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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Illustrious Hands Over Her Duties to HMS Ocean View post tag: HMS Ocean View post tag: News by topic July 23, 2014 View post tag: Hands Over View post tag: Duties Authorities In a symbolic gesture the UK’s outgoing helicopter carrier has handed over duties to her successor. View post tag: europe HMS Illustrious Hands Over Her Duties to HMS Ocean Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval In the waters off the south coast HMS Illustrious and HMS Ocean met yesterday morning and the baton of protecting the nation’s interests handed between the two.The two ships steamed side by side, in the company of the frigate HMS Lancaster, to conduct the ceremonial handing over of their duties.HMS Illustrious then peeled away with HMS Lancaster escorting her on her final entry into Portsmouth.HMS Ocean will now go forward as the Royal Navy’s helicopter landing platform and HMS Illustrious will be retired after 32 years of service.As the sole member of her class, the Mighty O was designed to support amphibious landing operations meaning she is able to deliver troops to the centre of the action by helicopter or landing craft.With six helicopter landing spots on her flightdeck, and space in her hangar to carry many more, Ocean is Britain’s biggest warship.Launched in 1995, the 21,500 tonne Plymouth based ship has just emerged from a 15 month £65 million refit which saw more than 60 upgrades to her flightdeck, hangar and aviation facilities.Her engines, propellers, shafts, rudders and stabilisers were also given a thorough going over to ensure this is ready for the role that lies ahead.[mappress]Press Release, July 23, 2014; Image: UK Navy View post tag: HMS Illustriouslast_img read more


first_imgDear Friends,At last night’s City Council meeting, we announced some great news regarding recent grant awards to the City of Ocean City. Over the past few weeks the City has been notified of successful grant applications to federal, state and county agencies totaling nearly $1.6 million.The city was notified at the end of August of an award from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of a Community Development Block Grant award of just over $298,000.  This grant allows the city to improve handicap access and sidewalks in defined sections of our City.The city will receive grant awards from the New Jersey Historic Trust for three projects.  The projects include $149,000 for replacement of the doors and windows on the Ninth Street entrance to City Hall; $500,000 for restoration of the Transportation Center including replacement of the turret; and $143,000 for the Life Saving Station at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue.We were also notified by the Cape May County Freeholders of an award of a $500,000 Open Space Grant for the construction of a skate board park on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue.  The City’s grant application indicated that the proposed project would be constructed on a portion of Block 504, Lot 1. This project will not require the Clothes Closet to relocate.I am thankful to City Council and all of the City team members who assisted in bringing these grant dollars to Ocean City.I would also like to welcome Kristen Gallagher to the City team as the new Director of Community Services.  We look forward to Kristen getting started, and I am confident she will do a great job leading this department.I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor The historic Ocean City Transportation Center at 10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Sept. 12.last_img read more


first_imgDATE:    February 26, 2018                   CASE:  PD-18 – 04810INCIDENT:  CDS Possession – Weapons OffenseLOCATION: 1500 block West AvenueDATE OF INCIDENT: February 25, 2018             TIME: 2:56pmDETAILS: On February 25, 2018 at 2:56pm, Ptl. Pat Walsh conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 1500 block of West Avenue for multiple motor vehicle violations. While conducting the motor vehicle stop the officer observed that the occupants were in possession of suspected marijuana.  The occupants were placed into custody by the officer.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun, .38 caliber Derringer, and additional suspected marijuana. The additional suspected marijuana was packaged in a manner that is commonly used for sale and distribution.  Also discovered were a scale and packaging materials.   Ptl. Walsh was assisted by Sgt. Koob, Ptl. Doto, Det. Wilent and Det. Mullineaux during the investigation.Both occupants were placed under arrest and charged with the below offenses. Both were transported to the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending a bail hearing on February 26, 2018.Arrested;Robert J. Dowe, age 22, Black, male, Atlantic City, NJZayquan E. Osei-Mincey, age 19, black, male, Philadelphia, Pa.Charges;2C:39-4.1     Possession of weapon with a CDS Offense 2nd degree2C:39-5a(2) Possession of weapon for unlawful purpose 2nd degree2C:39-5b(1) Unlawful possession of weapon 2nd degree2C:35-5a(1) Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute 3rd degree2C:35-10a(1)Possession of CDS Pills 3rd degree2C:36-2       Possession of drug paraphernalia Disorderly Persons offense2:35-10a(4) Possession of marijuana under 50 grams Disorderly persons offense OFFICER PREPARING PRESS RELEASE:   Capt. Steven K. Ang #236Professional Standards Divisionlast_img read more


first_img Professor Julia Black is also a Fellow of the British Academy and has held posts as a visiting fellow at All Souls, Oxford, and the University of Sydney. Julia will take up her position on the Committee from 30 November 2018 Further Information The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney said: I am delighted to welcome Julia Black and Jill May to the Prudential Regulation Committee. Julia is already contributing to improve how markets operate, having joined the SONIA oversight committee. Her deep knowledge of financial markets regulation will now be a valuable addition to the PRC. Jill’s extensive expertise in banking and fund management, and experience with issues around competition in markets, will also strengthen the expertise of the PRC in these areas. I look forward to working with them. Andrew Bailey (Chief Executive Officer, Financial Conduct Authority) David Belsham (External Member) Sandra Boss (External Member) Ben Broadbent (Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy) Norval Bryson (External Member) Mark Carney (Governor, Bank of England) Sir John Cunliffe (Deputy Governor, Financial Stability) Sir Dave Ramsden (Deputy Governor, Markets & Banking) Sam Woods (Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer, PRA) Mark Yallop (External Member) The current members of the PRC are: Jill May recently served as a Non-Executive Director (NED) at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). She will take up her position on the Committee from 23 July 2018 Jill May said: More information on the PRC.center_img Julia’s extensive knowledge of financial regulation and Jill’s impressive career will be valuable assets to the vital work of the Committee. I would like to thank Charles Randell and David Thorburn for their significant contributions to the PRC over their terms, and I want to wish them all the best for the future. Professor Julia Black said: It is a privilege to be joining the PRC and I am excited have the opportunity to bring my investment banking and competition regulation experience to the Committee. I look forward to contributing to its varied and vital work. One of the UK’s leading academics in regulation and a senior investment banker have been appointed by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, today as the new external members of the Prudential Regulation Committee (PRC).Professor Julia Black is one of the country’s leading academics in regulation law based at the London School of Economics. Jill May is an experienced investment banker, having spent 24 years at S.G.Warburg & Co. Ltd and UBS. They will both serve three year terms on the Committee, which makes the most important decisions of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), one of the UK’s financial regulators.The Chancellor also announced today the reappointment of Norval Bryson to the PRC for a further three-year term.The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond said: Norval Bryson is a qualified actuary and was a NED of Scottish Widows Group and latterly Deputy Chairman. He was also a NED of TSB Bank from June 2013 until June 2015 I am also glad that Norval Bryson has agreed to serve a further term on the PRC. His knowledge of the insurance industry has been immensely valuable to the Committee. I am honoured to have been appointed as an external member of the PRC. I look forward to working with the rest of the Committee and the executive team and to contributing to the essential role the Bank has supervising UK banks and insurance companies and protecting policy holders.last_img read more


first_imgConsuming greater amounts of unsaturated fats is associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a large study population followed for more than three decades, researchers found that greater consumption of saturated and trans fats was linked with higher mortality rates than consuming the same number of calories from carbohydrates. Most importantly, replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats conferred substantial health benefits. This study provides further support for the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that emphasize the types of fat rather than total amount of fat in the diet.The study is the most detailed and powerful examination to date of how dietary fats impact health. It suggests that replacing saturated fats like butter, lard, and fat from red meat with unsaturated fats from plants — such as olive, canola, and soybean oils — can confer substantial health benefits and should continue to be a key message in dietary recommendations.The study will be published online today in JAMA Internal Medicine.“Our study shows the importance of eliminating trans fat and replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fats,” said senior author Professor Frank Hu. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer“There has been widespread confusion in the biomedical community and the general public in the last couple of years about the health effects of specific types of fat in the diet,” said Dong Wang, S.D. ’16, a research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School and the study’s lead author. “This study documents important benefits of unsaturated fats, especially when they replace saturated and trans fats.”The study included 126,233 participants from two large, long-term studies — the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study — who answered survey questions every two to four years about their diet, lifestyle, and health for up to 32 years. During the follow-up, 33,304 deaths were documented. Researchers from Harvard Chan School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined the relationship between the types of fats in the participants’ diets and overall deaths among the group during the study period, as well as deaths due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and respiratory disease. Different types of dietary fat had different associations with mortality, the researchers found. Trans fats — on their way to being largely phased out of food — had the most significant adverse impact on health. Every 2 percent higher intake of trans fat was associated with a 16 percent higher chance of premature death during the study period. Greater consumption of saturated fats was also linked with greater mortality risk. When compared with the same number of calories from carbohydrates, every 5 percent increase in saturated fat intake was associated with an 8 percent higher risk of overall mortality.Conversely, intake of high amounts of unsaturated fats, both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated, was associated with between 11 percent and 19 percent lower overall mortality compared with intake of the same number of calories from carbohydrates. Among the polyunsaturated fats, both omega-6, found in most plant oils, and omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and soy and canola oils, were associated with lower risk of premature death.The types of fat that replaced other types of fat had specific health effects, the researchers found. For example, people who replaced saturated fats with unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, had significantly lower risk of death overall during the study period, as well as lower risk of death from CVD, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and respiratory disease, compared with those who maintained high intakes of saturated fats. The findings for cardiovascular disease are consistent with many earlier studies showing reduced total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol when unsaturated fats replace trans or saturated fats.People who replaced saturated fats with carbohydrates had only a slightly lower mortality risk. In addition, replacing total fat with carbohydrates was associated with modestly higher mortality. This was not surprising, the authors said, because carbohydrates in the American diet tend to be primarily refined starch and sugar, which have a similar influence on mortality risk as saturated fats.“Our study shows the importance of eliminating trans fat and replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fats, including both omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In practice, this can be achieved by replacing animal fats with a variety of liquid vegetable oils,” said senior author Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard Chan School and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.Other Harvard Chan School researchers involved in the study included Yanping Li, Stephanie Chiuve, Meir Stampfer, JoAnn Manson, Eric Rimm, and Walter Willett.The study was supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health.SaveSaveSaveSaveSave Related Butter’s benefits melt away Harvard researchers debunk controversial paper on saturated fat and heart health last_img read more


first_imgOver the years, as data center complexity has increased to support the volume, variety, velocity and veracity of data in the enterprise, organizations often find it challenging to get a clear understanding of how infrastructure is performing. Visibility into data center performance is important to understand how resources are used and it provides an opportunity to improve capacity and resource planning. This enables storage admins to address growing business requirements with agility.Storage admins who love the data center visibility that they get with Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager (SRM) will be delighted to know that we are taking SRM further forward with our latest release – SRM 4.4.What is SRM?SRM is our on-premises storage monitoring and reporting tool that works with Dell EMC storage and supports many third-party data center products. With SRM, storage admins can monitor applications, servers, SAN and storage from a single pane of glass, enabling an enterprise wide view of their entire data center environment. SRM provides information on capacity planning, performance troubleshooting, workload placement, configuration compliance, charge-back, proactive alerting and newly simplified custom reporting. With the release of version 4.4, SRM now includes some exciting and innovative enhancements that make it easier to find and solve problems providing even more comprehensive support across your entire data center.Enhanced Troubleshooting and AlertingSRM’s Event Correlation feature helps identify the root cause of a performance issue by looking at related health/configuration events in the context of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). With SRM’s improved Performance Analysis Dashboard you can easily identify overloaded shared components and see details on bully consumers and impacted victims from the details of connected hosts.  This will help to address the ‘noisy neighbors’ kind of scenarios. In addition to providing alerts for congestion issues and associated recommendations, the SRM SAN congestion troubleshooting feature is now enhanced to provide a report detailing ports affected with the slow drain condition.Even More Comprehensive Third-Party SupportSRM 4.4 now supports VMware vSAN which is a foundational component of VMware Cloud Foundation and it’s the storage component of VxRail and vSAN Ready Nodes. SRM Reports on vSAN enabled cluster resources, host systems and datastore objects. In addition, SRM monitors vSAN problems for health, capacity, configuration and performance. As a comprehensive reporting tool, SRM 4.4 has extended support of third-party storage arrays for discovery and monitoring with reports on inventory, capacity and performance metrics.New Cost-Savings DashboardSRM can help you optimize resource utilization by identifying cost-savings opportunities in the storage infrastructure from VMs powered offs to LUNs with no IOPS, including non-utilized switch ports and many other opportunities.SRM Potential Savings DashboardNew Simplified Customizable ReportingSRM now provides an easy-to-use wizard to build custom reports. The wizard provides:Easy to understand storage model by exposing data through Virtual TablesLess time in building custom reports by using metrics with pre-defined settingsSimplified workflows with drag-and-drop operationsIn addition, SRM 4.4 provides numerous other enhancements ranging from SRM REST APIs for changing device passwords to platform specific enhancements, and supports the latest platform versions. Check out Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager to learn more.last_img read more


first_imgThe home at 10 Dora St, HendraHOMEOWNERS are making money on houses as well as horses in the increasingly popular suburb of Hendra.A beautifully renovated Queenslander at 10 Dora St recently sold under the hammer for $2.1 million, after being marketed by Ray White Ascot agents Janelle McKenna and Lisa Pearse-Sergeant.“Warra Willa” is a circa-1910, five-bedroom house on two lots over 809sq m.It had been restored to its former glory with all the traditional features, such as high ceilings, pine floorboards and detailed timber fretwork.The property attracted four registered bidders on the day of the auction.Bidding started at $1.7 million before moving to $2 million, where it paused. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The property then sold for $2.1 million.“I really think this is a great sign to get a $2 million sale in Hendra,” Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush said. “That is a very interesting sign for this market. “Confidence is good now and it’s a very good sign.”Also in Hendra, a home at 111 Woodville St recently sold under the hammer for $1.25 million after it was called on the market.As well as being known for Doomben Racecourse, Hendra is a quiet, family-friendly suburb with lots of character homes and tree-lined streets — just 7km from the CBD.The suburb’s median house price is $947,500, according to figures from property data firm CoreLogic.last_img read more


first_imgMetricon’s Maddock One is designed for the emerging urban dweller, with a set of three modern three- bedroom terrace homes with fluid and light-filled rooms designed to maximise space and flow.Metricon general manager Peter Ryan said TownLiving was introduced to cater for a newstyle of terrace homeowner, with every design drawing on the high quality and innovation thatMetricon was renowned for.“Terrace home living is no longer limited to first home buyers or those with more conservativeMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agobudgets. It is now the ‘home of choice’ for professionals looking for a comfortable, low maintenance home option, empty-nesters wanting a ‘lock-up- and-leave’ or downsize and cash in on a large family home, and anyone aspiring to be close to the action with easy access to urban facilities,” Mr Ryan said.“TownLiving is for people who choose to live in a terrace home environment, while also wanting a standout residence that reflects their individual style.”Emerson One and Maddock One projects are at Aura, Caloundra West, and priced from $535,000 and $425,000.Of the two newly introduced projects, Emerson One comprises four expansive three-bedroomluxury terrace homes with open plan living, central courtyards, and additional leisure space on the second floor.It is designed to appeal to the professional and downsized markets, with indulgentfeatures and high quality finishes.Maddock One is designed for the emerging urban dweller, with a set of three modern three-bedroom terrace homes with fluid and light-filled rooms designed to maximise space and flow.It includes quality fittings and fixtures and is affordably priced for people looking to enterthe property market.Construction on the projects is anticipated to start in October. Metricon’s Emerson One comprises four expansive three-bedroom luxury terrace homes with open plan living, central courtyards, and additional leisure space on the second floor.METRICON Homes is looking to disrupt the terrace home market with the introduction of its new TownLiving range.The release of two double-storey luxury terrace home projects has been designed to make a strong statement about today’s flexible, low maintenance lifestyle choice.TownLiving by Metricon combines a clever use of space and light in the home’s interiors, withstriking and integrated facades; creating a significant contrast to the conventional strip of identical boxlike structures.last_img read more


first_imgAnd he said the discount rate had been changed without explanation.In a statement, the CEPB said: “John Ralfe’s claim that there is a big hole in the clergy pension scheme is simply inaccurate.“At the last valuation of the scheme, on 31 December 2012, the funding deficit was 25%, and we are on target to be fully funded over the next decade.“Had the valuation been carried out at the end of 2013, we might have expected the funding deficit to be closer to 15%.”The CEPB said it had made the assumptions for the valuation based on its assessment of the strength of the responsible bodies’ financial covenant, the fall in yields on fixed interest Gilts, market expectations for future RPI inflation and up-to-date mortality expectations.“The discount rate is in line with advice from an independent actuary and with the requirements of the pensions regulator,” it added.The Church of England Clergy Pensions Scheme is a funded defined benefit (DB) scheme set up to provide retirement benefits for clergy and church workers relating to service from 1998 onwards.Pensions relating to pre-1998 service are paid out of the Church Commissioners’ £5.5bn endowment fund.According to press reports, Ralfe also dubbed the pension scheme the “riskiest in the country in terms of asset-type” because of its high allocation to equities (93%).However, the scheme’s accounts show that, at 31 December 2012, 78% of its £1.1bn return-seeking pool was invested in equities, while all its £200m liability-matching pool was invested in bonds.The CEPB said: “Our return-seeking funds have returned 20.8% over the three years to the end of 2012, and, provisionally, 27.7% over the three years to 2013, improving the funding position of the scheme.”The CEPB added: “Ralfe also fails to take into account that, unlike most other defined benefit schemes, this scheme is still quite immature, and is still open to new members, giving it a healthy contribution inflow.“A bond-heavy investment policy is not normally seen as either necessary or desirable for relatively immature schemes, and would make them unnecessarily expensive.”It also said that, although Ralfe had raised similar issues in the past, he had declined numerous offers by the CEPB to meet to discuss them. The Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB) has issued a riposte to charges by activist investor John Ralfe that its funded pension scheme for clergy was seriously understated, branding his claim as “simply inaccurate”.Ralfe had written to Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church, asking him to commission a report into the £1.1bn (€1.3bn) scheme’s funding.He warned that the scheme’s real deficit was £391m, a third higher than the £293m shown in the scheme accounts.Ralfe based this assertion on the fact the scheme had raised the discount rate used to value its liabilities by 0.5% – using the previous rate would have resulted in the higher deficit figure.last_img read more


first_imgLocalNews Helping Hands Inc Charity donates computer equipment to DAPD by: – April 30, 2012 59 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share DAPD’s President Michael Murphy receiving laptop computer from President of Helping Hands Inc Charity Mrs. Cecilia MartinA local charity foundation has lived up to its name in ‘helping out’ another local organization in its quest to assist those who are less fortunate and disabled.Helping Hands Inc. Charity, a non government foundation which aims to serve as a conduit for receiving funds or resources from persons or organizations wishing to donate to charitable organizations in Dominica, on Monday donated a laptop computer, printer and toner supplies to the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities.President of the Charity, Cecilia Martin who made the donation at the DAPD’s national consultation at the Public Service Union on Monday, explained that the organization members were “very moved” when it was reported that the DAPD’s office had been burglarized of its essential computers equipments.“Although of limited resources, Helping Hands Inc is pleased to make this small donation to the DAPD. As we know this organization is making a meaningful contribution to the lives of persons with disabilities in our society”.The equipment she explained were donated by a United Kingdom company, “Thames Water Authority” and shipped to Dominica free of charge by the Guest Line Limited.Helping Hands is managed by a group of volunteers who are all current of former senior civil servants or managers and has been approved by the Dominica government. Since its launching in 2009, Helping Hands has worked with several agencies and individuals both locally and internationally to provide resources and assistance where they are needed.According to Martin, “a number of local organizations have benefitted from Helping Hands Inc. through links which have been established primarily with Dominicans and friends of Dominica who live overseas. Organizations such as Operation Youth Quake, Chances, 4H youth clubs, senior citizens homes and other agencies linked to the Welfare Department and Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, including the receipt and distribution of toys for children in Dominica at Christmas”. She noted that the organization’s goal is to “intensify our efforts to ensure that donations go to where they are needed” and they also plan to extend their outreach program.Individuals and organizations who wish to provide assistance or make donations to the Helping Hands organization can contact them via email on [email protected] Vibes Newslast_img read more

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