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Marine and Family Programs Division

first_imgThe division is here to assist the base in maintaining a high state of readiness. Marine and Family Programs is a tool that can be used to help the unit accomplish its assigned mission. A trained staff of professionals is here to serve single and married Marines and Sailors, family members, reservists on active duty, civilian Marines, retirees and other active-duty service members.Disaster and CrisisM&FPD serves as the focal point of the command’s response to personal and family needs during natural disasters, mobilization, repatriation (returning to home country), critical incidents and mass casualties. It offers critical incident stress debriefings, individual and family assistance, 24-hour capability, and coordination with local resources.BEHAVIORAL HEALTHThe MCCS Behavioral Health Office is in Building 129. It is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Behavioral Health personnel may be reached at 760-577-6533 or DSN 282-6533.Family Advocacy ProgramThe Family Advocacy Program (FAP) supports unit and individual readiness by preventing spouse and child abuse when possible and intervening to rehabilitate and support families where abuse has already occurred.Services include personal prevention education and coordination, command support, crisis intervention, case management, offender rehabilitation, victim advocacy and support, and professional military education. If you need help, call 760-577-6533 or DSN 282-6533.You can report suspected domestic violence or child abuse by calling the 24/7 Crisis Support Line at 760-577-6484.Prevention and EducationFamily Advocacy’s Prevention & Education Program provides support on subject matter briefs and awareness and prevention-focused services to the installation and community. Services are designed to improve family and individual functioning and to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. The FAP Prevention & Education Office is located in Building 129 and can be reached by calling 760-577-6533.Prevention & Education Specialists’ briefs can be specialized based on the command’s availability, requested topics and time allotted. Subject matter briefs and/or classes/awareness campaigns include:Domestic Violence Prevention andAwarenessSexual Assault Prevention and AwarenessChild Abuse Prevention and AwarenessIDC TrainingReal Colors/Real StressMarried & Loving It! (MALI)21st Century Anger ManagementTriple “P” Positive Parenting ProgramWithin My Reach relationship enhancementVictim AdvocacyVictim Advocacy provides supportive services to individual victim-survivors of spouse abuse and rape and sexual assault. This program advocates for the interests of victim-survivors within the base community and its intervention systems. This program is available to active-duty service members and their family members.Services include assisting victims in dealing with trauma, advocating for the protection and interests of the victim, assisting victims in developing a safety plan, assisting the victim in advocating for his or her rights, providing military and community information and referrals, and assisting victims in securing information on the status of their cases. If you need information on any of the provided services, call 760-577-6533 or stop by the office. To speak to a Victim Advocate, you can contact the 24/7 hotline number at 760-577-6484.New Parent Support ProgramThe New Parent Support Program offers valuable training to soon-to-be parents, new parents or parents of children up to 5 years old. The program offers the following classes and services: parenting skills classes; children’s developmental stages, behavior and discipline; getting to know your newborn; play mornings; Baby Boot Camp Part I & II; infant massage; breastfeeding and lactation support; and specialized training in child safety and potty training. For more information, call New Parent Support at 760-577-6533/6291.Community Counseling ProgramThe Community Counseling Program is staffed with licensed clinicians who provide counseling on a variety of topics such as crisis intervention, marriage and family enrichment, grief recovery, traumatic stress disorders, stress management, communication and depression. The program serves active-duty and retired military personnel and their family members.If you need help or would just like to talk to a counselor, call the Community Counseling Program at 760-577-6533 or DSN 282-6533. Counseling offices are located in Building 129.For after-hours crisis support from a licensed clinician, please call 760-514-2423. The National Suicide Crisis Hotline is 800-273-8255, and the DSTRESS Hotline is 877-476-7734.Sexual Assault Prevention And Response ProgramThe Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program serves as the single point of contact to facilitate victim support services, promote sexual assault training and awareness, and provide policy and program assistance to commands located aboard MCLB Barstow. The objective of the installation’s SAPR Program is to specifically enhance and improve:Prevention through training and education programs.Treatment and support of victims.System accountability.Program eligibility is for all active-duty members of the armed forces, their family members over the age of 18 and Reservists. For civilian employees seeking services, immediate crisis SAPR support services will be provided and then they will be connected to appropriate resources and referrals will be provided.SAPR services offered: 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line (760-577-6036), DOD Safe Helpline (877-995-5247), victim advocacy support (medical, law and judicial proceedings), counseling and referrals when needed. For more information, contact the SAPR Program Installation SARC at 760-577-6533, or the 24/7 Support Line for Victim Advocacy Services at 760-577-6036.Substance Abuse Counseling CenterThe Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC) mission is to provide drug and alcohol counseling services to active-duty service members, retirees and their family members aboard MCLB Barstow. The services offered include training and education intervention, community outreach, suicide prevention/intervention, screening and assessment, treatment and smoking cessation classes. Call 760-577-6533 for information and assistance regarding any of the provided services.Victim Witness Assistance ProgramThe Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is designed to ensure victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness and dignity and are afforded their rights throughout the criminal justice process — from the first report of a crime through any period of confinement adjudged by a court-martial. To speak to a Victim Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO), call 760-577-6533.Civilian Employee Assistance ProgramThe Civilian Employee Assistance Program (CEAP) is contracted through Magellan and Department of the Navy CEAP at www.magellanassist.com, or call HR at 760-577-5835 or 844-DON-CEAP (844-366-2327).FAMILY CARE BRANCHChildren and Youth ServicesChild Development CenterThe Child Development Center’s (CDC) mission is to provide the highest quality developmental care for your children. The CDC program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.Located in Building 372, the CDC is open to children of all active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, retired military and DOD contractors. Full-day care, part-day care, and hourly care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old are offered.CDC’s goals are to develop a positive self-concept, stimulate creativity, encourage curiosity, promote physical development, develop communication skills and develop basic learning skills.In cooperation with the Department of Agriculture’s Child Care Food Program, the CDC provides meals at no additional cost to all children who are enrolled.The CDC is open 5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 760-577-6287 or DSN 282-6287 for more information about services and enrollment.School Age CareSchool Age Care (SAC) is offered for children ages 5 to 11 before and after school, and full-day summer enrichment care is available during the school breaks in Building 64. The SAC is open to the children of active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees and DOD contractors. The SAC program offers Power Hour, a homework assistance program for all children, as well as breakfast and an after-school snack. Lunch is also provided for school non-attendance days. For more information about SAC activities, hours or enrollment, please call 760-577-6057/6287. The SAC is an affiliate member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.Family Child CareFamily Child Care (FCC) is home-based day care provided aboard MCLB Barstow by a state-licensed caregiver. The caregiver is responsible for providing a child’s five basic needs: physical comfort (rest, food, water and warmth); safety and security (a dependable routine, protection from anxiety and a trustworthy caregiver); love (feeling of belonging and being cared about); self-esteem (feeling lovable and capable of self-direction [beginnings of self-discipline]); and self-actualization (feeling able to learn and develop without comparisons or competition).The FCC provider will also check the home regularly for safety and comfort, provide nutritious food and adequate rest, establish a daily routine that the child can learn to depend on, provide consistent guidance and discipline to help children develop appropriate social behavior, and provide age-appropriate activities to stimulate a child’s interest in learning and joy in growing.If you are interested in becoming a Family Child Care provider, call the FCC coordinator at 760-577-6617/6287.Prevention & EducationExceptional Family Member ProgramThe Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) assists Marines in providing for the needs of their exceptional family member before, during and after relocation required by a change of duty assignment.An exceptional family member (EFM) is a Marine Corps family member with a condition requiring special medical, medically related, or educational services. If you have an exceptional family member, enrollment in the program is mandatory.If you have any further questions, please call the EFMP Coordinator at 760-577-5854 or DSN 282-5854.PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTInformation and ReferralInformation and referral covers a very wide range of topics. The goal is to provide Marines and their family members with the military or civilian information and assistance they need. If the answer can’t be immediately provided, someone will be found who can provide the answer. If you have a question, call 760-577-6582 or DSN 282-6582.Personal Financial ManagementThe Financial Fitness office wants to provide everyone aboard MCLB Barstow with enough information about personal finances to improve his or her current financial situation. Here’s a glimpse of how it can help: individual or group instruction on “financial fitness,” developing good financial management skills, preventing financial difficulties before they arise, debt consolidation, check-writing and more. Review the “Financial Fitness, Mission-Ready” interactive CD-ROM at PSD (Building 218); the library, Building 218; and Headquarters Battalion, Building 15. Call 760-577-6149 or DSN 282-6149 to set up an appointment or get more information.Retired Activities OfficeLocated in Building 218, the Retired Activities Office is the link between the retiree, local military communities and other government and non-government agencies that provide assistance to retirees.The Retired Activities Office can assist retirees with matters such as local regulations, entitlements, benefits and privileges. It can also provide referrals to other organizations that assist or support retired military personnel. Contact this office if you have questions about forms, casualty assistance, referrals, internet links, survivor benefits and local retired activities. Call 760-577-6265 or DSN 282-6265 for more information.Transition Assistance ProgramThe Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to help separating or retiring personnel and their family members make viable plans to move from military life into the civilian workforce. The following services and related lab equipment are provided by the transition counselor: personal career and education appraisal for creation of a resume, career exploration to provide direction in the job search and career goals, assistance with job applications, preparing for the interview, veterans benefits support and assistance. Call the Transition Assistance Program at 760-577-6265 for additional information.Family Member Employment Assistance ProgramThe program provides information and referral in the areas of employment, education, training and volunteer opportunities. Experienced personal services representatives work closely with on- and off-base agencies to provide a full range of employment-related services, such as winning your first job, career planning and employer expectations, career portability in the Marine Corps, writing resumes and filling out applications, career options and expertise evolution, matching applicant and employer expectations, developing effective job hunting skills, making the most of automated employment services, and youth employment opportunities.FMEAP personnel are in Building 129 and may be reached by calling 760-577-6265 or DSN 282-6265.Education ServicesPersonal & Professional Development ProgramMission: To assist and guide Marines and their families in the development and attainment of their personal and professional goals during military service and beyond.Education ServicesEducation Services provides alternative pathways to aid military members through a successful period of military service and a transition to successful post-military career endeavors. It is not a one-size-fits-all program; it customizes each element to assist Marines and their families in the process.Library ResourcesLibrary Resources provides a computer lab with six computers with free internet access and three VTC computers for communicating with deployed family members (subject to availability), two computers for language acquisition and three early literacy computer stations. Resources are provided for college, vocations and self-enrichment.Personal & Professional Development Program is in McTureous Hall, Building 218. For more information on education services, call 760-577-6118. Call 760-577-6395 for Library Resources.last_img read more

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2010 Tour Down Under – Stage 4: Greipel Wins Stage, Armstrong Calls Him “Unbeatable”

first_imgHTC-Columbia’s André Greipel took his third stage win at the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under to retain the race leader’s Ochre Jersey, besting Robbie McEwen (Katusha) and Graeme Browne (Rabobank) at the end of the 150km route.Despite an effort by Team RadioShack’s Lance Armstrong and Tomas Vaitkus to breakaway from the pack and give themselves and others a chance against the German sprinter, Greipel showed he’s the man to beat in a bunch sprint this year.“It would have been better to keep it down to a smaller bunch in that wind and hopefully give everyone a better chance against Greipel,” Armstrong said. “But Greipel I think we can all see is unbeatable right now.“That was as hard as I can go. Tomas went and kept going and kept going. I turned around and it was just the two of us. It was a good effort, maybe not the best outcome.”Video Highlights of Stage 4 at the 2010 Santos Tour Down UnderGreipel’s win puts him a full 20 seconds ahead of 2nd place Robbie McEwen, and Greg Henderson (Team Sky) at +24 seconds and Cadel Evans (BMC) at +50 seconds, putting him in a good position for tomorrow’s big climb. He’s also the clear sprint leader with 24 points against Kemp’s 16. For his part, Greipel said his team is doing well (they led the peloton for the first 100km to catch a breakaway), but the race isn’t over yet.“Today’s race is over, but not tomorrow’s,” Greipel said. “Everyone is looking out for us but if the team works we can be successful. We deserve the wins because we always ride from the front.“If you have riders like (we do), no one can pass us.”We’ll post full stage results soon.  In the meantime, check out Graham Watson’s photo gallery for more photos (including the one above).results coming soon…last_img read more

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Thanks to Casey Kasem (and psychology), Here’s Why People Love Radio Countdowns

first_imgThe Washington Post:From “Total Request Live” to a radio station with the “Top 9 at 9″ on any given night, it’s been proven time and again: People love a good pop culture countdown. On paper it seems incredibly simple — and yet it took until Casey Kasem pioneered the concept in 1970 to take off.News of Kasem’s death on Sunday prompted an outpouring of remembrances from fans, many of whom reminisced about listening to “American Top 40.” The Post’s Marc Fisher wrote about how Kasem brought a splintered music culture together every week with his mainstream list of popular songs. The idea gained steam, and ever since countdowns have been a mainstay of pop culture. Why is this concept so incredibly popular?Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Sejarah Panjang, 50 Tahun Boeing 747 Bersama Qantas,Indonesia Terima Helikopter Airbus Lewat Skema e-Delivery Pertama di Asia Pasifik

first_imgPerbandingan ukuran antara Airbus A380 (depan) dengan Boeing 747 (belakang) milik Qantas. Sumber: Getty Images Belum lama ini, flag carrier nasional Australia, Qantas, dikabarkan sukses mengirimkan armada Boeing 747-400 kedua terakhir ke kuburan pesawat di Gurun Mojave, Southern California, AS. Dengan begitu, praktis, Qantas hanya menyisakan satu pesawat Queen of the Skies (julukan Boeing 747) di barisan armadanya.Baca juga: Sambut New Normal, Qantas Malah Grounded 100 Pesawat dan PHK 6 Ribu Karyawan! 11 Ribu Lainnya NyusulMeskipun perusahaan menyebut hal itu (dikirimnya 747 ke Mojave) dilakukan untuk sementara waktu, namun, tetap saja, melihat kondisi dan kebutuhan, banyak pihak menduga Mojave mungkin akan jadi tempat peristirahatan terakhir bagi armada Boeing 747 terakhir kedua Qantas itu. Dirunut agak ke belakang, sebetulnya, indikasi Qantas ingin mengistirahtkan Queen of the Skies secara permanen sudah dimulai sejak beberapa tahun lalu. Salah satu indikasi terkuat, maskapai yang memiliki nama panjang Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (Qantas) tersebut sudah mulai menurunkan peredaran 747 ke radar Eropa. Sebagai gantinya, A380 dan 787-9 dikerahkan untuk mengisi pos tersebut (rute Eropa).Dirunut lebih ke belakang lagi, indikasi Qantas untuk mengistirahkan Boeing 747 sepertinya memang tinggal menunggu momen. Sebab, sejak pertama kali berdiri pada 16 November 1920 silam, setidaknya maskapai dengan slogan “The world’s most experienced airline” ini telah memasukan 65 jet 747 ke dalam barisan armadanya.Simple Flying mencatat, kolaborasi Qantas dan Boeing 747 mulai terjalin apik untuk pertama kali sejak Oktober 1971. Kala itu, maskapai yang berbasis di Mascot, Sydney, Australia ini memesan empat 747 dengan mahar sebesar US$85 juta, angka yang cukup besar di masa itu. Keempat pesawat dengan kode pabrik VH-EBC, VH-EBD, VH-EBE, dan VH-EBF -yang pengirimannya rampung dua tahun berselang- langsung menjadi andalan Qantas untuk rute-rute transpasifik, khususnya rute Singapura-Mumbai-Bahrain-London.Sukses dengan empat pesawat, Qantas pun semakin bernafsu mengekspansi dunia dengan menambah puluhan armada 747. Ekspansi Qantas bersama Boeing 747 pun juga diikuti dengan inovasi kuliner on board, mulai dari lobster, daging sapi panggang langka, hingga Pavlova (makanan penutup berbasis meringue khas Rusia).Selain dikerahkan dalam urusan komersial, 747 Qantas juga biasa dilibatkan dalam urusan kemanusiaan, seperti menjemput 674 penumpang setelah Topan Tracy menghancurkan kota pada Malam Natal, hingga yang terbaru, melakukan penerbangan repatriasi warga Australia akibat lockdown negara-negara di dunia.18 tahun kemudian, Boeing 747-400 pertama bergabung dalam barisan armada Qantas. Setelah lebih dari 30 tahun mengabdi, jaringan 747 Qantas di Eropa lambat laun berkurang drastis, seperti Roma, Athena, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, bahkan rute gemuk Qantas London dan Manchester.Boeing 747-400 Qantas dikabarkan menjalani penerbangan transpasifik (Sydney-San Fransisco, jaringan internasional Qantas yang sudah terjalin sampai 50 tahun) terakhir pada akhir Desember tahun lalu dan memulai kehidupan pada rute short haul point-to-point.Qantas nampaknya lebih mengandalkan beberapa pesawat twin engine long haul terbaru serta Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner sebagai salah satu langkah strategis perusahaan di masa mendatang, salah satunya dalam “Project Sunrise”.Sebagaimana yang sudah umum diketahui, pada pekan ketiga bulan Oktober tahun lalu, Qantas mulai menguji coba penerbangan Project Sunrise yang menghubungkan Sydney dengan New York. Dengan terpaut jarak sejauh 16.200 km ini, penerbangan transpasifik itu ditempuh dalam waktu 19 jam 16 menit dengan menggunakan Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.Baca juga: 3 Desember 2019, Boeing 747-400 Qantas Lakukan Penerbangan Trans Pasifik TerakhirPenerbangan tersebut pun mematahkan rekor penerbangan langsung terjauh di dunia yang sebelumnya dipegang oleh Singapore Airlines, dengan total durasi perjalanan kurang lebih 18 jam, menghubungkan Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) New York dan Singapore Changi Airport (SIN).Selain menghubungkan Sydney dengan New York, Project Sunrise juga akan menghubungkan Melbourne dan Sydney, Australia dengan New York, Amerika Serikat dan London, Inggris.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDear Boeing Lovers, Qantas Lakukan Penerbangan Penumpang Terakhir Boeing 747-400 Sebelum Pensiun! Catat Tanggalnya15/07/2020In “Featured”Maskapai Mana yang Paling Lama Operasikan Boeing 747?07/08/2020In “Featured”Ada Gambar Logo Kanguru Qantas di Langit dalam Penerbangan Boeing 747-400 Terakhir23/07/2020In “Featured”last_img read more

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Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline opponents to evacuate protest camp

first_imgScott Olson/Getty Images(CANNONBALL, N.D.) — A deadline set by state and federal authorities for opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline to vacate the main protest camp is fast approaching.Officials said the Oceti Sakowin camp, which is situated at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation near Cannonball, North Dakota, must be evacuated Wednesday by 2 p.m. local time. Reentry will not be permitted. Camp residents there were seen lighting fires Wednesday morning, just hours before the deadline.North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has set up a travel assistance center that will offer each protester water, snacks, a food voucher, a personal hygiene kit, health and wellness assessment, hotel lodging for one night, a taxi voucher to the bus terminal and bus fare for a return trip home. Transportation will be provided from Oceti Sakowin camp to the travel assistance center in Bismarck.“This free service will provide protesters with support as they prepare for their return home,” Burgum’s office said in a Facebook post Tuesday night. “All camp residents are encourage to take advantage of these amenities.”Last week, Burgum signed an emergency evacuation order for the Oceti Sakowin camp that reaffirmed a Feb. 22 deadline set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began coordinating a cleanup in late January, but state officials say it isn’t happening fast enough. The governor’s emergency evacuation order cited increasing temperatures and the threat of flooding as the impetus in accelerating the camp’s cleanup.“Warm temperatures have accelerated snowmelt in the area of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp, and the National Weather Service reports that the Cannonball River should be on the watch for rising water levels and an increased risk of ice jams later this week,” the statement from Burgum’s office read.“Due to these conditions, the governor’s emergency order addresses safety concerns to human life as anyone in the floodplain is at risk for possible injury or death. The order also addresses the need to protect the Missouri River from the waste that will flow into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe if the camp is not cleared and the cleanup expedited,” the statement added.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Security tightened at LAX, Burbank after terrorist plot foiled in Britain

first_imgLos Angeles city officials beefed up security at Los Angeles International Airport as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the city is prepared to respond to any threat. “There has been no specific threat targeting LAX, but in accordance with the federal decision, we are on heightened alert in Los Angeles,” Villaraigosa said. “We are constantly working to be prepared.” Security remained tight this morning at LAX and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank in the wake of news that officials in Britain had foiled a terrorist plot targeting flights between the U.S. and the United Kingdom. “This city works, as well, with other law enforcement agencies. We are prepared for any event of counter-terrorism in this city,” Villaraigosa said at a press conference at LAX. Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said the city began preparing when the initial reports came in Wednesday night of the activities in London. “If there were questions on whether we were prepared, all you have to do is look at this,” Bratton said. “We are working … to make sure we have seamless operations in events like this.” Alerted to the terrorist threat late Wednesday night, Schwarzenegger deployed additional National Guard troops and CHP officers to airports throughout the state to assist with security. “I have taken immediate steps to enhance the security of California’s airports and protect the people of this state,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “These assets include bomb-sniffing dogs, the California National Guard, and the California Highway Patrol, in concert with local and federal law enforcement agencies.” The governor said approximately 300 National Guard troops would be deployed to three airports: LAX, San Francisco and Oakland. He also said the state would use federal grants to reimburse local agencies for some law enforcement overtime costs. A U.S. intelligence official said the plotters had hoped to target flights to major airports in New York, Washington and California. Authorities raised the nation’s terror alert warning level and banned nearly all liquids and gels from flights after Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the terrorists planned to use liquid explosives disguised as beverages and other common products. The ban extended to toothpaste, makeup and suntan lotion. Baby formula and medicines were exempted. At Southland airports, large trash cans were placed at security checkpoints so passengers could discard beverages and toiletries from their carry-on luggage. ”If you can squeeze it or it drips, don’t bring it,” said Bob Hope Airport spokesman Victor Gill. Anne Patterson, 55, of Calabasas, who was flying from Burbank to San Jose this morning, found herself having to check through the bag she had planned to carry aboard. “I feel inconvenienced a little bit, but you have to do it if you want to go anywhere,” she said.Los Angeles’ response came as passengers arrived at airports around the country to find the trickle-down effect of the thwarted terrorist plot. British police said they had arrested 21 people in connection with a terror plot against airlines traveling from Britain to the U.S. which was “intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale.” London’s Heathrow airport, the busiest airport in Europe, was closed to most European flights this morning after officials raised Britain’s national security alert to its highest level & suggesting a terrorist attack may imminent. Huge crowds formed at security barriers. Police carried out the arrests overnight in London, its suburbs and Birmingham as part of a major covert counterterrorism operation that had lasted several months, Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson said. The identities of those arrested were not immediately released. Police said searches were continuing in a number of locations. In response to the terror plot, the U.S. government raised its threat warning to the highest level for commercial flights from Britain to the United States and raised slightly the alert for all flights coming or going from the U.S. The government said it was banning beverages, hair gels and lotions from flights, explaining only that liquids emerged as a risk from the investigation in Britain.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. Long lines of travelers snaked through Los Angeles International terminals as security checks were ratcheted up to include a ban on liquids in carry-on luggage. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger activated the California National Guard to bolster security at airports throughout the state. Villaraigosa, who ordered the city’s Emergency Operations Center activated at 6:51 a.m., said the Los Angeles Police Department is working to supplement Los Angeles Airport police operations with uniformed and plainclothes officers. It also is working to set up vehicle checkpoints and have canine units on patrol. “We’re serving notice to terrorists,” Villaraigosa said. “We will catch you before you attack our airports and we will put you away for a long time. This is a reminder that the fight against terrorism is one that demands our constant vigilance.” Officials said restrictions on what passengers can take on board planes will continue indefinitely and said travelers should check the Transportation Security Authority Web site for updates at www.tsa.gov. Officials also urged travelers to arrive at the airport up to two hours ahead of time for domestic flights and three hours for international flights.last_img read more

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