USS Roosevelt Departs Duqm, Oman

first_img Authorities The visit gave Sailors an opportunity to experience the culture and hospitality of the host nation.During the port visit, Sailors were able to enjoy fishing, swimming, local cuisine and relaxation at a nearby resort.Roosevelt is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, October 10, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Oman View post tag: Naval October 10, 2014 Follow @navaltoday Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Roosevelt Departs Duqm, Oman View post tag: americas View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Roosevelt Share this article View post tag: Departs View post tag: Duqm USS Roosevelt Departs Duqm, Oman View post tag: middle east Guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Duqm, Oman, following a routine port visit, Oct. 5.last_img read more

Unlocking the Power of Networks: Keys to High-Performance Government

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Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill Home Reopening After $10M Renovations

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sagamore Hill, the Oyster Bay home of Theodore Roosevelt, is slated to reopen July 12 following a four-year, $10-million renovation of the 26th president’s home that served as his “Summer White House.”The extensive restoration of the historic landmark included replacing the roof, repairing the mansion’s foundation and rewiring the electric system, officials said. In addition, all of TR’s 12,000 belongings were individually removed, repaired and cleaned before being put back where they once were.“We’re really happy about [the reopening],” said Philip Blocklyn, executive director of the Oyster Bay Historical Society. “Its being closed for over three years was kind of a temporary loss for Oyster Bay, not just in American history, but on the local stage.”Special events planned for the reopening Sunday include speeches from Roosevelt family members, children’s activities, a cavalry demonstration and performances from the Sagamore Hill Band. Visitors will also be able to use an interactive photo booth and view historic carriages and antique cars at the famous mansion.Kathleen Bart, the author or A Tale of Two Teddies, will be signing copies of her book and says she is proud to be a part of the day.“This event will be a terrific tribute to all things teddy!” Bart said. “Most of my research was done [at] Sagamore Hill, home of the teddy bear’s namesake, Teddy Roosevelt.”RELATED STORY: Long Island’s Teddy Roosevelt: King of the HillSagamore Hill was the setting for countless historical events such as visits from foreign dignitaries, talks that would eventually help end the Russian-Japanese War and the death of TR himself. The mansion is the only home that Roosevelt actually owned, and he often spoke of how he enjoyed Sagamore Hill more than the White House. He and his wife are buried about a mile away from the estate.Among those most excited to see the renovations is James Foote, a Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor who will make a speech in character following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. He said that the renovations were meant to look like nothing had changed at all.“They installed better lighting in the house, so you’ll be able to see everything a little better,” Foote said.In addition to the physical improvements made to the home, visitors can expect some alterations to the park’s rules and policies. Visitors older than 16 will now have to pay a $10 entrance fee, while children 15 and younger will have free entrance to the park.“After carefully considering the impact of a fee increase on visitors and community members, we came to the conclusion that this is the right course of action to improve facilities and services important to visitors” said Kelly Fuhrmann, superintendent of the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. “Even with this small fee increase, a tour of the Theodore Roosevelt House is still one of the best recreational values on Long Island.”Visitors can use Sagamore Hill’s new online reservation system to purchase up to eight tickets in advance. Most individual tour tickets, as well as unreserved online tickets, will still be available to walk-up visitors, according to the National Park Service. More information about the reopening of Sagamore Hill can be found here.Sagamore Hill after the North Room was added in 1905 (photo courtesy the National Park Servicelast_img read more

Major discussion on Tipp championship set up

first_imgThe Tipperary County Board is holding a Club Championship Forum tonight in Thurles to discuss structures in the county.Each club has been invited to send 5 delegates which must include 2 adult players plus the Club Chairman, Secretary and Co Board delegate.Among the issues will be the possible decoupling of the Divisional and County championships going forward. Knockavilla Kickhams hurling manager Paidi Slattery has his doubts about the likelihood of this happening.Due to a power failure in the Dome at Semple Stadium – tonight’s Forum has been transferred to The Anner Hotel in Thurles, starting 7.30pm. Photo © Tipperary GAAlast_img