Finland: Mobimar Conducts First Sea Trial of New PV4 Class Patrol Vessel

first_img View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: sea View post tag: conducts Back to overview,Home naval-today Finland: Mobimar Conducts First Sea Trial of New PV4 Class Patrol Vessel View post tag: vessel Finland: Mobimar Conducts First Sea Trial of New PV4 Class Patrol Vessel View post tag: first View post tag: class Few days ago, Mobimar Ltd conducted the first sea trial of the new PV4 class patrol vessel. This vessel will be the first-born of the Finnish Lifeboat Institution’s new fleet. She will be finalized and delivered to the owner within a month.The two sister vessels will be finished before the summer season as well, and they will expand the PV4 series both in the Finnish coastal and in the lake region. The new PV4 vessel has been designed in a close co-operation together with the client, and will meet the high qualifications required for demanding search and rescue operations in all weathers.Mobimar Ltd was founded in 1993. The company with Its business ideas makes special workboats, tourist submarines and turn-key deliveries to the shipbuilding industry. During the recent years the company have invested in development of new types of multi-hull vessels.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 04, 2012; Image: mobimar View post tag: trial View post tag: Mobimar View post tag: PV4 View post tag: Patrol May 4, 2012 View post tag: New View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Industry newslast_img read more

In full: rich colleges hinder outreach efforts

first_imgA spokesperson for Magdalen college told Cherwell that:“the combined total of Magdalen’s access and outreach including Student Support Fund grants was £456,000. The figure [quoted] of £47,000 for college organised outreach work in that year was lower than intended because of discontinuities in staffing. However, a comparative figure for 2018-2019 is expected to be over £115,000, and an overall spend on Access and Outreachto be over £550,000.”A spokesperson from St. Anne’s college said: “St Anne’s College is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community and works hard to encourage and support students from under-represented backgrounds to make successful applications to the University of Oxford.“As a College with a comparatively small endowment, this work is only possible because of the support of donors and because of other income-generating activities run by the College.These include our international summer schools, which have proved to be a means by which the College can generate income. No funding has been diverted from UK outreach to undertake international summer schools, which have all more than coveredtheir costs through charges to participants or by donations given specifically for this purpose.“St Anne’s has always been and remains proud of its international relationships and we believe that these continue to be vital for our staff and students.”On occasion where colleges did not provide expenditure for 2017-18, estimates and averages were calculated based on figures from the previous two years.St Hugh’s, Queen’s, Oriel, LMH and New were contacted for comment. Comments received from colleges will be updated online.* In our printed copy of this article, a spokesperson from St. Anne’s is misquoted with comment that should be attributed to the Sutton Trust. Lord Adonis is also partially misquoted. We apologise for any confusion caused. “This research shows that there is huge scope and resources at Oxford and Cambridge throughout to make this kind of transformational change on access happen – what is needed is the impetus colleges with a dedicated access mission would provide.”The findings follow comments made by VC Louise Richardson in November 2018. She noted that as colleges are responsible for recruiting students, they should also be responsible for access and outreach initiatives.These comments were met with frustration by students, including then Mansfield JCR president, Daria Lyskyakova, who said it was the role of the Vice Chancellor to “effectively encourage colleges to prioritise access and allocate their resources in ways which would best aid students in need”.James Turner, CEO of the Sutton Trust, also spoke on Cherwell’s findings, noting: “Our research has found big variances in the proportion of state school students admitted to different Oxbridge colleges.  We want very college to put widening access at the heart of their admissions policies, by investing in the most effective outreach activities and by setting ambitious plans to address social inequalities.“While committing financial resources is an important part of this – and it is disappointing to see rich colleges spending a lower proportion of their budgets than their peers – what is also important is evaluating the impact of access activities to make sure every penny makes a difference.”Lucas Bertholdi-Saad, VP Access & Academic Affairs at Oxford SU, added: “It is quite depressing to see such stark figures and the continued inaction to increase access across the University. Colleges should be leading the vanguard on access issues but they are sadly lacking behind.” Magdalen, Oriel, and New spent less than half a percent of their college budgets on outreach in 2017/18, Cherwell can reveal.Freedom of Information requests sent by Cherwell also revealed that Magdalen spent £47,000 on college organised outreach in 2017/2018, less than any other college except St Hugh’s. This is despite the fact that Magdalen is the third wealthiest college in Oxford, and boasts assets of £272 million.On average, colleges spent 0.9% of their annual budgets on outreach. By comparison, New College spent 0.47% of their annual budget historically on outreach, although they have pledged to pay 1% from now on.Several colleges also provided a breakdown of outreach spending. New College’s ‘Step Up’ programme (which is “designed to inspire and support state school students throughoutYear 11, 12 and 13”) supports 21 schools and colleges. 10 of these schools have been ranked ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.Warden of New College, Miles Young told Cherwell: “One needs to be careful in highlighting data such as Ofsted in isolation.  It’s just one data set a College should be looking at, and we look at many.  For instance of our seven schools rated ‘excellent’ these are two schools with a higher than national average of FSM students (one is nearly double the national average).  One of these schools also have over fifty percent of students classified as Black / Mixed Black Heritage“[These schools also include:] Three schools in under-represented areas (the SW and NW of England), one school where roughly 80% of the school are non-White, and two schools for girls.“If excluded, Oxford would miss out on these pupils. The lesson is that one should be as holistic as possible when selecting schools for sustained outreach.  The willingness and the enthusiasm of the school is also important.”center_img St. Anne’s spent £93,000 on two five-day summer schools in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2017/2018. The summer schools helped fund around £120,000 of domestic outreach resources and activities overall.Queen’s also cited a poetry translation exchange as one of their main access programmes. The exchange promised to host events “including an international literature book club, […] international writers visiting Oxford, and a residency for an international writer.”However, some colleges have spent a consistently high amount on access and outreach. Of the 30 undergraduate colleges, Christ Church and Wadham have budgeted the most on outreach for the past three years. Both spent over five times as much as Magdalen in 2017/2018. Pembroke had the third highest level of spending at £217,000.The majority of colleges are also set to increase their access budgets in 2018/2019. Trinity and Magdalen will more than double outreach spending in this period, while Jesus will increase spending by £56,000.College outreach spending 2017-18St. Hilda’s is the only college which expects to spend less in 2018/19.Lord Adonis recently called for radical new access initiatives, encouraging the University to create new colleges for disadvantaged students. Speaking on Cherwell’s findings, Lord Adonis said: “It unfortunately does not surprise me that some Oxford and Cambridge colleges, particularly the richest ones, are not doing enough to ‘widening access’ since there is a deep seated culture of complacency. “These findings show that incremental change at existing colleges is a limited solution, and we now need a new generation of “access” colleges with an exclusive focus on recruiting disadvantaged young people from the 3000 “non-Oxbridge” schools and colleges. last_img read more

Governor Holcomb Rolls Out Indiana’s ‘Next Level Jobs’ Initiative With Two Programs

first_imgGovernor Eric J. Holcomb, Commissioner for Workforce Development (DWD) Steve Braun, Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE) Teresa Lubbers, and Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo today kicked off Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative and announced two new grant programs designed to put Hoosiers to work in high-demand, high-wage jobs as quickly as possible. The Workforce Ready Grant, created earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly, will skill-up adults to fill jobs in high-demand industries. The Employer Training Grant, developed by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, will help offset the costs employers assume when they train new employees in high-demand industries.Together, these programs provide more than $20 million over the next two years for Hoosiers and employers for training and certifications that help Indiana meet current workforce demand. Applications for both grant programs are available at NextLevelJobs.org.“Indiana’s unemployment rate has reached historic lows, and we currently have about 95,000 job openings around the state. Now more than ever, our state needs to ramp up efforts to prepare Hoosiers for the jobs available today—and for the one million more we expect over the next decade,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Next Level Jobs will drive our efforts to meet that demand and will put hardworking Hoosiers in high-need, high-wage careers.”The Workforce Ready Grant was a key component of the governor’s Next Level legislative agenda and earned bipartisan support from lawmakers. The grant covers full tuition costs for adult learners to earn career certificates in high-growth sectors of Indiana’s economy: advanced manufacturing, building and construction, health and life sciences, IT and business services, and transportation and logistics. Hoosiers can earn these certificates through Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University campuses around the state. The first two years of the grants will be paid for through $4 million provided by the General Assembly plus more than $10 million CHE financial aid funds.“The Workforce Ready Grant removes a key barrier for adult students to get the skills they need for a better-paying job in some of our state’s most in-demand industries,” Commissioner Lubbers said. “This grant launches the Next Level Jobs initiative with a powerful opportunity to improve Hoosiers’ lives and boost Indiana’s economy.”The Employer Training Grant program will provide up to $2,500 per new employee to qualifying companies that train and retain new hires.  DWD will launch a pilot of the grant for 2018 and 2019, paid for with $10 million in Career and Technical Education Innovation and Advancement Funds. The Employer Training Grant also targets key high-demand industries: advanced manufacturing, agriculture, building and construction, health and life sciences, IT and business services, and transportation and logistics.“Helping Indiana companies offset the costs of training for new employees they retain in high-demand fields will help meet immediate workforce needs in our state,” Commissioner Braun said. “Together with the Workforce Ready Grant, the Employer Training Grant will get Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Initiative off to a strong start.”Indiana’s first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo helped kick-off Next Level Jobs today and will support the initiative by ensuring that Hoosiers are connected with these new grants and other programs available through the state. Additionally, Secretary Milo will ensure that employers are connected to the many postsecondary institutions, organizations and state programs that can help meet workforce demands.“Connecting business leaders and employees will continue to be a key focus as workforce demands grow, as baby boomers retire and our economy expands and diversifies,” Secretary Milo said. “Next Level Jobs presents a streamlined way for Hoosiers and employers to access state resources and programs that help address our workforce needs.”Short, simple applications for both the Workforce Ready and Employer grants are available online now at www.NextLevelJobs.org. After submitting an application, Hoosiers and employer applicants will receive individualized contact from DWD or an eligible training provider within 48 hours. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

COUNTY RENEWS MANAGEMENT CONTRACT FOR OLD NATIONAL EVENT PLAZA

first_imgThe Vanderburgh County Commission voted yesterday to renew the county’s contract with SMG, the convention-facilities management firm currently overseeing operations at the Old National Event Plaza. SMG has managed the ONEP since 2001.The new contract will pay SMG a $160,000 annual fixed fee, with the stipulation that SMG will invest $200,000 in bringing new events into the facility and another $30,000 to assist with marketing and sales activities.SMG, known as a worldwide leader in convention and entertainment facility management, is also eligible for an incentive fee to reduce the ONEP’s operating financial deficit, or it will rebate up to half of its fixed fee back to the county.“With the new infrastructure in place at the ONEP and other local developments in progress, the county is set up to succeed with this contract,” said Vanderburgh County Commissioner Bruce Ungethiem. “The investment we make along with the investment SMG has pledged creates a win-win for taxpayers and the local economy.”In addition to providing oversight of all sales, marketing, maintenance and food-and-beverage services at the ONEP, SMG will refocus its efforts on pursuing convention business with state associations, corporate meetings and regional events. SMG will also be announcing new leadership in the next few days to oversee the ONEP.SMG has been providing facility management for 40 years, and currently manages 230 facilities worldwide.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Buttery bread with attitude

first_imgFor various reasons, the idea of onion bread sometimes frightens consumers. But with Onion & Butter Bread, the butter reduces the impact of the onion.Blending with butter will slightly decrease the onion-ey taste and will also considerably enhance the bread’s shelf-life. The method I propose will also give some crispness to the bread and it’s very easy to follow.Recipe Ingredients AmountStrong white flour 1,000gSalt 20gYeast 25gWater 520-550ml (according to the flour’s absorption)Butter 180gSliced onions 120gMethod1. Using a planetary mixer, mix together the flour, salt, yeast and water for 3 minutes on 1st speed and 7 minutes on 2nd speed. Then add the onions and mix again 3 minutes on 1st speed. 2. Leave the dough to rest for 30 minutes in a fridge.3. With the pastry brake, pin the dough down to number 10 and give two single turns with the butter. 4. Leave the dough to rest for 20 minutes at ambient temperature.5. Divide the dough: 450g for tin bread and 170g for sandwich bread and shape it 15 minutes later.6. Prove and bake as per usual.Top tipOnion & butter bread can be a very tasty and original sandwich carrier when baked in a tin shape.last_img read more

In Short

first_imgHovis sale ’nonsense’A spokesperson for Premier Foods has dismissed speculation that Rank Hovis is to be put up for sale as “utter nonsense”. An article in the Daily Mail stated that Premier’s board had met advisory firm NM Rothschild to discuss a sale, but the spokesperson said this meeting never took place.UK doughnut siteKrispy Kreme is to open its first dedicated production site in the UK. The 5,392sq ft site, at Heywood Distribution Park in Greater Manchester, will enable it to continue growth plans in the north west. A manufacturing line and processing kitchen will allow the firm to produce up to 3,000 doughnuts an hour at the site.Staying schtumSainsbury’s is remaining tight-lipped over reports that it could open 1,000 sandwich shops if a concept store is successful. The chain reportedly told analysts about its plans for Fresh Kitchen, launched on London’s Fleet Street last month, but a spokesperson said: “While the store is trading well, we are not in a position to talk about future plans.”Classic move for CSMCSM has acquired Classic Cakes, which produces a range of premium sweet bakery products for the foodservice and retail markets. CSM said the acquisition would enable it to offer customers a wider range of innovative products.last_img read more

Darren Criss Rolls Out of Bed, Kristin Chenoweth Sings & More at the NewNowNext Awards

first_img View Comments Star Files The 2014 NewNowNext Awards were presented live on Logo TV on December 7, and a whole host of Broadway faves were on hand having a gay ol’ time. Take a look at a few clips below, including: Criss (sans clothing) getting ready to host, Chenoweth delivering a particularly growly rendition of “Maybe This Time” from her album Coming Home (including, of course, a high B), Billy Porter reflecting on the progression of transgender equality and Criss presenting Cheno with the 2014 NewNowNext Forever Award. He has some ridiculously sweet words to say about his pint-sized Glee costar, and she has a plea for everyone to “continue to inspire and live authentically.” Congratulations to Chenoweth and all the honorees! Kristin Chenoweth Darren Crisslast_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Justin Bartha & Elizabeth Reaser in Permission

first_img Related Shows View Comments Permission Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015 Tickets are now on sale to see stage and screen favorite Justin Bartha and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Reaser in the world premiere of Permission. Alex Timbers will direct the Robert Askins comedy, which will begin performances at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre on April 29 and run through June 7. The MCC production will officially open on May 20, not the previously announced May 19.Permission tells the story of Eric and Cyndy, a couple who decide to follow the leads of their friends and make Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage. The new moral code upends everything they knew about one another, their friends and more importantly, who really holds the paddle.The cast will also include Nicole Lowrance, Talene Monahon and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe.last_img read more

Winter Storm Preparedness

first_imgIt’s a Southern tradition. Whenever the forecast calls for snow, folks dash to the store and deplete the supply of bread and milk. But if you’re iced in for a few days, bread and milk won’t keep your family going for long or do much to maintain the morale of snowbound children and adults.So how do you make the average home a fully-stocked winter weather shelter? It doesn’t take much, but the key is to prepare before winter storms arrive.Before the stormEmergencies don’t call ahead for reservations. Preparing for disruptive weather in advance means you’ll be ready whenever it comes. During good weather, University of Georgia Extension experts recommend winterizing your home by:Insulating walls and atticsSealing air leaks around windows and doors with caulk or weather-strippingInstalling storm doors and windows, or covering windows with plastic UGA Extension specialists encourage Georgians to build an emergency food supply for emergencies ranging from winter storms to spring floods. As you routinely grocery shop, purchase one or two extra shelf-stable, ready-to-eat canned goods, like non-condensed soup, canned chicken breast and tuna, pasta meals and vegetables. This will build an emergency food supply without adding too much to your grocery bill each week. Unlike frozen foods, canned foods won’t be damaged by a long power outage. Make sure you have a manual can opener, too. Avoid dry foods like pasta and rice. They are stable, but they require water and cooking, luxuries that may be in short supply during a storm.The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends stocking at least a three-day supply of adequate nutrition, water and prescription medications for each family member, including pets and livestock. Why three days? That’s how long it may take to restore electricity and clear roads of ice, fallen trees and other hazards. In recent U.S. natural disasters, actual restoration of electricity, water and transportation can take much longer.To get through disruptive storms or other emergencies, also store the following items:Water – one gallon per person per day for drinking and hygieneAn alternate heat source and fuel, like a hefty supply of firewood for the fireplace or wood-burning stoveFlashlights with extra batteriesNOAA weather radioEntertainment – There’s a lot of idle waiting time when you’re storm-stuck. Books, cards, board games and energy-releasing activities (besides hauling firewood) can keep cabin fever at bay.During the stormUse foods from the refrigerator first, then frozen foods, then canned foods. If the oven isn’t working, use coals from the fireplace to heat food or cook outside on your grill. Don’t bring the grill indoors as this can cause deadly carbon monoxide to build up inside.Long term food storageCanned foods keep for months, but oxygen inside the packaging causes food quality to decline over time. Working with a grant from NASA, food scientists at the University of Georgia are working on a process that squeezes so much oxygen out of food it can retain just-picked quality for years. The idea is to make comfort foods like macaroni and cheese available to astronauts on multi-year journeys to Mars, but it’s also applicable to long-term food storage here on Earth. The researchers have brought oxygen levels down to parts-per-million, but they’re aiming for parts-per-billion. Until then, it’s best to periodically use and replace items in your emergency food supply to keep them fresh.Car kitsWhile most Southerners avoid driving whenever ice and snow threatens, it’s also prudent to store a few supplies in you car. Collect the following items for your vehicle’s emergency supply kit:Ready-to-eat foodsBottled waterBlanketCandles and matchesWhistleHand-crank flashlight and radioWarm clothes and bootsHeavy work glovesToiletry itemsIt’s a good idea to have a similar kit in your work place in case conditions prevent you from getting home.For more information on emergency preparedness, download UGA Extension’s Home Emergency Preparedness Handbook from www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/pubs/hace/HACE-E-86.pdf or visit www.ready.gov/.last_img read more