View post tag: US Navy Training & Education Share this article USS Frank Cable docks in Goa, India July 29, 2016 View post tag: USS Frank Cable Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Frank Cable docks in Goa, India The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in Goa, India, for a port visit, July 29.The visit is aimed at building friendship and goodwill between the U.S. Navy and the people of India.The Frank Cable team, consisting of more than 500 Sailors and civilian mariners, is currently on deployment to provide vital flexibility to the fleet commanders, extending the range and impact of U.S. naval forces.The port visit will allow Frank Cable Sailors and Military Sealift Command mariners to enjoy some rest and relaxation and allow them to experience India’s rich culture on trips coordinated by Morale, Welfare and Recreation.“This port visit is an excellent opportunity to interact with our counterparts in the Indian Navy, and enjoy the culture and heritage of one of the world’s oldest civilizations and largest democracy,” said Capt. Drew St. John, Frank Cable’s commanding officer. “Through our varied interactions we hopefully will create, with India, the defining partnership of the 21st century.”Besides the tours and interacting with navy counterparts, Sailors will give up personal time to participate in community service projects sponsored by the ship’s religious ministries department.“Community service projects are an important part of establishing healthy partnerships between the U.S. and our host nations,” said Frank Cable’s Command Master Chief Paul Sweeney. “Sailors play an important part when they experience other cultures and act as ambassadors for the Navy and the United States.”
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Oakdale Bakeries, renamed Bakesense Bakeries, has called in administrators for the second time this year.With sites in Doncaster and Wigan, over 200 jobs remain uncertain. The company makes mince pies, tarts and fruit pies.Glenn Bancroft, co-owner, acquired Oakdale Bakeries from administrators in March. Last week, he told British Baker that the rocketing prices of wheat, oil, energy, packaging and butter had taken its toll on the business. Butter prices have also risen by 40% since January 2007, according to a report from Staple Dairy Products.Bancroft stressed that the bakery’s parent firm Bakesense, a bakery sales and marketing com-pany, remained unaffected by the latest trading under administration, as did its other bakery in Wales.”As for the Oakdale business, it’s extremely unfortunate because, over the past 17 weeks, our team managed to slash weekly losses from nearly £200,000 down to £17,000.”Bancroft added that because margins had been squeezed by rapidly increasing costs, the business forecasts for the year failed to secure the required investment.”Our team is now focusing on Bakesense’s bakery in Wales. Although the administration of the two former Oakdale sites is disappointing, it has been an experience that we will learn from,” he said.Oakdale originally called in administrators on 26 January and a deal was completed with Bakesense on 9 March. A spokesman for administrator Deloitte said it was seeking support from custo-mers and would continue to trade the business while looking to sell it as a going concern.
Organic food firm What On Earth has launched several traditional desserts to be sold through online organic store Abel & Cole.The range features apple and blackberry crumble, lemon sponge pudding, plum panna cotta, sticky toffee pudding, bread and butter pudding, and baked chocolate cheesecake. “The new desserts are handmade at our Soil Association-certified patisserie in Somerset,” said co-founder and director Jeremy Jaffé.
Winston Churchill famously said: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”That’s certainly true for me.As you may know, I grew up above the family shop.I lived on a road that has been labelled by one newspaper as “Britain’s most dangerous street”.Those experiences taught me a lot.The value of family and hard work.How few things are more important than feeling safe in your own home and your your own neighbourhood.And – crucially – how to hold your own against 5 siblings.Now I know that I’m not alone.Our homes, for all of us, are the making of us.That is why today’s event is so important.And why I’m delighted that so many of you could be here today.And why I want to say a massive thank you for your interest and support.I can’t recall when a government last held a conference on design quality.It’s a measure of our commitment on this vital issue – as not just something that is nice to have.A bonus that if you are lucky enough to be able to afford it.But as something that’s fundamental to everyone’s quality of life – regardless of whether you’re buying or you’re renting a place, or whether you’re in the private sector or the social sector.It’s very fundamental to the way we feel when we get up in the morning and when we go to bed.To the opportunities that we have and the futures that we can imagine for ourselves.To people coming together to create, quite simply, great places to live.Which is why there’s absolutely no question of having to choose between quality and quantity when it comes to building the homes that our country so desperately needs.As you will have no doubt have heard many times today, the 2 – quality and quantity – go very much hand in hand.With communities that are much more likely to welcome new development, if it’s attractive, thoughtful and in keeping with the local area.But the gains are, of course, much bigger than just somewhere that looks good.It could be a quiet place to study that means you get a better chance at school.Parks and other outdoor spaces will be good for your health and your mental health.And public spaces that design in opportunities for people to come together across generations can end up designing out isolation and helping to build those strong communities.To achieve this, to really raise the bar on design quality, we need to see stronger collaboration right across the whole sector – which is what today’s event is all about.It sounds like you’ve had a busy and interesting day, with lots of great speakers lots sharing their ideas and expertise.And excellent examples, such as the University of North Cambridge development, that where they aren’t just aiming to meet short-term targets, but are very much taking that long-term view that we all want to see.Something that’s crucial for creating homes that are a much-loved part of the fabric of our local areas not just now, but, potentially, well into the next century and beyond.I’m also pleased to see that today’s conference has thrown up another positive variation of NIMBY – BIMBY or Beauty In My Backyard, from The Princes Foundation.I’m looking forward to that phrase catching on!The new technologies on display at the exhibition are also hugely impressive – as are the new technologies highlighted by the Farmer Review that address the need to build at pace and scale whilst still promoting quality and consumer choice.And it was especially inspiring to see that we focused on the views, talents and aspirations of young people.We’re remembering one of those young people this week – Stephen Lawrence.An aspiring architect, whose murder 25 years ago, is still hard to bear.The work of the Stephen Lawrence Trust – who we heard from today……which gives young people the opportunities which he was denied, to pursue a career in architecture…….is a fitting tribute to his memory.And I’m deeply grateful for all the efforts of everyone involved.Their work is a poignant reminder that, in shaping homes, we’re also shaping lives.And we owe it to this and the generations to come to leave a legacy of places that, whether you’re putting down roots or just passing through, lift the human spirit.Inspired by a strong vision of what we want for our villages, our towns and cities, what we want them to look like and feel like in the future.In doing so, we can draw on a rich history of British housing and urban design that is the envy of the world.The elegant terraces and town houses, squares and crescents of the Georgian period.Victorian terrace houses, avenues and parks.Edwardian mansion blocks and flats.The detached and semi-detached homes and garden suburbs of the 20th century.What will our legacy be like for the 21st century?What design approaches are we pioneering that will become the original features of the future?What new built environments are we developing that meet the challenges of our age?What trails are we blazing?Are we truly drawing on the talents of all our people – with their diverse backgrounds and their perspectives – as we build that modern, global Britain?This is what I want us to be thinking about and aiming for – with all of us doing our bit.For our part, in government, we’ve strengthened the expectations for design quality and community engagement in the planning system.This doesn’t, in any way, involve the government dictating what good design looks like, but it makes it clear that it must be rooted in and it must be backed by the local communities.Of course, local authorities, they too have a leading role to play in setting a vision for their areas and their plans.And it’s the job of developers and their designers to respond positively to these expectations; harnessing the talents of skilled professionals – urban designers, architects, engineers and landscape designers.The great projects we’ve heard about today show that we’re already achieving this in many places and creating beautiful, safe, healthy neighbourhoods that command local support.The challenge, now, is to deliver this consistently right across the country, so that high quality design is the norm rather than the exception.I’m confident – from the ambition and wealth of talent I see before me – that that prize is very much in our grasp.It only remains for me to thank you all, once again, for attending and contributing – particularly our speakers and sponsors at the event. Thank you all very much.
In late 2015, Turkuaz took their futuristic funk to the next level with the release of Digitonium. Today, the band goes yet another step further, premiering the video for their Digitonium track, “Doktor Jazz.” A visual mind-warp of distorted imagery, “Doktor Jazz” was directed by Brooklyn based artist Dani Brandwein, and shot in a motel room in Nashville, TN between shows on Turkuaz’s tour. Dave Brandwein shares, “While we were in line at a Walmart in suburban Tennessee outside Nashville with 8 gallons of milk, glow in the dark wigs and makeup, a full body silver jumpsuit, food coloring, tons of garbage bags and several handles of whiskey – it was clear that we stuck out like a sore thumb.” Director Dani Brandwein expands, “Dave had a very specific and clear concept of what he wanted. Everything you see in the video he pre-conceived. I found a sh*t hole motel in a real sketchy part of Nashville to help build on Dave’s disturbing, yet psychedelic world, and we holed up in there until the motel caught wind of what we were doing and kicked us out.”“It was funny,” says guitarist Craig Brodhead, “That whole sequence is kinda roaming around the motel room and making a mess. It was this sort of theatrical version of what we do all those nights on tour, night after night in these little dingy hotel rooms condensed into a few minutes.”We can’t help but wonder what Turkuaz gets into while they’re on tour. Our hotel stays tend to involve a little less milk. Vocalist Sammi Garett adds, “I was nervous about the milk. I love milk, but I wanted to get the pour perfect! I had been waiting for this moment where I got to pour gallons of milk all over myself and I wanted to get it right. I felt a little crazy when it was all over!” “I also felt a bit exposed having my man bits showing through the thin material of the silver suit,” explains Josh Schwartz, bari sax/vocalist, “but that just added to the titillation of the experience.”Without further ado, feast your eyes and ears on the new “Doktor Jazz” video!Turkuaz will be playing multiple festivals throughout the summer, including LOCKN’, Peach Music Festival, and Catskill Chill. See a full list of their tour dates here.
We have some exciting news for those interested in NAS (Network Attached Storage), which includes two products in our Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012R2 based PowerVault NX lineup. We are upgrading our NX NAS appliances to allow our Windows NAS customers to take advantage of the improved performance, energy efficiency and manageability options of our powerful new line of PowerEdge 13th Generation servers.The NX3200 and NX3300 NAS appliances currently based on PowerEdge 12G server technology are now being upgraded to 13G hardware. They will inherit all the efficiency and performance features of the new server platforms, including the benefits of the new Haswell microarchitecture.Best of all, this time around we went a step further than just changing nuts and bolts under the hood. We added a cool new feature called RASR– Rapid Appliance Self Recovery Tool. RASR will allow the end user to restore the NAS appliance to its factory shipping state. RASR is using a bare metal restore process, where the operating system drives are rebuilt to the exact default factory image. This is especially useful in test environments where machines are re-imaged often, or if you are notorious for misplacing your system restore DVD.How else does this benefit our customers?More CPU cores: The NX3230 entry configuration and the NX3330 Optimum trim level will both move from four to six cores. For larger configurations, both the NX3230 and NX3330 will move from six to eight cores, providing additional CPU cycles for more demanding applications.PERC: The Dell PowerEdge RAID Controllers shipping with the NX3230 and NX3330 will now support 12G SAS and the new generation backplanes. In addition, the H730, which is part of our NX3230 default configuration, will double the cache from 512MB to 1GB to accelerate performance.Chassis Flexibility: We have now moved the NX3330 (gateway appliance) from a 2PCI to a 3PCI slot chassis which will provide our customers freedom to add additional IO cards.Memory: The new architecture for both the NX3230 and NX3330 will allow for higher memory clock speeds. The two units are shipping with 1600 MHz RAM configurations, compared to 1333MHz of the previous generation. In addition, we added a 64GB RAM option for the NX3330 Performance configuration, answering customer demand for a higher performing solution, especially in large home-share environments.Keep in mind that Windows Storage Server based NAS can be an extremely efficient, fast and feature rich platform when it comes to SMB file sharing. Especially if you have Microsoft admin expertise in-house, there will be a zero learning curve with Windows- based NAS products and a seamless integration with AD (Active Directory) or Microsoft based systems management.Finally, we have a new name for this portfolio of NX NAS appliances, which were previously known as the PowerVault series. Going forward, we will refer to them as Dell Storage NX NAS series of products as part of an update across our portfolio that is moving under a common “Dell Storage” naming. So, go online to check out the new Dell Storage platforms at dell.com/us/business/p/powervault-nx/pdTo learn more and stay updated, follow @Dell_Storage on Twitter.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Parliament has voted to try a former immigration minister at the rarely used Court of Impeachment over a 2016 order aimed at separating asylum-seeking couples where one partner is under 18. In Tuesday’s vote, the 179-member Folketing overwhelmingly voted to try Inger Stoejberg, who served as integration minister in the previous government from June 2015 to 2019. The court will convene for the first time in 26 years. Stoejberg could face a fine or a maximum two years in prison. No date for a trial was announced. A parliament-appointed commission had said earlier that separating couples in asylum centers was “clearly illegal.”
View Comments Before Cirque du Soleil moves in next spring, Broadway’s Lyric Theatre, which recently played host to On the Town, will have an aristocratic tenant. Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is set to play a limited engagement November 7 through January 3, 2016. Opening night is scheduled for November 10.Flatley himself will appear—and make his Broadway debut—in the production in what will serve as his swan song as a performer. The Irish dancer is the force behind the internationally-recognizable brands Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Directed and choreographed by Flatley, Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games will feature Flatley in a special appearance at the end of each evening performance as well as star his protégés Morgan Comer, James Keegan and Cathal Keaney in the title role of the “Lord of the Dance.”The production, which will showcase a troupe of Irish Dance’s most accomplished performers, is an updated staging of Flatley’s original shows Lord Of The Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger. Dangerous Games features holographic-effect projections, along with new costumes, choreography and music by Gerard Fahy.Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games had its world premiere at the London Palladium, before heading on a 200-plus date tour across 15 countries. It was recently announced that it will return to the West End later this year for a holiday engagement. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016
View Comments An entirely new cast has been tapped for the previously reported return of Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of 1984 to the West End. George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece is scheduled to play June 14 through September 3 at the Playhouse Theatre. Opening night is set for June 28.The company will include Rosie Ede (Side by Side by Sondheim) as Mrs. Parsons, Andrew Gower (Monroe) as Winston, Joshua Higgott (Oresteia) as Syme, Richard Katz (Romeo and Juliet) as Charrington, Anthony O’Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick) as Parsons, Daniel Rabin (Pericles) as Martin, Catrin Stewart (Romeo and Juliet) as Julia and Angus Wright (Oresteia) as O’Brien alongside Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler who will alternate the role of Child. Rounding out the company will be Ingrid Schiller, Gerard Gilroy and Thom Petty.April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical, award-winning adaptation exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. ‘1984’