New Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Visits Novorossiysk Naval Base

first_img View post tag: visits View post tag: Commander-in-Chief Authorities View post tag: Base View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: New New Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Visits Novorossiysk Naval Base New Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov held his first working trip…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, June 5, 2012 June 5, 2012 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today New Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Visits Novorossiysk Naval Base View post tag: Novorossiysk View post tag: Russian Share this articlelast_img

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OCIS Presents: “Lion King Jr.”

first_imgExpanded programs and new studies will be part of the new budget. The Ocean City Intermediate School presents “Disney: The Lion King Jr., ” the animated hit movie musical.The feature follows the young lion Simba as he learns from his courageous father the king, Mufasa. Mufasa’s evil brother Scar plots to take control of the throne by luring both into a dangerous stampede. Simba escapes to make new friends in Timon and Pumbaa and then returns to save his homeland.The show is directed by Andrew Benfer and is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International in New York.Show dates are Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at Ocean City High School’s Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center.Tickets can be purchased at https://ocschools.booktix.com or at the door. $7 for adults and $4 for students or seniors.Cast Includes:Young Simba – Jake TracyRafiki – Kaia BarbourMufasa – Matthew MurrayScar – CharlesYoung Nala – Abby HaysZazu – Bridget Breeden (Thursday)/Mimi McCusker (Friday)Banzai – Bria Condella (Thursday)/Samantha Beckmann (Friday)Shenzi – Kristiana Bauer (Thursday)/Wynne Nussey (Friday)Sarabi – Keria Reilly (Thursday)/Anna Stamm (Friday)Sarafina – Erin CantwellEd – Aili KelleySimba – Colin SchweimNala – Katie McAlisterTimon – Makenna FlemingPumbaa – Hayden MulloyEnsemble:Kendall BarnesIsabella BaronKalyn BaronTaylor BeckmannElla BrunettiFaelyn ClarkLyla ClarkPeighton ClemensAlana ClevengerAntonella DiAntonioArianna DiAntonioTorrie FanueliSydney HallidayAnthony HartmanGrace HaysSarah HinckenMegan HopeKailey JantoCallie LenkoKai LinthicumElla MillerKailyn NilsenAndrew PalaezBradin RobertsCaroline SchroederRhyan WilkinJordyn WoottonZoe Zammitlast_img read more

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Weight relaxation just for wrapped bread

first_imgCraft bakers selling unwrapped loaves cannot take advantage of the recent relaxation of bread weight laws, which abandons specified loaf quantities, because the new legislation only applies to packaged bread.As reported in British Baker, an EC directive to be introduced next April will scrap ancient restrictions that limit loaf sizes, weighing more than 300g, to multiples of 400g. However, unwrapped bread falls outside the directive’s scope.The National Weights and Measures Laboratory (NWML) has launched a consultation, due to close in January, proposing that rules governing unwrapped bread weights should be relaxed in line with packaged loaves.In the meantime, The National Association of Master Bakers is advising craft bakers who sell unwrapped loaves to stick to the ’400g rule’ until the rules are clear. “Bakers need to be sure they are not going to fall foul of their Trading Standards Officers (TSOs),” said a spokesperson.LACORS told British Baker that, in “99.9% of cases”, TSOs would not prosecute bakers selling unwrapped bread outside specified quantities, but that they would be “technically breaking the law”.Warburtons and Tesco are among those already selling packaged loaves outside the traditional 400g-multiple format.last_img read more

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Industry views sought on bakery apprenticeships

first_imgThe National Bakery School at London South Bank University is consulting with the industry on new apprenticeship standards.The university wants to find out from employers whether there is demand for a new apprenticeship standard for ‘Baker’ (Level 2) and ‘Advanced Baker’ (Level 3) to help address the industry skills shortage.David Hall, managing director of The London Bread & Cake Company, said employers in the sector were spending more than £6m a year, mainly on recruitment, in an effort to combat the problem.Hall, who supports the new apprenticeship standards, said these would be part of a solution to the skills gap problem, by helping employers reduce spend in the long-term and providing support for recruiting new talent to the sector.Founded in 1894, The National Bakery School is described as the oldest bakery school in the world and is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.“LSBU’s National School of Bakery is an institution with a proud 125-year history of training bakers for the baking and hospitality sector, while working with employers to seek their views on shaping the delivery of bakery standards/programmes,” said National Bakery School course director Elaine Thomson.“We are keen to sound out the sector’s views, to establish the likely level of demand for these standards while obtaining industry guidance concerning the best delivery method available.”Businesses can give their views on the apprenticeship standards here.Last year, Cornish businesses partnered with Truro and Penwith College to design the Craft Baker (Level 2) Apprenticeship Standard.last_img read more

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Traditional Medicaid expansion and ‘private option’ both improve access to health care

first_imgTwo different approaches used by states to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income adults — traditional expansion and the “private option” — appear to be similarly successful in reducing numbers of the uninsured and in expanding access to and affordability of health care, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.The study will be published in the January 2016 issue of in Health Affairs.“Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many states are dramatically expanding Medicaid, while others are taking alternative approaches to extending coverage to low-income adults, and roughly 20 states have not expanded at all,” said Benjamin Sommers, assistant professor of health policy and economics, and the study’s lead author. “Our findings suggest that deciding whether or not to expand matters much more than whether a state does so using public or private insurance.”The 2012 Supreme Court decision on the ACA gave states the option of whether to expand Medicaid. So far, 30 states and the District of Columbia have chosen to expand coverage. Sommers and colleagues looked at three states with different policies: Kentucky, which expanded traditional Medicaid coverage; Arkansas, which used federal Medicaid funds to subsidize private insurance (the so-called “private option”); and Texas, which chose not to expand at all. They compared the preliminary effects of traditional and private Medicaid expansion versus non-expansion using a telephone survey of nearly 5,700 low-income adults in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas both before and after the first year of the ACA’s coverage expansions. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Tokyo Electric planning 1GW offshore wind project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Yomiuri Shimbun:Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. is considering a project to build one of the nation’s biggest offshore wind power plants, it has been learned.The wind farm’s generating capacity is expected to be over 1 million kilowatts [1,000 megawatts], the equivalent of the power produced by a nuclear power reactor. One of its potential locations is off Choshi, Chiba Prefecture.According to the project, the electric company will join hands with a highly experienced European offshore wind power maker and spend about ¥1 trillion (about $9.2 billion) to install about 200 wind turbines offshore. It will employ fixed bottom turbines, the foundations of which are placed in the seabed. Each turbine can produce around 5,000 kilowatts and cover the annual power consumption of about 300,000 average households.TEPCO hopes to secure stable profits by selling generated electricity through the feed-in tariff (FIT) system, a government scheme to purchase such electricity at fixed prices.The company is scheduled to start commercially operating offshore wind power this month by generating 2,400 kilowatts off Choshi. This will be the first time for the fixed bottom type to be in operation in the country. TEPCO is also considering a nearby location for the full-fledged generator.More: TEPCO plans to build 1 of biggest offshore wind farms Tokyo Electric planning 1GW offshore wind projectlast_img read more

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Dominican Republic: 2013 opens with huge cocaine seizure

first_imgBy Dialogo January 11, 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), Navy and Air Force worked together to seize a huge shipment of South American cocaine, marking the first major bust of 2013. On Jan. 9, the three forces seized 1,870 kilograms (4,123 pounds) of cocaine in Ocoa Bay in Azua province, west of the nation’s capital of Santo Domingo, on the country’s Caribbean coast. Roberto Lebrón, the DNCD’s spokesman, said two men, Ramón Sanz Pimentel and Arhgenis Cordero Soto, were detained a day later. They were being questioned and the Attorney General’s office said it was preparing to charge them. Agents also recovered satellite phones, GPS and navigation equipment, fuel and ammunition magazines for AK-47 and M-16 assault rifles. The suspected traffickers were transporting the cocaine, likely from Colombia or Venezuela, on a 40-foot speedboat equipped with three, 200-horsepower outboard motors. Pursuit of the boat began around 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 in the open waters south of Ocoa Bay. Agencies were notified of a suspicious boat approaching the island and responded with a DNCD helicopter, two Air Force Super Tucano aircraft and two Navy ships. Crews intercepted the boat in Ocoa Bay, forcing it to land at a nearby beach, Playa Mia. Four suspects aboard the boat escaped on foot. On Jan. 10, the DNCD announced it had apprehended Sanz Pimentel and Cordero Soto. Two suspects remain at large. Aboard the boat, agents discovered 76 sacks covered in plastic containing the cocaine. Officials said the suspected traffickers likely were also carrying weapons, which they may have thrown overboard during the pursuit. Authorities took custody of a second boat they believe was standing by to assist in transporting the shipment. The drugs were sent to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences for testing. From there, they were to be forwarded to the Attorney General’s office, which is expected to charge the suspects. “This was a combined effort, similar to what we’ve been doing for a while, and it’s the result of the work of a core unit that leads our fight against this criminal activity,” said Maj. Gen. Rolando Rosado Mateo, the head of the DNCD. Rosado led the operation from aboard the DNCD helicopter that pursued the boat. The Dominican agencies received air surveillance assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard. The seizure marked the biggest anti-narcotics bust in months for Dominican authorities. The country seized a record amount of illegal drugs in 2012. Officials captured 11.2 metric tons (24,691.8 pounds) of illicit substances, including a Dec. 22 operation that seized 1,189.8 kilograms (2,623 pounds) of cocaine from the high seas south of the Caribbean Coast not far from where the Jan. 9 confiscation occurred. Despite the successful anti-narcotics operations, Dominican officials said they expect traffickers will continue using the country as a transshipment point, with most of the shipments entering by sea. [Infosurhoy.com (Dominican Republic), 11/01/2013]last_img read more

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With the new investment plan, Cyprus wants to impose itself as one of the most competitive countries in terms of tourism

first_imgThe Cypriot government last week announced a draft to improve the country’s tourism industry for 2020. According to government officials, the main goal of this island nation is to become one of the most visited and popular destinations by 2030. Its goal is to be included in the list of the 30 best tourist destinations of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) by the end of the decade, reports Travel and Tour World. Also, the Cypriot Ministry of Tourism wants to establish new European markets, of which special importance is in the exotic parts of the continental countries, namely the Netherlands, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. As of this year, Cyprus holds the 44th position in terms of competitiveness in tourism. Spain is in the first place, and France is very close to it. Greece ranks 25th. Savvas Perdios, deputy tourism minister, says the government hopes tourism will contribute to GDP growth from 2,9 billion euros to 4,5 billion euros a year. Source / photo: Travel and Tour World; Pixabay Cyprus’ entry into the top 30 will be one of the country’s top priorities, government officials say. However, to achieve this goal will require a lot of effort, but also strategic thinking. The Cypriot government has set up a five-pillar development program. Local and central authorities will undertake to work on the following objectives: to set Cyprus as a year-round destination, not just a seasonal one; encourage tourists to visit inland destinations as well, and not just stay in coastal areas; develop the country as a high quality destination; develop digital competencies; and ensure the sustainability of tourism and portray Cyprus as an environmental country.last_img read more

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New Farm house sells for $8m

first_img 36A Oxlade Drive, New Farm, as seen from the river.“It’s $10,900 per square metre,” Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire said.The sale capped off a stellar weekend of auctions for the inner-city agent with $15 million in auction sales recorded. This house at 36A Oxlade Drive, New Farm has sold at auction for $8m.A block acquired in a land swap with a friend 45 years ago has become the most valuable property for its size on the Brisbane River after it sold at auction on Saturday for $8 million.Every square metre of usable land at 36A Oxlade Drive, New Farm is worth as much as a bathroom renovation. Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire. Picture: Annette DewThe New Farm property took out the preliminary highest sale of the day for the Ray White Group nationally. “COVID has actually done the opposite to what everyone thought,” Mr Lancashire said.“People don’t think they’re going to be travelling properly for the next three years and they want a nice house to live in. We’ve seen people significantly upgrading, not just doubling but in some cases tripling their asset value.“I’ve got more buyers in the $5 million-plus range than I’ve ever had in 15 years of selling real estate.” The property has direct river access.The four-bedroom deceased estate at New Farm had belonged to Brisbane Motor Auctions owner Peter Bettson, who acquired the 835sq m block (735sq m excluding the easement driveway) in a land swap for acreage on the Nerang River.“Dad had built a place on Bellview Crescent on the Nerang River where he had three acres,” Peter Bettson’s son, Jeff Bettson said.“That was the house he swapped for Oxlade Drive.“I can’t remember the guy’s name, we didn’t meet him but he was unwell and had to come down to get out of Brisbane.“I expect that dad’s house appreciated a little more than the other guy’s did.” The entrance to 36A Oxlade Drive, New FarmPeter Bettson passed away 18 months ago and his wife Beverley had been living in the home until she passed away in June.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoEleven bidders took the property to auction with an opening bid of $5 million and five bidders were active even after the property passed $6 million.At $7.5 million the auction was paused and the bid was negotiated to $8 million. The property was then announced on the market and sold unchallenged for that price.Mr Lancashire said the house had sold to a local New Farm buyer who was looking to land bank the property. The property is between New Farm Park and the Merthyr Bowls Club.“No it wasn’t a Seymour,” Mr Lancashire said, referring to the prolific property development family, led by Kevin Seymour, who has been snapping up riverside blocks and shaping Brisbane’s skyline for more than five decades.”Mr Bettson said he was happy his parents’ home, which is located between New Farm Park and the Merthyr Bowls Club, was not being earmarked for development. The kitchen.“We were concerned about who would buy it,” Mr Bettson said.“You need units in certain places, as long as it’s all balanced development. New Farm has a unique character and a very strong village feel. There are units around it, but there are places where you don’t need units and not many properties are coming on the market in this area.” MORE PROPERTY STORIEScenter_img Conditions now best ever for first-home buyers FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Damen Dredge Pump Put to Use in South Africa

first_imgOn the Western coast of South Africa, high grade heavy mineral sediment layers are found on the seashores.Located just below a layer of fairly standard quartz sand, this heavy mineral sand can be mined. The material, which is also called HMS, has a relatively high specific gravity of 2.8T.m3 in situ.Until recently, the mining operations in the surf zone were done conventionally using excavators and trucks. Yet they have to be relocated every time the tide comes in.The DOP250 however can mine continuously when attached to an amphibious excavator. The DOP250 mines heavy mineral sand at a max dredging depth of 10 m. The heavy sand mixture is pumped in a concentration up to 25% over a distance of 250 m over a cliff of 15 m in height.On shore the processing plant separates the valuable minerals from the quartz sand and stones.last_img read more

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