Spanish Navy’s Reina Sofía to Join SNMG-2

first_img Spanish Navy’s Reina Sofía to Join SNMG-2 View post tag: Spanish Navy Authorities View post tag: News by topic The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84) has just departed from Rota Naval Base towards the Mediterranean to integrate into the Second Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2) whose mission is to enhance and warrant the security in that Sea.During her deployment in the NATO Task Group, the ‘Reina Sofía’ will call at the following foreign ports: Aksaz and Antalya (Turkey) and Alexandria (Egypt).The SNMG-2, where another Spanish Navy frigate is also integrated (the F-102), is scheduled to participate in exercise ‘Noble Mariner 14’ in the Alborán Sea and in the Turkish manoeuvers ‘Mabi-Valina’ in Eastern Mediterranean.The frigate’s complement is made up of a total of 212 people including the embarked Air Unit personnel for the SH-60B helicopter and a Marine Corps security squad.[mappress mapid=”14085″]Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: join View post tag: Reina Sofíacenter_img View post tag: europe Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy’s Reina Sofía to Join SNMG-2 October 16, 2014 View post tag: SNMG-2 View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

A mix for every occasion

first_imgIngredients manufacturer British Bakels (Bicester, Oxfordshire) offers a range of mixes, fillings and toppings to help bakers make doughnuts. The company’s top-selling Yeast Doughnut Concentrate is suitable for traditional ball and ring doughnuts, and requires the addition of yeast, flour and water. It is said to offer good volume, light texture and good eating.The American-Style Yeast Donut Complete Mix gives a product with a slightly firmer bite and only requires the addition of yeast and water. For those looking for an economical solution, Bakels offers Cake Donut Complete and Cake Donut Concentrate. Both provide value combined with high quality results, says the supplier.Cake Donut Concentrate requires the addition of flour and water to produce batter-deposited cake donuts. A 50/50 mix, it is easy to deposit, has minimum fat absorption and provides a good shelf-life. All doughnut concentrates and mixes are available in 12.5kg bags.To add further value to doughnuts, bakers can add their own flavours, such as cinnamon or nutmeg, as the mixes contain no flavourings.last_img read more

A baby box aims to save infant and maternal lives

first_imgUnder a new student-led nonprofit aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality in South Asia, expectant mothers would receive a free box full of newborn essentials like baby clothes, diapers, and wipes, as well as health-related items such as a clean delivery kit and oral rehydration salts. The caveat: Women would only get the box—which doubles as a portable basket in which babies can sleep or play—if they agree to a prenatal checkup.The “Barakat Bundle” project (“Barakat” means “blessing” in several languages), based on a similar box developed in Finland decades earlier, has had an award-winning start. In April, Barakat Bundle took home the $25,000 prize for runner-up in the social enterprise track at the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition, and was also chosen crowd favorite. Barakat Bundle is also a 2015 finalist at MassChallenge, one of the world’s largest accelerator programs for startups.Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health doctoral student Karima Ladhani, S.M. ’13, developed the project last spring in Harvard Chan Professor Gordon Bloom’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab for US & Global Health course. Distributed at first only to those with financial need, the box is now offered to all expectant mothers and is credited with helping reduce infant mortality in Finland from 65 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1938 to 2 deaths per 1,000 in 2013. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Google says: The focus is on bikes and the public bike system aka active holidays

first_imgOf course, the same changes were noticed by Google, and he reacted immediately. Otherwise, a quick reaction to the changes will be at the cost of current and future tourism companies. So Google has noticed a significant increase in searches of everything that revolves around bikes, from shopping to searching for the nearest bike repair services. Google Maps has been offering instructions specifically for bikes for years, and now the app also shows where you can find locations to share a bike or bike-sharing station. Today, Google combines the two options together and displays data with instructions for cyclists – and if you don’t have your own bike, it will redirect you to the nearest bike-sharing point and include the nearest place to go to your destination. It basically combines hiking directions to and from bike transportation and information with the best bike route. For some cities, Google Maps will also offer a direct link to bike sharing apps so users can go to them, book bikes, and unlock them. Google The Bike-sharing World Map The coronavirus pandemic is causing important changes in our daily lives, including the way we move around cities, and thus directly affecting the tourism sector. While we don’t yet know what all the changes in behavior will be, some of the new trends are slowly popping up. What is noticeable, even in Croatia because their sales “exploded”, is the significantly increased use or demand for bicycles. Both recreationally and in public transport. Also, there is a new trend that is growing rapidly, and that is electric scooters, which are slowly conquering our coast. I must definitely emphasize the charging stations for electric bicycles. This is a trend that will remain, active tourism is growing and will certainly be an important motive for coming and creating a competitive advantage, as well as the great demand of tourists for just such facilities. Google has announced that it is working on updating its bike path data with the idea of ​​including new lane data worldwide in the coming months, inviting the same cities and municipalities to contribute updated information to Google Maps via a data transfer tool – Geo Data Upload tool . So, it is logical for us to take that step and fill in the data on our bike paths aka the development of cycling tourism. As we know, those who are proactive, quick to react, creative, innovative and who are primarily engaged in market development succeed. As Google is currently working on expanding the network and updating, not all data or destinations are currently displayed, but as we can see in Croatia, at least according to Google, we have 18 bike-sharing stations. So, these are trends that have been there for years, and now, due to the appearance of the coronavirus, the need for them is growing rapidly. As always, it is necessary to react quickly and be among the first to take a step, in fact, even to impose themselves as leaders of trends, even to create some.last_img read more