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ITS Andrea Doria Heads to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

first_img View post tag: Saudi Arabia View post tag: middle east Authorities Share this article View post tag: ITS Andrea Doria View post tag: europe August 5, 2014 View post tag: heads After passing through the Suez Canal, and meeting Italian ship Esploratore, (commanded by LT Gianpaolo Misseritti) – one of the patrol boats belonging to the Tenth Naval Coastal Group based in Sharm El Sheikh – Destroyer Andrea Doria sailed south, towards the biggest port of the Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.center_img During the short technical and operational stop, the unit received onboard the Deputy Italian General Consul Dr. Nocera, accompanied by the commercial attaché Dr. Catania and representatives of the Italian consulate.ITS Andrea Doria is now heading to Djibouti where, from next 6th of August, will be Task Force 465 Flagship, in the anti-piracy mission ATALANTA led by Rear Admiral (LH) Guido Rando.[mappress]Press Release, August 05, 2014; Image: Italian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today ITS Andrea Doria Heads to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia View post tag: Naval ITS Andrea Doria Heads to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia View post tag: Jeddah View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navylast_img read more

The Government Inspector

first_imgSet in Tsarist Russia, this fast-moving, almost corybantic comedy of errors extols the energy of a Carry On and farcical irony of an episode of Fawlty Towers. Philip Aspin’s John Cleese-eque Mayor is so perpetually frenetic in the face of an ensuing government inspection, that he compliments the stage set’s scarlet colour accent. It is not without charisma, however, that the talented Aspin addresses the audience and pressurises the intrinsically corrupt villagers to adulate and impress the svelte and rather dandy visitor, Khlestakov (Alex Worsnip). While Khlestakov swaggers (or at least feigns to), the ladies in red swoon, perhaps Mona Schroedel best of all: in her role as the Warden/Shopkeeper, Schroedel exemplifies the importance of facial expressivity in a high-pulsed production. At times, the lack of an ease-up in the characters’ hysteria resembles more an espresso-inspired intoxication than a genuine concern to conceal government corruption, but generally equilibrium is maintained between the darker and the more farcical elements of Gogol’s satire. Gogol the man may well have been quite a personality, but Gogol the playwright has certainly secured a further posthumous success in this particularly laudable rendition.  Daisy Dunnlast_img read more

City Council Meeting On January 28, 2019

first_imgCity Council MeetingJANUARY 28, 2019 At 5:30 P.M at the Civic Center.AGENDA R-2019-02 Amended Attachment: Agenda Attachment: I.INTRODUCTION XI.ADJOURNMENT A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, February 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. B.ORDINANCE R-2019-02 Amended An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 202-204 E. Florida Street Petitioner: Betty J. Hammer Owner: Betty J. Hammer Requested Change: C1 and R2 to C4 w/UDC Ward: 3 Hayden Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS C.ORDINANCE R-2018-33 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 29, 31-33  and 35 Jefferson Street Petitioner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Owner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Requested Change: R2 to C2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Kelley Coures, Department of Metropolitian Development R-2018-32 Attachment: VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET A.ORDINANCE F-2019-01 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 2/11/2019 Notify: Russ Lloyd Jr., Controller X.COMMITTEE REPORTS A.ORDINANCE R-2018-31 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1900-1912 N Fifth Avenue Petitioner: John and Anita Smith Owner: John & Anita Smith Requested Change: C4 to M1 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Thomas J. Keith, Andy Easley Engineering, Inc. A.COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS B.ORDINANCE R-2018-32 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1022 SE Second Street Petitioner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Owner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Requested Change: C4 to C2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Kelley Coures, Department of Metropolitian Development V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAYcenter_img R-2018-33 Attachment: R-2018-34 Amended Attachment: III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS Memo Attachment: B.LIAISON APPOINTMENTS R-2019-03 Attachment: D.ORDINANCE R-2018-34 Amended An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1306, 1312 and 1320 SE Second Street Petitioner: Thomas J. Keith Owner: Rathbone LP Requested Change: R3 to C2 w/UDC Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Thomas J. Keith, Andy Easley Engineering, Inc. VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS F-2019-01 Attachment: II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS B.2019 YOUTH GRANT APPLICATIONS are available online at or during regular office hours in the City Clerk’s Office in Room 314 of the Civic Center.  Application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019. C.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS C.ORDINANCE R-2019-03 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 3540 Broadway Avenue Petitioner: Richard & Lucia Schenk Owner: Richard & Lucia Schenk Requested Change: R1 to C4 w/ UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law R-2018-31 Attachment: FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_img74, of Bayonne, formerly of Jersey City, passed away at her residence with her family by her side on April 12, 2018. Born in the Ukraine, Maria was a dedicated parishioner at St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Jersey City and she worked for many years as a Union 32BJ member in New York City, before retiring. She was the wife to Wladyslaw and the mother to Grace, Victor, Christopher & John Dobrowolski. Maria was also the sister to Michael & John Bilyj and to Anna Porada, Wiesia Podobinsky & Helen Podberezniak. Maria was pre-deceased by her parents Michael & Anastasia (nee: Peleschak) Bilyj and surviving her is a host of other family members and friends. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

AARP to Host “Green Burials” Seminar

first_imgRegister for a free class to test your culinary skills. The Ocean City AARP Chapter 1062 is holding a seminar March 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for members to learn about “green burials.”The discussion will be in Room N111 of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.The featured speaker will be Andrew Hoffman, a licensed funeral director and director of the Green Burial Program at Jeffrey and Keates Funeral Home in Northfield. Jeffrey and Keates is the first funeral home certified by the Green Burial Society in Atlantic County.last_img read more

Consumer ‘dismay’ on foreign eggs

first_imgBakery manufacturers using imported eggs in their products could be risking their reputation after new research found consumers were “dismayed” to discover foreign eggs are regularly used in British-made food.Focus group research, commissioned by British Lion Egg Products, found that consumers felt the use of foreign eggs compromised the quality and value of the product they were buying. Respondents assumed the eggs in products such as quiche would be British and were “shocked” to find out that they often contained imported eggs.The UK imported the equivalent of around one billion eggs in 2009, in the form of egg products, such as dried, liquid and frozen eggs, which are widely used in bakery products. The 2008 annual market price for 100kg of eggs in the Netherlands was €79 and in Spain €103, while in the UK it was €116, according to the European Egg Processors’ Association.Craft bakery chain Birds of Derby uses the British Lion egg logo on point-of-sale material to highlight to customers that the company only uses British eggs. Mike Holling, retail operations manager, said: “The British Lion mark gives us confidence that the eggs we are buying are produced to the highest food safety standards – for example chicks are inoculated against salmonella. Our customers also like the fact we use regional and British ingredients whenever we can.”last_img read more

Fire crews in Elkhart respond to fire at Conn-Selmer building

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Fire crews in Elkhart respond to fire at Conn-Selmer building By Carl Stutsman – April 20, 2020 0 531 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ Google+ (Bill Beck/Elkhart Truth) Nobody was injured in the fire that broke out at the Conn-Selmer building in Elkhart on Sunday.Fire Crews were called to the scene when the alarm went off, and when they arrived smoked had filled the building and there was black smoke pouring from an exhaust vent. It appears the fire was started when a liquid heating unit overheated a plastic acid dip tank. That caused the plastic tank to ignite and burn.Elkhart Fire says nobody was in the building at the time the fire started. Twitter Previous articleForecast seems less accurate than usual? You can blame the lack of air travelNext articleVirus highlights gap in Michigan’s broadband internet access Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Shares Stories & New Songs At ‘it’s not us’ Release Party [Video/Photo]

first_imgLoad remaining images After twenty years, thousands of concerts, and ten studio albums, on January 12, progressive rock stalwarts Umphrey’s McGee released their newest album it’s not us. The creation and release of their eleventh studio album culminated in a very intimate concert at Chicago’s Park West that doubled as the release party. The atmosphere at Park West was definitely more casual and relaxed than the raging musical marathons a UM show is usually known for.The short set was highlighted by stories, anecdotes, and other nuggets of UM information that was given by the band members themselves. So instead of taking the stage and beginning with a spacey “Jazz Odyssey”, guitarists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger discussed at length the genesis of the title of “Half Delayed,” one of the songs off it’s not us. They then played “Maybe Someday”, which could be traced all the way back to 2008’s “Waist Down,” a UM original that has disappeared from their repertoire.Bayliss detailed the life and love (and struggles) of having children and how that became the catalyst for the song, “Whistle Kid”. That song has a very catchy whistling part that won’t be forgotten by anybody that hears it—you could hear the tune being whistled by fans outside the venue three hours later after it was played. Bassist Ryan Stasik relayed how all members of the band took part in recording the whistling except for Joel Cummins and himself because they “only know how to suck while the others guys can blow.”The new material was given a respite when Bayliss announced that the next song “goes out to anyone that doesn’t like the new album”, and they launched into a fun “Bridgeless.” The song was stretched out slightly and had a “Cut the Cable” sandwiched inside. They brought out the acoustics for “You & You Alone” which definitely demonstrated how UM’s acoustic tunes are some of the best they have written, and then kept them out for a rendition of Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” which had everyone clapping and singing along. The last song not featured on the new album was a fantastic “Blue Echo.” A great jam vehicle, this version didn’t disappoint. After the composed section, Stasik immediately got the groove going with a catchy bass line that developed into a full “So Fresh, So Clean” jam that was the best jam of the night. They returned to their new material and ended the short set with two more songs from the new album, “Silent Type” and “Looks.”It was odd having the show over but people remaining in the venue. Nobody left because as the musicians exited the stage, the PA slowly took to playing it’s not us in its entirety. The band members gradually took to mingling with the crowd for conversations and photos with Umphreaks. Fans were very happy as they (we) noticeably had ear-to-ear grins while hanging with the band. The 1939 Underwood typewriter that was utilized significantly for the it’s not us concept art was on display. Fans were able to write messages for the band to read through later.Even with the show over, the environment was chill yet jovial, and it was a great way to hear the album. For some fans, it was the umpteenth time they had heard it, having listened to it almost religiously since it was officially released only three days ago. For others, it was the first time hearing it. Whichever category one falls in, the album is bound to be enjoyable. The only song remaining off the new album that hasn’t been played is “Dark Brush” and that is one of many things to look forward to as the Umphrey’s goes forth into 2018.Thanks to Kevin Higley on YouTube, you can watch a few videos below, plus make sure to check out a number of photos from last night’s show, courtesy of Ojeda Photography.“Half Delayed”[Video: Kevin Higley]“Maybe Someday”[Video: Kevin Higley]“Can’t You See”[Video: Kevin Higley]Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | ‘it’s not us’ album release party | Park West | Chicago, IL | 1/14/18Set: Half Delayed, Maybe Someday, Whistle Kids, Bridgeless -> Cut the Cable -> Bridgeless, You & You Alone, Can’t You See, Blue Echo, Silent Type, LooksUmphrey’s McGee | it’s not us album release party | Park West | Chicago, IL | 1/14/18 | Photos by Daniel Ojedalast_img read more

Technology transforms energy outlook

first_imgThe U.S. energy picture has changed significantly in recent years, with vast, new natural gas supplies coming to market, revived solar and wind power industries, and new extraction techniques opening supplies of Canadian oil sands, an energy expert said Wednesday.Daniel Yergin, a former professor at Harvard Business School and  Harvard Kennedy School and author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the oil industry, credited technology for changing the domestic energy landscape. Recent innovations have made the United States less dependent on Middle Eastern oil, shifted the flow of energy to this country from one that was predominantly east and west to one that is increasingly north and south, and given the nation a bit more latitude on how it approaches international energy matters.Though the world faces enormous energy hurdles in the coming decades as developing countries modernize, Yergin’s view is one of “reasoned optimism” because of an increased pace of energy innovation.“Innovation is not an American or European enterprise. Innovation is really a global phenomenon,” Yergin said. “This great revolution in terms of innovation will continue.”Yergin’s talk, “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Modern World,” was sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment as part of its Future of Energy lecture series. It was co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Yergin’s book, “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power,” won the 1992 Pulitzer for general nonfiction. His most recent book, on which his Wednesday talk was based, is “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.”Yergin embarked on the new book to provide an update on changes since the early 1990s and to broaden his focus from oil to the entire energy industry. Changes over the past two decades have been broad and sweeping, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the rise of climate change as a global issue, China’s switch from oil exporter to importer, the rise of shale gas, the political effects of the Arab Spring uprisings, ongoing tensions over Iran, nuclear power’s changing outlook — altered again by Japan’s nuclear disaster — and increased attention to renewable energy.The major questions about energy today, Yergin said, are growth in demand and the prospects of energy scarcity in the future, energy security related to the Middle East and new vulnerability to cyber attacks, and the environment.The most recent issue involves the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program, Yergin said, and the efforts by the United States and Europe to close markets for Iranian oil. Those efforts are made extra difficult because they’re coming at a time of tight supply globally, Yergin said. Global energy demand used to be dominated by the developed world, but now the demand from developing countries is about equal to that of developed nations.Yergin said that increasing demand from developing countries, combined with concerns about climate change, have worked together to change the global energy outlook, increasing the emphasis on renewable power sources and making renewable energy a global business.The biggest change, however, involves the development of shale gas — natural gas released from shale deposits deep underground through a process of fracturing the rock by injecting water. Estimates suggest there are huge sources of natural gas in the United States that can be released through this method. The new supply has already driven down natural gas prices, created 600,000 jobs, and lowered energy prices enough to spark re-investment in U.S.-based manufacturing.“I think we’re just beginning to see the economic impact of it,” Yergin said.The hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, technique used to extract the gas, however, is a source of controversy, generating complaints about contaminated groundwater, increased truck traffic in rural areas, and air pollution from methane releases. Yergin said a lot of work is going on to address fracking’s environmental issues.Two developments have affected the U.S. oil supply. One is the development of technology to extract oil from Canada’s oil sands deposits. The second is the development of a type of oil deposit called tight oil in North Dakota, which has sparked a boom in the state. The million barrels a day generated by North Dakota’s fields could as much as triple by the end of the decade, Yergin said.One major energy “source” is not a source at all. Yergin said that conservation has doubled U.S. energy efficiency since the 1970s and that a further doubling is still possible. New government fuel efficiency standards will continue to improve vehicle gas mileage, while improvements in other areas, such as the development of Boeing’s fuel-efficient Dreamliner aircraft, will continue to save energy.Though these developments will change the U.S. energy picture, Yergin said he expects demand to keep up with supply increases. Renewable sources will be a bigger part of the energy mix, but they will complement, not replace, conventional fuels. The United States will be less dependent on Middle Eastern oil, but it will still be a big part of the nation’s energy mix.Yergin is prepared for the picture to change again, perhaps dramatically. The potential for major changes grows after 2030, he said, when the current fleet of power plants is retired, clearing the way for plants based on new technology.“This is a story with many surprises,” Yergin said.last_img read more

Safe, plentiful supply of injected and inhaled flu vaccine expected

first_imgEditor’s Note: See Oct 5 CIDRAP News story for important developments regarding the supply of flu vaccine since the story below was published.Sep 30, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Flu vaccine should be on time for the 2004-2005 influenza season, and it will be safe, according to testimony this week by Howard Pien, President and CEO of Chiron, maker of Fluvirin, before the US Senate Committee on Aging.Chiron announced on Aug 26 that it was halting production of its vaccine temporarily because some lots, containing about 4 million doses, did not meet sterility standards. The company’s plans for this flu season are to ship 48 million doses—about half the US supply.Pien told the committee that the company expects to make shipment plans in the next few days and that their product should reach distributors in October and November, in time for peak flu season.He said that established protocol calls for retesting of any apparently contaminated product, followed by determination of where contamination arose. No cause has yet been found, but Chiron is working with the Food and Drug Administration to guarantee that the product to be shipped is pure.In the 2003-2004 season, flu cases began occurring early and were severe, spurring high demand for flu vaccinations. The supply of 83 million doses produced turned out to be inadequate, so this year 100 million doses of vaccine are to be made available.Among the supply will be about 1.5 doses of MedImmune’s FluMist inhalable vaccine, licensed for use in 5- to 49-year-olds. David Mott, CEO of the company said in a presentation at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference in New York this week that the cost of FluMist has been cut in half; its greater expense in relation to flu shots was thought to be a reason that the product was not received as hoped for in last year’s flu season.Mott also said that late-stage studies of a newer version of FluMist will begin this fall, with results hoped for before the 2007 flu season. The reformulated version would be targeted at younger children and the elderly, the populations most in need of vaccination, and would not require frozen storage, making it easier to distribute and use.See also:Aug 27 CIDRAP News story on vaccine delay read more

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