival.The Commander of the war ship squadron, Captain 1st Rank Alexander V. Potapov and commanders of the ships accompanied by the Ambassador and the Millitary Attache of the Embassy of the Russia Federation in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Area Commander of the Western Naval Area, Commodore Kassapa Paul, at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo. They held cordial discussions on the matters of mutual interest and exchanged mementos as a gesture of goodwill.The visiting Russian ships will stay in Sri Lanka until April 1, and the crew members are scheduled to take part in special programs arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay to enhance the relations between the two navies.[mappress mapid=”15543″]Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Sri Lanka Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy Vessels Dock in Colombo, Sri Lanka View post tag: Colombo View post tag: Navy Share this article Authorities
Share this article Ocean Power Technologies gets contract to design sensor buoys for US Navy Authorities September 15, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Ocean Power Technologies gets contract to design sensor buoys for US Navy View post tag: ONR View post tag: US Navy View post tag: PowerBuoy The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded Ocean Power Technologies a contract to design a new mass-spring oscillating PowerBuoy for mission critical sensors for the U.S. Navy.Under the approx. $250,000 contract, OPT is to design a PowerBuoy which will differ from the current PB3 type in that it will be self-contained and have no external moving components.Phase one of the contract scope includes the system design and laboratory testing of a proprietary, self-contained, inertia-based, mass-spring oscillator and power take-off (PTO), and for the selection of a station keeping propulsion solution to be integrated into the PowerBuoy.The contract has options for two subsequent phases, valued together at nearly $750,000, which are dependent upon the successful completion of phase one and additional ONR funding. This future scope would include the detailed design of the entire power conversion system, power generation system, and the PowerBuoy hull, as well as testing of the mass-spring oscillating PTO, and the build and integration of a full PowerBuoy system that is ready for ocean deployment.Dr. Mike M. Mekhiche, OPT’s Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations, stated: “This PTO is part of an anchorless, station keeping, low profile PowerBuoy that would power mission critical sensors and the buoy’s control and propulsion systems. The objective of this first phase is to design and optimize the inertia based generation system, evaluate the buoy propulsion system, and carry out performance testing of critical PTO components.”OPT’s self-contained PowerBuoy concept was first developed to address the Navy’s need for an easily deployable, persistent solution for powering multiple sensors while also responding to other specific mission critical needs. Advantages of this solution concept in security and defense applications are its low profile, and that it can be tailored to meet various mission specifics, including underwater applications. Acoording to the company, this solution concept does not need to be anchored to the ocean floor, making it well suited for rapid deployment without regard to water depth. The expected duration of this first phase of the ONR contract is nine months.