Apopka Election Day 2.0: The Stretch Run

first_img Wow, I just got the results on Channel 13 News …….Congratulations to Pastor Bankson and Kyle Becker. Oh, and congratulations to the real winner, Commissioner Billie Dean, as you are now the Vice-Mayor! Tenita Reid April 12, 2016 at 7:34 pm Well, when can we expect Kyle to give up his CONA facilitator HOA position? Are as I call it, the “tater” position. You can’t have your tater and eat it too, Kyle. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 4 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Tenita Reid Kyle, this is hard for me to say, but congratulations to you, too. It is truly amazing that this is your first political race, and you won big. That is no easy feat. I’ll give you a chance Kyle, and hope that you don’t let us citizens down, as time will tell on you, if you do. April 12, 2016 at 7:43 pm Reply Tenita Reid April 12, 2016 at 7:38 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here See, standing by your man worked for Mrs. Bankson! That is why I gave her the campaigner award for the most dedicated hard working campaigner I have ever seen in Apopka. Pastor Bankson, you have got to take your wife out on a nice date ASAP! Congratulations Pastor Bankson! Reply Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Previous articleApopka Election Day 2.0: Total voters nears 4,000Next articleApopka Run-off Election: Becker, Bankson Defeat Incumbents Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. April 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm Reply News from the VFW At 6pm: With one hour to go, 2,152 of you have voted today at the VFW in the Apopka City Commission Seats #3 and #4 elections. Adding in mail-in ballots and early voting the total turnout is 4,690. And with the workday over, that figure could get pretty close to 5,000 by the time the polls close at 7pm. There were no delays in voting, no ballot shortages or issues with registration. Traffic on and around the VFW is heavy but moving. No delays at the polls. All four candidates are still on site as we near the time for election results.Estimates from The Supervisor of Election’s Office is that a result should be available shortly after the last vote is cast. Stay with The Apopka Voice for results as soon as we have them. Please enter your comment! Tenita Reidlast_img read more

Nelson and Becker host Hoops for Hope

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Hoops for Hope Charity Basketball GameTomorrow, September 28, 2016 HSC II Parent Awareness, sponsored by Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson and City of Apopka Commissioner Kyle Becker will host the 1st Annual Hoops for Hope charity basketball game. This is a fundraising charity event to help foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the local community.Funds raised from this event will go towards scholarship funds for qualifying senior students at both Apopka and Wekiva High Schools.  The scholarships will be given on behalf of the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence.There will also be a scholarship giveaway for a student to attend the Apopka Basketball AAU Camp.According to thier news release, Hoops For Hope is passionate about people and wants to see youth improve their social skills as well as discover that they are significant in this world. Hoops for Hope believes that everyone has a Purpose, a Plan, a Part and a Place. They plan to touch the lives of children who are most at-risk, and inspire them to become confident, competent and caring individuals in our society.The Hoops for Hope event will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the CSP Sportsplex – 110 Athletes Row. Apopka, FL 32798. This will be a charity basketball event focusing on stopping the violence and increasing communication between police and community. The basketball game will be between 11th and 12th grade Apopka &  Wekiva students vs Court Kingz.There will be a roster of entertainment, including performing groups, music and fun! There will be hourly announcements thanking and recognizing sponsors who have contributed to the event’s success.Free T-shirts will be given to the first 150 people and a $200 prize for making a 1/2 court shot.For further information please call HSC II Parent Awareness at 407-255-0538. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSBryan NelsonCPS SportsplexKyle Becker Previous articleNew Guidelines For VertigoNext articleWekiva graduate follows grandfather’s footsteps in U.S. Navy Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

JD2 / Carney Logan Burke

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeCarney Logan BurkeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWilsonUnited StatesPublished on August 18, 2018Cite: “JD2 / Carney Logan Burke” 18 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Interiors:Carney Logan Burke Architect with OwnerContractor:Bob StrohmengerCity:WilsonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew MillmanText description provided by the architects. Carney Logan Burke was tasked to design an entire compound for a young family relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area to Wilson, Wyoming. From siting and entry sequence to conceiving a full complement of primary and secondary structures — a 5,300-square-foot residence, guest house and gear barn with a pond, waterfall and landscaping — principals John Carney and Matt Thackray and head of the interiors team Jenn Mei worked closely with the clients to bring all aspects of the project to fruition.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe site was level, treed with aspens and conifers. It enjoyed mountain views and proximity to town, but presented challenges in siting to take advantage of views while minimizing road noise and glimpses of neighboring homes. The clients envisioned a contemporary house with generous glazing and fresh interiors overlooking a naturalistic pond. Working within the design guidelines of the residential association, the main structure’s zinc panels, cedar planking and stone are mimicked in the smaller guest house set amidst the aspens a short distance away. The primary residence takes shape in two volumes. The flat roofline of the mostly transparent single story — which encompasses the open plan kitchen/living/dining areas — extends over an outdoor living room anchored on either side by twin fireplace masses. The two-story residential volume houses bedrooms and utilities downstairs and the master suite upstairs to take advantage of enhanced views. The master suite’s sitting room with built-in daybed connects to the sitting room outside the childrens’ rooms via a floating bridge that passes above the home’s main entry.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanBoth of the home’s masses have protruding volumes clad in zinc panels, which add interest and depth to the design. On the two-story volume, these are contrasted with horizontal cedar cladding.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanSave this picture!Main Level PlanSave this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe interior design was a collaboration, with the homeowner and her mother, a retired interior designer, working in concert with CLB. Interiors are characterized by walnut floors, hemlock ceilings, beech veneer, and Frontier sandstone. Much thought went into the kitchen, pantry and bar design; the sizing of locally made custom elements like wood slab tables; and striking a balance between intimacy and the capacity to entertain large groups. The collaborative approach resulted in an open, airy, nature-inspired home that makes the most of its site while meeting the needs of an active family.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Memorials of Yugoslavia, Through the Lens of Jonathan JimenezArticlesMEPM lab Envisions the Next Generation of Power Plants in TaiwanArchitecture News Share Projects Photographs Save this picture!© Matthew Millman+ 39Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Hershberger Design Houses JD2 / Carney Logan Burke ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898848/jd2-carney-logan-burke Clipboard United States Architects: Carney Logan Burke Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img 2017 Manufacturers: Firestone Building Products, Loewen, Frontier Sandstone, Jarden Zinc Landscape Architect: Year:  Photographs:  Matthew Millman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project JD2 / Carney Logan BurkeSave this projectSaveJD2 / Carney Logan Burke ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898848/jd2-carney-logan-burke Clipboard CopyHouses•Wilson, United States “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

SVP receives €1 million corporate donation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 January 2011 | 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.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) in Ireland has received a welcome boost for its Annual Appeal with a €1 million donation from power company ESB.SVP National President, Mairead Bushnell said: “We are delighted to accept this donation from ESB. It will help make a real and valuable difference to families and individuals who are struggling in these tough times.“ESB has a long history of working with SVP with particular focus on helping and advising consumers on staying well and warm over the winter months,” she added.Ms Bushnell described the overall response to its Annual Appeal as ‘generous.’ In November SVP warned that online donations were down 30%.St. Vincent de Paul is the largest direct non-profit charitable organisation in Ireland with an annual income of around €60 million in 2008. The figures for 2008 showed that the charity raised €13.4 million from donations.www.svp.ie Tagged with: corporate Ireland SVP receives €1 million corporate donationlast_img read more

Mazen Darwish

first_img Follow the news on Syria Human rights lawyer Mazen Darwish’s voice ceased to be heard more than two years ago in the Syrian hell that has already consumed more than 150,000 lives. He and his two assistants at the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), Hussein Ghareer and Hani Al-Zitani, are being held on terrorism charges because of their peaceful commitment to freedom of expression and information. Subjected to torture, mistreatment and denial of medical attention since their arrest on 16 February 2012, they are now being held in the central Damascus prison pending trial. Winner of the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Prize in 2012, Darwish had already been arrested by Bashar Al-Assad’s police three times in the past. But, as he said at the time, “no prison is big enough to contain free speech.” Middle East – North Africa Syria Information hero Mazen Darwish Help by sharing this information Middle East – North Africa Syria Abdul Bary Taher Yemen Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img to go further Fahem Boukadous Tunisia Find out more Said Matinpour Iran Find out more Hanan Al-Mqawab Libya Find out more Jila Bani Yaghoob Iran Find out more See morelast_img read more

WarnerMedia Scores 24 Nominations for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

WhatsApp WarnerMedia Scores 24 Nominations for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Pinterest Previous articleFedEx Delivers Vince Lombardi Trophy to Tampa Bay Ahead of Super Bowl LVNext articleGundogan emerging as unlikely scoring star for Man City Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Facebook NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– GLAAD just announced nominees for the organization’s 32 nd annual Media Awards which acknowledges fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community. Brands across WarnerMedia’s portfolio like DC Comics, Cartoon Network, CNN and HBO Max received nominations across thirteen different categories including: “Outstanding Documentary,” “Outstanding Children’s Programming,” “Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series,” and more. Last year, WarnerMedia brands took home three GLAAD Media Awards for “Outstanding Spanish-Language TV Journalism – Newsmagazine,” CNN en Espanol: Después de Stonewall; “Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ+ character),” Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, “Two Doors Down” (Warner Bros. Television) ; and “Special Recognition Award Special,” Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ Stage 13. This year’s winners will be unveiled during a virtual ceremony in April. See the full list of WarnerMedia’s award nominations below: English-Language Categories Outstanding Documentary: Equal (HBO Max) Welcome to Chechnya (HBO) Outstanding Comedy Series Harley Quinn (HBO Max) Outstanding TV Movie Bad Education (HBO) La Leyenda Negra (HBO Latino/HBO Max) Unpregnant (HBO Max) Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series I May Destroy You (HBO) Outstanding Reality Program Legendary (HBO Max) We’re Here (HBO) Outstanding Children’s Programming The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (HBO Max) Summer Camp Island (HBO Max) Outstanding Kids & Family Programming Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network) “Obsidian” Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max) Steven Universe (Cartoon Network) Outstanding Comic Book Far Sector, by N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell, Deron Bennett (DC Comics) Lois Lane, by Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins, Gabe Eltaeb, Andy Troy, Simon Bowland (DC Comics) Suicide Squad, by Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Adriano Lucas, Wes Abbott (DC Comics) You Brought Me the Ocean, by Alex Sanchez, Julie Maroh, Deron Bennett (DC Comics) Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode “Black Trans Lives Matter” Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) Outstanding TV Journalism Segment “One-on-One with Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg” State of the Union (CNN) Outstanding Online Journalism Article “They Will See You: LGBTQ+ Visibility in Advertising” by Brent Miller, Otto Bell, and Jordan Shavarebi (Great Big Story) “‘You Don’t Belong Here’: In Poland’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Existing is an Act of Defiance” by Ivana Kottasová and Rob Picheta (CNN.com) Spanish-Language Categories Outstanding Spanish-Language Scripted Television Series Veneno (HBO Max) Outstanding Spanish-Language Online Journalism Article “El Brutal Asesinato de una Mujer Transgénero Conmociona a Puerto Rico y Renueva una Conversación Sobre la Transfobia” por Harmeet Kaur y Rafy Rivera (CNNEspañol.com) About WarnerMedia WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005626/en/ CONTACT: Monique Mitchell WarnerMedia [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT CONSUMER FILM & MOTION PICTURES TV AND RADIO WOMEN MEN GAY & LESBIAN SOURCE: WarnerMedia Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 05:10 PM/DISC: 01/29/2021 05:10 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005626/en Twitter read more

MERS Wins Victory in Illinois Court Over Authority to Act as Mortgagee

first_img Previous: HUD Secretary Castro to Speak at DC Luncheon on January 13 Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 1/7/2015 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago An Illinois court ruled on Tuesday that mortgages naming Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as the mortgagee are valid and enforceable, according to an announcement from MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.In the case of CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Schak, Judge Mitchell L. Hoffman on the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court for Lake County, Illinois, rejected a borrower’s claim that a mortgage naming MERS as the mortgagee was invalid because MERS is not licensed under the Illinois Residential Mortgage License Act. Hoffman’s ruling was that MERS not being licensed under the ACT was not sufficient grounds for declaring the mortgage void and unenforceable.MERS was named as the mortgagee on the mortgage at the time it was originated. The borrowers had filed a motion to vacate the summary judgment and the order that approved the sale of the foreclosed property.The judge used as legal precedent the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Union County, Illinois V. MERSCORP, Inc. from January 2013 that the requirements of the Illinois Residential Mortgage Act, which was passed in 1987, do not apply to MERS because it “does not engage in the acts of brokering, funding, originating, servicing, or purchasing residential mortgage loans.””We are pleased that this Court recognizes that MERS has not done anything contrary to what is required by Illinois law and that mortgages naming MERS as the mortgagee are valid and enforceable,” MERSCORP Holdings Vice President for Corporate Communications Janis Smith said.MERS has won victories in courts in several states in the last year over borrowers facing foreclosure who challenged the company’s authority to act as mortgagee, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio, New Hampshire, Montana, Idaho, Arkansas, and Texas. January 6, 2015 2,756 Views Illinois MERS mortgage servicing rights 2015-01-06 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Illinois MERS mortgage servicing rights in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Home / Daily Dose / MERS Wins Victory in Illinois Court Over Authority to Act as Mortgagee Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago MERS Wins Victory in Illinois Court Over Authority to Act as Mortgagee Subscribelast_img read more

BMA urges NI health minister to ban workplace smoking

first_imgBMA urges NI health minister to ban workplace smokingOn 4 Jan 2005 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article The Northern Ireland civil service has banned smoking in its offices and the BMA wants it extended to all workplaces in the provinceThe British Medical Association (BMA) has called for all workplaces to be smoke-free in Northern Ireland, after civil servants were banned from smoking at work.From 1 January the Northern Ireland Civil Service has forbidden smoking in its offices throughout the country. The BMA has called on the Northern Ireland government to ban smoking in all enclosed public places. Dr Brian Patterson, the BMA’s Northern Ireland council chairman, said the Northern Ireland health minister, Angela Smith, was delaying a ban and said there was no need for further consultations on the subject.“Workers in smoke-filled atmospheres are constantly at risk,” he said. “We urge her to delay no longer and introduce legislation now.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

No. 10 Washington beats No. 17 Utah 10-3 for Pac-12 title

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Byron Murphy returned a deflected interception 66 yards for the game’s only touchdown to lead No. 10 Washington to a 10-3 victory over No. 17 Utah in an offensively challenged Pac-12 championship game Friday night.In a matchup of the two stingiest defenses in the conference, neither offense could get much of anything going at all. So it was only fitting that a dropped pass by Utah (9-4, No. 17 CFP) led to an interception for Washington (10-3, No. 11 CFP) and the only touchdown.Both teams had been held to just one field goal when the Huskies broke through late in the third quarter.Jason Shelley’s pass hit Siaosi Mariner in the hands inside the Washington 35. But Mariner couldn’t hold onto the pass and it ricocheted off his leg and into the hands of Murphy, who raced 66 yards for the score that made it 10-3.Jordan Miller intercepted another pass from Shelley on the following drive and Murphy got his second interception of the game the next time Utah had the ball. The Huskies sealed the victory with a fourth-down stop in the final minute to earn a trip to the Rose Bowl.The Huskies had four drives of at least 10 plays but got only one field goal out of those. They were stopped on a fourth-and-6 from the Utah 23 on the opening drive, threw an interception in Utah territory on the third drive and had a field goal blocked in the fourth quarter.The one score came on Peyton Henry’s 29-yard field goal late in the first half. That was enough to give Washington a 3-0 lead at the break but the Utes tied it with a score on the opening possession of the third quarter when Matt Gay’s 53-yard field goal just cleared the cross bar.THE TAKEAWAYUtah: The Utes made it to the title game despite losing quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss to injuries in a four-day span in early November. Shelley and Armand Shyne stepped in and let the Utes to three straight wins and a spot in this game but they weren’t good enough against the Huskies. Shelley’s three interceptions were his first turnovers as a starter. He threw for just 137 yards. Shyne ran for 37 yards on 11 carries.Washington: The Huskies came into the season with playoff hopes but a season-opening loss to Auburn and then a pair of losses to Oregon and California in October ended that quest. But Washington still managed to win the conference and will go to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 2000 season.UP NEXTUtah: Bowl game to be determined.Washington: Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. November 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local No. 10 Washington beats No. 17 Utah 10-3 for Pac-12 title Tags: Pac-12 Championship/Utah Utes/Washington Huskies Associated Presslast_img read more

Japan: Essex Amphibious Ready Group Departs for Western Pacific Patrol

first_img View post tag: Group View post tag: Western Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Sasebo, Japan Sept. 21 to begin a patrol of the Western Pacific region.During the patrol, Essex ARG will embark and work with elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to complete an amphibious integration training and certification exercise off the coast of Okinawa. “This certification exercise allows Sailors from the amphibious ready group to train with their Marine counterparts, solidifying the importance of our blue-green team,” said Capt. Bradley Lee, commodore, Amphibious Squadron 11.These types of exercises help maintain the ARG’s readiness to effectively respond to unforeseen events in the region and keeps the skills of the Sailors and Marines sharp should their service be called upon.“Since it’s my first underway with this ship, it’s a bit exciting to be leaving for this fall deployment,” said Operations Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Watkins, Amphibious Squadron 11 operations department leading petty officer.The Essex ARG consists of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9).Ships of the Essex ARG returned in April from assisting citizens of Japan after the nation was struck by an 8.9 earthquake and a tsunami. During the disaster relief operation, Operation Tomodachi, Sailors and Marines moved 80 tons of relief supplies ashore in one day and assisted in clearing debris from Oshima Island.More recently, the Essex ARG returned in August from participation in Exercise Talisman Sabre, a bilateral exercise with Australian and U.S. forces. Talisman Sabre is a biennial, joint-sponsored exercise by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Joint Operations Command.The Essex ARG reports to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. J. Scott Jones, who is headquartered in Okinawa, Japan.[mappress]Source: navy, September 22, 2011 September 22, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Japan: Essex Amphibious Ready Group Departs for Western Pacific Patrol View post tag: Navy View post tag: Essex View post tag: For View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Patrol Japan: Essex Amphibious Ready Group Departs for Western Pacific Patrol View post tag: Pacific View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: Departs View post tag: Ready View post tag: Navallast_img read more