Presidio of Monterey Garrison Command

first_imgFor many years the Presidio of Monterey was a sub-installation of the nearby Fort Ord. When Base Realignment and Closure shut down Fort Ord on Sept. 30, 1994, the Presidio of Monterey became a separate installation under the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. It retained nearly 1,900 units of military family housing and support facilities at the formerFort Ord, such as Army Community Services, the commissary and post exchange, on what is now known as Ord Military Community.The Army established the Installation Management Agency on Oct. 1, 2003, to separate the administration of post services and logistics from the senior commander at an installation. At the presidio, a garrison commander (Army colonel) and command sergeant major head up a staff of service directorates that runs all base functions, supporting all tenant units and commands. In 2006, Installation Management Command was created. It is currently headed up by a three-star Army general with its headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTERMissionDLIFLC provides culturally based foreign language education, training, evaluation and sustainment to enhance the security of the nation.About DLIFLCDLIFLC is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the nation. Resident instruction provided at the Presidio of Monterey consists of more than a dozen languages and several dialects taught five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Courses last between 36 and 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.The present facilities at the Presidio of Monterey accommodate approximately 3,500 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen, as well as select DOD members and the U.S. Coast Guard. To attend DLIFLC one must be a member of the armed forces or be sponsored by a government agency.DLIFLC students are taught by more than 1,800 highly educated instructors, 95 percent of whom are native speakers of the languages they teach. Aside from classroom instruction, faculty members also write course materials, design defense language proficiency tests, conduct research and provide analysis.To further advance student knowledge in a particular language, DLIFLC has designed an immersion program, which consists of an off-site facility where students spend one to three days in an isolated environment with their instructors and are not allowed to speak English. The facility is equipped with kitchens and sleeping quarters, while the program consists of real-world exercises, from bargaining for food and clothing at a marketplace, to going through customs or making hotel reservations. DLIFLC also sends a number of students on 30-day, in-country immersions.Nonresident continuing education instruction primarily takes place near the presidio at Ord Military Community in Seaside, California. Intermediate, advanced and refresher courses are conducted at this facility. DLIFLC also maintains language training detachments at numerous sites worldwide, where DLIFLC instructors are assigned to teach language sustainment and enhancement courses at the request of a particular military service.Instructor mobile training teams travel year-round to deliver from two days to six weeks of training, depending on the needs of the requesting unit. Additionally, DLIFLC instructors teach within the scope of the Professional Military Education System at military schools such as the Command and General Staff College, the Air War College and the Naval Postgraduate School.To support the general purpose force, DLIFLC produces Language Survival Kits, which are pocket-size pamphlets with CDs designed to be used in the field and range in topics from search and cordon to medical terminology.DLIFLC also offers a program called Headstart2, consisting of an interactive, 80-hour, self-paced program that teaches basic language, culture, and limited reading and writing. The avatar characters used in this product are designed to function along the lines of today’s interactive computer games. Headstart2 is currently available in nearly 40 languages.For more information about foreign language materials, please go to www.dliflc.edu.THE DLI FOUNDATIONIn 2014, the Defense Language Institute Alumni Association, founded in 2001, joined the DLI Foundation. The DLI Foundation is a public-benefit nonprofit corporation in the state of California and is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3). The purpose of the foundation is to promote the institutional advancement of DLIFLC and its alumni by developing, coordinating and promoting programs that attract support and participation of alumni; by offering opportunities for career networking and mentoring; by showcasing DLIFLC academic programs and students, alumni and faculty achievements; by coordinating events, seminars, dinners and speaking tours; and by bringing together alumni in a professional and social setting. For more information, visit www.dli-foundation.org.CHECKING INBoth Taylor Hall and Rasmussen Hall are on Lawton Road. If you’re arriving during the duty day, go to Taylor Hall (Building 616) at the corner of Lawton and Rifle Range roads near the Franklin Street Gate. After duty hours, go to your respective service duty office.Pvt. Bolio Gate is open 24/7 for vehicle and pedestrian access. Visitor passes are issued 24/7 for authorized visitors with license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration.IN-PROCESSING AT POMAfter unit in-processing, all service members will attend the joint service in-processing brief; it is mandatory for all newly assigned military members of all ranks and services. The brief is conducted to provide a one-stop in-processing station to ensure military members process with all installation and community-level agencies. The brief is conducted every Tuesday. It consists of briefings and in-processing stations.For more information, contact the Directorate of Human Resources, U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, at 831-242-5210/7212 or DSN 768-5210/7212.last_img read more

Speedo unveils new triathlon products for 2011

first_imgLeading swimwear brand Speedo has followed up last year’s launch of its high performance triathlon range with a series of new products for 2011.The company is clearly building momentum in the tri category, with a number of promotional initiatives including the recently upgraded TriathELITE app.The new apparel products for 2011 include a range of top-spec TriathELITE wetsuits, which feature seamless bonded surfaces and flexible underarm panels for improved manoeuvrability and comfort.The range also includes a series of new TriathELITE tri suits: 12 full body tri-suits and a two-piece range comprising two distinct collections, which, according to the company, have been designed to deliver results.The LZR Racer Tri-Pro range is made from a special variant of the exclusive LZR Pulse Flow fabric previously used in Speedo’s record-breaking LZR Racer swimwear. According to Speedo, this technology represents a lighter and faster drying high performance tri suit versus competitor suits in the tri category.www.speedo.co.uk Relatedlast_img read more

Services set for William C. Nelson, Mission Hills banker

first_imgPeople throughout the Kansas City metro and beyond this week are remembering William C. Nelson, a civic leader and Mission Hills resident who died last Thursday at the age of 77.Born in 1937, Nelson was a well-known banker who came to Kansas City to start working for Boatmen’s Bank here in 1988 and eventually became head of Bank of America’s regional operations. Nelson was involved in a number of civic organizations, including the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Heart of American United Way, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, among others.Nelson attended Yale University and was able to pay his way through school with scholarships and through work. He attended graduate school in business at the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife Barbara had three sons, Christopher, Graham and David. The Nelsons were married 42 years.Visitations are scheduled 5-7 p.m. today and 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at DW Newcomer’s Sons Stine & McClure Chapel, 3235 Gillham Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. There will be a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Village Presbyterian Church.You can read Nelson’s full obituary here.last_img read more

McIntosh Announces New Processor, Amplifier

first_imgMcIntosh just introduced two more products: the MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier. The MX100 and MI347 represent a streamlined approach to McIntosh’s home theater product offerings. Designed to be heard more than seen, both can easily be mounted in a hidden or out-of-the-way AV equipment rack. Accordingly, the MX100 has a 2U height and the MI347 has a 3U height. Or if preferred, they can be left out in the open for all to see and enjoy. Pairing the MX100 and MI347 will deliver a home theater experience.MX100 A/V Processor (2U Rack Mount Height): The MX100 A/V Processor is designed for today’s home theaters that only need digital inputs and don’t require any legacy analog inputs that were used in past years, decades and centuries.It has four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, with all being HDCP 2.2 compliant. Each HDMI port also has 18 Gigabits per second of bandwidth to support High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG; 4K Ultra HD at 50/60 hertz; 4:4:4 color spacing; Rec. 2020; and 3D video pass-through. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality is included on the HDMI output. eARC offers improved bandwidth so the MX100 can receive higher resolution audio from a TV to produce the best possible sound quality. Two coax and two optical digital audio inputs are also included.For outputting audio, the MX100 has 11.2 (or 7.2.4) discrete audio channels and 13 balanced (XLR) connectors. Seven premium 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) provide audiophile grade processing for the best audio playback. By utilizing only balanced outputs, one can be assured of the cleanest sound being sent through the audio cables to the amplifier(s) and ultimately to the speakers and subwoofer(s).The MX100 is compatible with leading home theater surround sound and object-based 3D audio formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. It’s also fully compatible with 4K Ultra HD video sources for the best possible picture quality. To further help deliver the clearest and most earth-shattering sound possible, the MX100 can be fine-tuned to each home theater’s unique acoustical properties via the built-in AudysseyMultEQ XT32 calibration software that has more than ten thousand individual control points allowing finer details of the room’s problems to be captured and corrected.Setup is easily performed via computer interface, and it can even be preconfigured by the installer to save on-site installation time. The configuration file can be backed up onto a computer or USB stick for safe keeping. The MX100 can be fully operated via the remote control, or it can easily be incorporated it into a home automation system via RS232 control protocol.MI347 7-Channel Amplifier (3U Rack Mount Height): The MI347 7-Channel Digital Amplifier is a dedicated home theater amplifier that delivers 250 watts at 8 ohms or 300 watts at 4 ohms to each of the three front channel speakers. The MI347’s other four channels are meant to drive surround sound speakers. To each of these four channels, the MI347 will deliver a healthy 125 watts at 8 ohms or 200 watts at 4 ohms.A Class D amplifier, the MI347 does not require noisy cooling fans to maintain nominal operating temperature; it also features an abundance of cooling vents on the top and sides to further assist with heat dissipation. On the front panel, multicolor LED indicators display the status of each channel. On the back, both a balanced and unbalanced input is included for each channel.The MI347 is ideally suited to be paired with the McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor, but can also be used with McIntosh’s MX123 and MX170 processors, or with virtually any home theater processor. If there’s more than 7 audio channels in the home theater, such as with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, McIntosh’s MI254 4-Channel Digital Amplifier or MI128 8-Channel Digital Amplifier (both rack mountable) can be added to deliver McIntosh power to all the speakers.Other features included with the MI347: Power Guard signal overload technology that prevents overdriving and damaging the speakers; Sentry Monitor short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage should current ever approach unsafe operating levels; Power Control to automatically turn other connected McIntosh components on and off; and eco-friendly on/off signal sensing that turns the unit off if no input signal has been detected for a set amount of time and — perhaps more conveniently — automatically turns the MI347 on when it senses a signal from the home theater processor.Tthe MX100 and MI347 are both priced at $5,000.last_img read more

Gophers continue dominance

first_imgDavis said she was pleased with the entire team’s performance this weekend against a Tennessee squad that won a Conference USA championship last season.“They’re a first-class program,” Davis said of Tennessee.  “When we can beat them, it always feels good.”Davis said the team is a long way from peak shape. She said the team’s stroke rate was about 32 strokes per minute this weekend, but she expects it to be about 36 strokes per minute at the Big Ten championships.The team will work gradually to increase the stroke rate in order to prevent injuries, Davis said.“You first have to establish that your blades are getting through the water the way they need to,” Davis said.  “Then as [the rowers] get fitter, you can crank the rate up a little bit higher while keeping the blades in the water.”Minnesota will open the Big Ten season against Iowa on April 13. Gophers continue dominanceThe team has won 19 of 24 races to start the spring season. Nate GotliebMarch 25, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers rowing team defeated Tennessee over the weekend, winning all of its races in Knoxville, Tenn.The Gophers have won 19 of their 24 races this spring.  They won 15 of 20 races at their first meet of the spring season, the Oklahoma Invite.Minnesota head coach Wendy Davis said the team looked a lot sharper than it did two weeks ago in Oklahoma City. “We rowed more as one unit today,” Davis said. The Gophers’ top varsity eight boat, which won Big Ten boat of the week honors for its performance in Oklahoma City, got off to a slow start, Davis said.“But after the first five or six strokes,” she said, “we found our rhythm and were able to power through.”The top varsity eight boat won its race by more than 13 seconds.last_img read more

Sociopathic traits linked to non-compliance with mask guidelines and other COVID-19 containment measures

first_imgShare on Facebook Share New research from Brazil has found that people who are unconcerned with adhering to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 tend to display higher levels of traits associated with antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy. The findings have been published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS‐CoV‐2 to be a global pandemic. Governments around the world urged people to follow preventive health measures such as frequent hand washing and physical distancing.“It is noticeable that compliance with containment measures varies greatly between people,” said the authors of the new study. “This is at least partially connected with psychological factors such as personality traits.” “To our knowledge, this is the first study focused on COVID-19 compliance with the containment measures and antisocial traits to be conducted in a large Latin American sample using a repeated cross-sectional design.”In the online study, 1,578 Brazilian adults completed a measure of maladaptive personality traits between May 21 and June 29, 2020. They also completed assessments of empathy and compliance with COVID-19 containment measures.The researchers found that those who scored higher on measures of callousness, deceitfulness, hostility, impulsivity, manipulativeness, and risk-taking tended to be less compliant with COVID-19 containment measures, such as socially distancing, washing hands frequently, and wearing a facemask in public. Participants with greater empathy, on the other hand, tended to be more compliant with COVID-19 containment measures.“Our findings indicated that antisocial traits, especially lower levels of empathy and higher levels of Callousness and Risk-taking, are directly associated with compliance with containment measures. These traits explain, at least partially, the reason why people continue not adhering to the containment measures even with the increasing numbers of cases and deaths,” the researchers said.“Exposing oneself and others to risk, even when it can be avoided, is a typical trait for people with antisocial tendencies, and with low levels of empathy.”The new findings are in line with previous research conducted in the United States and Poland, which also found that antisocial personality traits were associated with ignoring preventative measures meant to halt the spread of COVID-19.“Our findings can be useful for public health policies, e.g., through screenings that demonstrate an elevation in these traits, interventions can be carried out aiming at greater awareness and consequent compliance with containment measures. We suggest that further studies be carried out investigating the interaction of these traits with other variables,” said the authors of the new research.The study, “Compliance with containment measures to the COVID-19 pandemic over time: Do antisocial traits matter?“, was authored by Fabiano Koich Miguel, Gisele Magarotto Machado, Giselle Pianowski, and Lucasde Francisco Carvalho.(Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay) LinkedIncenter_img Email Share on Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

MISG Announces Management Appointments

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Management Information Systems Group, Inc. (MISG), a leading provider of e-commerce, electronic data interchange (EDI) and Internet solutions, has announced two new management appointments. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Gregg Peterson, who has been with MISG since 2000, has been promoted to vice president of client services. In this new role, Peterson will continue to manage MISG’s comprehensive customer support department, which provides training, troubleshooting, trading partner setups and technical support for more than 25,000 trading partner relationships. Additionally, MISG has named Pat Koepsell to director of new business development. As director of new business development, Koepsell will identify areas of opportunity for MISG products and services and will direct the development of new market growth within the automotive, heavy-duty and manufacturing sectors. Koepsell has more than 30 years experience in the information technology/e-commerce business. Most recently as sales director with Global eXchange Services (GXS), a global e-commerce/EDI service provider and long-time business partner of MISG. Prior to GXS, Koepsell served in sales and sales management for several companies including IBM, Digital Equipment and AT&T. Koepsell is based in the Detroit- Metropolitan area. MISG is a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association. For more information about MISG, visit: www.misg.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Federal-Mogul Names Jose Maria Alapont New Chairman

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, MI — AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Federal-Mogul Corp. has named President and CEO Jose Maria Alapont to the additional post of chairman of the board of directors for Federal-Mogul, effective immediately. He replaces Robert Miller, who has resigned to become chairman and CEO of Delphi Corp. Alapont was named president and CEO of Federal-Mogul on March 1. With more than 30 years of global leadership experience in the automotive manufacturer and supplier industries, Alapont is known throughout the industry as being customer and results oriented, relentless in his drive for excellence and breakthrough performance to generate global profitable growth. “I am very pleased to be chairman of the board of directors of Federal-Mogul,” said Alapont. “We are committed to driving the future of Federal-Mogul, creating value and fully satisfying customers, stakeholders and employees’ expectations through our global profitable growth strategy.” Prior to joining Federal-Mogul, Alapont was CEO and a member of the board of directors at IVECO – the commercial vehicle company of the Fiat Group. Between 1997 and 2003, Alapont held several leadership roles at Delphi Automotive Systems, one of the world’s largest and most diversified suppliers of automotive systems and components. He began his career at Delphi as executive director, energy and chassis systems. Soon after, he was promoted to president, Europe, Asia and Middle East, at which time he became a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company’s top policy-making group. In 2003, Alapont was president of international operations and vice president of sales and marketing. Advertisement From 1990 to 1997, Alapont served in a variety of key positions at Valeo Group – a leading global automotive supplier. He started at Valeo as operations director of engine cooling systems, Spain, and thereafter became operations director for worldwide heavy-duty engine cooling systems. He was subsequently promoted to group vice president of worldwide clutch operations, and group vice president of worldwide lighting systems. A native of Spain, Alapont began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1974 and over the course of 15 years held a number of management positions, from quality and manufacturing at Ford of Spain to powertrain and purchasing at Ford of Europe. Alapont earned degrees in industrial engineering from the Technical School of Valencia and in philology from the University of Valencia, in Spain. For more information about Federal-Mogul, go to: www.federal-mogul.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

PSA Norway Inspects Ocean Vanguard Stability. Finds Room for Improvement

first_imgOn 28 and 29 May 2013, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of Diamond Offshore in connection with the stability, buoyancy and ballasting of Ocean Vanguard rig.The objective of the audit was to verify that Diamond Offshore had good systems for stability, buoyancy and ballasting in accordance with regulatory requirements.No non-conformities were identified. Improvement points were identified in connection with: risk analyses; stability calculations; use of bolsters; documentation of training.[mappress]Press Release, July 1, 2013last_img read more

Otto Energy Completes Galoc Drilling (Philippines)

first_imgOtto Energy Limited, as operator of the producing Galoc oilfield joint venture offshore the Philippines, provides the following update on the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H drilling campaign in SC14C, part of the Galoc Phase II development approved in 2012.During the period from 0600 hours (AWST) on 14 August 2013 to 0600 hours (AWST) on 21 August 2013, drilled the G-6H 8½”  hole section to 3,958 metres through the Galoc reservoir  interval. The well intersected a 260m section of very high quality reservoir which was at the high end of prognosed outcomes.The well subsequently drilled through poorer sections of formation and the decision was made to TD the well early to ensure successful completion across the high quality reservoir. The 5½” completion liner has now been run over the high quality reservoir section.The well is currently being suspended prior to running the upper completion and well clean-up flow.The forward plan is to move the rig to the G-5H well and drill the 8½” hole horizontally for approximately 2,400 metres through the reservoir interval prior to running the completion liner and assembly.Location and Proposed DepthThe Galoc field is located in Service Contract SC14C (Galoc Sub Block) in 290 metres of water approximately 65km North West of Palawan Island and 350km south of Manila in the Republic of the Philippines. The Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells are being drilled within the existing producing field that has delivered over 10 MMbbls of production since the field was commissioned in 2008.After drilling of both Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H is completed, the DOF operated Skandia Hercules construction vessel will be used to install the subsea equipment and complete the hook-up of both wells to the FPSO Rubicon Intrepid.First oil from the Phase II wells is expected in November 2013[mappress]Press Release, August 21, 2013last_img read more