Fighting Clan Casts Off for Security Mission East of Suez

first_img View post tag: Mission HMS Sutherland today sailed from Devonport to begin six months keeping pirates and other criminals in check in the Indian Ocean. The Type 23 frigate – known as the Fighting Clan – sailed from her Devonshire home this afternoon bound for warmer, and more troubled waters.The Fighting Clan takes over from her sister Westminster on a wide-ranging security mission east of Suez for the next six months.Last year it was escorting the Cougar task group to the Mediterranean and Middle East – and smiting the forces of Colonel Gaddafi courtesy of a stint of gunnery bombarding the Libyan government’s war machine.In 2012 her duties are keeping the waters of the Indian Ocean free of pirates, terrorists, and smugglers (of people, drugs and arms) as part of a wide-ranging maritime security mission, taking over from her sister Westminster.In the period between the end of her 2011 deployment and this year’s tour of duty, Sutherland has received the latest version of the Seawolf missile system – effectively doubling the range of her defences should she come under air attack – and her ship’s company have undergone comprehensive training ready for their new mission.“Sutherland’s one of the most advanced and capable warships in the Royal Navy – and I’m privileged to lead the ship on counter-piracy and maritime security operations,” said the Fighting Clan’s Commanding Officer Cdr Al Wilson.Just a day before departing, there was a chance to show loved ones what the new-look Fighting Clan can do, when the frigate took them to sea for a ‘families day’ off Plymouth.There they witnessed low-flying air attacks and boarding operations as well as have a look around the rather cramped conditions the 200 sailors and Royal Marines will be living in for the next six months. And it gave Cdr Wilson the opportunity to thank families in advance for all the support they will give while the frigate is away.“It makes a sad day a little easier to bear,” explained Kersty Norris, the wife of WO1 Mike Norris, the most senior rating on board. She joined the families day with children Alfie and Ross.“It is nice to meet everyone on the ship – and to see where my husband’s home will be for the next six months. It was a special day for Alfie and Rose – they didn’t want their daddy to go away. It was also nice for them to meet other children who are going to be in the same situation as them.”They – and the rest of Sutherland’s families – will see the Type 23 frigate in home waters again just before Christmas.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 6, 2012; Image: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Fighting Clan Casts Off for Security Mission East of Suez View post tag: Security View post tag: Navy View post tag: Suez July 6, 2012 View post tag: fighting View post tag: Castscenter_img Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Clan View post tag: off View post tag: East Fighting Clan Casts Off for Security Mission East of Suez View post tag: NVALlast_img read more

Doh! The bloggers are killing me!

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Live Theatre Comes to the Ocean City Tabernacle

first_imgOperafest International of Ocean City presents a time honored family Christmas presentation:  “Amahl and the Night Visitors” – the story of a young boy, his mother, shepherds who live in the desert, and three kings following a star.The unexpected meeting has a dramatic impact, and brings the true message of Christmas to us all. This Opera was written especially for children as the three kings would bring their Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve. Bring the whole family! Special seating for the youngest so they can see everything.  Join the cast afterwards for coffee, hot chocolate, and Christmas cookies!Saturday, December 16, 2017   7:00 pm Ocean City Tabernacle  550 Wesley Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226 ADMISSION FREE – Love offeringA Christmas gift to the community from Operafest.Information call 609-399-7291last_img read more

Work Zone Awareness Week ending but caution still needed in work zones

first_img Previous articleCourt declines to unseal video in shooting of Indiana judgesNext articleSNL spoofs Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2nd at-home edition 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Work Zone Awareness Week ending but caution still needed in work zones Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Indiana and states across the U.S. observed this past week as Work Zone Awareness Week.National Work Zone Awareness Week marks the ceremonial start to highway construction season and aims to bring awareness to motorist and worker safety in highway work zones.The theme for the 2020 National Work Zone Awareness Week was “Safe Work Zones for All: Protect workers. Protect road users.”INDOT says 83 crashes have already happened this season in construction zones.“Work Zone Awareness Week is as much for everyday drivers as it is for those working on the roads,” Governor Eric Holcomb said. “We want everyone to stay safe when they are out on our roadways and that is the responsibility of all Hoosiers.”The dangers are real. In 2019, nearly 30 people were killed in INDOT work zone crashes, which was the highest loss of life in the last fifteen years.Over 1,100 INDOT construction projects are planned across the state of Indiana this year, with many projects already underway or beginning soon. So far, in 2020, 37 people have been injured in INDOT work zone crashes.“Safety is always in the forefront of our minds at INDOT. We have extensive safety plans in place to prevent work zone crashes, but we need everyone to help make that a reality,” INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness said.INDOT utilizes work zone signage, traffic alerts and social media to keep Hoosiers up to date on construction projects. Drivers can visit www.nextlevelroads.com to use an interactive online map to see projects that are happening around the state. Current work zones and real-time traffic conditions are also available on the INDOT Cars Program map. WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – April 26, 2020 0 194 Facebook Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Euro Food Brands buys The Food Doctor

first_imgSpeciality food distributor Euro Food Brands has acquired The Food Doctor brand from William Jackson Food Group (WJFG).The Food Doctor’s range includes pitta breads, wraps, bagels and snacks which are all available in Tesco with some listed in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Ocado as well.In May, it expanded its range with Fibre Fix Wraps with further NPD set to follow in autumn 2020 under Euro Food Brands leadership.Euro Food Brands, which is based in Northampton, works in partnership with food producers from across the world to bring brands to the UK and Ireland. Other brands in its portfolio include Reese’s, Royal Dansk cookies, Illy coffee, Ainsley Harriott and Voss.“We are excited about adding The Food Doctor brand and continuing its development in line with the brand ethos of ‘everyday foods with wholesome ingredients and a nutritious twist’. We are positive about developing and growing brands, despite the challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit,” said Euro Food Brands managing director Peter Butler.The company has over 70 employees and a turnover of £150m.last_img read more

Trail Mix: Three from the Triangle

first_imgThe Triangle region of North Carolina is known for producing bands that successfully mess with various styles of roots music. Chapel Hill’s Southern Culture on the Skids has been filling venues for more than three decades with an irreverent brand of hillbilly rock. Squirrel Nut Zippers was a huge part of the rowdy swing revival of the late 90s, and Ryan Adams got his first notice in the Raleigh-bred, pioneering alt-country act Whiskeytown. This fall three steadfast bands from the area that carry the same spirit are releasing new albums.Four-piece string band Chatham County Line formed in Raleigh back in 1999. In the years since, the band has accrued a small but dedicated loyal following across the country and even beyond, in Europe, where the group completed several successful tours backing Norwegian folk hero Jonas Fjeld. The quartet is quite captivating in the live setting, clad in close-to-matching suits and crowded around a single mic, like a shaggy Del McCoury Band, though its music only partially incorporates traditional bluegrass.ChathamCountyLine_Autumn_COVER_FIXMain singer and songwriter Dave Wilson has an edgy tenor that’s more Jeff Tweedy than Bill Monroe, but his voice is often softened when placed in a cradle of strings. His lyrics range from the endearingly sentimental to the bitingly topical. His best song to date is arguably “Birmingham Jail,” from the band’s 2008 album IV, a scathing recount of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963 that killed four young girls. There’s nothing quite as effective on the group’s new album, Autumn, which comes out September 2 on the venerable North Carolina independent label Yep Roc Records, but Wilson is still churning out great tunes.Opener “You Are My Light” is a minor-key confessional about leaning on a lover in times of darkness, while “Rock in the River” is a reflection of one that got away through gently cascading banjo rolls and some trickles of saloon piano. More upbeat moments come in the bluesy strut of the rollicking send-off “Show Me the Door” and the speedy newgrass instrumental “Bull City Strut,” a reminder that crisp chops are another ingredient in the band’s longstanding success.Not around quite as long, Mandolin Orange is an acoustic duo featuring partners Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, who met at a Chapel Hill bluegrass jam in 2009. The couple has familiar two-hearts-beat-as-one country chemistry that can lean towards the classic approach of Johnny and June Carter Cash or the more ethereal space of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch, all in service to a dusty sound that draws from Appalachian mountain songs and vintage lonesome ballads. Throughout the group’s fifth studio album, Blindfaller (out September 30, also on Yep Roc), Marlin and Frantz enlist a full backing band to help fill out their own rotations on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. The extra personnel fortunately doesn’t hinder the casual intimacy the pair usually carries into live shows; in fact, gentle pedal steel and woozy drums enhance the sadness in the heartbreak duet “Picking Up Pieces.”Marlin is the duo’s primary songwriter, and his voice has a deep longing that casts a slight shadow of melancholy over most Mandolin Orange songs. With his lyrics placed in a traditional context, the millennial from a liberal college town can sound like a protest singer from an older generation when he expresses weariness over the current state of affairs. In the sunny bluegrass hopper “Gospel Shoes,” he sings about discontent for politicians who exploit religion: “Freedom was a simple word, so reverent and true/ A long time ago, it meant the right to choose/ Who you love and how to live, but now it’s so misused/ And twisted by the politics of men in gospel shoes.”Another deep thinker from down the road in Durham is M.C. Taylor, who delivers his songs through his cast-rotating indie alt-country-soul outfit Hiss Golden Messenger. Taylor, who got his start playing in punk bands, has released five albums as Hiss Golden Messenger since 2008, but his widespread breakout didn’t come until 2014’s Lateness of Dancers, an effort that tapped into gospel-rock grooves reminiscent of Bob Dylan’s 80s spiritual works like Slow Train Coming.A similar vibe pervades Taylor’s upcoming sixth album, Heart Like a Levee, which will be released on October 7, as the tunesmith grapples with shifts in his life. In the past two years he’s been able to tour across the country, opening for the likes of Dawes and the Tallest Man on Earth, but he often feels guilty about leaving his wife and two kids back at home; as he put it in a statement released on the latest effort, “wrenched apart by my responsibilities to my family and to my music.”hiss_golden_messenger_FIXThe album’s opener, “Biloxi,” deals with the tension right away, as Taylor recalls his own youth as a loner while watching a crowd have fun at his own child’s sixth birthday party. The introspection, though, comes through a jubilant folk-rock highway song with a chorus (“It’s hard, Lord/Lord it’s hard,”) that sounds much more uplifting than its message. Throughout the record Taylor is joined by some of the Triangle’s best indie roots players, including Brad and Phil Cook of Megafaun and Grammy-nominated Americana songstress Tift Merritt, who, along with fellow back-up singer Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, helps sweeten the raw, intimate title track—a blatant front-porch lament on leaving home. Taylor’s heart may be full of emotional conflict, but it continues to let him spill out pure music.last_img read more

Long Island Blizzard to Shut LIRR, Roads and Other Travel

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A blizzard forecast to dump up to three feet of snow on Long Island overnight Monday is halting virtually all modes of transportation, including planes, trains, buses, ferries and all roadways.The Long Island Rail Road will tentatively be shut down at 11 p.m. Monday, New York State officials said. Airline passengers were also grounded from flights in and out of New York Metro area airports, including Long Island MacArthur Airport. Nassau and Suffolk county officials said buses will stop running once the weather worsens tonight—while both Cross-Sound and Fire Island ferries also canceled service.“This is not a storm to take lightly,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned during a news conference Monday afternoon. “Getting stuck on alast_img read more

Beech forests in the national parks Northern Velebit and Paklenica from today on the UNESCO World Heritage List

first_imgAfter the great news from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which takes place from 2 to 12 July 2017 in Krakow, Poland, where it was officially confirmed that Zadar and Šibenik are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, Croatia can boast that beech forests in the national parks of Northern Velebit and Paklenica are on the UNESCO World Heritage List as of today.At the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, on 7 July 2017, the Republic of Croatia, together with 9 countries, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine, registered the extension of the serial nomination “Primitive Beeches forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe ”on the UNESCO World Heritage List.The expansion of the serial cross-border nomination included 63 areas of beech forests, of which the Republic of Croatia participated with three areas, in the national parks Northern Velebit and Paklenica. These are 1.289,11 hectares of beech forest located in the Northern Velebit National Park in the Strict Reserve “Hajdučki and Rožanski kukovi” and 2.031,87 hectares of forest at the locations Suva draga-Klimenta and Oglavinovac-Javornik in the Paklenica National Park. The uniqueness of the proposed pristine beech forests in the Northern Velebit and Paklenica National Parks is based on their originality, geographical position, age and size.The inscription on the World Heritage List is a confirmation that the natural beauties of Croatia are managed in the best possible way with the aim of protection for future generations and that Croatia is among the richest European countries in terms of biodiversity and natural beauties.Related news: ZADAR AND ŠIBENIK LISTED ON THE UNESCO WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE LIST!last_img read more

Industrial evolution

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Governor Wolf Announces New SUPERVALU Facility in Dauphin County, Creating Approximately 350 Jobs

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that SUPERVALU Inc., the largest public company grocery wholesaler in the United States, has selected the City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, for its new facility, a move that will create at least 350 new jobs.“Any time a large employer like SUPERVALU chooses to expand in Pennsylvania, not only is it fantastic news for our workers, but it’s more evidence that Pennsylvania has the workforce and business climate that makes companies want to grow here,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration is looking forward to building on our efforts to support our business climate in the years ahead so companies like SUPERVALU can continue to thrive. I applaud SUPERVALU for choosing to expand in the commonwealth.”Pennsylvania is the prime location for business growth and is within a day’s drive of nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population and 60 percent of the Canadian population, four of the 10 largest U.S. markets, and 40 percent of all U.S. manufacturers. To better serve its customers in the northeast United States, SUPERVALU purchased and renovated a 750,000-square-foot warehouse distribution facility earlier this year. The company has committed to creating approximately 350 jobs in the area over the next three years and will invest approximately $69 million of its own in the project.“Harrisburg is a terrific geographic center for serving our wholesale customers in the Northeast,” said Mark Gross, president and CEO of SUPERVALU. “We are very appreciative of the support and financial commitments from the Governor’s Action Team in helping us bring our business and jobs to the area. SUPERVALU is committed to growth and we are thrilled to be a part of the Harrisburg community and the great state of Pennsylvania.”SUPERVALU received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $740,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $166,500 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The project was coordinated by Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $16 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 3,324 stores composed of 3,111 wholesale primary stores operated by customers serviced by SUPERVALU’s food distribution business and 213 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners in six geographic regions (store counts as of December 2, 2017). SUPERVALU has approximately 31,000 employees.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. March 23, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces New SUPERVALU Facility in Dauphin County, Creating Approximately 350 Jobscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more