Jumbo’s Fairpartner Successfully Loads Former French Submarine ‘Quessant’

first_img View post tag: French October 12, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: submarine View post tag: Jumbo’s View post tag: Former Back to overview,Home naval-today Jumbo’s Fairpartner Successfully Loads Former French Submarine ‘Quessant’ View post tag: successfully View post tag: ‘Quessant’ View post tag: Naval On Sunday 09th October 2011 Jumbo’s Fairpartner successfully loaded the former French submarine ‘Quessant’ bound for Malaysia.There the submarine will be displayed in a museum. Transporting the submarine from France to Malaysia was a challenging operation, because of the fragile outer skin and the weight of the submarine. In cooperation with Saltwater Engineering Jumbo Shipping completed the strength calculations for both the submarine and the hoisting cradles.[mappress]Source: saltwater, October 12 , 2011 View post tag: Navy Jumbo’s Fairpartner Successfully Loads Former French Submarine ‘Quessant’ View post tag: Fairpartner Industry news View post tag: Loads Share this articlelast_img read more

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French Warship FS Marne Becomes New Flagship of EUNAVFOR

first_img View post tag: Navy French Warship FS Marne Becomes New Flagship of EUNAVFOR View post tag: becomes April 9, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Flagship View post tag: MARNE View post tag: Warship In a ceremony held on Saturday (7 April) onboard Spanish warship ESPS Patino, and presided over by the EU Naval Force Deputy Commander – Rear admiral Rainer Endres (German Navy), the French warship FS Marne became the new flagship of the EU Naval Force, Somalia, under the force command of Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis.ESPS Patino has been the EU Naval Force flagship for the past 4 months, under the command of Rear Admiral Jorge Manso and during that time EU warships have successfully carried out counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia and across the Indian Ocean.At the ceremony, that took place alongside in Djibouti, Rear Admiral Manso spoke about how proud he was of the EU Naval Force sailors and marines under his command who have worked so tirelessly to track down and disrupt armed pirate attack groups who prowl the waters off the Horn of Africa.This is the 11th rotation of EU Naval Force Commands. The EU Naval Force mission began in December 2008 and since that time EU warships have protected over 843,000 tonnes of food into Somalia for the Somali people and conducted round-the-clock counterpiracy patrols. So far the EU warships have disrupted 112 Pirates Action Groups; these disruptions have not only prevented cargo, worth hundreds of millions of Euros, from falling into the hands of pirates, they have also spared countless innocent mariners from being taken hostage and held in appalling conditions for months at a time, whilst they wait in hope that a ransom can be paid.Recent months have seen a reduction in the success of pirates to hijack ships – this is due to a number of factors: namely the shipping community adhering to Best Management Practices, the many disruptions carried out by the EU warships and other maritime partners, such as NATO and CMF, together with the efforts of the Somali authorities ashore. The EU recently extended its counter-piracy mandate to December 2014, together with its area of operations to allow warships to operate closer to shore, and take action against known pirate logistic dumps on the shoreline – the aim being to hamper the pirates’ ability to load up their boats and get out to sea to prey on innocent mariners.On occasion of his change of command speech, new Force Commander Rear Admiral Dupuis stressed that “it is an honour to succeed to our predecessors on board Patino, who have done a great job and reduced the threat off the coasts of Somalia. My staff and I are very proud to assume command of TF 465 and face the challenge of the fight against piracy”. He also added :”Despite the efforts made by many countries to guarantee a significant force flow, among which France providing at least two ships and a maritime patrol aircraft, the upcoming inter-monsoon period will be a great challenge, as it generally coincides with an increase in the number of attacks.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 09, 2012; Image: eunavfor View post tag: French Back to overview,Home naval-today French Warship FS Marne Becomes New Flagship of EUNAVFOR View post tag: FS View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: New View post tag: News by topic Share this article Authoritieslast_img read more

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Brains transplanted into wrong bodies at Uni hospital

first_imgTwo brains were mistakenly transplanted into the wrong bodies during a post-mortem at the John Radcliffe Hospital.The mishap was one of 278 ‘serious incidents’ which occurred in mortuaries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2014 to 2016, according to a BBC Freedom of Information Request (FOI).The John Radcliffe, one of four Hospitals in Oxford’s NHS Foundation Trust, collaborates with the University for research purposes and is the most popular base for clinical medical students.A spokesperson for Oxford University Hospitals told Cherwell: “This very regrettable incident, for which Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and individuals have apologised to the families, was an error in the labelling of two brains during a specialist examination as part of the autopsy process.“The mistake was promptly recognised by staff working in the mortuary at the John Radcliffe Hospital and rectified.“This incident was reported to the Human Tissue Authority and the Trust also commissioned an external expert to carry out a thorough investigation and review processes in the mortuary in order to help us ensure we prevent anything like this happening again in the future.”A medical student said: “From the time I’ve personally spent with corpses or body parts, it can be easy to forget that these were once living breathing people with families.“When dealing with such sensitive material we should always be respectful and treat the body parts in a manner that their owners would have desired.“In these incidents I feel that people have perhaps not been as meticulous or thorough whilst carrying out their work as they would have been if they were dealing with a living patient.“Death can be distressing and when these types of incidents occur it simply makes things even worse for those involved.”Rosa Curson Smith, a second year at Hertford College, told Cherwell: “whilst this may seem like an amusing mix up to those not involved, it presumably caused deep upset for the families of the deceased.“Oversights like this should be avoided when operating on the dead as well as the living .”A St Peter’s student added: “It is key that doctors and medical staff are open and honest to those close to the deceased individual about the mistakes made.”Tyron Surmon, a student at Corpus Christi, said: “How could they not have done it right? “The operation was a no-brainer.”last_img read more

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News story: “Men need support too” gender expert tells women in Cumbria

first_imgRecognising the unique contribution that Cumbria makes to the nuclear sector, ‘Women in Nuclear (WiN) UK’ launched the dedicated ‘Cumbria’ branch in 2018.Since its launch, the WiN Cumbria network has become a powerful community of local organisations and individuals working together to achieve gender diversity within the Cumbrian workforce.Trudy Harrison MP has also backed WiN Cumbria as a key player in helping achieve one of the ambitions laid out in the Nuclear Sector Deal, to see 40 per cent more females working in the industry by 2030.The team is also nominated for a Northern Power Women award, which will be announced at a ceremony in Manchester on 18 March.To find out more about how WiN Cumbria can support you, contact [email protected] She made the bold statement at the first birthday celebration of the Women in Nuclear (WiN) Cumbria group on International Women’s Day (8 March).More than 150 people from 30 businesses across the county gathered at the Energus centre, Lillyhall, to celebrate the achievements of the branch, and discuss what still needs to be done to progress gender balance in the nuclear sector. This wasn’t just a celebration and a pat on the back, it was a way for us to move the conversation to the next level and see what we can do next to make real changes to gender inequality. Our guest speaker, Nadia, provided the ‘penny drop’ moment of the day when she told us that society doesn’t allow men to break free of their stereotypical ‘bread winner ’role, which in turn impacts on a woman’s choices too. This really hit home with our audience as we understand men have an important part to play in creating the change. Nadia’s findings are based on strong research, so it is something WiN Cumbria is going to take forward, to see how we can help address some of the issues facing men in Cumbria, like flexible working and unconscious bias, for example. I urge anyone, male or female, with an interest in helping to drive gender balance in the area, to join us as we continue our mission to create an inclusive and fair environment that helps attract, retain and build a diverse workforce of the future, for Cumbria and the UK.center_img The WiN Cumbria team has created a powerful network of individuals and businessesSpeakers included Rebecca Weston from Sellafield Ltd, chartered psychologist and gender equality expert, Nadia Nagamootoo and Paul Howarth from the National Nuclear Laboratory.Chair of the WiN Cumbria, Claire Gallery-Strong, said;last_img read more

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The Great British Blog Off: Week 6

first_imgWeek six of The Great British Bake Off, and our two professional bakers, Gerhard Jenne and Charlotte Green, take a look at the remaining bakers’ buns.Gerhard Jenne”Ruby is in with a chance. I can see her as the pin-up for a whole new generation of bakers.”I was looking forward to the dough challenge. As a trained baker as well as a pastry chef, I’ve always had a fondness for yeast baking. Sadly it seems to get drowned out by self-raising cupcakes and other time-saving recipes.Ruby got it right when she said she normally bakes with yeast while chilling out at home – it’s one that takes time. She did very well with all three challenges, even winning the star baker accolade. I have it on authority that the BBC is already working on the book by the winner. Last night I thought Ruby was in with a chance. I can see her as the pin-up for a whole new generation of bakers.As I’m originally from Germany I know about the powers of a good bun. While at school I used to excuse myself five minutes before the morning break just so I could get my hands on a “Mohnschnecke” a poppyseed filled schnecken bun, fresh from the baker’s stall. No one attempted those in the GBBO, but there were loads of other Continental-inspired twisted and stuffed ones. And I strongly disagreed with Paul and Mary who said prunes don’t work in buns; semi-dried prunes are often found in an Austrian bun called Buchteln and no German cake shop gets by without offering Zwetschgenkuchen, a bun dough base topped with fresh plums, even sharp ones, as long as they are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and preferably served with whipped cream – excited wasps all over Germany will agree too.The only ones with a sting in their tale on GBBO, though, were Paul and Mary, I thought it was interesting that no one made a starter for their enriched doughs and neither of them mentioned that in their deliberations. Maybe I missed something, but I always thought it is best to give the yeast the chance to develop first, before putting it to work with all that lifting of fats and fruit.There were some visual stunners: Kimberley’s twisted French plait, Christine’s raspberry custard buns, the ‘noughts’ of Frances’ bake, based on a Czech bun, Ruby’s chocolate twists – and they all delivered on taste. Paul Hollywood was excited, so much so, his salt and pepper hair had so much gel in it, it looked like a streaky iced bun itself.Howard’s peach buns were an amazing accomplishment. So much love had gone into them, weighing the buns down with a spoon to give them that dimple, giving them a bit of blushing cheek with rouge after the bake. I thought he was going to walk away a winner, but sadly all the presentation and beautiful execution didn’t hide the fact that they didn’t deliver on taste, the all-important major factor. Charlotte Green”There was really nothing in it between Howard and Glenn for last place.”The traditional tea loaf can be whipped up in next to no time at home, by forgoing the true method of adding yeast and proving, and using self-raising flour instead. But this was not an option for the seven remaining bakers, who were naturally required to do things properly. This, of course, led to difficulties, because sugar, used to enrich the sweet dough, retards yeast, and adding fruits (which are bursting with yet more natural sugars) can compound this problem even further.Some nice tea flavours were being used to soak the fruits, including Chai and Assam. I like to use Earl Grey, which imparts its delicious bergamot orange flavour and is more readily found in the average kitchen cupboard.Some of the bakers added their tea-soaked fruits before the first proofing, and were disappointed with the results, as the extra sugars impaired the yeast badly. This underproofing had a knock-on effect at the baking stage, and only Frances managed a tea loaf that was fully cooked. Howard’s ‘healthy looking’ offering had spread for lack of a loaf tin, and his hemp flavour – which had earlier mystified an innocent Mary – didn’t really work. Christine probably fared worst, with Paul declaring, “I can’t eat this” as he cut into raw dough.This week’s Technical Challenge featured Paul’s choice of Apricot Couronne, and Mary was clearly delighted as she commented “You’re very cruel!” Actually though, the bakers did rather well on the whole. This light dough, which uses full fat milk to soften the gluten structure and retain moisture, must be kneaded well to avoid spreading, and I think the contestants have developed their kneading skills sufficiently. Judging when a dough is properly proofed still presents a problem, though, and Howard removed his too early. I don’t see many of the bakers testing their dough for spring-back, which may be the mistake.Rolling and shaping the couronnes was also problematic for some, with those bakers who (somewhat understandably) twisted their dough with the filling on the inside, finding that the sugars inhibited the second proving. This led Howard and Glenn’s bakes to turn out thin, whilst Christine’s was uneven.The final challenge was to create two varieties of European sweet buns, and extra time was given to allow for the 12-hour refrigerated resting time needed for the batter-like dough to firm up enough for shaping.Whilst many contestants opted for a variation on brioche, Christine went for German Schnecken buns and some impressive Norwegian Vanilla Custard Skolebrød, and made both varieties look effortless. Glenn inexplicably filled the cups of his tray with caramel, which later meant his baked dough was stuck fast. Ruby’s sweet buns came out of the oven very dark and she looked mournful, but the judges called them “delicious”, and after a good all-round effort, she reclaimed the star baker title.There was really nothing in it between Howard and Glenn for last place, but Howard was chosen for elimination, which is a shame because his personality and interesting recipe experiments really added something to the show. Ruby, Christine and Kim are all looking strong as we move on to pastry next week.You can read Gerhard’s blog here.Follow Konditor & Cook on Twitter: @konditorandcook- See more at: http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/11868/The_Great_British_Blog_Off:_Week_5.html#sthash.bWlchncV.dpufYou can read Gerhard’s blog here.Follow Konditor & Cook on Twitter: @konditorandcookCharlotte’s personal blog can be found here.Follow Langs of London on Twitter: @LangsofLondon- See more at: http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/11868/The_Great_British_Blog_Off:_Week_5.html#sthash.bWlchncV.dpufYou can read Gerhard’s blog here.Follow Konditor & Cook on Twitter: @konditorandcookCharlotte’s personal blog can be found here.Follow Langs of London on Twitter: @LangsofLondon- See more at: http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/11868/The_Great_British_Blog_Off:_Week_5.html#sthash.bWlchncV.dpufYou can read Gerhard’s blog here.Follow Konditor & Cook on Twitter: @konditorandcookCharlotte’s personal blog can be found here.Follow Langs of London on Twitter: @LangsofLondonlast_img read more

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GRiZ Announces Remix Album, Drops Opuio Remix Of “PS GFY,” Extends ‘Good Will Continue’ Tour

first_imgProducer and saxophonist GRiZ has just announced that he’ll be releasing a remix album dubbed Good Will Continue of his 2016’s effort Good Will Prevail. Coupled with the announcement of the upcoming collection of remixes, GRiZ also shared a remix by Opuio of “PS GFY” featuring Cherub, which was premiered via This Song Is Sick and is featured on Good Will Continue. You can listen to Opuio’s remix of “PS GFY” below, plus check out the track listing of Good Will Continue, which gives us a sneak peak at the other artists tapped for the album.Soulive Brings GRiZ, Son Little, And The Shady Horns To Wednesday Bowlive [Photos]In addition to this, the DJ also expanded upon the dates for his Good Will Continue tour, including dates in Columbus, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and New Orleans, Louisiana, among others, with more dates to be announced in the future. Limited fan club pre-sale tickets for these new dates are available tomorrow, July 18th, at 10 a.m. EST, here, with the general on-sale starting on Friday, July 21st, at 10 a.m. (local). Good Will Continue Track List1. “Wicked” ft. Eric Krasno (Dirty Audio Remix)2. “Can’t Hold Me Down” ft. Tash Neal (Boogie T. Remix)3. “My Friends and I” ft. ProbCause (Dusty Bits Remix)4. “I Don’t Mind” ft. SunSquabi, Artifakts, & iDa Hawk (Jenaux Remix)5. “Good Times Roll” ft. Big Gigantic (Ephwurd Remix)6. “Feelin’ Fine” (Rowland Evans Remix)7. “PS GFY” ft. Cherub (Opiuo Remix)8. “What We’ve Become” ft. Cory Enemy & Natalola (Tommy Trash Remix)9. “If There Ever Comes A Day” ft. Eli ‘Paperboy Reed’ & Louis Futon (I.H.F. Remix)10. “Rather Be Free” ft. Muzzy Bearr (Tisoki Remix)11. “Gotta Push On” ft. Brasstracks & Eric Krasno (Barclay Crenshaw Remix)12. “Before I Go” ft. Leo Napier (AC Slater Remix)13. “Driftin” ft. Son Little (Birocratic Remix)GRiZ Tour Dates7/21-22 – GRiZMAS in July @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC8/4-6 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC8/12 – Elements Festival – Brooklyn, NY8/13 – Summer Set Festival – Somerset, WI8/18-19 – 515 Alive Fest – Des Moines, IA9/1 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO *9/2 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO10/11 – The Observatory – Orange County, CA10/12 – The Observatory – San Diego, CA10/13 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA10/14 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA1015 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA10/18 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR10/19 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR10/20 – Vancouver Forum – Vancouver, BC10/21 – The Hive – Sandpoint, ID10/22 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT10/31 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH11/4 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.11/7 – The National – Richmond, VA11/9 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN11/10 – Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre – Atlanta, GA11/11 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA12/1-5 – Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, DO* – debut of the GRiZ Live Bandlast_img read more

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Ash Center and OpenGov Foundation announce #Hack4Congress winners

first_imgThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School and the OpenGov Foundation today announced the winners of last weekend’s #Hack4Congress competition to create common-sense solutions that would make the U.S. Congress more efficient, effective, and accountable to citizens.  The two-day event drew more than 150 students, software developers, academics and everyday Americans from across the country, leading to 13 innovative proposals to tackle 5 major threats to the future of democracy in America.The overall winner of #Hack4Congress was Team HillHack for its proposal, Congress Connect, which is designed to facilitate more productive face-to-face conversations between every-day citizens and their members of Congress. Congress Connect, designed by Taylor Woods, Chris Baily, Kat Kane, and Jessie Landerman is a platform where constituents can directly request meetings on the Hill or in their district office, access tutorials to prepare for their meeting, and connect with other constituents who share their advocacy goals.last_img read more

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Students to perform service in seventh annual Back the Bend Day

first_imgNotre Dame students will venture into South Bend to participate in community service this Saturday, as part of the seventh annual “Back the Bend Day.” Rohan Andresen, director of the department for community relations, said Back the Bend is an option for students to serve in the South Bend community and is particularly geared toward those whose extracurricular activities do not typically include service. “Back the Bend is an annual day of community service and civil engagement,” Andresen said. “It’s a really good opportunity for students who aren’t engaged in clubs that normally do service to get the opportunity to do at least some service once a year.”Previously called CommUniversity Day, the name was changed last year to Back the Bend in recognition of the 150th anniversary of South Bend. This year, Andresen said there was a much bigger push to partner with South Bend organizations and include community members who are not students. “The role that Notre Dame has played with South Bend has really evolved since the beginning of Notre Dame’s time,” he said. “The stage we’re at now is moving from a point where we only did community service to having a partnership with South Bend. I think that working alongside members of the community not only shows that we’re supportive in the old-fashioned sense that we used to, but we’re also eager to partner with them and work alongside them to make it a better community for both of us.”As of Tuesday, approximately 150 people had signed up to participate, according to Andresen. He said this number should climb to anywhere between 250 and 400 participants by Saturday. To accommodate so many people, the organizers, including many community partners like the Robinson Center, planned a wide variety of projects.“The most popular ones and the ones students really flock to that are actually repeating from years past are murals at the Robinson Center and at Colfax Bridge, painting fire hydrants and art crosswalks, which are just crosswalks that are designed creatively,” Andresen said. “There’s one with piano keys, a Notre Dame-themed one. “Then there are ones that are more like manual labor, like working at Unity Gardens and doing whatever gardening stuff needs to be done, as well as restoring 1905 house. That’s put on Indiana Landmarks, and it’s an old Queen Anne house that students are going to help restore.”In conjunction with Back the Bend, director of campus ministry Ethan Muehlstein organized the Michiana Interfaith Crawl, also on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The Crawl will provide transportation to several places of worship in the Michiana area. “[Muehlstein] approached me about having a joint event because it matches up perfectly with seeing the other parts of South Bend and civic engagement,” Andresen said. “I think it’s going to be a really great complement to the normal projects we usually do.” Muehlstein said in an email that the Interfaith Crawl is aimed to “establish new relationships with many faith communities in South Bend. ” “The interfaith crawl is paired with Back the Bend because it is getting students out and into the community, which is the focus of this annual event,” he said. “Each year we hope to establish a positive relationship with South Bend. Being a religious hub, this interfaith crawl allows students to really immerse in other cultures so close to campus.” Tags: back the bend, Community Service, michiana interfaith crawl, South Bend, Student governmentlast_img read more

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Prudent lending practices for a hurry-up world

first_img continue reading » The culture of instant gratification contributes to, and complicates, the growing problem of fraud. While technology allows loan approval in seconds, it also fuels the fastest-growing type of fraud: online loan application fraud.Loan application fraud occurs when a prospective borrower provides false or misleading information on a loan application. Common examples of loan application fraud include applicants using someone else’s identity to secure a loan or misrepresenting income or assets to obtain loan approval. In the case of identity theft, once a fraudster gains access to loan proceeds, he or she disappears with the money in hand.Synthetic fraud, which involves the creation of fake identification, is one of the most difficult types of account or loan fraud to perpetrate and detect.“The abundance of identity data available for purchase—including fake names, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and even birth certificates—exacerbates the problem,” says Jim Bullard, CUNA Mutual Group senior consultant for risk and compliance solutions. “In addition, large data breaches like those involving Equifax and Yahoo increase the amount of personally identifiable information available to create synthetic identities.” 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Central Islip Man Gets 35 Years for Rape

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Central Islip man was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for raping a woman he met at a party three years ago.Felix Troche Jr. had been convicted last month at Suffolk County court of first-degree rape, criminal sexual act, assault, unlawful imprisonment and other charges.Prosecutors said the 27-year-old met the woman at a Mt. Sinai house party, held her against her will and repeatedly assaulted her for more than four hours on June 1, 2012.Suffolk County police arrested him on April 6, 2014.last_img read more

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