CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) 2013 presentation Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Frank Riggio-Preston says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Africa, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to Lambeth Palace, May 13. Photo: Lambeth Palace[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby welcomed the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to Lambeth Palace on May 13.Buhari was greeted on arrival by Welby and his wife Caroline, along with the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office, Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, and Bishop of Guildford Andrew Watson, whose diocese is linked in partnership with the Church of Nigeria.Buhari was applauded by Lambeth Palace staff as he entered, before signing the visitor’s book. The president and the archbishop then met privately for about an hour.Welby said it was “a great honor” to welcome Buhari to Lambeth Palace, “the leader of the largest country in Africa” with “the very large Anglican Church in Nigeria.” It was the first time Buhari had visited Lambeth Palace since his election as president last year.The archbishop said: “I think it would be fair to say that it is a rare day at this place when we do not pray for Nigeria. We pray for Nigeria, for you personally, for all those, both in government and in opposition, in Nigeria, for the poor in Nigeria and for those who have suffered over the last number of years from the violence that has plagued your country, which you have been tackling so determinedly since you first took office.”He added: “Nigeria is a country which has more promise, more opportunity, more potential than anywhere else that I know in many continents, not just in Africa. Its people are so intelligent, so full of energy, so full of commitment, that when Nigerians work together, the world – not just Africa – is affected by that beneficially. And so we pray for the potential and future of this land, to be a place that has a profound effect for good on our world, and demonstrates what is possible to be achieved.” Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest May 13, 2016 at 10:21 pm And Nigeria is one of the countries that wants to jail or execute its gay/lesbian citizens. Did you say anything about that, Archbishop Welby? 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Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Faith & Politics New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted May 13, 2016 Comments (4) May 16, 2016 at 11:22 pm Really glad that Archbishop Welby has met President Buhari of Nigeria. It is often through continuous dialogue and engagement that positive changes can be brought about esp in nations where there are gross human right violations for reasons that are complex and often difficult to comprehend by Western nations. I sincerely hope that Archbishop Welby will avail of all opportunities to meet people of influence however different their views may be. I am certain that his interaction will play some role in helping people in authority resolve social issues in their nations in a compassionate way. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis May 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm No all Muslims are ISIS! No push for Saria. Joe Prasad says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events May 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm The Nigerisn nation arrests, tortures and wants to murder it’s gay and lesbian citizens. It’s abhorrent to have received such a gracious welcoming. The bishops in that country support the government’s positions also and have the nerve to chastise TEC for its service and love of LGBT persons. 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ArchDaily Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio+ 38Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Architects: Openbox Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Saladaeng One / Openbox Architects Year: Photographs: Spaceshift Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900078/saladaeng-one-openbox-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: ALPOLIC, COTTO, dormakaba, Endo, Lamptitude, Granite Phetchabun, National Furniture, Q-Con, TPI PoleneLead Ar:Ratiwat Suwannatrai, Wannaporn SuwannatraiAr Team:Pruchya Yatha, Apiwat LimpananakthongInterior Designer:Breathe Co.,Ltd.Lighting Designer:In Contrast Design Studio Co., Ltd.Budget:1,378 M THBCity:SathonCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioSave this picture!© Spaceshift Studio “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” -Michelangelo- The famous quote of master sculptor seems to best describe the level of inspiration that drove OPENBOX Architects to create such a marvel. It all began with a simple design direction from the client for the architect to create something based on Simplicity, Elegance, and Timelessness.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe key words Elegance and Timelessness inspire the architect to use the impression of white Marble, the classic stone that has been well known around the World as a timeless symbol of luxury in architecture and design. To apply such concept for the architecture of this modern time, Simplicity becomes inevitable. The overall massing concept starts from local building guideline. The result is a simple, stepping, block of marble, with multiple terrains, overlooking skyline sceneries at different levels. After that, marble carving, sculpting process begins.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe concept of Tropical High Rise is then applied to the design. The first tropical feature is unique horizontal shading fins. They help to reduce glare and shield large windows from rain. Gradient of fins thickness create a dynamic touch to the overall composition and a refreshing touch to the skyline.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioAngled bay window is another feature that responds directly to complexity of urban surroundings, residential preference and tropical orientation. In simple words, all windows tilt and turn individually towards the best view, away from obstructing neighbors and excessive Sunlight. The result is a complex texture on the façade, reflecting sky colors from different angles inserted between horizontal fins. This also creates Angles Bay Window space which is surprisingly functional and very unique from inside residential units.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioComplex combinations of Horizontal shading fins, and Angled Bay Windows inserted in between create a fine contrast to the overall architectural composition. This also reflects complexity in spirits of residential high-rise. Above all, these elements make this building an Energy Efficient Architecture. As windows and terraces are protected from glare, excessive Sunlight and rain, it also helps to reduce the energy for air conditioning. Large windows can remain open without blinds or curtain, allowing Sunlight to fuse into the space during the day, reducing the energy for internal lighting.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioMarble Accents: While the overall building is composed mainly with the impression of white marble, a few accent spaces, such as the entrance canopy is highlighted by inserting a contrasting block of black marble to float above the space. The building crown, on the other hand, become a glowing block floating at the very top to signify the project’s unique architectural identity among other great high rises of Bangkok skyline.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe project expresses Thainess, and the tropical lifestyle in a modern contemporary form and expression. ‘The architecture reflects unique characters of the target group who are mainly young entrepreneurs, both Thai and foreign. The design represents characters of the targeted users and their unique life style, as someone who: Appreciates traditional luxuries, yet in a modern, contemporary image, A full privacy living, yet I the heart of the action, A great appreciation for good design, yet friendly to the environment.’Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio“Above all, these elements make this building an Energy Efficient Architecture. As windows and terraces are protected from glare, excessive Sunlight and rain, it also helps to reduce the energy for air conditioning. Large windows can remain open without blinds or curtain, allowing Sunlight to fuse into the space during the day, reducing the energy for internal lighting.”Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessTen Courtyard House / Atelier ZAISelected ProjectsInnovation Lab / AIM ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Sathon, Bangkok 10120, ThailandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2018 Thailand Area: 30450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Saladaeng One / Openbox ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSaladaeng One / Openbox Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900078/saladaeng-one-openbox-architects Clipboard CopyApartments•Sathon, Thailand Apartments CopyAbout this officeOpenbox ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSathonThailandPublished on August 15, 2018Cite: “Saladaeng One / Openbox Architects” 14 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures December 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arrest of poet and journalist Shi Tao Follow the news on China News News April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en to go further News Reporters Without Borders condemned the arrest of journalist Shi Tao and urged the EU delegation to the 8 December EU-China summit in the Netherlands to press China’s Premier Wen Jiabao to stop unfair arrests of journalists.The worldwide press freedom organisation also called on the Chinese authorities to release Shi, arrested at his home in Taiyuan in Shanxi province in the north-east on 24 November 2004 for “disclosing confidential government information”.This latest arrest only adds to the relentless pressure suffered by journalists in China, the organisation saidNational security bureau police from Changsha in the south, arrived at his home without official authorisation, arrested him and seized his computer and some personal files. Before taking him away, they told his wife, Wang Huan, not to tell anyone about the arrest and certainly not the media, or her husband would be mistreated.The 36-year-old poet and journalist worked until last May for the daily Dangdai Shang Bao (Contemporary Trade News). He also contributed to several newspapers and had written a number of articles for online forums, particularly Min Zhu Lun Tan (Democracy Forum).In a letter to his family, Shi said that he had been transferred to Changsha and reassured them that he was well. His brother, Shi Hua, however told Reporters Without Borders that his family was very worried. They had only received a “detention letter” instead of, as the law demands, a “detention certificate” and were not allowed to visit him. They did not know what the real reasons for his imprisonment were.Some 25 journalists and 62 cyberdissidents are currently imprisoned in China.
Government Pasadena’s Planning Commission Will Consider Amending Zoning Codes to Address Mansionization in Pasadena’s Hillside Districts Published on Monday, November 28, 2016 | 5:15 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The City of Pasadena’s Planning Commission meets on Wednesday, November 30, to act on recommendations to amend the Zoning Code to address the potential impact of mansionization in both the eastern Upper Hastings Ranch area and in the western San Rafael area, both hillside districts.The commission will also hear recommendations to include two new projects in the city’s Capital Improvement Program for fiscal years 2017 through 2012.The two issues are among the expected highlights on the public hearing agenda for the regular meeting which starts 6:30 p.m.On the issue of mansionization, the City’s Planning and Community Development Department is recommending that the City Council, through the Planning Commission, approve amendments to the Hillside District regulations of the Zoning Code that govern development within the three Hillside District overlays: HD, HD-1 (Upper Hastings Ranch), and HD-SR San Rafael Area.The amendments, according to Planning and Community Development Director David Reyes, are intended to address the majority of concerns earlier stated by residents in a series of community meetings since 2015 when the issues of mansionization was extensively discussed.The problem of mansionization – where overly large residential dwellings were cropping up in various areas in Pasadena and elsewhere in Los Angeles County and dwarfing most other single-family residences – has been acknowledged over the past several years and communities have been trying to find a balance between private property development and community concerns about view protection, privacy, impacts of noise and lighting, and overall aesthetics in their neighborhoods.The Planning Department is recommending that amendments to the Zoning Code that pertain to regulating basement size and location, color requirements, and the number and location of accessory structures be approved. The department is also proposing that a maximum floor area for Upper Hastings Ranch residences be standardized to be consistent with the neighborhood’s base zones.Amending that specific section in the Zoning Code (Section 17.29) will effectively change the Hillside Development Permit process to require two forms of visual analysis – story poles and visual renderings – which are not currently required in the Code. The amendment would also require new development in the area to show how a proposed project would affect the property’s surroundings in terms of building scale, massing, orientation, setbacks, visibility, privacy and aesthetics, the Planning Department said.To make sure a proposed development does not obstruct the natural view from neighboring residences, a property owner who intends to enlarge or remodel his residences will be required to send out a notice of application after erecting story poles (temporary structures that indicate how high a new project is envisioned to be) so that surrounding property owners are aware of the project and have an opportunity to review the plan.About the other important item on the Planning Commission’s agenda, the Planning and Community Development Department said it is recommending that the Robinson Park Recreation Center Pool and Pool Building Renovation project, and the Jackie Robinson Center Kitchen Remodel project, be included in the Capital Improvement Program for fiscal year 2017 through 2021.Inclusion of these projects in the CIP ensures that they are consistent with the implementation of the Pasadena General Plan and received appropriate funding until completion.At the Robinson Park Recreation Center, the project involves a new pool design and replacement of the current pool building, to include accessible shower and restroom facilities, energy efficient lighting and water conservation measures. Planning said the park remains to be one of the most heavily used facilities in the City, serving about 400 users a day.The project will cost approximately $300,000.Remodeling the kitchen at the Jackie Robinson Center will cost about $115,000, with 2017 funding to initially come from Community Development Block Grant funds. Work will include installation of a new stove hood ventilation system, floor sinks, and wet-pipe fire suppression systems at the stove and hood. It will also involve replacement of existing cabinets at the kitchen, new countertops, lighting and appliances. The ceiling and walls also need to be repaired and new security access doors need to be installed.The Planning Department said the kitchen is used as a community service area and has been supporting many community outreach programs especially in Pasadena’s northwest sector.The Planning Commission meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the City Council Chambers, Room S249 at the Pasadena City Hall. Top of the News Your email address will not be published. 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Facebook John Stephen Bedgood Odessa police reported arresting a 34-year-old man on accusations that he attempted to bribe an officer who had arrested him on a misdemeanor public intoxication charge at a bar.Police reported arresting an intoxicated John Stephen Bedgood early Monday morning, after they were called to Basin Nights, 2113 Kermit Highway, about a disturbance. A police officer reported that while he was taking Bedgood to jail, he repeatedly offered to give the officer $700 to take him home.“The OPD officer advised Bedgood that he would be charged with bribery if he did not stop bribing him,” police said in a news release. “However, Bedgood continued to bribe the officer on multiple occasions by offering him $700.”Police then reported filing the additional bribery charge, a second-degree felony.Bedgood, of Heflin, Louisiana, was released Monday from the Ector County Detention Center on $25,000 bond. Local NewsCrime Previous articleDeputies arrest man after car chaseNext articleOPD: Woman tried to stab step-mother admin WhatsApp By admin – June 13, 2018 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest OPD: Intoxicated man tried to bribe cop
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Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) held a change of command ceremony, aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 22.Cmdr. Scott S. Luers relieved Cmdr. Brian L. Sittlow as commanding officer.“Thank you again, Brian, for the true honor of being asked to speak at this very special day,” said Capt. Mark J. Olson, deputy director of Plans and Programs at Commander, Naval Installations Command. “You have made a difference, as the myriad of successes and the long list of accomplishment for Boise and her crew will attest, but even more importantly, in my mind, you have succeeded and still are a very nice person, and there is not a soul here who knows you who would not agree. Thank you, Leslie [wife], for you continued support to Brian and to all the Boise family members and all military family members who are so instrumental in their service member’s continued success.“I also would like to congratulate Scott Luers on the beginning of what I am sure will be a great command tour. If you read Scott’s biography, you can see he epitomizes the myriad diversity in operational and staff tours that make our service so unique and so successful. Scott, I’d like to welcome you and your family back to the Norfolk area. Having command so near to family will be a great experience for all.“Brian and Scott, may God bless both of you and all of your families and those of USS Boise. And may God continue to bless our great Nation, our Navy and all the wonderful men and women who serve her so proudly.”Capt. Blake L. Converse, commander, Submarine Squadron Six, then presented Sittlow with a Legion of Merit. Under Sittlow’s command, Boise completed two highly successful deployments to the European Command theater of operations supporting national strategic goals. The ship was also the most decorated submarine in the fleet, earning the 2010 U.S. Fleet Forces Battenberg Cup as the best ship in the Atlantic Fleet; the 2010 Commander, Submarine Squadron Eight and 2012 Commander, Submarine Squadron Six Battle Efficiency Awards, and other numerous awards for operational excellence.In addition, Sittlow was recognized for his impressive leadership and accomplishments by being awarded the 2012 Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Inspirational Leadership Award.A native of Roberts, Wis., Sittlow became Boise’s ninth commanding officer when assumed command, Jan.22, 2010. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993, earning a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. He earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 2009 from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.“I have often been asked about the secret to Boise’s successes over the past several years,” said Sittlow. “The officers fight the ship, the chiefs run the ship, and the crew makes the ship run. Day in, day out, whether standing watch topside on a cold, gusty night, picking out adversary contacts from a complicated sonar display, or having a confident hand at the controls of our reactor plant, the crew always made the ship run. The sons of our American families, heroes all, were the heart-beat of the ship. Six hours on, 12 hours off – day after day, mission after mission, deployment after deployment. The Boise men fought through the monotony of their work, but were always expertly poised to react, track and attack.“But it goes further than that. It was all supported by our strong, loving families at home, giving us encouragement, and allowing us to carry on with our assignments. Boise, however, is just a small piece to submarine force and the Navy. We are very dependent on the leadership, guidance and support of our operational commanders at home and deployed, and the shore support that keeps our machine moving.“Cmdr. Luers, it is now your turn. You come to Boise with an impeccable record and a clear cut slam dunk to take Boise into the next chapter of her history. Stealing the words from a former executive officer, you are younger, better looking, more skilled, in better shape, more enthusiastic and all around better submariner than I will ever be. Congratulations! Cherish every moment in Command. You undoubtedly will be a terrific Captain!“Finally, to the crew of Boise, I am honored and humbled to have been your commanding officer. You are shipmates, in the truest meaning of the word, each and every one of you. Congratulations for everything you accomplished. Keep up the great work that I witnessed every day defending our nation, while serving on board Boise.”Sittlow’s previous sea assignments have been on board the Sturgeon-class attack submarine USS Archerfish (SSN 678), home ported in Groton, Conn., where he served in various division officer positions in completing two Mediterranean Sea deployments and an Arctic Ocean deployment. He served as the Operations Officer for several military and civilian sponsored missions assigned from 1997 to 1999 on board the Deep Submergence Vessel NR-1, which was a unique U. S. Navy nuclear-powered ocean engineering and research submarine, homeported in Groton, Conn. While assigned on NR-1 he completed a North Atlantic deployment.After leaving NR-1, Sittlow reported to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) (Blue Crew), homeported in Bangor, Wash., where he completed five strategic deterrent patrols as the submarine’s navigation officer. In 2007, Sittlow became the executive officer on board the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774), homeported in Groton, Conn., completing first-of-class operational and technical evaluations during his tour.Before being assigned as the operations officer at Commander, Submarine Development Squadron Twelve, homebased in Groton, Conn, Sittlow was the first American to complete the Norwegian Submarine Command “Perisher” Course in 2004.Sittlow’s next assignment will be at Commander, Submarine Squadron Four in Groton, Conn.Luers is a native of Westminster, Md. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1995, and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University in 2007. His last duty station was at Commander, Submarine Squadron Eleven in San Diego.“All have heard today what the crew already knows – Boise is a ship that isn’t afraid to take on challenging missions and then excels at executing them,” said Luers. “I cannot thank Cmdr. Sittlow enough for his leadership over the past three years, and for being extremely generous and open during our turnover. You will be an inspiration to your Sailors and myself for time immemorial.“Just as the success Boise has enjoyed was laid by the efforts of Cmdr. Sittlow and his team, so has my presence on this stage been laid by the work – often extremely hard work – of some incredible people around me. Most are here today, and these important people are the foundation of my strength, but a new, unbreakable pillar has been added to shore me up – as I am to shore up them.“Boise is a national asset, a complex machine of war. You, the Sailors who man Boise and bring her alive, and the families who support you, are national treasures. I respect and thank you for your service. I am extremely proud to be your 10th commanding officer, and I look forward to our continued success far from home shores. Go Broncos!”In attendance were Dirk Kempthorne, the 49th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (June 2006 – January 2009), former Governor of Idaho (January 1999 – May 2006), and former U.S. Idaho Senator (January 1993 – January 1999); Boise, Idaho Mayor David Bieter; and Tom Killingsworth, chairman of the Boise commissioning committee.Nicknamed “A One Ship Fleet,” Boise is the second U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of Idaho’s capital city. Built by Newport News Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Boise was commissioned, November 7, 1992. The 360-foot ship has a crew compliment of 13 officers and 121 enlisted Sailors.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 25, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Angeles-Class View post tag: News by topic February 25, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: holds View post tag: submarine View post tag: change View post tag: Command View post tag: Defense View post tag: attack View post tag: USS View post tag: Los Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ceremony Los Angeles-Class Attack Submarine USS Boise Holds Change of Command Ceremony Back to overview,Home naval-today Los Angeles-Class Attack Submarine USS Boise Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: Naval View post tag: Boise Share this article