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NUSHIP Adelaide Docks in Sydney

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today NUSHIP Adelaide Docks in Sydney View post tag: Naval NUSHIP Adelaide Docks in Sydney View post tag: Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: News by topic June 29, 2015 She will then set sail and undertake more sea trials on the return voyage to BAE Systems’ Williamstown yard in Victoria, arriving in mid-July. The August sea trials will focus on communication and combat systems.[mappress mapid=”16350″]Naval Today Staff, Image: BAE Systemscenter_img Authorities View post tag: NUSHIP Adelaide Australian Navy’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) NUSHIP Adelaide entered Sydney for the first time on Friday during builder trials.After spending some ten days on the water travelling to Sydney, the vessel moored in Captain Cook Dock.Here NUSHIP Adelaide will be dry docked so her hull and flight deck can be cleaned and painted. View post tag: BAe Systems Share this article View post tag: Sydneylast_img read more



first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” 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.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY? Todays “Readers Poll’ question is: Do you feel that the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville should be turned into a Military Museum?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer, our media partners or advertise. “FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” 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.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?center_img Todays “Readers Poll’ question is: Do you feel that the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville should be turned into a Military Museum?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer, our media partners or advertise.last_img read more


Tim’s Bakery battles snow to lay on school buffet

first_imgYorkshire company Tim’s Bakery took time out from battling through the snow to visit children at Grimethorpe Ladywood Primary School.It laid on a free buffet for pupils after the bakery’s van made it through the freezing conditions to reach almost every customer, even in more remote areas. Some elderly regular customers also received special doorstep drop-offs.Cudworth-based Tim’s Bakery has gone from making 200 bread, pastry and cake items a day to up to 3,500 in just three years. Owner Andrew Haynes (pictured with Ladywood Primary School pupils Ebon Dean and Bailey Arnold) plans to add a second vehicle, so it can supply more businesses and operate further afield in Doncaster and Wakefield.  Business support organisation Enterprising Barnsley helped it switch production to a manufacturing unit at Grove Park, Grimethorpe. Said Haynes: “Free support from Enterprising Barnsley has made a huge difference. As well as helping us find a unit, they’ve assisted with staff contracts, health and safety and accessing funding. We’re now getting help with website development, which will be key to us being able to expand the wholesale side of our business further.”last_img read more


Orkney bakery wins Aldi listing in Next Top Product search

first_imgA family-run Orkney bakery has won a contract worth more than £175,000 to supply Aldi with shortbread after winning the discounter’s search for Scotland’s ‘Next Top Product’. From February 2016, Argo’s Bakery’s Caramel Shortbread will be sold in 62 Scottish Aldi stores under the low-cost grocer’s Specially Selected brand.The double butter Belgian chocolate drizzled shortbread (RSP: £1.69/five biscuits) fought off competition from more than 100 contenders to secure the listing.Founded in 1945, the fourth-generation family bakery currently employs 50 members of staff – it now expects to take on an extra three employees to cope with demand.“It’s a huge honour for us and we’re really excited about the prospect of Aldi customers throughout Scotland having the chance to enjoy what is a real Orkney favourite,” said Argo’s business development manager Jenna McDill. “Working with Aldi has been a fantastic experience and we look forward to seeing our Orkney Caramel Shortbread in their stores very soon.”The competition formed part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, a Scottish government initiative supported by various tourism and trade bodies. The shortlisted products were put to the test by Jonathan Neale, Aldi’s joint managing director for corporate buying, and James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink.Neale described the level of entries as ‘exceptionally high’. “Our business model in Scotland has always been about working with the best local producers to bring top quality products to our customers at everyday low prices,” he said. “The Next Top Product competition has been a fantastic way to bring this to life and we’ve uncovered some really exciting producers and a wealth of delicious food and drink during this process.”Withers added: “Aldi’s Next Top Product competition is a great addition to this joint, collaborative work, demonstrating Aldi’s desire to offer a strong range of Scottish products for their customers.”last_img read more


Halfway Home

first_imgIt wasn’t until I was typing up my last blog post that I realized I’ve been on the road full time for six months now.Six. Months. Or I guess really, at this point, it’s been over six months.204 days, to be exact.It doesn’t feel like it’s been over half a year since I hit the road.It feels both longer and much, much shorter, all at the same time. I can still remember packing up my things in my little 500-square-foot basement studio apartment in Charlottesville, half-panicked, a little excited, but mostly just floating, moving through the motions. The reality that I no longer would have a place to call “home” hadn’t really sunk in, mainly because my dislike for moving and packing far outweighs any apprehensions I might have had about living entirely out of a Jeep Cherokee and a SylvanSport Go.IMG_0334As I expected, that reality eventually did sink in after my annoyance with moving subsided and my apartment keys were in my landlord’s hands. It was 11 o’clock on a Friday night. I had to be in Charlotte, N.C., the next morning at 9am, but I hadn’t had dinner yet and was completely exhausted from the long day of packing and cleaning. Thankfully, there are places you can find food after 11pm in Charlottesville, and I eventually found myself at the C&O bar, sipping a beer and waiting on a bowl of mac-n-cheese.And that’s when it hit.I’m a vagrant.A vagabond.A wayfaring soul sucking on the marrow of unfulfilled wanderlust.Alright that was a bit too poetic.Perhaps it was the dark atmosphere at C&O, the fact that everyone around me was dining in pairs or more, sipping on their expensive wine in their Friday-night-best while I sat, slumped over and single at the bar, head in my hands, smelling faintly of sweat and bleach, wondering what in the hell I had just done with my life.Living on the road? Who does that?Six months later though, I’ve realized the answer to that question is everybody. If they’re not living on the road right now, chances are, they have at some point in their life. Even if it was just for a month while they transitioned from college to the real world or that one time they took a cross-country road trip with a friend, everyone it seems has either spent some time on the road or knows someone who has.IMG_0311Because of this, the project has been met with more support than I could have ever anticipated. As I look back now on my earlier blog posts, it’s clear that I had absolutely no idea of the wonderful, sometimes challenging things that would come from my new life on the road. Even now, being halfway home, slightly seasoned, a little wiser, but maybe a little dumber too, I have no idea what’s in store for me. These next six months may prove to be the most challenging yet if the weather forecasters and Farmers’ Almanac are to be trusted as a reliable prediction of the winter-to-come. Still, I’m committed to the journey, to living outside and playing, even if it means I wuss out and take shelter for a couple weeks to thaw my laptop and pinky toes.While I’ve certainly made an effort to share the notable moments on the road with my followers, there are still a number of events that never made it into a post. In celebration of six months on the road and, now, a little less than six months to go, I feel it’s an appropriate time to share those behind-the-scenes moments that, for better or for worse, may help paint a more complete portrait of the past 200+ days on the road.So here they are – some highlights, some lowlights, and everything in between from six months of living outside and playing.1. I almost killed a bat.How he got into the leg of the Go is a mystery to me, but I almost crushed him when I was setting up. Ultimately, I think he was more freaked out than I was. I left him alone for a few hours and he must have wiggled his way free.2. I definitely killed a stink bug.Multiple stink bugs, actually. But never in the car. Those things are a waste of precious life.3. I may or may not have found a container of moldy cheese in the car.No comment. There also may or may not be mold inside my IceMule Cooler.4. I met Pat Keller.Definite highlight.pk5. I locked the key in the car.Definite lowpoint. With these crazy techno-go-go-gadget keys, how is this even possible these days?! Never fear. I found a way.6. Some jag vomited on the car door.Twice, both on the driver’s side. Imagine waking up at 8am to two perfect streaks of vomit on the car door handles. I think it goes without saying that I passed on breakfast…at least for a few hours.7. My friend made me apple butter.Cinnamon apple butter at that. Nice work AT.8. I watched a yinzer ride a wheelie out of a gas station parking lot.Yinzers. God love ’em.9. Someone tried to slice my tire!Or maybe I ran over a piece of glass. The former sounds much more dangerous and sexy.10. I have found a strong network of people to whom I can make frequent Seinfeld references.Giddy up.###I might also allow for this post to be another question-and-answer session, given that I’m halfway through the first year of this project. Any questions? Suggestions for places to go or things to do in the coming six months? I’d love to hear your thoughts, and thanks to everyone for the unconditional support!last_img read more


Sishen – Saldanha pulls back from the brink

first_imgINTRO: Murray Hughes reports from the 6th IHHA Congress in Cape TownVISIT the 861 km iron ore artery in South Africa, and you will see signs that the railway has suffered badly. Spoornet executives admit that the line nearly closed when the iron and steel market plummetted in the mid-1980s. Operations Manager Frans Bruwer refers to a time when ’it was a dying business’, and spending was dramatically curtailed.Failure to keep the 1065mm gauge track in best condition and neglecting the need to maintain wheel and rail profiles led to serious bogie hunting that in the worst locations caused 11 to 12 mm of side wear on the rails. Now Spoornet’s Sishen – Saldanha line management and engineering team is working hard to bring the infrastructure back to top-class condition to cope with traffic that is once again buoyant and rising.Khutso Mampeule, Spoornet’s Executive Manager for the Sishen – Saldanha export line, now called Orex, says the line carried a record 22 million tonnes in 1995-96, and this year’s total is likely to be 21 million. Although 15 to 17 million tonnes moved over the route in 1978-80, traffic slumped to around 8 or 9 million tonnes in 1986-87, and for much of the time until 1989 tonnage was mainly below 15 million. Spoornet’s projections suggest that ore exports could recover and grow to 36 million tonnes by 2010.According to Bridget Haig, Chief Administrative Official, Business Analysis, Orex, the steel market is booming in the hot Asian economies: China, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea. In 1995 the world market absorbed 325 million tonnes of seaborne fine ore, plus 77 million of lump ore and a further 14 million traded by other modes. In 1996 the seaborne total fell slightly to 392 million tonnes. Up to 50 million tonnes is also produced and consumed locally. Haig says that the Sishen ore’s 65 to 66% iron content means that it is currently in high demand.Mampeule says the Sishen – Saldanha route is managed as ’a ring-fenced business unit responsible for its own bottom line’ and suggests that Spoornet’s iron ore export business is now well into the recovery. Spoornet has commissioned a new digital dragging equipment detection system on the line and is rebuilding several Class 9E locomotives withdrawn in the 1980s to provide spares and cut costs. Only one unit in the fleet of 31 remains to be completed, and this should be in traffic by the end of the year.Substantial cost savings have been achieved by negotiating different electricity tariffs and scheduling trains so that the busiest period is at times of low cost power. This process has included ensuring that loaded trains pass over sections with the steepest grades at these times; if trains have to climb at times of peak electricity demand, they are sometimes scheduled for diesel haulage.Part of Spoornet’s fleet of GE diesels is allocated to the line because the 9Es are stretched to capacity at 18 million tonnes. The diesels have given the line the ability to carry an extra 3 to 4 million tonnes. While running diesels under the wires is economic in the short term, Bruwer considers that more electric locos may be required in the medium to long term if capacity is increased.One problem that has taxed the line’s track engineers is alkali aggregates reaction in the sleepers, which has caused severe cracking. One difficulty is that the reaction ’sleeps’ for 10 years before it is evident. Bruwer says it is being treated by spraying a hydrophobic coat of silicon material round the sleepers to prevent moisture penetration and lower the relative humidity to stop the reaction. Around 650000 of the route’s 1·4 million sleepers are being treated over the next five years and another 60 to 65000 replaced.A rail planer is being operated to treat 12 to 13 km of track a month in the 80h of possession time available, but 250 km of track needing planing means that the planer will be in full use for some time. o’Spoornet’s iron ore export business is now well into recovery’Khutso MampeuleExecutive Manager, OrexCAPTION: Delegates from the 6th IHHA congress rode a special train to inspect track and equipment on the Sishen – Saldanha line. Up to 12 mm has been worn off the gauge face of the rail head in curves (below left), whilst cracking of alkali concrete sleepers is proving a major problem (below)last_img read more


WHO highlights global underinvestment in mental healthcare

first_img Tweet 11 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews WHO highlights global underinvestment in mental healthcare by: – October 10, 2011 Sharecenter_img GENEVA ¦ 10 October 2011 – One in four people will require mental health care at some point in their lives but in many countries only two per cent of all health sector resources are invested in mental health services. Average global spending on mental health is still less than US$ 3 per capita per year. In low income countries, expenditure can be as little as US$0.25 per person per year, according to the World Health Organization’s Mental Health Atlas 2011 released on World Mental Health Day. The report also finds that the bulk of those resources are often spent on services that serve relatively few people.“Governments tend to spend most of their scarce mental health resources on long-term care at psychiatric hospitals,” says Dr Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health at the World Health Organization (WHO). “Today, nearly 70 per cent of mental health spending goes to mental institutions. If countries spent more at the primary care level, they would be able to reach more people, and start to address problems early enough to reduce the need for expensive hospital care.”The Atlas highlights other imbalances. Good mental health services focus equally on providing patients with a combination of medicines and psychosocial care. In lower income countries, however, shortages of resources and skills often result in patients only being treated with medicines. The lack of psychosocial care reduces the effectiveness of the treatment. Meanwhile, many people have no access to mental health services at all. Across the low-and middle-income group of countries, more than three quarters of people needing mental health care do not even receive the most basic mental health services.“Almost half of the world’s population lives in a country where, on average, there is one psychiatrist (or less) to serve 200,000 people, says Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director, Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO. “Many low-income countries have less than one mental health specialist per one million populations.” In 2008, WHO launched its mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) to assist countries to scale up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders. The programme provides knowledge and skills to primary health care providers such as general doctors, nurses and health care workers to identify and manage these disorders. Since then, some countries have made significant progress in scaling up their services with assistance from WHO. For example:• Ethiopia and Nigeria have begun training their primary health care personnel to identify and treat priority mental disorders. The Ministries of Health of both countries have committed to sustain the programme for lasting impact.• China has scaled up its programme to provide care for epilepsy patients to 19 provinces, building on successful experience in a small number of pilots in provinces. More than 40 million people are now covered by this programme.• Jordan is making progress with a programme for priority mental disorders. Panama has begun training its primary care providers on a systematic basis.• Large, developing countries like Brazil, India and Thailand are also preparing to make rapid advancements in scaling up care through their national health programmes. Press ReleaseWorld Health Organization Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more


Duterte appeared ‘unkempt’ in meeting with Russian PM, says foreign journo

first_imgAccompanied in Vondra’s tweet was a screen caption of social media comments supposedly about Duterte’s appearance which were written in Russian. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo or any Malacañang official has yet to issue a statement to the comments on Duterte’s appearance. “Rodrigo #Duterteshowed up a bit unkempt for the meeting with the Russian PM Medvedev in Moscowand the Russian internet is having a blast: Did he drink all night? Did he justleave the pub? Do Filipinos know what a protocol is?” Vondra said. Duterte is on a five-day official visit to Moscow and Sochi for discussions with Russian political and business leaders, speaking engagements and meeting with the Filipino community./PN Russian radio editor and podcasterPavel Vondra Thursday posted on Twitter a photo of Medvedev and Duterte, whohad a loose necktie and an open collar. President Duterte, who was criticized for folding the sleeves of his barong in an event here before, have earlier said that he dresses to be comfortable and not to impress other people.center_img In one of the photos of that meeting,Duterte was seen wearing a dark grey suit that appeared to have been taken offa mall rack, a white shirt with unbuttoned collar that needed some ironing, anda loose tie that some observers suggested seemed to have been pre-knotted. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev shakes hands with President Rodrigo Duterte (right) prior to their meeting in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. AFP He was shaking the hand of Medvedevwho, in contrast, was wearing a tailored suit, a neatly pressed shirt and a tiewith the knot pulled up to close the collar. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterteshowed up a bit “unkempt” in a formal meeting with Russian Prime Minister (PM) DmitryMedvedev in Moscow, a foreign journalist noticed. last_img read more


Betty Lou Roberts age 88

first_imgBetty Lou Roberts, age 88, of Brookville, Indiana died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Vancrest of Eaton in Eaton, Ohio.Born December 22, 1927 in Butler County, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Peter Lewis & Clara Adeline (Starnes) Berry. On October 26, 1946 she was united in marriage to William H. “Pete” Roberts, and he preceded her in death on March 19, 2001.A homemaker, she had attended the Presbyterian church. She was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1129 of Brookville Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.Betty is survived by several nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents & husband, Pete, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marcella F. O’Neal, a brother Billy Berry, and a half brother, Garland Owens.Family & friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Andy Zinsmeister, pastor of the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, will officiate the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial Contributions may be directed to Maple Grove Cemetery Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Betty Roberts, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visitwww.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more


Berbatov demands for rule change if Man Utd lose Ighalo

first_img Loading… The Daily Mail claimed on Monday that Man Utd have ‘hit a brick wall’ in their attempts to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan with Shanghai Shenhua rejecting ‘United’s requests to keep Ighalo at Old Trafford for another three months’. Ighalo made his shock deadline-day switch from Shanghai Shenhua in January and the ex-Watford striker has impressed the Old Trafford faithful. The 30-year-old has scored four goals in three starts for the club he has supported since childhood but adding to his eight appearances has been complicated by the coronavirus crisis. And Berbatov reckons Man Utd and other clubs could be left short if they aren’t allowed to bring in a loan replacement. Berbatov told Betfair (via The Metro): “United need to know what is happening with him. If they know they will lose him, they need to find someone else to replace him.Advertisement “If they haven’t already found a replacement, they need to find someone quickly, but if he stays his teammates get on well with him and he has Premier League experience which is a big plus. For nine games, if they could come to an understanding and then he can go back, this would be the best option. “If a team is losing a loan player because of the situation, the federation should allow a team to get someone else because of the situation. Berbatov Read Also: Ronaldo shows off new hairdo, seeks fans approval “If Ighalo goes, United should be allowed to get a replacement, they are in a great place going into this final part of the season and they have a great chance of getting top four, but it will be very difficult as no one wants to join for nine games. “The best scenario is for them to come to an agreement to keep Ighalo for the few games, otherwise they will lose out on a player that can score goals in the race for the top four.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dimitar Berbatov thinks Man United and other clubs who lose a loan player should be able to bring one in before the Premier League season resumes. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more