HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled

first_img View post tag: Unveiled View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas November 7, 2014 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled HMS Erebus’ Bell Unveiled View post tag: europe The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, unveiled the ship’s bell recovered from the recently discovered Franklin Expedition shipwreck, HMS Erebus.According to naval traditions, a ship’s bell is a symbolic embodiment of the ship itself. The ship’s bell from HMS Erebus would have been used for marking the passage of time onboard the vessel. Like the chiming of a clock, the bell would have been struck every half hour both day and night to announce the march of time and to signal the changing of the crew’s watches (shifts).This stunning artifact was recovered during dives and archaeological investigation by Parks Canada’s underwater archaeology team in September. The bell was found on the deck adjacent to the ship’s displaced windlass (a form of anchor winch), above which it was originally mounted. Since then, the bell has been undergoing conservation stabilization and additional research.The bell is intact and generally in very good condition. Two embossed markings – introduced when the bronze bell was first cast – are evident on the artifact: a Royal Navy “broad arrow” indicating property of the British Government, as well as the date “1845.”Press release, Image: Parks Canada View post tag: HMS Erebus Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Parks Canada View post tag: Bell Share this articlelast_img read more

OCHS Drama Guild’s “Bye-Bye-Birdie” March 30 and 31 at 7:00PM April 1 at…

first_imgThe Ocean City High School Drama Guild presents the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, located at 6th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City, on March 30 and 31 at 7:00 p.m., and on April 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.  For tickets, call the Box Office at 609-399-1290, ext. 1442.last_img

Learning goes online

first_imgFears that decades of baking expertise could be lost to the next gene-ration of bakers, because of a lack of training provision, have prompted the creation of a new online bakery school.Due to be launched at the Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE) on 6-9 April and go live in May, [http://www.thebakeryschool.com] is the brainchild of Jean Grieves, a former bakery tutor and conference chairman of the British Society of Baking (BSB), and prominent craft baker Albert Waterfield of Waterfields of Leigh, Lancashire.The website will feature in excess of 50 modules, covering all aspects of baking, including bread, confectionery and raw materials, which students can work through at their own pace. They will feature three main areas: ingredients; methods; and processes/problem-solving. Each module will feature a short online assessment, and should be backed up by practical training in the bakery. The modules do not count towards official qualifications, such as NVQs.”A man might be working on the buses one week, get a job in a bakery the next, and be able to use the online modules to pick up fundamentals of the job under the guidance of his employer the next. They will help him understand the underpinning knowledge of the processes he is working on in the bakery. This is about passing on knowledge to people who haven’t had the benefit of a bakery college education,” says Albert Waterfield.The modules will naturally appeal to the craft sector, but plant bakers could also be interested, he says. “When things go wrong in a plant bakery, staff still need to understand why it went wrong and how to put it right.”== Move to online ==Originally, the modules were to be put on to discs that could be sent out to bakeries, but Jean says they quickly realised the web would be a better medium; it can be easily updated, is available 24 hours a day and can be developed to include video demonstrations and photographs. Many of the modules have already been sent out by disc to several well-known craft bakers to trial, including Birds of Derby, Wienholts and Mathiesons. The website will go live in May and is expected to cost £250 for a year’s access to all modules.Jean and Albert have been working on the project for two years, investing considerable amounts of their own time and money, in an effort to safeguard the bakery expertise in the industry for future generations. They also received around £4,000 worth of support from Association of Bakery Ingredients Manufacturers, the BSB and the north west region of the National Association of Master Bakers. The British Confectioners’ Association has also since become a major supporter of the project.While skills sector council Improve is also looking to set up a National Skills Academy for bakery – a project that will be discussed at a meeting at the BIE – Jean says there is no conflict of interest between the two schemes. “We think the Bakery School will complement Improve’s work and we would be happy to work with them later down the line,” she says. “But we felt we had to do something now to safeguard the skills and knowledge in our industry before they are lost forever. Government-led initiatives can take a long time to happen. We were both really concerned about colleges closing and what is happening with the next generation of bakers. We felt we had to act immediately.”last_img read more

SSP denies advisor appointment

first_imgBritish food outlet operator Select Service Partner (SSP) has denied the appointment of advisors for initial public offering (IPO).Following speculation that Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners plans to list SSP on the London Stock Exchange later this year, SSP issued the following statement:“You may have read reports in the press speculating on an SSP IPO and the appointment of an advisory bank. Having been privately owned by EQT for morethan seven years, there will inevitably be media speculation about a potential exit.“However, we can confirm that we have not appointed any advisors.”Reported by Sky News, a flotation would signal the arrival of British foodservice brands like Caffè Ritazza and Upper Crust on the stock market.It also stated that EQT could sell SSP privately, but listings have been predicted for the second or third quarter of the year.SSP is one of the UK’s largest private sector employers with around 30,000 staff.The equity firm purchased SSP in 2006 and, under its ownership, SSP has expanded significantly; it now has a presence at 140 airports and more than 250 rail stations, with 2,100 units in 30 countries.last_img read more

Paperwork, Regulations Lead To Unemployment Delays

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN PhotoALBANY  — Although New York State has paid more than $25 billion in unemployment benefits to 2.9 million people since the coronavirus pandemic began, there are still many New Yorkers waiting for their unemployment benefits.In some cases, New Yorkers are still waiting to have their claims processed, a labor spokesperson said.The latest numbers show Chautauqua County dropping from a 15.7 percent jobless rate in April to 11.1 percent in May, the latest numbers available. Cattaraugus County also saw a decline in joblessness from 17.6 percent to 13.3 percent. New York’s latest numbers went from 15.1 percent to 14.2 percent.In an issued statement, a spokesperson with the New York State Department of Labor said, “… In the rare case that someone has not received benefits yet, it is likely because they have a complex claim that requires adjudication, must submit additional information for their application to be processed, or have not completed federally-required weekly certifications to release their payments.” In April, the New York State Department of Labor built a new unemployment application with Google. There’s also a new automated chatbot on the website. The phone system has also been upgraded with the average wait time now reduced to about 10 minutes. There’s also info on the DOL website on how to file.last_img read more

Grid-scale battery storage begins to take hold in India

first_imgGrid-scale battery storage begins to take hold in India FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:India is finally seeing the emergence of a grid-scale energy storage market after years of anticipation.This month the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) invited bids for 3.6 gigawatt-hours of storage connected to 1.2 gigawatts of solar on India’s interstate transmission system, the biggest battery solicitation seen in the country so far.The auction came hot on the heels of several other SECI solicitations. Also this month, SECI put out a call for two 150-megawatt-hour battery systems to be connected to 100-megawatt solar farms in Andra Pradesh.Last month, meanwhile, saw SECI calling for a 42-megawatt-hour battery system to go with 14 megawatts of solar in Ladakh in northeast India. The corporation also requested bids for a 20-megawatt floating PV plant in Lakshadweep, an archipelago off the southwestern coast of India, with 60 megawatt-hours of battery storage.The SECI auctions come on top of seven storage tenders in the last year, Bridge to India, a New Delhi-based analyst firm, said last month. Those tenders were issued by SECI and the utilities NLC India and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), and amounted to 84 megawatt-hours of capacity, tied to 78 megawatts of solar PV.More: India’s energy storage market is finally starting to growlast_img read more

Smith River Getaway

first_imgExperience the Best of the Blue Ridge in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia:2 night stay for 2 adults at The Virginia Home Inn. Includes 4pm wine social and gourmet breakfast each day.Dinner for 2 at The Virginia Home InnGuided paddle trip for 2 with Three Rivers OutfittersMartinsville-Henry County Prize PackThe first 50 people to enter will receive 20% off a canoe/kayak rental for 2 from Three Rivers Outfitters!This giveaway is now closed, but be sure to enter our Race Ahead Giveaway!Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning  date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on February 15th, 2013. One entry per person. One winner per household.  Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United  States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older.  Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge  Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No  liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate,  non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled,  mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for  technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable  network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer  transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of  processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the  sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Martinsville-Henry County, Three Rivers Outfitters, and The Virginia Home Inn reserve  the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information  and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their  sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry  process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating  sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies  shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from  acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash,  or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of  the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to  allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater  value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.  Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors  office on or before March 1st, 6:00 PM EST 2013. Winners will be contacted by  the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7  days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of  winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

Polish airline PLL LOT is restarting flights to Croatia

first_imgPolish national airline PLL LOT in the latest flight schedule, he announced the re-launch of lines to Croatia from July 1, 2020, reported the director of the CNTB Representation in Poland Agnieszka Puszczewicz. These are flights that will connect Warsaw with Split and Dubrovnik twice a week, while the flight from Warsaw to Zadar will operate once a week. The CNTB adds that it will  PLL LOT od July connect and Budapest i Dubrovnik, reported the director of the CNTB Representation in Hungary, Ivana Herceg, which will make southern Croatian destinations even more accessible to Hungarian tourists. “We are continuously working on creating new motives for the arrival of guests from Poland, with LOT, which has been a strategic partner of the Croatian Tourist Board in recent years, helping us significantly. The joint promotional campaigns are very well noticed on the Polish market and we hope to continue this successful cooperation “, said Puszczewicz.center_img Poland has been in the top five of our markets for years, while Polish tourists most often visit Dalmatia. Photo: P.Kalba / LOT Polishlast_img read more

Only a COVID-19 vaccine will allow return to ‘normalcy’: UN chief

first_imgHe cited Uganda, which has given businesses more time to file their tax returns; Namibia, which provides emergency income for workers who have lost their jobs; Cape Verde, which provides food aid; and Egypt, which has reduced taxation on industries. “We need an ambitious effort to ensure that international stakeholders operate through a harmonized, integrated and leveraged approach to maximize the speed and scale needed for the universal deployment of such a vaccine by the end of 2020,” he insisted. Guterres said his appeal on March 25 for $2 billion in donations for a comprehensive UN humanitarian response to the pandemic had so far raised about 20 percent of that amount. Through the World Health Organization, the United Nations has been able to equip 47 African countries with COVID-19 tests, he said. The UN chief also praised the efforts of several African governments to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic. A COVID-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back “normalcy,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, hoping for just that before the end of the year. “A safe and effective vaccine may be the only tool that can return the world to a sense of ‘normalcy,’ saving millions of lives and countless trillions of dollars,” he added during a video conference with the 50 or so African countries that are members of the United Nations.He called for its accelerated development and accessibility to all, adding it must have a “universal global benefit” and “allow us to control the pandemic.” center_img Topics :last_img read more

Inner-city house sells for $2.7m

first_img67 Payne Street, Auchenflower, is just a 10 minute drive from the CBD.Agent Sacha Hennessy of Place — Paddington described it as “stylish and generously proportioned”, with features such as “a flat lawn, a swimming pool and superb city views”.The four level property begins with a ground floor for the triple garage, entry, large wine cellar and lift. The grassy area above the garage comes off the self-contained apartment.“It comes complete with its own sitting area, kitchenette, walk-in robe and ensuite,” according to the listing.The family bedrooms were on the next level up — including the master, a laundry and another living area leading out to the pool and pooldeck, entertaining space and flat grassy area. The entry is stunning, with polished concrete floors.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe first level has a games room-cum-multi-purpose space as well as a self-contained studio apartment described as “perfect for a nanny, guests or family member looking for more independent living”. It leads out to a grassy area perfect for outdoor private space in multi-generational families. 67 Payne Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066QUEENSLAND’S top home sale in the past week was a large four level inner-city house that changed hands for $2.7m.The contemporary family home at 67 Payne Street, Auchenflower sold on July 16, according to CoreLogic data.The four bedroom, three bath, three car garage home, just 10 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD, was within the coveted inner 5km city ring.center_img The generous master suite. Mystery over Gina Rinehart’s prized waterfront home Jamie Whincup’s former sanctuary doubled in price The top level was exclusively for living and entertaining, with the kitchen with city skyline views, living and dining, outdoor entertaining veranda, as well as a study-cum-office space. The city skyline is visible from the upstairs living zone.“It is anchored by the striking kitchen, which features cutting edge Italian porcelain benchtops, which are not only stylish but are also practical and resilient. There are double Neff ovens, a Pitt cooktop and a butler’s pantry for additional storage and food preparation. There is also a powder room on this level and a large study.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p512p512p400p400p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJuly 21: Aleisha Dawson talks property03:57last_img read more