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US Navy Brings Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Program to Rutgers

first_img View post tag: Training Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Rutgers University President Richard L. McCormick participated in a signing ceremony March 21 to formalize an agreement to bring the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program to Rutgers for the first time.The new agreement between the U.S. Navy and Rutgers University provides an opportunity for Rutgers students to earn a commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps through the NROTC program, and marks the first time since 1972 that the NROTC program is available to college students in the state of New Jersey.“I am pleased we are bringing professional military education and training to diverse, world-class educational environments like Rutgers,” said Secretary Mabus. “While this is a great opportunity for the Navy, Rutgers faculty, students and surrounding communities will benefit from the unique opportunity to know firsthand the pride, professionalism, and versatility of our Sailors and Marines.”NROTC unit staff will begin to arrive at Rutgers in the spring of 2012, and the first Naval Science classes will be taught in the fall semester of 2012. Rutgers’s diverse student population and stellar international reputation in engineering and the sciences makes the university a good fit for the Navy and Marine Corps as it seeks to meet global challenges during a time of increasing technological demands.“Rutgers is delighted to start the Naval Science program on the New Brunswick Campus and honored to offer a Naval ROTC experience to New Jersey students,” Rutgers University President Richard L. McCormick said. “The program will provide outstanding scholarship and career opportunities for those who enroll and prepare selected men and women for commissioned service in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.”“Establishing Naval ROTC at Rutgers enriches and strengthens the military and educational experience of Rutgers students, and also adds to the quality, effectiveness and diversity of our Navy and Marine Corps officer ranks,” Mabus said.The NROTC program develops young men and women morally, mentally, and physically, and instills in them the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment. The program educates and trains young men and women for leadership positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.Devloping Navy and Marine Corps leaders and ensuring the professional growth of Sailors and Marines makes them invaluable assets to the Department of the Navy. Those programs are important parts of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 22, 2012; Image: navy US Navy Brings Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Program to Rutgers View post tag: News by topic View post tag: brings View post tag: US View post tag: Corps View post tag: Naval View post tag: Reserve View post tag: Officers View post tag: Rutgers View post tag: program Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Brings Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Program to Rutgers Authorities View post tag: Navy March 22, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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Long Island Weather Forecast Calls for More Snow

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man shops for a Christmas tree with his child on a snowy afternoon in Oceanside on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (By Joe Abate)More snow is in the forecast for Long Island this week, although accumulations are expected to be as minimal as the amount left by a winter storm over the weekend.Between one and three inches of snow will begin falling after 3 p.m. Tuesday with precipitation possibly continuing overnight into early Wednesday morning, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.There’s a slight chance some snow will start Monday night into early Tuesday morning.The forecast for the rest of the week calls for weather the same as Monday: mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the high 30s to low 40s before a chance of rain Friday through Sunday.last_img read more

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Cricket News Andrew Strauss, former England opener’s wife Ruth dies of lung cancer

first_imgNew Delhi: Ruth Strauss, the wife of former England opener and Director of cricket, Andrew Strauss died on Sunday at the age of 46 due to lung cancer. A statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board read, “Ruth will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched, including her many friends in cricket. The thoughts of all at ECB are with Andrew, Sam and Luca, as well as their wider family, at this terribly difficult time.” Ruth, who was an actress, was married to Andrew in 2003 and had been diagnosed with the disease in December 2017. In a statement released by Andrew Strauss and carried on the website of Sky Sports, Andrew Strauss thanked to medical teams who had helped her during her treatment.“It is with great sadness and immense grief that we have to announce that Ruth passed away today as a result of her rare lung cancer. Sam, Luca and I will miss her terribly. Anyone who has met Ruth will know how loving, caring and passionately protective she was of her family and it gives us huge comfort that she was in Australia, the land of her birth, surrounded by those who love her, in her final moments. We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to those that have helped with her treatment over the last 12 months, in particular the wonderful team at University College Hospital in London. Ruth desperately wanted to help those affected by this terrible disease and we will be launching a foundation in due course to raise much needed funds to aid research and also to offer support to patients and their families,” Strauss’ statement read.Strauss, a former England cricket captain who played 100 Tests and helped England climb the summit of the Test rankings, announced in early October 2018 he was standing down permanently as the national side’s director of cricket following a period of compassionate leave. England is hosting the 50-over World Cup next year as well as the Ashes series against Australia, and Strauss said his successor would play a vital role in that period.Under his captaincy, England won the Ashes for the first time in Australia after 24 years by winning the series 3-1. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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CARICOM reiterates support for the sovereignty of Guyana

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has reiterated “its full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of Guyana after the Venezuelan navy is reported to have intercepted a seismic research vessel in Guyana waters last weekend.Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who is also the CARICOM chairman, said that the region grouping “views with grave concern the reported interception by the Venezuelan navy on Saturday, 22 December 2018 of a seismic research vessel flagged by the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana”He said that “such acts violate the sovereign rights of Guyana under international law, its entitlement to a territorial sea, Exclusive Economic Zone and continental shelf, and pose a threat to Guyana’s economic development and national security.“The Caribbean Community reiterates its full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, including its right to peacefully explore and exploit its onshore and offshore resource,” Holness added.Exxon Mobil forced to pause explorationLast Saturday, the US-based oil giant, ExxonMobil said it was forced to pause part of its latest oil exploration activities offshore Guyana in the Stabroek Block following reports of an alleged incursion by the Venezuelan military in Guyana waters.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge in a statement said the Guyana government is “seeking to confirm exactly what has happened” and has assured that a more detailed statement would be issued.ExxonMobil has already discovered the equivalent of over five billion barrels of oil offshore Guyana and the company recently announced continuous drilling work in the Stabroek block area, offshore Guyana.In October 2013, the Venezuelan Navy had intercepted a Malaysia-owned seismic vessel, Teknik Perdana that had been gathering seismic data for the Texas-headquartered Anadarko Petroleum.Rule of law must be respectedMeanwhile, Britain’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn told the online publication, Demerara Waves Online News, that the rule of law must be respected and those who have the legitimate permissions to operate and undertake their activities must be allowed the do so”.“The UK (United Kingdom) is clear that the 1899 Arbitral Award settled the border between Guyana and Venezuela. We support the ongoing work of the UN Secretary General,” he added.Guyana has already started the process of taking the border dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the mediation efforts of the UN Secretary General failed.last_img read more

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