ROKS Dae Jo Young joins counter-piracy operation off Somalia

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Korean Navy destroyer Dae Jo Young joins counter-piracy operation off Somalia August 25, 2017 Authorities Korean Navy destroyer Dae Jo Young joins counter-piracy operation off Somalia Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Sea Jo Young has joined the European Union-led counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.ROKS Dae Jo Young is a Sun-sin class destroyer and was launched in November 2003. Equipped with the latest military and surveillance technology, she is perfectly suited to counter-piracy operations.The deployment of ROKS Dae Jo Young to operation Atalanta is the third time South Korean Navy is working with EU warships in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.During the last week ROKS Dae Jo Young and EU NAVFOR warships cooperated at sea to integrate communications systems and carry out combined operations at sea.The contribution of a Korean warship to operation Atalanta has been made possible by the EU-Republic of Korea Framework Agreement, which has been in force since December 2016 and foresees the possible participation of Korea in EU crisis management operations.EUNAVFOR’s operation Atalanta deters pirate and terrorist activity in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden and protects World Food Programme (WFP) vessels as they transit close to the Somali coast to deliver aid to Somali ports. View post tag: ROK Navycenter_img View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: ROKS Dae Jo Young View post tag: Op Atalanta Share this articlelast_img read more

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Gov. Holcomb Signs Bill To Create Sexual Harassment Training For Indiana Lawmakers

first_img Holcomb And Rush Unveil Improvements For Executive And Judicial BranchesAt a bill signing for legislation that creates sexual harassment prevention policies for the Indiana General Assembly, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Chief Justice Loretta Rush shared changes to sexual harassment training policies for the state’s executive and judicial branches.“In light of the many recent, high-profile sexual and workplace harassment cases, it makes sense for all branches of government to take a look at their own policies. There’s zero room for harassment of any kind in Indiana’s state government workplaces, and I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished to ensure that message is loud and clear in the legislative, executive and judicial branches,” Gov. Holcomb said.The governor signed House Enrolled Act 1309 in his office today with the bill’s author state Rep. Karen Engleman, Senate sponsors Sen. Jim Buck and Sen. Tim Lanane,  and co-author Rep. Cherrish Pryor. The bill requires annual sexual harassment training for all members of the General Assembly.Following the signing, Holcomb outlined changes to the state’s executive branch harassment prevention policies—all of which will be focused on modernization, increasing the culture of professionalism and civility, and empowering bystanders to speak up if they see something inappropriate. Changes includeRecognizing that organizational culture is set at the top, state agency heads will complete annual training workshops focused on workplace harassment, conduct, and civility.Managers and supervisors at all levels will receive additional sexual harassment training as part of a new program under development by the Indiana State Personnel Department to launch this summer.All state employees are currently required to complete computer-based training on an annual basis and during new employee onboarding. This training module has been updated and will be launched in May.Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush outlined a strengthened Judicial Branch policy focused on civility. Chief Justice Rush explained, “Past sexual harassment training often focused on what behavior was illegal. By emphasizing whether the offensive behavior was illegal, employers appeared to condone harassing behavior if it did not expose them to liability. Training for Judicial Branch employees will make clear our expectation is for an environment free of sexual harassment, intimidation, disrespect, and uncivil behavior.”Changes include:A revamped policy distributed by the Chief Justice to all Supreme Court employees.An online complaint form for employees to more easily report problems immediately.An increased emphasis on civility in all curricula dealing with harassment. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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OCBP Then and Now: National Lifeguard Championships and Masters Swim

first_imgA weekly feature from Ocean City Beach Patrol historian Fred Miller:Ocean City lifeguards (from left) George Becker, Al Reichenbach and T. John Carey won the surfboard rescue event at the National Lifeguard Championships held on the South Carolina Avenue beach in Atlantic City 78 years ago on August 26, 1936,The 35th annual T. John Carey Masters Ocean Swim will be held Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the 34th Street OCBP headquarters. Anyone can enter the one-mile ocean swim. The age groups go from 14-and-under to 75-and-over.Ocean City lifeguard Anthony Czar won this event last summer.This summer, the National Lifeguard Championships will be held in Virginia Beach on August 7 to 9. Ocean City lifeguards will be there.last_img read more

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Podcast: Sourcing sugar – Listen live to Napier Brown’s Peter Hough

first_imgIn a new series of podcasts to discuss the issues impacting the bakery indusry, British Baker’s Patrick McGuigan speaks to Peter Hough, sugar sourcing director at sugar supplier Napier Brown.They talk about the prospect of the EU abolishing sugar quotas, the affect it will have on the market, prices and supply.Bakers have been hit by soaring sugar prices and supply shortages in the past year caused by poor harvests around the world. Earlier this month, the Committee of European Users of Sugar, whose members include some of the EU’s largest confectionery and bakery manufacturers, said that EU sugar supply was at its most critical level since 2005, “causing extreme volatility, instability and disruption to the EU food and drink industry”.The Committee called on the EU to abolish quotas as soon as possible and release at least 550,000 tonnes of out-of-quota sugar onto the domestic EU market by November. It also called for a suspension of the duty on concessionary imports known as the CXL sugar duty. The recently formed European Sugar Refiners’ Association has also called for the duty to be permanently scrapped on raw cane sugar.To listen to this British Baker podcast – please click the link below. If you would like to comment and join the debate then email us at [email protected] or tweet us @BritishBaker.last_img read more

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Notre Dame’s Father Jenkins tests positive for the coronavirus

first_img Previous articleHospitalizations due to COVID-19 trending up in St. Joseph CountyNext articlePresident limited in duties, campaigning, due to positive coronavirus status Tommie Lee WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – October 2, 2020 6 2416 Notre Dame’s Father Jenkins tests positive for the coronavirus WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Google+ Google+ (Photo supplied/University of Notre Dame video capture) The University of Notre Dame reports that school President The Reverend John Jenkins has tested positive for COVID-19.The diagnosis comes less than a week after he was widely criticized for not wearing a mask or social distancing at the announcement of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court at a Rose Garden event in Washington, D.C.Jenkins was self-quarantining after his White House visit, and was tested after he learned that a colleague had tested positive.Jenkins says his symptoms are mild and he will continue to work from home.last_img read more

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Via Cheese fined $10,000 by DEC

first_imgThe Department of Environmental Conservation s Compliance and Enforcement Division today announced that it has formally settled environmental violations involving Via Cheese, LLC. The company is engaged in cheese production, with its principal place of business located in Swanton, Vermont. The settlement includes a $10,000 penalty.        Through the Agency s investigation, it was discovered that Via Cheese, LLC discharged approximately 18 loads of waste whey and process waste water into a manure pit in Alburg. Discharge, record keeping, and reporting for these materials is governed by an Agency-issued indirect discharge permit. This discharge location was not authorized by its indirect discharge permit. Additionally, it inaccurately reported to the Agency in March and April 2009 that it did not discharge any waste during those months. The company also failed to submit monthly reports from May through December 2009 and did not maintain a bound daily wastewater disposal journal for 2009 as required by its permit.The matter came to light as a result of a citizen complaint that was investigated by Environmental Enforcement Officer Ted Cantwell. After his investigation was completed, Via Cheese, LLC was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter. It subsequently began recording its disposal activities.        The settlement was reduced to an Assurance of Discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court. In it, Via Cheese, LLC agreed to submit outstanding monthly reports, maintain the bound daily journal, provide training on its indirect discharge permit to employees and contract waste haulers, analyze and properly dispose of waste materials, and comply with its indirect discharge permit and any subsequent permit or amended permit. It was also agreed that it will pay a civil penalty of $10,000 to the State of Vermont for the violations.        Involved EEO: Ted Cantwell        Involved Program: Wastewater Management Division of the Department of Environmental ConservationSource: DEC. 3.30.2010last_img read more

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Weekend Picks North: BANFF Mountain Film Fest

first_imgThe Shenandoah National Park Trust will be hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Charlottesville, Virginia’s Paramount Theater this Sunday, March 6 and Monday, March 7.This iconic film festival will feature a collection of exhilarating and provocative films that explore life in the mountains. They highlight remote cultures, intense expeditions into exotic landscapes and bring adrenaline packed action sports into sharp focus. The two­ night festival will feature upwards of 20 films, with different offerings each night.One of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrates its 41st year in 2016 by continuing to bring the best action, environmental, and adventure films to audiences in 40 countries across the globe.On Sunday, March 6, doors at the Paramount Theater open at 5:00 pm and the show begins at 6:00. On Monday, March 7, doors open at 6:00 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm.Tickets are $16/night in advance or $18/night at the door and are available at the Paramount Theater Box Office or online. Proceeds benefit conservation, recreation and education programs in Shenandoah National Park.[divider]More Weekend Picks[/divider]last_img read more

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Shazam reveals most searched-for songs of all time

first_imgShazam has recently launched a Discovery Top 50 playlist, which shows the songs being searched for around the world. The UK chart is currently led by I Can’t Remember Love, a smoky piano ballad that features in the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

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Governor Wolf Announces $55 Million in Statewide Investments to Support Business Development and Infrastructure Projects

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 06, 2016 Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today announced investments to support statewide economic development and infrastructure efforts and job creation through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which today approved 94 projects totaling $55,068,228 in funding.“The projects approved today through the Commonwealth Financing Authority will serve as a catalyst for other revitalization efforts,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “These funds will help communities and companies with projects that will improve the lives of Pennsylvania residents and further spur job growth and create new jobs.”At today’s meeting, 94 projects in Allegheny, Armstrong, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Delaware, Franklin, Indiana, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Pike, and Schuylkill counties were approved for funding under Building PA, Local Share Account, and Multimodal Transportation Fund:Building PA (BPA) – Monroe County: $1,688,557 loan to Pocono Mountains Industries (PMI) on behalf of DK Stroudsburg LLC to assist with the modernization of the historic Penn Stroud Hotel, a full-service hotel and restaurant property that has been the centerpiece of the Stroudsburg Borough central business district for more than100 years. This project is expected to create 14 full-time and four part-time jobs over the next three years.Local Share Account (LSA) – Montgomery County: $479,671 in grants to support three LSA projects that encourage redevelopment or revitalization of developed or underdeveloped land, and projects that improve water and wastewater infrastructure related to business development in Montgomery County.Multimodal Transportation Fund – $52.9 million in grants to support 90 Multimodal projects to ensure the availability of safe and reliable transportation.For more information about the CFA, or to view a complete list of CFA-approved projects, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Governor Wolf Announces $55 Million in Statewide Investments to Support Business Development and Infrastructure Projectslast_img read more

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