31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richard

first_img September 26, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: MEU View post tag: Disembark Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today 31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richard View post tag: News by topic 31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richardcenter_img View post tag: 31st The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) offloaded Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after conducting joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility, Sept. 25.During the patrol Bonhomme Richard and the 31st MEU participated in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 and Exercise Koolendong 2013 (EK 13) with their counterparts in the Royal Australian military. “Working alongside our counterparts from the 31st MEU has been great,” said USS Bonhomme Richard Commanding Officer Capt. Daniel Dusek. “During this patrol we were able to conduct valuable training with the MEU as well as our Australian allies.”This patrol also featured the first time the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, embarked as part of the ACE for their first forward-deployed patrol with Bonhomme Richard.Bonhomme Richard ARG reports to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley and is currently conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, September 26, 2013 View post tag: Marines View post tag: usa View post tag: Bonhomme View post tag: Richard View post tag: USS View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Co-founder of The Observer dies at 75

first_imgRobert Sam Anson, Notre Dame class of ’67, a magazine writer who co-founded The Observer as an undergraduate, died Nov. 2, the New York Times reported. He was 75.He died at a home he had been staying in Rexford, New York, from complications due to dementia.As a student at Notre Dame, Anson delivered editorials on the evening news through the campus radio station. He was critical of the Vietnam War and Lyndon B. Johnson, which the administration disapproved of at the time, the National Catholic Reporter said in a 2015 article.Although Anson was chosen to be news editor of Scholastic by the magazine’s previous editor, the vice president of student affairs at the time Fr. Charles McCarragher, who had a say in who was a member of the editorial board, rejected the proposal and chose someone else.Instead, Anson helped found The Observer with another student, Stephen Feldhaus. The Observer printed its first issue November 3, 1966. Over the rest of his time at Notre Dame, Anson frequently clashed with University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh over the content of The Observer. Hesburgh told one of his biographers, “People were always asking me, ‘Why don’t you expel Anson?’ I didn’t want to give him the satisfaction.”At the same time, both Anson and Hesburgh had great respect for each other. Anson later referred to Hesburgh as “the only father I ever had.”After graduating from Notre Dame, Anson went on to work for TIME magazine. He traveled to Cambodia and was taken as a prisoner of war in 1970. He was held for weeks by the North Vietnamese and the Khmer Rouge.Hesburgh reportedly called Pope Paul VI at the time, who was able to help arrange Anson’s release.Anson went on to write for Esquire, Life, Mademoiselle, The Atlantic and New Times. He also wrote six books including “War News: A Young Reporter in Indochina,” which discussed his experiences covering the war.At The Observer’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2017, Anson urged the paper’s student journalists to appreciate their time as reporters.“[I hope] everyone has a great time, doesn’t get pushed around by the administration, resists authority — including that of the president of the United States — and just feels so lucky they are working as journalists,” he said. “I just think it was a million to one shot that The Observer would work, and it did work.”He was born March 12, 1945, in Cleveland. Anson was raised by his mother, Virginia Rose Anson, who was a schoolteacher.Anson is survived by two daughters, Christian Anson Kasperkovitz and Georgia Grace Anson, and his son, Sam Anson.Tags: Father Hesburgh, Robert Sam Anson, The Observerlast_img read more

La Française launches French real estate platform for institutionals

first_imgHe said: “The moment is right – at the end of crisis – to enlarge our product range.”La Française, he added, would look to both French and international institutions for backing.Patrice Genre, founder and former managing director at DTZ Asset Management, has been recruited to run the joint venture.Genre said: “We have seen appetite from investors for London and Germany. They want to invest in France but are desperately looking for asset managers, which France lacks.“You have many small teams offering asset management and then a few larger names.“We want to offer something entrepreneurial but with the security of being a bigger entity.”La Française Real Estate Partners will target returns of 5-6% for core real estate, 10-12% for value-added and 18% for opportunistic.It will focus on Paris and large French cities, particularly offices, followed by retail and industrial properties.The entity will sit alongside La Française’s European network, which, Bertrand said, should allow sharing of clients.Earlier this year, La Française and Forum Partners acquired pan-European fund manager Cushman & Wakefield Investors, renaming it La Française Forum Real Estate Partners.La Française, which manages $9bn (€6.6bn) in French property, bought a 24.9% stake in Forum Partners last year. La Française is launching a new platform dedicated to French real estate and aimed at global institutional investors.The new entity, La Française Real Estate Partners, will look to invest as much as €2bn in French commercial real estate over the next three years and €200m by year-end, covering a range of core/core-plus, value-added and opportunistic strategies.It will be 35% owned by management and 65% owned by La Française Real Estate Managers.Its chief executive, Marc Bertrand, told IPE sister publication IP Real Estate that it was time to increase staff numbers and products with the French market bottoming out and increased appetite from institutional investors.last_img read more