UK: HMS Ledbury to Visit Her Namesake City

first_img View post tag: Visit View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Ledbury to Visit Her Namesake City View post tag: Namesake View post tag: News by topic Arriving on Saturday (February 22), the first engagement for the sailors from the Hunt-Class mine hunter will be a friendly football match against Ledbury Swifts, followed later by a reception at the Royal British Legion.On Sunday, the mood becomes one of immense pride for the ship’s company as the crew forms up at Lawnside Road car park to exercise its Freedom for only the third time since the honour was bestowed in 2007.Drums beating, bayonets fixed and colours flying, the parade will march from Lawnside Road via Bye Street to High Street in the town centre arriving at 10.45am. There the parade will be inspected by the Mayor of Ledbury, Councillor Terry Widdows, before the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Lady Darnley, takes the salute, along with Councillor Widdows.The parade will also feature Ross & Monmouth Sea Cadets, Hereford Sea Cadets, members of the Royal British Legion, who will also be standard bearers on the day, and Ledbury Army Cadets, all led by the Royal Marine Band from Plymouth.An address will be given by the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire and the Mayor with the Commanding Officer of HMS Ledbury, Lieutenant Commander Simon Pressdee responding, before the parade moves off to march past the war memorial before the Lord Lieutenant takes the salute.Ledbury Town Council will host a special reception for the ship’s company and civic dignitaries afterwards.“HMS Ledbury was honoured to have the Freedom of the Town of Ledbury conferred on her in 2007 and we marched for the first time that year,” said Lt Cdr Pressdee.“It is with particular pride that the ship’s company will march through the streets of Ledbury on this occasion, only the third time since that historic date.“I am honoured to be able to present my crew to the Lord Lieutenant, Mayor, members of Ledbury Town Council and other civic dignitaries.“A freedom parade is a very special moment in any ship’s affiliation and we couldn’t be more proud to exercise this honour in our twin town, with which we have a close bond.“I hope that local people may also find time to come along and support their ship, as well as the other town and district groups who will do us the honour of marching with us.”Mine hunter HMS Ledbury is one eight Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessels operated by the Royal Navy and based in Portsmouth.The ship was built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton and commissioned in June 1981 by its Sponsor Lady Elizabeth Berthan.The Hunt-Class live up to their name – mine hunters. Using high-definition sonar, they hunt the world’s seabeds for mines and lost explosives, which are then destroyed by the ship’s own clearance diving teams or the Seafox mine-disposal system.The relatively small, but perfectly-formed ships have glass-reinforced plastic hulls to conceal their presence from the lurking underwater threat of sea-mines.The Hunts are valuable assets for the Navy’s fleet, clearing the way of mines to allow safe passage for larger forces.[mappress]Press Release, February 19, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: City February 19, 2014 View post tag: HMS View post tag: Ledbury View post tag: Naval View post tag: Her UK: HMS Ledbury to Visit Her Namesake City Training & Education View post tag: UK HMS LEDBURYThe ship’s company of HMS Ledbury will visit their affiliated town of Ledbury this weekend and exercise their Freedom with a parade through the streets. Share this articlelast_img read more

Bakery technologist makes shortlist for science award

first_imgAmy Jackson, bakery technologist at Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), has been named as one of five contenders for Food Scientist of the Year in the UK Food and Drink Federation Awards 2018.Jackson has been shortlisted for her work helping bakers across the UK and Europe to reduce sugar, fat and calories in their cakes, biscuits and other baked goods.From Tate & Lyle’s technical service centre and ingredient blending facility in Mold, Flintshire, she has adapted hundreds of product recipes to improve their nutrition profile, without compromising taste or texture, and has helped bakery customers to implement these changes at their sites.  “It’s a real honour to be shortlisted for this national award alongside leading brands and industry peers,” said Jackson. “Nutrition and bakery have always been passions of mine and it’s really rewarding to be able to help customers to make their pastries, muffins, pies and celebration cakes that bit healthier without compromising on taste.”Also shortlisted for the award are Premier Foods’ Mike Jordan, Nestle UK’s Stephanie Marty-Terrade and Simon Flanagan and Rob Griffiths from RSSL, which recently opened an acrylamide laboratory.Her work is particularly pertinent given the increased pressure on bakery, and other, manufacturers to reduce the amount of sugar in their products. It was revealed earlier this year that food and drink suppliers had fallen short of government targets to reduce sugar.last_img read more

Commentary: Pipeline purchase likely to leave Canadian taxpayers on the hook

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Fortune.com:The Canadian government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline and expansion project for 4.5 billion Canadian dollars has left many wondering: What is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinking?All around the world, decisions to drill new oil wells; frack for gas; mine new coal; and build pipelines, ports, and fossil-fueled power stations are attracting determined opposition from scores of ordinary citizens. People are mobilizing to protect local land, water, and air from pollutants and demand good governance in the face of opaque processes and corrupt corporate-government deals. They are increasingly invoking an emerging principle that connects these projects to climate change: In a world facing catastrophic global warming, new fossil fuel projects are morally wrong. To this moral message is added a prudential one: As the transition away from fossil fuels gathers pace, new fossil fuel projects become economically risky propositions.The Trans Mountain expansion project typifies all of these concerns. It has attracted vociferous opposition from a broad coalition in Canada, the U.S., and beyond. To the project’s proponent, Texan multinational Kinder Morgan, the multiplicity of concerns and the groups voicing them represent risks to the project’s profitability. So crippling were these risks that Kinder Morgan refused to proceed with the project unless it could offload them onto third parties.Enter Trudeau.The Trudeau government thinks it can manage these project risks and turn a profit, or at least break even, from the expanded pipeline. If the Canadian government profits, it will be at the expense of trampling on First Nations’ land rights and exposing communities to oil spills. (The recent Kinder Morgan spill in British Columbia was 48 times larger than first reported.) Even if the government successfully finds a buyer for the pipeline, it will more than likely need to sell it at a steep discount, leaving Canadian taxpayers on the hook.More: Justin Trudeau’s Pipeline Purchase Isn’t Just Hypocritical, It’s Bad Economics Commentary: Pipeline purchase likely to leave Canadian taxpayers on the hooklast_img read more

Public invitation for the purchase of a Czech villa on the island of Vis has been published

first_img TagsCzech villavis Share,The Ministry of State Property estimates that it is opportune to offer the real estate in question in Vis for sale at the initial purchase price in the amount of HRK 32.121.725,00, which is equal to the value of the real estate estimated by the appraiser. Minister of State Property Goran Marić said that the Czech villa was being sold at a price of around 30 million kuna, but that the investment would certainly be up to 100 million kuna, adding that he expected a higher category hotel to be located on that property.The deadline for submission of bids is November 30, 2018 until 12:00, while the starting price according to the public invitation is HRK 32.121.725,00. Find the public invitation in the attachment.Attachment:MR / PUBLIC INVITATION FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE IN KO VIS (“CZECH VILLA”)ENG / PUBLIC CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF OFFERS FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTIESIN THE VIS CADASTRAL MUNICIPALITY (“CZECH VILLA”) At the 118th session on Thursday, the government decided to sell the so-called Czech villa on the island of Vis, and now a public call for bids for the purchase of real estate, ie an advertisement for sale.The Government has passed a Decision on initiating the procedure of selling real estate in cadastral municipality Vis. The Spatial Plan of the Split-Dalmatia County, the Spatial Development Plan of the City of Vis and the Urban Development Plan – Czech Villa in the area of ​​the said plots determine the construction area for tourist and catering purposes.The Ministry of State Property estimates that it is opportune to offer the real estate in question in Vis for sale at the initial purchase price in the amount of HRK 32.121.725,00, which is equal to the value of the real estate estimated by the appraiser. Minister of State Property Goran Marić said that the Czech villa was being sold at a price of around 30 million kuna, but that the investment would certainly be up to 100 million kuna, adding that he expected a higher category hotel to be located on that property.The deadline for submission of bids is November 30, 2018 until 12:00, while the starting price according to the public invitation is HRK 32.121.725,00. Find the public invitation in the attachment.Attachment:MR / PUBLIC INVITATION FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE IN KO VIS (“CZECH VILLA”)ENG / PUBLIC CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF OFFERS FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTIESIN THE VIS CADASTRAL MUNICIPALITY (“CZECH VILLA”)last_img read more

Brexit: Investors respond as draft agreement emerges

first_imgAsset managers and asset owners have called for UK and EU negotiators to protect the interests of savers and investors as they flesh out the detail of a Brexit agreement.UK prime minister Theresa May last night announced the draft withdrawal agreement following what she described as a “long, detailed and impassioned debate” between cabinet ministers.She also acknowledged there would be “difficult days ahead” – and this morning several ministers resigned in protest at the agreement, including Brexit minister Dominic Raab, Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara and work and pensions minister Esther McVey.However, Chris Cummings, chief executive of the Investment Association, the trade body for UK asset managers, said the agreement was “a significant breakthrough”. “European savers and the industries that serve them can take some comfort from the announcements today, which mitigate some of the worst feared cliff-edge effects of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and provides a clearer road ahead,” he said. Theresa May addresses reporters on 14 November“Although there are still important political hurdles to clear in the coming weeks, and firms will continue to keep their contingency plans under review, the details published today will give firms more clarity on the shape of the future relationship between the EU and the UK. There is still much to be negotiated but today’s announcement take us closer to a new relationship with the EU.“All efforts must now be focused on securing a final agreement that protects the interests of European savers and investors and which allows the asset management industry to flourish.”Speaking at an event in London today, Azad Zangana, senior European economist and strategist at Schroders, said the draft agreement marked “the end of the very beginning of Brexit” and that, if all went well, a cliff-edge “no deal” situation would be avoided.However, he warned that this was still one of several possible outcomes from a transition period, in addition to a hard, soft, or “limbo” Brexit. Pension fund trade body’s tentative welcomeNigel Peaple, director of policy and research at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), said: “Brexit negotiations have created a great deal of uncertainty and, provided the deal gets through parliament, we believe that it could help to provide economic stability which remains a key issue for our member schemes.“It’s imperative that any deal agreed takes into account the interests of the pension industry, as well as savers, in order to help those entering their retirement years do so in a comfortable manner.”The association has previously called for the government to maintain a free trade agreement for goods to support businesses and therefore pension funds.In the political agreement published jointly by the UK and EU, the negotiators stated that they had agreed to “comprehensive arrangements creating a free trade area combining deep regulatory and customs cooperation, underpinned by provisions ensuring a level playing field for open and fair competition as described below”.The agreement also stated there would be “zero tariffs, no fees, charges or quantitative restrictions across all goods sectors”.‘Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’center_img Michel Barnier presents the draft agreement to the European CommissionIn a statement today, the European Union’s negotiators reiterated their mantra that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”.“The EU and UK negotiators will continue their work on the political declaration on the framework for the future relationship based on the outline published today,” the statement said.The European Council – made up of the government leaders of EU member states – will need to ratify the agreement, as will the UK parliament.Additional reporting by Susanna Rustlast_img read more

Why I live in … Celebrity chef Matt Golinski shares why he loves living on the Sunshine Coast

first_imgPomona is still a beautiful little country town a lot like the one I grew up in.People are friendly and helpful and it has a great sense of community. A small Queenslander cottage in Pomona right near Mt Cooroora!I have no desire whatsoever to move from where I am right now.The only things I’d like is one more bedroom and a bit more land so I could grow more food. Celebrity chef Matt Golinski with a snapper at Main Beach, Noosa. Picture: Mark Cranitch.Matt Golinski is an Australian celebrity chef best known for his regular appearances on the television show Ready Steady Cook.Golinski’s love of food started at an early age. Growing up on a tropical fruit farm on the Sunshine Coast surrounded by fresh produce has influenced his style of cooking throughout his entire career. By the age of 12, he had decided he wanted to be a chef, and 31 years later his passion for the industry he loves only continues to grow by the day.Today, he still lives on the Sunshine Coast and shares his property dreams with The Sunday-Mail. I live in a small Queenslander cottage in Pomona that I’ve spent a lot of time doing up.I love the feel of these types of houses, despite all of their faults they have so much character and almost have a personality of their own.I love being in Pomona because it’s still a little country town with great people and I love Mt Cooroora. I love the kangaroos, kookaburras, king parrots, the cat bird that bangs its head against my pizza oven, the sound of whip birds and frogs.Even the bandicoot that digs holes all through my garden.I like that I can look out any window and see beautiful lush greenery. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago What would you change about your home? The old classic: buy the worst house in the best street. What do you love about your home?center_img What is the best thing about your suburb? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? I’d give it one more bedroom and another quarter of an acre of land so I could have a bigger garden. Where do you live and why? What was the best piece of property advice you were given?last_img read more

US LNG developer NextDecade plans to ink Rio Grande EPC deal with CB&I in Q2

first_imgThe proposed Rio Grande LNG export facility (Image courtesy of NextDecade)US LNG export project developer, NextDecade is planning to sign a binding engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) deal with CB&I for its proposed Rio Grande project in the second quarter of this year.The company said this in a statement on Thursday announcing the completion of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) update package for the LNG export project in South Texas.The update incorporates identified cost reduction and value improvement initiatives and reconfirms market-leading EPC cost estimates for three trains of $490 per ton with a target of $450 per ton, the statement said.For two trains the EPC cost estimate improved to $535 per ton with a target of $500 per ton, it said.“Utilizing Air Products’ AP-C3MR liquefaction technology and GE rotating equipment to achieve optimal configuration and economies of scale, Rio Grande LNG stands out thanks to its proven project design allowing for low risk, highly competitive economics across multiple build scenarios,” said NextDecade CEO Matt Schatzman.The scalable development affords NextDecade flexibility to reach final investment decision (FID) with as few as two trains, without sacrificing economics.“We intend to develop our full 6-train project at Rio Grande, and by incorporating a competitive, scalable design, we are able to offer a lower risk profile to both investors and customers beginning with our first two trains,” added Schatzman.NextDecade and CB&I are currently finalizing an open book estimate to incorporate the FEED update improvements, the statement said.last_img read more

Moyes set for £2m bonus if he saves West Ham from relegation

first_img But the Scot, 56, will be well rewarded if he can repeat the feat he pulled off in his first, short-term spell in 2018 and keep West Ham up thanks to the £2m bonus. And it is understood there are further incentives written in beyond survival relating to West Ham’s final position. Moyes confirmed there is also an extension clause in the contract he signed to replace Pellegrini who was halfway through a three-year deal worth up to £7m-a-year including his bonuses when the axe fell. And he is confident he will haul West Ham clear of trouble and earn an extended stay. Read Also:West Ham confirm David Moyes return on 18-month deal Moyes said: ‘This time I’m going to make it where there’s no choice that they [West Ham] will always want to renew in the future. ‘I’m really that thrilled to go again and I’m going to make it impossible that the clause can’t be implemented.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To Leave10 Largest Cities In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise Youcenter_img David Moyes is in line for a £2million bonus if he can steer West Ham to Premier League safety — and will earn even more if the Hammers finish further up the table. moyes West Ham turned back to Moyes after sacking Manuel Pellegrini on Saturday. Moyes begins his second reign as Hammers manager against Bournemouth on Wednesday with the club 17th, just a point outside the drop zone and on a poor run of just two wins from their last 13 league games. David Moyes is looking at a £2million bonus if he can guide West Ham to Premier League safety Moyes returned to the London Stadium on an 18-month deal worth around an initial £2m a year.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pirates Take Care Of Business Against Bulldogs In Volleyball

first_imgBatesville showed up to play, but Greensburg came to play! Dogs lose to Pirates at all levels.Varsity: GB 25-23, 25-21, 25-20Batesville vs. Greensburg Varsity VB (10-6)JV: GB 25-14, 25-23Batesville vs. Greensburg JV VB (10-6)Home match tomorrow against South Dearborn with a 5 PM JV and Freshman start.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Feb. 12

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 265; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 248; 3. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 236; 4. Jeffry Sheppard Jr., Golden Val­ley, Ariz., 222; 5. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 221; 6. John Parmeley, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 185; 7. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., 183; 8. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore., 175; 9. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 169; 10. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 162; 11. Ryan McDaniel, Oli­vehurst, Calif., 160; 12. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 149; 13. Shawn Strand, Man­dan, N.D., and Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., both 148; 15. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 144; 16. Garrett Funk, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa, both 141; 18. Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz., 134; 19. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 126; 20. Mark Stewart, Sedona, Ariz., 124.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Manny Baldiviez, Chula Vista, Calif., 118; 2. Joey Essary, Yuma, Ariz., 109; 3. Steven Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 103; 4. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 5. Henry Buijno­rouski, Yuma, Ariz., 97; 6. Jordan White, Yuma, Ariz., 94; 7. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 79; 8. Jon Courchaine, Pound, Wis., 74; 9. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 70; 10. Thomas Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 66; 11. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 62; 12. David P. Jones, Chan­dler, Ariz., 37; 13. Paul Pilgrim, Yuma, Ariz., 34; 14. Travis Dove, El Centro, Calif., 31.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 113; 2. Leonard Jones, Yuma, Ariz., 110; 3. Frank Maisano, Yuma, Ariz., 97; 4. Leonard Manos, Yuma, Ariz., 73; 5. Steve Stone, Yuma, Ariz., 67; 6. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 64; 7. Tim Whitehead, Yuma, Ariz., 62; 8. Wayne Rebello, Alpine, Calif., 35.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 119; 2. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 116; 3. Wayne Dot­son, Bakersfield, Calif., 103; 4. Richard Mueller Jr., Jackson, Wyo., and Joshua Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., both 101; 6. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 99; 7. Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., and Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., both 97; 9. Steve Kihle, Williston, N.D., 91; 10. Thomas Harrison, Somerton, Ariz., 87; 11. Cody Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 74; 12. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., 73; 13. Megan Ponciano, Oak­ley, Calif., 72; 14. Josh Hensley, Atwater, Ca­lif., 70; 15. Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif., and Al Johnson, Antioch, Calif., both 68; 17. Ryan Larimer, Merced, Calif., 62; 18. Matt Mayo, Bakers­field, Calif., 61; 19. Ronald Pegues, Brawley, Calif., 59; 20. Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif., 56.last_img read more