Regional news from NCVO

Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Regional news from NCVO The National Council for Voluntary Organisations offers news and links for regional voluntary organisations at www.voluntaryorganisations-regions.org.uk. The site’s resources include some funding news. Visit NCVO’s regional resource. Howard Lake | 13 February 2001 | News 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.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Seven products raising funds for charity

first_img Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas Melanie May | 15 June 2018 | News Looking for some late inspiration for this Sunday’s Father’s Day (17 June)? Here a round-up of seven products raising funds for charity, some of which might just do the trick. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Mackie’s of Scotland & Muscular Dystrophy UKMackie’s of Scotland has published its first book of recipes, Cooking with Mackie’s, to help fund a cure for Muscular Dystrophy. Staff at Mackie’s of Scotland have dreamed up, tested, tasted and agreed on a collection of 31 recipes in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK. Proceeds from sales of the 1,500 copies will go to the charity. The self-published book costs £12.99, and is available from 14 June, from Mackie’s 19.2 parlour in Aberdeen, as well as at Mackie’s stands at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham and the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston. Bags of Love & Caudwell ChildrenThis Father’s Day, Bags of Love is partnering up with charities including Caudwell Children and The Children’s Trust, creating online stores for them. Through the stores, children can get creative and draw their associations of their dads as superheroes to go on a Bags of Love item such as tea towels, trays, postcards and blankets. Proceeds for every sale from a charity’s store will go directly to the charity. Caudwell Children has created its own online gift shop, which will allow visitors to create unique, personalised, presents with 23 products to choose from. 30% of every sale will go to Caudwell Children. Dadmin & Action for ChildrenAction for Children has teamed up with Dadmin for this Father’s Day with a t-shirt that sees 100% of the profits going to the charity. The t-shirts are selling at £18.99. James Lucy & Make-A-WishNew social enterprise James Lucy has launched a campaign on IndieGoGo.com, offering a range of three watch designs, each in three colour options, and a range of quick release straps. It will donate at least 50% of all profits in year 1 to charities around the world, with this figure raising to 75% in years 2 and 3, and as close to 100% as possible by year 5 onwards. Charities will be voted for by customers.  180 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 KuSan & Brain Tumour ResearchEthical hat brand, KuSan is supporting Brain Tumour Research with a bespoke hat, handmade in 100% New Zealand wool, as part of its Autumn/Winter collection, available from September. The Sebastopol Project & Combat StressA book supported by public figures including Bear Grylls and Joanna Lumley, is raising money for Combat Stress. Published last month, On Courage: Stories of Victoria Cross and George Cross Holders will be donating £2.70 from every sale to the charity. Stories in the book include accounts of people who risked their lives to defend comrades. Each story is introduced by public figures, from Bear Grylls, Joanna Lumley and Sir Bobby Charlton to Eddie Redmayne, Dame Kelly Holmes and the late Sir Ken Dodd. The book is from The Sebastopol Project, a charitable endeavour aimed at inspiring the public with the stories of the diverse and courageous acts of men and women awarded the VC and GC. Main image: Barnardo’s summer trends book  179 total views,  2 views today London College of Fashion & Barnardo’sBarnardo’s has teamed up with the London College of Fashion to launch a new summer trends book. The One of a Kind book showcases a variety of colourful seasonal looks, and was initially launched in Spring 2017 to highlight the potential of pre-loved items in Barnardo’s stores and show some of the styles which can be put together using clothes and accessorises donated to the charity. Copies are available from Barnardo’s stores. Seven products raising funds for charitylast_img read more

No. 14 beach volleyball prepares for Fight in the Fort

first_img Twitter ReddIt Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Previous articleBaseball wins big at home against UT Arlington, 14-1Next articleThe Skiff: March 1, 2018 Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt + posts Jonathan Abraham Twitter Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas Facebook TCU vs University of Louisiana Monroe beach volleyball in Fort Worth, Texas on February 25, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) printNo. 14 TCU beach volleyball will compete in the Fight in the Fort tournament Saturday and Sunday at the TCU Beach Courts, their last home meet of the 2018 season.The Horned Frogs play host to No. 8 Cal Poly Mustangs, No. 18 Tulane Green Wave and the Arizona State Sun Devils.Before the match against the Sun Devils, the Frogs will honor four seniors: Jillian Bergeson, Cassie House, Brooke Sassin and Kristy Wieser.The Horned Frog opened the 2018 season last week with a record of 3-1 for the third consecutive year. In last weekend’s Horned Frog Challenge, the Frogs had wins against the Houston Baptist Huskies, Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas and the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. Their only loss was to No. 11 Florida International.During the Horned Frog Challenge, the combos Haven Hill/House, Bergeson/Jaelyn Greene, and Avery Arellano/Jensyn Bledsoe combined to go 3-1. Sassin and Jordan Westendorff finished 2-1, while Hannah Rodgers and Molly Scheel went 2-2 for the weekend.The Frogs are scheduled to play Tulane Saturday at 11 a.m. and will face a quick turnaround against the Mustangs at 3 p.m.The Horned Frogs and the Green Wave will be meeting for the third time in school history, with Tulane winning both of the previous matches. Their last meeting was on April 30, 2016.The Mustangs have won three matches over the Grand Canyon Antelopes, the Pepperdine Waves and the Nebraska Cornhuskers in their opening tournament last weekend. The Horned Frogs and Mustangs will meet for the third time in school history, with TCU having the 2-0 advantage. Their last meeting was on March 16, 2016.Sunday, TCU will play Arizona State at noon. The Sun Devils lost to the USC Trojans and the Mustangs in their season-opening tournament. Their only win was to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Horned Frogs are 1-2 all-time against the Sun Devils.While this Fight in the Fort tournament marks the end of the Frog’s home season, they still have games scheduled through the end of April for tournaments in California, South Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Linkedin Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Café & Museum Gallery to Open in Harlem, NYC…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleICE to transition European Union Emission Allowance Contracts to ICE Endex in the Netherlands during the Second Quarter of 2021Next articleQ-State Biosciences Announces Achievement of Key Research Milestone with Chamishi Therapeutics Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Hip Hop Hall of Fame Café & Museum Gallery to Open in Harlem, NYC in 2021 With Hip Hop “History” and “Activism Black Lives Matter” Exhibits – Post Covid Vaccine By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

SC Stays Orissa HC’s Ban On Bird/Animal Sacrifice During ‘Chatar Yatra’ [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Stays Orissa HC’s Ban On Bird/Animal Sacrifice During ‘Chatar Yatra’ [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Oct 2020 10:28 PMShare This – x”A civilized society cannot accept to see such activities openly and blood of animals flowing on the streets during the procession of the deity.”, the High Court had observed.The Supreme Court has stayed an Orissa High Court judgment which banned animal/bird during ‘Chatar Yatra’ festival.CJI SA Bobde led bench issued notice in the Special Leave Petition filed by one Bhawani Shanker Nial against the High Court judgment passed in January, this year. There shall be an interim stay of the order in the meanwhile, the bench also comprising Justices…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has stayed an Orissa High Court judgment which banned animal/bird during ‘Chatar Yatra’ festival.CJI SA Bobde led bench issued notice in the Special Leave Petition filed by one Bhawani Shanker Nial against the High Court judgment passed in January, this year. There shall be an interim stay of the order in the meanwhile, the bench also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramaniam ordered.The Orissa High Court, had banned the animal/bird sacrifice while allowing a Public Interest Litigation filed by one social activist Jayanti Das. Chatar yatra is a traditional festival celebrated by the people of Kalahandi District, Orissa and it is said that, about 50,000 animal sacrifices take place during this festival. In its judgment, the bench comprising Justice (then ACJ) S. Panda and Justice SK Sahoo, observed that these kind of rituals reflect only cruelty, superstition, fear and barbarism and has nothing to do with either religion or culture and such practice is abhorrent and dastardly. The bench had also issued direction to District Administration to sensitize, familiarize and educate the general public particularly the tribal community to desist from such superstitious activities. No person including the State shall be allowed to sacrifice any animal/bird during ‘Chatar Yatra’ festival on the public road or in and around the precincts of the temple, the court had ordered. Referring to various Supreme Court judgments on the subject of animal rights, the High Court had observed thus:God is the creator of the universe. He has created the human beings, animals, birds and all the species on this earth. The animals and birds breathe like us. They have also a right to live in harmony with human beings and the nature. Like the parents cannot tolerate to see the blood of their children, deity cannot be pleased by sacrificing the animals. No deity would ever ask for the blood. All deities are kind hearted and bless the humanity to prosper and live in harmony with each other. Sacrificing the animals to please the deity is nothing but a sheer superstition which needs to be addressed so that it can come to an end by way of public awareness, sensitization for which participation of district administration, police, educated mass, students and people from all walks of life is necessary. Butchery of animals on the public place on the festival day is shocking and horrifying. A civilized society cannot accept to see such activities openly and blood of animals flowing on the streets during the procession of the deity. It is high time to check such activities, if necessary by taking stringent action against the violators. The overt act of sacrificing animals in the temples or its premises is not obligatory overt act to reflect religious belief and idea. The rituals attached to animal/bird sacrifice reflect only cruelty, superstition, fear and barbarism and has nothing to do with either religion or culture and such practice is abhorrent and dastardly. The animals have basic rights and it needs to be recognized and protected.Tripura HC ‘s Animal/Bird Sacrifice BanLast year, the Tripura High Court had banned animal/birds sacrifice in the temples of the state observing that the animals also have fundamental right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. While agreeing to hear the appeal filed against this judgment, the Supreme Court had granted a partial stay of the High Court order with a caveat that any slaughtering of animals for the purpose of animal sacrifice can be done ‘in accordance with law’ in an ‘area’ set up by the Municipal Authority after hearing Animal Welfare Board and Gauri Maulekhi, an animal rights activist in India. Challenge Against Kerala Law Against Animal/Bird SacrificeIn July, the Supreme Court had issued notice in a special leave petition filed against a judgment of the the Kerala High Court upholding the Constitutional validity of the Kerala Animals and Bird Sacrifices Prohibition Act, 1968. CJI, had remarked in the said case that a dichotomy existed, in allowing killing animals and consuming them, and not allowing killing of animals, offering them to a deity and then consuming them.Click here to Read/Download SC OrderClick here to Read/Download HC JudgmentRead SC OrderRead HC JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Kerala High Court Directs CBI investigation into Walayar Rape And Death Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Directs CBI investigation into Walayar Rape And Death Cases Lydia Suzanne Thomas19 March 2021 4:37 AMShare This – xOn Friday, the Kerala High Court ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take up investigation into Walayar rape and death cases A Single Bench of Justice VG Arun issued the Order after considering the State Government’s recommendation for a probe by the central agency.”There cannot be any further delay in commencing the investigation. Hence, the Central Bureau of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn Friday, the Kerala High Court ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take up investigation into Walayar rape and death cases A Single Bench of Justice VG Arun issued the Order after considering the State Government’s recommendation for a probe by the central agency.”There cannot be any further delay in commencing the investigation. Hence, the Central Bureau of Investigation (4th respondent) is directed to take over the further investigation in Crime Nos.43/2017 & 240/2017 of Walayar Police Station forthwith,” the Court stated. At the previous hearing, the State Government had informed the Court that it was not averse to a probe by the CBI into both the cases of assault. However, the Assistant Solicitor General told the Court that further details than those provided would have to be furnished along with the State’s consent to the cases being investigated by the CBI. The Kerala Government had, last year, withdrawn general consent to CBI investigations in the state. Now, any investigation can be carried out in Kerala only with the consent of the state authorities. After the Court was informed that all necessary information had been provided and that the Centre would take a decision on handing the investigation over to the CBI, the Court noted that the investigation into the case would have to begin “forthwith”.With this direction, the Court disposed of the petition. The petition for a CBI investigation monitored by the Court was moved by the mother of the victims of the Walayar sexual assault cases. She approached the High Court in February this year seeking seeking a CBI probe into the sexual assault of the second child as well. The State had directed a CBI Investigation only in respect of the assault of the elder child. In October 2019, a Special POCSO Court at Palakkad had acquitted four persons who were accused of rape and murder to two sisters, aged 13 and 9. The acquittal verdict had caused much outrage in the Kerala civil society, with serious criticism of miscarriage of justice during trial. The elder sister, aged 13, was found hanging in her house on January 13, 2017. Within two months, the younger sister, aged 9, was also found hanging in her house on March 4, 2017. Both of them belonged to Scheduled Caste community. As per the postmortem reports, both the girls were subjected to sexual assault. The autopsy report in the case of the younger girl even suggested the possibility of homicidal hanging. In January, the Kerala High Court ordered re-trial in the case relating to the rape-death of two minor girls of Dalit community in Walayar, Palakkad district. Allowing the appeals of the State Government, a division bench comprising Justices A Hariprasad and MR Anitha set aside the acquittal of the accused.Click here to download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

‘They never want this to happen again’ – Family Solicitor of Bridie Kelly

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Pinterest The family solicitor of a woman who died at following what’s been described as a failure to properly diagnose and treat a blood clot at Letterkenny University Hospital has said that the HSE urgently need support teams to ensure that this never happens again. The High Court was told yesterday that 54 year old Bridie Kelly from Drumbeigh, Mountcharles was undergoing an unnecessary CT scan of her brain, which was meant for another patient of the same name.The High Court approved a settlement of the case against the HSE for €325,000.Speaking on the Nine till Noon Show, Solicitor for the family Ciaran Tansey says the HSE require a support network within it to safeguard the treatment of patients:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ciarantansey1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Previous articlePaddy McGrath out but McBrearty and McGee good for Armagh clashNext articleBusiness Matters Ep 19 – Brendan McBride & Deirdre Bradley News Highland center_img Google+ WhatsApp ‘They never want this to happen again’ – Family Solicitor of Bridie Kelly Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 11, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

‘A-ha’ moments

first_imgLatest Stories ‘A-ha’ moments Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “That was hard to believe that in 2011 we were the first two women,” Roby said. “There were a lot of fresh faces in Congress that year, more than 100, and they represented all walks of life. I was there to work for you.”Roby highlighted what her days as a U.S. representative are like.“We have two different kinds of weeks – district week and work week,” she said. “This week is district week, and it’s when I’m out and about visiting schools, civic organizations and businesses listening to issue that are important to my constituents – the things that matter to you. District week gives me opportunities to stay in touch with the people of my district.”The other kind of week is workweek. It’s when Roby boards a plane and flies to Washington and walks up the hill to her office and goes to work.Roby has served on the Armed Services, Agriculture and Education and Work Force committees.“I have all respect for the men and women in uniform,” she said. “I’ve been to Afghanistan three times to be with our troops on Mother’s Day. That has given me an important perspective.“Agriculture is so important because it’s Alabama’s number one industry.”Of the Education and Work Force committee, Roby said that she is a strong advocate for local control.Roby didn’t say that the opportunity to vacate those committees and serve on the House Committee on Appropriations was an “ah-ha” moment in her political career but she did view it as a great opportunity to be in a position to direct where Americans’ dollars go.“Appropriations has oversight on the whole range of government spending,” Roby said. “This new role provides a unique opportunity to push for the kind of conservative spending priorities that will put us on a sustainable financial path for future generations.”Roby said that she loves her job and considers it an honor to work for the people of District Two and all Alabama.Roby also visited the Walmart Distribution Center in Brundidge and the Banks Buy Rite on Tuesday. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Skip By The Penny Hoarder The first occurred when Roby was watching television and heard there would be a vacancy on the Montgomery City Council.“It was one of those ‘ah-ha’ moments,” she said. “I just knew that I was supposed to run for that position. I ran, and I was not supposed to win, but I did.”Neither was Roby supposed to win her bid for the District 2 seat in the U.S. Congress. By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Growing roots Tony and Jackie Harrison have made their homes in Banks. Florida brothers find their little slice of paradise in Banks… read more “Nobody thought that I could win but me and my husband – sometimes,” she said, laughing. “But I was determined that I was not going to let anybody outwork me.”Roby challenged the students to be open to any “ah-ha” moments that might come their way.“Keep your eyes open for those opportunities,” she said. “They might not be opportunities that are in your plan. But those ‘ah-ha’ opportunities were not in my plan. My plan was to be in the music industry in Nashville, not in the United State Congress and I would not be if I had not given those opportunities a second glance. When you get a gut feeling, don’t dismiss it.”Roby told the students that, when she assumed office in January 2011, she and Terri Sewell were the first women elected to Congress from Alabama in regular elections. Rep. Martha Roby spoke with constituents at the Banks Buy Rite on Tuesday.Roby encourages students to seek life-changing opportunitiesU.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., encouraged the students at the Business and Finance Academy at Pike County High School Tuesday to be in tune to their “ah-ha” moments.Roby told the students that personal “ah-ha” moments propelled her into the Montgomery City Council race and then into the race for the U.S. Representative District 2 seat. Published 9:23 am Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Articlelast_img read more

The non-native chironomid Eretmoptera murphyi in Antarctica: erosion of the barriers to invasion

first_imgAntarctica is the continent least affected by invasive species, but climate change and increasing human activity are increasing this threat. Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems generally have low biodiversity with simple community structures and little competition for resources. Consequently, species with pre-adaptations or capabilities that allow them to tolerate polar conditions may have disproportionately large ecosystem impacts when introduced to Antarctica compared with other regions of the Earth. Here we investigate the invasion risk associated with the flightless chironomid midge, Eretmoptera murphyi, which was accidentally introduced from South Georgia (54°S) to Signy Island, South Orkney Islands (61°S), probably during plant transplantation experiments in the 1960s. Larval size class distribution analysis indicated that E. murphyi has a 2 year life cycle on Signy Island, supporting previous suggestions. Estimates of litter turnover show that recent large increases in E. murphyi population density and extent are likely to increase nutrient cycling rates on Signy Island substantially. Existing physiological adaptations may allow E. murphyi to colonise higher latitude locations. Growth rate and microhabitat climatic modelling show that temperature constraints on larval development on Anchorage Island (68°S) are theoretically similar to those on Signy Island even though it is ~750 km further south. Establishment of this non-native midge at climatically similar intervening locations along the western Antarctic Peninsula is therefore plausible. Currently, lack of effective natural dispersal mechanisms is probably limiting the spread of the midge. However, dispersal to other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula may occur via human-assisted transportation, highlighting the importance of appropriate biosecurity measures.last_img read more

USS Bataan to Host Court

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Bataan to Host Court View post tag: host Training & Education November 7, 2012 Contractors are working overtime transforming the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) into a full-scale basketball court for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic scheduled for, Nov. 9, at Naval Station Mayport.The classic, which will feature the University of Florida Gators and the Georgetown University Hoyas, will be one of many events scheduled to take place during the city’s celebration of the “Week of Valor.”Crews are planning to work 10-hour shifts for the next two days to complete the construction. The seating area is built to hold more than 3,500 spectators. “We want to make sure this event is perfect,” said Lillian Voros, staging technician for Sounds Good Audio (SGA).While the SGA team works to put up framing and supports, others work to lay out the court and ensure services will be available for the event. Teamwork is a key factor essential to completing a project of this magnitude.“We’ve had a lot of coordination with the city of Jacksonville and with the Southeast region,” said Capt. Erik Ross, commanding officer, USS Bataan (LHD 5). For several months there have been visitors from Jacksonville to the Bataan in Norfolk, Va., to meet with contractors and ensure this event is a success.In addition to the construction of frames, seating and support beams, sound and lighting are equally important to ensure a quality viewing experience.“We are providing television quality lighting for the game“, said Scott VanHelten, shop operations manager for Musco Mobile Lightning. “The goal is to make the classic a memorable event which will honor veterans and active duty members as well as the families who support them.”The classic is slated to be televised live from the flight deck of Bataan. The basketball game, along with other local events, are hosted by the city of Jacksonville and the Florida Blue Corporation.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 7, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Bataan View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: USS USS Bataan to Host Court Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: court View post tag: tolast_img read more