Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Atlantic Canada 7 Day Forecast

Today, 28 April
Periods of rain ending this afternoon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Rain or snow early this morning. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind north 20 km/h becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 this morning. High plus 4.

Tonight, 28 April
Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of rain showers early this evening. 40 percent chance of flurries overnight. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low zero.

Tuesday, 29 April
Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 4.

Wednesday, 30 April
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 2. High 10.

Thursday, 1 May
Periods of rain. Low zero. High 9.

Friday, 2 May
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. High 10.

Saturday, 3 May
Cloudy. Low 6. High 12.

Sunday, 4 May
Cloudy. Low 6. High 11.


"Outside Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Outside Rockland" by Doug Mills
Tall ship Victory Chimes and Stephen Taber meet outside Rockland harbor. [07-13-2012]



Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bryce Hitchcock Sings Her Original Song "Happy Being Me"

Fifteen year old Actress/Singer Bryce Hitchcock sings her original song "Happy Being Me". Bryce did an amazing job singing this original song of hers. She also like beautiful in a white dress as she sings this original song of hers.

We all should be happy being ourselves. Bryce new original song gives that great advice on being happy with who we are. This beautiful young lady has a great future ahead.

Bryce began acting at the age of six, performing in local theater productions in her hometown of Nashville, TN. Since then, she has worked in many other areas of the entertainment industry including film, TV, voice-over, commercials and as a recording artist. She enjoys playing the guitar and is writing her own original music.

Watch her sing "Happy Being Me" below:

"Mattie" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Mattie" by Doug Mills
One of the original windjammers the Grace Bailey, or Mattie as she was known for many years, sails toward Owls Head.[07-06-2012]

www.mainewindjammerproject.com


Monday, April 21, 2014

White House Schedule - April 21, 2014

Midshipmen Matt Aiken and Cody Peterson, with Coach Ken Niumatalolo, present President Barack Obama with a Naval Academy jumbo paperweight ring during the Commander in Chief's Trophy presentation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy football team in the Rose Garden of the White House, April 18, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
In the morning, the President and the First Lady will participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn.  The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling, and Easter egg rolling
In the afternoon, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.
10:40 AM
The President and First Lady attend the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll and deliver remarks
South Lawn
12:00 PM
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
1:00 PM
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE APRIL 21, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
APRIL 21, 2014


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY
Secretary Kerry has no public appointments.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS
3:00 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at Assistant Secretary Jones’ farewell reception, at the Department of State.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM
3:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Luis Carlos Villegas, at the Department of State.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN
11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Serdar Kilic, at the Department of State.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI
10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli hosts an Oceans Conference Stakeholder meeting with various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), at the Department of State.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON
10:30 a.m.
 Counselor Shannon meets with Executive Secretary of the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission Ambassador Paul Simons, at the Department of State.
3:00 p.m.
 Counselor Shannon attends a farewell reception for Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Kerri-Ann Jones, at the Department of State.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia Zak, at the USTDA Headquarters, in Arlington, Virginia.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD
4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay, at the Department of State.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD
11:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG) Nicholas Kay, at the Department of State.



Atlantic Canada 7 Day Forecast

Today, 21 April
A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 in the Tantramar Marsh area this afternoon. High 10. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight, 21 April
A few clouds. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 70 in the Tantramar Marsh area this evening. Wind becoming light late this evening. Low plus 3.

Tuesday, 22 April
Increasing cloudiness late in the morning. High 13.

Wednesday, 23 April
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 6. High 11.

Thursday, 24 April
Rain. Low plus 4. High 6.

Friday, 25 April
Cloudy. Low zero. High 8.

Saturday, 26 April
Cloudy. Low plus 1. High 7.

Sunday, 27 April
Cloudy. Low plus 2. High 7.


"Setting Sail From Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Setting Sail From Rockland" by Doug Mills
Stephen Taber, Olad and American Eagle setting sail from Rockland. [07-06-2012]





Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse" by Doug Mills
The Stephen Taber built in 1871 sails past the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. [07-04-2011]



Saturday, April 19, 2014

"America's Oldest Surviving Schooner" The Maine Windjammer Project

"America's Oldest Surviving Schooner" by Doug Mills
America's oldest surviving schooner the Lewis R. French sails into Rockland harbor.[07-11-2008]



Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Exclusive Preview of Movie "WINDJAMMER"

The movie “WINDJAMMER” is in production to be released in the fall of 2014. This movie is centered on the Maine windjammer fleet which sail the waters of Penobscot Bay in Maine, much the same as they have for nearly 150 years.

The RCN America Network is previewing the new trailer for this movie which presents the lore and history of the windjammer through the history and stories of Captain Jim Sharp and archival film footage from The Maine Windjammer Project.


“I had been working on this production for nearly a year, but it just was not coming together.” says WINDJAMMERS producer Doug Mills. “The Camden Windjammer Festival approached me, not knowing I was already working on a windjammer movie, requesting I produce a movie around aduio they provided from long time schooner captain and story teller Jim Sharp. It was the perfect framework on which to hang the movie I had started, and WINDJAMMER was conceived.”


Please enjoy the exclusive preview of WINDJAMMER.



Follow WINDJAMMER production on Facebook at: WINDJAMMER


"Quietly At Anchor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Quietly At Anchor" by Doug Mills
Schooner Heritage quietly at anchor before the 2013 Great Schooner Race. [07-05-2013]



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Russian Aircraft Flies Near U.S. Navy Ship in Black Sea

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

The USS Cook was patrolling in the western Black Sea when an unarmed Russian Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the Navy ship, Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.

"The aircraft did not respond to multiple queries and warnings from Donald Cook, and the event ended without incident after approximately 90 minutes," Warren said. "This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is inconsistent with international protocols and previous agreements on the professional interaction between our militaries."

Two Russian aircraft were present, but only one took part in the provocative actions, Warren said. The aircraft flew from near sea level to a couple of thousand feet, he added, but never overflew the U.S. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

"The Russian plane made a total of 12 passes," he said.

The wingman stayed at a considerably higher altitude, Warren said.

Officials later said the aircraft approached within about 1,000 yards of the ship. The USS Cook was never in danger, Warren said.

"The Donald Cook is more than capable of defending itself against two Su-24s," the colonel said.

Warren said he does not think this is an example of a young pilot joyriding. "I would have difficulty believing that two Russian pilots, on their own, would chose to take such an action," he said. "We've seen the Russians conduct themselves unprofessionally and in violation of international norms in Ukraine for several months, and these continued acts of provocation and unprofessionalism do nothing to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, which we called on the Russians to do."

The Cook arrived in the Black Sea on April 10. The ship is now making a port call in Constanta, Romania.



"Sailing In Paradise" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Sailing In Paradise" by Doug Mills
The schooner Mistress sailing in paradise near Owls Head. [08-10-2010]





Monday, April 14, 2014

Atlantic Canada 7 Day Forecast

Issued: 11:00 AM ADT Monday 14 April 2014
Today, 14 April
Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 80 in the Tantramar Marsh area late this afternoon. High 14. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight, 14 April
Mainly cloudy. Periods of drizzle beginning after midnight. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 except gusting to 80 in the Tantramar Marsh area. Low 10.
Tuesday, 15 April
Periods of drizzle ending in the morning then mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon and in the evening. Fog patches dissipating in the morning and developing early in the evening. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming south 30 gusting to 50 near noon. High 15.
Wednesday, 16 April
Periods of rain. Windy. Low 15. High 15.
Thursday, 17 April
Sunny. Low minus 8. High plus 5.
Friday, 18 April
Sunny. Low minus 5. High 8.
Saturday, 19 April
A mix of sun and cloud. Low zero. High 9.
Sunday, 20 April
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. High 9.