RFA Gold Rover departs Simon’s Town

first_img View post tag: Royal Navy November 10, 2016 View post tag: RFA Gold Rover RFA Gold Rover departs Simon’s Town Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Gold Rover left Simon’s town Naval Base for the final time on November 8.Gold Rover first visited Simon’s Town, South Africa in late 2006 and ever since has been a regular visitor.Simon’s Town has proven to be an ideal location within the area of operations to conduct maintenance, stores, personnel transfers and a perfect place for R&R, hence the many return visits.Each port visit for Gold Rover brings her closer to her decommissioning date next year.Simon’s town is the home of the South African Navy; it is located on False Bay and only a short distance from Cape Town.Gold Rover was escorted from the harbour by two naval tugs, giving her a guard of honour with a display of their fire-fighting monitors.Captain Richard Taylor, Commanding Officer of Gold Rover said: “It is with a high degree of sadness that we depart Simons Town for the last time and we are genuinely humbled by the warm reception we receive every time we call.“We must always look to the future and I have no doubt that UK Naval Units will continue to be regular visitors within the region and that Simons Town will always be the choice port of call where we are assured of a welcoming and cheery port visit”RFA Gold Rover is the last operational ship of the “Rover” class and this will be her last tour of the South Atlantic. View post tag: Simon’s Town Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today RFA Gold Rover departs Simon’s Town Authoritieslast_img read more

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Clinical or Tenure Track, Assist/Assoc/Full Professor and Professor of Practice, Radiology

first_img* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Other Posting DetailsJob TitleClinical or Tenure Track, Assist/Assoc/Full Professor and Professorof Practice, RadiologyPosting NumberP0098FJob Description SummaryThe Department of Clinical Sciences, Auburn University College ofVeterinary Medicine is seeking applications from qualifiedindividuals for a tenure or clinical track, Assistant, Associate,Full Professor or Professor of Practice position in Radiology. TheProfessor of Practice position is ideal for a radiologist currentlyworking in the teleradiology sector that has the desire to workpart time in university practice while maintaining a part timecommitment to the teleradiology company of their choice.The Radiology Service at Auburn University is committed toexcellence in clinical service, research, and teaching professionalveterinary students, residents and interns. The successful tenureor clinical track candidate will be expected to participate inteaching, clinical service, outreach and research. Teachingresponsibilities include clinical and didactic instructionalactivities related to diagnostic imaging. Clinical service includesdiagnostic imaging of clinical patients, teaching veterinarystudents, supervising house officers and consulting with privatepractitioners. The percentage of duty assignment will be consistentwith the type of position the candidate desires, whether clinicalor tenure track. If the candidate desires the Professor of Practiceposition, they will have a part time assignment to provide clinicaland teaching services at Auburn University with the remainder setaside for work in the private sector including teleradiology.Minimum QualificationsApplicants for this faculty position must hold a DVM or equivalentdegree, have completed a radiology residency, and have achieveddiplomate status or be eligible to sit for board certificationexamination with the ACVR or ECVDI by position start date. Thecandidate selected for this position must be able to meeteligibility requirements to work in the United States at the timethe appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legallyfor the proposed term of employment. Eligibility for facultyveterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is also required.Excellent communication skills are required.Desired QualificationsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsApplications must include a letter of intent stating professionalgoals, a curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses of threereferences. Review begins February 1, 2021. Please direct inquiriesto Dr. Rachel Moon, Search Committee Chair, Telephone:334-321-1992; email [email protected] DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question)center_img Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research and/or GoalsOptional DocumentsTranscriptsOther DocumentationExamples of Professional/Student WorkStatement of Teaching PhilosophyOther Documentation (2)Diversity StatementStatement of Clinical InterestsOtherlast_img read more

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Ulrick & Short

first_imgIngredient solutions developer Ulrick & Short (Pontefract, West Yorkshire) says it has come up with a healthier option for fat replacement in baked goods.”This has to be our most successful launch to date, with amazing feedback already. Delyte5 is competitively priced. It is a low-fat option that doesn’t affect quality. There is no compromise on taste, unlike many low-calorie products. Even healthier option levels of less than 3% can be achieved,” says Adrian Short, director of Ulrick & Short.last_img

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News story: £10 million to develop vaccines against global infectious diseases

first_imgThe UK government will give £10 million of funding to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to help develop vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.The £10 million is UK-aid funding that prioritises helping low- and middle-income countries.CEPI is a global coalition that was formed in response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The epidemic killed more than 11,000 people.The importance of CEPI’s work is highlighted by outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases seen across the world in the past year, including the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and outbreaks of Lassa fever in Nigeria and Nipah in India.Since its launch in 2017, CEPI has received more than $740 million of funding from governments and charitable organisations around the world.The £10 million funding is in addition to the UK’s investment of £120 million for the UK Vaccine Network (UKVN). The UKVN helps to develop vaccines and vaccine technology for epidemic diseases.The UKVN funds 78 research projects that are developing vaccines against diseases that can cause epidemics. The UKVN is prioritising vaccine development for 12 pathogens, 5 of which are also prioritised by CEPI.The 2 initiatives working together is further shown by the development of a promising new vaccine platform by Imperial College with UKVN support. The platform recently received further funding from CEPI to progress towards clinical use.This funding from the UK government comes as CEPI celebrates its second anniversary at the World Economic Forum in Davos.Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said: Diseases like Ebola and Lassa fever tear communities and families apart, causing untold amounts of harm and suffering. As a global community, we must keep trying to find new ways to beat diseases like this and making them a thing of the past. We have a proud history of being at the forefront of tackling diseases around the world, such as the Ebola outbreak in 2014, and will continue to do so by backing this vital work with CEPI to help protect people everywhere.last_img read more

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Homicides Fall in Costa Rica for the First Time in Six Years

first_img Costa Rica recorded 474 homicides in 2011, 53 fewer than the previous year, representing the first decrease in the last six years, the judicial branch announced in a statement on May 31. According to the official report, the homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants went from 11.5 in 2010 to 10.3 in 2011. The judicial branch specified that this is the second time in the last ten years that a decline in the number of homicides has been recorded. “The first decrease in homicides took place in 2004, going from 300 to 280 deaths,” the statement emphasized. Among those dead as a result of homicide, 378 were Costa Rican nationals, 55 were from Nicaragua, and 14 from Colombia, among other nationalities, according to the report. The statistics indicate that San José, the capital, is the province with the highest number of recorded homicides, 171, followed by Limón, a Caribbean province heavily impacted by disputes among groups of drug traffickers, with 111 murders. Central America is considered the world’s most violent area, according to the UN, with a rate of more than 30 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, drastically elevated by the situation in the so-called Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador), where drug traffickers and gangs sow terror. By Dialogo June 04, 2012last_img read more

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Enjoying the Republicans’ Latest Game Show: Their Fourth Debate in Milwaukee

first_imgView image | gettyimages.comLive from the Milwaukee Theater, it’s the fourth GOP presidential debate!Tuesday night’s prime-time show featured a big cast of characters, even though a few wannabes from the previous episode had been dropped in this ongoing political comedy series (or tragedy, depending on your point of view) due to their low ratings.On hand for the main event in Wisconsin were Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush—it’s okay, catch your breath—Carly Fiorina, John Kasich and Rand Paul. Each of them was individually “WHOOED!” like a celebrity rock star as they were introduced. They were the top draw at 9 p.m. on the Fox Business Network, which sponsored the program with the Wall Street Journal, both with ties to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. At 7 p.m. the “happy hour” debate had Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. But who except the hardcore conservative would want to put in four hours watching all this in one night? Get a life, people!The debate rules were simple: 90-second answers. If a candidate talked for too long, they were supposed to shut up (but totally didn’t) at the sound of a bing-bing.“It sounds like a game show, but it’s not,” joked moderator Neil Cavuto, Fox Business Network managing editor, who failed as both a comedian and a persuader.Two minutes prior, inspirational music had played to dramatic retellings in what may as well have been a “Previously in Wisconsin” clip. In 1859, we learned that the so-called “black president” Abe Lincoln (a Republican, no less) had campaigned in Milwaukee. In 1912, a few blocks away from this debate venue, Teddy Roosevelt (then a Progressive Party candidate, no longer a Republican) had given a 90-minute speech with a bullet lodged in his chest after he’d just been shot outside his hotel by an unemployed saloon keeper. And, of course, no conservatively biased video is complete without a cameo from their true Lord and Savior, Ronald Regan, who praised the Badger State’s Brew City for all its worth.In short, Neil Cavuto got it wrong. American presidential campaigns have always been a game, whether it’s TR capitalizing on a shooting for sympathy, Reagan sucking up to Milwaukee, or the Fox Business Network using those stories to choke up nostalgic patriots. America loves drama – especially evocative legends of bravery and heroism, even if they all were just an act – and in less than three minutes of this Republican debate, the storyboard was set and the pieces were moving.Two hours of 90-second-plus monologues wooed viewers with conservative wet dreams. Good America vs. Evil: like illegal immigration, Obamacare, and Putin. Bonus claps were earned if someone badmouthed Hilary Clinton or strategically brownnosed America’s military the night before Veterans Day.“I know that the world is a safer place when the United States is the strongest military power in the world,” said Marco Rubio.“We have to make our military bigger, better, stronger than ever before so that nobody messes with us,” echoed Donald Trump.“We have the strongest military on the face of the planet, and everyone knows it,” copied Carly Fiorina.They said a whole lot of nothing and something at the same time, and that something was whatever earned them brownie points. After all, who doesn’t love being praised?The remaining highlights were when the candidates disputed each other, their outraged voices blended together, the commentators attempted (and failed) to control the outburst, and mostly notably, the crowd whooped and booed.Fox Business Network decided who would attend the debate based on four recent polls, which I’m guessing asked, “Which candidates will get us the highest ratings?”The debate averaged 13.5 million viewers, which was 13.5 million viewers too many, as far as I’m concerned, but the most audience this cable network reportedly has ever gotten.But let’s be honest. Following the November 2016 presidential elections in November 2015 indicates a lack of true entertainment in one’s life. Find something else to watch on TV, people.The Democratic debate will be held this Saturday, Nov. 14, in Des Moines, Iowa. But The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 also opens in theaters this weekend. The fifth GOP debate will be Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Las Vegas. You know, where there are casinos. They’re a better bet if you actually want to win something. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

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Saturation point

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Egypt coronavirus cases top 100,000: Ministry

first_imgTopics : Egypt has detected more than 100,000 Covid-19 infections and reported 5,541 deaths from the virus disease, the health ministry said Tuesday.The North African country of more than 100 million people had imposed a night-time curfew from March to June to curb the spread of the illness but since eased restrictions.Daily life has since returned in the largest Arab country, with cafes, restaurants and tourist sites again open to the public. Prayers in mosques and churches have also resumed, with social distancing and mask-wearing enforced. The new school year is set to start in October with a mix of classroom and online teaching.The total number of reported cases reached 100,041 Tuesday, including 79,008 recoveries, the ministry said.last_img

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AP1 boosts defences in first half with shift out of equities

first_imgMagnusson also warned against focusing too much on the pension fund’s short-term investment performance.“Sometimes the world outside has expectations that the AP funds should immediately take action solely against short-term losses,” he said.“This risks reducing the opportunities for decision makers on all levels in management organisations to exploit one of our most important comparative advantages – our ability to act long-term,” Magnusson said.Equities produced a 1.9% profit overall for AP1 in the first half, with Swedish shares returning 6.2%. However, emerging markets shares made a 0.7% loss.Fixed income investments made a 0.1% loss.Real estate, however, made a 7.5% return, and infrastructure gained 2.5%.Venture capital funds generated 8.2% in the period, but hedge funds ended June with a 4.2% loss over six months.Between January and June, AP1’s exposure to equities slimmed to 35.7% of its portfolio from 37.9%, while fixed income securities grew to 33.7% from 31.7%.Within equities, the pension fund’s allocation to emerging markets equities increased slightly to 14.7% from 14.2%, while the allocations to both Swedish and developed markets equities were reduced.Total assets increased to SEK337.5bn (€32.9bn) by the end of June, from SEK332.5bn at the end of December 2017, after SEK3.3bn was transferred to the pension system.Magnusson said the new set of investment rules governing the four main AP funds, due to come into force on 1 January next year, would improve the funds’ conditions for being able to reach their return target.This was the first step in the modernisation of the investment guidelines, he said.“It is now important that the next step is taken, which will define the opportunities for direct investments in unlisted assets such as infrastructure companies, illiquid credit and joint investments in unlisted companies,” he said. Swedish state pensions buffer fund AP1 made a defensive shift in the first half of this year, reducing its equity exposure and increasing the fixed income allocation to protect its portfolio from the risk of weakening markets.In its financial report for the first half of this year, the fund reported a 2.5% return on investments, compared to the 9.6% return achieved for the whole of 2017.Johan Magnusson, chief executive of the Stockholm-based fund, said in the report: “[AP1] has taken small steps in the first half of the year towards a somewhat more defensive portfolio orientation.”There were no big shifts, he said, but the changes made indicated that AP1 recognised the current late stage of the economic cycle and the fact that the risks of a weaker market trend had increased.last_img read more

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Neptune Energy Wraps Up Integration with Former VNG Norge

first_imgNeptune Energy has completed the integration with the former VNG Norge business. The integrated business, ‘Neptune Energy Norge’, will become the operator of the Fenja field development project in the Norwegian Sea, the company informed.As of December 04, 2018 the merger between Neptune Energy Norge and VNG Norge was completed.The entire business of former VNG Norge, including participating interests in production licenses, operatorships and employees, have now been merged into Neptune Energy Norge.Fenja (PL 586), an oil and gas field under development in the Norwegian Sea, is Neptune’s first operated development project in Norway. It lies 120 km north of Kristiansund, with estimated recoverable resources in excess of 100 million barrels oil equivalent (Pil reservoir).The field is a subsea development with tie-back to Njord A and the first oil is targeted for 2021.Anne Botne, country director for Neptune Energy, said: “The transaction and integration of former VNG Norge adds a strong team as well as competitive growth assets to our portfolio on the Norwegian continental shelf. Fenja is our first development project in Norway. It will feature innovative solutions enabling production through long distance tiebacks to existing infrastructure, thus capturing value and reducing emissions in line with our strategy. By leveraging Neptune Energy’s operational experience and existing contracts, we aim to realize additional opportunities and synergies from Fenja to our two other operated development projects in Norway, Cara and P1 in the North Sea.”The organisation will be led by managing director Odin Estensen as of January 02, 2019.last_img read more

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