VIDEO: Commercially Supported Shipping Announces R&M Tender (UK)

first_img View post tag: Announcaes March 15, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: R&M View post tag: UK View post tag: Commercially VIDEO: Commercially Supported Shipping Announces R&M Tender (UK) View post tag: Navy View post tag: SHIPPING View post tag: Navalcenter_img Commercially Supported Shipping has announced a £400,000 tender for Repair and Maintenance of Royal Navy vessels.The contractor will provide annual thermographic surveys on thirteen Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels and on an Ad Hoc basis, eight small Royal Navy vessels.A part of the survey is required to be conducted at sea to allow plant equipment to be fully loaded. Most surveys are to be conducted in the UK, but a proportion of these will be conducted abroad. The purpose of these surveys is to negate intrusive maintenance on various electrical switchgear, machinery plant equipment and allow the ship to meet SOLAS requirements.Check out the video below for more information about the Royal Fleet Auxiliary:The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is a civilian-manned fleet, owned by the UK MOD, which supports Royal Navy ships around the world, supplying warships with fuel, ammunition and supplies. The RFA fleet is fully integrated into the RN’s command and control system and forms a vital part of maritime operations.The work is expected to be completed in 48 months from the date of the contract award.This tender is dated on March 6th and its deadline is on April 17th.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 15, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Supported Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Commercially Supported Shipping Announces R&M Tender (UK) Industry news View post tag: Defence View post tag: tender View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Production gets rolling at Dudley bakery site

first_imgDavid Wood Baking has started production at its most recently acquired site at Dudley in the West Midlands.The factory is the third site to be acquired by managing director David and Karen Wood, after they bought a Medway Foods site in Sheerness, Kent, in June 2008 and Peter Hunt’s bakery in Bolton, shortly after.David Wood said all three new acquisitions had previously closed after being hit by commodity price fluctuations. “In spite of the tough economic climate, we have restarted them and have taken on 300 of the 600 people previously employed at Sheerness and Bolton.”We have invested substantially in the fully refurbished Dudley factory and are now producing part-baked speciality breads.”Wood started the new business after selling his 50% share of Country Style Foods in 2008. The company produces frozen savoury pasties, sausages rolls, slices and pies at Sheer-ness, and similar products, plus fruit pies and Viennoiserie at its Bolton site.last_img read more

Two people arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Facebook By Jon Zimney – January 21, 2021 0 694 Two people arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ (Photo supplied/LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office) A traffic stop ends with two people arrested on felony drug charges. It happened this past weekend in Michigan City.A sheriff’s Sergeant pulled over a vehicle with a license plate that wasn’t visible. The officer then discovered a temporary plate that didn’t match the vehicle.The driver, 24-year-old Susan D. Hopper of Warsaw was arrested for dealing narcotics and possession of a syringe.Hopper’s passenger, 28-year-old Blake Brown, was arrested for possession of drugs and a syringe.Below is information about the arrests provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office:On January 16, 2021, at approximately 3:45 AM, Sergeant Jon Burger was traveling northbound on Franklin Street, north of CR 400 North. He began to travel behind a silver Honda passenger vehicle. The vehicle caught the attention of Sergeant Burger due to a license plate not being visible. A traffic stop was initiated along Franklin Street, south of US 20. Once the vehicle had stopped, Sergeant Burger observed a temporary license plate that was not properly secured to the rear of the vehicle. In addition, the temporary license plate did not belong on the sliver Honda, rather was registered to a green Ford. The driver was identified as Susan D. HOPPER (24 YOA) of Warsaw, Indiana. The passenger was identified as Blake J. BROWN (28 YOA) of South Bend, Indiana. Michigan City Police Department Officer Michael Petrie and his K9 partner Edo arrived to assist. Officer Petrie deployed Edo around the exterior of the vehicle for a free-air sniff to which Edo provided a positive alert. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. HOPPER and BROWN were taken into custody and transported to the La Porte County Jail (LCJ).HOPPER was arrested for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (L2 Felony) and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe (L6 Felony). She remains housed in the LCJ and is being held on a $50,005.00 cash-only bond through Superior Court I. BROWN was arrested for Possession of a Narcotic Drug (L6 Felony) and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe (L6 Felony). He remains housed in the LCJ and is being held without bond. Pinterest Google+ Previous articleWalorski hopes Biden follows through on message of “unity”Next articleKroger cuts charitable donations to alleged anti-government militia group Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Stacey’s Bakery unveils Christmas-inspired bakes

first_imgSource: Stacey’s BakeryStacey’s Bakery has extended its festive range with a Christmas dinner-inspired sausage roll and puff pastry bake.The sausage roll comprises turkey, bacon, stuffing and cranberries, and the puff pastry bake contains chicken, sausage, bacon, stuffing and gravy.David Stacey, managing director and great grandson of the bakery’s founder Guy Stacey, devised the recipe for the Festive Sausage Roll (£0.99). He also created a Cranberry & Ginger Seeded Loaf (£2.10) with cranberries, stem ginger and a caramelised crust.“Although we love to make our traditional Christmas items each year, which are always popular, it’s also a lot of fun coming up with something different for the festive season, and also a treat to taste-test them too,” said David Stacey.A host of festive treats will return at Stacey’s this Christmas, including gingerbread biscuits in snowmen, star, Christmas tree, stocking and Rudolf shapes; Christmas cakes, which are also available in individual slices; chocolate logs and twigs; chocolate rum truffles reminiscent of Christmas puddings, and the Cranberry & Almond scone (£0.44).“The festive sausage rolls are very tasty, so our tasting panel says, especially hot ones. Our new Christmassy loaf is delicious toasted or served alongside a cheeseboard this Christmas,” added Stacey.The bakery expects to sell 16,000 mince pies during the festive season, it revealed.Stacey’s Bakery has branches in Ilkeston’s Bath Street and South Street, Heanor and Eastwood.last_img read more

Pretty Lights Announces Four Day “Island Of Light” Festival, Location Unknown

first_imgPretty Lights doesn’t really tour anymore. Instead, he hosts multi-act, multi-night events across the country. Today, however, the cryptic producer has announced another event dubbed “Island of Light,” presented by Suwanee Hulaween and North Coast Music Fest producers Silver Wrapper. Little to no information is available about the event, other than the fact that it’s going down December 7-10, 2017.This production is seemingly unrelated to his Episodic Festivals series, which brings special two-day camping festivals around the country. Instead, the event poster suggests that these lights will be shining somewhere outside of the United States.Where is this tropical Island of Light? Time will tell. Stay tuned for what seems to be the first event of this kind.last_img

Frank Zappa Hologram To Perform With Frank’s Former Bandmates On Upcoming Tour

first_imgFormer members of the Mothers of Invention will perform with a Frank Zappa hologram when the “Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” hits the road later this year.A number of Zappa’s old bandmates–such as Napoleon Murphy Brock and Ian Underwood of the Mothers—will make guest appearances during stops on the tour. Joe’s Garage alumni Warren Cuccurullo, Arthur Barrow, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Ed Mann are also slated to appear during the tour.The guest artists will perform with a regularly touring band that includes guitarists Ray White and Mike Keneally, bassist Scott Thunes, multi-instrumentalist Robert Martin, and drummer/Zappa archivist Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers. Joining them will be a Zappa hologram created by Eyellusion, the company behind  a hologram of Ronnie James Dio that embarked on a world tour last year.The “Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” tour is approved and organized by the Zappa Family Trust. Ahmet Zappa, a co-trustee and the trust’s executive vice president of business development, released a statement on the tour that reads:As a futurist, and hologram enthusiast, Frank fearlessly broke through boundary after boundary as an artist and in honoring his indomitable spirit we’re about to do it again, 25 years after his passing. This mind-melting show we’re putting together celebrates the music, often surreal imagery and humor synonymous with Frank. We will be pushing the limits of what anyone has seen holographically on stage before in a live venue. Circumstances, objects, places and subject matter from Frank’s songs and imagination will be brought to life for the first time on stage. We are anthropomorphizing Frank’s music, so his own hand-drawn illustrations, classic imagery from his album artwork and characters from his songs can all interact and perform on stage. And let’s not forget, Frank himself will be rocking his fans, alongside his bandmates like nobody’s business. My father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. He actually devoted half a chapter of The Real Frank Zappa Book (1990) to this subject. This is a love letter and a journey celebrating the genius artistry of Frank Zappa. On a personal note, I feel like I am finishing something my father started years ago.According to Rolling Stone, the upcoming tour will also incorporate a substantial amount of never-before-seen footage from an audience-less performance that Zappa recorded at his Los Angeles rehearsal space in 1974. Additional information regarding tour dates, ticket prices, and more will be released in the coming months.[Photo: Zappa Family Tust]last_img read more

Their memories and hopes

first_imgWith so many deserving students graduating each year, the Commencement Office has the unenviable task of selecting just three speakers to address the nearly 32,000 students, faculty, alumni, parents, and guests who assemble for Morning Exercises in Tercentenary Theatre.Each spring, a competition is held to find one undergraduate and one graduate orator to deliver five-minute speeches from memory, in English, and — in a nod to one of Harvard’s oldest traditions — one student to give a speech in Latin.For many years, the oratories were thesis defenses given in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. The Latin remains, but now the speakers representing the Class of 2014 will proffer addresses that encompass the personal and the global, presented with wit and wisdom.Timothy Barry-Heffernan, Latin speakerTimothy Barry-Heffernan has spent most of his years at Harvard College immersed in his concentration, mathematics, and his secondary concentration, computer science. So it might seem surprising that the siren call of Latin would prove irresistible to him.“My thought process was, I’ve been taking Latin since middle school and I figure I’m going to get nothing out of it unless I did something like this,” said Barry-Heffernan, 22, who completed four upper-level language classes to earn a citation in Latin. “I figured it would be nice to have one concrete accomplishment so I could not have wasted 10 years studying a language.”A percussionist in the Harvard University Band, Barry-Heffernan has spent every Commencement since freshman year performing at graduation events. After seeing some talented Latin orators who seemed to be having loads of fun, Barry-Heffernan said he was inspired to give it a go.Barry-Heffernan said his Latin was probably not what earned him distinction from the judges, since he hadn’t studied it in a year. He credits James Engell, Gurney Professor of English Literature and professor of comparative literature at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, with whom Barry-Heffernan took “Elements of Rhetoric” this semester. “He really, really coached me a lot with delivery and emotion and pauses and tone and pitch and all sorts of stuff.”After winning the honor, he knew that at least one person was owed a phone call. “One of the first people I contacted was my high school Latin teacher, Mr. [Wells] Hansen,” said Barry-Heffernan, who attended Milton Academy, a private school in Milton, Mass., that counts T.S. Eliot, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy as graduates. “He was psyched; he was sort of like, ‘Oh, good, I taught you those subjunctives well!’”Almost immediately after Commencement, the Winthrop House resident will pack up his belongings and move with a friend to Kendall Square to start a job writing computer code for Hewlett-Packard.Barry-Heffernan’s speech, which cheekily compares Harvard to Julius Caesar’s beloved Legio X Equestris, or 10th Legion, made famous during the Gallic Wars, is titled, “De Septuagensima Secunda et Trecentensima Legione,” which translates to “On the 372nd Legion.” It opens with “Mihi gaudium magnum est vos compellare lingua hac utilissima et quam plurimis grata,” or “It is my honor to address you in this profoundly useful and applicable language, beloved by so, so many.”“It’s really quite goofy,” he admitted. “The Latin oration would be really hard to bear if it weren’t comedic or fun or upbeat.”Sarah Abushaar, Undergraduate speakerBorn in the United States but raised in Kuwait, Sarah Abushaar has always had one foot planted in the East and one in the West. The daughter of a Syrian father and a Palestinian mother, Abushaar spent her childhood roaming the hallways of a Sheraton hotel in Kuwait City, where her father worked, surrounded by visiting political dignitaries from the West. It was there that at age 7, upon meeting George H.W. Bush, she dutifully informed the former president that she planned to take his job someday.An economics concentrator with a strong interest in politics, Abushaar, 21, said that Harvard initially seemed like a nation unto itself, with its own government and museums and even a bus system. But soon, it wasn’t just the historic institutions that moved her, but the creative and social vitality, driven by the formal and informal groups and connections on campus that seemed to embody the University’s soul.Her speech, titled “The Harvard Spring,” is an homage to the 2010 political uprisings known as the Arab Spring. The address draws on the everyday freedoms that students take for granted, such as public debates in the pages of The Crimson, along with cultural events and artistic performances. She calls upon graduates to bring such esprit de corps back home with them and initiate change.Abushaar’s speech draws on the everyday freedoms that students take for granted, such as public debates in the pages of The Crimson, along with cultural events and artistic performances. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“I think each of us comes here, and we encounter something that strikes us or something that’s so different from the status quo back home,” said the Leverett House resident. “The little revolutions that happen behind Chipotle burritos or Starbucks coffee cups in Harvard Square. I saw revolutions happen at tables where I saw some of my Palestinian and Israeli friends eating and working together on projects, and then you sit down and think: Why can’t our governments act this way?“My whole idea about Harvard as an agent for change comes from the fact that it changed my family a lot. It pushes whatever frontier that was initially set a bit further out. After one person comes here, it changes the way their family thinks, and it changes the way their school thinks.”Having taken a semester off in 2012 to work at the White House, Abushaar will graduate in December. After that, she plans to pursue her interest in international business and attend business school down the line. Eventually, she’d like to create bilingual, coed schools like the one she and her younger brother attended back in Kuwait City and use that movement as a platform for long-term political change.“I think there’s a tendency to say, ‘We want to build schools in places like Afghanistan,’ and they build schools, but they don’t build curriculums, they don’t build something that’s far more important than the actual hard structure.”Philip Harding, Graduate speakerGiven his plan to be just another long-distance student studying part-time toward a degree at Harvard Extension School, you might say Philip Harding has been an epic failure.Married and running a marketing and design firm in his native California, Harding was five years removed from college when he first considered going back to school. “Life was comfortable, I was really engaged in the community, and really loved what I was doing,” said Harding, 30.But his interest in politics and government called, so in 2010, Harding signed up for a January session at the Extension School and met with student government members who urged him to move to Cambridge. Before long, Harding found himself running for student body president strictly by Web, video, and social media — and winning.Harding has held eight elective offices since coming to Harvard, and launched the Masquerade Ball, a pan-Harvard fall gala that’s grown to attract nearly 2,000 people this year. “I really just dove in head first and just absorbed the community,” he said.Now president of the Harvard Graduate Student Government, Harding graduates with a master’s in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School. “I enjoy bringing people together and helping them redefine themselves and what they’re capable of doing,” he said.Last summer, Harding worked as a legislative fellow in Washington, D.C., and organized “Connected Congress,” a tech-in-government conference. It’s an intersection he plans to pursue after Commencement. Harding has been awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship, a two-year placement to work on technology in the federal government. In July, he and his wife, Rachelle, are expecting their second child. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Chantel.Harding’s address draws from a letter that Washington wrote to his wife, Martha, when he first came to Harvard Yard in July 1775. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerIn his address, titled “A Kind of Destiny,” Harding looks to American history and a personal hero, George Washington. He draws from a letter that Washington wrote to his wife, Martha, when he first came to Harvard Yard in July 1775. It was an inauspicious moment for Washington. He wasn’t feeling well, it was raining, his welcome reception was canceled, and the ragtag militia he had come to lead against the British army was in makeshift tents in the Yard.“So [it’s] this idea of some great, world-changing event can come from a really humble beginning,” an analogy for how students may come to Harvard feeling unworthy or unprepared for the daunting road ahead, Harding said, but leave with a feeling of accomplishment and unity, ready to take on the world’s challenges.“It’s not just what you take with you, but who you take with you,” he said, “and this sense of the community that you’ve built here that you’re going to take with you for the rest of your life and change the world.”last_img read more

Campus Ministry prepares for Easter

first_imgThe Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Office of Campus Ministry are gearing up for the Easter Triduum with a full schedule of events for students and other members of the Notre Dame community. “These are the most important days in the liturgical year as they commemorate Christ’s suffering and triumph over sin and death, through which is made possible our own salvation,” Fr. Jim King, director of Campus Ministry, said. Fr. Peter Rocca, rector of the Basilica, said Notre Dame hosts three celebrations during the Easter Triduum that are fairly unique to the University. These include Tenebrae Easter Vespers, Paschal Vespers and campus-wide Stations of the Cross. “Tenebrae, celebrated Holy Thursday night from 11 p.m. to midnight, is a dramatic service of prayers, chanted readings, especially from the Book of Lamentations, and the singing of motets and anthems composed over the centuries,” Rocca said. “This service usually fills the Basilica, especially with students.” Rocca said Tenebrae uses darkness and noise to mark the temporary triumph of darkness and chaos over light and peace during the Passion. “It is a form of Night Prayer where candles are gradually put out until the Basilica goes completely dark, representing Jesus’ time in the tomb when his light was extinguished from the world,” King said. The second celebration that may not be celebrated in other places is Paschal Vespers, an evening prayer held Easter Sunday at 7:15 p.m to conclude the Triduum, Rocca said. “This liturgy includes the traditional lighting of the Easter candle and the spreadi—ng of its light, the singing of psalms, the renewal of our baptismal promises, a scripture reading, and a beautiful Easter anthem sung by the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir,” Rocca said. “Easter Vespers provides a fitting conclusion to our observance of the Paschal Triduum and our celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus.” Easter Vespers provides a fitting conclusion to the observance of the Triduum and the celebration of the Resurrection, Rocca said. Rocca said the University offered a campus-wide Stations of the Cross event Tuesday. Hundreds of students typically participate in the Stations event, which takes place across campus and culminates with the final station at the Basilica, where priests are available for sacramental confession. “This provides a wonderful opportunity for our students especially to recall the words of our Holy Father Pope Francis this past Sunday in Rome when he spoke on forgiveness : ‘Do not forget this: the Lord never wearies of forgiving!’” Rocca said. Rocca said the celebration of the Triduum will begin Thursday with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. “The Mass of the Lord’s Supper is a belast_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Great white sharks identified off of the North Carolina coast

first_imgGreat white sharks identified off of the North Carolina coast The Trump administration is preparing to announce a broad rule change to the Endangered Species Act that could come at any time. The changes were first proposed in July 2018. Overall, they are consistent with the administration’s goal of reducing regulation. The most contentious provision, if included in the final plan, would allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service to consider economic factors when weighing whether to list a species as threatened or endangered. Conservationists argue that the Endangered Species Act specifically disallows decisions to be guided by anything other than science and that the rule will lead to more species extinction. EPA pulls 12 pesticides that harm bees The EPA has announced that they will pull 12 neonicotinoid pesticides from the market. The announcement comes as part of a lawsuit filed by the Center for Food Safety, which litigated on behalf of beekeepers and conservationists. The court found that the EPA failed to protect pollinators, beekeepers and endangered species from the dangerous pesticides. Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of pesticides chemically related to nicotine that interfere with the nervous system of insects, causing paralysis and eventual death to bees, even in low doses. They are also systemic, making the entire plant toxic once sprayed. Neonicotinoids began to be widely used in the mid-2000’s, just as beekeepers began noticing colony collapse. center_img Two great white sharks have been spotted in the Outer Banks off of the coast of North Carolina. The female, named Jane, was tagged in October 2018 in Nova Scotia, Canada. The male, Brunswick, was tagged in South Carolina earlier this year.  Jane has reportedly been in the area for over a month while Brunswick just arrived this week. A third tagged shark pinged last month in the same waters but there’s no word if he’s still out there. Great white sharks are a migratory species, moving to warmer waters in Florida over the winter and heading back north once the weather heats up. The sharks are about 20 miles off of the coast and pose no threats to beachgoers. Trump administration may soon finalize an overhaul to the Endangered Species Actlast_img read more

CUNA estimates: CU loan growth picks up in March despite weaker economy

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Despite slowdowns in a number of economic indicators in the first quarter, credit union loan and membership growth posted solid gains in March, according to CUNA’s monthly estimates.Loan growth rose by 0.6% in March and climbed 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. Fixed-rate first mortgages drove the increases with a 3.1% jump, followed by new-auto loans (1.1%) and used-auto loans (1%).Further, between March 2014 and 2015, fixed-rate first-mortgage lending and new-auto lending accelerated by 6.8% and 22.6% respectively.“Recent economic data suggest slower U.S. economic expansion in the first quarter of this year,” said Perc Pineda, CUNA senior economist. “Credit unions, however, continue to experience increased activity.” continue reading »last_img read more