RN Survey Ships HMS Enterprise, HMS Scott Meet Up in the Middle East

first_img View post tag: UK Share this article View post tag: Naval HMS Scott and Enterprise, both based in Plymouth, sailed in company in the southern Red Sea, where Enterprise is gathering data and Scott was passing through to begin her three months survey work in the Gulf of Aden.With the Middle East winter sun giving their grey hulls a pale golden sheen, two old friends meet up 5,000 miles from their Plymouth home.The very nature of survey operations means the five ships in the Royal Navy’s globally-respected hydrographic squadron – HM Ships Protector (currently in the Antarctic), Enterprise and her sister Echo, Scott and Gleaner (the smallest ship in the Fleet) – spend long periods away, working independently.So this was a rare opportunity to refresh skills which are required when operating with other warships – Officer of the Watch manoeuvres to test the bridge teams and tactical (radio) and flashing light communications (using traditional lamp signals).Scott put her sea boat in the water to deliver a spare part for one of Enterprise’s satellite systems and while the transfer was conducted the ships manoeuvred in close company for approximately one hour. “Being in close company with another ship can be challenging and requires regular training to ensure it is done safely. It has been some time since Enterprise has had this opportunity, so to meet up with Scott – albeit for a short period – was extremely valuable for my bridge team,” said Lt Mark Wilton, Enterprise’s navigator.Enterprise is nearing the half-way point of an nine-month deployment picking up where her sister left off during 19 months data gathering east of Suez and in the Mediterranean. The ‘star ship’ of the hydrographic squadron has already discovered unknown wrecks in one of Dubai’s ports.It’s the first time in four years Scott has been east of Suez. She was the very last Royal Navy ship to deploy in 2012, leaving her home at 11.15pm on December 21 (fog delayed her departure, hence the very late hour).At 13,500 tonnes she’s the fifth largest ship in the Fleet and represents the Royal Navy’s only deep-water survey ship (Enterprise, on the other hand, specialises in gathering data closer to shore in shallower waters).The information both collect will be used to update Admiralty charts – used by mariners the world over – as well as give our warships the freedom of manoeuvre necessary to effectively counter the threats posed by piracy and terrorism, in order to safeguard maritime trade and global security.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 28, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Enterprise View post tag: RN View post tag: meet January 28, 2013 View post tag: ships View post tag: HMS View post tag: East View post tag: Middle View post tag: up Back to overview,Home naval-today RN Survey Ships HMS Enterprise, HMS Scott Meet Up in the Middle East View post tag: survey RN Survey Ships HMS Enterprise, HMS Scott Meet Up in the Middle East View post tag: Navy View post tag: Scottlast_img read more


first_imgDry Branch Creek Cleanup Looking for VolunteersRough weather and heavy rain means that water levels in Dry Branch Creek are higher than usual. Officials planned to remove the carts that litter the Dry Branch Creek behind North Park Shopping Center this weekend, but they now plan to delay that…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Vanderburgh County Sheriff And Prosecutor Discuss Possible Jail Overcrowding Solution

first_img Vanderburgh County Sheriff And Prosecutor Discuss Possible Jail Overcrowding SolutionThe issue of overcrowding in the Vanderburgh County Jail is not a new topic. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding has been trying to come up with a solution to fix the problem. At Wednesday’s County Council meeting, Sheriff Wedding and…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Boardwalk Smoking Ban and Marina Project Funding Up for Final Votes on Thursday

first_imgDesign for a proposed marina on the bay in Ocean City near 10th Street.At a public meeting Thursday, Ocean City may put a final stamp on two major initiatives for the boardwalk and bay:A complete smoking ban for the Ocean City BoardwalkA plan to provide $2.6 million in financing to the developer of a marina, fueling station and restaurant on the bay at 10th StreetCity Council will consider the second and potentially final readings on the two ordinances at a meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. June 26 at City Hall.Both measures passed in unanimous votes on first reading.Read more about the potential smoking ban in Ocean City.Read more about the marina project in Ocean City.See the complete agenda for Thursday’s meeting.The agenda also includes a resolution that would authorize the city to take beach easements by eminent domain from property owners who did not voluntarily sign them. The measure is required before the Army Corps of Engineers can start a beach replenishment project for Ocean City’s south end in the fall.See supporting documentation for all agenda items below.Download (PDF, 3.29MB)last_img read more

Welcome to your new-look BB

first_imgWelcome to the new-look British Baker, incorporating Bake & Take magazine! We are bigger, brighter and there are other major developments too.We have more pages, so there will be more to read in each issue. And, just as the baking industry has seen a lot of consolidation and change in recent years, British Baker has followed suit, so from now on, we will publish fortnightly.However, those of you who like to keep up-to-date with our unrivalled news coverage will be able to find it every day on our new-look website – [http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk]. In addition, our new website has links to other events, such as the Baking Industry Awards, where you will be able to download entry forms to fill in and send off. Please hurry, as there is just over a month to go until the deadline and there’s a category for everyone!We cannot bring you all the elements of our new look in a single issue but, over the following fortnights, we shall look at businesses small and large, from traditional craft bakers and café owners to supermarket bakers and buyers and from bakery food manufacturers to plant bakers, plus, of course, ingredients and machinery, both essential to the bakery sector. We also have imaginative recipes lined up, from sandwich fillings to chocolate logs for all seasons!And, of course, we will include the very element that gives this industry its heart and its passion – the people – whether it is Jonathan Warburton putting his signature to every family loaf, a craft baker baking the freshest bread possible, or sandwich and café owners vying for the best ambience and best offering of baked goods.Our regular columnists will keep us on our toes and we will discuss all manner of issues affecting the baking industry. But one person we would really like to hear from is YOU. Please tell us what you think of our new look and contents. Email our friendly senior secretary Liz Ellis at: [email protected] and she will collate all your comments.I will be at Baking Industry Exhibition from Sunday 6 to Wednesday 9 April, so I hope to see you there!last_img read more

Handmade opens new site

first_imgThe Handmade Cake Company, officially opened its new factory in Gardner Road, Maidenhead, in a double celebration to mark its 25th Birthday. The new premises which is only a mile and a quarter down the road from its old one, now gives the company the extra space they need and is nearly two thirds bigger than the old site, going from 12,000 square ft to 32,000. Handmade, which produce over 4,000 cakes a day, signed the lease for the new premises on the last day of August 2007 and had 8 months to gut the existing building, formerly a printworks, before renovating it into a bakery. “We just kept the outer shell of the building, everything else is new,” explained Michael Wheeler, bakery director and one of the three partners of the business. It was officially opened by Anne and Andrew Perry, who opened the original bakery 25 years ago, with the words: “God bless her and all who work in her”. The Handmade Cake Company currently employ 110 staff and produce whole cakes and traybakes which it sells to the foodservice industry.last_img read more

Press release: PM call with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: 4 April 2018

first_imgA Downing Street spokesperson said: UK Prime Minister Theresa May spoke this afternoon with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi following his re-election over the weekend. She congratulated President Sisi on the chance to take Egypt further along the path of democratic transition and said that his public commitment to respecting Egyptian presidential term-limits sent an important and powerful signal about his vision for the country’s future. The Prime Minister said she looked forward to working closely with President Sisi during his final term in office and that the UK wanted Egypt to succeed as a stable, prosperous and democratic country. The pair discussed how the two countries can continue to work together to further Egypt’s economic and education reforms and support its counter-terrorism efforts. President Sisi noted the UK’s experience and expertise in these areas and the potential benefits to Egypt. They looked forward to developing the bilateral relationship in all fields.last_img read more

The Heavy Pets Announce Summer Tour Dates, 80’s Dance Party Post-Phish

first_imgSouth Florida jammers The Heavy Pets will be keeping plenty busy this summer, as the band has announced a full slate of summer tour dates, beginning this weekend at The Green Parrot down in Key West, FL. The group will travel along the East Coast as they make their way to Saratoga Springs, NY on 7/1 for a post-Phish SPAC 80’s Dance Party at Putnam Den, and will continue bringing their blend of rock, funk, disco, reggae jams all the way through to September’s Catskill Chill Music Festival.All-Star Zappa Tribute & Heavy Pets 80’s Dance Party Slated For Phish SPAC After PartiesAlong with their 80’s Dance Party, the tour will display many different looks from the Pets, with select shows and festival sets being their “Walrus” tribute to The Beatles. As for the many original shows, the band is touting an entire set of brand new material. Check out a full list of tour dates below.The Heavy Pets – Set II – Live @ The Culture Room, 9-7-2013, courtesy of Adam Firtel:The Heavy Pets Summer Tour Dates 20166/3-4 2016     The Green Parot – Key West FL6/9/2016        Barrelhouse South – Savannah, GA 6/10/2016      Calico Room – Wilmington, NC 6/11/2016      The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC6/12/2016      Sweetwater Sunday Series / The Deck @ House of Blues – North Myrtle Beach, SC6/29/2016      Nectar’s – Burlington, VT6/30/2016      The Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge – Saranac, NY7/1/2016        Putnam Den – Saratoga Springs 7/2/2016        Wheelhouse Tavern – Narragansett, RI7/3/2016        Sterling Stage Ameribeat Festival of The Arts – Sterling, NY7/4/2016        Mine Oyster – Boothbay Harbor, ME 7/7/2016        Iron Works – Buffalo, NY7/8/2016        Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA7/15/2016      1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL7/16/2016      Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA8/19/2016      American Beauty – NYC8/20/2016      The Blueberry Jam – Cazenovia, NY8/25/2016      Hempfest – Lancaster, NH9/16/2016      Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA9/21/2016      Scarlet & Grey Cafe – Columbus, OH9/23/2016      Resonance Music & Arts Festival – Thornville, OH9/24/2016      Catskill Chill Music Festival – Lakewood, PAlast_img read more

Watch Dave Matthews’ Four Song Solo Set From Bernie Sanders Voter Rally

first_imgWith a major primary in California scheduled for tomorrow, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hold a voter rally in San Francisco, CA yesterday. A number of performers turned up for the occasion, including Dave Matthews, Fishbone, Fantastic Negrito, and John Dexter Stewart, with special guest talks from Dr. Cornel West, Shailene Woodley and Danny Glover.Matthews took the opportunity to play a four song solo acoustic set, starting with new song “Samurai Cop” (a solo debut) before playing “Ants Marching,” “Don’t Drink The Water,” and the finale, “Mercy.” The powerful music was a welcomed addition to the voter rally.Thanks to Bernie2016tv Live’s stream, you can watch Dave Matthews set below, starting around the 40-minute mark.last_img

Bengal Bouts alumnus fights in professional ring

first_imgMike Lee wears blue and gold gear when he fights. As he steps into the boxing ring for a match, a Notre Dame banner hangs behind him. In his last year of college, Lee, a 2009 Notre Dame alumnus, was interviewing for jobs in the business world and training for his final Bengal Bouts tournament. Now, he is two weeks away from his third professional boxing match, which will take place on Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. But he keeps his amateur roots at the forefront. “Notre Dame was such a huge part of my life,” Lee said. “I’ll always be a huge fan of Notre Dame, and always be involved. … We get a ton of support from the Notre Dame community, which is why we wanted to wear blue and gold.” Lee’s fight, a four-round light heavyweight bout against Keith Debow of St. Louis, will be part of a headlining event that will feature boxing star Manny Pacquiao fighting Antonio Margarito for a world championship. “This next fight is by far the biggest fight of my career,” Lee said. “… There should be 75-80,000 people there.” Lee turned professional in January and signed with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Boxing, the promotional company that represents Pacquiao as well as many other top boxers. He trains in Houston and won both of his first two matches, which took place in Chicago and at the Palms in Las Vegas. “Things are going well,” he said. “I’ve been training in Houston, just getting better and better. I’ve gotten a lot of good comments from the boxing world, from fighters, from writers.” Top Rank decided to place Lee on the Nov. 13 fight card, albeit with a little help. “I met Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys,” Lee said. “When this fight came around, he apparently told Bob, ‘I want that kid, Mike Lee from Notre Dame, on the card.’ “It’s a big deal to be on this card, so I’m excited. They only have their top prospects.” He said many Notre Dame alumni who live in the area will be coming to show their support. “We have a lot of alumni clubs coming to this fight,” he said. “The fan base is especially great from Notre Dame.” Lee, of Wheaton, Ill., donated a travel package for the event to Champions for Children’s, a charity auction that benefits Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. “The auction is an annual auction that they hold, they have a lot of Chicagoland athletes,” Lee said. “They approached me and we wanted to do something.” The travel package includes air travel, hotel and ringside tickets for the event. The auction will be on Nov. 12. “I wish I could be there,” Lee said. “But they told me it should auction for a lot of money, and it will go towards the hospital. And then I’ll be able to meet the people who came after my fight. I’m glad the hospital wanted me to be a part of it.” Boxing and charity have always gone together for Lee. A three-time Bengal Bouts champion, Lee was a captain of the club in his senior year, and was one a part of one of the first group of boxers who traveled to Bangladesh in the summer of 2008. “Staying involved in charity as well as doing what I love is important to me,” Lee said. “I think Bengal Bouts was the platform that started everything for me in terms of being involved in charity and really getting involved in many different levels. I just want to use my success and the publicity I’ve been getting to help out some people along the way.”last_img read more