Royal Australian Navy Unveils AE1 Memorial

By on May 4, 2021

first_img View post tag: Australian View post tag: AE1 Authorities September 15, 2011 View post tag: unveils Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Australian Navy Unveils AE1 Memorial View post tag: Navy View post tag: Royalcenter_img Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, today remembered the 35 men who perished when Australian submarine AE1 was lost at sea during World War I​, with the unveiling of a memorial plaque in their honour.The Governor-General, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, AC, and Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AM, CSC, RAN, officially unveiled the AE1 memorial to the Royal Australian Navy​’s first submarine in a ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney.The Royal Australian Navy has a rich heritage. As we celebrate Navy’s 100 years of service this year, it is timely to reflect on AE1 and the importance of submarines in the protection of our island nation.AE1 was the first of two E Class submarines built for the Royal Australian Navy. At the outbreak of World War I, AE1, together with AE2, took part in operations leading to the occupation of German New Guinea, including the surrender of Rabaul on 13 September 1914.AE1 vanished without a trace on 14 September 1914 in waters off the coast ofNew Guinea.The loss of AE1 remains one of Australia’s enduring naval mysteries. It is not known what caused AE1 to disappear. Since her loss in 1914 several searches have been conducted to establish her whereabouts. None of these have been successful.Today I am pleased to announce new Government support for the search for the AE1.The Government has granted deductible gift recipient status for three years to AE1 Incorporated to support its search for the AE1. This means that all donations above $2 towards the continued search for the AE1 by AE1 Incorporated may now be claimed as an income tax deduction.The Government highly values the work undertaken by AE1 Incorporated to locate the final resting place of the submarine.While the final resting place of these submariners is currently unknown, the sacrifice and service of these men will never be forgotten. It is also important on a day like today to acknowledge the sacrifice made by the families of these submariners. Many have spent their lives wondering what became of their loved ones.The AE1 memorial has been positioned next to the plaque commemorating the AE2. AE2’s war ended on 30 April 1915 when she was hit in the engine room by Turkish gunfire and scuttled during the Battle of Gallipoli​. All of the crew was taken as prisoners of war. AE2’s wreck was found in 1998.Then Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon unveiled the plaque commemorating AE2 in April 2009.[mappress]Source: navy, September 15, 2011; View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Royal Australian Navy Unveils AE1 Memorial View post tag: Memorial Share this articlelast_img read more

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Alpena Police Department is reminding drivers to use caution during the homecoming parade

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — The homecoming parade is just around the corner. Drivers are being asked to take note of the route to keep everyone safe.The Alpena Police Department is reminding residents that Wisner St. to Garden St. will be closed this Friday, October 11 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The parade will begin at Ella White Elementary at 4:30 p.m. and head westbound on Third Ave. Members of the police department are thanking drivers for being safe and cautious in advance.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 4-year-old’s mother speaks out for the first time after her son is foundNext Forty-year-old woman arrested in hit and run crashlast_img read more

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Iowa gas prices rise 28 cents a gallon in the past month

By on August 13, 2020

first_imgDES MOINES — As temperatures gradually rise in Iowa during in springtime, so do gasoline prices.Rose White, spokeswoman for AAA-Iowa, says motorists across the state are shelling out more to fill the tank than they did a month ago. “Iowa motorists are paying an average of $2.56 a gallon, which is three-cents higher compared to the state average reported a year ago,” White says. “During the past month, the average price for a gallon of unleaded fuel in Iowa has increased 28-cents a gallon.”With winter behind us, Iowans are driving more and that’s driving up demand — and prices at the pump. “We do see crude oil prices climb higher and often that is because many of the refineries are curbing production because they do have seasonal maintenance checks,” White says, “but we also see the higher demand as we start approaching the summer travel months.”Sometimes it pays to shop around for gas, as the price varies about 15-cents a gallon from one end of the state to the other. “Some of the lowest prices in the state right now can be found in Council Bluffs, where the average is currently $2.52 a gallon,” White says. “Some of the highest prices can be found in Dubuque where the average there is currently $2.67.”The statewide average of $2.56 a gallon is five cents cheaper than the national average. Triple-A says the nation’s least expensive markets are Utah and Alabama at $2.34, while the highest state average is in California where motorists are paying $3.43 a gallon.last_img read more

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Taking Care of the Moms

By on August 6, 2020

first_imgFacebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesThe holiday season is upon us. For those of us with children, it’s easy to focus just on their needs and wants, while we neglect taking care of ourselves in order to get everything done. Sound familiar, moms?This is a reminder to not only take good care of yourself this time of year, but all year long, so that you can be ready for all that this and every season bring. Why is this so important? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease, cancer and stroke together cause over half of deaths among women in the U.S. Make sure that you can be there to enjoy your children—and their children—by taking the following steps to reduce stress and your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems.Get an annual well-woman visit with your healthcare provider. During the visit, discuss your health habits, family history, and family planning if you are in your child-bearing years. Your annual checkup is also the time to get current on your vaccines, have your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked, schedule any additional screenings you may need, like a mammogram, and set health goals. Your well-woman visit is covered by insurance.Eat a well-balanced mix of nutritious food such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and lean protein every day. Eating well can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, certain types of cancer, and anemia. In addition, a healthy diet can reduce high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, help manage diabetes, and help maintain a healthy weight.Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Choose activities you enjoy like walking, hiking, jogging, cycling, taking a class at the gym, or following along with a workout DVD. Daily exercise can help control weight; help prevent or manage metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, and certain types of cancer; improve your mood; boost energy; and promote better sleep.Take time to unwind. Stress impacts our bodies, mood and behavior. Making time for things we enjoy, exercising, relaxation techniques including meditation, and getting good nutrition can help us manage stress. Having a relationship with a higher power—something larger than ourselves—can make us feel more hopeful and help reduce stress levels. If you have tried these methods and are still having trouble managing stress, talk to your healthcare provider for support.Get treatment for depression. Women are twice as likely to experience depression as men. If you are one of these women, discuss it with your healthcare provider and consider treatment options.If you smoke, quit, and don’t substitute vaping for smoking. The CDC reports that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S, and estimates that people who smoke are 2 to 4 times more likely to have coronary heart disease; and are 2 to 4 times more likely to have a stroke. Smoking also increases women’s risk of lung cancer by more than 25.7 times. The SmartQuit TM App for smartphones is a research-based smoking cessation program that may be more effective than trying to quit on your own. It can be used with or without nicotine replacement therapy. The App is free for download to Washington residents and is private, easy to use and always within reach. Learn more online here.Limit alcohol use. According to the National Institute for Health, drinking too much canGetting enough sleep each night impacts your health and ability to handle the stress of daily life.negatively impact the brain, heart, liver, pancreas and immune system, and can also increase your risk of developing certain types of cancers. More information is available here.Get seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night. Too little sleep on a routine basis can affect our mood and ability to think clearly and is also linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. More recent studies also indicate connections between lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. Adequate sleep helps keep the mind and the body healthy.When we take care of ourselves, we can better give our time, love, and support to those we love. Wishing happy, healthy holidays to you all!last_img read more

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