HMS Edinburgh Leaves Portsmouth, UK

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval HMS Edinburgh Leaves Portsmouth, UK Share this article View post tag: Navy Training & Education On a warm and sunny bank holiday morning, HMS Edinburgh slipped her lines from Portsmouth and began her final voyage around the UK. This marks a milestone in her 30 year long career serving in the Royal Navy, in which she has sailed around the world on operations, clocking up over 600,000 miles.Whilst on the tour around the UK, HMS Edinburgh will be taking part in the Battle of the Atlantic commemorations both in London and Liverpool. She will be joining HMS Illustrious and HMS Blythe in London where they will provide a platform to welcome onboard members of the public and will host a number of VIPs and dignitaries during this high profile visit.Whilst transiting from Portsmouth to London, HMS Edinburgh welcomed some friends and families of the Ship’s Company onboard giving them the opportunity to experience life on board an operational warship for a couple of days at sea.Friends and family members experienced the Ship leaving Portsmouth for the final time and were able to witness various exercises being conducted, including the chance to take part in Small Arms Firing At Sea (SAFAS) and drive the ship for a Man Overboard Exercise.HMS Edinburgh is due to visit Edinburgh, her affiliated home city, after leaving London following which she will transit to Liverpool before making her final entry into Portsmouth.She will be escorted through the Solent by HMS Diamond, one of the new Type 45 Destroyers built to replace HMS Edinburgh and her sister ships.[mappress]Press Release, May 7, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Edinburghcenter_img View post tag: Leaves Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Edinburgh Leaves Portsmouth, UK View post tag: Defence May 7, 2013 View post tag: Portsmouth View post tag: UK View post tag: HMSlast_img read more

Ocean City Library Hosts Virtual Trivia

first_imgAre you a Jeopardy fan? Random fact enthusiast? Come test your skills with six rounds of virtual Trivia hosted by the Ocean City Free Public Library via Zoom from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.Bring a team or make new friends (a maximum of four people per team). This trivia will be general knowledge — so anyone can be an expert.Registration is required, so please email [email protected] to register. If playing with a group in your home, only one person from your team needs to register. You will be emailed login information upon registration.Prizes will be awarded to the first place team. Spots are limited, so register ASAP. Trivia Night is a popular virtual event among patrons. (Image courtesy OCFPL)last_img read more

UPDATE: Suspect identified in Michigan City shooting

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img The suspect has been identified in Monday’s Michigan City shooting.It happened in the 1000 block of State Road 212, where a woman was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Her injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.RELATED: Woman shot in Michigan City shooting Monday, suspect arrestedOfficers arrested the suspect, identified as Jesse McNeeley, a short time later. He faces one charge of Domestic Battery with a Deadly Weapon.McNeeley’s initial court appearance is set for December 15. Pinterest UPDATE: Suspect identified in Michigan City shooting Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – December 10, 2020 0 542 TAGSarrestedchargedDeadly Weapondomestic batteryidentifiedIndianaJesse McNeeleyMichigan CityshootingState Road 212 Previous article25,000 Elkhart residents to receive free PPENext articleWinter activities begin at St. Joseph County parks Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Baking Industry Awards 2017 finalists announced

first_imgGiddy-up bakers – it’s the moment that you’ve been waiting for – the 2017 Baking Industry Award finalists have been announced.Our expert judges have travelled the country and studied dozens of entry forms over the past few months to select the finalists in nine awards categories:Baker of the Year             Brett Smith – The Welbeck BakehouseDavid Wright – The Cake Shop BakeryToby Milner – Milners BakeryBakery Innovation Award                            Food AttractionAdelie FoodsVillage BakeryBakery Manufacturer of the Year                             Bells of LazonbyBright Blue FoodsMacphieCelebration Cake Business of the Year                   Beachcomber CakesElaine’s Creative CakesTerry Tang Designer CakesFree-from Bakery Product of the Year    Addo Food Group – Gluten Free Pork PieGood Grain Bakery – Organic Gluten Free Vegan Bread                   Village Bakery – Super Seeded Sandwich Thins                                    Speciality Bread Product of the Year       Cinnamon Square – Church Street Sour                                                  Debaere – Mini Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Focaccia        The Flour Pot Bakery – White Sourdough                                                              The Craft Business Award                            BachmannsReeve the BakerWarrens BakeryThe Customer Focus Award                         Bath Cake CompanyBells of LazonbyCampden BRIThe Rising Star Award    Georgina Watson – Country Style FoodsJessica Dalton – University College BirminghamMegan Roberts – Harvey Nichols/University College BirminghamSupermarket Bakery Business of the YearAsdaMorrisonsTescoThere is no finalist list for the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry category.The Baking Industry Awards will take place at the Wild-West themed ceremony on the 6 September 2017 at Hilton, Park Lane in London where the winners will be announced from each category by our celebrity host Denise van Outen.Tickets cost £285 plus VAT. A table of 10 costs £2,575 plus VAT. To get yours now, go to more information, contact Elizabeth Eliis on 01293 846593 or [email protected]last_img read more

The world is waiting

first_imgDiseases that still have no cure. A critical shortage of primary care practitioners. Health disparities at home and abroad. Questions about the most basic biological processes that remain unanswered.Harvard Medical School researchers, trainees and students have no lack of potentially transformative ideas to tackle these and other challenges in health care and basic biomedical science.What is in ever-shrinking supply, however, is funding.“There isn’t a day when I don’t see a proposal on my desk that promises to illuminate our understanding of some fundamental process or even save lives,” said Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University and the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine at HMS. “Except for one thing: It probably won’t get funded.”Against that backdrop, on Nov. 13 HMS officially launched a $750 million fundraising campaign that will empower its mission to alleviate human suffering caused by disease.“Even at Harvard, this pulsing ecosystem of energized people able to educate, innovate and discover, we cannot fund everything we should — and must,” Flier said at the kickoff celebration and gala dinner at the Boston Park Plaza hotel.“Through this campaign, we will use our most effective tools — education, discovery, service and leadership — to address the greatest health care challenges of our time,” he added.The World Is Waiting: The Campaign for Harvard Medicine is part of the $6.5 billion Harvard Campaign, which launched last fall. Read Full Storylast_img read more

California Project Reflects a Trend Toward Oil Industry Investment in Solar

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Post:The Belridge oil field near Bakersfield, Calif., is one of the largest in the country. It has been producing oil for more than a century and last year produced about 76,000 barrels a day, according to Aera Energy, its operator.But the oil field is about to become even more remarkable. Its future production operations will be partly powered by a massive solar energy project that will make the oil extraction process more environmentally friendly, according to Aera and GlassPoint Solar, the firm that will create the solar project.The Belridge field was discovered in 1911. Oil from the field flowed out of the ground because of natural pressure in the geologic reservoirs. Later, as the pressure declined, many companies said the field was exhausted. But in the 1960s, a process known as enhanced oil recovery gave the field new life. But squeezing more crude oil from the Belridge requires large amounts of steam to help loosen up the heavy crude, which in turn requires energy.Aera has traditionally used natural gas to heat up water to create steam. But Aera and GlassPoint will now use a large, 850-megawatt solar thermal array to evaporate the water that’s pumped into the ground to liberate more oil. The companies say this will offset 4.87 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year and avoid the emission of 376,000 tons of carbon. The water used emerges from the process of oil extraction itself and will be recycled and pumped back into the ground.The project was made possible by the recent extension of California’s cap-and-trade system for carbon-dioxide emissions until 2030, said Christina Sistrunk, chief executive of Aera Energy, a company jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil. “We need some level of what I would call regulatory and legislative stability to be able to fund projects that really need a couple of decades worth of certainty to be economic,” said Sistrunk. “The extension of that program really underpinned our ability to make this long-term commitment.”The solar thermal array will capture the sun’s energy using curving mirrors that are enclosed in a greenhouse and then use that energy to heat water. In addition, there will be a smaller, 26.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic installation to help power oil field operations. The project should start operations by 2020, the participating companies said.This is the second such megascale solar-oil project for GlassPoint, which is building the massive, 1-gigawatt Miraah project in Oman (a gigawatt refers to the capacity to instantaneously generate 1 billion watts of energy; a megawatt refers to the capacity to generate 1 million watts). The company said that the Belridge project will be the largest solar project in California.The combination of massive solar and massive oil is not the kind of thing we tend to think of when it comes to the expansion of renewables around the globe, which has generally been led by wind and solar installations. But joint projects of various types between major oil producers and renewable energy players are growing, too. The Norwegian oil giant Statoil has announced plans to build solar arrays in Brazil with a clean energy industry partner, and Shell is exploring a possible large solar project in Australia. Statoil, meanwhile, has also made a major push into offshore wind energy.What’s different about the Belridge project is the use of renewables, which don’t emit greenhouse gases, to produce more fuel that will emit those gases. That could leave environmentalists feeling rather ambiguous. But this, too, has parallels — a recent major carbon capture and storage project in Texas will capture most of the CO2 emitted by a major coal facility, but then pipe the gas in a liquid form to an oil field where it will, once again, be used in enhanced oil recovery.What these examples perhaps show most of all is that as renewable energy becomes more and more a part of our lives, it will also become increasingly integrated into more traditional energy systems.More: One of the country’s biggest oil fields just turned to an unexpected power source: Solar California Project Reflects a Trend Toward Oil Industry Investment in Solarlast_img read more

US lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits

first_imgThe Big Tech hearing triggered scorn from viewers over its own tech issues. Bezos escaped questioning for about an hour in what may have been a tech issue and was caught on screen reaching for what appeared to be a snack.Poor audio, flat-screen televisions switching off, and chief executives appearing together as thumbnails on a large screen led to mockery of the virtual set-up on Twitter.Lawmakers descended into shouting at each other at points, with a pandemic twist. One yelled: “Put your mask on!”Theft, copying, content moderationCicilline set the tone for the hearing when he began by accusing Google of theft. “Why does Google steal content from honest businesses?” he asked. He alleged Google stole reviews from Yelp Inc and threatened to delist Yelp from search results if it objected.Pichai responded mildly that he would want to know the specifics of the accusation. “We conduct ourselves to the highest standards,” he added, disagreeing with the characterization.Facebook’s Zuckerberg took a series of questions about the company’s purchase of Instagram in 2012 and whether it was acquired because it was a threat, as he dubbed it in an email obtained by the committee.Zuckerberg responded that Instagram at the time was a tiny photo-sharing app rather than a social-media phenomenon.In one of the more notable exchanges, Representative Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat, pushed Zuckerberg on whether Facebook had ever copied its competitors. “We’ve certainly adapted features that others have led in,” he said.“How many companies did Facebook end up copying?” she asked. “Is it less than five? Less than 50?”“Congresswoman, I don’t know,” Zuckerberg said.Jayapal pressed Amazon’s Bezos on whether the company used data from third-party sellers in making sales decisions. An Amazon executive previously had denied the practice under oath and was contradicted by a news report.Bezos answered cautiously that the company had a policy against such actions. “If we found that somebody violated it, we would take action against them,” he said.On the Republican side, Representative Jim Jordan accused the companies of hampering conservatives from reaching their supporters. Jordan pressed Pichai on whether Google would help former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, win in November.“We support both campaigns. We approach our work in a nonpartisan fashion,” Pichai responded.Representative Matt Gaetz asked Facebook’s Zuckerberg whether content moderators disadvantaged conservative content. Zuckerberg said they were trained to be neutral.”Street fight”Apple’s Cook rejected the notion there is nothing to stop his company from raising the commissions it charges in the App Store.“I disagree strongly with that,” he said. “The competition for developers – they can write their apps for Android or Windows or Xbox or PlayStation. We have fierce competition at the developer side and the customer side, which is essentially so competitive I would describe it as a street fight.”A detailed report with antitrust allegations against the four tech platforms and recommendations on how to tame their market power could be released by late summer or early fall by the committee, senior committee aides said.Topics : Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg, Inc’s Jeff Bezos, Google owner Alphabet Inc’s Sundar Pichai and Apple Inc’s Tim Cook – whose companies have a combined market value of about US$5 trillion – parried a range of accusations that they crippled smaller rivals in their quest for market share.The videoconference hearing was the first time the four CEOs have appeared together before lawmakers.Though it was Bezos’ first congressional testimony, he appeared the least fazed. Cook drew fewer barbed questions than Bezos and handled them efficiently. Zuckerberg suffered the most damage, stumbling at times when confronted with internal emails.Pichai, CEO of both Alphabet and Google, took the most heat from conservatives on the panel and looked the worse for it, as he repeatedly told lawmakers he would be happy to look into various situations and get back to them. Google and Facebook took particularly sharp jabs for alleged abuse of their market power from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday in a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America’s most prominent tech CEOs in the hot seat.The chairman of the US House of Representatives antitrust panel holding the hearing said afterwards that the four CEOs had acknowledged concerning behavior.“What we heard from witnesses at the hearing confirmed the evidence that we have collected over the last year,” Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat, told Reuters.last_img read more

Soak up the sea views from this beachfront family home

first_imgThe inground pool has proved perfect for family gatherings.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe, ensuite and balcony access. Three additional bedrooms, a study and family bathroom are also on this main level. A private bedroom is on the top floor while a store room and huge deck are on the bottom level. The property has an inground swimming pool and double lockup garage at front of the block.The home is being marketed by Lynne Burns and Jock Burns from Redcliffe Realty for $3.2 million. The front balcony looks out over Queens Beach.The younger Mr Cassimatis said the house on Queens Beach was the only one he remembered living in as a child.“Every memory I have of my family growing up is in that house,” he said. “Within our family it was the go-to place for Christmas and there was always plenty of room for all us sitting on the balcony or in the entertainment area or in the pool.“As a kid the greatest thing about that house was the prime location. Any time I wasn’t at school I was fishing at the front. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“And we used to go and buy fresh fish straight from the professional fisherman who would drag the beach for mullet.” The home at 132 Prince Edward Parade, Scarborough sits on Queens Beach.THIS beachfront Scarborough property was built to be a family home. James and Barbara Cassimatis built the three-storey western cedar house on the 1131sq m block at 132 Prince Edward Pde in 1989. They raised their three children, Nick, Gina and Angie, in the home and filled the rooms with laughter and memories. center_img The kitchen was built with a big family in mind.Mr Cassimatis said his sisters moved to opposite ends of the country, one in Melbourne and one in Darwin, but they looked forward to coming home. “We all love that house,” he said. The home has cathedral ceilings, parquetry flooring and stunning ocean views. A big timber kitchen is between two open-plan living areas and sliding doors open to the timber deck, which overlooks the beach. last_img read more

Buyer bags a bargain in Brisbane’s most expensive suburb

first_imgIt has a wide side access for cars, a caravan, or even a boat, and the house could be lifted to add more space.Inside there are VJ walls and polished timber floors and a recently-renovated kitchen with large feature windows. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59IT is located in the coveted postcode of 4007, but this house in Brisbane’s most prestigious suburb has sold for less than half the median house sales price. The three bedroom Queenslander at 34 Mordant Street in Ascot sold for $720,000 on February 1 — that’s $880,000 less than the Ascot median house sales price of $1.6 million.Marketed as the “best value for money in Ascot”, the house sits on a 660sq m block within easy walking distance of the Doomben Racecourse, Doomben train station and is located in the Hamilton State School catchment. BARRRRRRGAIN!It was sold by LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills agents Karl Gillespie and Kosma Comino.Mr Gillespie said the property had been bought by a Korean man who paid cash.“It was actually bought by a guy I know from Sunnybank Hills who paid cash for it as an investment,” he said.“I felt it should have gone for somewhere in the eights ($800,000-plus) … it went to auction but no one bid.”Mr Gillespie said he felt many of those looking in the Ascot area had been “picky” and did not want to “do any work”.“I think a lot of people had the mindset that they would have to spend money on it and if they were going to have to do that, they might as well spend that money elsewhere and get something they didn’t have to do any work to,” he said. Also on this floor are three bedrooms and a renovated, family bathroom.By comparison, the most expensive house sold in Ascot was at 27 Sutherland Avenue.The former Hamptons-style home of Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij sold off-market for $11 million in January last year. It sold for $720,000 — $880,000 less than the Ascot median house sales priceProperty records show the previous owner had bought the house for $380,000 in 2005, and Mr Gillespie said the new owner planned to raise the house and possibly put two duplexes on the block.As it stands, the house is a classic Queenslander and has plenty of character features.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago The dining area and living room complete this open space, which opens on to a covered entertaining deck. This house at 27 Sutherland Avenue in Ascot sold for more than 15 times the amount paid for the Mordant St house. Set on a sprawling 2024sq m, the house has six bedrooms, all with marble ensuites. However, Mordant St has been fairly tightly held, with many ageing residents now downsizing. The sale of 34 Mordant St sets a new price record for the street. Nearby, a house on Onslow St sold for $645,000, and another on Hopetoun St sold for $770,000, both last year. While properties on Mordant St border the industrial end of Eagle Farm, Mr Gillespie said there was “plenty of potential”.last_img read more

REIQ to launch world-first technology that will make renting easier

first_imgThey used a similar online system for maintenance requests, which Mr Henderson said worked really well.“We’ve found that’s really reduced the number of phone calls coming into the office so that saves a lot of time, it also creates a written record,” he said.“It reduces the amount of possible errors that can be made as well.”The REIQ has partnered with Queensland technology firm Igloo to create the product.“As a start-up, we knew that our world-leading technology could vastly improve the way that people are connected with property but we needed an established partner to take it to market,” Igloo founder and chief executive Jeremy Hastings said.“The REIQ not only had the most widely used forms product in the state, it was also open to challenging the status quo — an essential element for working with us to drive value back into the tenancy process.”The system will also create a real-time view of the state’s rental market. John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach director Luke Henderson welcomed the technology.“If they can use the electronic signature to sign a lease, it would save time for both agent and tenant,” he said. Renting in Queensland is about to get a whole lot easier.RENTING is about to get easier with Queensland tenants the first to try new technology that will streamline the process of signing a lease and maintaining a property.The Real Estate Institute of Queensland will deliver the world’s first fully digitised residential tenancy agreements by the end of the year.The proptech innovation has the potential to transform the way rental properties are transacted and managed across the country and around the globe.REIQ general manager Josh Callaghan said it had been designed to make renting easier for both tenants and property managers.“At its simplest, a smart contract is a digital contract that can live beyond its initial execution by facilitating transactions and giving all parties a central record of what has happened during the tenancy,” he said.“This solution has been designed to reduce the manual handling of contracts from the property manager side while streamlining the process for tenants and giving both parties much better visibility over the agreement.” The technology is designed to streamline everything.He said it meant younger tenants who were used to paying for food and transport at the touch of a button could do the same with a rental property.“We’re in a world where that’s the norm,” he said.“By executing as a smart contract, we’re also able to build out the functionality to handle payments of bond and rent plus facilitate other activities related to the property such as routine inspections and maintenance.” MORE NEWS: Own the house used in Chris Lilley’s Netflix series More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenGet Rental Ready!01:14 MORE NEWS: Negotiations continue for castle and property guru’s houselast_img read more