France: FREMM ‘Carlo BERGAMINI’ Delivered

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today France: FREMM ‘Carlo BERGAMINI’ Delivered Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: BERGAMINI’ The final delivery of the Italian FREMM “Carlo BERGAMINI” was held today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia).This is the first of series of FREMM (European Multi Mission Frigates) ships ordered by the Italian Navy from Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, within the framework of an agreement between Italy and France to build 10 vessel for Italy and 11 for France, with planned completion of all 21 frigates within 2022.Italian FREMM have system configuration tailored on different operational tasks.Main Characteristics:Length, overall: 144 mDisplacement (around): 6,700 tCrew + extra Personnel: 145+55Propulsion: CODLAGSpeed: > 27 knotsThe ships are intended to operate at National level, and integrated in international missions, contributing to European, NATO and United Nations operations.[mappress]Press Release, May 30, 2013; Image: orizzontesn Industry news May 30, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Carlo France: FREMM ‘Carlo BERGAMINI’ Delivered View post tag: delivered View post tag: FREMMlast_img read more

Social club to be replaced by affordable housing

first_imgOxford City Council’s team decided the fate of Barton Royal British Legion Club on the 15th of January. The club on Edgecombe Road is set to be demolished and replaced with affordable homes. It closed its doors in 2014 due to dwindling member numbers and has been left derelict in the years since.   Recently there have been calls for the council to put the site to a use which will benefit the community. Action was not able to be taken in previous years because of the club’s long lease over the site; as a result, the building is now unfit for use and has become a target for vandalism. Mike Rowley, city councillor for Barton, said: Council documents prepared ahead of this week’s meeting read: “The redevelopment of this derelict site and the removal of the existing building would provide significant visual enhancements to the quality of the street scene in Edgecombe Road. The club, which opened in 1965, blamed its closure on tough financial times and a lack of interest from young people, leading many local residents to express their sadness over the loss of a community facility.  “It is considered that the siting and scale of the proposed development would safeguard the amenity of adjacent residential properties in the vicinity of the site and the proposals provide acceptable standards of amenity for future occupiers of the properties.” Other Barton residents have also stated that they would like to see the site used for a youth-friendly community facility, such as an internet cafe.  The project was determined at an East Area Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday. The meeting took place at The Old Library at Oxford Town Hall at 6pm and was open to members of the public. The housing site will consist of four two-bed, two three-bed, and one four-bed houses with associated access, parking, bin and cycle storage and landscaping. “I would like to see both a community facility and housing on the site – as has been done successfully in Barns Road, though on a more modest scale – and I hope this will turn out to be possible.”last_img read more

Ocean City Police Department Warns the Public About a Phone Scam

first_imgThe Ocean City Police Department and surrounding communities have received complaints over the last two weeks from citizens and local businesses pertaining to a phone scam. The scam works like this:Caller identifies themselves as a representative of Atlantic City ElectricCaller tells the victim that they are behind on their bill and payment is needed within 24 hours or their power will be shut  off The victim is instructed to go to Rite Aid or CVS and purchase a “Money Pak” and is provided a return number to call back. Once the Money Pak is purchased, the victim is asked to call back and read the number off the Money Pak and the scam is completed.It is very important to know that on some of these calls, the in-coming number on the caller ID, is showing up as Atlantic City Electric. The Electric Company does not request payment in this way.  The perpetrators are praying on the victim’s fear that their utility service will be shut off during the recent inclement weather. Before you send any money over the phone, you should always call the appropriate number listed for your utility company or contact the police to report the suspicious incident.If you have been a victim of this type of scam or have information about the incident please contact the Ocean City Police Department at (609)399-9111.OFFICER PREPARING PRESS RELEASE:   Capt. Steven Ang, Public Information Officerlast_img read more

In Short

first_imgWood-fired workshopThe School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire is hosting a three day wood-fired oven course, from 18-20 September 2010, for professional bakers, at the Welbeck Bakehouse. With the guidance of master bakers Roman Kucharski of the Welbeck Bakehouse and the School’s head of baking Emmanuel Hadjiandreou students will learn everything from fuel choice and firing, to maintenance and oven management, as well as creating a selection of breads using a wild yeast starter. For further details visit www.schoolofartisanfood.org.Bagel benevolenceIrish bakery Rosie’s Broadway Bagels has donated 30,000 bagels to the athletes, coaches and volunteers involved in the Special Olympics Ireland Summer Games. Co-owner Rosie Sheehan, originally from New York, has a strong association with Special Olympics Ireland, having co-founded the Juvenile Special Olympics Club in her adopted town of Dungarvan in Co Waterford.Hume’s horseplayHume’s Bakery in Halstead recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Three shire horses made a guest appearance, along with the town’s mayor and friends and family. Hume’s supplies its left-over cakes to a number of the horses, including Rocky from Aylett’s Farm in Greenstead Green, who was present at the celebrations.Hot on hygieneSouth Wales bakery Jenkins is celebrating after achieving the Gold Standard Welsh Food Hygiene Award. The third-generation bakery, based in Llanelli, has also succeeded in getting Investors in People status, an award first given to them in 2004.last_img read more

Man convicted of Elkhart woman’s 2002 murder is granted new trial

first_img By Carl Stutsman – April 6, 2020 0 332 Google+ Pinterest Google+ Facebook Man convicted of Elkhart woman’s 2002 murder is granted new trial Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleMichigan now reporting 15,000+ cases of COVID-19Next articleState of Michigan: Most permits to openly burn yard debris suspended Carl Stutsman Facebook (“Court Gavel – Judge’s Gavel – Courtroom” by wp paarz, CC BY-SA 2.0) WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — A mentally disabled man alleging he was coerced into confessing to a 2002 murder of a Indiana woman was released from prison after a judge granted his request for a new trial.The South Bend Tribune reports that Andy Royer was released Thursday.Kosciusko Superior Court Judge Joe Sutton ordered Tuesday that Royer be freed on recognizance, meaning he does not have to post bail.Royer and Lana Canen was convicted in 2005 in the strangulation death of 94-year-old Helen Sailor, who was found in her Elkhart home.Royer was sentenced to 55 years in prison.A hearing is scheduled for June. Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Speech: Eyes on Idlib

first_imgThank you very much Madam President. Thank you to the Special Envoy. Thank you very much to John Ging, and thank you Minister for being with us today.This is a terrible situation and I think what we’re hearing today is very strong support for the primacy of the political process, but also a very strong appeal for there not to be an all-out military offensive against civilians in Idlib and I’d just like to echo those two things right up front before I go into the bulk of my remarks. And I think the French Representative put it very well when he talked about the importance of this issue for international peace and security.I wanted to begin again by thanking the Special Envoy and his team for everything they do and obviously OCHA. We’re very grateful to those humanitarian organizations and workers who are making tireless efforts in the most difficult circumstances to provide aid to people across Idlib. And once again we’re reminded of the importance of cross-border assistance as a critical lifeline for civilians who otherwise cannot be reached.We very much support the urgent diplomatic efforts being made by Turkey and the UN to deal with Idlib, both on the civilian side and on the humanitarian side. The fate of nearly 3 million people is at stake and we would very much appreciate, Madam President having a briefing on Astana. I suspect that’s not possible today, but if it were possible to get a briefing from DPA, we hope – indeed we urge – Russia and Iran to use their influence to live up to their commitments to uphold the de-escalation arrangements they have agreed and to reach a negotiated way forward with Turkey. And if there is anything that my government can do to assist in that process then we will happily do it.On the military situation, like other speakers, we’re very concerned at the reports in the last few days of dozens of Russian air strikes against areas of Idlib. Local monitoring organizations have reported 38 civilian casualties as a result of these strikes on 4 September alone. I’ve already said that nearly 3 million civilians are at risk of their lives in Idlib. The UN estimates that there are at a maximum 15,000 fighters for the terrorist groups, which is 0.5 percent of the total population. So we too in Britain know what it’s like to suffer from terrorism, but those figures are very small, as the Minister said about the doctrine of proportionality, discrimination and precaution.The Secretary-General has been clear that the systematic use of indiscriminate weapons in populated areas may amount to war crimes. We should be crystal clear about this. There are more babies in Idlib than there are terrorists. And I think that should give those engaging in military action pause for thought.Last time we discussed this issue, Madam President, the military side, we were in the Consultations Room and then I read out our understanding of which Syrian military units are in the vicinity of Idlib. And echoing the Secretary-General’s call, I’d like to read these units out in the Chamber and I’d like to make very clear that if there is a major offensive against civilians with massive civilian casualties in Idlib, then these are the people that the international community will be holding accountable for those abuses and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.Our understanding is that the overall head of the Syrian army is the Minister of Defence General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, but the primary unit deployed to the Idlib area are the Fourth Armoured Division to the west side of Idlib and Mahir-al-Asad is the overall commander of that unit, but we believe that Major General Ali Mahmoud is the Deputy Commander. We understand the Republican Guard are probably deployed to the east side around Abu Duhr and their commander is Major General Talal Mahkluf. Tiger Forces are likely deployed to the southeast side and their commander is Brigadier General Suhayl ‘Tiger’ Hasan. And then we think that there are also 2nd Corps and 5th Corps units in the area and the commander we know about for that is Major General Aous Aslan. So as I say Madam President there is a major offensive against Idlib. Then, in addition to the Syrian regime, these commanders, these units will be held accountable by the international community.If I may, Madam President I’d like to say a word about the aid package for Idlib. The United Kingdom has announced an additional aid package to ensure that the most vulnerable can get medical treatment, food, water and support that they desperately need. $15 million of new aid includes support medical centres and mobile clinics and psychological support. And we are also backing a new technology which provides civilians with early warnings in the hope of saving lives in communities bombarded by airstrikes. Thanks to this we believe we’ve been able to warn more than 2 million people and to have reduced casualties by up to 27 percent in areas and the heavy bombardment. But really donors should not have to do this, Madam President. Donors are not a substitute for the Syrian regime with Russian support stopping their campaign against their own civilians.And I’d like to conclude by just saying once again that we support Turkey’s efforts to reach a peaceful solution and avert a humanitarian catastrophe. We call on Russia to do more to restrain the Syrian authorities from attacking Idlib and to bring about de-escalation and we call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law.I won’t touch on chemical weapons because we dealt with that in this chamber yesterday, but I did want to end by echoing what the Equatorial Guinea Representative said about the primary importance of the political process bringing an end to this cruel war. Thank you Madam President.last_img read more

Widespread Panic Debut Robert Johnson Cover, Welcome Steve Lopez On Night 2 In D.C.

first_imgWidespread Panic returned to the stage to continue the cataclysmic second night at the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland (just outside Washington, D.C.) on Friday night. After an incredible first night, the crowd waited in anticipation for another round of music hosted by the prestigious rock and roll gods.A cover of Jerry Joseph’s “Chainsaw City” kicked off the night with dirty, funk-filled swagger. The jaunty bass lines of Dave Schools built a solid foundation for Jimmy Herring to encompass the rhythms with a smooth solo, while allowing Schools to also provide backup vocals. The badass bassist continued his acoustic domination with a heavy rendition of J.J. Cale’s “Travelin’ Light” while John Bell reminded us that “Travelin’ light is the only way to fly”.An inspirational “Good People” followed. From the album Earth to America, the song rallied the community to gather under the collective term and served as a reminder to help one another out. A heavy jam emerged midway and John Bell replenished the wounded souls when he sang “Here are your waters, so drink, and be whole again.” The mellow and sentimental notes of “Gradle” from Bombs & Butterflies gave John Bell a chance to display his vocal prowess and incredible range. The song hadn’t been played since the New Year’s run of 2016, and the audience responded warmly.The band then delved into the classic “Big Wooly Mammoth” from Don’t Tell the Band with JoJo Hermann stirring up a cauldron of goodness with his voice and keyboard mastery. Such lyrics as “You ain’t got time to worry ’bout mass extinction, just try and get along with the human beings” continued similar themes of brotherhood as the previous night. The air began to sizzle when the musicians segued into “Greta” and the audience transformed into a wild pack of dogs and howled to the ceiling.To continue the onslaught, the jam transitioned smoothly into the opening riffs of “Sleepy Monkey”. Jimmy Herring, the White Wizard, scientifically dissected the jams with his casually precise guitar shredding, while John Bell sang a sweet tune like a nurturing mother singing a lullaby to her newborn audience.The band took a moment’s rest before diving headfirst into the instrumental jam, “St. Louis” from their album Dirty Side Down. The song was played with deliberation and the musicians danced around each other’s rhythms in a thoughtful sentimentality. To top off a phenomenal first set, the boys then executed a delicious “Driving Song” sandwich with an explosive “Disco” as the meat. The sandwich juxtaposed the slow building tempo of “Driving Song” with a party favorite, and it was like they were cooking with dynamite. The crowd was still dancing to the echoes of the music when the band took their set break.Upon returning, the lights went out, and Widespread Panic captivated with an esoteric rendition of War’s “Slippin’ Into Darkness” which featured Steve Lopez as a guest percussionist. This set the tone for the rest of the evening, and the band continued to recklessly add catalytic combustibles to the irrepressible fire with a filthy “Machine > Barstools & Dreamers” combination.Slowing it down, JoJo conducted the keyboard introduction for an emotionally charged performance of “This Part of Town” from the album Don’t Tell the Band. John Bell sang in his poignant, soulful style, imploring people to not give up because “where there is love, there is hope.” This song supplements the motifs of brotherhood and companionship in what sometimes seems like overwhelmingly dark times. Jimmy Herring’s guitar complemented JoJo’s ivory deliverance perfectly, and the entire performance hit all the sweet spots.The boys then brought it back home for an inspirational “Heroes” from Ain’t Life Grand. The mellow tempo allowed John Bell to weld his words and pound the message that “These are the days of heroes, tonight!” When the song developed, Herring sawed off notes like a lumberjack cutting through a sequoia and his magnificent wizardry electrified the atmosphere and the crowd.Robert Johnson’s “Love in Vain” followed, performed for the first time in the band’s history. This artful display of musicianship was a prime example of the deep well of songs that this band draws from, and also highlights their complete unpredictability that after thirty-two years, the boys can still keep even the most knowledgeable audience member guessing.A scorching version of Tom Wait’s “Goin’ Out West” replaced the sentimental tone with whiskey rock and roll grit. The boys threw a badass rendition of this in Mexico, and they tried their damn hardest to outdo themselves. Duane Trucks and Sunny Ortiz remained on stage while the rest of the band took a breather, which allowed the drummers to go back and forth exchanging rhythms for an impressive exhibition of endurance, precision, and coordination.When the rest of the band rejoined the drummers, the band delved into a sizzling “Cease Fire” from their most recent album Street Dogs. John Bell crooned and captivated while Jimmy Herring swooned and levitated sending guitar notes flying with cool and calculated exactness. The song itself epitomized the state of current political affairs, and once again desperately begged listeners to rise above and overcome, “Brothers and sisters inspire… Cease Fire.”Another Robert Johnson cover followed as the band played a supernatural version of “Me and the Devil Blues” with John Bell in peak form. The boys transported the audience for a guided tour of the haunted crossroads of Mississippi where Robert Johnson allegedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his guitar playing abilities. JoJo Hermann tickled the ivory in an ethereal style while John Bell mystified by singing like a man possessed. All the while, Jimmy Herring delivered an unreal solo and Schools hammered his bass unmercifully.To close the second set, Widespread Panic executed a thriving performance of their psychedelic staple, “Pigeons”. This song contained all the best facets of a Panic jam with several tempo changes, jamtastic breakdowns, and a blood-curdling John Bell shriek. The audience went nuts, and the energy level was ecstatic both on and off the stage.As the first encore, the band brandished a cover of Bloodkin’s “Henry Parsons Died” to pay homage to their Georgian roots and to maintain that aggressive level of energy. With a steady bass line and funereal lyrics, this tune continued to demonstrate the band’s excellence as they wield impressive musical accomplishments in a casual and natural elegance. To end the second night of music, Widespread Panic executed a badass performance of their much sought after original tune “Postcard” from their Everyday album. The lyrics captured what many people were feeling when John Bell sang, “This town is nuts, my kind of place; I don’t want to leave… I don’t never, never, never, never want to leave.” Jimmy Herring iced the cake with his swift manipulation of music and time.With night three ahead, the band has begun to resemble less of a six-piece band of world-class musicians and more like a runaway train full of passengers who hardly care if it derails. The energy brought by the band was reciprocated exponentially by the passionate community in the audience. With one night of music left, the only certainty is that this band cannot be stopped.Chainsaw City > Travelin’ Light – Widespread Panic – 3/16/18[Video: Tom Libera]Setlist: Widespread Panic | The Theater At MGM National Harbor | Washington, D.C. | 3/16/18Set 1: Chainsaw City, Travelin’ Light, Good People, Gradle, Big Wooly Mammoth > Greta > Sleepy Monkey, St Louis^, Driving Song > Disco > Driving Song (80 mins)Set 2: Slippin’ Into Darkness*, Machine > Barstools & Dreamers, This Part of Town, Heroes, Love In Vain^^, Goin’ Out West > Drums > Cease Fire, Me and the Devil Blues, Pigeons (100 mins)Encore: Henry Parsons Died, Postcard (11 mins)Notes ^ LTP 10/21/16 Milwaukee (48 shows)^^ FTP (Robert Johnson)* w/ Steve Lopez on percussionlast_img read more

What a Bunch of Bulb

first_imgDear EarthTalk: What was the BULB Act pertaining to light bulb energy efficiency that just failed to pass in the House of Representatives? ­­­ –Betsy Edgerton, Columbus, OHThe Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act (H.R. 2417) was a failed attempt in July 2011 by some Republicans in the House to repeal a 2007 law mandating increased efficiency for light bulbs sold anywhere in the U.S. Sponsors of the bill cited the 2007 bulb efficiency requirements—whereby light bulbs must be 25 to 30 percent more efficient by 2014 and then as much as 60 percent more efficient by 2020—as a key example of how government overreaches its authority.“The 2010 elections demonstrated that Americans are fed up with government intrusion,” said Representative Joe Barton, the Texas Republican who proposed the repeal. “The federal government has crept so deep into our lives that federal agencies now determine what kind of light bulbs the American people are allowed to purchase.” It’s ironic that the new standards were put in place by Republican President George W. Bush as part of his Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, a sweeping update of the country’s energy policy. At the time, the bill, including the provisions about light bulb efficiency, enjoyed widespread bi-partisan support.The fact that the BULB Act couldn’t muster enough votes in the Republican-controlled House to pass by the required two-thirds majority shows that even many conservative lawmakers would rather have the country save money and energy than waste it unnecessarily on inefficient lighting. The repeal effort did garner 233 votes, but the 193 opposed were more than enough to override it given House rules.Maryland’s Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip in the House, derided the sponsors of the repeal attempt for focusing on the wrong priorities in these dire economic times. “By bringing misguided bills like this one to the floor instead of a comprehensive jobs plan, it is clear that House Republicans are still in the dark.”Even the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and General Electric came out against repealing the increased efficiency standards, given the strides industry has made in recent years to roll with the punches and design more efficient bulbs, fixtures and electricity distribution methods.Analysts wonder if the 2007 efficiency requirements will sound the death knell for incandescent bulbs, which have not changed significantly since first invented by Thomas Edison in 1879. While newer, more efficient styles of bulbs—from compact fluorescents (CFLs) to halogens to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) —may be significantly more expensive than their incandescent counterparts (by as much as a factor of 50! ), consumers will likely make up the difference and then some over the long term as energy savings accrue. The Department of Energy estimates that the switchover to newer, more efficient bulbs will save American households upwards of $50 per year by 2015, or some $6 billion in the aggregate. 1 2last_img read more

Nextbike bicycle rental system from now on in two municipalities of Virovitica-Podravina County

first_imgYou can check more about the Nextbike service, as well as a list of rental station locations HERE. Source / photo: Nextbike As for the preparation for the season, he added that “most Nextbike cities open in April, and the remaining stations will be in operation in May. More than 450 bicycles will be deployed throughout our beautiful country.” By setting up bicycle rental stations, it will contribute to the activation of the tourist potentials of Virovitica-Podravina County and will make them more accessible to the target group of users of this excellent service. After the official presentation of the project, a test ride on public bicycles followed. The most attractive thing for the guests was the ease of use via the free mobile application “nextbike” for easy bicycle rental. From today, the local population and all visitors can combine intercity public transport and public bicycles and thus travel faster and cheaper. Bicycles can be rented at two locations with terminals for registration, rental and return of classic and electric bicycles. center_img Asked whether new locations for bicycle rental stations are also planned in the near future and what are the plans for expanding the business, Ante Gustin, director of the Nextbike system, said that “we plan to open new cities such as Split and Dugopolje, while for some existing ones we plan to further expand the network.” Public bicycles are an increasingly popular form of transport in 19 Croatian cities and municipalities, including Pitomača and Špišić Bukovica as of today. They have been set up at cyclotouristic rest areas in the area of ​​the mentioned municipalities Nextbike stations for renting classic and electric bicycles. The Ministry of Tourism has approved co-financing of a project that enriches public transport and strengthens the destination offer. The public bicycle system significantly reduces emissions, noise, traffic jams and parking problems. The Nextbike system of public bicycles in Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has about 50 registered users who have recognized it as the most affordable, fastest, healthiest and most fun transport.last_img read more

Continuation of cooperation between LH&V and Silver Air: Direct return flights from Zagreb, Venice and Lugano to Lošinj

first_imgGuests can travel to Lošinj by return flights from Zagreb three times a week, and from Venice and Lugano, Switzerland twice a week. Arriving on the island of Losinj from Zagreb takes less than an hour, more precisely only 50 minutes. He can board a plane in Zagreb on Friday morning and return from Lošinj on Sunday or Tuesday in the afternoon. It is a continuation of a great collaboration that started last year, and which proved to be a complete success. Airline flights have thus become the easiest way to get to the island of Losinj, domestic and foreign guests, but also contributed to better transport connections between the island of Losinj and the mainland, which will benefit all residents of the island of Losinj. Hotel Bellevue, Mali Losinj Better transport connections and easier communication of the island with the mainland is one of the strategic goals of the Lošinj-based Jadranka Group, which has been actively working in recent years to position Lošinj and the entire Cres-Lošinj archipelago on the tourist map of this Mediterranean. The planned reconstruction and expansion of Mali Lošinj Airport will also contribute to the realization of these goals, which in the future will enable easier access to the destination for all visitors, because then aircraft with a capacity of up to 180 passengers will be able to land on Lošinj.center_img “The continuation of organized flights to the island of Lošinj is a logical sequence of activities that we carry out with the aim of developing this unique island, its tourist offer and positioning as an unavoidable tourist destination. A kind of isolation of the island of Lošinj is also its advantage. The untouched nature and the atmosphere that Lošinj exudes offer a unique and complete vacation, and thanks to these flights, coming to Lošinj and enjoying its charms has never been easier and faster.”Said the member of the Management Board of the Jadranka Group, Goran Filipović. The Lošinj hotel brand Lošinj Hotels & Villas organizes direct return flights from Zagreb, Venice and Lugano to its guests from 15 June to 28 September in cooperation with the Czech airline Silver Air.last_img read more