Cayman Islands: Lancaster Provides Reassurance ahead of Hurricane Season

first_img June 26, 2013 Cayman Islands: Lancaster Provides Reassurance ahead of Hurricane Season View post tag: Season View post tag: provides View post tag: HMS Lancaster HMS Lancaster, one of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, has paid a visit to Grand Cayman, the largest island in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands. It was the second British Territory Lancaster has visited as part of her six-month deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean.The aim of the visit was to provide reassurance and security to the Cayman Islands at the start of the core hurricane season.Contingency plans have been discussed with the local services and authorities, meaning that if Lancaster has to return to the islands to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief she can respond quickly and effectively.In addition Lancaster’s boarding team also exercised with the Royal Cayman Police marine unit and helped to develop their capability.HMS Lancaster’s Commanding Officer, Commander Steve Moorhouse, said:“It was a great honour to visit the Cayman Islands and continue the long relationship the Royal Navy has had with the islands.“We were made to feel very welcome by everyone on Grand Cayman and I am delighted we had the opportunity to work with the emergency services to share knowledge and also better understand how we could assist the islanders in the event of a hurricane or any other emergency.”During Lancaster’s stay the ship’s company hosted the Governor and Premier of the Cayman Islands as well as a number of local dignitaries for a Reception and Capability Demonstration and the evening ended with the Royal Navy’s traditional ceremonial sunset.In addition 31 members of the local Combined Cadet Force were welcomed on board on Saturday for a tour of the warship; a new experience for many of the cadets.Lancaster will leave Grand Cayman knowing she is better prepared to conduct disaster relief and conduct counter narcotic operations whilst she is in the region.In addition, it has provided the sailors with an excellent opportunity to explore a far off part of the UK and take in some of the local wonders and culture, with ‘sting ray city’ being a highlight for many of the sailors.[mappress]Press Release, June 26, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Cayman Islands View post tag: Hurricane Training & Education View post tag: Reassurancecenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Type 23 frigates Back to overview,Home naval-today Cayman Islands: Lancaster Provides Reassurance ahead of Hurricane Season View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval View post tag: ahead Share this articlelast_img read more

HMAS Creswell Sees Naval Officers Graduate Initial Training

first_img View post tag: News by topic HMAS Creswell Sees Naval Officers Graduate Initial Training View post tag: sees View post tag: Initial View post tag: Asia-Pacific December 5, 2014 View post tag: Training Forty-nine naval officers graduated initial training yesterday during a formal passing out parade for New Entry Officers’ Course 51 at the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett reviewed the parade which was the culmination of 20 weeks’ training in leadership, communication and naval disciplines.The graduates shared the traditional naval ceremony with friends and family, marking their achievements, before proceeding to specialist training.Chief of Navy said the biannual parade steeped in tradition marked an important step towards Navy’s future:This is a significant day for these men and women, their families and Navy-the skills they have learnt at Creswell will serve them well, as they in turn serve as officers in the Royal Australian Navy.The graduates aged from 18 to 44 will now take on roles as professional mariners, logistics and warfare specialists, engineers and aviators as well as intelligence and nursing officers.HMAS Creswell, situated on the shores of Jervis Bay, was first utilised for naval officer training almost a century ago and conducts initial training for reserve and full-time officers, and ongoing professional development for officers and senior sailors.[mappress mapid=”14626″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Australia View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Officers View post tag: HMAS Creswell Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Creswell Sees Naval Officers Graduate Initial Training View post tag: Graduatelast_img read more

Communication Studies Lecturer Pool

first_imgMA. Degree in Communication Studies or related field.Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which theindividual is assigned.Ability to teach and evaluate adult learners. Evidence ofsatisfactory achievement in previous academic work.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivityto the educational goals of a multicultural population as mighthave been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching andother comparable experience. Department SummaryThe Department ofCommunication Studies teaches undergraduate and graduatecourses in communication rooted in theoretical frameworks, researchmethods, and practical application. COMM Studies offers a with more than 800 majors, an M.A. degree with more than 30students, and multiple minors. COMM Studies offers a substantialnumber of GE courses including COMM 20, Public Speaking and COMM100W, Writing Workshop.Brief Description of DutiesTeach lower division GE courses in Communication Studies such asCOMM 10: Interpersonal Communication; COMM 20: Public Speaking;COMM 20N: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers; COMM 21:Performing Culture and Society; COMM 40: Argumentation andAdvocacy; COMM 41: Critical Decision Making; COMM 45: Media andCulture; and COMM 74: Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication.With relevant education and experience, candidates may teach upperdivision GE such as COMM 100W: Writing Workshop, COMM 157SL:Community Action/Community Service, COMM 174: InterculturalCommunication, COMM 179: Global Media and Resistance. With aterminal degree or relevant professional expertise, candidates mayteach upper division major courses. This assignment enriches theundergraduate curriculum in both General Education and theCommunication Studies major, and provides instruction inspecialized areas not otherwise available to the University.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for theSJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must beanchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required Qualifications CVCover LetterStatement of Teaching Philosophy (optional)Statement of Expertise, including professional experience,courses you are qualified to teachList of References Preferred Qualifications Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To be commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents:center_img The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 05, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Terminal degree or professional experience relevant to upperdivision Communication Studies major courses. Continuing Open Positionlast_img read more

Devon venue to host busy student event

first_imgStudent and trainee bakers up and down the country are gearing up for the annual Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) conference, which takes place from 1-3 May 2009.The conference is being held at the TLH Leisure Resort in Torquay, Devon, and features a host of activities, as well as student bakery competitions and the AGM.The Friday night is Silly Hat Night, and there will be a buffet dinner, pub quiz and karaoke. Saturday will see the judging of the bakery competitions, as well as a ten-pin bowling competition, gala dinner and live band.The AGM will take place on Sunday, as well as the prize- giving, the ten-pin bowling final, a disco and a casino.Students can attend for an all-inclusive price of £75, and a maximum of two tutors can go for the price of one student.There are many cash prizes on offer for the various contests, including Calfornia Raisins’ competition, where a top prize of a £500 travel voucher is up for grabs. There are two categories – one for baking and one for confectionery – and students need to create innovative recipes using California Raisins, raisin paste or raisin juice concentrate. For more information contact [email protected] transport pick-ups are available from Leeds, Black- pool, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield and London.l To book tickets and rooms, please contact [email protected] read more

News story: Person trapped and dragged, Notting Hill Gate

first_imgThis item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its report describing this accident. See report 14/2018.,At about 16:00 hrs on Wednesday 31 January 2018, a passenger’s bag became trapped between the doors of a westbound train at Notting Hill Gate station on the Central line. The passenger was unable to free the bag, despite the assistance of others, nor could she let go of it. As the train began to move she was dragged along the platform and into the running tunnel beyond before the train stopped. The passenger, who was 78 years old, was seriously injured.Passengers on the train operated the emergency alarms and the train operator applied the brake. By the time the train came to a stand, six of its eight coaches were in the running tunnel. Emergency services and London Underground’s emergency response unit rescued the passenger from the space between the underside of the train and the tunnel wall and she was taken to hospital, where she is recovering.We have issued an appeal for witnesses to this accident. Were you at Notting Hill Gate station on 31 January? Did you witness this event or have any other information you consider relevant? If so, we would like to hear from you.Our investigation into the accident will determine the sequence of events. It will also include consideration of: the actions of the people involved the process of checking whether it is safe for a train to depart, including the equipment provided to enable the train operator to do this the door control and obstacle detection system the factors affecting the train operator’s task any underlying management factors Our investigation is independent of any investigation by the railway industry or by the industry’s regulator, the Office of Rail and Road.We will publish our findings, including any recommendations to improve safety, at the conclusion of our investigation. This report will be available on our website.You can subscribe to automated emails notifying you when we publish our reports.last_img read more

A new day

first_imgI’ll take any sign of Spring I can get. (Pat Blanchard)We are not leaving anytime soon! (Gil Riley)A little fluffed up red-breasted nuthatch, Wilton.(Jim Knox)Red hot Sumac! Wilton. (Jim Knox)A new day; it’s time to take time to reflect. Wilton. (Jim Knox)The snow pack outside the window. (Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin/New Sharon)Hanging Out (Jane Naliboff)Turkey Trot (Jane Naliboff)Crowing (Jane Naliboff)Morning Meeting (Jane Naliboff)Colorful Emotions (Jane Naliboff)last_img

Marco Benevento Takes Us On A Journey With New Live EP, “Woodstock Sessions” [Stream/Review]

first_imgThe venerable Marco Benevento has released his 7-song live Woodstock Sessions EP via Royal Potato Family and Woodstock Sessions today. The session was recorded in one take at Applehead Recording studio in Woodstock, NY in front of a live audience. Benevento, along with bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, performed a set that spanned the keyboardist’s entire solo catalog.The set starts off with three songs from his most recent studio album, The Story of Fred Short, including “Dropkick,” which sounds like a 50’s pop rock tune that could be heard on an old-school diner jukebox over a cheeseburger and some soda pop. The 22-minute opus “The Story of Fred Short” is a futuristic indie-sounding number, cut into various sections, that bears witness to a wild build segment of jamming from the trio, before making its way into a dance-inspired finale.“Bus Ride” from 2008’s Invisible Baby makes an appearance in the set with some heavy synth work from Benevento on keys, showcasing his masterful skills. He beseeches the crowd to “Make some noise….now or never” as the group goes into the 2014 track “At The Show” from Swift; never a boring moment at a live Benevento show. “Greenpoint” from 2010’s Between The Needles & Nightfall brings the album to a resounding close, finding some beautiful interplay between each member of the group. As always, Benevento and company take you on an incredible journey, and the Woodstock Sessions EP is keeps in that tradition.The album is currently streaming in full on Spotify, and you can take a listen below:last_img read more

UK’s Johnson ‘improving’ as he fights COVID-19 in intensive care

first_imgBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in intensive care battling COVID-19.Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday evening with a persistent high temperature and cough and was transferred to intensive care on Monday.The 55-year-old British leader, who tested positive for the new coronavirus nearly two weeks ago, has received oxygen support but has not been put on a ventilator. Topics : “The latest from the hospital is that the prime minister remains in intensive care where his condition is improving,” Sunak said at a daily government coronavirus news conference.”I can also tell you that he has been sitting up in bed and been engaging positively with the clinical team.”Johnson’s designated deputy, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, said earlier the prime minister would soon be back at the helm.The United Kingdom’s total hospital deaths from COVID-19 has risen by a daily record of 938 to 7,097 as of 1600 GMT on April 7.center_img But the number of new infections and hospital admissions in Britain was beginning to show signs of flattening, Stephen Powis, medical director of the National Health Service, told the news conference.While Johnson was out of action, the country was entering what scientists said was the deadliest phase of the outbreak and the government was grappling with the question of when to lift the lockdown.”We are beginning to see the benefits I believe but the really critical thing is that we have to continue following instructions – we have to continue following social distancing, because if we don’t the virus will start to spread again,” said Powis.In the latest of a raft of measures to rescue the economy and society from the worst effects of the crisis, Sunak announced an extra 750 million pounds ($930 million) of funding for charities so that they could continue their work.He also said Raab would chair a government emergency response meeting, known as Cobra, on Thursday to discuss how to deal with a review of lockdown measures in Johnson’s absence.”We committed that there would be a review in and around three weeks [from the start of the lockdown]. That review will be based on the evidence and the data provided by SAGE,” said Sunak, referring to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies. last_img read more

Arteta sends message to Arsenal board over Aubameyang’s contract

first_imgArsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is out of contract at the Emirates in 2021, and the Gunners face potentially being forced to sell him this summer Loading… Last week, Arteta insisted “I completely trust them [the club]” with regards the Aubameyang situation. But speaking on Thursday, ahead of the Gunners’ London derby against West Ham this weekend, the Spaniard once more made clear his thoughts. “We will have to do that [sort out his deal] before the end of the season,” said Arteta. Aubameyang missed Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Portsmouth on Monday, having scored a fine overhead kick – his 20th of the season – in the Europa League loss to Olympiacos last Thursday. However, that fine strike was overshadowed by a miss at the death, the Gabonese hitman firing wide a guilt-edged opportunity from six yards which would have sent his side into the next round. But Arteta insists that, after a few days reflection, Aubameyang is back ready to fire this weekend. Read Also:Cole:Aubameyang needs to leave Arsenal “He was down and felt responsible about what happened [vs Olympiacos],” he added. “We need him happy and smiling and that’s what he’s been these few days.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best Car Manufacturers In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To KnowA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World Mikel Arteta has told Arsenal’s board to do whatever it takes to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club this summer. The former Borussia Dortmund striker, in a situation reminiscent of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates, is out of contract in 2021, leaving his future up in the air. Aubameyang, 30, is desperate to play Champions League football, and under Unai Emery contract negotiations were ended. But Aubameyang has been outstanding under Arteta, showing his importance to the club with his goals and also operating selflessly from the left side. Additionally, he also made clear how much he is embracing the new direction in which the club is heading the head coach, working relentlessly both in attack and defence and leading by example. Arsenal are keen to keep Aubameyang, but his contract situation leaves them in an awkward predicament – although club chiefs are now increasing their push.last_img read more

Neymar, Di Maria, Paredes ‘test positive for coronavirus’

first_imgNeymar has tested positive for Covid-19 alongside Paris Saint-Germain team-mates Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes. According to L’Equipe, they are the three unnamed players the club revealed had contracted the virus today. Neymar and Paredes have been holidaying on the party island Ibiza and the news plunges the club in crisis just eight days out from their first game of the season. The French champs have had an extended rest after they made it to the Champions League final in Lisbon. The Ligue 1 season started on August 21 but PSG is not due to play until they travel to Lens on Thursday, September 10. But that fixture could now be in jeopardy, with players to be tested regularly in the coming days. The Premier League has also been rocked by a surge of Covid-19 cases thought to be related to players jetting off on holiday in the short break between seasons.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksAmazing Bridal Looks From Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Irresistibly Beautiful Asian Actresses9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Docenter_img read also:Neymar, Nike end romance after 15 years The English top-flight was hit by 14 mystery cases at 12 pre-season camps. And the start of the 2020-21 season was thrown further into doubt as Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Spurs ace Tanguy Ndombele tested positive for the virus. Eight Chelsea players were also forced to stay home after either testing positive or have been in close contact with those who have caught coronavirus. England internationals Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, and American star Christian Pulisic were all house-bound. And Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Emerson, and Michy Batshuayi also faced a period of self-isolation. Most recently, Wolves winger Adama Traore had to pull out of Spain duty after a positive test result scuppered his chance of a first cap. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more