PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 6;; 2010) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Ciccarelli/Released)
The Notting Hill carnival- arguably the most well-known street carnival in Europe- gets underway with the traditional mix of music and floats depicting the multi-cultural mix of this famous London area.
This week one of the best barometers to the High Street economy in Britain gets well and truly underway- the post Christmas shopping sales. BSN also talks to a leading retail economist.
The Oklahoma Waterfall Study is underway, and you can help by identifing falls on private lands for inclusion.
GULF OF MEXICO (July 12, 2009) The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2) underway during builder’s trials. Builder’s trials are the first opportunity for the shipbuilder and the U.S. Navy to operate the ship underway, and provide an opportunity to test and correct issues before acceptance trials. (Video courtesy General Dynamics/Released by U.S. Navy on 24 July, 2009)
*******www.newsvend**** Online and print readership statistics could be merged, depending on the results of a trial currently underway with the National Readership Survey.
The body – which provides the most authoritative estimates of printed newspaper and magazine readerships – has appointed the research specialists RSMB and UKOM/Nielson to see whether a combined print-online measurement could work successfully in the future.
If the six-month test is successful, NRS will decide if it should become a permanent feature of regular readership surveys. It would enable publishers and media buyers to assess both print and online audiences together for the first time.
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BY STEVEN SPARKMAN
The court martial of the soldier accused of committing the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history is officially underway. Here’s euronews.
“Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier accused of handing secret files to WikiLeaks has been formally charged with aiding the enemy. Manning chose to defer a plea on all of the 22 charges against him.”
Manning is accused of giving over 400,000 pages of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Manning chose not to enter a plea, or to make the decision on whether to stand before a panel of service members or a single judge. The Guardian explains the move.
“A military legal expert said that the delay of a plea and forum decision was usually a strategic one, while lawyers wait to see how the motions they have filed are dealt with.”
The charges against Manning include aiding the enemy and violating the Espionage Act. Manning’s defense says he never should have been given access to classified information, because the military should have picked up on his emotional troubles. Politico reports...
“At a preliminary hearing in December, the defense painted Manning as tormented by gender identity issues, suffering from violent outbursts and mental breakdowns during his deployment to Iraq in 2009 and 2010.”
Manning’s defense is also going to rely on the government’s admission the leaks didn’t actually harm national security. A legal analyst and Manning supporter explains the argument for RT.
“One thing that Manning’s lawyer wants to do is to cross examine the people who decided to classify these documents to show they were misclassified. If they didn’t harm national security, they shouldn’t have been secrets to begin with.”
Manning has been imprisoned since May 2010, including a year of solitary confinement which Manning’s supporters say was unwarranted. Activists on his behalf say Manning is being used as a pawn to get to WikiLeak’s founder Julian Assange. ABC Australia reports Assange’s lawyers will be watching this trial closely.
“They fear that if the WikiLeaks founder is ultimately extradited to the United States, Private Manning could be encouraged to turn against him.”
The actual trial isn’t scheduled until August, but Manning’s lawyers want to speed up the process, asking the judge to consider beginning the trial in April.
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Computer Aged Video of SS MASTER in False Creek in July of 2006
Bill and I are on our way to establishing a political party! The Slow Party.
To get The Slow Party off the ground, we are touring the nation in our campaign truck, talking about slow and recruiting potential members. Which is precisely where you come in - The Slow Party needs your support!
We decide to do some serious rocking out while we were out to sea.
KODIAK, Alaska - The Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis departs Kodiak Feb. 1, 2008 headed for the North Pacific Ocean where it will join the search for a missing Japanese balloonist.
Official U.S. Coast Guard video by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson.
The British Prime Minister, Mr Gordon Brown, meets the visiting French President Nicolas Sarkozy for talks today.
PACIFIC Ocean (May 6, 2008) - USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship conduct a FOD walk down prior to setting flight quarters. An MH-60/S helicopter known as the Knighthawk passes MERCY along the portside. HSC-21 (Blackjacks) is the embarked aircrew. On March 1, 2008, the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Hospital Sip USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed San Diego, Calif. , in support of Pacific Partnership 2008, to conduct various humanitarian civic assistance missions in the Republic of Philippines, Vietnam, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. U.S. Navy video (RELEASED)
The British Prime Minister, Mr Gordon Brown, is today holding talks with the visiting US President George Bush. They are to hold a press conference later this morning. BSN will have a full report.