May 10, 2021

Canada’s HMCS Harry DeWolf enters water

first_img Canada’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel enters water View post tag: Irving Shipbuilding Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel enters water September 17, 2018 Authorities Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding launched the Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, in a ceremony on September 15.At 103 meters and 6,615 tons, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years, according to the shipbuilder.The ship was transitioned from a land level facility to a submersible barge on Sept. 14, 2018, and launched in the Bedford Basin a day later.The ship is now pier side at Halifax Shipyard where shipbuilders will continue working to prepare the ship for sea trials in 2019. HMCS Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be turned over to the Royal Canadian Navy in summer 2019.HMCS Harry DeWolf can carry a crew of up to 65 people, plus an additional 22 to support an enhanced naval boarding party, army troops, special operations forces and other government departments to support science and research. It also carries a helicopter, up to six sea containers, and up to seven small boats.The sealift capability, sea-to-shore connectors, additional personnel capacity, and ability to carry mission-specific supplies and resources also make it a superior platform for humanitarian and disaster relief missions.Construction of the second and third ships, the future HMCS Margaret Brooke and Max Bernays, are well underway at Halifax Shipyard. Later this month, the first two major sections of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke will be moved outside.The National Shipbuilding Strategy was created to replace the current surface fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. Irving Shipbuilding was selected to construct the Royal Canadian Navy’s future combatant fleet—Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels followed by Canadian Surface Combatants.An initial block of six vessels was ordered by the RCN in January 2015 under a CAD$2.3 billion contract.center_img View post tag: AOPS Share this article View post tag: HMCS Harry DeWolf View post tag: Royal Canadian Navylast_img read more

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English Department Adjunct Position

first_imgPosition TitleEnglish Department Adjunct Position This position involves teaching responsibilities in theundergraduate areas of English Composition. Strong candidates willdemonstrate confirmation of teaching effectiveness, exceptionaloral and written communication skills. Position Summary A terminal degree in the field is preferred, although candidateswith a master’s degree who are working toward a terminal degree orhave significant experience in the field, may be considered.Candidates must embrace the mission of California BaptistUniversity and demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitmentto, excellence in teaching through the integration of the Christianfaith and learning. If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Posting Details * Are you a Christian?YesNo Qualifications California Baptist University’s Department of Modern Languages& Literature invites applicants for a part-time, adjunctposition in English.center_img Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6068 Teaching Responsibilities State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo Nondiscrimination Statement Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayOptional DocumentsResumeCover LetterCurriculum VitaeLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3Unofficial Transcriptlast_img read more

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EVANSVILLE POLICE MERIT COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA FOR TODAY

first_imgOfficer Eli Hellmer, Badge Number 1481, resigned effective September 30, 2019 after serving 2 months and 22 days. RESIGNATION: 19-13819-171 The executive session and hearing are closed as provided by: REMINDERS:  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2019 at 4:00pm.   CALL TO ORDER Sergeant Brian Talsma reports on officers in SWILEA.Sergeant Steve Kleeman reports on officers in Field Training Program. Officer Joey Weigant, Badge Number 1201, retired effective October 1, 2019 after serving 23 years and 14 days. August 12, 2019  (Scott and Hamilton)September 9, 2019  (Cook and Hamilton)September 23, 2019  (Cook and Scott) APPROVAL OF CLAIMS PROBATIONARY OFFICER UPDATE: OPEN SESSION:center_img RETIREMENT: An executive session and a closed hearing will be held prior to the open session. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: APPLICANTS: EVANSVILLE POLICE MERIT COMMISSION MEETING AGENDAMonday, October 14, 20194:00 p.m.  Room 307, Civic Center ComplexEXECUTIVE SESSION: I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(5): To receive information about and interview prospective employees.I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(6)(A): With respect to any individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction to receive information concerning the individual’s alleged misconduct.I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(9): To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.  This subdivision does not apply to a discussion of the salary, compensation, or benefits of employees during a budget process. APPLICANT PROCESS: ACKNOWLEDGE GUESTS Discussion of proposed selection process and merit ordinance changes. ADJOURNMENTFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Summer Study Committees Lead To Mixed Results

first_imgBy Abrahm HurtTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS— A summer study committee spent hours last year examining Indiana’s alcohol laws and one of its recommendations, sell booze on Sundays, became law.But the committee’s recommendations alone didn’t deliver the votes in the General Assembly needed for the Sunday sales bill. An agreement between two powerful lobbying groups,the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers and the Indiana Retail Council, provided the push to change the law.“I think certainly, thanks to our efforts, we were certainly able to raise its visibility,” Grant Monahan, president of the Indiana Retail Council, said. “I think that combined with the endorsement by the code revision committee and the agreement between us and the liquor stores all played a part.”Summer study committees tackle a range of complex and controversial issues, but often the recommendations lead nowhere. While some see the value of taking time to study difficult issues outside of a legislative session, to others it becomes a way for lawmakers to put off making hard decisions.Rep. Ed DeLaney, D-Indianapolis, said these committees are beneficial for long-term studies on topics like criminal justice reform but that does not always happen.“You can recommend a summer study committee in part maybe because it’s a tough issue and you don’t want to take a position, at least not now,” he said. “You can recommend it and if it actually gets to a summer committee you may have only postponed the discussion. Often times, however, as a sop, somebody will put something into a summer study committee, and it never gets granted.”This year, summer study committees will be examining issues that include sports wagering, the Department of Child Services and sexual harassment policies for legislators.The committees are often viewed as a tool for creating new legislation, but Dr. Laura Merrifield Wilson, professor of political science at the University of Indianapolis, said that has not been a recent trend.She said in the case of gerrymandering, they talked about the issue and discussed potential policy, but ultimately it did not really have an impact.“It gives legislators kind of this neat little way out where they can say, ‘Oh, but we talked about that issue,’ and they can tell constituents they’re discussing it,” she said. “Even though policy change has not actually occurred and discourse is not the same as legislation.”The head of last summer’s alcohol commission, former State Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield, said she thinks there is a real need for summer study committees to create recommendations.Former State Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield“During the session, things move so very quickly and you really don’t have time to get as much in depth and information that you need on a lot of issues,” she said. “If summer study committees are handled right and the chairman really digs deep, they can provide committee members with a lot of valuable information.”Gard was preparing for a second year of examining Indiana’s alcohol laws when she was replaced Wednesday with former state Rep. Bill Davis, R-Portland. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, made the announcement Wednesday, giving no reason for the decision, except to say that Davis would prove to be a strong leader.The recommendations from study committees sometimes lead nowhere.Julia Vaughn of Common Cause Indiana was hopeful that the commission addressing the issue of gerrymandered legislative districts would lead to redistricting reform. The panel, led by a retired state Supreme Court justice, developed recommendations that were quickly shot down in the General Assembly.In February, for the second year in a row, Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, killed a redistricting reform bill that would have established redistricting standards for congressional and state legislative districts.Smith said the topic needed more time and study, while fellow Republicans cited the pending lawsuits at the Supreme Court as reasons not to act on the legislation.A year earlier, Smith refused to hold a vote on a bill that would have created a nonpartisan redistricting commission to redraw state and congressional districts. Then, too, he said the issue needed more study.“I think the subject has been vetted as deeply as it can be, but Rep. Smith is opposed to considering any redistricting reform, and he offered that as an excuse,” said Ted Boehm, the former Supreme Court justice who chaired the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting in 2016.Smith’s communications staff did not respond to a request for an interview.Boehm said he is generally skeptical of summer studies, but he said the redistricting commission was an unusual case.“It was essentially really composed of people who might actually come up with a reasonable report from a balanced point of view,” he said. “But in this General Assembly, those things aren’t going to get anywhere because the General Assembly is pretty skewed heavily in favor of essentially non-centrist positions.”“I’ve been around the Statehouse working as a lobbyist since the mid-1980s and I do think that in earlier years these recommendations carried more weight,” Vaughn said.Boehm said summer study committees can have real value such as research on health needs in various types of urban and rural environments.“I think they work if there really is an issue that requires extensive canvassing from experience in other states or some otherwise real research values to it,” Boehm said. “But sometimes they really want to study something that is essentially a policy question where most of the members of the General Assembly already know what they think about it.”Abrahm Hurt is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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BSB autumn conference

first_imgThe British Society of Baking’s Autumn conference is to be held on 6 and 7 October at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Binley, Coventry. The programme of events includes the Annual General Meeting on Monday 6 at 5pm. This will be followed by a drinks reception at 7.30pm and dinner at 8pm, where members will be treated to entertainment from the Coombe Abbey Shakespearian Actors Group.On Tuesday 7, the conference presentations begin with ‘A Family in Business’ by David Smart, Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery. Andrew Fuller from Muntons plc, Peter Jones from Speedibake and Pat Smyth, president, Irish Association of Master Bakers and managing director, Yeast Products Ltd, will also be among the speakers on the day.last_img read more

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As Trump prosecutor, delegate gets her say on impeachment

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Plaskett couldn’t cast a vote last month when the House impeached former President Donald Trump. But she can help prosecute him. The non-voting delegate from the Virgin Islands is among the impeachment managers selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to argue the case that Trump incited a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It’s an extraordinary moment that places Plaskett in the center of just the fourth impeachment trial of an American president. But there will also be a familiar dynamic when Plaskett walks into the Senate chamber, one that she’s experienced before. She’ll be one of the only Black women in the room.last_img read more

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Dining halls join meatless campaign

first_imgToday marks the second week of Notre Dame Food Services’ participation in Meatless Mondays, a nationwide campaign to encourage healthy, sustainable and cruelty-free dining. Lisa Wenzel, assistant director of catering and special events at Food Services, said the movement aims to offer a wider range of meatless options, which she hopes will give students exposure to both new foods and new ideas. The Monday Campaigns, a campaign that dedicates the first day of each week to health, and the Humane Society of the United States coordinated the movement, which is co-sponsored at Notre Dame by the Office of Sustainability. “The Humane Society actually approached us first about starting Meatless Mondays” Wenzel said. “They introduced us to the concept, and we really liked its educational benefits and its benefits for nutrition and sustainability.” While the dining halls will continue to serve meat on Mondays, consistent with other universities implementing the program, Wenzel said it is important that students learn about the nutritional and environmental advantages of eating less meat. These include decreased rates of heart disease, obesity and several types of cancer, as well as a reduced carbon footprint and of course the promotion of animal welfare. “You might not be worried [about the health risks] as students, but later in life, it’s good to be aware of,” Wenzel said. In order to keep the new options appealing to students, Wenzel said the dining halls would try to serve meatless versions of familiar dishes, such as fajitas and burgers, along with some unique ethnic options. “Last week we had vegetarian sliders, like veggie burgers and falafel burgers on a smaller scale, and people seemed to like them,” she said. “It’s all about having something you like and enjoying it without meat.” Some meatless dishes in store at the dining halls today include portabella fajitas, along with goat cheese and asparagus pasta, quinoa rice corn cakes, savory vegetable pancakes and an Indian stew. In regards to the relationship between Meatless Mondays and the Catholic tradition of meatless Fridays, Wenzel said Monday was designated as the dining halls’ day to incorporate less meat because of the support from the national program. The Monday Campaigns organization promotes various movements to make Monday a day of increased commitment to health because, at the beginning of the week, it is a logical day for starting new habits and resolutions. Meatless Fridays in Lent would continue unchanged alongside Meatless Mondays next semester, Wenzel said.last_img read more

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Motown to Close Early on Broadway

first_img‘Motown the Musical'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Motown The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016 Related Showscenter_img View Comments Cue lonely teardrops. The Broadway return of Motown the Musical will end its limited engagement early. The jukebox musical will play its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on July 31, marking the end of the show’s first national tour. Performances began on July 12 and were scheduled to run through November 13.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown highlights over 50 hits from the record company’s catalogue. The show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent, including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.The current production features Chester Gregory as Berry Gordy, Allison Semmes as Diana Ross, Jesse Nager as Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye. Rounding out the company are J.J. Batteast, Leon Outlaw Jr., Nik Alexander, Erick Buckley, Chante Carmel, Chadaé, Lynorris Evans, Anissa Felix, Talya Groves, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., Trisha Jeffrey, Jamie LaVerdiere, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Loren Lott, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Krisha Marcano, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Ramone Owens, Olivia Puckett, Nicholas Ryan, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Doug Storm, Martina Sykes, Nik Walker and Galen J. Williams.last_img read more

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Congressional panel agrees to increase Irene emergency funding $150 million

first_imgA significant hurdle for Vermont getting more aid from the federal government for Tropical Storm Irene recovery was cleared yesterday. Congressional House and Senate conferees Monday afternoon agreed to extend and increase transportation funding in the wake of damage done to roads and bridges. Without the extra $150 million, Vermont would have to use regular transportation funds to pay for the emergency repairs, thus taking money away from ongoing tranportation needs. Governor Peter Shumlin has put Irene-related repair costs at $175-250 million. The Senate on November 1 approved a transportation budget bill that included the cost waivers included in the bill by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The vote on the bill in the Democratic Senate was 69 to 30. But the Repbulican House had not passed a similar amendment, so the language had to be approved by conferees on both sides to be included in the final bill. The final bill still needs general approval by the full House and Senate, which typically would go along with the conference committee; that action is expected by the end of the week. If approved, the bill would then go to President Obama to be signed into law. ‘This is outstanding news,” Representative Peter Welch said in a statement. “Vermonters have never complained about their tax dollars going to help others in the country caught up in a natural disaster, whether it be a hurricane on the Gulf Coast, tornadoes in the Midwest, or flooding along the Mississippi River.   ‘This time, Vermonters are in need. Across the state, we are working together to help ourselves, but we can’t do it alone. Today’s news means Vermont will get a much-needed helping hand from the rest of the country. ‘I am grateful that House Republican and Democratic leaders alike listened carefully and responded to the needs of Vermont ‘ proving that Congress can, in fact, work together to get the job done. My hope is that the efforts of the bipartisan Hurricane Irene Coalition will serve as a model for how we can accomplish difficult tasks in the future.” Governor Shumlin also applauded the news. He said the congressionial action likely will ensure up to that $250 million will be available in aid for repairing the state’s transportation infrastructure damaged by Irene. ‘I cannot overstate how critical this bill is to our state,” Shumlin said in a statement. “This is the difference between a financial calamity for Vermonters already facing tough times and our ability to now rebuild Vermont better than Irene found us, which I am bound and determined to accomplish. Vermont’s Congressional delegation fought hard to secure this aid.’Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) issued the following statement: ‘This is an important step toward providing Vermont the help it needs and deserves to rebuild roads and bridges washed out by Hurricane Irene.  I hope Congress will now finish its job this week so communities in Vermont and other states devastated by the flooding may continue their recovery.’Leahy worked to add $1.7 billion to the depleted Federal Highway Administration emergency fund, upon which Vermont will depend for help in repairing and rebuilding roads washed away or damaged by Irene-related flooding.  The emergency highway account is nearly empty. The negotiators agreed to:· Restore funding to the depleted FHA emergency fund to help states with infrastructure repair from the Tropical Storm;·  Remove a $100 million cap on federal assistance, enabling the state to receive aid from Washington for between $175 million to $250 million of repair costs depending upon the state-federal match for work, which has yet to be determined;·  Authorize 100 percent reimbursement for emergency repairs beyond the current limit of 180 days ‘ meaning projects that extend into the spring and beyond will be eligible for full coverage from Washington. Shumlin said the federal assistance will ensure Vermont can afford Irene-related repair work, building projects in a way that reduces the likelihood of future weather-related damage, as well as transportation projects already on the books and unrelated to storm damage. The negotiations also pave the way for heavy trucks to move off smaller state roads and instead use the Interstate highways, which will reduce damage on state and local roads. Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy‘Meeting Vermont’s Disaster Recovery Needs’Senate FloorTuesday, November 15, 2011″Mr. President, I would like to take some time now to talk about the positive impact next year’s Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill will have on my home state of Vermont ‘ particularly as we continue rebuilding from Hurricane Irene’s destructive forces back in August.  I commend Subcommittee Chair Patty Murray and Ranking Member Susan Collins for their hard work and dedication in ensuring that the final bill filed last night both provides appropriate funding for disaster relief accounts, and moves heavy truck traffic out of historic downtowns in Vermont and Maine.  As I have recounted here on the Senate Floor many times, Irene was devastating to our small state of Vermont.  Record rains and flash flooding simply washed away homes, farms, businesses, roads, and bridges all over the state.   Of all the body blows we suffered when Irene raked our state from border to border, repairing the damage to our roads, bridges and rail lines is one of our most urgent priorities.  The huge expense of mending our transportation network is well beyond the ability of a small state like ours.  As we tallied the destruction, it quickly became clear that Vermont will need far more federal help than is now in the pipeline.  The same can be said of other states ravaged by Irene.With many federal aid disaster programs underfunded, I am especially pleased that this bill contains $1.662 billion to replenish the Federal Highway Disaster Relief fund, which will help Vermont and other states rebuild their vital roadways and bridges.  These connections are crucial to distributing aid, rebuilding our economy and serving as the lifelines to small communities. In working with Governor Shumlin, Senator Sanders, Congressmen Welch, and community leaders across Vermont, it became clear right away that given the mammoth destruction of this storm, certain waivers were going to be needed to allow states to access these emergency funds without unnecessary burdens or delays.  Adjustments to this cap also have been made after other major natural disasters, like Hurricanes Katrina and Andrew and tornadoes in the South. I appreciate the inclusion of those waivers in the final bill.  They are essential to ensuring that Vermont can promptly begin work on emergency and permanent repairs sooner rather than later.  It is now the middle of November, and severe winter weather is right around the corner in Vermont, which will make these rebuilding efforts nearly impossible until the spring thaw next March or April. The bill also includes another high priority for Vermont ‘ moving heavy trucks off the state’s secondary roads and onto our Interstate highways.  Overweight truck traffic in our villages and downtowns poses a threat to the state’s infrastructure and an unnecessary safety risk to motorists and pedestrians.  The Leahy-Collins provision in this bill will end the steady parade of overweight trucks in Vermont and Maine from rumbling through our historic downtowns on small, narrow roads that come within a few feet of schools, houses, businesses, and town greens.  This provision also will help Vermont businesses and communities struggling even more right now because of the large number of state and local roads heavily damaged during the recent flooding disaster. Vermonters have continued to draw from their deep reservoirs of resiliency and resolve in the wake of Hurricane Irene.  This storm will enter the history books alongside the horrific floods of 1927 in our state.  The national government then also helped our state’s recovery, as it should.  We are the UNITED States of America.  The American people come together in times like this, just as Vermonters have always been among the helping hands extended to other states in their times of need.The progress this bill makes in helping Vermont and other states meet their urgent needs is a testament to the determination of many in this body who have been willing to set aside ideological tensions and partisan differences to accomplish the work that the American people expect from their Government.  I think we would all agree that we need more of that here in Washington these days.”last_img read more

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Keep credit union costs low and member service excellent

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicole Kellner-Swick and Matthew YoungAll Credit Unions are faced with the daunting challenge of providing exceptional member service to its members while keeping its costs low. One of the more frustrating and costly circumstances surrounding this concept involve members or third parties requesting documents from the Credit Union. These could be requests from your members to produce lost statements or past, issued checks. Or such requests could come from third parties, typically in the form of a subpoena, to produce a litany of information which can be time consuming and costly to produce, particularly to Credit Unions on the receiving end of such requests. What’s worse, failure to respond appropriately to such document requests can lead to a court imposing sanctions against the Credit Union and possibly even the requesting party’s attorney’s fees.While Credit Unions are acclimated to the concept of charging members for certain document requests, most don’t consider what cost can be imposed upon third parties requesting documents. Whether the requesting party is a government agency, litigant in a case, or a party to a divorce proceeding, these parties are required in most states to pay for the documents they are requesting, even with a valid subpoena.In Ohio, reimbursement to Credit Unions for assembling or providing financial records is addressed in the Ohio Administrative Code. In particular, Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 1301:9-2-12. A Credit Union can charge for search and processing costs, reproduction costs, transportation costs and the detail for the those costs is set forth in subsection (A). continue reading »last_img read more

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