SNMCMG1 Vessels Engage in Manoeuvre Exercise

first_img As part of Baltic Sea tasks, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE provided a short update on the group’s operations.The Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921), integrated in SNMCMG1, conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the German Navy’s Elbe-class replenishment ship FGS Donau. The vessels met in the Baltic Sea yesterday, January 28.BNS Lobelia later engaged in a manoeuvre exercise with the German Navy’s Mine Countermeasure Vessel M1093 Auerbach and Royal Navy’s HMS Pembroke in the Baltic Sea.SNMCMG1  recently changed command and is now led by the Dutch Navy. The German tanker FGS Donau is the new flagship of SNMCMG1.Besides BNS Lobelia, HMS Pembroke and FGS Auerbach, the group will soon consist of HNLMS Willemstad.SNMCMG1 is a multinational, integrated maritime force made up of vessels from various allied countries. These vessels (including their helicopters) are permanently available to NATO to perform different tasks ranging from participating in exercises to actually intervening in operational missions.Naval Today Staff, Image: MARCOM Back to overview,Home naval-today SNMCMG1 Vessels Engage in Manoeuvre Exercise Authorities View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy View post tag: Manoeuvre View post tag: Exercise View post tag: SNMCMG1 January 29, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic SNMCMG1 Vessels Engage in Manoeuvre Exercise View post tag: vessels Share this article View post tag: Engagelast_img read more

Sidelined Philippine priest ‘sorry’ after hoverboard Mass stunt

first_imgFaithInternationalLifestylePrint Sidelined Philippine priest ‘sorry’ after hoverboard Mass stunt by: Associated Free Press – December 30, 2015 200 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet A screengrab from video footage of the priest riding a self-balancing electric scooter between packed pews. (Photo:, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippine Catholic Church has apologised after a priest was filmed riding a hoverboard in church while celebrating Christmas Eve Mass.In clips that have gone viral on YouTube and social media sites, a middle-aged man in a white cassock sings a Christmas song while riding a self-balancing electric scooter between packed pews.The diocese of San Pablo said the priest rode the hoverboard inside his Miraculous Medal church in the town of Binan, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Manila, “as a way of greeting his parishioners”.“That was wrong. The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence… it is the Church’s highest form of worship,” the diocese said.Its statement was released to AFP on Wednesday by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, which named the priest as Father Albert San Jose. “Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people,” the statement added.“The priest said that it was a wake-up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again.“He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event,” it said, adding the priest also offered an apology.The Philippines is a conservative bastion of the Catholic Church in Asia, the only state outside the Vatican to ban divorce. About 80 percent of its 100 million people are members of the faith.last_img read more

Update MMH and City of Batesville to hold press conference today

first_imgThe meeting is being moved to roughly 12:30p and is meant to relay information on continuing to keep the community safe and healthy.   Margaret Mary Health in conjunction with the City of Batesville will hold a press conference today at noon to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. We will bring you live coverage of the press conference on-air and on our listen live app. Batesville, IN—UPDATE: click here to watch the meeting in full.last_img

Latest: Chelsea 0 Norwich 0 – Home fans angry as Norwich ride their luck

first_imgChelsea have hit the woodwork twice and both teams might have had a penalty at Stamford Bridge.The hosts attacked from the off and John Ruddy comfortably saved an effort from Andre Schurrle before a mistake by Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic led to Martin Olsson being given a clear sight of goal.Olsson went down in the box following contact from both John Terry and Ashley Cole as they flew into last-ditch challenges after Matic had given the ball away.Having appealed in vain for a spot-kick, Olsson later gave Chelsea another anxious moment with a right-wing cross which just evaded Bradley Johnson.At the other end, Terry headed straight at Ruddy from Willian’s corner.Matic then atoned for his earlier error with a lovely pass through to Schurrle, who cut in from the left and side-footed beyond Ruddy and against the post.Schurrle also tested Ruddy with another low shot which the Canaries keeper did well to hold.A win in their penultimate match of the season would take Jose Mourinho’s team to the top of the Premier League, although title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City each have a game in hand.Boss Mourinho made a double change at half-time, bringing Eden Hazard and David Luiz on for Mohamed Salah and and Frank Lampard.Luiz almost scored a couple of minutes after the restart when his first-time strike from 25 yards hit the bar.Norwich had another left-off when Chelsea were not awarded a penalty despite Alexander Tettey appearing to trip Schurrle in the area.And the home fans again wanted a penalty after a wild challenge by Ryan Bennett on Hazard, but the offside flag had already been raised and in any case replays indicated that no substantial contact had been made.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Lampard (Luiz 45), Matic; Salah (Hazard 45), Willian, Schurrle; Ba. Subs: Hilario, Kalas, Van Ginkel, Torres, Eto’o.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Live playoff updates: Sharks lose another Game 2, this time to Blues

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 2 of the Sharks’ Western Conference finals series against the St. Louis Blues on Monday at SAP Center.The Sharks are two days removed from their impressive Game 1 victory over the Blues when Timo Meier and Logan Couture each scored a pair of goals in Saturday night’s 6-3 win. San Jose would like to stop its trend of losing Game 2 after opening the last two series with wins at home.In order for the Blues to even …last_img

Athletics win nail-biter, take series win in Houston

first_imgHOUSTON — The A’s beat the Astros, 3-2, on Thursday night to take a 3-1 series win at Minute Maid Park. The A’s are 6-2 in their last eight games against the Astros. Liam Hendriks got his 21st save, stranding the tying run on third in the ninth.Justin Verlander is a problem for everyone — a probable Cy Young candidate, after all — and the A’s are no exception. Only Khris Davis and Mark Canha have found overall, relative success against the Astros’ powerful right-hander.Roles switched up on …last_img

Investing in social responsibility

first_img“Responsible investment is coming of age and is increasingly important to investors, most notably for institutional investors such as pension funds,” said Le Roux. Institutional interest in responsible investing came of age in 2008 when South Africa’s largest pension fund, the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), placed its weight behind the index and required institutions managing GEPF funds to support responsible investing. Responsible investing The SRI Index is calculated by the JSE, and constituents are drawn from the companies that meet the SRI criteria as well as set liquidity ratios. It acts as a tool for investors to select certified good corporate citizens and a benchmark for companies looking to improve corporate responsibility. Since 2008, South Africa’s largest pension fund, the Government Employee Pension Fund, has collaborated with the JSE on the SRI index, and plans to use the index to inform its investment decisions. 21 September 2009 According to the JSE, responsible investing, a significant investment theme in many developed countries, is also growing in South Africa. “Investors are no longer content to use the SRI Index as a benchmark, but would like to track the performance of the index on a minute-by-minute basis,” the JSE’s Corli le Roux said in a statement earlier this month. “This development is significant as it opens the door to investment avenues on the index, which is in-line with our vision to make responsible investment accessible and be seen as mainstream investment activity rather than a peripheral one.”center_img The SRI index is a South African benchmark for corporate citizenship, and has as its constituents JSE-listed companies with high standards of environmental, economic and social performance as well as good governance. Until now, only close of day values of the SRI index have been available, and the JSE hopes the new development will prompt the creation of instruments based on the index, to be traded on the exchange. By the end of September, investors in the JSE will be a step closer to accessing a fast developing global investment theme – responsible investment – as the exchange starts to disseminate live values of its Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index to the trading screens of thousands of investors worldwide. Like the FTSE/JSE Top40 index or any other JSE index, it will now be possible to track the performance of the index at any time during the trading day. This makes it more attractive for a market maker to create products such as exchange traded funds (ETFs), unit trusts or tracker funds based on the index. ‘Good corporate citizens’ “This is being pushed by drivers such as the UN Principles of Responsible Investment, which is burgeoning in support globally as well as locally, where the Index has been an aspirational benchmark for some years, and the recent launch of King III which is likely to provide added impetus.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

KohlsFit GeoTour

first_img SharePrint RelatedSchatzhüterin GeoTourOctober 7, 2015In “GeoTours”GeoTour Azores (GT6F)November 13, 2018In “GeoTours”Helena Montana GeoTourNovember 13, 2015In “GeoTours” Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:More GeoTour: KohlsFit GeoTourLocation: Valley of the Sun –  Phoenix, Arizona areaTotal Favorite Points: 56A beautiful view from a path in the city near one of the geocachesWhy this GeoTour is unique:The name says it all: Valley of the Sun. If you need a little vitamin D and dry desert air in your life, you’ll love this GeoTour location.All the geocaches on the tour are translated into both English and Spanish, making it the only bilingual GeoTour in the nation.In the last year, families walked a combined 3,500 miles together while participating in the KohlsFit GeoTour.A beautiful view from a path in the city when you are finding one of the geocaches on the tour.Best time of year to visit:Visit October through April to beat the heat. The area is beautiful in the winter, especially if you want to escape the cold.Must-see attractions:All the geocaches on the GeoTour are placed in unique locations around the Phoenix area including art installations, parks, an amazing library, and beautiful hiking & urban trails.Hidden gems only locals know about:Our focus is to help families be active. Many of the caches are tucked away on urban trails and in Maricopa County Parks, all of which bring you to breathtaking desert views.Prizes: This fall, the first 150 geocachers to complete their passports will earn a special trackable. See more details on the October passport.Geocachers pedaling away at Pedal Power, one of the geocache locations.What Geocachers are saying about KohlsFit GeoTour:“Very cool! I was taking a stroll around this neat park. What better way to see it than to cache. Thanks for the stash. Thanks for the cache. SL. Nice Hide!”“A beautiful spring day to go and look and find… great flowers, nice breeze, no snakes, great hides,… what more could a gal want???”“This was our first day of vacation. We always enjoy our visits to Arizona to see roadrunners. Thanks Kohlsfitgeo for placing these caches for us to find and contributing to our fun. from South Dakota.”Additional Information:Make memories, have fun, and be active along the way! For more information and to print a passport, visit read more