EODMU 12 Command Master Chief Relieved

first_img Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 Command Master Chief Petty Officer Bryan Bymer was relieved of his duties Jan. 23 as a result of misconduct.Following an official investigation, Commanding Officer of EODMU-12 Cmdr. Ken Kleinschnittger relieved Bymer due to admitted fraternization that occurred at a previous duty station.Bymer has been temporarily reassigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2. A new command master chief has yet to be named.Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today EODMU 12 Command Master Chief Relieved EODMU 12 Command Master Chief Relieved Share this article View post tag: chief View post tag: Master View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas View post tag: EODMU 12 View post tag: Command January 26, 2015 View post tag: Relievedlast_img read more

Envisioning Allston’s enterprise research campus

first_imgHarvard University has announced the hiring of Steven D. Fessler as head of enterprise real estate. Fessler brings to Harvard more than 30 years of national real estate development experience, including in the greater Boston area.In this new role, Fessler, who will report to Executive Vice President Katie Lapp, will lead the real estate development of the University’s emerging enterprise research campus in Allston. Working alongside Harvard leadership, Fessler will take the next steps in pursuing Harvard’s vision to create a center for innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship within Boston and the surrounding region.“Innovation is at the heart of the knowledge-based economy that drives the region’s economic development,” said Harvard University President Drew Faust. “Harvard’s enterprise research campus presents an unparalleled opportunity to enhance the power of collaboration among the area’s academic institutions, hospitals, and research-based industries. Steven Fessler will bring remarkable expertise to this new role, and we are delighted to welcome him to the University.”Harvard envisions this property as becoming a non-institutional center for various companies, incubators, startups, and social enterprises. It will serve to generate and implement new ideas that will improve the world in practical, tangible ways, and foster new synergies across Harvard’s campus and the region.“The enterprise research campus is a bold development: a new innovation district offering a broad mix of uses, including new spaces to live, work, play, research, adapt, innovate, and collaborate, all while enhancing links to Cambridge, the Longwood Medical Area, Boston’s Innovation District, and other regional nodes,” said Lapp. “As Harvard continues to advance its plans in Allston, I look forward to working with Steve to engage communities within and outside of Harvard in charting the pathway forward for these critical parcels.”The site is located across from the Harvard Business School (HBS), the i-lab, the Launch Lab, and the Life Lab, and would be adjacent to the state-of-the-art facility proposed as the new home for the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Catalyzed by this and the proximity to other key institutions in the region, this development area is being envisioned to support millions of square feet of development, as a hub for commercial, nonprofit, startup, venture capital, and investment enterprises.“Harvard is an institution that is global in its outlook, but grounded in the region,” said Harvard Provost Alan Garber. “Massachusetts offers a density of academic institutions, hospitals, and business that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Harvard wants to create a venue for research-based businesses to thrive in and to promote interaction across fields, disciplines, and institutions.”Fessler, who starts his position on April 18, said he’s eager to begin listening, learning, and planning.“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Harvard. It’s an incredible privilege to be part of an iconic institution that is so deeply embedded in our idea-intensive economy,” he said. “The progress now unfolding in Allston is truly exciting. It’s representative of Harvard’s thoughtfully organized approach toward collaborative development. I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to accelerate this effort and build on today’s growing momentum. The transformative potential of this new center of innovation is absolutely tremendous.”Most recently, Fessler led SDF Properties LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm focused on deep value-added commercial properties in New England. Prior to founding that firm, Fessler held senior leadership positions at Beacon Properties Corp., Copley Real Estate Advisors, and Leggat McCall Properties, all based in Boston. Fessler is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in construction engineering and management.His hiring accompanies Harvard’s continued progress in implementing an ambitious 10-year institutional master plan for Allston, as well as a $43 million master plan for community benefits for the North Allston/North Brighton community.The University is working to create an innovative and collaborative campus and community. Just last week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the Life Lab. Two institutional master plan projects at HBS are also underway. Leading up to this phase of development, the University played a leading role in helping to relocate residents of the old Charlesview Apartments to a new complex at Brighton Mills, and partnered with Samuels and Associates in developing 325 residential market-rate units and 40,000 square feet of commercial space in the heart of Barry’s Corner.last_img read more

Collins returns to the net as USC goes 1-1 on the weekend

first_imgWashington is by no means a weak team. The Huskies have beaten a number of ranked opponents — including Cal, Arizona and TCU — and are likely to be ranked after their win over the Trojans. They have also competed in close games against powerhouses like UNC and UCLA.   McKeown netted 2 goals in the first half to achieve her fourth brace of the season. Her first goal came less than five minutes into the game, and she followed with another less than 15 minutes later. Hocking scored the lone goal of the second half off a long assist from redshirt junior forward Samantha Bruder to ice the game for the Trojans.   The Trojans dominated the Cougars offensively, putting up 17 shots, nine of which were on goal. Once again, it was forwards junior Tara McKeown and sophomore Penelope Hocking who were able to find the back of the net. This loss will be particularly costly for the Trojans going forward, as USC and Washington were tied for second in the conference rankings entering the game. Now sitting at 5-3 in the conference, the Trojans can afford no more mistakes.   “Every team in our conference is a tough opponent,” McAlpine said. “If you show up and you don’t bring the proper energy and intensity to the game, then you can get beat.”   Following its second conference defeat against Cal, No. 7 USC women’s soccer bounced back with a decisive 3-0 win over No. 19 Washington State Thursday before losing momentum in a 2-0 loss to Washington Sunday. The Washington defense shut out the Trojans and turned defense into offense for their 2 goals on the day. Although USC put up 13 shots compared to six for Washington, the Huskies’ senior goalie Siena Ruelas remained strong in the net, saving all nine shots on goal. Meanwhile, Collins only posted one save.  Washington’s experience against stronger opponents appeared to pay off, as the Trojans’ offense was unable to find the back of the net.   Although beating WSU was an important victory, USC was unable to replicate its performance against the Cougars’      in-state neighbors. The Trojans’                  2-0 defeat marked their third Pac-12 loss and second home defeat of the season.   The WSU game was also          redshirt  junior goalkeeper Kaylie Collins’ first start since August. Collins made three saves and notched her third shutout on the year in only five games. Washington scored off a long assist that left Collins in a tough one-on-one situation as well as a long free kick that soared out of Collins’ reach and hit the upper left corner.   “Washington did a much better job organizationally with their defending and their back line than did Washington State,” McAlpine said. “I also thought we didn’t catch the breaks … with every blocked shot, with every miss, they gained energy and we lost it, and so I thought that was a big part of the problem today.”   “I thought we were very disconnected from the opening whistle,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “I give a lot of credit to the Huskies. They did what they planned to do. We didn’t execute well … and they capitalized [on that].”   Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking fends off a Washington defender. Hocking and the Trojan offense were shut out by the Huskies. (James Wolfe / Daily Trojan) USC will travel north to face both Oregon and Oregon State this weekend before returning to Los Angeles for its final regular season game against crosstown rival UCLA.last_img read more

Tour de France 2019: What do the jerseys mean?

first_imgMORE: Tour de France 2019 standings and individual stage resultsThe 23-day, 21-stage race spanning spanning 3,480 kilometers (2,162 miles) from Brussels, Belgium to Paris consists of 22 teams of eight riders each, typically in uniforms plastered with various sponsors. A few standout cyclists, however, will earn the right to wear something a little more special.Below is a list of some of the special jerseys, numbers and what they mean.Yellow jerseyThe yellow jersey, or maillot jaune, is the most famous of the cycling jerseys and is awarded to the cyclist with with the lowest aggregate time prior to the start of that day’s stage. Only three times in the history of the Tour de France has the same rider worn the yellow jersey for the entirety of the race.Five-time Tour de France champion Eddy Merckx holds the record for most days in a yellow jersey at 97 days.The same cyclists each year usually wear the yellow jersey for several stages. The highest amount of different cyclists to wear the yellow jersey in a single year is eight, which occured in 1958 and ’87.Green jerseyThe green jersey, or maillot vert, is worn by the rider leading the points classification and is typically synonymous with the best sprinter.Both the number of points and number of cyclists awarded points varies by stage, with flatter stages having more points than mountain stages and lend itself to more of a sprinter’s finish than do the climbs of mountain stages.Winners of a flat stage are awarded 35 points, with the cyclist coming in 25th earning just one point. A medium mountain stage, for example, may only award the top finisher 25 points, while the rider in 20th earns just one.Frequently the leader of the general classification also leads the points classification. If that is the case, he will wear the yellow jersey, and the rider with the second highest total in the points classification wears the green jersey.Erik Zabels holds the record for green-jersey wins with six.Polka dot jerseyThe polka dot jersey, or maillot à pois rouges, is given to the rider leading the King of the Mountains category.Riders are awarded points for the order in which they cross the summit of climbs. Mountains are graded according to steepness, length and position on the course, with points corresponding to the grade.The jersey is white with red polka dots. The dots are red because the original sponsor of the jersey was Chocolat Poulain, whose candy wrapper was covered in red polka dots.Richard Virenque is the historical King of the Mountains. He won the polka dot jersey four times in a row from 1994-97, and added three more in ’99, 2003 and ’04.White jerseyThe white jersey, or maillot blanc, goes to the best young rider. The jersey is worn by the fastest overall rider who is under the age of 25 on Jan. 1 of that year’s race. It is based on the same system as the yellow jersey.The white jersey was not established until 1975, but had it been, Eddy Merckx would have been the only rider in the history of the Tour de France to wear all four jerseys simultaneously during his 1969 ride.Other categoriesAlthough token in comparison to the aforementioned jerseys, there are a few other special numbers and jerseys that riders earn the privilege of wearing. A white number on a red background (instead of the standard black background) is awarded to the most combative cyclist after each stage. Since 2003, a jury of eight cycling specialists selects the most aggressive cyclist of each stage (excluding time trials) who consistently attacked, instigated a breakaway, or was a key figure in the stage outcome.Special numbers for the team with the three highest-placed riders in the general classification are also awarded. Cyclists on this team wear black numbers on a yellow background.World champions also get to wear special rainbow-colored jerseys. The reigning world champions of the road race and individual time trial will wear a white jersey with green, yellow, black, red and blue bands around it in those respective stages of the Tour. Tom Dumoulin will wear the jersey during the individual time trial, while Alejandro Valverse will be wearing it for the road races. The Tour de France, cycling’s most famous event, is here. With it are three weeks of grueling competition and beautiful views of the French countryside.While the faces on the podium may change from stage to stage and year to year, one thing fans can always count on are a few iconic jerseys near the front of the pack, most famously the yellow jersey.last_img read more