EUNAVFOR Commander Visits EU Teams in Djibouti

first_img View post tag: africa EUNAVFOR Commander Visits EU Teams in Djibouti View post tag: Commander Back to overview,Home naval-today EUNAVFOR Commander Visits EU Teams in Djibouti On Tuesday 30 June 2015, during a port visit to Djibouti, the EUNAVFOR Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, took the opportunity to visit Operation Atalanta and EUCAP Nestor personnel.The visit included a call on the Support Element of Operation Atalanta (SEA), as well as the Spanish and German Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) Squadrons.During his visit to the EUCAP Nestor delegation, he discussed the upcoming activities and how Operation Atalanta could support its sister mission as part of the EU Comprehensive Approach to the Horn of Africa.[mappress mapid=”16433″]Image: EUNAVFOR July 9, 2015 View post tag: Djibouti View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Naval View post tag: EU View post tag: teams Share this articlelast_img read more

US F-35Bs land on Italian Navy aircraft carrier for 1st time

first_imgThe purpose of the sea trials, which will continue in the Atlantic Ocean for a further four weeks, is to achieve the certification of the operational envelope of Cavour’s flight deck. Training & Education Share this article Photo: Italian Navy Naida Hakirevic The Italian Navy’s aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) welcomed two US F-35B Lightning II jets on its flight deck for the first time on 1 March 2021. “It is a remarkable achievement for all of us today, to see the 5th generation fighter aircraft on our flight deck,” said ITS Cavour’s Commanding Officer Captain Giancarlo Ciappina. The F-35B is the short take-off and vertical landing variant of the F-35. The process will be complete with the declaration of the “Final Operational Capability” after the delivery of the last aircraft of the program. After demonstrating safe launch and recovery of the aircraft, ITS Cavour will be declared “Ready for Operations”, which will allow the vessel to start tests with the F-35B that will lead to the achievement of the “Initial Operational Capability” (IOC) by 2024. Test pilots flew the specially instrumented U.S. F-35Bs from Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River), Maryland, to the Italian Navy flagship, which got underway on 28 February. US F-35B jets land on Italian Navy aircraft carrier for 1st time Following this, the impact of the fifth-generation aircraft on the ship will be verified in various conditions of wind and sea when taking off and landing in order to achieve the “Ready for Operation” certification. View post tag: aircraft carrier Back to overview,Home naval-today US F-35B jets land on Italian Navy aircraft carrier for 1st time “We are very well prepared to do the hard work to equip ITS Cavour and the Italian Navy with the Joint Strike Fighter’s 5th generation air combat capability.” View post tag: F-35B In February, Italian Navy flagship arrived at US Naval Station Norfolk, Va. for a series of operations alongside U.S. military assets to attain the Italian Navy’s “Ready for Operations” certification to safely land and launch F-35B aircraft. March 5, 2021, by The pilots and aircraft join a test team of approximately 180 personnel from the NAS Pax River-based F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) embarked for up to four weeks of sea trials. With the pilots and jets on board, the test team will now collect data that will ultimately lead to the ship’s officers’ and crew’s ability to safely conduct carrier operations with Italy’s own F-35s. View post tag: Italian Navy View post tag: ITS Cavour #ICYMI F-35Bs have landed aboard the @ItalianNavy aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550). #MarinaMilitare personnel and the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force test team are underway in the Atlantic to conduct #F35B sea trials aboard the carrier 🔗 🇺🇸 🇮🇹— F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (@theF35JPO) March 4, 2021last_img read more

Rogue ‘fat gene’ discovered

first_imgThis rogue DNA is apparently carried by more than a third of the population and can seriously increase a person’s chances of being overweight, obese or finding weight-loss and dieting difficult. It was revealed that the presence of FTO, a gene discovered last year to affect obesity, worsened the effect of the newly discovered strand of DNA, leaving those with both at a far higher risk of morbid obesity. Oxford University’s genetics team has confirmed the existence of genetic variants, which specifically affect weight and fat mass.last_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE we just confirmed that the names of the 6 individuals that signed the endorsement and solicitation letter that was recently mailed to potential voters asking them to vote for three EVSC board incumbents?  …they are: Bob Jones-CEO at Old National Bank; Linda White-Newburgh Resident and Community Volunteer; Harold Calloway-President of USI Board of Trustees; Brian D. Hancock-ONI RIsk Partners; Brad Ellsworth-Community Volunteer and Patrick A. Shoulders-EVSC Legal Counsel?  …we corrected the post that  Mr. Ellsworth signed this letter as a Community Volunteer and not as an employee of Vectren?  …we are told that this may be a developing story because of a group of politically active women are talking about taking to task 5 out 6 individuals (men) that signed this letter citing that their actions are chauvinistic in nature?IS IT TRUE we were told that incumbent school board members Andy Guarino, Chris Kiefer, and Rance Ossenberg did not attend the recent debate of school board candidates sponsored by the Westside Neighborhood Improvement Association? …we hope this isn’t a signal to the voting public that the above individuals feel that they are beyond defending the decisions they made as members of the EVSC school board during the last four (4) years? If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE one thing that we found interesting in the above endorsement and solicitation letter sent out to potential voters was the claim that EVSC was one of the top performing urban school districts in Indiana?  …that during the last several years EVSC has 7 elementary schools located within the city limits received an “F” rating by the State education agency? IS IT TRUE we would like to point out that there are 8 very well qualified individuals running for EVSC School board in the upcoming November general election?  …they are: District 1(Vote for 1) -Chris Kiefer and Jean Webb; District 2 (Vote for 2) -Ann M Ennis, R. Clark Exmeyer and Andy Guarino; School Board At-Large (Vote for 1)-David Hollingsworth, Melissa Moore, and Rance Ossenberg? IS IT TRUE its obvious that the City of Evansville doesn’t have a revenue problem but they do have a spending problem? IS IT TRUE the best way for Evansville City Council to balance the budget is to make budget cuts not increase taxes? IS IT TRUE the former City Council President and Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA predicted three years ago that starting in 2018 the City of Evansville will be experiencing a budget meltdown was spot on?  …John Friend also predicted that the 2019 city budget shall be financial disasters?  …he also predicted that the only ways the city can balance future budgets are increasing taxes, make major budget cuts and lay off employees? IS IT TRUE that the proposed 2019 City budget didn’t address the current $2.9 million city employees Healthcare deficit for 2018? …we feel compiled to warn City Council members that the city employees Healthcare deficit could be even higher depending on medical claims filed before the end of this year?  … we hear that the city employees Healthcare deficit may be well over $4 million at the end of this year? IS IT TRUE how to distributed the Local Option income tax money in 2019 is causing quite a political stirs between the city council and members of the Winnecke administration?  …that City Councilmembers Weaver and Mosby want the bulk of this money to be spent on public safety?  …Mole #3 tells us that in spite of the assertions by the Winnecke officials that all of the proposed Local Option Income Tax dollars for 2018 was used for public safety equipment, raises and health insurance only may not be totally truthful? IS IT TRUE we wonder why members of City Council haven’t demanded that City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr to informed them how much did it cost the taxpayers of Evansville to subsidized the Evansville Thunderbolts operating expenses during the 2017-18 hockey season? IS IT TRUE that the “Dapper Pig” will be offering experimental gourmet dishes created with CBC Hemp Oil on this evening test kitchen menu?  …we urge you to make reservations at the “Dapper Pig” and try one of Chefs Wess Rose gourmet CBC Hemp Oil dishes? …these dishes are also legal to serve?  …reservations can be made by calling 812-401-3333? IS IT TRUE one of our staff members went to the new land-based Tropancia-Evansville Casino last weekend and was extremely impressed with what she saw?  …she reported the food was excellent?  …the gaming machine offerings is something you would expect to see in Vegas?  …she also said she saw many people winning on the slots and gaming tables?…she also stated that the staff was extremely professional and friendly?  …most importantly the facility was extremely clean?  …she gives the Tropanica-Evansville a triple-A rating?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel its time for the taxpayers of this community to start holding our public officials accountable for their bad business decisions. We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we as responsible citizens of this community need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE that an endorsement and solicitation letter was recently mailed to potential voters asking them to vote for three EVSC board incumbents?  …the author of this letter alleges that six (6) extremely well known civic leaders signed this letter and urge you to vote for Andy Guarino, Chris Kiefer, and Rance Ossenberg? …the author of this letter also asks that you send your checks for the above School Board members to Supporting Strong Schools, Post Box 916, Evansville Ind., 47706?…we look forward to the six (6) people who names and signatures appear on this letter either acknowledged or denied if they had anything to do with it? …when they either acknowledged or denied if the signed this letter then we shall make their names public? Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.last_img read more

The Achievement in Bakery Training Award

first_imgWinner Jane HattonLecturerBrooklands CollegeWeybridge, SurreyHatton says she has always enjoyed sharing her skills as a baker and confectioner and her move into teaching from working full-time in various bakery businesses was a natural progression.She has now been teaching for 26 years, the last eight at Brooklands College.Hatton was chosen as the winner because of her passion for training and the industry as a whole. She says: “I love baking and I like to keep industry contacts to ensure I’m providing the right courses for what companies need. We must promote this industry and persuade young people that it offers a good career path.”The judges also cited Hatton’s “perseverance and willingness to go the extra mile for the industry” as making her an inspirational and worthy winner.Finalist Henry JefferiesAssessor/Internal VerifierHungerford, BerkshireAfter completing his training, Jefferies turned his attention to a family business. Opened in 1960, the firm grew from one shop to seven and, by 1998, had an annual turnover of £1.5 million. At this point, Jefferies sold up and moved on to training, with the National Association of Master Bakers, City & Guilds and the SAMB.Jefferies says he is, above all, a practical baker, always learning, and he hopes his 50 years’ experience means he can offer students a breadth of knowledge vital to the demands of the industry today. “Bakers today must know so much and be able to relate various processes to one another – I think I have the communication skills to help them understand this.”Finalist Julie KempHR ManagerBells of LazonbyPenrith, CumbriaThis 60-year-old family business has five shops in and around Cumbria and the north west and serves several wholesale clients, turning over £11 million a year. It also owns the Village Bakery and OK! ’free-from’ brands. Kemp joined as HR manager two years ago and has put in place a programme addressing a raft of requirements, from hands-on bakery training, Skills for Life numeracy and literacy and English skills for the 10% of staff who are migrant workers.As a result, absence has reduced by over 15% and staff turnover by over 10%. “We have seen a real change in people’s abilities and attitude. We are committed to developing a culture of life-long learning,” she sayslast_img read more

Blood Orange Debuts Two New Singles During Performance On ‘Corden’ [Watch]

first_imgDev Hynes a.k.a Blood Orange was the featured musical guest on Tuesday night’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he treated viewers to a pair of brand new songs. Titled, “Something to Do” and “Dark Handsome”, the pair of songs act as the first new material shared by the songwriter and singer since Hynes released Negro Swan this past summer.The performance featured Dynes and his troupe of backing vocalists all casually hanging in front of a brightly-lit red backdrop on a park-like stage setup. Hynes plays away softly on his guitar while laying on the ground beside a British flag, while the mix of female backing vocalists all seated on the benches behind him sing the repetitive lyrics of “Something to Do,” which didn’t last very long. Hynes then places his guitar to the side in exchange for a microphone to take over the lead singing duties for “Dark Handsome,” a smooth-hitting R&B tune featuring a solid foundation dreamy keyboard chords and a catchy drum beat. Fans can watch the video below to relive the entire performance from Tuesday.Blood Orange – “Something to Do” and “Dark Handsome” [Video: The Late Late Show with James Corden]Fans will surely get the chance to hear the two new songs live when Blood Orange hits the road supporting Florence + The Machine beginning with a show at Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago on May 23rd. Fans can head over to Blood Orange’s website for tickets and tour info.last_img read more

GSD students unveil new design journal

first_imgTrays journal, a student publication at the Graduate School of Design (GSD), and GSD student group Social Change and Activism have collaborated to create the first annual compendium on sociocultural awareness in design, titled DO!: Design Opportunity.The goal of the publication is to showcase the myriad of GSD student work that contributes to the discourse on the global and regional role of socially conscious design. Its editors are GSD students Shelby Doyle and Quardean Lewis-Allen.The release of the publication will be marked by a reception to follow a public lecture by Design Corps founder and 2010 Loeb Fellow Bryan Bell, at GSD’s Open House, Nov. 5, in the Gund Hall lobby from 5:30-6:30 p.m. alongside new GSD exhibition, Platform 3.For all inquiries about the publication, editors, and events, contact [email protected]last_img read more

Food Week kicks off at Saint Mary’s

first_imgIn preparation for Thanksgiving feasts, Saint Mary’s began its annual Food Week yesterday, however, encouraging students to learn healthy eating habits and prioritize nutrition.Sophomore Mary Kate Luft said Food Week, which started in 2012, teaches students the implications of wasting food and emphasizes the value of eating right and working out. (Editor’s note: Luft is a Viewpoint copy editor for the Observer)“We may have an abundance of food here, which may cause us to be under the impression that there is an unlimited supply of food, but we need to realize that this is not the case for many people,” Luft said. “I hope that students will realize just how much food they are throwing away. I want them to become aware of how much food they put on their trays, and I want them to learn to limit this amount just to what they are going to actually eat.”Luft said she hopes students’ concerns about excess food waste will increase after weighing their trays during the Noble Family Dining Hall’s lunch hours Wednesday.“I often see plates full of food on the tray return that will just be thrown away,” Luft said. “If you’re not actually going to eat something, don’t put it on your tray.”Luft said this year’s Food Week promotes multiculturalism by serving Middle Eastern cuisine as well as Central and South American dishes on various nights of the week. Luft said she hopes that exposing students to foods they don’t often encounter will encourage them to step outside of their comfort zones.“We hope to possibly increase students’ understanding and appreciation of other cultures and the people of those cultures,” Luft said. “We also hope to regularly serve these foods even after Food Week ends to continue to give students opportunities to try foods from other cultures.”Luft said students will gain lifestyle advice throughout Food Week with an Exercise and Healthy Habits presentation tonight at 8 p.m. at the Angela Athletic Facility. The formal tips for healthy eating and working out precede a screening of the documentary “Fed Up,” with a supplementary question-and-answer session with dietitian Samantha Kauffman, she said.“Food Week promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing students with events that focus on health and nutrition, such as the event with Yoga Club that focuses on how to properly nourish your body before and after working out,” Luft said. “Students will have the opportunity to learn more about how to eat healthily and make sure they are getting proper nutrition.Luft said she hopes the messages of Food Week will stick with students long after this five-day event. The Saint Mary’s Student Government Association coordinated this week’s series of activities with all students in mind, hoping that everyone benefits in at least one way, she said.“Besides having a ton of fun, students will be able to learn about healthy eating habits, sustainable and ethical food sources, and foods from other cultures,” Luft said. “They will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about food served at Saint Mary’s.”Tags: Food Weeklast_img read more

The Stars of The Flick on Marilyn Monroe & What You Should Never Do at the Movies

first_img View Comments GREATEST MOVIE STAR OF ALL TIME?KYLE: Let’s say James Dean.DANNY: For consistent box office clout and quality of work, it’s Denzel Washington. Malcolm X! Devil in a Blue Dress! He’s amazing.NICOLE: Marilyn Monroe. She’s now a mythic legend, but I’m always blown away by her deep well of talent and undeniable “it” factor onscreen. And she was a box office champion!HOW MANY DEGREES AWAY ARE YOU FROM YOUR PICK FOR THE GREATEST MOVIE STAR OF ALL TIME?DANNY: In theater, two degrees. In movies, four.KYLE: There are only four movies between the two of us, so our odds aren’t great. But there’s a great photo of him hanging in my kitchen.NICOLE: A bajillion?FILM LINE YOU QUOTE THE MOST?KYLE: Something profane from I Heart Huckabees.NICOLE: “I’m as good as I am. That’s how good I am!” from Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.DANNY: “Nobody knows anybody. Not that well.” As well as most of the rest of the lines from the Coen brothers’ Miller’s Crossing.FAVORITE LINE (OR STAGE DIRECTION) IN THE FLICK?DANNY: “Sometimes I worry that there’s something really, really wrong with me. But that I’ll never know exactly what it is.” —RoseKYLE:  All my favorites have profanity. Sensing a theme here!NICOLE: Pause. Sam’s heart breaks.See The Flick at the Barrow Street Theatre through January 10, 2016. Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick follows workers at a rundown movie theater in Massachusetts. The three main characters—Sam (Danny Wolohan), Avery (Kyle Beltran) and Rose (Nicole Rodenburg)—are bound together by their mundane duties, frustrations, struggles and ultimately their humanity. We asked this trio of actors about (what else?) movies! Their answers are below.BEST MOVIE EVER?NICOLE: It’s a tie between The Wizard of Oz and The Godfather.DANNY: Fanny and Alexander. And the next movie I’m cast in.KYLE: Sophie’s Choice. And by that I mean this is literally an impossible question for me to answer.TASTIEST MOVIE TREAT?NICOLE: Popcorn.KYLE: The 10-year-old me would be so disappointed, but I’m definitely the guy who packs healthier snacks to bring to the movies. I love Trader Joe’s Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil.DANNY: Popcorn with a bag of peanut M&M’s dumped in, then shake the bag so the M&M’s are evenly distributed. Delicious and only 38,000 calories.MOVIE THEATER PET PEEVE?DANNY: Commercials are not OK.NICOLE: Texting in the dark.KYLE: People who talk like they are in their living room. Cannot deal! The Flickcenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 10, 2016last_img read more

Head Lice.

first_imgChances are, you’ve either had head lice or know someone whohas. But what are they, and how do people get them?”Head lice are one of three types of lice that feed onhuman blood,” said Miranda Brooks, a Pickens County senior4-H’er. “The insect lives its entire life cycle on the headsof humans.”Brooks was a state 4-H winner this year for her project onhead lice. She studied the insect pest and worked to educate hercommunity on ways to control them.Her efforts included volunteering to help with head checksin her local primary school, writing an article for her localnewspaper, presenting a program to the PTA and creating displaysfor use in schools and the public library.What They Look LikeHead lice are flat, have no wings and are about an eighth ofan inch long.”They’re about the size of a sesame seed,” Brookssaid. “They’re almost clear when they hatch and dirty-whiteto brownish-black when they mature. Their color changes as theyfeed on blood.”How They TravelIf they have no wings and don’t jump, how do head lice travelfrom head to head?”Many times lice are spread by head-to-head contact,”Brooks said. “That’s why outbreaks are more common in lowerelementary grades where children are more likely to hug a friend,touch his hair or wrestle on the floor.”Lice also travel from person to person on brushes, combs, hairclips, caps, hats, scarves and jackets. Sports helmets and headsetsused for computers and music equipment are also a means of transferringlice.”Cold weather brings on the spread of lice due to caps,hats and scarves being piled together in school coat closets,”Brooks said. “The lice can crawl from garment to garmentand eventually up onto the neck and into the hair of a new host.”Who Gets Them and Who Doesn’tLice are rarely found on the heads of African-American childrenand adults. “Researchers have always known that for somereason, black children were not infested with the type of headlice most commonly found in America,” Brooks said. “Buthead lice do infest blacks in Africa.”The American head louse has a claw adapted to clinging to theround hair shafts of Caucasians.Itching and scratching are the first signs of lice infestation.”If you suspect you have head lice, have someone checkyour head for signs,” Brooks said. “The lice are tiny,shy away from light and move quickly. So it’s much easier to checkfor nits, which are lice eggs. Nits are normally found aroundthe nape of the neck, behind the ears and at the crown of thehead.”What Do Nits Look Like?Nits appear as tiny, silvery specks attached to the hair shaft.They may appear to be flakes of dandruff, but they don’t flakeoff easily. Sometimes debris or hair oil is mistaken for a nit.If the spot moves easily up and down the hair shaft, it’s nota nit.Once you have determined you have head lice, treat your hairwith lice removal treatment. Follow label instructions.last_img read more