RIMPAC, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, is the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise. RIMPAC is held biennially during June and July of even-numbered years from Hawaii, it is hosted and administered by the United States Navy's Indo-Pacific Command, headquartered at Pearl Harbor, in conjunction with the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, Hawaii National Guard forces under the control of the Governor of Hawaii. The US invites military forces beyond to participate. With RIMPAC the United States Indo-Pacific Command seeks to enhance interoperability among Pacific Rim armed forces, as a means of promoting stability in the region to the benefit of all participating nations, it is described by the US Navy as a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. The first RIMPAC, held in 1971, involved forces from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States.
Australia and the US have participated in every RIMPAC since then. Other regular participants are Chile, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand; the Royal New Zealand Navy was involved until the 1985 ANZUS nuclear ships dispute, but has taken part in recent RIMPACs such as in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. Several observer nations are invited, including China, India, the Philippines, Russia, who became an active participant for the first time in 2012. While not contributing any ships, observer nations are involved in RIMPAC at the strategic level and use the opportunity to prepare for possible full participation in the future; the United States contingent has included an aircraft carrier strike group, submarines, up to a hundred aircraft and 20,000 Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and their respective officers. The size of the exercises varies from year to year. RIMPAC 2004 included 40 ships, seven submarines, 100 aircraft, nearly 18,000 military personnel from seven navies, including Canada, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
It focused on multinational training while building trust and cooperation among the participating naval partners. Rear Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, Commander Carrier Group Seven, served as Multinational Task Force Commander aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. On 23 June 2010, U. S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Patrick M. Walsh and Combined Task Force commander Vice Admiral Richard W. Hunt announced the official start of the month-long 2010 Rim of the Pacific exercise during a press conference held in Lockwood Hall at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. RIMPAC 2010 was the 22nd exercise in the series that originated in 1971; the exercise was designed to increase the operational and tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of maritime operations by enhancing military-to-military relations and interoperability. Thirty-two ships, five submarines, over 170 aircraft, 20,000 personnel participated in RIMPAC 2010, the world's largest multi-national maritime exercise. RIMPAC 2010 brought together units and personnel from Australia, Chile, France, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore and the United States.
During the exercise, participating countries conducted gunnery, anti-submarine, air defense exercises, as well as maritime interdiction and vessel boarding, explosive ordnance disposal and salvage operations, mine clearance operations, an amphibious landing. RIMPAC 2010 will emphasize littoral operations with ships like the U. S. littoral combat ship Freedom, the French frigate Prairial, the Singaporean Formidable-class frigate RSS Supreme. On 28 June 2010, the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan arrived in Pearl Harbor to participate in RIMPAC 2010. Ronald Reagan was the only aircraft carrier to participate in this exercise. During the in-port phase of RIMPAC, officers and crew of the 14 participating navies interact in receptions and athletic events. Ronald Reagan completed its Tailored Ships Training Availability exercises prior to RIMPAC 2010. During 6–7 July 2010, 32 naval vessels and five submarines from seven nations departed Pearl Harbor to participate in Phase II of RIMPAC 2010; this phase included live fire missile exercises.
Participants collaborated in explosive ordnance disposal. Phase III involved scenario-driven exercises designed to further strengthen maritime skills and capabilities. During RIMPAC 2010, over 40 naval personnel from Singapore, Australia, Chile and Colombia managed combat exercises while serving aboard Ronald Reagan; this involved managing anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare for Carrier Strike Group Seven and the entire RIMPAC force, including the use of radar and high-tech devices to monitor and communicate with other ships and submarines. Tactical action officers from the different countries coordinated the overall operational picture and provided direction and administration to the enlisted personnel involved in the Sea Combat Control activities. Ronald Reagan conducted a live Rolling Airframe Missile launch, firing at a simulated target, the first since 2007. On 30 July 2010, RIMPAC 2010 concluded with a press conference held at Merry Point Landing on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
A reception for over 1,500 participants, distinguished visitors and special guests was held in the hangar
Vicente L. Rafael is a professor of Southeast Asian history at the University of Washington, Seattle, he received his B. A. in history and philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University in 1977 and his Ph. D. in history at Cornell University in 1984. Prior to teaching at the University of Washington, Rafael taught at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he sits on advisory boards of Cultural Anthropology, Public Culture, positions. Rafael has researched and taught on Southeast Asia the Philippines, comparative colonialism of Spain and the United States, comparative nationalism. Though a historian, he has focused on the related fields of cultural anthropology and literary studies and pursued topics ranging from language and power and religious conversion and humanity, the politics and poetics of representation. In 1993, Duke University Press published Contracting Colonialism: Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society Under Early Spanish Rule, in which Rafael examined the role of language and translation in the religious conversion of Tagalogs to Catholicism during the early period of Spanish rule of the Philippines.
In 1995, Temple University Press published a collection he edited entitled Discrepant Histories: Translocal Essays on Filipino Cultures that studied a number of issues in the formation of the Philippine nation-state and translocal Filipino cultures. In 1999, Cornell University Press published Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, Colonial Vietnam, a collection of essays on the relationships between criminality and colonial state formation. In 2000, Duke University Press published his White Love and Other Events in Filipino History, a challenging of traditional, epic narratives of Filipino history and the emergence of revolutionary nationalism, his most recent work is The Promise of the Foreign: Nationalism and the Technics of Translation in the Spanish Philippines published by Duke University Press, in 2005. Its main argument is that translation was crucial to the emergence of Filipino nationalism, a mechanism from, issued the promise of nationhood. Vicente L. Rafael's Website Faculty profile from University of Washington Department of History
Martin Collegiate known as Martin Collegiate Institute or MCI, is a high school located in the Rosemont/Mount Royal neighbourhood in the north end of Regina, Canada. It is a designated community school, has a student body population of 750. Martin's current feeder elementary schools are McLurg School, Rosemont Community School, Ruth M. Buck School, Walker School. Martin is named for William Melville Martin, a lawyer and politician who served from 1916 until 1922 as Saskatchewan's second premier, he served as Member of Parliament for Regina, held the title of Chief Justice of Regina for twenty years. Dieppe McNab Normanview Normanview West North Central Prairie View Regent Park Rosemont/Mount Royal Martin Collegiate Web Site
The Case of Conrad Cooper is a 2014 short film based on an idea from Wendy J. Menara and Mike Fuhrmann about the invisible homeless and the vanishing middle class, it contains no spoken dialogue. In 2014, the film was chosen as Best Experimental Short at the California International Shorts Festival, received honorable mention in the 2015 lafr awards; the film follows a day in the life of Conrad Cooper, a once successful familyman who has lost everything. Conrad Cooper lives in the past...stuck in today, afraid of tomorrow. Like most days, Conrad is on his way somewhere and he has to be on time. If anyone happens to notice, he’s just another man, wearing a suit and tie, carrying a briefcase, blending in, but Conrad’s fear of the future follows him like an present ghost. In his darkest hour, something catches his eye – something so simple, so innocent that he’d forgotten, had even noticed – at the time. At least for now, he believes. Adam Venker as Conrad Cooper Paul Louis Harrell as Street Punk / Shadow Man Sean Burgos as Harmonica Man Melissa Biethan as Stylish Lady Pili Valdés as Mother at Bus Stop Ava Harris as Girl at Bus Stop Willow Hale as Old Lady on Porch Alec VanOwen as Newspaper Boy Terroon Kibwe as Mr. Big Shot Natalie Gelman as Street Guitarist Ron McPherson as Door Man Theme song of "The Case of Conrad Cooper“"No One’s Listening" by Charles Simmons & Deborah LeeThere is an Ibiza House Remix, of the theme song.
The film was completed despite an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Official website The Case of Conrad Cooper on IMDb "The Case of Conrad Cooper Press Kit". USA, Switzerland: Make Art Make a Difference LLC. Retrieved 2016-01-02
Rugby Club Partizan, is a rugby club from Belgrade, Serbia. The club is part of the sports society JSD Partizan, is a member of the Rugby Union of Serbia. In its history Partizan has won 17 national Cups; the first rugby clubs in Serbia were formed by some students returning from Britain after the First World War. They founded the "Jugoslavija" club in Belgrade and the "Beli orao" club in Sabac, but by 1923 rugby activities had ceased due to a lack of pitches. Rugby was re-introduced in 1953 when Dragan Marsicevic, the secretary of the Yugoslavian Sport Association, accepted an offer from the French Rugby Federation to send two teams to Serbia to play a series of four matches to stimulate interest; the first match between the French Universities team and a French Provincial Selection was played in Belgrade on 26 November 1953. Partizan was the first new rugby club in Yugoslavia, founded on November 1, 1953. A few months rugby club Radnicki was founded too; the first match between Partizan and Radnicki was played in Paracin on 26 April 1954, with Partizan winning 21–11.
The return match played in Belgrade on 1 May 1954 was won by Partizan, 16–14. The Rugby Championship of Yugoslavia ran from 1957-1991. Partizan won the second and fourth title. Before the breakup of SFR Yugoslavia, Partizan won titles in 1988 and in 1991, the last championship. Senior Squad: Rugby Championship of Yugoslavia Winners 1959, 1960, 1961, 1988, 1991, 1992 Rugby Championship of SR Yugoslavia/Serbia_and_Montenegro Winners 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Rugby Championship of Serbia Winners 2018, 2019 Rugby 7 Winners 2013, 2018. Rugby Cup of Yugoslavia Winners 1957, 1960, 1992 Rugby Cup of SR Yugoslavia/Serbia_and_Montenegro/Serbia Winners 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2019 rugbypartizan.com official club website Rugby: Zagreb away to Partizan b92. 1 March 2007. Partizan - Zagreb 31:5 b92. 4 March 2007. Partizan awaits KBRK in the second round b92. 29 September 2007
Jamaica has a two-party system, the major parties being the Jamaica Labour Party and the People's National Party. Many minor parties have cropped up and disintegrated in the past, with few winning seats in Parliament. Over 46 political parties have been formed since independence in August 1962. People's National Party – Social democratic, pro-republican; the opposition as of February 2016, 31 seats Jamaica Labour Party – Conservative. The ruling party having 32 seats. National Democratic Movement – Minor conservative party New Nation Coalition – Recently formed party Revolutionary Konservative Movement – Recently formed Party with a Jamaica first agenda. Conservative populism Left Alliance for National Democracy and Socialism – Formed in 2016 as a far-Leftist party organization. Doesn't engage in electoral politics. Agricultural Industrial Party Christian Conscience Movement Christian Democratic Party Coloured Party – founded in the 1820s to campaign for full civil rights. Communist Party of Jamaica Convention Independent Party Farmers' Federation Farmers' Party Federation of Citizen's Association Imperial Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated Political Party Independent Labour Party Jamaica Alliance for National Unity Jamaica Democratic Party Jamaica Independent Movement Jamaica Liberal Party Jamaica Radical Workers Union Jamaica Socialist Party Jamaica United Front Jamaica United Party – the United West Indian Party Jamaica We Party Jerusalem Bread Foundation National Labour Party New Jamaica Alliance People's Freedom Movement People's Political Party – Jamaica's first party, founded by Marcus Mosiah Garvey in 1929.
Progressive Labour Movement – merged with the People's Political Party soon after being founded in 1961. Republican Party United Party of Jamaica United People's Party Workers Party of Jamaica – defunct Marxist party Politics of Jamaica Elections in Jamaica