May 10, 2021

Japanese CMF vessel Suzunami aids yacht in Red Sea

first_img Share this article View post tag: JDS Suzunami February 23, 2016 View post tag: combined maritime forces Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151) vessel Suzunami of the Japanese Navy recently provided help to a yacht during a storm in the Red Sea.The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) informed CTF151 that a British flagged sailing yacht was in distress during bad weather in the area. The vessel, Milashka, which had 6 Russian crew members on board, had sustained damage to its sail and was low on fuel.Under the direction of CTF151, CMF asset Japanese Ship Suzunami sent out its helicopter to locate the vessel in distress. Having located Milashka, CTF151 and the UKMTO coordinated a rescue with Djiboutian authorities who sent out a Coast Guard vessel to escort the yacht back to port in Djibouti. View post tag: Combined Task Force 151 Japanese Combined Maritime Force vessel Suzunami aids yacht in Red Sea Back to overview,Home naval-today Japanese Combined Maritime Force vessel Suzunami aids yacht in Red Sea Authoritieslast_img read more

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Bod showcases Bible

first_imgThe Bod will exhibit King James’ Bible between 22nd April and 4th September.The third and definitive English translation of the Bible was commissioned by King James I of England at the recommendation of John Rainolds, President of Corpus Christi College.The exhibition is entitled ‘Manifold Greatness: Oxford and the Making of the King James Bible’, and commemorates the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible.Dr. Diarmaid MacCulloch, a member of the Theology faculty commented, “It’s good that the Bodleian and the University have decided to show how important was Oxford’s part in creating the King James Bible because it is a book of worldwide significance in its own right, not just because of the fact that it is a version of the Bible.”last_img read more

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Nutty Tarts expands business with Waitrose

first_imgCambridgeshire bakery Nutty Tarts is increasing its distribution to Waitrose stores and is planning to expand into London.The business currently supplies around 40 sites, including 23 Waitrose outlets, in the area, as well as the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street, London.Nutty Tarts met with Waitrose representatives earlier this month to discuss rolling its products out across more stores nationally. “The meeting went really well, so we are going to crack on with that,” said managing director Deborah Armiger. “We need to change a couple of products so they are suitable for the national market rather than the regional. This will involve possibly taking out some of the shorter shelf-life products as we will be going for national distribution into Waitrose’s distribution centre and products will need a good shelf-life.”We will be working on that in the next couple of months and some products are already in manufacturing.” The companies are in discussion to see how many more sites the products will go into.London focus“We also want to focus on increasing our business in London,” said Armiger.The company launched individually-wrapped products last month in its Essence range, comprising carrot cake, cherry and almond cake, spicy sultana slice, Black Forest cake, and toffee, walnut and date cake. The range has opened the way to target establishments from hotels and shops to universities and schools.“We are passionate about baking in small batches as we are not mass producers. We have the distribution process in place and supply universities, coffee shops and food supply companies, as well as posting to consumers.Nutty Tarts is also extending its gluten-free range by demand, which currently includes a chocolate brownie and a lemon drizzle cake, which is also dairy-free.last_img read more

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Takeaway collection unveiled by French baker Ladurée

first_imgFrench bakery producer Ladurée has re-designed its menu for take-away with new deserts and signature dishes.Using seasonal ingredients and fusing French, international and British flavours, the collection contains a variety of sweet and savoury lines.The international and French offer include Classic Avocado Toast (£11), Salmon Avocado Toast with Brioche (£14), French Toast served with maple syrup (£8) and a Fleur De Soleil Macaron Gift Box (£20 for a box of seven).Its British classics comprise a Nuage Brownie (£6.50), Carrot Cake (£6) and Cream Tea package (£20 for two) with freshly baked signature scones, strawberry jam, two macarons and a tea bag.The Cream Tea Package is available to order every day from its newly re-opened Covent Garden and Burlington Arcade sites. The To-Go collection is available now from its Covent Garden site for pre-order, call-and-collect and via the delivery app Supper.In the coming weeks, the To-Go products will be available via Deliveroo and UberEats.last_img read more

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Midnight North Leads CSNY Tribute At Brooklyn Bowl With Phil Lesh In Attendance [A Gallery]

first_imgMidnight North played a rocking tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young with Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger at the Brooklyn Bowl last night. Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh was in attendance, supporting his son Grahame Lesh, who plays guitar and sings in the San Francisco-based Americana-rock band. Lesh didn’t play, but he did enjoy watching on as the band slayed the stage with their high energy and impressive takes on the classic tunes of CSNY. The Bowl was certainly treated to an exciting night, as Lesh posed for pictures with fans after the truly amazing night of music. Check out some fan-shot footage from the “Brooklyn is CSNY” event, and enjoy the full gallery below:Judy Blue Eyes Load remaining images Everybody I Love YouPhotos courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein:last_img read more

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Peace Corps veteran reflects on time in Thailand

first_imgIn 1961, the senior class of St. Francis Xavier University sat in their gaps and gowns and listened to President John F. Kennedy state he was going to start an organization that would send young volunteers overseas to help other people.  Roger Parent, author of the newly released “The Making of a Peace Corps Volunteer: From Maine to Thailand”, was among the graduates that day, and said he was incredibly struck by President Kennedy’s new proposal. On Thursday, Parent held a book-signing in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore to promote his new book.  “I thought to myself, ‘Hey, I want to do that,’” Parent said. “So I wrote President Kennedy a letter right away and I said I want to be a part of this thing that you have started. Well, lo and behold, six months later I was invited to be a part of the Peace Corps in Thailand.”  Parent said he was a part of the first group of Peace Corps volunteers who were sent to Thailand in 1961. The group volunteered until 1963, he said.  Parent said is originally from French-Speaking Lille, Maine where he learned English as a second language.  “They probably thought that [attending college] in a foreign country would be an asset,” Parent said. “But what I don’t think they understood is that I grew up a couple thousand yards from the Canadian boarder.”  While in Thailand, Parent said he taught locals about carpentry and the English language.   “I was teaching Thai people to speak English with a French accent,” he said.  When his services ended in 1963, Parent said he explored options for Peace Corps returnees in the states.  “[The Peace Corps] is what brought me to the University of Notre Dame,” Parent said. “Father Ted Hesburgh had a Return Peace Corps Scholarship and since I was one of the first Peace Corps volunteers to go to the Peace Corps and get out, it had to go to somebody.”  Parent used his scholarship to receive a master of education degree from Notre Dame in 1967. After receiving his degree, Parent said he and his family decided to stay in South Bend, where he served as a city councilman from 1972 to 1979 and served as mayor from 1980 to 1987.  “It turned out South Bend was a great place for me”, said Parent. “I got accepted in the community really early here … I joke that I thought I would live on the east coast or the west coast and ended up living on the west coast of Lake Michigan.” Parent said his experience serving as a Peace Corps volunteer helped him to become a better politician. “In the Peace Corps I had to put myself in someone else’s shoes … when I got elected mayor I had some experience doing that,” Parent said. “As a politician you always have to try to figure out what people are thinking.” Overall, Parent said the Peace Corps taught him much about life and he said he would recommend it to anyone.  “We are never called ‘former Peace Corps Volunteers.’ Once a Peace Corps Volunteer always a Peace Corps Volunteer,” Parent said. Contact Wendy Hatch at [email protected]last_img read more

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Students urge senators to vote no on Brett Kavanaugh nomination in call-in event

first_imgBefore the United States Senate voted Saturday to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, student activists gathered at Geddes Hall on Friday to call swing-state senators and convince them to vote “no” to Kavanaugh’s nomination.Junior Emilia McManus said the #cancelKavanaugh event was initiated by a group of students with no formal affiliations who simply felt the urge to come together and organize a call-in.“For the most part we stand for Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford, but at the same time we welcome students who have different viewpoints under the circumstances,” McManus said. “Putting someone in a position of immense power like Brett Kavanaugh is something we have to take very seriously. … It’s important we consider [the facts] and contact our senators to do our civic duty.”McManus said it is unfortunate how strongly the polarization of the country is contributing to the nomination process.“This is an appointment for life,” McManus said. “… The position of the Supreme Court justice is not supposed to be based on political affiliation, it’s supposed to be based on choosing a person who can fairly interpret the Constitution.”McManus said both testimonies were emotional experiences and, at times difficult, to watch. She said she still felt the testimonies were essential to watch in order to be as informed as possible.Junior Elizabeth Boyle — who also helped organize the event — said she was amazed by Ford’s bravery after watching and listening to her testimony.“I remember watching Dr. Ford’s testimony and just getting absolute chills,” Boyle said. “Seeing her put herself and her story out there in order to better the lives of other survivors is absolutely incredible. … The disconnect and the dichotomy between the calming, brave nature of Dr. Ford and the often scattered, angry temperament of Judge Kavanaugh really stuck out.”Senior Olivia De Sonne Ammaccapane said she called over a hundred people on Friday, urging them to call their senators.  “I think its really important that we start believing sexual assault survivors,” she said. “There’s such a tiny percentage of people who go through the trouble of accusing someone already and we need to believe them.”McManus said regardless of a student’s motivations, she wanted people to understand they can take action. The event as not just targeted to those who opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination, she said.“We had a student who stopped by earlier who is in favor of Kavanaugh,” she said. “We had a very productive discussion; he shared his viewpoint, we shared ours, and I think that’s important.”Boyle encouraged students to be engaged in the political climate of the country because students have the ability to make a difference by bringing their unique voices to issues.“We’re at such an interesting point in the U.S. where a lot of the policies coming out of the current administration are so disruptive to human dignity and human rights,” Boyle said. “We should be plugged into immigration debate and the DACA debate — we have to know what’s going on because we have an obligation to act.”McManus said with the opportunities students at Notre Dame possess, they should do their best to stay informed.“I think student activism is tremendously important,” McManus said. “We have the power to vote, we are given an immense amount of freedom and we need to voice our opinions.”Tags: #cancelKavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, call-in, senators, student activism, Supreme Courtlast_img read more

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Annaleigh Ashford Cast in CBS Comedy Pilot Super Clyde

first_imgAfter making sugary love dreams in You Can’t Take It With You, Annaleigh Ashford is heading back to the small screen. The Tony nominee and Audience Choice Award winner has been cast in the CBS pilot Super Clyde, according to Deadline.The single-camera comedy stars Charlie McDermott as Clyde, a fast-food worker with dreams of becoming a super hero. Ashford takes on the role of Britney, the girlfriend of Clyde’s older brother.Ashford most recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of You Can’t Take It With You. She received a Tony nomination in 2013 for her performance as Lauren in Kinky Boots. Her additional Great White Way credits include Hair, Legally Blonde and Wicked. On screen, Ashford has appeared in Masters of Sex, Sex and the City, Top Five and Smash.Among the other Great White Way favorites attached to pilots this season are Andy Mientus in CBS’s LFE, Laura Benanti in CBS’ Supergirl, Skylar Astin in an untitled basketball-themed pilot from ABC, Condola Rashad in the Showtime pilot Billions, Anika Noni Rose in For Justice from CBS and On the Twentieth Century’s Peter Gallagher in the Weezer-based pilot Detour by Fox. View Commentslast_img read more

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Korea sets 42% renewable energy target by 2034

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Korea Herald:Renewable energy will take up nearly 42 percent of South Korea’s power generation capacity by 2034, according to a blueprint for the national energy mix unveiled Tuesday.The final draft of the Ninth Basic Plan for Electricity Supply and Demand for the years 2020-2034, drawn up and released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, reaffirms President Moon Jae-in’s commitment to move away from nuclear power and toward renewables.While the country’s electricity generation capacity is projected to surge to 185.3 gigawatts by 2034, from 120.5 gigawatts this year, renewables will account for 41.9 percent followed by liquefied natural gas at 31.8 percent and coal at 15.6 percent. Nuclear power is projected to provide 10.4 percent.That represents a major change in the energy mix, which currently depends on coal. Last year, coal, LNG and nuclear power were the mainstay of electricity generation in Korea, contributing 40.4 percent, 25.9 percent and 25.6 percent, respectively. Renewables made up just 6.5 percent of total electricity production.In detail, the plan envisions the shutdown of 30 coal-fired power plants by 2034, which will have reached their operational lifetime limit of 30 years by then. To ensure a stable electricity supply, 24 of the facilities will be turned into liquefied natural gas power plants.To compensate for the smaller numbers of coal-fired plants and nuclear plants, the government will roll out renewable energy generation facilities with a combined capacity of 77.8 gigawatts by 2034, almost quadruple the current 20.1 gigawatts. Though the government’s midterm goal was to increase Korea’s capacity for solar and wind power to 29.9 gigawatts by 2025, the target has been adjusted to 42.7 gigawatts, as President Moon Jae-in’s Green New Deal initiative is expected to add an additional 12.8 gigawatts.[Kim Byung-wook]More: Korea to quadruple renewable power by 2034, downsize nuclear, coal Korea sets 42% renewable energy target by 2034last_img read more

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Changing of the Seasons

first_img red fall leaves photo courtesy of Eric Albitz, Photo courtesy of Eric Albitz, ericalbitzphotography.comArguably one of the most beautiful times of year, fall is finally upon us. The leaves have begun to adorn their autumn colors, the sun sinks away earlier and earlier each night, and suddenly, the morning air is accompanied with a sweater appropriate chill.What a great time of year to go out and explore, to go to bed early, and to find different ways to stay warm. There is no better feeling to me then staying warm amongst crisp autumn temperatures. It seems impossible during those hot summer memories to cool down, to let your temperature drop, you couldn’t escape the heat. But the fall is different. Add more layers, eat a hearty meal, or get that blood pumping; there is a multitude of ways to stay warm during the fall.Something just feels right about the way long-sleeves fit in October. Walking out to the vibrant orange and yellow atmosphere, feeling the cold not at your skin, but stopped short by added layers. It’s almost like your outsmarting the system, like your fighting a small battle against Mother Nature and coming out victorious. Throw on the forgotten cold-weather cap and you are conqueror of this universe. The reason your room seems so cold in the morning is because you have stayed warm under the covers all night. Fall is here and you are ready.Besides adorning feathered clothing, a different inclination of humans can also be attributed to the dropping temperatures, a natural instinct engraved into our genes; the penchant for body heat. Never in the summer is hanging out in cramped conditions a necessarily joyous event. But come the long nights and cold temperatures of the fall, gatherings of people can be found packed into the kitchen, the family room, and all together in an effort to keep the cold away with a collective warmth.It can be strange at first, stepping outside and not immediately drowning in sweat, the new colors are nearly blinding with their brilliance, and the world you once knew has shed its skin to reveal a new kind of beauty. Unarguably one of the best times of year to go out and explore; fall is the season to stay nice and warm.-BDL fall colorscenter_img fall on the mountain photo courtesy of Eric Albitz, ericalbitzphotography.comlast_img read more

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