USS McCampbell sailors battle ice on Japan port call

first_img February 8, 2017 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS McCampbell Authorities USS McCampbell sailors battle ice ahead of Japan port callcenter_img Share this article Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) had a lot of ice to battle before pulling into Otaru, Japan, on February 3.The warm welcome the sailors received was an appreciated contrast to the conditions at sea they previously experienced.During the four days McCampbell spent in port, the ship hosted tours for distinguished visitors and participated in sporting events with local residents. Sailors also, volunteered at the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival.“We sincerely appreciated the hospitality and warm welcome we received,” said Cmdr. Ed Angelinas, commanding officer of McCampbell. “We are grateful for the opportunity to experience the local culture and participate in the festivals with the people of Otaru.”Once the ship moored in port, McCampbell leadership attended welcome meetings hosted by the Honorable Hideaki Morii, mayor of Otaru, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, chief of Otaru Police Department, Hideaki Yamamoto, chairperson of Otaru Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Capt. Kenji Moribe, commander, Otaru Coast Guard Office.The warm welcome continued when the sailors were invited to a Welcome Reception hosted by the Otaru Japan Self-Defense Force Supporters Association.“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Otaru and Sapporo,” said Logistics Specialist 1st Class Ambrosio Maddagan, from Honolulu, Hawaii. “I will not forget the amazing sights and I hope to come back with my family.” Back to overview,Home naval-today USS McCampbell sailors battle ice ahead of Japan port call last_img read more

HPV Vaccine

first_imgOral sex linked to increase in throat cancersStuff.co.nz 7 August 2017Family First Comment: When sexual promiscuity is promoted and normalised, society then has to try and put safety nets in place – which don’t always work that well. #naturalconsequencesOral sex is being blamed for growing rates of throat cancers among Kiwi men.Incidences of cancer of the tonsils and back of the tongue in men has more than doubled in the past 25 years.The latest figures from the New Zealand Cancer Registry – 2013 – show 96 men and 26 women were diagnosed that year with oropharynx cancers nationwide.Testing of 108 men treated for throat cancer at Waikato Hospital during a five-year span showed 90 per cent were HPV-related, and an expert says it is fair to say that similar proportions would be reflected nationwide.The human papillomavirus is regarded as the most common sexually transmitted infection. The virus can cause cancers in both men and women, as well as genital warts.From January 1, an improved HPV vaccine has been offered free to boys and young men. It has been offered for free to girls and young women since 2008.The new vaccine protects against nine strains of the virus. The old protected against four.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/95432703/oral-sex-linked-to-increase-in-throat-cancerslast_img read more