View post tag: Naval Share this article Training & Education July 18, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: Departs View post tag: Guam View post tag: News by topic View post tag: BRP View post tag: Ramon After spending four days in Hawaii, BRP Ramon Alcaraz departed for Guam on Tuesday, the last port stop before she finally arrives to her new home, the Philippines on the first week of August.Alcaraz with 90 Officers and Enlisted personnel headed by Captain Ernesto Baldovino, arrived in Hawaii last July 12 for a port visit and reprovisioning. Upon their arrival, they received a warm welcome from the Commander of Joint Base Hickam Pearl Harbor, Captain Jesse James along with Colonel Restituto Padilla, the AFP Liaison to US PACOM and the Filipino Community as well.On the evening of their arrival, the Fil-Am community hosted a welcome reception aboard the ship wherein more or less 250 Fil-Am celebrated an enchanting evening of fun, music and photographs.The acquisition of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz along with our previous acquisition, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar symbolizes the strong determination of the government to upgrade our military and achieve the minimum credible defence capability for our Armed Forces.Both ships will be primarily important for the Philippine Navy’s maritime security and sovereignty patrols in line with our mandate to protect the people and the state.The acquisition of BRP Ramon Alcaraz is in line with the revised and extended AFP Modernization and Capability Upgrade Program signed into law by President Benigno Aquino in December last year. The law will significantly contribute to the development and transformation of the AFP into a multi-mission-oriented force, capable of effectively addressing internal and external security threats.[mappress]Press Release, July 18, 2013; Image: Philippine Navy View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today BRP Ramon Alcaraz Departs Guam View post tag: Alcaraz BRP Ramon Alcaraz Departs Guam
From July 12th to 14th, the 15th annual Camp Euforia will take over Jerry’s Farm in Lone Tree, Iowa. Hosted by the energetic funk and Afro-Carribean fusion group, Eufórquestra, the Colorado-based host band will perform two headlining sets. Camp Euforia has also tapped Turkuaz, Fruition, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band to round out the festival’s headliners. Camp Euforia will also host sets from Middle Western, Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, Chicago Afrobeat Project, The Diplomats of Solid Sound, The Candymakers, The Maytags, Kind Country, Dead Larry, and more.The festival, which was started in 2004 as Eufórquestra’s “Fan Appreciation Party” but has grown into a full-blown music festival with multiple stages and dozens of artists, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2018. Given this landmark year, the festival will host a special “Camp Eurforia All-Star Jam” on Thursday night, which is available exclusively to three-day ticket holders. With a long-running focus on highlighting eastern Iowa’s music scene, the festival also has plans to announce additional local acts following a Battle of the Bands competitions on May 12th at Iowa City Yacht Club and June 2nd at Gas Lamp in Des Moines.Advanced tickets for Camp Euforia are on sale now, including a special $90 early-bird two-day festival pass, with the option to upgrade to a $110 ticket, which includes Thursday night pre-party camping. For more information about the festival and its lineup, head over to Camp Euforia’s website here.
Read Full Story A device that can instantly identify unknown liquids based on their surface tension has been selected to receive the 2013 R&D 100 Award—known as “the Oscar of Innovation”—from R&D Magazine.Invented in 2011 by a team of materials scientists and applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, the “Watermark Ink” (W-INK) device offers a cheap, fast, and portable way to perform quality control tests and detect liquid contaminants.W-INK fits in the palm of a hand and requires no power source. It exploits the chemical and optical properties of precisely nanostructured materials to distinguish liquids by their surface tension.Winners of the R&D 100 Awards are selected by an independent judging panel and by the editors of R&D Magazine, which covers cutting-edge technologies and innovations for research scientists, engineers, and technical experts around the world.