INS Satpura arrives in Singapore

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today INS Satpura arrives in Singapore INS Satpura arrives in Singapore August 31, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Indian Navycenter_img In a demonstration of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ship Satpura arrived in Singapore on August 31st,2016.The ship will stay in singapore for 4 days as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea and Western Pacific. The ship is en route to India after participating in Exercise Malabar 16 and Exercise RIMPAC-16. During the visit, the ship will have professional interaction with the Republic of Singapore Navy. INS Satpura is going to conduct exercises at sea with the Republic of Singapore Navy. Training & Education View post tag: INS Satpuralast_img read more

Bayonne Briefs

first_imgIn the June 14 edition of the Bayonne Community News, we referred to Kuhl’s Tavern as an “unofficial headquarters for political dissidents,” to which Kevin Kuhl, owner of Kuhl’s Tavern, took offense. He says his tavern has no political affiliations, makes no endorsements, and shows no preference for patrons based on political identities. We regret the description. Kuhl elaborated on his views in a Letter to the Editor this week. See page 26. Turbine unit catches fire on Hook RoadA Bayonne firefighter was injured and an employee was evacuated during a two-alarm industrial fire on Monday, June 19, that came from a large turbine unit in a building on the Bayonne Plant Holdings Cogeneration site on Hook Road, according to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver. Firefighters used two hose-lines to extinguish the fire in under 45 minutes. The injured firefighter was transported to Bayonne Medical Center for treatment and was later released. A fire investigator determined the fire was accidental.NY Post: Don’t fire ex-dominatrix cop, considering 8 mayors went to jailIt’s always shocking when New York City newspapers acknowledge that there’s a state one mile west of them, so it’s worth reading the June 18 editorial in the New York Post.In an opinion piece titled, “Why the ex-dominatrix cop is no embarrassment to Hudson County,” the editors maintain that at her June 22 hearing, a county sheriff’s officer should be allowed to keep her job, though she appeared in a film as a dominatrix five years ago. The piece points out that she didn’t do anything illegal, the people involved were consenting adults, and she had to make a little cash during the last years of a now-annulled marriage. She has said that that person is not “who I am now.”The editorial notes, “After all, the county in recent years has seen well over a dozen politicians imprisoned for corruption, including past mayors of North Bergen, Union City, Secaucus, Hoboken and Jersey City. Actually, that’s two past mayors each for Hoboken and Jersey City.”The editorial continues, “Then there’s the sexting scandal in Bayonne” and goes on to explain the recent matter covered in the Bayonne Community News.The editorial concludes, “Seems to us, Hudson County has already weathered far bigger embarrassments than one cop’s exotic past.”Master Plan workshopBayonne has released its final Master Plan seven years after releasing its last plan. It is available for free download on the city website and outlines Bayonne’s comprehensive urban planning goals.The plan suggests changes to zoning rules that determine what developers can build and where, and how much parking to provide. The city welcomes all input and feedback from the community. A Master Plan Workshop will be hosted at City Hall on Monday, June 26.Bayonne Medical Center to offer Pizza Master food for visitors and staffResponding to the requests of visitors and employees, CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center will offer a selection of catered dishes from a well-known Bayonne restaurant on weekends during a month-long trial period.“Something new is coming,” said Catherine Shull Fernald, CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center Chief Operating Officer. “For the convenience of our visitors and staff, BMC is partnering with Pizza Masters.”During July, on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., dishes from the longtime local restaurant will be featured in the hospital cafeteria. Lunch and dinner entrees will focus on those than can be served from the grill. Breakfast items will be offered from the restaurant’s catering menu.Visitors and employees can enjoy the dishes while dining in. Employees can also call in advance to order their meals to eat before their shifts begin or to take home once their shifts are completed.With positive reviews, the program could become a permanent one at Bayonne Medical Center.“This is testing the waters of an innovative approach to customer service, and we will welcome feedback,” Shull Fernald said.Christ Hospital holding ‘Lunch and Learn’ about lung disease on June 21CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital will hold its second free seminar on dealing with lung disease as part of its Lunch & Learn Series on Wednesday, June 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m.The subjects to be discussed will include proper nutrition and food label reading. The event will include hands-on demonstrations and a question-and-answer period.A free, healthy lunch will be provided for participants.Those interested in attending should preregister by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] seeking additional information may call Nancy Aleman, Director of Community Outreach, at (201) 341-1310.Christ Hospital is at 176 Palisade Ave., Jersey City.Bayonne Library to show Singin’ in the Rain on June 28The Bayonne Public Library is offering a series of free summer movies on most Wednesdays through August 16 at 1 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library. The building is at 31st Street and Avenue C. Singin’ in theRain will be presented on Wednesday, June 28. Singin’ in the Rain is a musical comedy that deals with Hollywood’s transition from silent movies to talking pictures. That film is being shown as a tribute to Debbie Reynolds, who plays Kathy Selden in the movie. Reynolds passed away in 2016. Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor starred with Reynolds in the film. There will be no film shown on Wednesday, July 5, since that date is during the July 4 holiday period. Blood Drive Saturday, June 24 at Catholic War Veterans Post 1612The Catholic War Veterans Post 1612, in partnership with the American Red Cross and Bayonne Community Bank, are hosting a blood drive on Saturday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the CWV Post at 18 West 23rd Street. A local Boy Scout troop will serve food throughout.The Red Cross suggests prospective donors make an appointment before donating. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at and enter the sponsor code “CWV Post 1612.” × Three water mains, like the one seen here being installed in Hoboken, ruptured on Tuesday, leaving 130 residents without water.Clarification on Kuhl’s Tavernlast_img read more

Hoping political backstabbing and hypocrisy will finally end with new leadership

first_imgDear Editor:How ironic to see past and current administration supporters accuse each other of political backstabbing. While Hoboken City Hall has always been a highly politicized place, the Zimmer Administration can take credit for raising the bar to unprecedented heights with their “you’re either in or you’re out” methods. Even Anthony Russo who set the previous standard for divisiveness and partisanship was quite community-minded in his first term and made several overtures to those who did not support him.Politics-over-community aside, as well as the mismanagement of the Washington Street rehab project, Zimmer’s lasting legacy will no doubt be the compromised election practice she gave us which allows mayors and City Council people to be elected without a majority of the vote. This was the case when Zimmer got herself a second term and will be the case again next month. Not a recipe to inspire more people to participate in our election process.Perhaps the new Mayor and council will have enough integrity to fix this and allow future officeholders to claim a mandate after Election Day.Hank Forrestlast_img read more

Greggs looks forward to reporting satisfactory year

first_imgBakery chain Greggs this week reported a 5.6% increase in its like-for-like sales over the Christmas period, the four weeks to 5 January.In a trading update it also revealed that like-for-like sales increased 5.8% in the 28 weeks to 29 December, giving overall growth in like-for-like sales for the year of 5.3%.Group managing director Sir Michael Darrington commented: “Despite the continuation of cost pressures on a number of our key ingredients, we look forward to reporting on a year of satisfactory progress when we make the preliminary announcement of our 2007 results.”Greggs, Britain’s biggest bakery retailer with 1,368 outlets, is due to report its 2007 results on 11 March.last_img

Born and Bread: Swifts, Wheaton Aston

first_imgEach month we bring you the art of baking, passed down through generations in another historic British companySwifts have been baking since 1863 from their base in Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire. Unusually for the time it was a female, Hannah Swift, who first brought the company to fruition – the business was a huge success and she made more money from the bakery than her labourer husband was earning from the land.Hannah ran the bakery business with the help of her daughter Harriet until Hannah’s nephew Tom took over at the age of 19, after serving his bakery apprenticeship at West Bromwich and Stafford.Tom married and had seven children, one of which was Charles Swift. After working with his father and serving in field bakeries during World War Two, based in Mombasa, East Africa, Charles returned to carry on the baking tradition.Charles wrote about his experiences in a small booklet, My Wartime Experiences: “There were no freezers in those days, so regular deliveries were essential. At Christmas time the village people would bring their turkeys and geese to me on Christmas Day so that they could be cooked in the bakehouse ovens – they were always cooked to perfection.”Charles then bought his own bakery in the small village of Gnosall, five miles from Wheaton Aston, and this is where Richard Swift was born.Richard served his apprenticeship at Gnosall, before attending Birmingham College of Food & Technology and then becoming the bakery manager at Gnosall.In 1978 he then left his father’s business to move to Clee Hill in Shropshire, where the Swift baking tradition continues under Richard’s watchful eye to this day.Richard says of the move: “That’s always been the story in our family – my father left his dad to set up by himself. I left my father and set up by myself, and my two sons have also come up with new ideas so that they can make their own mark.”There are now three generations of Swifts working at the business, following in Hannah’s floury footsteps – Elliot, the sixth generation, has just completed his apprenticeship through the Craft Bakers Association.Of the family nature of the business John Swift says: “There must be lots of family bakers that have the same thing, but the next generation always think we know best. And sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t – new methods and practices have to be taken on board, but sometimes your father and your grandfather are right, sometimes the old ways are the best ways!”Last year John starred in the BBC Two programme Victorian Bakers – each episode covered a different moment in history, starting in the 1830s when bread was vital to the survival of the nation and everything was done by hand, through the tough times of the industrial revolution in the 1870s, to the dawn of modern baking at the turn of the century.Today Swifts runs two bakeries and five shops in the Shropshire area, as well as supplying local hotels, restaurants and pubs. Richard Swift is due to retire this year, at which point John will take over….Powered by Cincopa Slideshow HTML for Business solution.BB Swifts Born and Breadcameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 300height 1829fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0166666675orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 8/7/2013 4:56:45 PMwidth 2835cameramodel NIKON D700cameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 300height 867fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0333333351orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 8/7/2013 4:56:49 PMwidth 1417cameramodel NIKON D700cameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 300height 915fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0166666675orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 8/7/2013 4:57:01 PMwidth 1417cameramodel NIKON D700cameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 300height 2047fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0166666675orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 8/7/2013 4:57:27 PMwidth 1417cameramodel NIKON D700focallength 50flash 16cameramake Canonheight 2646fnumber 1.4exposuretime 0.0125camerasoftware Capture One 8 Macintoriginaldate 7/8/2015 3:10:45 PMwidth 3968cameramodel Canon EOS-1D Ccameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 45height 2130fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.004orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 9/4/2013 2:34:11 PMwidth 1417cameramodel NIKON D700Timeline 1863 – Hannah Swift founds the bakery 1890 – Tom Swift takes over at the age of 19 1928 – Tom’s son Charles and his brother Walter join the family business 1941-1945 – Charles Swift serves in field bakeries in Mombasa, East Africa, in WW2 1978 – Richard Swift moves the business from Staffordshire to Shropshire 2017 – John Swift takes over the family businesslast_img read more

Real Good Food chief exec Hugh Cawley steps down

first_imgHugh Cawley, chief executive officer of Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF), is to leave the business.He is stepping down from the board with immediate effect and will leave the company at the end of the month.The move follows the restructure of the business over the past year, which has seen RGF sell off four of its divisions to leave it with the Renshaw cake decorations supplier and snack bar manufacturer Brighter Foods. In its latest full-year results the company said the future of the two divisions looked “justifiably bright”.“The group now comprises two autonomous business units with their own separate strategies, led by the managing director of each respective business unit,” stated RGF.“The role of group CEO has therefore changed and the board considers the future role will now be a part-time role, complementing the strategic and operational focus of the managing directors of Brighter Foods and Renshaw, with a particular focus on the group’s head office functions and corporate governance.”RGF added that the search for an executive director to replace Cawley was “well advanced”, and an appointment was expected to be made within a few weeks. In the meantime, chairman Mike Holt has become temporary executive chairman.Cawley joined RGF two years ago as a non-executive director following the departure of founder Pieter Totté.”On behalf of the board, we would like to express our thanks to Hugh for his considerable contribution in stabilising the group, helping to improve corporate governance and getting it focused on its two core businesses,” said Holt.“The group is now fully engaged in growing Brighter Foods and regaining market share for cake decoration. We wish Hugh well for all his future endeavours.”last_img read more

A Rumination On The Beauty Of Holly Bowling’s “Mind Music”

first_img[Video: Holly Bowling]Phil Lesh, Holly Bowling, Ross James, & DiBernardino, “Eyes Of The World”, 11/4/2016 [Video: Holly Bowling]Holly has become a regular at Terrapin Crossroads, playing sets in the Grate Room as well as sitting in with Phil Lesh on the Back Porch. On December 1st & 2nd, she will also join Everyone Orchestra at the legendary venue. Likewise, she has also been spotted playing with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Tom Hamilton in a variety of settings, including a recent breathless duet at her show in Philadelphia. But the place where Holly shines brightest is solo onstage, just her and a grand piano with the overhead view of her talented hands augmented with lavish liquid lights projected as the backdrop.Phil Lesh & Friends (w/ Holly Bowling), “Dark Star > St. Stephen”, 1/12/2017 [Video: David Nathans]There is a beautiful grandeur to the songs that form the granite pillars of jam music. Yet, when their sounds are spun from these lacquered behemoths, they somehow become more luminary in their purity. Tendrils of tunes like The Grateful Dead’s “Help on the Way > Slipknot” may be intermingled with Phish’s “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing (ASHITOS)” and even “God Bless America” and Crosby, Stills, & Nash’s “Ohio” (as she recently did in Nashville). Together, this creates a vivid orchestral tapestry that is at once thoroughly unique, amazingly familiar, and completely satisfying. These palettes create sweet soul salvation for those who choose to engage with it.In addition to the expected songs in rotation, this tour has expanded Holly’s tonal horizons with new covers such as Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”—a song she recently debuted in Portland, Oregon, whose beautiful grandeur was produced with crazy overtones and feedbacks using 3 different Ebows. Likewise, Holly is mixing in original material such as “You Are Not Are You”, which came out in Nashville, and “Proxima B”, a dark wash of euphoria with undertones and shadows of Dave Brubeck at his beatnik peak.Holly Bowling, “Hurt”, 9/28/2017 Holly Bowling has spent years mastering her craft and revamping the DNA of some of jam music’s most enduring songs by the Grateful Dead and Phish. Holly is on her current tour in support of her album Better Left Unsung, which will continue through to the end of the year. All along the way, Holly has been recruiting new HoBos—a term fans refer to themselves as—and this effort is aided by the Rocketman, Holly’s husband, roadie, archivist and streamer-in-chief Jeffery Bowling.Watch Holly Bowling Debut New Original, Bring Back 2015 ATL “Tweezer” [Full Show Video]A burbling, engaged, and irregularly pleasant online community of couch-tour aficionados has since sprung up since Holly began touring more fervently. Religiously catching shows on easy access platforms such as Mixlr and Facebook Live, while many other internet forum users struggle to tear one another apart, a Hobo’s chat is distinctly civil and pleasant. With healing mind music as the backdrop, there is little room for divisiveness. We old hippies are a notoriously irritable bunch, but this music is so ingrained within us and performed with such elegant grace that its pleasantness becomes viral.Listen To Holly Bowling’s Outstanding Piano Reimagining Of Phish’s ‘Gamehendge’ SagaIn an amazing turn, live audiences are extremely attentive, setting aside cell phones and casual conversation, instead allowing themselves to be swept up in the heady brew of sound, light, and sorcery. Holly doesn’t simply caress the 88’s—her technique is akin to the way a DJ might work the steel wheels. The texture of her sound comes from laying hands, mallets, brushes, and other instruments of dominion directly onto the strings, emulating modulations and evoking ethereal tones that were originally crafted by groups of four to six men drenched in psychedelia. Her playing is sumptuous, transcendent, and no less defiant than the original electric boogaloo. However, in her masterful hands, a song like Phish’s “Stash” lifts up its tunic and reveals its origin (intended or otherwise) in Gypsy Jazz—where speed, syncopation, and simplicity are the currencies of value.Holly Bowling, “Stash”, 11/7/2017 [Video: Holly Bowling]Make no mistake, this is no simple stoner rock. This is thinking music of the highest order, on par with Brubeck or Chopin. Setlists are thoughtfully crafted in a manner that articulates the diversity and warm healing of songs that has so often been hidden under layers of lysergic sound. In charting highly improvisational pieces like Phish’s epic Tahoe Tweezer, Holly unveils something pure and magical that lies at the heart of these songs. Where previously there was a dynamic kinetic energy blasting into the stratosphere and beyond, there now resides sublimely ethereal majesty—a luminary journey inward.There is a curative mystique which permeates Holly Bowling’s music. A piano under her direction allows listeners to wash away the cares of their day. Whether through headphones or in Holly’s humble presence audiences are swept away to traverse majestic sonic landscapes. In a world gone mad, there must be something more than this—and that something is the divination and healing spectral wonder of Holly Bowling’s Mind Music.[Photo: Dave Vann]last_img read more

Monday Landfill Death Ruled Accidental After Man Is Run Over By Bulldozer

first_imgELLERY – The Monday afternoon death of a Westfield man dumping garbage at the Chautauqua County Landfill has been ruled an accident.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Scott Deming was standing behind a large pile of garbage and debris he had just dumped from his truck around 1:30 p.m. before he was killed.Deputies say a bulldozer at the landfill did not know Deming was standing behind the pile when they started to push it into a derby pit.Investigators say Deming was struck by the bulldozer and later pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel. The Sheriff’s Office says Deming worked for an independent commercial business that was using the county’s facilities.Deputies say their investigation continues; however, they are not expected to press charges on the bulldozer driver.The Chautauqua County Emergency Services Office, Sinclairville Fire Department and County Coroner’s Office assisted deputies at the scene. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),RIP. So sad.,So sad. He was a great man. Prayers lifted to his family.last_img read more

Peru Arrests Leading Shining Path Rebel

first_imgBy Dialogo March 06, 2012 Peruvian police said on March 4 they had arrested a suspected leader of a Maoist faction of the Shining Path rebel movement who was the apparent successor to “Comrade Artemio,” who was captured last month. National police director Raul Salazar told local media that Walter Diaz Vega, also known as “Freddy” or “Percy,” was snared in the mountainous jungle region of Alto Huallaga. Diaz Vega “was the successor of Artemio and responsible for organizing an armed column in Alto Huallaga,” Salazar said. “His capture took place on Saturday [March 3],” and Diaz Vega “had intended to annihilate the informants who infiltrated (the rebels) to allow the capture of Artemio in February.” Diaz Vega will face multiple terrorism charges, Salazar added. Comrade Artemio, whose real name is Florindo Eleuterio Flores, was captured on February 12 after a fierce gun battle against government forces in which he was wounded. He is to be tried on charges of terrorism and drug trafficking. The 47-year-old Artemio led one of two splinter groups of the Maoist insurgency that terrorized Peruvians in the 1980s and 1990s.last_img read more

How to help employees find success

first_imgAs a boss, you want your employees to succeed. It’s in your best interest. An employee that’s struggling can only be a drag on your team. While hiring and firing is sometimes necessary, you can save a lot of time and money if you can prevent having to do that. Here are a few ways you can help your employees succeed…Be upfront: If you have an employee who is struggling in a certain area or lacking a skill, be honest and direct so they can understand the issue and get to work on fixing it. Also, listen to any issues the employee might have with completing their tasks. There could be an underlying issue you’re not aware of that may be an easier fix to their problem.Be helpful: As a manager, it’s your job to provide your staff with the tools they need to achieve success. Whether it’s technology, man-power, or motivation, find out what each of your employees needs in order to accomplish their goals. When training employees, make sure they’re given a clear idea of what success looks like so they can start off on the right path.Be grateful: If an employee feels unappreciated, it can be difficult for them to stay motivated. When motivation is gone, job performance will take a major hit. Let your employees know when they’re doing well, and provide incentives for achieving their goals. Making it known that success can lead to career advancement is a great way to motivate employees. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more