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HMS Daring visits Gibraltar en route to Suez

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Daring visits Gibraltar en route to Suez View post tag: Royal Navy Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer has visited Gibraltar for a second time, four years after the ship’s first visit to the British overseas territory.The Portsmouth-based destroyer stopped off in the harbour as she prepares to head east of Suez on maritime security operations.It was a busy day in the port as Daring met up with sister ship HMS Diamond and RFA Mounts Bay, who were also alongside.But Gibraltar was not awash with battleship grey for long as Diamond sailed shortly after Daring’s arrival, heading off to join an operation in the Mediterranean aimed at countering arms trafficking.Mounts Bay meanwhile has been assisting with the removal of potential chemical weapons materials from Libya.The Governor of Gibraltar, His Excellency Lieutenant General Edward Davis, said: “As ever, Gibraltar is delighted to see a Royal Navy warship visit the Rock, particularly in the run-up to National Day, and particularly when it’s a ship that is a world leader in terms of maritime air defence capability. I wish HMS Daring and its crew every good fortune during their vital mission to the Gulf.” September 13, 2016 Authoritiescenter_img HMS Daring visits Gibraltar en route to Suez Share this article View post tag: HMS Daringlast_img read more

Still ‘Ready’ to Rock at 90, Dick Richards to Perform in Benefit Concert on…

first_imgThe 90-year-old former drummer for Bill Haley and His Comets joins a new band, The Ready Rockers, to perform a benefit concert on Tuesday in Ocean City.The concert helps a scholarship fund named in memory of his daughter.Dick Richards of Comets fame will take the stage at the Moorlyn Family Theatre with Walter “Wally” Bucks and Tom Gargan. The band will play hits from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.The Betsy Young Memorial Fund sponsors the concert, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Moorlyn, Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace (between Eighth and Ninth streets).Opening act is the Brandon Ireland Band, and local band Diamonds & Rust will play perform an intermission set.Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org and also the day of the event until 6 p.m.The Betsy Young Memorial Fund is named for Richards’ daughter, a beloved Ocean City Intermediate School music teacher, who died of cancer in 2011.last_img read more

Road and Road Map Next Steps to Bring the Bay Back

first_imgA proposed temporary roadway would connect Roosevelt Boulevard in Ocean City (34th Street) with Site 83, the mound in the marshes where the city is permitted to deposit material dredged from the bottom of Ocean City’s lagoons and bayside channels. City Council on Thursday (Aug. 13) will consider two measures that could help turn the tide in the struggle to bring deep water back to Ocean City’s bayfront.The first: Council will vote to seek bids from companies that can build a temporary roadway from Roosevelt Boulevard to a nearby site in the marshes where dredged material can be deposited. “Site 83” is filled to capacity, and the city is looking for ways to remove material so it can be used for new dredging projects.The second: Council will vote on awarding a professional services contract of up to $787,500 for an outside company, ACT Engineering Inc., to continue work on coming up with a master plan (a road map, so to speak) for dredging Ocean City’s shallow waters from tip to tip along Ocean City’s bayfront.Much of Ocean City’s bayfront is not navigable because the water is so shallow during much of the tide cycle. The city has committed funding to dredging projects to remove material from the floor of the bay and make water deeper. But efforts have been stymied by bureaucratic red tape and lack of a viable place to transport dredged material.“We believe that currently available sites can be optimized to undertake a modest dredging program in 2015,” ACT Engineers writes in its scope and budget proposal. “Therefore, it is recommended that the city proceed with a dredging program for the late summer of 2015 and undertake a significant dredging program in 2016, once CDF capacity can be made available.”See the PDF below for the full text of the ACT Engineers proposal for assessing the work that needs to be done, then doing it. The PDF also includes the council resolution and other documentation.Download (PDF, 1.05MB)last_img read more

Lower-salt bread demand prompts wheat research

first_imgPressure on plant bakers to meet the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) 2012 salt targets has prompted new research into the role different wheat varieties could play in producing lower-salt bakery products.Campden BRI and wheat breeder RAGT, along with a UK plant baker, its milling arm and several other companies, are funding a four-year PhD student at Birmingham University to look into whether certain wheat varieties are better suited to manufacturing lower salt bread and bakery products on high-speed lines. RAGT has already carried out predictive bread-making tests at its Cambridge lab using rheological equipment to test the elasticity of reduced-salt doughs made from flour from various wheat breeds. The doughs need to meet the FSA’s 2012 target of 1% salt in bread, and wheat varieties both on and outside the Recommended List have been tested.“It’s early days at the moment, but we’ve found that some wheats actually perform better in doughs when salt levels are reduced,” said Julie Seekings, RAGT’s cereals analytical manager. “This would indicate that there are certain wheat varieties that are better suited to making lower-salt bakery products.”The long-term solution may be to breed wheats that produce an improved balance of elasticity and extensibility in doughs, which could better handle salt reductions and the demands of high-speed processing, she said. The PhD project is due to start in September.last_img read more

Genius announces new CSR partnership

first_imgThe number one gluten-free bakery brand in Britain, Genius Gluten Free, has announced a new CSR partnership with social enterprise Allergy Adventures, to educate schoolchildren about food allergies and intolerances.The new partnership follows research commissioned by Genius Gluten Free, which revealed a significant lack of knowledge and understanding among UK schoolchildren aged 7 – 11 when it comes to food, ingredients and food allergies.The research showed that 80% of British schoolchildren now have a classmate with an allergy, but over half (51%) of the children surveyed claimed to have never been taught about food allergies by a teacher.Genius Gluten Free founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne commented: “We are delighted to be working with Allergy Adventures to help children across the country gain a better understanding in a fun and engaging way.She added: “It is so important that children learn about where their food comes from and different dietary requirements from a young age, and it’s equally important they are aware of the symptoms associated with different food allergies.”The new partnership comes after Genius Gluten Free was awarded The Sunday Times Fast Track ‘Ones to Watch’ award in June 2016.Genius Foods is the gluten-free category leader in the UK, with targets of £65m sales in 2016.last_img read more

And our host is… TV star Stephen Mulhern

first_imgTV presenter and all-round entertainer Stephen Mulhern is to host this year’s Baking Industry Awards ceremony.Stephen is one of the most in-demand television presenters today; with a string of smash hit television shows including Catchphrase and Britain’s Got More Talent.As well as his TV career, Stephen is an experienced all-round entertainer, having performed his own magic and one-man variety shows up and down the country for the past 12 years. He even has a BAFTA Award under his belt.His unique style of comedy and presentation has made him one of the best-loved presenters in the country, having performed for some of the most recognised people in the world, including Her Majesty The Queen.Simon Cowell has publicly said that what Stephen does is “amazing”, and ITV agree he is one of their major family entertainment stars.This year’s Baking Industry Awards will begin with a champagne reception that will be followed by a three-course dinner. Then comes the awards ceremony, hosted by Stephen and recognising the winning businesses, individual and products in 10 categories.Don’t miss out on this premier networking event – book your tickets now!How to book tickets:When: Wednesday 5 SeptemberWhere: Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, LondonTickets: £290 a ticket / table of 10: £2,625 / half table of five: £1,350Tickets sell out, so apply early to [email protected] or tel: 01293 846593(Finalists and a guest attend free)last_img read more

Tackling the Needs of Your Office-Based Customers

first_imgAs workplaces have evolved, so have the workforces that use them. Several distinct worker personas have emerged, each with its own demands for specific hardware, software and services. We think it’s time your customers knew more about them.By understanding these personas, your sales team can quickly identify the types of people your customers employ, what their needs are, and what technology is right for them. Dell EMC has identified two personas in the office: desk-centric workers and “corridor warriors”. Let’s check out what offerings from the Dell Technologies portfolio suit their working needs.Desk-Centric UsersDesk-centric employees predominantly use a desktop PC because they perform specific roles and need a fixed environment for functional, security, or compliance reasons.Our technologies provide a comprehensive desk-centric user experience. Take the Dell OptiPlex, for example. It’s a desk-based system using Microsoft Windows 10 Pro with a choice of form factors and mounting options to personalise a workspace. Alternatively, Dell Wyse terminals can provide the end-point for a complete thin client solution. Along with, Dell VDI Complete, which brings together the front- and back-end infrastructure to create a fully validated desktop-virtualization bundle, organizations can rapidly deploy desktop virtualization much quicker than ever before.For a real-world example of how one of our customers supports its desk-centric users, read Meituan-Dianping’s case study. This Shanghai group-buying deals company turned to Dell EMC for hardware provisioning and saw a boost in IT productivityCorridor WarriorsClient devices are critical in helping corridor warriors receive the best possible experience. They’re rarely in one place for long. They pound the office floors, flitting from meetings to brainstorming sessions and using every available collaboration space.To meet their needs, we recommend the Dell Latitude 7000 Series 2-in-1, a Windows 10 Pro notebook that doubles as a tablet – perfect for those who are on the move. In addition, ProDeploy Plus enables fast deployment with preconfigured collaboration software —such as Microsoft SharePoint and the cloud-based Office 365.The widespread move of IT services to the cloud suits this persona perfectly. Our servers are built to work seamlessly with the Microsoft Azure stack so when these mobile users are working, they receive the same secure software environment continuously.A real-life story of corridor warriors in action is The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), which employs over 1,100 researchers working across eight sites, and each with two workspaces on average. Read our case study to understand how the largest non-university research institute in Austria matched its workers with the right Dell EMC technology.Our ApproachTechnology has a huge potential to help organizations transform their workplaces, and by extension, transform their people’s working lives. We believe that approaching workers as personas is a critical part of workplace transformation, providing personalized products for how employees work today and in the future.We’ll take care of the solutions, so you can take care of your customers.Read the Desk-Centric Users and Corridor Warriors guides, as well as others, here.We’ve also created related emails here, on our new Digital Marketing Platform so that your marketing teams can quickly get these guides into the hands of your customers. The guides explain how to maximize the productivity of their employees through the right choices from our end-to-end portfolio.If you don’t have access to the Digital Marketing Platform, please register here.last_img read more

USDA Teaching Award

first_img The associate professor’s ability to inspire students and instill a new social consciousness has made her classes popular with students across the UGA campus and has won her national recognition. Students taking Maria Navarro’s classes are likely to come away with more than just knowledge of international agriculture. They tend to have a new concern about the health and wellbeing of the world’s population. She uses her experience to build a curriculum for her courses that invites students to look critically at their own worldviews and see how their lives affect people around the world, Akin wrote in his nomination letter for his former teacher. She recently accepted the New Teacher Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the National Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences. She was one of two early career agriculture professors to receive the award at a meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Denver, Colo. Before coming to the UGA as an assistant professor in 2005, Navarro worked on agricultural development projects in North Africa. “As an international affairs major, I had never really considered the importance of agriculture in global issues,” wrote 2012 UGA graduate Jeremy Akin, a former Fulbright Research Fellow to Uganda who took Navarro’s international agricultural development course in 2008. “Uncovering the link between rural agricultural development and violent conflict in Dr. Navarro’s class has undeniably influenced my academic and professional career. … I honestly doubt if I would have ever considered (much less come to value) the crucial role of agriculture in a community’s sense of security without Dr. Navarro’s skill in daring students to connect the dots.” “Dr. Navarro brings a social conscience to her classes that has changed the way her students view the world,” said J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “She has been a champion for promoting diversity and globalization among our students. Dr. Navarro stands apart as a junior faculty member in that her impact on teaching has been campus-wide.” Navarro’s courses, including one entitled “Reflections on Fighting Hunger and International Agriculture Development,” have attracted students from many disciplines across UGA to think differently about agriculture. The USDA New Teacher Award recognizes undergraduate professors who demonstrate “sustained, meritorious and exceptional teaching” and who have been teaching for less than seven consecutive years. In her tenure at UGA, Navarro has been recognized by the UGA Student Government Association as an outstanding teacher and by UGA President Michael F. Adams with UGA’s Fulfilling the Dream Award that honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to justice and equality.last_img read more

Vermont’s GetEducated.com ranks online MBAs

first_imgGetEducated.com, LLC, an online education research firm that reviews and ranks accredited online university degree programs, has released its 2010 Rankings of Best Buys in Online MBAs, Regionally Accredited. According to GetEducated’s online university rankings, graduate students should be prepared to pay as little as $6,750 or as much as $68,400 for a regionally accredited graduate degree in business administration (MBA). Average cost for a regionally accredited online MBA: $22,924. GetEducated.com found 51 regionally accredited online MBA programs charging less than the average cost. Its top 10 Best Buys all charged below $14,000.Which schools charged the most for a distance MBA? Which charged the least? What other online MBA trends are notable? Click here for more information about GetEducated.com’s 2010 Online MBA (Regionally Accredited) rankings._______________________________________________________________________________About GetEducated.com, LLCGetEducated.com is owned by distance education experts whose mission is to help consumers get educated about quality online university degrees. The online education experts review, rate and rank accredited distance degrees nationwide for cost, quality and credibility. The firm’s comprehensive online university directory features the only verified online student reviews on the Web.Source: GetEducated.com. Essex Junction, VT, May 5, 2010 —last_img read more

Danish Wind Power Meets 44 Percent Of Demand For All Of 2017

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Numbers have just come out this week from the Danish energy organization [showing that] wind turbines delivered power equivalent to 43.6 percent of Denmark’s electricity consumption in 2017. This is a new milestone in the effort to transition the energy supply system in the country to be carbon neutral.2017 ended in a stormy December…and the year totaled an output of about 14,700 GWh…a new record year for wind in Denmark. Although wind turbines deliver a steadily increasing share of the Danish electricity supply, that does not mean that the number of turbines increases. On the contrary, today there are about 20% fewer wind turbines in Denmark than in 2001, when the number of wind turbines peaked. In 2017, about 6,100 wind turbines were in service according to the Danish Energy Authority.The turbines have become bigger and more efficient.Overall, capacity in Denmark has more than doubled since 2001, with today’s 5.3 GW wind capacity installed on land and water. By 2020, wind is expected to reach 50 percent of the electricity consumption in the country. In total, renewable energy, including solar and sustainable biomass, will cover 80 percent of electricity consumption in Denmark.More: Denmark Smashes All Previous Wind Energy Records In 2017 Danish Wind Power Meets 44 Percent Of Demand For All Of 2017last_img read more