Zheng He Passes Through the Panama Canal

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Zheng He Passes Through the Panama Canal View post tag: Panama Training & Education Share this article View post tag: Navy The “Zheng He” oceangoing training ship of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which was deployed on the “Harmonious Mission – the ‘Zheng He’ oceangoing training ship’s voyage around the world” passed through the Panama Canal successfully at 02:00 of July 9, 2012, local time, PLA Daily informed.With this passage, the ship made the second successful passage through man-made canals, the first one being the Suez Canal, through which the ship passed on May 27, 2012.The “Zheng He” is headed for the South Pacific Ocean, nevertheless before it casts off for its next stop within its world- wide journey, the ship will make a call at the Gulf of Panama for refueling and replenishment.According to Song Hui, head of the teaching group on the ship and deputy director of the Training Department of the Dalian Naval Academy of the PLA Navy, the passage served as an opportunity for training, in the course of which the midshipmen acted as probationary navigation officers and watch officers in batches and participated in various work activities such as translation, guidance and mooring.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 10, 2012 View post tag: Canal View post tag: Hecenter_img July 10, 2012 View post tag: passes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Zheng View post tag: Naval Zheng He Passes Through the Panama Canallast_img read more

Embroidery Operator

first_imgThe Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is looking fora full-time, temporary Embroidery Operator to assist withprocessing orders, configuring artwork on the computer. Must beable to manipulate clothing/materials on a hoop frame. Will need tobe able to work with the necessary tools and threads for certainmaterials.Minimum Qualifications:Will need to have knowledge of a one head system and it’smechanics. Must have good customer service skills and communicateswell.Advertised: Dec 18 2019 Eastern Standard TimeApplications close:last_img read more

Wholegrain is good for your waistline?

first_imgThe intake of higher levels of wholegrain and cereal fibre in older adults has been linked to lower total body fat, in a study by the American Society for Nutrition.The objective of the study, carried out on 434 adults (177 men and 257 women) between 60-80 years old, was to examine associations between grain intake (whole and refined), dietary fibre and fibre sources, and body fat among older adults.The findings, published in The Journal of Nutrition, revealed that a higher intake of cereal fibre, particularly from wholegrain sources, was linked with lower total body fat and trunk fat mass percentage in older adults. According to foodproductdesign.com, participants who consumed the highest amounts of wholegrain had approximately 2.4% less total body fat and 3.6% less abdominal fat than those who ate the least. When only cereal fibre was taken into account, those who consumed the most had 3.2% less body fat and 5% less abdominal fat than those who ate the least amount.No significant links were observed between the intake of total fibre, vegetable or fruit fibre and body composition measurements.last_img read more

Lessons of the last financial crisis

first_imgThe last global financial crisis was just beginning when Niall Ferguson published his seminal book “The Ascent of Money” in 2008. He came to the Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday to warn that history could repeat itself.In an interview conducted by Graham Allison, the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the School, Ferguson recalled that just as he was making final revisions to the book, it became clear to him that the Lehman Brothers investment bank was about to fold and the crisis was soon to begin.“I had to rewrite the introduction and the conclusion, changing the future tense to the present,” said Ferguson, formerly the Laurence Tisch Professor of History at Harvard and now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. The book broke the global financial system down into six main components: money, bonds, equity, insurance, housing, and globalization. “I presented the book as six stories, six reasons why the crisis was happening just as you were reading it.”To understand 2008 fully, he said, one needed to look at how those six factors worked together. Of the common theory that the crisis happened because of deregulation, he said, “You should dismiss that as a cartoon.”A new edition of the book will include two fresh chapters that look at the crisis and how it avoided turning into a second Great Depression. As Allison suggested, one saving grace in 2008 was applied history, specifically Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke’s studies of the 1930s disaster. “That’s a fantastic example,” Ferguson said. “Bernanke had studied the Great Depression, so as the crisis intensified he was in the position to identify and recognize the symptoms of something much bigger than anyone in the room had experienced in their lifetimes.”Ferguson’s own Harvard students, he said, could have anticipated the choices that Bernanke would make. “If you had taken the class on financial history I was teaching at the time, you would have read Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz’s ‘A Monetary History of the United States, 1867‒1960.’ And you would have known that the Fed [in 2008] would do exactly the opposite of what the Fed did during the Great Depression, because they did everything wrong the first time.” “The breakdown of [China-U.S. financial relations] is bad news for the biggest corporations in the world, and that’s what I am keeping an eye out for.” — Niall Ferguson One of the main reasons another depression was avoided, Ferguson said, was the global component, namely the stimulus money the U.S. received from China. “If the U.S. had done everything it did and China had done nothing, things would have worked out very different,” he said. The alliance proved so pivotal that Ferguson termed it “Chinamerica,” a pun on “chimera,” since it was always a little mysterious. “The relationship survived the crisis despite some pretty nasty rhetoric; we called them currency manipulators. But China didn’t sell their great accumulation of U.S. bonds.”China, he said, may well be the source of the next global crisis. “People have been predicting a China crisis on an annual basis for the past 15 to 20 years,” he said, and the decline of China-U.S. financial relations may prove the tipping point. “The breakdown of Chinamerica is bad news for the biggest corporations in the world, and that’s what I am keeping an eye out for. The best-case scenario is that China’s growth rate steadily declines. In the worst case, there is a crisis. Either way, the outlook is a somewhat bleak one.”One ominous sign, he said, lies in the current political climate. “The Republican Party, in embracing [President] Trump’s populism, threw its fiscal responsibility out the window. Suddenly deficits don’t matter. This is a problem that is going to get serious relatively quickly. I find it hard to figure out what the politics will be when there is no credible fiscal conservative left.”During audience questions afterwards, one student asked Ferguson if he’d neglected to mention the role of fraud and other white-collar crime in triggering the 2008 crisis. Ferguson replied that almost no bankers ever went to jail.“Is that because we decided to turn a blind eye to white-collar crime, or is it because they committed no crimes, [they only] bent the rules? I think it’s the latter. It is really hard to get convictions when people were essentially complying with regulations,” he said.But doing what’s strictly legal, he emphasized, isn’t the same as doing the right thing. “As long as they were compliant, nobody felt any compunction about doing things that were morally wrong, if not technically criminal.”last_img read more

Casting Set for Broadway-Bound Come From Away

first_img Related Shows We now have casting for the much-buzzed about Broadway-bound Come From Away. Great White Way favorites Chad Kimball, Jenn Colella and more will continue in their roles in the new musical when it starts performances on the Main Stem in February 2017 at a Shubert theater to be announced.Along with Tony nominee Kimball (Memphis) and Colella (If/Then), the Broadway cast will include Petrina Bromley (Stratford’s As You Like It), Geno Carr (The Old Globe’s Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Joel Hatch (Annie), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys), Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked), Lee MacDougall (Stratford’s The Music Man), Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act), Q. Smith (Mary Poppins), Astrid Van Wieren (Mamma Mia!) and Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q).With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away will be directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine. In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.After acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, the new tuner will now head to Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre (September 2 through October 9), and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (November 15 through January 8). The Broadway company is also set to play Toronto. Chad Kimball Come From Away ‘Come From Away'(Photo: Chris Bennion)center_img from $49.00 View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

Tax Schools.

first_imgThe University of Georgia, Internal Revenue Service and Georgia Department of Revenue will have four Farm and Small Business Income Tax Schools in November and December.The tax schools focus on helping the people who prepare tax returns for farms and small businesses keep up with tax changes each year.For the fourth year, UGA will also offer three Agricultural Tax Issues and Form Preparation Workshops. These are for tax preparers who have many farm clients and who attend one of the two-day tax schools.Four Georgia Sites, DatesThe tax schools are set for four Georgia sites and dates: Gainesville Nov. 16-17, Tifton Nov. 20-21, Macon Nov. 28-29 and Statesboro Dec. 12-13.Each day of classes will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. The sessions will focus on farm issues, electronic filing, new tax legislation, issues for older taxpayers, depreciation and many other farm and small business tax matters.The issues-and-forms workshops will be in Jefferson Nov. 15, Tifton Nov. 22, Macon Nov. 27 and Statesboro Dec. 12. Each begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.To learn more about the tax schools or workshops, or to preregister, call the county Extension Service office. Or call Verna Kea at (912) 386-3416.last_img read more

Digital future of banking requires new leadership model

first_imgThe banking industry is trying to respond to an increasingly turbulent business environment, where legacy leadership and existing cultures are being challenged. Not only do leaders need to articulate a vision for a future of increasing customer expectations, greater competition and advancing technology, but also provide the resources to become digital technology organizations.Some people argue that completely new leadership skills will be required to survive in the digital age. Others believe that leaders should go back to the essentials established decades ago, not letting change distract or disrupt an organization on a managerial level.A joint research project between MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte, found that a blend of both perspectives may be required. In other words, while core leadership skills will stay the same, digital disruption will require new skills to be added to the ‘leadership handbook’. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Loan Zone: How the pandemic and PPP have ‘turbo-charged’ new business lending strategies

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » It’s been more than four months since the coronavirus pandemic halted the U.S. economy, closing businesses and offices across the country. Many credit unions that participated in business lending had portfolios heavily focused on commercial real estate lending—today, they are recognizing the need to diversify and expand their business member banking model to reduce CRE concentration risk.“The pandemic almost turbo-charges the transition that credit unions need to take away from a CRE-only focused model,” Jim Hanson, principal at JDH Consulting, noted on a recent Abrigo webinar, “Crisis Business Membership Strategy in 2020: Adapting Technology and Executing in the New Normal.”The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, aimed at mitigating the economic impact of the pandemic on small businesses, has been a critical foothold for community financial institutions seeking to obtain and diversify their business lending relationships.last_img read more

Sign up for the international webinar and B2B meetings: Rethinking Tourism B2B online

first_imgRethinking Tourism B2B event Do you have Linkedin? If not, open an account and arrange B2B meetings. Sign up here and select the webinars you want to attend and mark your availability for B2B meetings. As the event is international, almost all webinars will be held in English. The theme of the two-day event is Rethinking Tourism which will be discussed on both days in the morning as well as webinars / discussions will be organized on the b2match platform, followed by B2B online meetings for companies in tourism and all those who do business with such companies. This year it is clear to everyone – there will be a change in business models, behaviors and habits of tourists and new tourist paradigms, both local and national. That is why the word that dominates the global tourism narrative – rethink. Online matching B2B event Rethinking Tourism ICT for tourism (Big data and digitalization in tourism, ICT services for active life in coastal areas), Integrated and sustainable tourism (Tourism and rural development, development of tourism in protected natural areas, indicators of sustainable tourism, impact of cruisers on ecosystems), Cultural heritage and tourism (Use of cultural tangible and intangible heritage in tourism, digital innovations of cultural heritage) and Innovation for Tourism Post Covid. How the coronavirus pandemic will affect the tourism sector and what changes it will bring, realistically no one can know yet. But one thing is for sure – lifestyle, business and thus tourism will be measured before and after the coronavirus and is needed change. Exactly through the same narrative – Rethinking Tourism B2B event, there will be an online international B2B webinar and B2B meetings organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce of the Zadar County Chamber. It will happen to be held on October 7 and 8, and will include webinars and B2B meetings 1: 1. The event is intended for all companies from the tourism sector, as well as those who do business with the tourism sector. A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential partners to collaborate in face-to-face conversations.As part of the webinar on the innovative b2match platform, you can directly arrange B2B meetings with potential partners. Offer and search for products, services, partnerships, project collaborations, investment opportunities and expertise, or expand your professional network and meet new potential business partners through meetings. Event registrations are closing 06. October 2020. at 13:00. To learn more, click here Lectures by domestic and foreign tourism experts will focus on the following topics. Registered users can pre-arrange B2B meetings on the platform using keywords and filters to find interesting interlocutors.Attendance at the event is free. * B2B event Rethinking Tourism is part of the MISTRAL project (which also finances it), the Interreg MED program, which aims to strengthen international cooperation within the Blue Growth ecosystem and increase networking opportunities for SMEs, research centers, universities and clusters.last_img read more

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