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first_img July 20, 2017 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today UK starts construction of first Type 26 frigate HMS Glasgow UK starts construction of first Type 26 frigate HMS Glasgow View post tag: BAe Systems Share this article View post tag: HMS Glasgow View post tag: City-class View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: Type 26 The name of the first Type 26 frigate to be built for the Royal Navy has been announced during a steel-cutting ceremony held at Govan shipyard in Scotland.Pressing the button which officially marked the ship’s construction start, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that the first Type 26 frigate would be named HMS Glasgow, the 9th Royal Navy ship to bear the name.It was also announced that the new frigates will be referred to as the City-class.“As an island nation, we are utterly dependant on the sea for our security and prosperity,” Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord, said. “The City-class confirms the historic bond between the Royal Navy’s fighting ships and our great centres of commerce and industry.”The steel-cutting ceremony took place less than a month after shipbuilder BAE Systems received a £3.7 billion contract to build the first three ships in the class.Overall eight vessels are planned to be built to replace the equivalent number of submarine-hunting Type 23 frigates currently in service.The Type 26 frigates are 60ft longer and 2,000 tonnes heavier than their predecessors, equipped with bow and towed array sonar, Sea Ceptor air defence missiles and a 5in main gun.The ships are also equipped with a mission bay for plug-in containers carrying equipment for specific tasks, such as disaster relief, and a flight deck big enough to take a Chinook – though the Fleet Air Arm’s Merlin and Wildcat helicopters will be more common.In due course, the Type 26’s firepower will be bolstered by the future offensive surface weapon – the missile currently being developed to replace the Harpoon.last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE the City of Evansville doesn’t have a revenue problem but they do have a spending problem? IS IT TRUE we are told that several area ministers met last Sunday to plan a meeting for this coming Thursday at Memorial Baptist Church?  …we are told  that the main subject to be discussed at this meeting will be about the rampant violent crimes in our community?  …that leaders of the local neighborhood associations are also invited to attend this event?   …we hope that members of the local media and law enforcement will be invited to attend this meeting? …it takes a community working hand in hand with local law enforcement to fight crime?IS IT TRUE their have been clues that things were going wrong for at least ten years? …over the years city officials found hypodermic needles, liquor bottles left on slide boards, and used condoms tossed about in a kids play ground?…a poverty rate of over 20% for the general population and well over 33% in selected challenged neighborhoods was also a clue that went unnoticed in favor of fun and games projects?…when Tom Barnett, the former Director of the Evansville DMD let it be known that 10,000 houses in Evansville needed many thousand of dollars in repairs to be habitable, that was a clue but the spending on political pork barrel and patronage projects continued?…at one point Evansville was leading the nation in meth lab busts?  …back then meth was the biggest drug problem in town  and a child’s bicycle was the signal that meth was available was a clue?…that rampant opioid use was a clue until the punchbowl was moved and out of town heroin dealers filled the void was a clue?…we would like to know what the next clue may be?IS IT TRUE that the most effective and knowledgeable elected public official in Vanderburgh County is James Raben (R)? IS IT TRUE in questionable and incompetent political move that former Mayor Weinzapfel made was to grant an incentive of $900,000 to renovate the McCurdy to a political supporter of  his from Indianapolis who basically took the money and never did the job he promised to do?… during that time Weinzapfel proceeded to march a group of senior citizens living at the McCurdy up the street to another location leaving the building empty for about 3,300 days before the Kunkel Group eventually turned the old place into apartments?IS IT TRUE last year we reported that out of town developers were planning to renovate the former Old National Bank tower at 420 Main Street in downtown Evansville have run into a snag in getting the project financed?…the 18 story building which has been sparsely occupied since ONB moved out many years ago? …last years announcement about a $25 million dollar upgrade to this building had lots of people excited? …this building has been “available” for less than $5 Million for over a decade?…this sounds very much like the problems with financing that several hotel proposals ran into during the push for a downtown convention hotel that ended up with a government handout of $20 plus million to get the deal moving forward?…it is extremely disappointing that after all of these years that an investment group can’t secure a $25 million dollar loan to bring the 420 Building into the 21st Century?  …this building is in now back on the market?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: If the general election was held today for 8th District Congressmen who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any readers comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisers Is It True that the #1 community cheerleader is none other than Mayor Winnecke?  …that Amy Word-Smith is the number #2  community cheerleader?IS IT TRUE we are pleased with way that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders (D) and City Council members Justin Elpers (R) and John Hayden (R) are conducting themselves in doing the peoples business? We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” 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?IS IT TRUE that some of the questionable political decisions made by former elected officials inspired us to invent the character named “SNEGAL”? …for those who may have forgotten what “SNEGAL” stands for is “SNEAKY BUT LEGAL”?  …we have decided to insert a picture of “SNEGAL” in todays “IS IT TRUE” article because we feel  this coming election cycle will provide us with many more “SENGAL” moments?IS IT TRUE yesterday we predicted that the new leadership  of City Council will be totally different then in years past? …we predicted that 6th Ward Councilmen Jim Brinkmeyer (D) will be elected council president? …we projected that City Councilman Dr Dan Adams (D) could be elected council vice president? …we aren’t surprised that  Councilmen Jonathan Weaver (D) was appointed as chairmen of the powerful Finance and Budget committee? …the City County Observer predictions about yesterday City Council re-organization election was spot on?IS IT TRUE last year we dubbed the segment held at the end of City Council that allows public comments as the “3 Minutes of Censorship”? …that former City Council President Missy Mosby declared last year that  City Council could only allow members of the public the opportunity to address the City Council for only 3 minutes?  …we hope that newly elected Council President Jim Brinkmeyer will amend the “3 Minutes of Censorship Rule” to something more reasonable?IS IT TRUE  the CPA firm of London-Witte advised the Winnecke Administration to implement a “budget spending plan” more than three (3) years ago?  …as of today  “budget spending plan“ has been developed by the Winnecke administration?  …we hope that the newly appointed City Council Finance and Budget Chairmen, Jonathan Weaver will immediately begin to develop and implement a “budget spending plan” for the good of the taxpayers of this community?last_img read more

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ Google+ Facebook Mishawaka to experience a gap in after-hours emergency animal care Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Mishawaka is about to lose 24 hour access at the Animal Emergency Clinic that the city has been able to depend on for decades.The Grape Road business will reopen on April 12 as an “urgent care” clinic for pets with different hours.The South Bend Tribune reports that later this summer, the North Central Veterinary Emergency Center will open in Mishawaka, and will feature 24-hour service. It will be in the former Family Video location on North Main Street. IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – April 1, 2021 0 283 Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleTwo bald eagles have been killed in Indiana in 2021Next articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, April 5-9 Tommie Leelast_img read more

first_imgSteve Earle and City Winery have announced the fourth-annual John Henry’s Friends benefit concert on Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at New York City’s Town Hall. Steve Earle & The Dukes will act as musical hosts of the evening. Earle and company will also be joined by special guests Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Warren Haynes.For the upcoming December benefit, famed guitarist Warren Haynes will be on hand to perform a solo set. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks have been tapped to perform a rare duo set. This announcement comes on the heels of Steve Earle’s supporting gig for Tedeschi Trucks Band on Tuesday during TTB’s ongoing New York City residency at the Beacon Theatre.The annual benefit concert, John Henry’s Friends, raises money for the autism community. The event notes thatall net ticket proceeds will be donated to The Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with autism. Founded on the belief that children diagnosed with ASD can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities, The Keswell School provides educational, therapeutic and supportive services for children diagnosed with ASD and their families. This is a topic dear to Steve (Earle), as his son, John Henry, attends the school.VIP Packages are currently on sale now here, and more information about a general on-sale for GA tickets will be released soon. Head to the event page for more information.[H/T Jambands.com]last_img read more

first_img Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer To the waterfront Eliot House residents haul their boat to the waterfront. Prepare for landing Rowers prepare for their morning outing. Leave the shoes Rowers’ shoes are scattered along the dock while the teams are out on the water. Rigging Zuzanna Wojcieszak fits the scull back in the boathouse. Row, row, row… Alena Tofte ’13 (from left), Caroline McHugh ’12, and Fallon O’Dowd row, row, row their boat. River House Eliot House residents who participate in the Eliot Boat Club, the intramural crew program, arrive at the launch at the boathouse along the Charles River. Scullied Members of one of Harvard’s intramural crew teams lift their scull into the Charles River. Crew cuts Crossing the bridge Rowers cross through one of the Charles’ bridges on their morning row. Harvard President Charles Eliot once famously decried the sport of baseball for its deceptive practices.“Well, this year I’m told the team did well because one pitcher had a fine curveball. I understand that a curveball is thrown with a deliberate attempt to deceive,” he said. “Surely this is not an ability we should want to foster at Harvard.”For Eliot, rowing was one of the true honorable sports. (Tennis was the other.) And at Eliot House, the river House named for Harvard’s longest-serving president, crew is king.The Eliot House courtyard graciously opens out onto the Charles and the boathouse. Many new residents arrive at the House with no rowing experience, but find themselves drawn to the water in the early morning, seeking that serene feeling when a boat glides across the water, with the team of eight rowers, guided by their coxswain, working as one.Former House Master Lino Pertile made crew a priority. At the Charles Eliot dinner, Pertile would evoke the ghost of Eliot as a mythical inspiration, with him talking to rowers and offering words of wisdom and encouragement: “Fly like the wind and bring glory to Eliot House.” Dawn meet-up Yonatan Kogan ’12 (from second from left), Johnny Bassett ’12, Eddie Grom ’12, and Austin Glamser ’12 take a minute before heading out on the river. Morning round-up Caroline McHugh ’12 (from center) and Caroline Cox ’14 speak with their fellow rowers.last_img read more

first_imgLast night’s midnight deadline for any potential write-in candidates for the student body presidential election came and went with no approved candidates stepping forward. As a result, juniors Brett Rocheleau and Katie Rose will run unopposed — something unprecedented in student government records.  Students will be presented with the option of voting for Rocheleau and Rose or abstaining when ballots open at 8 a.m. Wednesday. An abstention signifies a presence, not a vote, according to the Judicial Council. Rocheleau said though other members of student government may have had interest in running, they all agreed on the goal to continue the course of this year’s administration.  Rocheleau currently serves as student body vice president with student body president Pat McCormick, who declined to comment for this story. “Coming into this election, there were a lot of different candidates inside student government that were very interested in running, but this time, there weren’t different visions,” Rocheleau said. “So instead of having four tickets basically saying the same thing, we decided to stay unified as student government and push together.” Other potential candidates were ultimately more interested in addressing specific concerns, Rocheleau said. “With us running, they saw that they could really focus on the issues they truly have at heart,” he said. Senior Ben Noe, director of internal affairs for student government, agreed to speak for this story based on his perspective as a Notre Dame student, rather than as someone within student government. He said he sees a variety of potential explanations as to the lack of competition this year. “Speaking as a student, not as a person in student government, there are several reasons why there could be only ticket right now,” Noe said. “It just may be a non-competitive year, people may be really accepting of continuing the vision Pat laid out … and this transferred into Brett and Katie’s campaign.” Rocheleau said he believes Notre Dame students support the work the administration has done this year.  “They saw what we did in the past year, and they wanted to see more of the same vision,” he said. “They decided they wanted to keep student government and the vision where it was, and didn’t want to bring in a different perspective or change.” Though the Rocheleau-Rose ticket was the only official petition to be approved, Rocheleau said they did not know this when they formed a ticket. “We went about this thinking it was going to be like last year,” he said. “We knew this whole process of being competitive is what makes student government thrive.” Rocheleau said he faced competition in last year’s student body presidential elections, which featured five tickets. He said he and Rose wanted to bring a similar spirit to this year’s elections. “I would hate for that to be lost in this year’s campaign, and that is why we’re going about it as if it was extremely competitive,” he said. “We want to hear the voices of the student body.” Though he may be the only candidate running for student body president, Rocheleau said he is open to the opinion of the student body.  “It’s not just two people running unopposed. It’s a vast majority of student government, of different sectors,” he said. “We have people not a part of student government on our team; we have a lot of people who are a part of student government on our team … We’re bringing different perspectives as well.” Looking forward to the next year, Rocheleau said he believes little change needs to be made to how student government is currently run. “Obviously, every year when you look at it, there are different things you see, but there is nothing drastic that needs to be changed,” he said. Rocheleau said he does not believe the student body is apathetic to what student government does, nor do they perceive it as meaningless. “I think they perceive [student government] to be strong,” he said. “I think they see what we have been working on in the past year and they want more of the same. I think they are happy with what we are doing.” Noe said as a student, he believes the showing in this year’s election displays Notre Dame students understand what has been achieved this year in student government. “I think it speaks to the fact that students are generally in support of and in favor of what we have done this year,” he said. Sophomore Cait Ogren, vice president of elections with the Judicial Council, said this year’s situation is unusual, but the Judicial Council advertised the election to the student body in the same way as in previous years. “In past years, we did the same where there was an information session for all people interested before Christmas break and after Christmas break,” she said. “I hold office hours every week where people can ask questions, the petitions were available … It was the same protocol, just a unique year.” Ogren said the fact that both candidates come from inside student government is not unusual. “Usually most candidates are involved in student government in some aspect, so I wouldn’t say there is anything particularly unique,” she said. Though only one ticket was ultimately approved, Ogren said there seemed to be interest from the student body in the election. However, the Judicial Council is not able to identify potential candidates until their petitions for approval are turned in. “There were various individuals who attended each individual information session,” she said. “At the information sessions, we don’t have any indication of whether those people are running themselves, whether they are getting information for future years, or information for other people, so we can never really know who is intending to run until petitions come in.” Though the same protocol is used every election for notifying the student body, Ogren said every year yields different results. “It completely depends on the year, the students, the interest, it’s just beyond our control,” she said. “We never know what we’re going to get until petitions come rolling in.” Ultimately, Noe said he believes the circumstances of this year’s election are unique. “I’m not sure this is going to become a trend in future years,” he said. The faculty adviser for Judicial Council declined to comment, and the director of student activities for programming could not be reached by press time.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo June 27, 2012 During his recent official visit to Peru, Ecuadorean Defense Minister Miguel Carvajal Aguirre and his Peruvian counterpart, José Urquizo Maggia, agreed to create a Binational Humanitarian Demining Unit that will be available to the United Nations to carry out demining work on peace missions around the world. The experience gained by Military personnel from both countries in clearing antipersonnel and antitank mines in areas of complicated access, such as the Cóndor mountain range along the border, serves as the basis for the bilateral proposal. Highlights of the agreements achieved at the meeting include the decision to create a commission to develop defense industrial and technological projects; to increase the exchange of Military officers between the two countries’ Military educational institutions; to promote civic actions in border areas; and to strengthen the security of the shared border between the two countries. According to studies conducted by the Inter-American Defense College, an institution dependent on the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Defense Board, the cost of demining operations is very high, since removing a mine costs approximately 100 times more than producing one. A mine can cost between 3 and 30 dollars, while between 300 and 1,000 dollars are needed to remove it.last_img read more

first_imgOne of the massive bathrooms at 13 Darvall Street, Taringa. There’s plenty of space in this kitchen at 13 Darvall Street, Taringa.The home features seven entertaining and living spaces and a saltwater swimming pool.There is a separate guest bedroom on the ground floor and an executive office off the entry. Inside 13 Darvall Street, Taringa.The Darvall St property is on a 582sq m block with a wide frontage, elevation and facing east. Mr Sharp said: “Today’s parents need a retreat; our master suite is over 105sq m and includes it’s own retreat, luxurious ensuite and massive walk-in robe”.“This is living on a grand scale. The kids are not missed here either. Our builder has provided each oversized bedroom with its own private bathroom, walk-in robe and built-in studies,” he said. What’s not to love about 13 Darvall Street, Taringa.The property at 13 Darvall St, Taringa went under contract on October 10 for $2,350,000, according to Ray White Metro West selling agent Craig Sharp.Mr Sharp said a local family with teenage children bought the property with the drawcards being the location, build size and quality. He said the property was expected to settle on November 3.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Mr Sharp said the previous record sale was at 43a Dobson St, Taringa for $2,300,000. 13 Darvall Street, Taringa.A newly built five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Brisbane’s western suburbs has sold for a record price.last_img read more

first_imgThe regulator said its analysis had shown that most pension companies should improve this to match best practice in the industry.On average, pension firms had 7% of total assets in alternatives, and many companies expect that figure to rise, it said.Overall, pension fund investment in alternatives is concentrated in a small number of funds, according to the end-2012 data.Almost 60% of the total in alternative investments was held by the five largest investors, Finanstilsynet said.In some cases, funds should take a more critical stance about ongoing valuations of their alternative investments, it said.Although several companies mentioned liquidity risk, some said they were not exposed to this because they followed a buy-and-hold strategy, and so did not need to assess this risk type separately, the regulator said.However, companies nevertheless need to assess liquidity risk continuously because a change in the credit rating of the assets could lead the firms to reduce their credit risk by selling before maturity, it said.Other risks associated with alternatives mentioned by the pension funds include political risk, administrator risk, legal risk, model risk, financing risk (gearing), natural disaster risk, technical risk and correllation risk, Finanstilsynet said.The analysis follows a fact-finding exercise conducted in 2012 when pension funds reported details of their alternative investment holdings.In all, Danish pension funds had DKK152bn (€20.4bn) invested in alternatives, including private equity, alternative credit, infrastructure, agriculture and hedge funds, the regulator saidIt added that the prospect of many years of low yields in Denmark and Europe has prompted many pension providers to shift part of their investment towards alternatives to gain higher returns. Danish pension funds need to be clearer about the risks they are taking with their alternative investments, the country’s regulator has said.Financial watchdog Finanstilsynet said it would step up its focus on alternative investments through inspections, as well as in other ways.Carsten Mygind Feldt, deputy department chief at Finanstilsynet, said: “Some firms should analyse to a greater extent whether there is a sufficient liquidity premium and make sure they are paying enough attention to the valuation of the investments – for example, through sensitivity analysis.”But he said the general impression was that companies did tend to evaluate the relationship between return and risk in their alternative investments.last_img read more

first_img15 Curzon Place, Sunnybank HillsWhen they could finally afford to build a home in 2000, Mrs Padarath had a very good idea of what they wanted. “It is a custom-built house, everything is made to be lived in comfortably,” she said. The two-storey home has a luxurious style with fancy features including arches, large windows and chandeliers. 15 Curzon Place, Sunnybank Hills“It has a master bedroom downstairs as well as upstairs,” Mrs Padarath said.“If they have got elderly parents with them and they can’t go up the stairs then it is very easy for them.”It will be auctioned on-site at 15 Curzon Place, Sunnybank Hills, by Ben Leong at LJ Hooker – Sunnybank Hills June 30 at 10.30am. 15 Curzon Place, Sunnybank Hills“We like to entertain a lot,” Mrs Padarath said. “We can easily accommodate 100 to 200 people.” But with her children now grown up, Mrs Padarath and her husband are looking to downsize in to a smaller home. Mrs Padarath said the large floor space in the house would appeal to people with large families, or with extended families. Surekha Padarath at her home in Sunnybank Hills that is going to auction.When Surekha Padarath moved in to Sunnybank Hills, she wanted a home that was perfect for her family.Living in the popular suburb was a long time goal, but it required a few years of scrimping and saving while living in Parkinson to turn it into a reality. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago15 Curzon Place, Sunnybank HillsIn the kitchen, the stove was lowered beyond the usual height so Mrs Padarath’s young sons could easily reach up and cook themselves food. “And I put a spice drawer under the stove – there are a lot of spices in there,” she said. “That way you don’t have to keep taking out the bottles from the pantry – it is one of the features I love about the house.”Although the 873sq m block had more than enough yard room for a pool, the family had very different plans and installed a second kitchen for outdoor entertaining instead.last_img read more