HMS Defender Heads for Middle East

first_img View post tag: middle east View post tag: HMS Defender Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Defender Heads for Middle East October 20, 2015 View post tag: HMS Duncan Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender sailed from Portsmouth, England to the Middle East to carry out security operations which will be part of her second major deployment.The crew of 190 left their home port, October 19, to take over duties from sister ship HMS Duncan and spend nine months working with allies in the Middle East and Gulf.The ship’s role will be to safeguard the seas and promote UK interests in the region by acting as a deterrent to illegal activities, protecting allied and merchant shipping and helping ensure that global trade can proceed without a hitch.HMS Defender is primarily designed to work as part of a carrier task group using her highly sophisticated radars and Sea Viper missile system to protect the carrier from attack by tracking and engaging several aircraft and missile targets at very high speed.In addition, Defender acts as a floating base for a Royal Navy Lynx Mark 8 maritime attack helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset.The Lynx can hunt submarines and surface ships, act in a search and rescue role and offers force protection to the ship.HMS Defender will also carry both Royal Navy and Royal Marine boarding parties which can help to counter the threat from pirates, terrorists and smugglers.[mappress mapid=”17223″]Image: Royal Navy HMS Defender Heads for Middle East View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article View post tag: Royal Navy Lynx Authoritieslast_img read more


first_imgWe are seeking an enthusiastic optometrist to join us in ourresidency clinic to perform medical exams with a strong focus onpathology and medical testing. No routine vision or contact lensexams. Candidate must possess current medical knowledge of testingand treatment for eye injuries and diseases as we see a high levelof unusual pathology.Candidate will be on a clinical track (non-research/academic).Selected candidate will collaborate with residents, attendings andclinic management to develop best practices associated withspecific disease states and expand approached to patientcare.Candidate must also effectively serve same day/urgent add-ons tohelp with tremendous patient demand. Candidate must have theability to demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal andcollaborative skills, including identifying those patients thatmight enhance resident surgical education. Candidate will interactwith Residents, Attending Physicians, Ophthalmic Technicians andparticipate in continuing education, development and meetings withclinic staff and trainees as appropriate.Please submit your application files including a cover letter andcurriculum vitae via interfolio to Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information read more

Long’s Clutch RBI Gives Otters Series Winters

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The Evansville Otters and the Lake Erie Crushers matched each other on the mound Wednesday night, keeping the game scoreless until Ryan Long delivered a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to nudge the Otters to a 1-0 win over the Crushers.Austin Nicely was on the bump for the Otters, who threw a five-hit shutout in his last start, which was also against the Crushers in Avon, Ohio.Nicely had some trouble in the top of the third as the Crushers had the bases loaded with two outs, but Nicely got out of the inning unscathed as a deep fly ball hit to left field by Dale Burdick was caught at the wall by Keith Grieshaber.The left-hander exited the game after six innings, recording six strikeouts, and surrendering only five hits and two walks. Nicely would earn a no-decision.Making his first start in his professional career, Sam Curtis took the mound after signing with the Crushers on Wednesday.The only trouble Curtis faced was in the bottom of the third inning when the Otters had runners on the corners, but Curtis got Long to pop out to end the threat.Curtis would pitch into the sixth, recording two outs and walking Long. He was pulled for Kent Hasler in the sixth. Hasler would force Jack Meggs to ground out to end the inning.Curtis would exit with 5.2 innings pitched, surrendering only three hits and three walks, while tossing five strikeouts. He would also earn a no-decision.Otters reliever Drew Beyer would pitch a scoreless seventh and eighth innings, posting four strikeouts.With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Keith Grieshaber worked a walk against Hasler.Grieshaber then took off for second and Long swung away on the hit and run, doubling to left centerfield and scoring Grieshaber to give the Otters 1-0 lead. For Long, it was his Frontier League-leading 59th RBI.After Zach Racusin led off the top of the ninth with a walk, Otters closer Taylor Wright would retire the next three batters he faced, including a lineout by Bryan DeLaRosa that was snagged out of the air by J.J. Gould to end the game.Drew Beyer earned the win, improving his record to 1-2. Kent Hasler was given the loss, dropping his record to 5-4.Wright would earn his 11th save of the season.Otters will go for the series sweep in game three on Thursday at 6:35 p.m.last_img read more

Catch It While You Can – October Summer Fling Coming To An End

first_imgA mother and son enjoy a sunny afternoon in Ocean City near 21st Street. It’s been a tremendous week with plenty of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures. Unfortunately, it will soon come to an end.For now, Wednesday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with highs again in the upper 70s. Temperatures on the mainland will soar into the 80s with record high possible.Remainder of the week will not be as warm. Expect more clouds and winds will turn southerly then southeasterly by Friday.A strong cold front will arrive in time for the weekend ushering in breezy and cooler conditions. We are also watching a storm off the Southeast coast that has the potential to become Sub-Tropical Otto. Fortunately, it will remain offshore as it is picked up by the approaching cold front.Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.comThe best chance of showers will be on Friday night as the cold front moves through. Most of the rain will remain to our west and also into New England.Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.comSaturday should remain mostly dry but a brief shower is possible as the storm intensifies over New England. Winds on Saturday will be quiet windy as strong northwest winds will be 20-25mph with gusts over 30 mph.Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.comYou will need to dig into your drawers for your sweatshirts and long pants this weekend, high temperatures will remain in the low 60s with lows in the 40s. Sunday will not be as windy but there will be plenty of sunshine. Cool and dry conditions will continue as we move into next week with highs around 60.last_img read more

Our Partner Promise: Together, We Stop at Nothing

first_imgOver the last year, the pace of digital transformation has quickened beyond what any of us could’ve predicted, with no sign of slowing.Together with our partners, we’ve empowered customers to meet this rapid pace of change, from the edge to the data center, through distributed work and modern consumption, with cybersecurity, 5G infrastructure, digital experiences and data management. We’ve connected remote workforces, transformed the way teachers teach and students learn, and enabled heroic workers on the front lines.At Dell Technologies, our mission is to drive human progress. We believe that technology should be a great equalizer, not an opportunity for division. And so as I assumed the role of Global Channel Chief in September 2020, my mission was to accelerate this momentum and continue to empower our partners to drive positive impact in our shared communities.With that in mind, I am excited to announce our new Partner Program promise, which serves as the north star for how we engage with our partners: Together, We Stop at Nothing.Put simply, our partners should know that when they work with Dell Technologies, they have our unwavering commitment to help them succeed. Every investment we’ve made this new Program year is designed to help our partners deliver customer outcomes faster and fuel robust growth.And while we’ve made enhancements to our 2021 Partner Program, I want to emphasize that in a time of continued uncertainty for many businesses, our Program structure and our partners’ engagement with us will remain consistent. We are staying the course to support our partners as we always have, while investing in key focus areas to drive our joint success.So, what’s new this Program year? We’ve focused on three key areas based on partner feedback:Increased opportunity for new customer and line of business acquisition. We’ve simplified our New Business Incentive, and together with the new Power up program, there’s even more opportunity for partners to sell across the Dell Technologies portfolio and win new buyers.Accelerated growth and profit potential with access to our holistic portfolio, including VMware. We’re providing Solution Provider partners¹ the choice to transact VMware licensing directly through the Dell Technologies Partner Program with an aligned base rebate.A more streamlined and personalized end-to-end experience. This includes our new Incentives Center which gives partners a comprehensive view of all their program incentives in one place, as well as greater pricing transparency through the Solutions Configurator.For more detail on specific investments and enhancements, please view our 2021 Partner Program Kickoff videos on our Partner Portal.Thank you to all of our partners for being on this amazing journey with us. Technology may be the enabler, but our partners are the true transformers. As we enter into 2021, we’re prepared for whatever tomorrow brings, and we’re ready to seize tremendous growth opportunities with our incredible partner community. Because when we work together, we can achieve anything.Together, We Stop at Nothing.¹ Titanium & Platinum partners must be enrolled in VMware Partner Connect and have a direct purchasing contract with Dell. Rebate availability, terms and eligibility may vary based on location.last_img read more

Limited funds with lots to pay for

first_imgby: Christina PontissoOriginally appearing in “101 Ways to Build Wealth,” authors Daniel Bortz, Kara Brandeisky, Paul J. Lim, and Taylor Tepper provide tips for millennials struggling to make it out as their own in the real world.Getting started can be difficult, especially given the current state of the economy and job market. Between keeping up with bill payments, paying off student loans, or juggling a career millennials have to demonstrate self discipline when it comes to saving.Below are some ways that can help set financial priorities:1. Tuck away a month of expenses – start off with a savings of at least 1 months worth of expenses. Next, try to save up 6 months of expenses. You never know what could happen in the future. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

City of Binghamton announces Front Street housing project

first_imgThis means rent is not subject to the restrictions of affordable housing. “This fills the category of market rate housing with a generic proposed rent ranging between $850 to about $1,350,” said Mayor David. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Richard David announced a $20 Million 115 unit market rate housing project at 191 Front Street. The proposed project will include multiple new structures and is the latest in a series of projects intended to revitalize the Front Street corridor. The project is hoping to address what the city describes as a lack of market rate housing in the area. Officials say market rate housing is needed to continue attracting professionals to the area. “We knew that in order to continue to build on the economic momentum we’ve been seeing in Broome County we needed to address the lack of housing,” Duncan said. “We did not have a strong portfolio of market rate housing in Broome County to retain and attract professionals.” The developer of the project is Walison Corp of Mount Vernon, New York. “This is a great gateway to Downtown, the first ward and the West side so we think that’s the perfect location for a project like this,” said Stacey Duncan, Executive Director of The Agency. “This involves the construction of two new buildings with parking, with green space and recreational areas,” said Mayor David. last_img read more

Indonesia culls pigs, tests two men for avian flu

first_imgJul 25, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – In a response to Indonesia’s first three fatal human cases of avian influenza, officials killed some infected pigs and poultry yesterday, but not as many as they had planned to, according to news services.Plans had called for culling about 200 pigs in a village near the Jakarta suburb of Tangerang, the home of a man and two daughters who died of avian flu this month. But officials instead killed only 18 pigs, along with “dozens” of chickens and ducks, according to a Reuters report yesterday.The agriculture minister, Anton Apriyantono, told a radio station that the original plan would have hurt the local economy, the story said. But his spokesman, Hari Priyono, said the plan was to kill only the pigs that tested positive for avian flu.He said only 18 pigs tested “truly positive” for the virus, and those 18 were slaughtered, according to the story. “In days to come, whenever we find a positive one here, we will slaughter it straight away,” he was quoted as saying.Indonesian officials reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in May that the H5N1 avian flu virus had been detected in some pigs at two sites in Tangerang.Indonesia’s first human victims of avian flu were a 38-year-old man and his two daughters, aged 1 and 8, who died between Jul 9 and 14. Authorities have said they have no clear evidence that the three had had any contact with sick poultry or infected pigs.Reports from Jakarta today said two men hospitalized in the city are being tested for avian flu even though indications are that they have some other illness.A Reuters story said initial signs are that the two men, one of whom is a photographer who recently photographed chicken farms, have typhoid fever. The men were suffering from “high fever and flu symptoms,” the story said.But Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said the men were “suffering from an ordinary flu,” according to a report in the Jakarta Post.A World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman in Indonesia, Sari Setiogi, said samples from the two men would be sent to Hong Kong for testing, with results expected in 7 to 10 days, according to the Reuters report.Reuters quoted Evi Zelvino of Jakarta’s public health agency as saying the patients’ “temporary diagnosis” was typhoid.Zelvino also said authorities planned to investigate the case of a Malaysian who died earlier this month. Doctors have said the person died of typhoid, the story said.Meanwhile, Chinese authorities say they have ruled out avian flu in the investigation of a mysterious disease that has killed 17 farm workers and afflicted 41 more in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, according to reports. The workers all fell ill after handling sick or dead pigs or sheep, reports said.China Daily quoted Zeng Huajin, a senior provincial health official, as saying that the illness was probably caused by Streptococcus suis, a bacteria usually found in pigs.”I can assure you that the disease is absolutely not SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome], anthrax or bird flu,” Zeng said.The Chinese news agency Xinhua said yesterday that the patients all had high fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and bruises under the skin. Other reports mentioned hemorrhaging.Of the surviving patients, two had recovered, 27 were in stable condition, and 12 were in critical condition, Xinhua reported.Bob Dietz, a WHO spokesman in Manila, told Reuters the disease didn’t sound like avian flu because it didn’t seem to involve “a large pneumonia content or a large respiratory problem.”last_img read more

Global stocks rise as signs of Trump’s improving health calm markets

first_imgStock markets rose on Monday on hopes that President Donald Trump could be discharged from hospital later in the day, easing some of the political uncertainty that shook global bourses in the previous session.Trump, 74, was flown to hospital for treatment for the coronavirus on Friday, but his doctors say he has responded well and could return to the White House on Monday.That helped US S&P 500 e-mini futures rise 0.82 percent in Asian trading, while Nasdaq futures gained 1.11 percent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.63 percent.Australian stocks jumped 2.37 percent for the biggest daily gain in almost two weeks. Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.39 percent. China’s financial markets are closed for a public holiday.“Equities and other risk-on traders should be well supported by easing concerns about Trump’s health,” said Junichi Ishikawa, senior currency strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.“For the dollar, the impact is not quite as clear cut. It should fall against most currencies due to an increase in risk appetite, but the yen is also weak, and that’s the one currency the dollar can rise against.” The dollar edged higher against the yen but fell slightly against the Swiss franc as traders jockeyed for position ahead of what could be a volatile day in global markets.Treasury yields rose slightly on reduced demand for the safety of holding government debt.Doctors treating Trump say they are pleased with his progress. Relief about his health could fuel a rally in equities and other risky assets as investors prepare for the run-up to next month’s US presidential election.Investors around the world were stunned late Thursday after Trump announced that he and the first lady had tested positive for coronavirus.With less than a month until the presidential election on Nov. 3, Trump’s contraction of the coronavirus is another source of market volatility that makes the outcome of the vote even more difficult to predict.Democrat Joe Biden opened his widest lead in a month in the US presidential race, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday.The White House initially sent mixed messages about Trump’s health, helping fuel political uncertainty and putting the investor focus tightly on any news about his condition.Some traders were particularly concerned by doctors’ admission that Trump had been given supplementary oxygen and steroids, which are normally used to treat severe cases of COVID-19.The US dollar rose 0.22 percent to 105.60 yen but fell 0.3 percent to 0.9185 Swiss franc as some investors adjusted positions in safe-harbour currencies.The Australian dollar rose 0.23 percent to US$0.7181 after the Australian government, which hands down a federal budget on Tuesday, announced additional wage subsidies to help the labour market.Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasuries rose to 0.7104 percent and the yield curve steepened slightly in a sign that the majority of investors felt comfortable taking on more risk.Gold, another asset often bought during times of uncertainty, was little changed at $1,898.90Brent crude futures rose 1.22 percent to $39.75 a barrel while US crude futures gained 1.46 percent to $37.59 per barrel.Topics :last_img read more

Jury to determine Portsmouth man fate in murder trial

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Jury to determine Portsmouth man fate in murder trial by: – May 21, 2012 17 Views   no discussions David St. JeanA nine member jury who has been hearing evidence for three days in the murder trial of Clement “Johnson” James will determine his fate when the High Court sitting resumes today.On Friday 18th May, 2012, the prosecution closed its case against David St. Jean who has been charged for the murder of Clement James.The trial commenced on Wednesday 16th May, 2012 with Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks presiding.Counsels for the state and the defence are expected to present closing arguments to the jury, after which Justice Stephenson-Brooks will give them directions.Meanwhile two matters which were traversed to the May 2012 Criminal Assizes at the January 2012 Criminal Assizes might be rescheduled to accommodate the completion of David St. Jean’s trial.They are; Dean Davis of Marigot who has been charged for killing Guyanese national Ashton Gibbons on July 9th, 2010 and Julien Davis who was charged for wounding Joel Bellot on February 16th, 2010 with intent to cause him harm.Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks announced in Court last week Wednesday that she has recused herself from the Dean Davis trial. Although she did not indicate a reason for that decision, it could be out of the abundance of caution as both she and the victim Ashton “Gold Teeth” Gibbons are Guyanese nationals.Court resumes at 9am.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more