The US Navy is set to christen future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) in a ceremony in Bath, Maine, on June 22.The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a United States Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012.He received the Medal of Honor June 21, 2000, for his extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment Combat Team in Italy during World War II.“The future USS Daniel Inouye will serve for decades as a reminder of Senator Inouye’s service to our nation and his unwavering support of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “This ship honors not only his service but the service of our shipbuilders who help make ours the greatest Navy and Marine Corps team in the world.”The future USS Daniel Inouye will be the 68th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and is one of 21 ships currently under contract for the DDG 51 program.The ship is configured as a Flight IIA destroyer, measuring 509.5 feet in length and displacing 9,496 tons.She will be homeported in Pearl Harbor. View post tag: USS Daniel Inouye Share this article View post tag: Arleigh Burke-class View post tag: US Navy Photo: Illustration. US Navy file photo of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) in South China Sea
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Image.JAMESTOWN – The National Weather Service in Buffalo says more lake effect snow is on the way to Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.Forecaster dropped the Blizzard Warning that was set to expire Friday at 4 p.m. and replaced it with a Lake Effect Snow Warning that runs through 10 a.m. Saturday.Additional snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches in the most persistent lake snow bands are expected.The most widespread and heaviest snow will occur later Friday afternoon into the evening. Winds will also play a factor, gusting as high as 40 mph Friday morning near the Lake Erie shoreline resulting in blowing and drifting snow.Travel could also be difficult as areas of blowing and drifting snow could significantly reduce visibility.Viewers can submit weather photos and videos via email ([email protected]) or on social media.To track the storm, and for updates, download the WNYNewsNow Mobile App on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
High technological capabilities The new information center has modern computers which have the capacity to process voluminous amounts of data, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security analysts review and catalog the information that comes into the center from more than 8,000 security agents. Such information could include crime reports and intelligence gathered from informants, including organized crime operatives. Police agents send the information to the center using a small, secure device that is similar to a cellphone. The new intelligence center gives law enforcement analysts the ability to receive and process large amounts of information about criminal threats, according to Germán Garnica Sahid, a security analyst at the University del Rosario. Officers from the Directorate of Police Intelligence (DIPOL) worked with a group of engineers from the U.S. multinational technlology firm IBM to develop the intelligence center. The intelligence gathering system is similar to the model used by Europol, the U.S. State Department, and the New York Police Department (NYPD), according to published reports. Intelligence gathered by DIPOL has led to several important security victories in recent years. For example, in September, 2010, the DIPOL provided intelligence which led to a joint operation between the National Police and the military, in which the security forces confronted and killed Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, a high-ranking FARC leader who was also known as “Mono Jojoy.” DIPOL officials and engineers took four years to develop the new intelligence center, which cost about $15 million (USD) to build. The technological advances available at the intelligence center will help security forces and private citizens alike, Gen. Palomino said. “The technology is allowing a better analysis of criminal behavior that affects citizens to help them avoid those monsters that have been created in the past, it allows them to be detected before they reach a certain level ,” Palomino said. Large amounts of intelligence accumulated by security forces who have battled guerilla fighters and organized crime groups over the span of decades will be kept at the center, said Gen. Rodolfo Palomino, the director of the Colombia National Police. The intelligence on groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Los Rastrojos, and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will help police keep the country’s most dangerous criminal organizations contained, Palomino said. This in turn will help improve security throughout the country, the general explained. “The emphasis now is public safety,” he said. The center is one of the “most advanced” law enforcement facilities in Latin America, Palomino said. It is operated by 400 intelligence analysts, most of whom are young and college-educated. Each of the analysts has received at least two years of training. By Dialogo November 28, 2013 Cooperating with the Armed Forces Tactics and strategy Operation Jaque The new intelligence center will help authorities compile intelligence on FARC activities in cities, according to security analyst Sahid Garnica. This intelligence will help the Armed Forces to develop tactics and strategies to dismantle the FARC in urban areas, Sahid Garnica said. The intelligence center will also help police compile information on the activities of violent drug traffickers and other organized crime groups, the security analyst added. The National Police is investing in new helicopters, patrol cars, and motorcycles as part of a broad initiative to improve security throughout the country. The opening of the intelligence center and the investment in new equipment for the National Police should reassure the civilian population that the government is working effectively to fight organized crime as well as common criminals, the security analyst said. “The government’s security strategy will increase the confidence of society in the security institutions,: Sahid Garnica predicted. President Santos predicted that the new intelligence center will help security forces gain the upper hand in the battle against criminals. “Intelligence is perhaps the most powerful weapon against crime in all its forms,” Santos said. Community policing The new intelligence center will help security forces carry out the National Plan for Community Policing Quadrants (PNVCC), authorities said. Better intelligence will help authorities decide where to place security forces, officials said. Community policing is deployed in 760 municipalities, where about 84 percent of the civilian population lives, Palomino said. The PNVCC has promoted important changes in how police agents do their jobs. Under PNVCC, police agents are assigned to specific neighborhoods, and are mandated to get to know the people who live and work there. This allows police agents to create stronger ties with members of the community and to become familiar with their safety concerns. This approach also encourages citizen participation and greater interaction with security forces, authorities said. Closer ties between the civilian population and police agents will help law enforcement officers obtain more and better intelligence, authorities said. “Intelligence, a key tool for law enforcement,” President Santos said. The Colombian National Police recently launched a modern law enforcement intelligence center to help authorities in the fight against crime. In particular, the technology available in the new Integrated Center for Information and Intelligence for Public Safety CI3 (Command Control Communications and Intelligence) should help police in their battle against organized crime, officials said. The center, located in Bogota, has the most “(modern) technology to be more effective,” President Juan Manuel Santos said on Oct. 15, 2013, during a ceremony to open the new security complex. As an example of the importance of intelligence, the president noted the success of Operation Jaque in July 2008. Security forces obtained intelligence regarding the whereabouts of 14 hostages who were being held by the FARC. The hostages included political candidate Ingrid Betancourt, seven police agents and members of the military, and three U.S. contractors. On July 2, 2008, security forces rescued the hostages without any bloodshed. The operation took 22 minutes. Gathering intelligence
Steve and Jay Filliponi enjoy a drink at their private bar. Picture: Nicki ConnollyIT’S the entertainer’s dream backyard with a difference.From the Thai-style bar to the outdoor kitchen — and the all important thunderbox — it’s got it all.Steve Filliponi and his wife Jay have spent years transforming the garden of their four-bedroom home at 4 Falls Rd, Mt Evelyn.“When we moved here there was just dirt with overgrown trees in the backyard,” Mr Filliponi said.“But as soon as I saw the place I knew exactly in my head what I could do with it.“It’s sort of Thai and it’s a lot of Aussie in there as well.”RELATED: Altona house with Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland themes set for auction blockTwo weeks to sell first listing in middle of Nowhere in four yearsBrunswick building used as The Castle location hits the marketThe native wildlife looks a bit different at 4 Falls Rd, Mt Evelyn.The Thai-inspired outdoor bar.Steve and Jay Filliponi have created their own private retreat out the back of their home. Picture: Nicki ConnollyMr Filliponi has built most of it himself, working in housing demolition and collecting timber and recycling bits and pieces from homes across Melbourne.“I just love timber and stripping it back and making something out of it,” he said.He deliberately designed the garden into zones so guests could move from one part of the yard to another — rather than all just sitting around a table next to the barbecue.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:33Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCheck out these hectic backyards!00:33“I like to do things differently from everyone else. I don’t see the purpose of having land if you are just going to mow a lawn,” he said.As for the thunderbox?“I got sick of everyone walking inside the house to go to the toilet,” he said.“I had everything outside already, and since it would have cost extra to plumb a toilet in, I bought a second hand building site toilet and put it in.”Guests also always have something to talk about thanks to a menagerie of lifelike animal ornaments.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoAnd it all started with a pig.“A lot of people come in and look out the window and think he’s real for a split second,” Mr Filliponi said.A few years on he’s added a crocodile, lizard and even an emu.But they’re giving it all up so they can start again, and make a few additions they didn’t have space for the first time around.“The backyard will be what I miss most,” he said.Australiana chic. Picture: Nicki ConnollyAn outdoor kitchen is a highlight.The unassuming facade.“But I wanted to buy a smaller house with bigger land and do something like this on a bigger scale. And bed and breakfast shacks.“But all the animals are coming with me … they are just too hard to come across.”Stockdale & Leggo’s Sharyn Manning said while the last time she’d seen a thunderbox had been at the house she grew up in during the 50s, the backyard at 4 Falls Rd would sell the home.“You don’t see that sort of backyard, or the outdoor kitchen in this area,” Ms Manning said.“The outside will sell the house.”The house is on a 1260sq m block with a brick facade that gives no hint of the surprising garden behind it.It’s listed for sale with a $750,000-$825,000 asking price.