Burundi’s new archbishop installed

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] The new archbishop of the Anglican Church of Burundi, the Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho, was installed on Aug. 22 at a service in which legal formalities were mixed with celebration. Nyaboho was elected as the fourth primate of the province in June. He succeeds Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has retired after 11 years in the post.During the service in Bujumbura’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ntahoturi summarized the history and the development of the Anglican Church of Burundi; and said that the growth of the church was due to Christians working together with God. “We did it together, and God was with us,” he said.Full article. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Africa, Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL People Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Burundi’s new archbishop installed Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 22, 2016 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

PDF of May 28 issue

first_imgDownload 12-page PDF here.Iran-Venezuela solidarity breaks U.S. blockade.Pandemics can foment social revolutions.Also:What is a Marxist-Leninist party?COVID cover-up in Georgia;Reproductive justiceLabor fights back:Postal workers;Portland essential workers;Agricultural workers;CUNY instructors.World:Kerala, India;Ecuador;China. Tear down prisons: Major Tillery;ICE detainees;N.C. solidarity;Free our youth!Download 12-page PDF here.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

U.S. Swine Herd is Expanding

first_img U.S. Swine Herd is Expanding Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Swine Herd is Expanding By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 2, 2017 The June USDA quarterly hog and pigs report showed an expanding U.S. swineherd. As of June 1, there were 71.7 million hogs and pigs on American farms, up 3 percent from June of 2016 and the second largest inventory on record ever. The industry is in a growth mode, with the question now being how fast will the industry continue to grow. Despite record production for the industry, hog prices are decent, with expectations of an annual average of $15 per head.Iowa State University Livestock Economist Lee Schulz said swine profitability turned positive in June. While industry experts say the forecast is likely to prompt producers to expand the breeding herd, the growth of the breeding herd is at 6.07 million head, only a slight increase from the previous quarter. It is also a mere 2 percent increase from 2016. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension Service, says the numbers in the breeding herd show stability in the industry.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCommentary: Why Monsanto Should Change its NameNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 3, 2017 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

No new confirmed cases in Donegal, sadly 4 deaths nationally

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook By News Highland – May 24, 2020 Pinterest 4 more people with coronavirus have died, one of the lowest figures, after 13 covid-19 related deaths yesterday.The National Public Health Emergency Team says there are 57 new confirmed cases.There has been no new confirmed cases in Donegal, the figure still stands 478 total confirmed cases.The death toll has reached 1,608 and the total number of confirmed cases of the virus is 24,639.Data as of midnight on Friday, shows 7,819 cases are associated with healthcare workers.Community transmission accounts for 59 per cent of cases, close contact makes up 38 per cent and travel abroad accounts for 3 per cent. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleNI leaders say Covid-19 response is proof they can work togetherNext articleThird week of Government formation talks gets underway News Highland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th No new confirmed cases in Donegal, sadly 4 deaths nationally Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Global death toll surpasses 100,000

first_img11:40 a.m.: Boris Johnson ‘at an early stage’ of recovery, UK sees deadliest day so farBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in a London hospital battling the coronavirus, is “continuing his recovery, which is at an early stage,” according to a statement from his official residence and office, 10 Downing Street.Johnson, 55, remains “in very good spirits,” the statement added.“The Prime Minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest,” a spokesman said. “He has spoken to his doctors and thanks the whole clinical team for the incredible care he has received.”A spokesman said Friday, “I am told he was waving his thanks towards the nurses and doctors that he saw as he was being moved from the intensive care unit back to the ward.”Johnson has been hospitalized since Sunday evening due to “persistent symptoms” of the novel coronavirus. He was transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday after his condition “worsened,” and released from intensive care on Thursday, a spokesperson said.Meanwhile, on Friday the U.K. saw its deadliest day from the coronavirus so far, with 953 fatalities in the last 24 hours. 11:20 a.m.: DOJ investigating conditions at nursing home where more than 30 diedAfter a COVID-19 outbreak left more than 30 dead at a Massachusetts nursing home, the Justice Department’s civil rights division is investigating whether the facility violated its residents’ rights by failing to provide adequate care during and before the pandemic.“The federal Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act specifically protects the rights of those confined in state facilities like the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home,” located in Holyoke, said U.S. attorney Andrew Lelling.“It would be difficult to overstate our obligation to the health and well-being of elderly and disabled military veterans and, by extension, to their families,” Lelling said in a statement.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker called for an independent investigation into the Soldiers’ Home. This probe is the first publicly-announced federal investigation of a nursing home since the start of the coronavirus crisis. mrtom-uk/iStock(NEW YORK) — The global novel coronavirus death toll has climbed to over 100,000.The virus has killed more people in the U.S. in a matter of months than those who died in recent years from homicide, according to FBI data.In the U.S., over 486,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. At least 18,002 people in the U.S. have died.Worldwide, more than 1.6 million people have been diagnosed since the virus emerged in China in December. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:4:40 p.m.: Los Angeles stay-at-home order extended to May 15Los Angeles County’s “safer at home” order is being extended until at least May 15, officials said Friday.All indoor and outdoor private gatherings remain prohibited, as well as all nonessential businesses, parks and beaches.The order also requires essential businesses to post social distancing and sanitation plans.4:22 p.m.: Antiviral drug may help patients with COVID-19A small study of the antiviral drug remdesivir showed that it was associated with clinical improvement in 68% of patients with COVID-19, according to a report Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine.Gilead Sciences, the makers of remdesivir, analyzed patients who received the drug from Jan. 25 through March 7 in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Japan.Of the 53 patients studied, 36, or 68%, saw clinical improvement in their conditions.Researchers categorized clinical improvement as a discharge from the hospital or decreased oxygen support. Eight of 53 patients (15%) got worse, according to the study.3:40 p.m.: Some shops in Italy will be allowed to open next weekIn hard-hit Italy — the nation suffering the most coronavirus fatalities — the entire country has been on lockdown since March 9.While the lockdown continues until May 3, some stores — including stationary shops, bookshops and children clothing stores — can begin to reopen on April 14, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday.3:15 p.m.: Louisiana ‘in a better place today’ than this time last weekDespite a slight increase in number of hospitalizations and number of patients on ventilators, Louisiana is “in a better place today than we were at this time last week,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday.“It is because of you,” he said. “It is because of the people of Louisiana and your compliance with the stay-at-home order.”Louisiana has over 19,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19. The state has lost 755 lives, including state Rep. Reggie Bagala.In the wake of data revealing a major racial disparity in COVID-19 deaths, the governor said a Health Equity Task Force will be put in place.The recently released data showed that while African Americans make up roughly 32% of Louisiana’s population, they account for 70% of the deaths in the state.“We want to make sure that we have better health outcomes on the other side of this pandemic, as well,” the governor said. “So we need to answer the question: ‘What are the social determinants of health disparity and how do we ensure health equity for all of our citizens?’ And this task force will be meeting this charge.”Edwards said his state has received additional federal funding for continuing testing sites in the state, some of which were scheduled to close as soon as today. Edwards said he still isn’t satisfied with the testing within the state and that is another issue the task force will tackle.“There is no region of our state that isn’t currently testing, but we don’t believe that we have adequate testing anywhere,” he said.2:30 p.m.: Government addressing racial disparity, surgeon general saysDr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, cautioned Friday, “We have not reached the peak.”“You can see for the first time that in the United States we’re starting to level on the logarithmic phase, like Italy did about a week ago,” Birx said at the White House briefing.“This gives us great heart,” she said, adding, “Everyday we need to continue to do what we did yesterday and the week before and the week before that.”As data shows that COVID-19 disproportionately kills people of color, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said the government is “taking steps now” to combat the “alarming” trend.The government is working “on data collection, targeted outreach, and increasing financial employment, education, housing, social and health support so everyone has an equal chance to be healthy,” Adams said at Friday’s briefing.12:15 p.m.: Negative number of ICU admissions for 1st time in NYIn New York, the state hit hardest by the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is “cautiously optimistic we are slowing the infection rate.”The hospitalization rate is down, and for the first time, New York has registered a negative number of ICU admissions, Cuomo said at his Friday press briefing. There were 17 fewer people in intensive care units statewide than there were previously, Cuomo said.In New York state, over 160,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 — that’s more than any other state in the U.S. and country in the world.Over 7,000 people in the state have died.“The death toll is going up. And I understand the logic to that,” Cuomo told “Good Morning America” anchor Michael Strahan Friday. “These are people who came into the hospital a couple of weeks ago, they didn’t recover, they were put on ventilators and once you’re on a ventilator, the longer you’re on a ventilator, the worse it gets.”As preliminary data showed the largest percentage of coronavirus deaths in New York City was among Hispanics, the governor on Wednesday called for more testing in minority communities.Hispanics accounted for 34% of COVID-19 deaths though they make up 29% of the population. Twenty-eight percent of those who have died from COVID-19 in NYC have been African-American.“Are we shocked that the rates are higher in the African-American/Latino community? We shouldn’t be, Michael, if we’re being honest,” Cuomo told “GMA.” “We know that there’s inequality in the health care system. We know that the poorer communities often pay the highest price for these types of emergency situations because they’re really just bringing to light that systemic racism and discrimination in the system.”“Let’s learn from this moment,” Cuomo said. “It’s testing and understanding why the minority community has a higher rate. Is it because they work in public sector jobs and they were essential workers and they didn’t have the luxury, Michael, of staying home? And they didn’t have the luxury of going to stay at their second house? Or staying with a relative in their home in the suburbs?”“There has to be some lesson that we take from this,” he said.center_img 10:50 a.m.: Wisconsin Dept. of Health tracking if new cases emerge from Tuesday’s electionThe Wisconsin Department of Health said it plans to track whether new cases of COVID-19 arise from Tuesday’s in-person election, which was held despite the pandemic. Public health officials said they expect to see any cases from exposure begin to appear next week. “We will continue this important work to ensure that every case is followed up on, contacted, and anyone who may have been exposed notified,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “We hope the extraordinary efforts taken by local clerks, public health, voters and poll workers helped minimize any transmission but we stand prepared to respond if that isn’t the case.”10:10 a.m.: Boris Johnson ‘at an early stage’ of recovery, UK sees deadliest day so farBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in a London hospital battling the coronavirus, is “continuing his recovery, which is at an early stage,” according to a statement from his official residence and office, 10 Downing Street.Johnson, 55, remains “in very good spirits,” the statement added.Johnson has been hospitalized since Sunday evening due to “persistent symptoms” of the novel coronavirus. He was transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday after his condition “worsened,” and released from intensive care on Thursday, a spokesperson said.Meanwhile, the U.K. saw its deadliest day from the coronavirus so far, with 953 fatalities in the last 24 hours.9 a.m.: Amid racial disparity, Cuomo says ‘let’s learn from this moment’In New York, the state hit hardest by the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo thinks “we’re on what they call the plateau, as opposed to the apex.” “The hospitalization rate is down. The number of new people coming into the hospitals is down,” Cuomo told ABC News’ Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan Friday. “It’s making it easier for the emergency rooms to deal with this because they’re at overcapacity to begin with. “In New York state, over 160,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 — that’s more than any other state in the U.S. and country in the world. The virus has claimed 7,000 lives in New York.“The terrible news is the death toll is going up. And I understand the logic to that,” Cuomo said. “These are people who came into the hospital a couple of weeks ago, they didn’t recover, they were put on ventilators and once you’re on a ventilator, the longer you’re on a ventilator, the worse it gets.” He continued, “The whole system is overcapacity, but we built in some relief valves. We have a 2500-bed capacity at the Javits Center [in Manhattan] that we did with the federal government and the military. We have the U.S. Navy ship Comfort [in Manhattan] which has 500 beds available as an overflow.”As preliminary data showed the largest percentage of coronavirus deaths in New York City was among Hispanics, the governor on Wednesday called for more testing in minority communities. Hispanics accounted for 34% of COVID-19 deaths though they make up 29% of the population. African-Americans made up 28% of the deaths and 22% of New York City’s population. “Are we shocked that the rates are higher in the African-American/Latino community? We shouldn’t be, Michael, if we’re being honest,” Cuomo told GMA. “We know that there’s inequality in the health care system. We know that the poorer communities often pay the highest price for these types of emergency situations because they’re really just bringing to light that systemic racism and discrimination in the system.” “There has to be some lesson that we take from this,” he said.5:35 a.m.: IMF anticipates worst economic fallout since the Great DepressionIn a preview of its World Economic Outlook event next week, the International Monetary Fund says the world should be prepared for the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression due to the novel coronavirus.“Today we are confronted with a crisis like no other. COVID-19 has disrupted our social and economic order at lightning speed and on a scale that we have not seen in living memory,” Kristalina Georgieva, IMF managing director, said in a statement Thursday.Three months ago, the IMF said it expected at least 160 countries would see positive per capita income growth in 2020. As of Thursday, the organization now predicts over 170 countries will experience negative per capita income growth this year.“The bleak outlook applies to advanced and developing economies alike. This crisis knows no boundaries. Everybody hurts,” Georgieva said. “In fact, we anticipate the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression.”In the U.S., more than 16 million people have filed for unemployment insurance in just three weeks, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor.The 2020 World Economic Outlook event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14.4:25 a.m.: FDA, FTC send warning to InfowarsThe Food and Drug Administration, along with the Federal Trade Commission has sent a notice to Alex Jones’ Infowars website to stop selling products it claims can help “mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19.”Officials not only warned against selling alleged treatments for coronavirus, but it also asked consumers not to use the products since none are approved by the FDA to treat COVID-19.Among the items the FDA said the conspiracy theory website was selling include, “Superblue Silver Immune Gargle,” “SuperSilver Whitening Toothpaste,” “SuperSilver Wound Dressing Gel” and “Superblue Fluoride Free Toothpaste.” The products were sold on the website and promoted on Infowars videos, the FTC letter said.The FDA has sent 26 warning letters to companies and organizations claiming to have COVID-19 treatments since March 6. Of those, 14 have been labeled as corrected.While there are trials running across the world, there is no known treatments or vaccines to cure or prevent COVID-19. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trump Org has big retail vacancy looming

first_imgEric Trump and 6 East 57th Street (Getty, Google Maps)The Trump Organization is looking at filling a large retail vacancy near its namesake Fifth Avenue tower at a time when empty storefronts are abundant across Manhattan.The space at 6 East 57th Street is currently controlled by Wharton Properties and SL Green Realty, which took over the lease in 2016 when the two investors struck a deal to relocate Nike from the location to a new flagship at 650 Fifth Avenue.The East 57th Street lease expires next year, and Wharton and SL Green will not be extending the deal, Bloomberg reported. That leaves the Trump Organization with the difficult task of finding a tenant for the 74,000-square-foot space.Trump Organization executive vice president Eric Trump declined to comment to Bloomberg, as did representatives for Wharton and SL Green.ADVERTISEMENTThe 6 East 57th Street location, which the Trump Org controls under a long-term ground lease, is currently occupied by Tiffany & Co., which is planning on moving out by the middle of next year when it’s done renovating its store on Fifth Avenue.Ruth Colp-Haber, president of the brokerage Wharton Property Advisors (no relation to Wharton Properties), said it’s a difficult time to lease any retail or office space in New York, and on top of that some tenants don’t want to do deals in Trump buildings.The 57th Street property, she said, is “a Triple-A location. The building itself, the spaces are really nice, it’s a lot of glass and steel, it’s extremely nice spaces. But for some users there’s definitely a stigma.” [Bloomberg] — Rich BockmannContact Rich Bockmann Message* Email Address* Tags Full Name*center_img Share via Shortlink SL Green Realtytrump organizationwharton properties Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Prime Minister Approves Royal Thai Navy’s Purchase of Six Second-Hand Submarines from Germany

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Prime Minister Approves Royal Thai Navy’s Purchase of Six Second-Hand Submarines from Germany View post tag: Naval View post tag: Germany Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has approved the Royal Thai Navy’s 7.7-billion-baht purchase of six second-hand submarines from Germany for…(bangkokpost)[mappress]Source: bangkokpost,March 28, 2011; View post tag: approves View post tag: Prime View post tag: Second-Hand View post tag: Navy View post tag: Minister View post tag: Navy’s Prime Minister Approves Royal Thai Navy’s Purchase of Six Second-Hand Submarines from Germanycenter_img View post tag: purchase View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Six View post tag: Royal Share this article March 28, 2011 View post tag: Submarines Equipment & technology View post tag: Thailast_img read more

HMS Pembroke to Sail into Pembroke Dock

first_img Training & Education Arriving at No1 Berth Pembroke Dock on May 13, the 52.5 metre ship will remain in port until Saturday (May 17) – and she has two rather proud Pembrokeshire locals on board.“It is an honour to have been invited to make this journey to support the 200th anniversary of the founding of Pembroke Dock and mark that important date in both the town’s history and Royal Navy heritage”, saidLieutenant Commander Mark Hammon RN.It is a chance for local people to chat to members of the crew not only about HMS Pembroke and her role in the Royal Navy, but also about their experiences in the Senior Service.At 6pm, access to the ship will be halted for Beating Retreat, which will be performed by the Royal Marines Band – members of the public can also watch this ceremonial spectacle.On Thursday and Friday, almost 250 local youngsters – both school students and Sea Cadets – will get the opportunity to visit the ship as part of a rolling schedule of pre-arranged tours. Schools involved include Greenhill School, Pembroke College, Milford Haven School and Thomas Picton School, and Sea Cadets are from Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Tenby.And the ship’s company will be honoured to attend a reception organised by Pembroke County Council on Friday evening, before the ship departs at approximately 8am on Saturday.“We are thoroughly looking forward to this affiliation visit,” said HMS Pembroke’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Hammon.“It is an honour to have been invited to make this journey to support the 200th anniversary of the founding of Pembroke Dock and mark that important date in both the town’s history and Royal Navy heritage.“I know that my ship’s company and I are very proud to be part of the formal parade and we are then delighted to be able to open our ship up to visitors immediately afterwards – we hope to welcome many on board during the three hours.”There are no members of the crew more proud than Pembroke locals Petty Officer Darren Lacy, 43, and Able Rate Andrew Macleod, 36.Darren, who lives in Neyland with his partner and two children, is the coxswain on board. He is also one of the ship’s divers and is responsible for a wide range of tasks including medical, executive and administrative aspects.“It’s really quite an honour for me to be part of these bicentenary celebrations,” he said. “Living in the Pembroke Dock area for the last eight years, I am aware of the town’s significant naval history – to be able to come home as a member of the Royal Navy on a ship called HMS Pembroke for such a significant milestone is rather special.”Andrew is one of the mine warfare sailors on board and assists with all aspects of mine hunting, including in the operations room and the launching and recovery of Sea Fox, the mine identification and disposal system on board.He spent his first 10 years in Pembroke Dock and attended primary school in the town’s Argyle Street and he has a big group of family coming to visit the ship.“I joined the Royal Navy in 2011 and this is the first time I’ve been able to sail into my hometown on one of my ships,” said Andrew. “It’s a very proud moment and I’m really looking forward to showing my family round the ship.”Minehunter HMS Pembroke is one of seven Sandown-class minehunters based in Scotland.The hull and large amounts of the superstructure are built from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), ensuring a strong non-magnetic ship, fit to survive the shocks associated with minehunting activities.HMS Pembroke uses sonar to search underwater for mine-like contacts. Upon detection of a contact, classification runs are conducted on various frequenciesOnce identified as a potential mine, the Seafox mine disposal system is able to visually identify the target as a mine and then destroy it. She also has her own mine clearance diving team which is used to identify potential mine threats beneath the surface.Overall it is a very busy week for the Royal Navy in Wales, with HMS Dragon alongside in her affiliated city of Cardiff, where she will be honoured with the Freedom of the City, and a Meet the Marines event at Cardiff Castle, which will involve many local school and college students.[mappress]Press Release, May 15, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: HMS May 15, 2014 HMS Pembroke to Sail into Pembroke Dock The Royal Navy’s HMS Pembroke will sail into Pembroke Dock next week to support the Dockyard Founders Day celebrations. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: sail View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Pembroke to Sail into Pembroke Dock View post tag: into View post tag: Pembroke View post tag: Naval View post tag: Dock Share this articlelast_img read more

Donate Wisely To Make Most Impact In Orlando Tragedy

first_imgDonate Wisely To Make Most Impact In Orlando Tragedy FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare People across the country and globe are responding to the tragic attack in Orlando by opening up their hearts and wallets to donate to nonprofits, hospitals and other groups assisting victims and their families.As with other tragedies and times when the public is inspired to make charitable contributions, criminals will likely attempt to capitalize on that generosity.“Hoosiers are always first in line to give their time and money to support others when tragedy strikes,” Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said. “But we can’t let scam artists take advantage of that good will. Make sure to do your research before you donate, so that you know your contribution will truly go to support the victims of this horrific act.”Below are a few tips Zoeller suggests you consider for safe charitable giving:1. Determine if the charity is legitimateAsk or look for written information on the organization or cause, including a contact name, address, telephone number and mission statement.Check out the Internal Revenue Service’s website that maintains a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.Watch out for charities with similar sounding names. Some unscrupulous charities use names that are very similar to those of respected organizations to scam consumers.2. Determine how your donation will be usedWatch out for vague appeals that don’t clarify how the funds will be used. Know exactly how and when your donation will be used.Before donating, contact one of the organizations listed on the Attorney General’s website that collect financial information on charities so that you know the amount of money a charity spends on fundraising and administrative expenses compared to the amount they spend on actual programs and services.Know whether you are donating to a charity or an advocacy group.3. Watch out for phishing scamsDo not click on pop-up solicitations or reply to emails asking for donations. These are likely phishing scams.Be suspicious if a caller or invoice thanks you for making a pledge that you didn’t make. If you have any doubt about whether you made a pledge, check your records.4. Exercise caution when donating online or to crowdfunding platformsWith crowdfunding projects, it is difficult to know whether the solicitations are for legitimate causes. If they are not, it may be very difficult for those who donated to get their money back.Consider donating only to people you personally know or established charities.If you do donate via crowdfunding, check that collected monies are received and administered by a third party, like a bank. This will help provide oversight to ensure that collected funds are used appropriately.Check to see if the crowdfunding effort is backed by a registered 501(c)(3).5. Never wire money or use a pre-paid debit card to make a donationAlways make contributions by credit card or check and payable to the charitable organization, not to the solicitor.6. Know that you can cancel a pledge prior to making a contributionUnder Indiana law, a contributor has the right to cancel a pledge for monetary contributions at any time prior to making the contribution.For more information, visit www.IndianaConsumer.com and click on “Charities and Donors.”The Attorney General’s Office encourages consumers who believe they were scammed to file a complaint with our office. To file a complaint visit www.IndianaConsumer.com or call 800-382-5516.center_img last_img read more

Marco offers dual-aspect brewer

first_imgMarco Beverage Systems has added self-service coffee brewers to its range. The machines can be operated on one side by customers and by staff from the other side.The side facing the operator is fitted with traditional free-flow Tomlinson-style handles, so staff may draw coffee at any time, while the customer-facing side is a push-and-hold system, where coffee pours only for as long as the button is pressed. The new option is available on Marco’s Qwikbrew single and double models plus the high-volume Maxibrew. All the machines also provide enough water for tea. Marco can also apply clients’ branding to the machines.Cost: Qwikbrew RVPB £1,922[http://www.marco-bev.co.uk]last_img read more