US Coast Cutter returns home after seizing 3 tons of cocaine January 16, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Cutter returns home after seizing 3 tons of cocaine View post tag: USCGC Tahoma The crew of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Tahoma returned to homeport on January 13 with over three tons of cocaine seized during a 49-day patrol.Homeported in Kittery, Maine, Tahoma’s crew conducted drug interdiction efforts, strategically intercepting and boarding suspected smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.During the latest mission, USCGC Tahoma intercepted and seized four open-hulled outboard powered panga-style fishing vessels illegally transporting contraband. The crew confiscated approximately 3,130 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $90 million.In order to optimize the law enforcement readiness and operational effectiveness, Tahoma’s crew embarked and employed an armed helicopter detachment from Jacksonville, Florida’s Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON). The crew also worked alongside United States and international partner agencies to detect and prosecute these cases.Of the crew’s four seizures, three occurred within a five-day span over the Christmas holiday. Each case required a high-speed chase by the Tahoma’s pursuit boat teams and use of the armed helicopter to disable the engines of fleeing suspect vessels.In total, the 270-foot medium-endurance cutter and its 90-plus member crew traveled over 11,500 nautical miles in support of the Coast Guard’s Western Hemisphere Strategy and Joint Interagency Task Force South initiatives. View post tag: US Coast Guard Share this article Authorities View post tag: Cocaine
With campuses in Washington, DC, Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China,The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of theJohns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leadersfor more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institutionwith a distinguished faculty, Johns Hopkins SAIS consistently ranksas one of the top schools of international relations in the world.SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to trainingstudents in international leadership and foreign relations, and toprovide mid-career educational opportunities for those alreadyworking in related fields. Johns Hopkins SAIS enrolls 640 full-timestudents in Washington, D.C., primarily in the school’s two-yearMaster of Arts program. Nearly 40 percent of the students are nonUS citizens coming from more than 70 countries. To learn more aboutJohns Hopkins SAIS, visit www.sais-jhu.edu .Position :The Masters of Sustainable Energy (MASE) is a 21-monthonline degree for US and international students who would like moreeducation and research training, beyond their undergraduate orgraduate study, in the areas of energy, sustainability, and policy.The degree will have a distinct focus in a concentrated area andwill provide experienced and aspiring practitioners in the field ofsustainable energy the advance skills and knowledge needed to leadin the global community.The ERE Program is recruiting an adjunct faculty member to designand teach the Systems Analysis for Sustainable Energy coursefor this online degree. As the degree is fully online, MASE facultymay reside anywhere in the world. Design production will startspring 2021.Adjunct faculty appointments are renewed annually subject toapproval by the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, the AssistantDean for Faculty Affairs, and the Director/Administrative Directorof the relevant program and are based on student demand, facultyevaluations and performance, and value of the course to the JohnsHopkins SAIS on-line curriculum. A master’s degree in the relevant area of study. A PhD ispreferred.At least two years in the public or private sector field.Previous teaching experience preferred. Applications will only be accepted throughInterfolio.Applicants are required to submit a C.V. and a cover letter.Those with teaching evaluations are encoraged to submit those aswell.Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 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, the UK’s largest independent flour miller, is offering a price promotion on three of its Bakers Mixes range of premixes and concentrates.Classic American Style Yeasted Doughnut in Mix and Concentrate form, plus Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix will be promoted with a price reduction of £1 per bag.The offer is available from 31 March until the end of June 2007.
Reids of Caithness has made a £1m investment in a new production site, with plans to more than double staff numbers.The third-generation business, located in the Scottish Highlands, is set to move part of its ever-expanding production into a unit at Ormlie Industrial Estate in Thurso at the end of September.The company currently hires 40 members of staff at its Riverside Place headquarters, and it is set to employ a further 80 personnel at the new location. It will also be investing in new equipment to ensure the factory runs efficiently.Gary Reid, co-owner of Reids of Caithness, told British Baker: “In order for the snail to grow bigger, it has to shed its shell. We needed to look at an alternative location and found this site last year. We were so impressed with the premises, we could already see it being a bakery.“It has the capacity for 120 people and it already has good segregation for aspects such as a raw meat line facility. With new equipment and lines coming into the business, we’re looking to produce more efficiently and maximise on the space that we have got.”In addition, Reids of Caithness has started the production of its first line of freshly made pizza products at its existing premises. Using a stone-decked oven as part of a unit on the side of the existing bakery, the firm has created an Italian-inspired range freshly made and baked. It will be initially sold in Reids of Caithness’ retail units.The business is continuing to reach overseas markets, most recently designing a new tin biscuit product for China, in shortbread and sweet biscuit varieties. It is due to be launched in August this year. “Exports have taken off for us and we are doing well in China,” said Reid. “We’ve had lots of interest for many places, as we are close to doing a deal with Portugal, and the Japanese market is looking promising.”
Tesco is to delist the entire range of Kingsmill’s sliced loaves as part of its new “volume-driven strategy”.The retailer will drop Kingsmill’s sliced bread as of next Monday (23 March), but will still continue to stock other Kingsmill products including rolls, thins, wraps, crumpets, muffins, pancakes, and waffles.The news of the delisting comes just a week after Allied Bakeries, parent company of Kingsmill, announced the departure of longstanding chief executive Mark Fairweather.Allied said in a statement: “We are continuing to work with Tesco to build our Allinson and Burgen bread, Kingsmill snacks and wider Kingsmill bakery portfolio.” A Tesco spokesperson said: “We regularly review our ranges to ensure they meet the needs of our customers.”Kingsmill is Tesco’s third-largest branded bread with a 9.1% market share in Tesco over the past year, according to mysupermarket-insights.co.uk. It follows Warburtons and Hovis with 18.51% and 30.46% respectively.Supermarket insight specialist and ex-retailer Steven Dresser, of www.groceryinsight.com, said that this consolidation of brands is to be expected in Tesco, as the retailer begins a new “volume-driven strategy”.He told British Baker: “There are other discontinuations too across the piece – morning goods etc. Kingsmill is only disappearing en masse in plant bread. It will upset some customers of course. Asda trades it hard at 79p.”The news comes as new chief executive Dave Lewis has embarked on his restructuring programme for Tesco, to get the supermarket back on track after its performance demise in 2014.In a bid to regrow its presence in the competitive market, Tesco said in January this year that it would close its Cheshunt head office in 2016 to consolidate locations, and restructure central overheads by simplifying store management structures.The retailer claimed this restructure would deliver savings of around £250m a year, at a one-off cost of £300m.News of the delisting first appeared on The Grocer, a sister title of British Baker.
JAY – The Selectboard readdressed two warrant articles from last week’s budget meeting.The chosen image for this year’s town report.The town’s administrative ordinance states that the board must act with a quorum of three members. The board must act by majority vote and if only three members are present at a meeting then they must vote unanimously.At the Feb. 2 budget meeting a board member was absent, meaning all decisions had to be made unanimously for action to be taken. Two warrant articles, Paving Capital Reserve and Curbside Collection, passed 2 – 1, but are technically invalid because the vote was not unanimous.The board voted again Monday evening with all four members present, passing both articles 3 – 1.The Selectboard unanimously approved Jay resident Stacy Greenleaf’s sewer abatement of $314.16. Because her winter quarter reading was more than 20 percent higher than the average of the past three quarters she was able to request a modified billing format to determine her sewer fee.There are three properties that are in danger of being foreclosed because of unpaid taxes or sewer. Town manager, Shiloh LaFreniere believes that two of the properties will be able to pay in full by the March 3 deadline, but thinks an apartment building who she’s had no luck contacting will be foreclosed.If there are any foreclosed properties the board will discuss possible actions to take on their March 8 meeting.The town is currently taking bids for replacing the town office generator. So far they have received two bids, and may have a third tomorrow. The bids are due by Feb. 17.Board member Gary McGrane suggested the town look into getting a solar powered battery for the office. McGrane cited the 26 percent federal tax rebate as a strong incentive for looking into going green.The town office is getting an energy audit that will specify how much energy they are using which will help them make a decision on what path to take regarding their back up energy.Unfortunately, because of limited time in the classroom the RSU 73 art contest didn’t work out this year. This left the town report cover blank.Lisa Bryant, the town Finance Director designed a few logos for the board to choose from.For the back cover the board decided to go with #AndroStrong logo that was designed by K&J Couture Designs after the Verso mill explosion last year.The inside cover will feature the recipients of the Spirit of America award.
Watch Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile’s impromptu Pike Place Market performance below:Dave Grohl & Brandi Carlile – Pike Place Market – 4/20/2019[Video: smash3] On Saturday, founding Foo Fighters guitarist Dave Grohl and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile teamed up for a surprise performance on the street at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.According to The Seattle Times, the musicians busked for 15 to 20 minutes. The performance included a harmonious cover of The Beatles‘ “Let It Be”, which was followed by a take on Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These”. Although the duo never formally announced their Seattle performance, Carlile posted the first few minutes of their set to her Facebook.Following the busking session, Carlile posted a photo on her Instagram with the caption, “Got nostalgic and decided to swing by my old busking spot at Pike Place Market with the twins and Dave Grohl…honestly one of the most surreal moments of my life.”
University of Georgia Department of Entomology Professor Dan Suiter has been named the chair of the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture Faculty Advisory Committee.Suiter’s appointment will enhance the programming aspect of the center, according to Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean for UGA Cooperative Extension in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES). Suiter will work closely with center Director Sheldon Hammond, who will continue to oversee the business and personnel administration functions of the center.Based on the UGA Griffin campus, the Center for Urban Agriculture supports UGA Extension’s urban programs by providing county agent training programs, tools and resources; communicating the latest research-based urban agriculture advice through newsletters, articles, alerts, publications, videos and social media; organizing new initiatives; collaborating on interdisciplinary projects and research; advancing and updating current program training materials; and administering multiyear programs and projects.“Our state continues to have population growth and most of that is in the nine largest counties in Georgia. Issues and problems associated with this urban growth come in many forms and cross many disciplines and departments,” Perry Johnson said. “Dan will work to build diverse teams around urban issues and coordinate programming efforts related to urban programs and projects.”As director of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Training Facility at UGA-Griffin, Suiter coordinates activities at the 3,000 square-foot, partially built home facility, which is designed to showcase many common construction practices and how they may be attacked by structural pests.In 2014, mock residential and commercial kitchens and a residential bedroom were added to the facility to allow for the delivery of additional workshops on home integrated pest management (IPM), commercial IPM, school IPM, and controlling bed bugs and termites. The facility is an invaluable tool used to train Georgia’s pest management professionals and county Extension agents.In 2006, Suiter developed a 10-week Certificate in Urban and Structural Pest Management program that provides nontraditional students with a broad overview of the pest control industry.Through his programs, Suiter teaches hundreds of pest control professionals each year and reaches thousands more online through continuing education classes organized by the Center for Urban Agriculture. Archived lessons from the webinar series on urban pest control, taught by faculty from major research universities, can be viewed at the Getting the Best of Pests website. Since 2007, Suiter has taught more than 30,0000 people in more than 20 states.Suiter was awarded the D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Extension in 2018 for his extraordinary commitment to the mission of UGA CAES.“Over the past couple of years, we have worked to broaden and strengthen the scope and resources of the Center for Urban Agriculture,” Perry Johnson said. “We have added expertise in training and certification of landscape professionals and structural pest control operators, expanded our support of school and community gardens, local foods, and sustainability as a whole, and added capacity for urban water and homeowner and landscape irrigation, as well as other urban issues.”Visit the Center for Urban Agriculture website to learn more.
Report: FERC Encourages Pipeline Overbuilding FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Sean Sullivan for SNL:“The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission facilitates overbuilding,” the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said in a study released April 27. “The high rates of return on equity that FERC grants to pipeline companies (allowable rates of up to 14%), along with the lack of a comprehensive planning process for natural gas infrastructure, attracts more capital into pipeline development than is necessary.”The report’s authors also found “FERC’s approach to assessing the need for such projects is insufficient.”The report said the $9 billion in costs for both the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast projects would likely be added to the price consumers pay for gas or be absorbed as a loss by project investors. In addition, IEEFA said landowners were at risk of sacrificing property to projects that are not needed.IEEFA recommended that FERC suspend the applications for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines “until a regional planning process can be developed for pipeline infrastructure; that FERC lower the returns on equity granted to pipeline developers; and that an investigation be conducted into the relatively high failure rate of new pipelines.”IEEFA energy analyst Cathy Kunkel, the lead author of the study, said the institute found in many cases, including Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast, the pipelines and its customers are affiliates, which she said calls into question the FERC analysis of need.Full article ($): Pipe opponents call on FERC to halt project reviews to stop ‘overbuilding’
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Billings Gazette:The lone source of coal for the Colstrip power plant has been scheduled for bankruptcy auction in late January.Rosebud Mine will be auctioned Jan. 22, if necessary, to help pay the debts of Westmoreland Coal Co., which owns the mine. The United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas on Thursday set terms for the auction, which the Colorado-based coal company had requested in October.Westmoreland did not respond to interview requests Friday by Lee Montana Newspapers. The company filed for bankruptcy Oct. 8, indicating that it had more than $1.4 billion in debt and assets of $770 million.Montana’s state government is in the process of approving a 10-square mile expansion of Rosebud Mine, not knowing who the actual developer might be after a sale. This week, Billings-based Northern Plains Resource Council asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to stop the permitting process at least until the developer is identified. Northern Plains earlier in the week also identified more than 50 springs it said would be destroyed by the mine expansion.The auction comes as the four-unit Colstrip power plant’s contract for Rosebud Mine coal winds down. The current agreement guarantees coal at least through 2019. Four utilities with 70 percent ownership in Colstrip Units 3 and 4 have expressed concern about not having coal if a buyer of Westmoreland’s assets opts to mine coal at Rosebud, or not mine enough to feed Units 3 and 4.More: Bankruptcy auction set for Rosebud Mine, sole supplier of coal to Colstrip Westmoreland’s Rosebud Mine heads to the auction block