USS Hopper arrives in Alaska ahead of Northern Edge 2017

first_img View post tag: Northern Edge Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Hopper arrives in Alaska ahead of Northern Edge 2017 Authorities USS Hopper arrives in Alaska ahead of Northern Edge 2017 The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrived in Homer, Alaska, April 29 for a scheduled port visit prior to their participation in Exercise Northern Edge 2017.Northern Edge is a biennial training exercise conducted in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which includes the area within the Gulf of Alaska, as well as land and airspace within the state.Northern Edge includes participation from several commands, including Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, U.S. Army Pacific, and others.The exercise is planned to involve approximately 200 aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base, along with Hopper, USS O’Kane (DDG 77), and USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200).USS Decatur (DDG 73) was the last ship to visit Homer in June 2011, while O’Kane visited in June 2006 and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) in July 2004.Alaskans have objected to this exercise because of the impact the drills could have on the ecosystems. Alaskans fear that sonars used by the Navy during exercises might endanger the region’s commercially viable species of fish.The U.S. Navy did not comment on the ecological impact of the exercise but mentioned that during the 2015 edition of the drill, approximately $13 million was brought into the state of Alaska due to the additional military personnel, support contracts, and port visits.Hopper is a multi-mission surface combatant, capable of anti-air, anti-submarine, and anti-surface warfare missions. It can operate independently or in support of carrier and expeditionary strike groups. Hopper is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Hopper May 1, 2017last_img read more

Long Island Press – Top 10 Local News Stories for 2012

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Now that 2012 firmly in the rear view, it’s high time for a little New Year’s retrospection to see what readers love most about us.These are the top 10 most-read Press stories from last year, as voted by readers, based on the best metric known to journalism—the number of clicks each story got on our website over the past 12 months.Some are predictable. Others make you wonder. Add them all up and it’s a list that reveals much about our readership’s interests and offers a trip down news memory lane.10. LI Doctors Among 98 Arrested in Drug Raid: Long Island’s deadly prescription drug abuse epidemic continued to spiral out of control last year as authorities cracked down on dealers and the physicians accused of supplying them with black market pain pills. And still they’ve just scratched the surface.9. Septic County: Remember how Suffolk County is slowly poisoning its own drinking and surface waters through its septic systems because most of the county lacks sewers? Yea, that’s still a monumental problem.8. 100 Sickened, 1 Arrested at Nassau Coliseum: Right before Sandy, 100 intoxicated teens were hospitalized during a rave at the coliseum. And a helicopter pilot was arrested for landing near the chaotic scene for some reason. Unconfirmed rumors of up to seven people dying are likely what made this story so popular.7. Amityville Horror: Second Gun Found? It’s been nearly 40 years since Ronald DeFeo murdered his family, but one filmmaker is among those who believe he didn’t act alone. The new evidence? A handle of a handgun found in the canal behind the house last year.6. 4 LI High Schools Among Top 100 in US: It seems readers like good news, too. This one came when U.S. News & World Report ranked high schools in Rockville Centre, Jericho, Commack and Locust Valley among the nation’s best.5. Paper Tiger: Newsday, once a flagship daily, has become a shell of its former after being bought by monopolistic Cablevision, the horrific cable company everyone hates. Its staff revealed to us the depth of their despair over the changes since the takeover.4. Suffolk Authorities Dispel Serial Killer Suspect Rumors: Armchair detectives solved the Long Island Serial Killer case and broadcast their suspect’s name on the Internet. Except it turns out they were wrong, anyone can post anything to the Internet regardless of validity and the real detectives had to take the rare move to publicly stamp out false rumors.3. Identifying Princess Doe: Thirty years after a teenage girl believed to be from Long Island was found dead of a brutal murder in a New Jersey cemetery, investigators continue their quest for justice for the unidentified victim.2. Ripple Effect: While Suffolk has leaching septic tanks poisoning the aquifers that our drinking water comes from, residents of Bethpage and surrounding areas have carcinogenic toxic plumes from the region’s military industrial past to thank for death from the faucets.1. Sandy: Anyone really surprised that the storm of the century topped this list? Although the homepage for all our coverage was most-clicked, if we listed every Sandy story separately, it would have taken up most of the top 10.last_img read more

Martin withdraws

first_imgBirmingham-born Irishman Dan Martin has withdrawn from the Vuelta a Espana following a crash on Friday’s seventh stage. Martin, nephew of 1987 world champion Stephen Roche, wrote on Twitter: “Nothing broken, but the most painful crash (I’ve) ever had. “Sad to leave the Vuelta but can’t race with these bids flying round my head. “I hit a hole or rock in the road. Down I went.” Martin also criticised race officials for compromising on rider safety. He added: “Stunned at UCI (International Cycling Union) commisaires lack of compassion. Should concentrate on rider safety and less on UCI fundraising.” Press Associationcenter_img The Garmin-Sharp rider, who has enjoyed a strong season which included a Tour de France stage win and victory in one-day classic Liege-Bastogne-Liege, suffered a blow to the head and pulled out prior to Saturday’s eighth stage. He will now recuperate before leading Ireland’s bid for glory in the Road World Championships in Florence on September 28. last_img read more