Combined rotational and translational kinetic energy

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How would I determine the total kinetic energy of a long thin rod which is connected at one end to an axis and which rotates around this axis with a constant angular velocity, and the axis moves with a constant translational velocity? I am not sure how to go about this with this unsymmetric situation.
 

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Calculate the rotational energy about its center of mass, then use the Parallel Axis Theorem.
 

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