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USS Arlington Finishes Supply Management Certification

first_imgInspectors from Afloat Training Group Mid-Atlantic (ATG) visited Arlington to conduct the assessment and grade the ship on its inventory, sanitization and proper equipment operation. After the three-day assessment, the scores were tallied with Arlington’s supply team receiving an overall score of 92.7 percent.The inspectors graded each of Supply department’s three divisions: general stores, food service, and sales. All divisions provide a service to the crew and contribute to the ship’s overall mission readiness, as well as its morale.The successful inspection makes Arlington eligible for the Blue “E” award, signifying excellence in supply.Arlington is the eighth ship in Navy’s San Antonio class of ships, designed to be the most survivable amphibious vessels. The vessel was commissioned in April 2013.[mappress]Press Release, October 15, 2014; Image: US Navy October 15, 2014 View post tag: Supply View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Arlington Finishes Supply Management Certification View post tag: Management View post tag: americas USS Arlington Finishes Supply Management Certification View post tag: finishescenter_img The crew of the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) completed a biennial Supply Management Certification (SMC) Oct. 8 while moored at its homeport at Naval Base Norfolk, Va. View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Arlington Authorities View post tag: certification Share this articlelast_img read more

Fendercare Marine Wins Supply Contract for UK Navy’s New OPVs

first_img View post tag: UK Navy View post tag: Fendercare Marine Authorities February 24, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Fendercare Marine Wins Supply Contract for UK Navy’s New OPVs View post tag: wins View post tag: contract Marine products and services supplier, Fendercare Marine, signed a contract with BAE Systems Naval Ships for three new River Class Batch 2 programme Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the UK Royal Navy.The contract consists of provision of rudder blades, rudder stocks, sleeves/liners for rudder stock, anchors, chain and deck equipment.Production of the new Offshore Patrol Vessels commenced in October 2014 at BAE Systems’ facility in Govan, Glasgow. The 90 metre OPV is based on a proven BAE Systems design which is already in service with the Brazilian Navy and Royal Thai Navy. Engineers at BAE Systems have modified the design, ensuring it meets the requirements of the Royal Navy in support of UK interests both at home and abroad.The new OPVs will include a modified flight deck capable of operating the latest Merlin helicopters, larger stores and more accommodation for embarked troops. The first of class is expected to be delivered to the Royal Navy in 2017, with Fendercare Marine due to complete their elements by the end of 2015.Image: BAE Systems View post tag: News by topic View post tag: europecenter_img View post tag: OPVs View post tag: New Share this article View post tag: BAe Systems View post tag: Navy View post tag: Supply Fendercare Marine Wins Supply Contract for UK Navy’s New OPVs View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Don’t Fall for Harvest Season Hazards

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind motorists to exercise caution on our county roadways as fall harvest season gets underway. “Our local farmers will be moving farm implements and other agricultural machinery along county roadways in order to access farm fields,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding. “Motorists should be prepared for machinery to enter a field from the roadway or exit a field onto the roadway.”Machinery that travels under 25 miles per hour is required to display a slow moving vehicle emblem (see Indiana Code 9-21-9). “Crashes can occur when a motorist fails to recognize that the machinery they are approaching is moving at a significantly slower speed than normal traffic,” said Sheriff Wedding. “The risk of making this miscalculation increases at night.” Sheriff Wedding also reminds motorists, “Don’t attempt to pass slow moving farm equipment unless it is safe and legal to do so.”October and November is breeding season for the white-tailed deer. Once corn starts being harvested, deer will lose their cover and begin moving across roadways frequently. Last year there were 210 crashes in Vanderburgh County that involved deer and 8 of those crashes resulted in injury. 93 of last year’s crashes that involved deer occured in October and November alone.“Traffic typically increases on our rural roadways during the fall, especially in areas known for agricultural tourism,” said Sheriff Wedding. Motorists are advised to slow down and watch for increased traffic in the area of Mayse Farm Market on N. Saint Joseph Ave and Goebel Farms on W. Boonville-New Harmony Rd.“With motorists and farmers sharing the responsibility of keeping our roadways safe this fall, there is no reason expect anything less that a successful harvest,” said Sheriff Wedding.Fall Harvest Safety Tips:Exercise caution and patience when approaching farm machinery.Farm machinery may enter the roadway at any time, so slow down if you see equipment traveling towards or adjacent to a roadway.Do not pass farm machinery unless it is safe and legal to do so.Farm machinery is typically not equipped with turn signals, so watch for unanticipated left turns and increase your following distance at night.Be aware of increased traffic at agricultural tourism locations.Watch for deer! If you spot one, then expect more to cross.last_img read more

Cathedral Arts Live Announces 2019-2020 Season

first_imgVisen means lullaby in Danish. Danish-American singer-songwriter Ari Jaye Alexander and award-winning jazz guitarist Cecil Alexander started performing and writing together while attending Berklee College of Music; eventually, Visen came into existence as Cecil would pair his intricate guitar compositions with Ari’s confessional songwriting. Their newest single “Counting Sheep“ came out at the end of August, reflecting a new, more romantic sound from the now husbandand wife duo. For more information:https://www.visenband.comAC Lincoln was born on the road to Jazz Duo Parents Kim Kalesti and Marion Cowings. With an affinity for rhythm and an innate ability to create it, at five years old AC began Tap Dancing in their shows.Sharing the stage at an early age with the great Tap Dancers “Hoofers” including Buster Brown, Jimmy Slyde, Chuck Green and Lon Chaney. Lincoln was immersed in the Jazz collective of musicians on the scene in NYC and the burgeoning sounds of 90’s Hip Hop and R&B blasting from the radio, leading him to develop his own sound.AC Lincoln has since performed as the featured tap dancer for Mercedes Ellington, Antoinette Montague, Danny Mixon, The Hot Sardines, Winard Harper & Jeli Posse as well as leading his own band. AC Lincoln’s electrifying performances continue to light up the stages of venues throughout NYC and the world.Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Hot food and cold beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit us online at cathedralartslive.org to purchase tickets.Now in its fifth season, Cathedral Arts Live aims to create a transcendent musical experience and strengthen our community by welcoming and celebrating a diverse group of artists, performers and audiences in our beautiful space.Cathedral Arts Live 2019-2020 SeasonOctober 18Winard HarperJazz propelled by a dynamic sense of Swing – from African roots to today.November 22Abbie GardnerAward-winning singer-songwriter plays a fiery dobro in an original mix of country, folk and bluegrass.January 17, 2020Walter Parks & Rob CurtoLegendary duo performs reels, spirituals and swamp blues for a soaring Americana sound.February 28, 2020UpstateAn adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock ‘n roll creates a ‘harmonic maelstrom’ of original sound.March 27, 2020Vicki Kristina BarcelonaPower trio of musical veterans rearranges songs of Tom Waits with inventive 3-part harmonies and virtuoso instrumentation.April 17, 2020ShoutHouseNYC musical collective presents ‘off the rails’ complex grooves, poetic hip-hop, high-octane vocals, and instrumental solos for a cutting-edge concert experience.About Cathedral Arts Live and Grace Church Van VorstThe oldest Episcopal church in Jersey City, Grace Church Van Vorst, founded in 1847, has a vibrant past and a promising future. In addition to being a welcoming and affirming home to a diverse set of congregants, Grace provides vital services to some of the most vulnerable citizens of Jersey City, offering a breakfast program to the hungry and a weekday program for seniors.Building on its reputation as a fulcrum for talented artists of all kinds in Jersey City, Grace Church Van Vorst launched Cathedral Arts Live as an extension of the already successful and vibrant Cathedral Arts Festival, founded in 1989.ContactsBayla Kallstrom, Managing Director Cathedral Arts Live, 201-892-1147, [email protected] Britt, Artistic Director, Music, 207-212-0231, coli[email protected] 1 / 4    2 / 4    3 / 4    4 / 4  Winard Harper ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 4    2 / 4    3 / 4    4 / 4  Winard Harper ❮ ❯center_img Cathedral Arts Live is thrilled to welcome celebrated jazz drummer Winard Harper to take the stage October 18 at 7 pm. Tap dancer AC Lincoln will join Harper on stage and singer-songwriter duo Visen will open the show.A virtuoso on the drum set and the balafon, the West African equivalent of the marimba, Harper is a sought-after collaborator at home and abroad. A hometown favorite in New York, Harper also has a devoted following in Jersey City, where he runs the “Meet the Artist” Series at Moore’s Lounge each Sunday. For more information: https://www.winardharperjazz.comlast_img read more

Deal for diabetic

first_imgA bakery assistant has reached a settlement with a bakery in Gloucestershire after she was dismissed because she was a diabetic.The Disability Rights Commision (DRC) took up the case of Elizabeth Morrison, 51, dismissed from the Emma’s Country Cakes plant in Coleford. Management at the firm told Morrison that there were safety concerns because she was working with machinery. But the DRC said there could be a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act and a cause for a case before an employment tribunal. So far, Emma’s Country Cakes has declined to commentlast_img read more

Consultation on sandwich allergen labelling launched

first_imgA consultation – which includes a proposal of making full ingredient listing mandatory on food prepared in shops – has been launched by the government.The Defra consultation follows the death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died in 2016 after eating a baguette bought at Pret A Manger. The dough in the baguette contained sesame, to which she was allergic. The coroner at her inquest said he would write to environment secretary Michael Gove, questioning allergen food labelling regulations.Under current regulations, there is no obligation for businesses to label allergens on foods prepared on the same premises as they are being sold. Companies are required to warn customers about allergy risks on signs and packaging or orally, usually meaning they are told to enquire themselves.The consultation proposes amendments to England’s Food Information Regulations 2014, and parallel regulations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales relating to allergen information for foods that are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) to the consumer on the same premises from which they are sold. The proposed options are:Promote best practice: There would be no change to the law, but businesses and consumers would be encouraged to review their knowledge, skills and actions to ensure a safer environment for consumers.Mandatory ‘ask the staff’ labels on packaging, with supporting information in writing: This option would require ‘ask the staff about allergens’ labels on all PPDS products. When asked about allergenic ingredients, staff would have to provide supporting information in writing before the food was purchased.Mandatory name of food and allergen labelling on packaging: This would require PPDS foods to have a label on the packaging to tell the consumer the name of the food and which of the 14 allergenic ingredients specified in law the product intentionally contains.Mandatory name of food and full ingredient list labelling, with allergens emphasised:  This would require PPDS foods to have a label naming the food and listing the full ingredients with allergens emphasised on the packaging. Labelling will include:the name of the foodthe list of ingredientsany of the 14 allergenic ingredients specified in law or processing aids derived from them used in the manufacture or preparation of a food and still present in the finished product, even if in an altered form, would be emphasised to stand out from the other ingredients in the list, for example in a bold typeface.Following the inquest into the death of Ednan-Laperouse, Pret pledged to list all ingredients, including allergens, on products that are freshly made in its kitchens. It has been trialling this in recent months.In response to news of the consultation, British Sandwich Association (BSA) director Jim Winship said labelling had downsides, as they tend to be inflexible and difficult to change if an ingredient runs out and another is substituted.%%Quote_46%% “We much prefer that customers ask, which encourages interaction with staff and means we can give them a comprehensive written list of the ingredients in each product so that they can make the right decisions to suit them.”Winship added that the cost of the equipment needed to label every sandwich, and the time needed to write the labelling programs, print and attach each label, would put small businesses under enormous pressure.“Indeed, some have already told us that it would be likely to put them out of business,” he said.Charity Allergy UK welcomed announcement of the consultation, pointing out that about ten people die every year from food-induced anaphylaxis, and that some of the 1,500 asthma deaths a year might be triggered by food allergy.“At Allergy UK we believe that, whilst those living with allergies must be vigilant on their own behalf, the broader food industry needs to do more than just the bare minimum when it comes to catering for the allergic community,” said Allergy UK CEO Carla Jones.“We encourage all those living with allergies to engage with this consultation to ensure their views on this important issue are heard.”The consultation ends on 29 March.last_img read more

Transfer ‘ensemble,’ Port-au-Prince

first_imgTransporting patients from one location to another in post-quake Haiti can be a complicated task; often involving barriers of logistics, distance, and language. Sometimes the greatest challenge is a ticking clock.last_img

JPS Launching Committee To Hear Community Feedback On Red Raider Logo

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public School’s is looking to hear the community’s feedback following calls to change the Red Raider logo.Newly appointed Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker released the following statement Monday afternoon:Given today’s climate and the important issues revolving around equity, it is vital that our community knows that we hear their concerns regarding the JHS logo, imagery and name. The voicing of these concerns creates an opportunity for JPS to hear, and work to understand, all points of view on the issues raised. It is also an invaluable educational lesson for our children to see our community come together to collaboratively work through an issue of community concern.JPS is launching a community conversation regarding this issue. We have formed a committee of students, parents, staff and community members to hear stakeholder feedback. We are committed to seeing this process through.  The subsequent introduction of legislation regarding this issue does not change our goal – to hear all sides of the issue and collaborate on a solution as a community. As the logo and name have been a long-standing tradition at JHS, this cannot be an overnight solution. We hope by talking about concerns and viewpoints in a committee format, we will find a way to bridge understanding and create an outcome that will make everyone feel heard in the process. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Hello, i am a student from jhs and i think this is ridiculous. First of all i know what is happening with the blm and its scary, it is, but that doesnt mean that “red raiders” is a recial thing just because it has an indian. We take pride in who we are and the people who came before us , and changing the name that stayed there as long as my family and i remember. My dad went to t his same highschool and loved it too!! It will happen just luke the jamestown team name, jamestown skunks?! Are you kidding me!!! Imagine the name or mascot will be for the high school! Hell maybe it will be worse!!!! JHS has a right to keep its name and i dont care who is against me and for all of those out there who are students of this school or were, repeat after me: ONCE A RAIDER, ALWAYS A RAIDER!!!. GO RAIDERS!!!last_img read more

Farmer of the Year

first_imgAll successful farmers have the curiosity of a scientist in them. For John McCormick, Georgia’s 2016 Farmer of the Year, that curiosity has helped make his farm one of the most successful in the state. Every year, McCormick devotes part of his 1,000-acre row crop operation near Sylvania, Georgia, in Screven County to an experiment. A change in peanut row spacing this year, a new variety next year — each year he works to make his operation a little bit more efficient.Sometimes the experiments work and sometimes they don’t, but in total, they’ve helped him make the most of his land, and his progressive approach has earned him the recognition of Georgia’s farming community.“I didn’t know it all, I still don’t and I never will,” said McCormick, who’s been farming for 40 years. “If you wake up in the morning and you don’t have a goal, that’s when you’re in trouble.”He, his wife, Paula McCormick, their four sons and their families will travel to Moultrie, Georgia, next week for the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo to find out if he has won the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.For McCormick, who was nominated by Ray Hicks, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Screven County agent, winning the Southeastern Farmer of the Year award after farming for three decades would be nice, but like most farmers, he doesn’t do what he does for recognition.His goal has been to keep his farm going and profitable and to pass that farm to his four sons, one of whom — Josh McCormick — works with his father growing cotton, peanuts, soybeans and corn.“I guess you could say one could write a book on the reasons why I farm,” McCormick wrote in his application. “The love for the land, nature and for all the challenges farming brings each and every day are just a few of the reasons I chose farming for me and mFwiy family … Each day is different and situations arise that must be addressed in order to achieve success.“Over the years, McCormick has built his farming career by overcoming those challenging situations. He battled erosion by adopting conservation tillage practices, planted pine trees on his least productive acres and abandoned animal agriculture after losing his 100-sow swine herd to gastroenteritis.Currently he and Josh are working to maximize the production of the row crop land by using variable-rate irrigation and fertility monitoring equipment, he said. They’ve seen great advances with the addition of data-driven farming technologies and further improved varieties. But the McCormicks don’t adopt every new technology that comes along.“We’re going to test to see what works best on this farm because it may be different just 30 miles down the road,” he said. “We need to pick the products that are going to work for us.“Dating back to my childhood, I remember my father experimenting with new technologies such as drain tile, irrigation and swine farrowing house design,” he added. “For me, irrigation monitoring devices, corn, cotton, peanut, soybean and sillage test plots have always been performed.”McCormick and Hicks have worked together on many on-farm research projects over the years, and he’s proud to have played a hand in McCormick’s success, whether by providing the most recent research from UGA or by acting as a sounding board for new ideas.“John is one of my very progressive farmers,” Hicks said. “He is always looking at what will be efficient and profitable for his operation. He looks to UGA research for new ideas. It is an honor to have him as one of my producers in Screven County to and see him recognized for his practices.”For more information about how UGA Extension helps Georgia farmers build successful farms, visit extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

Board presented with a revised ‘sex with clients’ rule

first_img November 15, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Board presented with a revised ‘sex with clients’ rule Board presented with a revised ‘sex with clients’ rule Senior EditorA revised rule on attorneys having sex with clients and another amendment that attempts to define how lawyer costs should be billed to clients have been presented to the Board of Governors.Those and other suggested rule changes were presented to the board on first reading in October, and will be back for final approval at the board’s January meeting. The board also took final action on several other proposed rules, including setting standards on disciplining lawyers who violate advertising rules.Board member Bob Brush, chair of the Disciplinary Procedure Committee, said the committee considered several versions of the sexual conduct rule before adopting the final proposal, which provides more definitions on prohibited behavior.“It deals with a problem area and it sets more standards,” he told the board. “Basically, if a client is taken advantage of, it’s unethical.”Rule 4.84(i) currently prohibits attorneys from engaging in sexual conduct with a client that exploits the attorney-client relationship. The proposed changes include a representative of the client in the prohibition and that the conduct may not affect the interests of the client or representative.Specific examples cited include: “1) requiring or demanding sexual relations with a client or a representative of a client incident to or as a condition of a legal representation, 2) employing coercion, intimidation, or undue influence in entering into sexual relations with a client or a representative of a client, or 3) continuing to represent a client if the lawyer’s sexual relations with the client, or a representative of the client, cause the lawyer to render incompetent representation.”On the costs issue, the DPC proposed an amendment to Rule 4-1.5(a) and (b). Brush said it generally would provide that if costs are reasonably explained in writing, then the costs would be presumed reasonable. If the costs are not explained in writing, then the changes set out standards for determining reasonable costs. It also provides a safe harbor when costs are set out in writing.Bar Counsel Tony Boggs said the change, which went through considerable debate and revising, came at the request of grievance committees, which were seeking guidance on how to determine if costs were reasonable.Another change would specify that a fee splitting arrangement between lawyers not in the same firm would not have to be filed with the Bar unless it was rejected by the judge who reviews it.Board member Brian Burgoon said he was concerned about the cost issue, noting he works at a large firm and nonlawyer staff determine costs and send the bills to clients, not lawyers.The board does not take votes during first readings.The board did give final approval on second reading to the Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions in Advertising and Solicitation Rule Violations. Those had their first reading at the board in August. (See story in the September 15 Bar News. )Those standards will guide Bar counsel, grievance committees, the board, referees, and the Supreme Court in setting sanctions in cases brought by the statewide grievance committee that handles advertising rule violations.Rules amendments, which still must go to the Supreme Court, approved by the board include:• Adding to delinquency rules Bar members who fail to pay restitution as part of a grievance or a diversion case, the same as for failure to pay Bar annual fees. • Changing the minimum $750 cost for investigating a grievance case to a sliding scale between $1,000 and $5,000, depending on how far a case proceeds through the system. • Merging the grievance mediation and fee arbitration programs. • An informal policy that the Bar will defer to Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., the task of monitoring probation in rehabilitative suspension cases where the sole condition of probation is in compliance with requirements of an FLA contract.Other items on first reading, which will come back to the board in December or January, include:• Clarifying rules that lawyer referral services must provide a list of lawyer members to the Bar, with those lawyers being held responsible if the service violates Bar rules. • Specifying that lawyers can keep a small amount of extra money in their trust accounts to cover bank charges and fees. Brush noted that Bar auditors recommend that practice to lawyers and the amendment would codify within Bar rules that the practice is acceptable.last_img read more

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