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Service Entry Candidates Graduate from NMA

first_imgTen Service Entry Candidates from the Executive, Logistic, Electrical, Band Master, Administrative Officer Health and Shipwright branches of the Navy passed out at the commissioning ceremony held at the Naval & Maritime Academy (NMA) in Trincomalee on 14th July 2014. Service Entry Candidates Graduate from NMA Authorities View post tag: NMA View post tag: Entry Director General Health Services, Rear Admiral NELW Jayasekara took the salute as the Chief Guest.Deputy Area Commander of the Eastern Naval Command, Commodore Niraja Attygalle, Commandant of the Naval & Maritime Academy, Commodore Ruwan Perera, senior naval officers from the Navy Headquarters and the Eastern Naval Command were also present on the occasion.The commissioning parade was held in keeping with age old customs and traditions of the Sri Lanka Navy. Acting Sub Lieutenant AGCP Dissanayake was selected as the best Service Entry Candidate of the batch.[mappress]Press Release, July 16, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Sri Lanka July 16, 2014 View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Graduate Back to overview,Home naval-today Service Entry Candidates Graduate from NMA View post tag: candidates View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Service View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Appointments

first_imgVarious rolesFinsbury FoodsFinsbury Foods has repositioned four members of staff to strengthen sales and marketing.Mark Bruce (images from left to right) becomes brand director, responsible for developing and driving brand plans for the portfolio of licences held by Finsbury, including Disney, Nestlé and Thornton’s Weight Watchers.John Steele becomes brand manager, charged with overseeing all Nestlé and Disney brand activity and driving sales growth.Jo Fraser and Jim Dobson have been appointed commercial controllers, overseeing a team of national account managers and account executives.David PowellRich ProductsDavid Powell has been promoted to global innovations director at Rich Products. He was formerly innovations director with the firm. Powell is a long-time baker and executive within the industry and has received several Baking Industry Awards as well as the accolade of Baker of the Year in 2001. He opened his first bakery in 1990, based in Hampshire, and continued to grow the business before selling it to Rich.Charlotte DewhurstThe Grocery CompanyThe Grocery Company, a firm that prides itself on getting restaurant brands on supermarket shelves, has appointed Charlotte Dewhurst as product manager, following growth in business over the past year. The Grocery Company works with Nando’s, Cranks, Wagamama and Pizza Express and will bring more restaurant companies on board this year.last_img read more

International shipping season begins at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

first_img Google+ Twitter (“U.S. Steel Plant, Burns Harbor, Indiana” by Ken Lund, CC BY-SA 2.0) The first ocean-going ship of the season arrived at Burns Harbor on Monday, signalling the beginning of the international trade shipping season.The vessel delivered wind turbine equipment from Spain. The first ship is usually greeted with a ceremony that was skipped this year due to the coronavirus.The Northwest Indiana Times says about 75 international vessels are expected at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor this year, with many of them carrying cargo for the energy sector.Last year the port handled more than one and a half million tons of cargo, down from the previous year due to tariffs, trade disputes, and higher water levels. Facebook By Tommie Lee – April 16, 2020 0 416 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ WhatsApp International shipping season begins at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Pinterest Facebook Previous articleBBB: Some forms of socializing on Facebook can open doors for scammersNext articleAmid COVID-19 pandemic Mishawaka store hosts Grand Opening Tommie Leelast_img read more

Duane Allman Shines On New Allman Brothers’ Archival Release [Listen]

first_imgThe Allman Brothers Band just recently opened up their archives and pulled out a gem, as the band released Live From A&R Studios, a live radio concert held at A&R Studios in New York, NY on August 26, 1971. The performance featured a number of tributes to King Curtis, who had recently passed away after being murdered, and brothers Duane and Gregg Allman are in top form.Fortunately, the album is available to be streamed in full via Spotify. Tune in to the nine-track album below, which includes a number of classic cuts like “Statesboro Blues,” “One Way Out,” “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed,” and more.You can stream it below, or head to Spotify.last_img read more

‘Binge-watching’ TV not good for the waistline

first_imgSitting glued to the TV for hours at a time – or “binge-watching” – appears to encourage overeating and obesity, according to Lilian Cheung, lecturer and director of health promotion and communication for the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and author of “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.”“There’s convincing evidence in adults that the more television they watch, the more likely they are to gain weight or become overweight or obese,” Cheung said in a December 31, 2015 NPR’s The Salt article. What’s more, she said, TV viewing can promote poor eating choices due to frequent exposure to advertisements for unhealthy food and beverages.To better control of food intake, she suggested practicing mindful eating. “When eating, only eat. Turn off the television [and] computer, and put the cellphone away to refrain from checking messages. By removing these distractions, you can bring your full attention to the food in front of you, going beyond just taste and engaging all senses — including sight, smell, texture and the sound your food makes.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Census of Agriculture

first_imgThis year, for the first time, the census is conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’sNational Agricultural Statistics Service. Before, the Census Bureau had conducted theagricultural census. U.S. farmers and ranchers have until Feb. 2 to report their 1997 operations to be counted inthe 25th Census of Agriculture. The census offers a complete accounting of U.S. farmproduction. To make it easier to report, this year’s census forms ask questions about basic subjects.Among them are land use and ownership, crop acreage and quantities harvested, livestock andpoultry inventories, value of crops and livestock sold and farm operation characteristics. The census also provides a national history of agriculture. It was taken every 10 years from1840 to 1920 and every five years from 1925 until 1974. The law was then changed to gatherdata on years ending in two and seven, beginning with the 1982 census. “The dynamic nature of agriculture makes the census important,” said University of Georgiaexpert Horace Hudson. He heads Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education andCommunication in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Federal law requires farmers to answer the census. The same law also protects the privacy oftheir reports. They may be seen only by sworn USDA employees and used only for statisticalpurposes. Copies submitted by farmers are immune from legal processes. Farmers and ranchers who need help completing the census form may call their countyExtension Service office. Or they can call the NASS office at (888) 424-7828. Furtherinformation is also on-line at www.usda.gov/nass/. * Farm organizations use census data to evaluate and propose programs and policies that canhelp farmers. * Rural electric companies use it to forecast future energy needs for farms and farmcommunities. The data provided by the census has many uses: “I don’t think people realize how much a part of their communities agriculture is,” said SueBoatright. The data collection coordinator for the CAES department of agricultural and appliedeconomics, she is also a coauthor of the annual Georgia County Guide. * Colleges and universities use it in research programs to develop new and improved ways toincrease production. * Elected representatives use the data to develop programs to protect and promote U.S.agriculture. “Constant, significant changes happen every four or five years in agriculture. And we need tohave a record of those changes,” Hudson said. “We also have several commodities in Georgia,like kenaf, that are in their infancy, and we need to chart their growth.” The census, the only source of uniform, comprehensive farm data for every U.S. county, is atool to help determine acres planted and harvested by crop. It gives valuable information tofarm organizations and business planners. Policy makers also use the information in proposingnational farm policy. “Most important for farmers, it’s not just a help. It’s the law,” Hudson said. * Agribusinesses use the data to develop market strategies and to learn the most effectiveplaces of service to farmers. About 25 percent of the farms will be asked other questions on production expenses,machinery inventories, market value of land and buildings and income from farm-relatedsources. “The census gives information about the counties that isn’t available anywhere else,” she said.”It tells just how much of the economy is dependent on agriculture and agribusiness.” last_img read more

Delegation urges president’s prompt approval of disaster declaration for Vermont

first_imgVermont’s delegation in Congress ‘ Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) ‘ Thursday asked President Obama to act ‘with all due speed’ on Vermont’s request for a disaster declaration, which would open the doors to a variety of federal programs to help Vermonters cope with recovery efforts in the aftermath of major flooding in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene.Thy sent their letter on the heels of Governor Peter Shumlin’s (D) formal request to the President on  Thursday, in which he asked for the declaration.In their letter, the Vermont lawmakers told the President, ‘Winter is fast approaching and we must move without delay to secure our homes and restore our infrastructure.  With just weeks to accomplish so much, we need the full and immediate support of FEMA and other federal agencies.‘Given the breadth and depth of Irene’s destruction and the seasonal imperatives of our mountainous state and region, we strongly urge a declaration that is comprehensive and that comes with all due speed.’The text of the letter follows:Dear Mr. President:Vermont bore the full brunt of Tropical Storm Irene as it dumped more than six inches of rain across the state in just a few hours.  The narrow valleys of the Green Mountains, where towns, roads and rivers are historically intertwined, were particularly hard hit. You have seen reports of town after town cut off from overland access.  Homes, businesses, water systems and miles of roads have been swept away.  FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate flew over the area and witnessed firsthand the profound devastation across Vermont.Our state has withstood an unprecedented wave of flooding this year with two spring events declared as Major Disasters.  Vermonters have shouldered these great burdens and are meeting this new crisis with the same courage, cooperation and resilience.  Our small state is stretched to the limit and needs both immediate and ongoing assistance in recovering from these enormous setbacks.Winter is fast approaching and we must move without delay to secure our homes and restore our infrastructure.  With just weeks to accomplish so much, we need the full and immediate support of FEMA and other federal agencies.We ask that you approve Governor Shumlin’s request by declaring a Major Disaster, including both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance for each of the counties requested.  Given the breadth and depth of Irene’s destruction and the seasonal imperatives of our mountainous state and region, we strongly urge a declaration that is comprehensive and that comes with all due speed.last_img read more

Aimselect Takes Over RS Wind

first_imgAimselect, the UK-based recruitment, talent and search consultancy, has acquired the blue collar wind recruitment specialist company RS Wind. According to Aimselect, the transaction took place as part of its growth and development plan, put in place earlier this year, with RS Wind bringing the company key clients and an established pipeline into the US market.Nico Young, Director of RS Wind, will join the management team of Aimselect take up the position of Head of Installation and O&M within the company. “We are extremely excited to join Aimselect and look forward to assisting with their constant growth on and offshore globally,” Young said.Aimselect’s CEO Dean Bradshaw said: “The rate of growth we are experiencing is phenomenal. We position ourselves as partners rather than an agency and go beyond just supplying manpower. I think this is key to our growth.”On Nico Young joining the Aimselect team, Bradshaw said: “Nico brings a wealth of experience with him and I am delighted to have him as part of the team. RS Wind have established itself as a leader in the blue collar sector and in particular all areas involving blade work which was an appealing bolt-on to add to our already developing areas.”In 2016, Aimselect was awarded a framework agreement by Siemens Wind Power to provide EHS Advisors, Quality Inspectors and QHSE Site Inspectors for all of Siemens’ wind projects. The contract, to be revised every two years, covers the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland.last_img read more

NYK Boss: Merger of Japanese Liner Businesses a Turning Point

first_imgThe merger of liner businesses of Japan’s big three shipping companies, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), will have a far-reaching impact on NYK’s business, according to the company’s president Tadaaki Naito.“This liner integration will have far-reaching impacts, and I believe it is a major turning point for the group,” Naito noted while speaking on the occasion of the company’s 132nd anniversary.The new joint-venture company, announced in October last year, is planned to start operations in April of next year.As explained by Naito, the decision to integrate the liner business was made in order to achieve competitive strength by “securing critical mass in terms of operational scale and ensure the business survives.” “The new joint-venture company will utilize the best practices of the three companies and everything will be created from scratch, and this will require significant effort. For us, getting the new company off to a smooth start will initially be the most important issue. Following this, it is my expectation that the business will be able to achieve stable profits,” he added.Currently, NYK’s liner business accounts for almost 30% of sales, 19% of all employees, and 13% of operational ships group-wide.Through the integration, this huge division will be shifted outside the company as an affiliated company accounted for by the equity method, Naito said.As disclosed, once the integration is complete, it will be necessary for the remaining divisions to take over the functions that are currently performed by the liner business division, including fostering international personnel.Naito further stressed that the company would “aggressively work to increase sales.”“In response to this, we have reviewed the governance of the group companies operating around the world and have decided to shift to a new organizational framework from April 1 of next year. In addition, while the new joint-venture company will adopt the best practices from each line with the aim of increasing its competitive ability and overtaking the competition, the businesses that are peripheral to and affiliated with the liner business — such as domestic terminals and harbor transport within Japan, tugboat services, inland transportation, and ship management — need to further refine their capabilities and achieve even higher competitive strength in order to survive in the new era,” he noted.“In this way, through the liner business integration, the entire group will face a major turning point.”Moreover, due to the ongoing changes in the business environment, the company president said that as of next year, NYK will revise the group management structure from the ground up and shift to a structure that enables “the effective use of management assets throughout the group. “last_img read more

DCC, GCC beat TSC, MSC yesterday

first_imgHOSTS Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) completed contrasting wins in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)-sponsored New Building Society (NBS) second division 40 overs cricket tournament yesterday.At DCC, the home team recorded a 21-run win over Transport Sports Club while GCC had the better over Malteenoes Sports Club by 15 runs. For DCC, number ten batsman Carlton Jacques Jr and West Indies Under-19 left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd, were the main contributors.Winning the toss and deciding to bat first, DCC top and middle-order batsmen failed, with only Shamar Yearwood (17), and Jahron Byron (19), getting to double figures. However, Jacques Jr. then played an innings of great enterprise but also of great substance to lift his side to 178 all out at the end of the 39th over.Jacques Jr, batting at No. 10, eventually went for 89 with six sixes and three fours, but he and Dexter George (21), had, by then, demoralised the visiting team’s bowling attack, and lifted the momentum of the innings somewhat.For the visitors, left-arm spinner Joel Spooner (4-21) was the chief destroyer. He received support from Kevin Ross (2-35), Akeem Redman (2-28) and Morris Baptiste (1-13).The run chase always seemed a huge task, and in the end it proved to be so, with TSC being bowled out for 157 with more than six overs left.They lost openers Adrian Hinds (5), and Redman without scoring very early in the run chase to Qumar Torrington and Nkosi Beaton respectively, but Sunil Singh and Jamal Wilson engineered a superb recovery, which took the game away from the hosts.The duo added 88 runs for the third wicket with Singh the main donor to the scoreboard, hitting 69 with nine fours and a six before he went to Nedd, at 93-3.  Ashmead NeddAt that point, Wilson was joined by Alvin Mohabir, and the pair took the total to 144. Wilson was trapped leg-before to Nedd for 40 (4×4, 2×6). Thereafter, the innings folded, with TSC losing their last six wickets for just 13 runs.Nedd eventually finished with figures of 4-27, while leg-spinner Steven Sankar had two wickets.At the Malteenoes Sports Club ground, the home team won the toss and decided to bowl first after the game was reduced to 27 overs-a-side due to an early morning shower.However, wayward bowling and some poor fielding saw the visiting side pose 184-8. GCC slipped to 54-3, at one point of the innings before Timothy McAlmont, who top-scored with 74 and Bernard Baily (21), joined forces.The pair then took the total to 116, a fourth-wicket stand which was dominated by the right-hander McAlmont, who struck seven fours and four sixes.Stephon Wilson contributed an attractive 30 towards the backend of the innings, with a four and three sixes. Nichosie Barker (2-31) and Akeem Critchlow (2-25) were the best bowlers for the hosts.The run chase was reduced to 30-3, but Jerimiah Scott then single-handedly took the game away from the visiting side with a 65-ball 97, which included ten sixes and three fours.At that point of the game, victory was well in sight for the hosts. However, Scott’s dismissal at 151 saw the innings fold for 169 all out in 26.5 overs.Shaquille Mosley (21), and Marcus Watkins (12), were the only two other batsmen to reach double digit. It was a complete bowling effort from the eventual winners with Duncan Clarke, Deonarine Seegobin and McAlmont, all claiming two wickets apiece while there was a wicket for Wilson and Krsan Singh.The tournament continues today.last_img read more