HMS Charger to Visit Northwich, UK

first_img Training & Education View post tag: Naval May 1, 2013 View post tag: Charger View post tag: Archer The Royal Navy’s HMS Charger will visit Northwich this Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5), taking her more than 20 miles inland – rather an unusual place to find one of the UK’s maritime fighting force.HMS Charger is the Universities Royal Naval Unit patrol vessel for Liverpool and Lancaster universities and will leave her Mersey home heading due east and into the Manchester Ship Canal.From there, however, things get a little bit different, as she moves into the mouth of the River Weaver at approximately 9am on Saturday, from whence she will transit the Dutton and Saltersford Locks, as well as sail beneath the Sutton Weaver, Acton and Winnington Swing Bridges, arriving in Northwich at approximately 12.30pm.It is the first time a Royal Navy vessel will have made this journey during the 21st century and she will be accompanied into Northwich by a flotilla of narrow boats.The P2000 Archer Class patrol vessel will tie up in full view of local townspeople at a reserved mooring below Town Bridge.She will then host a number of prearranged group visits for youth organisations and one or two other interested parties throughout the afternoon.But, in the evening, the crew members themselves become guests of the community, enjoying a short narrow boat journey on the river to the Anderton Boat Lift, where they will be given a special tour of this historic landmark, as well as a reception.Charger reopens her gangway for one or two more pre-booked group tours on Sunday morning, before departing down river at approximately 12.30pm – arriving back at the ship canal’s Marsh Lock at 4pm.The whole visit has been organised with invaluable help and guidance from the River Weaver Navigation Society and the Canal and River Trust, which manages the river.“My crew and I are thoroughly looking forward to this visit to Northwich,”explained HMS Charger’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Ian Critchley.“It is a very unusual destination for us and I am proud that we are the first Royal Navy vessel to make the journey in well over a decade.“The visit has been a long time in the planning and none of it would have been possible without the help of the River Weaver Navigation Society, as well as the Canal and River Trust.“Their enthusiasm to make it happen has made all the difference and I am really looking forward to welcoming them as our hosts, as well as various organised tour groups of local people on board during this short visit. And I’ve never visited somewhere before under narrow boat escort, which makes it all the more special.”Northwich has a rich history of building small craft for the Royal Navy, both at the former Yarwoods and Pimlotts Yards. HMS Charger will probably be the last craft to transit the open Sutton Weaver Bridge, prior to its major overhaul, which starts in June and will last 12 months. “This will be an exciting weekend for Northwich and will once again show how important the River Weaver is in attracting visitors,”said the River Weaver Navigation Society chairman John Tackley.“The craft can be seen at her berth on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and will be moored below Town Bridge – she is not open to the public, but we have organised a number of visits for local groups during that time.“My Society would like to thank Canal and River Trust and its local staff for their close cooperation in making this visit possible over the Bank Holiday Weekend.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 1, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Charger to Visit Northwich, UK View post tag: class View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMScenter_img HMS Charger to Visit Northwich, UK View post tag: Northwich View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UK View post tag: Patrol View post tag: vessel View post tag: Visit Share this articlelast_img read more

Clinical Assistant Professor (59589)

first_imgThe Department of Clinical and Health Psychology within the Collegeof Public Health and Health Professions invites applications for aClinical Assistant Professor in the area of clinical healthpsychology with an emphasis on treating mental health issuesparticularly in medical populations. In addition to providingdirect clinical service, this position is intended to supervise andlead a team of Masters Level Therapists not to exceed threeproviders. Experience providing supervision for clinical hoursneeded for licensure for either Licensed Mental Health Counselorsor Licensed Clinical Social Workers is preferred. Applicants musthave a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or arelated field. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible inthe state of Florida and provide clinical service, mentorship, andeducation within the UF Health Science Center, including ouroutpatient UF Health Psychology Specialties practice. This is afull-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure track, 12-month position, with anopen start date, though preferably no later than July 1,2020.The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology ( http://chp.phhp.ufl.edu ) is aunique, freestanding academic clinical psychology program with 31core faculty, over 80 doctoral students, and two APA accreditedprograms: a doctoral program in clinical psychology and a clinicalinternship in professional psychology. We also have a post-doctoralfellowship that is soon to apply for APA accreditation whichincludes 2 Health Psychology slots. The Department has a 50-yearhistory of providing APA-accredited doctoral and internshiptraining in clinical psychology and advanced specialty-specifictraining in four content areas: Child/Pediatric Psychology; HealthPsychology; Neuropsychology, Neurorehabilitation and ClinicalNeuroscience; and Cognitive Aging and Memory. The doctoral programhas been ranked in the 93rd percentile by the National ResearchCouncil’s data-based ranking system.UF is ranked as a top ten U.S. public university and is acomprehensive Research I institution that includes a wide range ofacademic departments and programs (www.ufl.edu). The College ofPublic Health and Health Professions (www.phhp.ufl.edu) is part ofthe University’s Health Science Center. The UF Health ScienceCenter ( https://ufhealth.org/about-us )is the country’s only academic health center with sixhealth-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus.They include the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing,Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and VeterinaryMedicine. The Health Science Center generates more than half ofUF’s total research awards. The UF Health Science Center is closelyaffiliated with UF Health, part of the University of Florida HealthSystem. Within the healthcare system are an 850 bed teachinghospital, an 81-bed psychiatric hospital, a 40 bed outpatientrehabilitation facility, and numerous outpatient and specialtyclinics including a Psychology Clinic run by the Department ofClinical and Health Psychology.Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree inClinical or Counseling Psychology, or a related field and must belicensed or license-eligible in the state of Florida.Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing supervision forclinical hours needed for licensure for either Licensed MentalHealth Counselors or Licensed Clinical Social Workers ispreferred.Interested candidates should submit an application packet, whichincludes a CV, letter of interest, and contact information forthree references. For questions, please contact Dr. Shelley Heaton([email protected]), Chair, Search Committee.Application review will begin immediately and will continue untilthe position is filled.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.The University of Florida is An Equal Employment OpportunityInstitution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed toapply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent uponeligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida’s Sunshine Law.#category=83The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Father Of Mayor Winnecke Funeral Held Today

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Father of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Ralph was born to Julius and Wilhelmina (Belo) Winnecke, the children of German immigrants. Ralph was a proud West Sider who loved golf, the Cubs and a fried bologna sandwich now and then.Ralph died from complications related to diabetes. To the end, he retained his characteristic warmth and sense of humor, always ready with a joke and a hearty laugh to cheer his many friends, family members and all he encountered.Ralph grew up on Lemcke Avenue and graduated from Reitz High School in 1948. In 1951, he enlisted in the Air Force, traveling to Morocco during the Korean War where he served as a security officer with his trusty German shepherd Dido. Upon his return to Evansville in 1955, he began a long and happy career at Mead Johnson & Co., working in the labs testing drugs under development and rising to help lead the animal testing division. He loved his work and rarely missed a day.At a staff bowling outing one weekend, Ralph was introduced to a co-worker whose birthday happened to be the same as his. He and Shirley Ann Fink cherished 55 years of marriage, celebrating many Feb. 10 birthdays and sharing the rest of life’s milestones until her death in 2015. Ralph adored Shirley and often said that she was the smartest person he ever met.Ralph and Shirley raised three children––Lloyd, Joycelyn and Lisa––of whom they were immensely proud. Devoted to both his family and his work, Ralph passed on to his kids his rigorous work ethic and an innate sense of duty to those around him. He glowed with happiness whenever he shared their triumphs and accomplishments. And Ralph loved Winky Winnecke, the family dog — so much in fact that Winky went to Dairy Queen each year on his birthday for a cup of vanilla soft serve.Ralph was in the sixth grade when he got his first job, as a caddy at Helfrich Golf Course just up the street from home. “Did you know much about golf?’’, his granddaughter asked recently. “Only that you had clubs and you swung to hit a ball,” he responded jovially. That job was the beginning of Ralph’s lifelong passion for a game he mastered, scoring three holes-in-one over the years and forever displaying the trophies to prove it. After retiring from Mead Johnson, Ralph spent two decades “working’’ at Clearcrest Country Club.He was secretary of his bowling league and president of the softball league, collecting friends and good stories at every turn.Ralph’s two favorite spectator sports were the Chicago Cubs and Evansville government and politics. It was a Cubs jersey one day and a Winnecke for Mayor T-shirt the next — except during election season when it was all politics all the time. Ralph did not shy from asking the dedicated nurses and aides at Heritage Center if they were voting for his son.Ralph and Shirley were vital members of First Presbyterian Church, never missing Sunday morning services and the Bible Bunch class. Ralph filled just about every role there — deacon, elder, Sunday school superintendent, usher, taking collection, serving communion, delivering flowers –– you name it, Ralph would step up to to it.Ralph was a beloved member of many communities––he couldn’t help but collect new friends everywhere he went. He exuded a magnetic geniality that appealed to anyone and everyone, touching countless lives in ways large and small.Ralph is survived by his three children, Lloyd Winnecke (Carol McClintock), Joycelyn Winnecke of Chicago, and Lisa Winnecke of Denver, Colo.; brother Robert Winnecke (Mary); grandchildren, Danielle Feagley (Stephen) of Tucson, Ariz., Grace Adee of Chicago, and Anna Rose Winnecke of Denver; great-grandsons, Holden and Oliver Feagley of Tucson; and many nieces and nephews.His family gratefully acknowledges, in particular, the nurses, aides and hospice care-givers at the Heritage Center. Funeral Service Held Today For Ralph Albert WinneckeFuneral services will be 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 609 SE Second St., with visitation preceding at 10. Services will be followed by interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Dan Scism Golf Scholarship Award or First Presbyterian Church.OBITUARY OF RALPH ALBERT WinneckePIERRE FUNERAL HOMEFuneral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 609 SE Second St., with visitation preceding at 10. Services will be followed by interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Dan Scism Golf Scholarship Award or First Presbyterian Church.Ralph Albert Winnecke, whose joy and contagious affability exemplified Evansville’s best spirit, passed away on Friday, June 7 at Heritage Center. He was 89.last_img read more

Breaking News: Terrence Roach Arrested in Connection to Death of Aleah Beckerle

first_imgTerrence Roach Arrested in Connection to Death of Aleah BeckerleAuthorities have arrested Terrence Roach in connection to the death of Aleah Beckerle. Roach is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of murder, abuse of a corpse, kidnapping, and criminal confinement. Terrence Roach became a…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Exchange tactics

first_imgIt’s not just British holiday-makers accustomed to flashing their cash on the Costa Brava that are crying into their bottles of San Miguel. The dramatic fall in the value of the pound just before Christmas, which saw it reach close to parity with the euro, is also worrying news for bakers in the UK, who are surprisingly reliant on their Continental cousins for equipment, ingredients and packaging.Between November and January, the value of sterling against the euro fell from £1.25 to close to parity – a 20% drop – before plummeting to 94p (as of 23/01/09). This is part of a longer-term decline, which has seen the pound crumble from a high of £1.50 against the euro in January 2007.Such steep falls cannot be absorbed by importers forever and the price of European goods have either already gone up or are likely to increase over the next few months. One importer of olive oil, olives and sun-dried tomatoes for speciality breads said that it would institute a 10-15% price rise in January because of the currency situation.Meanwhile Norbake, which imports machinery from Europe, has already raised prices by 15% over the past year, accor-ding to sales executive David Charlesworth. “We have to review prices all the time. The euro has gone up by so much that we have to pass it on,” he said.To give an idea of how the decline in sterling has affected prices, a new four-deck Mondial oven from Italy would have cost £11,500 two years ago; the list price today is £14,995. However, if the value of the pound were to bounce back, Norbake would bring prices back down, said Charlesworth. He also expected an increased uptake of refurbished machinery, which is a third to 50% cheaper than new.This was a tactic recently employed by artisan bread producer The Bread Factory in Hendon. Co-MD Tom Molnar was planning to buy a new mixer, oven and stainless steel tables from European suppliers before Christmas, but opted for second-hand equipment from UK companies instead. “Between November and December prices went up by around 20%, so we bought used machinery in the UK instead,” he said.Molnar was also bracing himself for a 5-20% rise in the price of speciality ingredients, such as olives and olive oil, in the coming months. “The weak pound is shaking things up,” he said. “When you see a 20% hike in the price of something, it motivates you to look around. We are trying to source more from UK producers.”Premium on packagingBrad Vine, general manager of London wholesaler and retailer Exeter Street Bakery, has also seen price rises caused by the falling pound, particularly in packaging. “Paper bags and cardboard boxes went up by 15-20% in December and we are planning to shop around in the new year,” he said.At French flour importer Moul-Bie, director Michel Nguyen said all importers are under “big pressure”. “We’re not putting prices up for the time being, but whether this is sustainable, we don’t know,” he said. “There has been a 30-40% fall in the pound [in the past two years] and it’s difficult to absorb that long-term.”Moul-Bie is able to keep prices as they are in the short-term partly because a good harvest in Europe last year has resulted in lower grain prices, said Nguyen. The fall in oil prices has also helped.Those lucky importers that forward-bought euros before the sudden drop in sterling are also protected in the short term, but at some point they will have to face up to the unfavourable exchange rate and decide whether to agree further long-term currency deals or buy from week to week.”The big debate is how far in advance to buy – three, six or 12 months? There is a problem with visibility – nobody knows what is going to happen next,” added Nguyen.While the future is hard to predict, it seems safe to say that the days of cheap foreign holidays are a long way off.last_img read more

Jack White Pens His First-Ever TV Theme Song For New Maya Rudolph/Martin Short Show

first_imgIt’s hard to imagine Jack White breaking new ground in his music career, but that’s just what he’ll do tonight, May 31st, when his song premieres on the brand new television show Maya and Marty. The new NBC variety show will be hosted by Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, and the show’s theme song was written and produced by White himself.According to Third Man Records, this is the first time that Jack White has written music specifically for a television program. The song features White on drums, with Dean Fertita, Dominic Davis, Lillie Mae Rische and Fats Kaplin comprising the band.Listen to the Maya and Marty theme song below.last_img read more

In Ireland’s recent history, a model for clean growth

first_imgClean economic growth is not just a pipe dream — it happened in Ireland between 1990 and 2010, when emissions dropped 10 percent even as the country’s economy grew 265 percent, the leader of that country’s Green Party said Monday.“Ireland … is one of those countries you can point a finger to and say, ‘You can de-carbonize an economy and still develop,’” said Eamon Ryan.Ryan acknowledged that the growth came in relatively green industries, such as medical devices, finance, and digital technology. But he also said that even in a much slower economy, investment in clean energy continues to pay dividends. Today, Ireland generates 20 percent of its power through wind energy; on windy days as much as half the nation’s power can come from renewable sources.“We can actually change the energy system,” said Ryan. “It takes time, but what amazes me is how quickly you can start to change.”Ryan presented Ireland’s story in Mallinckrodt Hall, speaking as part of the Center for the Environment’s “Future of Energy” lecture series. Ryan, who served as energy minister from 2007 until the Green Party was ousted from power in 2011, was introduced by the center’s director, Daniel Schrag, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and a professor of environmental science and engineering.One of the lessons from Ireland, Ryan said, is the importance of political consensus around clean energy. While he was energy minister, the parliamentary debate on wind power was more about how much than yes or no.Ireland had many factors favorable to wind power, Ryan said. The country was highly dependent on foreign fuel, with more than 90 percent of its energy coming from imported fossil fuels. Wind was not just a solution to environmental issues, it also provided the nation with greater energy security.Also a factor was agreement across Europe that something had to be done on climate change. To address the problem, Ryan said, power has to be de-carbonized — by linking fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage technology, by increasing nuclear power, or by boosting renewables.For Ireland, heavy use of renewables has been the way to go, Ryan said. The nation has set a goal to get 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, a target it will likely meet, he said.Integrating energy systems across Europe will play a key role in increasing the proportion of renewable power, Ryan said.Other important steps include pushing to increase the use of electric vehicles, particularly since housing development over the last 20 years has doubled the length of the typical commute. Ireland has already moved to reduce carbon emissions in transportation, taxing vehicles based on carbon emissions rather than cost, a policy that has led to more fuel-efficient cars.Ireland has also adopted energy-efficient building standards and is working to retrofit existing buildings, with some 250,000 upgraded so far. The nation passed a carbon tax, which allowed a cut in personal income taxes, a change that Ryan said showed the public that the government has its priorities lined up properly. The carbon tax brings in about 1 percent of overall revenue.Ryan said he believes the next wave in reforming the energy system will focus on eliminating waste. He also said a new energy economy has to offer things, not just take things away.“The new alternative economy has to be a better economy,” Ryan said. “If we’re going to stop people from going from A to B, you have to have a C.”One area that needs improvement, he said, is communication on climate change. Advocates for measures to address the issue should admit scientific uncertainty where it exists, admit that the changes — though worthwhile — may be costly, and engage with opponents in a constructive way.“We need everyone involved. We should stop telling people what to do and start asking people for their help,” Ryan said.last_img read more

Data Advantage: How to Innovate and Create New Value

first_img“The second trend is having cloud and edge computing in place. We are seeing the emergence of the as-a-service economy – I can simply go to a company for services so I can store and process all of this data [in real time].” Big Data and the IoT “This is closely linked to the connectivity trend… using augmented and virtual reality to provide more immersive experiences. With 5G and mobile headsets, you can take customers anywhere – they will be able to sit on a bus somewhere and have amazing VR and AR experiences.”For more insights from the many other leaders who attended the event Data Advantage: How to innovate and create new value, such as author and management consultant Geoffrey Moore, Mark Kramer from our customer EDAG, as well as Matt Baker and myself from Dell Technologies, please access the session on-demand. “The fourth and most important technology trend is artificial intelligence and machine learning – the most powerful technology humans have ever had access to. This again enables us to automate more of our business processes, but also to automate some of the insights we’re generating from our data. Instead of having a pull factor where people have to find the data, analyse it themselves, identify patterns and make better decisions, in the future we’ll have more of a push factor – intelligent algorithms actually monitoring your data and saying ‘ok, it looks like this customer segment is less loyal than others, you might want to have a look at this.’” Extended reality Smart robots “Big Data, especially from the Internet of Things (IoT), is being generated in huge volumes from our smart devices, smart products and connected machines. Having access to this data and being able to use it will be key.” Resilient next-gen connectivity “We are now seeing more intelligent robots in the manufacturing process and across the supply chain with self-driving cars, trucks, ships and drones. White-collar robots that use Robotic Process Automation – especially the latest versions that apply machine learning – will also be very important in really monitoring what people are doing and helping them to perform some of those tasks.” Cloud storage and edge computing AI and ML for data insights Last month, Dell Technologies and AMD hosted the virtual event Data Advantage: How to innovate and create new value, in which top executives and technology experts shared best practices for turning data into a competitive edge for businesses.As one of those panel speakers, I was pleased to discuss the key innovations businesses should consider to create new value. Joining the discussion was Bernard Marr, international best-selling business author, futurist, keynote speaker and strategic advisor to companies and governments. He gave his view on six key technologies to watch in 2021. Let’s look at what he said: “The fifth trend is having more resilient networks – especially when we look at the rollout of 5G. This will be a massive enabler that gives us all of the connectivity we need in mobile devices, anywhere, so we don’t have to worry about having a Wi-Fi connection for fast internet speeds. I’m talking to companies like Nokia about the sixth generation of mobile networks already, so this this is extremely important.”last_img read more

New advertising resolution passed

first_imgSaint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) worked on finishing this academic year’s issues at the second to last meeting before turnover on April 1. “There is always the chance that next year’s administration will throw out what we do,” Megan Griffin, SGA vice president, said. “But, we can’t let that stop us from making decisions and doing everything we can right up ‘til the end.”   Hoffman said the SGA sponsors a large number of the events that take place on the campus but are not recognized.  A particular issue the conference will be dealing with is child prostitution. McDonagh said they will be showing a documentary film on the subject, called “Very Young Girls.” The event will be open to the campus and public.  The board also gave funding to two clubs during the meeting. It is sponsoring a political science event that will take place on April 7. The club will be showing the film “Frost/Nixon” concerning post Watergate issues and is open to all students.  Next week’s meeting will be the last of this administration, and the last chance for clubs to receive funding for this academic year, Hoffman said. “Students wonder what their SGA board is doing for them,” Hoffman said. “So we are passing this resolution that events sponsored by SGA have to state so.” center_img As one of its final acts, the board passed a resolution concerning the advertisement of SGA. Jennifer Hoffman, SGA president, brought the issue before the board. She said many people on Saint Mary’s campus have no idea what SGA does.  Many board members said it was important for students to know what SGA has done for them, so that they will know what it can do for them. The resolution declares any group receiving funds for an event from the board must say “Sponsored by Student Government Association” on all advertisements for the event.  Sophomore Cassie McDonagh,   said the group is holding a conference aimed at studying and deconstructing the social norms of beauty. SGA also sponsored an event hosted by Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Studies honor society. last_img read more

Forecast: More Snow for Long Island This Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Heavy machinery was brought in to plow a parking lot in Bay Shore on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.Nearly 10 inches of heavy snow that canceled school, business and travel Monday on Long Island is forecast to freeze overnight before another snow storm could bring 4-to-8 more inches this week.The wet, slushy snow that tapered off after sundown is expected to turn to ice once temperatures drop into the 20s or below at night, making for a slippery Tuesday morning commute, forecasters said. The National Weather Service also issued a winter storm watch for Nassau County from Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.“The next one is even trickier,” said Joey Picca, an meteorologist in the agency’s Upton office. “As we go through the night time hours, then what we’re looking at is the snow start to mix with freezing rain and sleet.”Just like the storm that hit Monday, the forecast is likely to change before arrival, but is expected to be “significant” nonetheless. A half inch of ice is expected to coat the snow this time.After that storm breaks, there’s a growing chance of another storm capable of significant snowfall moving in from the south this weekend, although that is far from set, Picca said.The storm Monday downed tree branches and power lines, causing more than 4,000 homes and businesses to lose power at the worst point, PSEG Long Island said. Most of those were restored by evening.The Long Island Rail Road was mostly running on time on a normal schedule and major roadways appeared plowed, but air travelers in town for the Super Bowl were reportedly stranded at New York City airports overnight until flights resume Wednesday.Unofficial snowfall amounts as of mid-day Monday topped out at 9.9 in Centerport, 9.3 in Mattituck and 8 inches even in Saint James with North Merrick and Albertson tied for the highest amount in Nassau at 8.8 inches..last_img read more