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GALLERY: Decommissioning of INS Godavari

first_imgAs the sun set on December 23, 2015, the Indian Navy hauled down its ensign from, the historic guided missile frigate, Indian Naval Ship Godavari, for the last time. In a previously announced ceremony at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of Staff, Headquarter Western Naval Command, decommissioned the 32 year old ship. The ceremony was attended by a large number of people including ex-Commanding Officers and crew of the ship, and senior officers of the Western Naval Command.At the time of decommissioning, she was commanded by Commander Vishal Rawal who incidentally also started his career as a Midshipman on the same ship.She was the first of ‘Godavari Class’ guided missile frigates and her sister ships, INS Ganga and INS Gomati, remain in active service.[mappress mapid=”17557″]Images: Indian Navy December 28, 2015 GALLERY: Decommissioning of INS Godavari Back to overview,Home naval-today GALLERY: Decommissioning of INS Godavari Share this articlelast_img read more

Rolling in it

first_imgOxford students shouldn’t have to always moan about decreasing University endowments as they are all benefiting from the most generous financial support in the country, a Cherwell survey shows.£5,100 of Oxford Opportunity Bursaries, £1,100 worth of college grants and a further array of scholarships are up for grabs for the poorest freshers at Oxford.In contrast, students at Manchester University can not claim more than £3,000 worth of grants, whilst UCL offers a yearly bursary of £2,775.Just last week, college accounts were released which showed millions of pounds in losses this year, with LMH, Magdalen and Balliol among the worst affected.Students complained of limits to student privileges, such as St John’s recent decision to cap vacation residence in the college at 21 days. Another claimed that he “currently [has] no lectures this term,” attributing this to University cutbacks.Earlier this term New College Bursar David Palfreyman warned of some “unlucky” colleges who might be unable to replace staff if they were to leave.But one former LMH language student who rusticated last year and took up a place with UCL, told Cherwell that Oxford students complaining of funding cuts should “stop whinging and get a job”.“They’re trying to merge language departments here, which will mean that I might not even get grammar classes next year. I’m paying thousands of pounds for ten hours of contact time,” Robinson said.Manchester University plans to make 400-staff redundancies, while a £10 million budget deficit at Bristol could lead to up to 250 university staff being fired, from caterers to academics.UCL, which now ranks above Oxford in the Times World University List, plans to shed 15% of staff positions, a move that has led leading academics to warn of a decline in teaching standards. KCL has come under fire for removing a number of high-profile academics, or forcing them into retirement.Other universities are also unable to offer the level of student support open to Oxford undergraduates.UCL offers a bursary of £2,775 pounds for students with a household income of £11,900 or less. This is comparable to the £3,225 offered in the Oxford Opportunity Bursary to students with a home income of less than £17,999.However, once household income reaches £16,200, UCL offers students only half of the government grant.Aside from government grants, LSE offers a student support fund for unseen financial difficulties and general student costs.The maximum Bristol bursary is £1230, though there is also a top up of £1100 available, and a potential hardship fund of £2450.Manchester offers various student grants, though no student is allowed to claim more than £3000 a year. On top of the Oxford Opportunity Bursary, those from the lowest income bracket are entitled to £875 to cover the ‘start up’ of University, as well as the option of applying for an additional £1000 top-up later in the year.The Oxford Opportunity Bursary is the most generous in the country without considering extra grants, which could give students a total award of £5,100. Nick Jaques, Magdalen JCR vice-president, said that despite the University’s current economic difficulties, the amounts offered in student support should remain high.“Student welfare is obviously a priority, so it is likely to be one of the last things ‘cut’,” he said.Magdalen was shown to have one of the biggest falls in endowment funds, though the college still gave out £155,000-worth of support grants to 110 undergraduates this year.Univ, the college reporting the highest gain over the period, in the last year handed out £130,000 in Oxford Opportunity Bursaries, £1,000 in Oxford bursaries, £15,000 in ordinary scholarships and, £5,000 in college prizes and £3,000 in book grants.Most colleges still offer free book vouchers to matriculating students, and give cash rewards to those who achieve firsts in collections or mods.“Oxford students want more money? But I thought that was what ‘collections’ were for?” said one London student.last_img read more


first_imgFuneral services have been held for Leon Critides, 90, chemical industry executive and lifelong resident of Hoboken. He passed away peacefully on July 28 at St Mary’s Hospital in Passaic. Leon grew up in Hoboken, where his family owned two restaurants and were widely respected for their hospitality and for serving many a hungry Hoboken resident. His older brother was Dr. Samuel D. Critides, only one of two neurosurgeons that served the residents of Hudson County. Leon volunteered for service in the US Navy during WWII. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1946, he utilized his GI Bill benefits to enroll in Seton Hall University, where he received his BS and Masters in chemistry.During his scholarly pursuits, he taught chemistry at Demarest, Seton Hall Prep, University of Kansas, and Seton Hall University. Leon spent the next 30 years in various executive positions in the chemical industry, was the president of the Sales Association of the Chemical Industry, and a 50 year member of the American Chemical Society. He was a strong supporter of education and often advised family and friends that “You will only get out of school what you are willing to put into it.” Leon continued studying history and biographies throughout his life, and amassed a substantial and diverse collection of books for his library. In addition to his service in WWII, Leon was civic minded and served several terms on the Fairview Board of Education, and on the Hoboken Planning Board. He was a proud member of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion and a member of the Hoboken Post.As a first generation Greek American, he was proud of his Greek heritage and was an active supporter of St. Demetrios Church in Jersey City and the Pontian Society. In 1957, Leon married Kathleen Ann Caulfield of Hoboken and together they raised a family of four children, Mark, David, James, and Ellen in Bernardsville, before returning to Hoboken in 1984.He and his wife spent the next three decades traveling abroad and enjoying all aspects of the revitalized Hoboken, including seeing Kathleen as the 2011 Irish Woman of the Year in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Leon was known for his grace and kindness towards fellow his citizens and local merchants while walking the streets of Hoboken, and a simple willingness to befriend others who encountered him. In addition to his wife of 60 years, Kathleen, and his four children, Leon leaves behind his cherished five Farrell grandchildren, Ciara, Katie, Connor, Sean, and Meghan, and son-in law Gabriel Farrell and daughter-in-law Donna Pezzello Critides. He is also survived by his brother Barry Critides of North Bergen, three sisters-in-laws, and 13 nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Earl F. Bosworth Funeral Home, Hoboken.last_img read more

Retailer deals lead to brighter Sunrise

first_imgSales are up by 14% at Sunrise Bakery as the popularity of Caribbean food continues to grow. The West Midlands-based firm, which makes products such as traditional Caribbean hard dough breads, spiced buns, Bulla cakes and an African bread, has just expanded its business with Asda and Tesco.Celebrating its 45th year in business, the firm also launched a new premium product, Paradise Estates Caribbean Rum Cake, at the recent Rumfest event in London on 15-16 October. “It went down an absolute storm,” said MD Errol Drummond, adding it had already attracted the interest of two major retailers.The company, which began supply locally to businesses in the Black Country, now delivers across the UK, including to almost 300 independents, and has seen sales increase 14% over the past four years.Drummond told British Baker that the firm had just added another two lines to the five it already supplies Tesco, and had also extended its presence in Asda over the past three months.He said the bakery had seen growing demand for Caribbean products in the past few years, and believed food programmes and chefs, such as Levi Roots, had been a real influence on the popularity of these types of foods.Sunrise Bakery supplies own-brand products to 70 Asda stores and 15 Tesco stores.last_img read more

The Revivalists Add Dates To 2018 Summer Tour

first_imgToday, The Revivalists have extended their 2018 summer tour, adding new dates in San Diego, Portland, Nantucket, Hampton Beach, and more. These new dates come in addition to previously announced festival sets at Bonnaroo, BottleRock, and The Peach, and two upcoming hometown performances during New Orleans Jazz Fest.For their new dates, up first for the soulful seven-piece is a performance at San Diego’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on June 3rd. A month later, The Revivalists have added a performance at Portland, Oregon’s Waterfront Blues Festival on July 5th. From there, on July 31st and August 1st, frontman David Shaw and company will hit a two-night stand at Nantucket’s Chicken Box, kicking off an East Coast run with new shows in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire over the next week. For the third year in a row, David Shaw will also be bringing the Big River Get Down to his beloved hometown of Hamilton, Ohio. The Revivalists’ frontman will be hosting the musical event on Saturday, September 8th, along the Great Miami River at the RiversEdge Amphitheater. With The Revivalists leading the show, Shaw has also tapped Samantha Fish, Andy Frasco & The UN, Jennifer Hartswick, Naughty Professor, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and Doc Robinson for the highly anticipated annual event.Tickets for these upcoming shows are available via Tickets Today, with a general on-sale beginning on Friday, April 6th, at 10 a.m. (local). For more information, you can head over to The Revivalists’ website here.THE REVIVALISTS 2018 TOUR DATES:NEW DATES IN BOLD April 11                               St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LiveApril 12                               Orlando, FL @ House of BluesApril 13                               Miami, FL @ The FillmoreApril 14                               Jacksonville, FL @ Florida TheaterApril 18                               Dallas, TX @ House of BluesApril 19                               Houston, TX @ House of BluesApril 20                               Austin, TX @ Stubb’sApril 21                               San Antonio, TX @ Aztec TheatreMay 3                                   New Orleans, LA @ Saenger TheatreMay 5                                   New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 25                                 Reno, NV @ The Plaza at Harrah’s Reno May 26                                 San Francisco, CA @ The MasonicMay 27                                 Napa, CA @ BottleRock 2018 June 3                                San Diego, CA @ Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon June 8                                   Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts FestivalJune 9                                   Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium June 10                                 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater June 14                                 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater June 15                                 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union AmphitheaterJune 16                                 Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center July 5                                 Portland, OR  @ Waterfront Blues Festival at Waterfront Park July 20                                   Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival July 31                                  Nantucket, MA @ Chicken Box August 1                             Nantucket, MA @ Chicken BoxAugust 3                            Lowell, MA @ Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House ParkAugust 4                            Freeport, ME @ LL Bean Discovery Park August 5                            Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino August 17                              Portsmouth, VA @ Union Bank & Trust Pavilion August 18                             Cockeysville, MD @ Hot August Music Festival August 19                             Vienna, VA @ Wolf TrapSeptember 8                   Hamilton, OH @ Big River Get Down at RiversEdge AmphitheatreSeptember 13                      Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks AmphitheatreView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

HSV Swift Arrives In Panama For SPS 2010

first_imgBy Dialogo May 26, 2010 High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Balboa-Rodman, Panama, May 22, to kick off the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010 visit to the Central American nation. SPS is a deployment of various specialty platforms in the Caribbean and Latin America, with the primary goal of information sharing with navies, coast guards, and civilian services throughout the region. “This visit to Panama and the other nations we’ll visit during this deployment are opportunities for us to foster friendly, mutual cooperation and understanding by coming together to enhance regional maritime security,” said Capt. Kurt Hedberg, mission commander of SPS 2010. “I look forward to getting to know and learning from the people of Panama through our subject matter expert exchanges over the next few weeks.” While deployed in support of SPS 2010, Swift will visit various countries in the Caribbean island nations, Central and South America over the upcoming months. During the ship’s stay in Panama, the crew will meet and exchange professional knowledge with the region’s civil and maritime services. “The U.S. Navy and USSOUTHCOM are committed to this type of lasting partnership,” said Hedberg. “SPS 2010 gives all of us a chance to exchange ideas, mission-focused knowledge and expertise to improve capabilities in key mission areas. This sort of multinational cooperation is vital to successful maritime operations in the future.” Some of the topics to be discussed during the visit are port security, personal security, junior and senior enlisted leadership principles, outboard motor maintenance, maintenance management and small boat operations. The U.S. Marine Corps also has an eight-man mobile training team on board Swift to participate in the exchanges. The team will provide instruction on combat military operations, check-point security, human rights, land navigation, small unit tactics and several other related areas. This is the fourth SPS deployment in the region and the vision is to continue this effort to maintain a persistent presence in the region as a way to further enhance strong relationships. The ship’s crew is operated and navigated by 17 civilian contract mariners working for a private company under charter to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.last_img read more

‘Mudik’ travelers barred from returning to Jakarta without permits

first_imgNational Police traffic corps operational head Sr. Comr. Benyamin said the regulation would apply even to those with Jakarta ID cards.Read also: Jokowi deploys TNI, police to enforce ‘new normal’In accordance with Gubernatorial Decree No. 47/2020 on travel limitations out of and into Greater Jakarta, train operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) is also requiring passengers to obtain an SIKM to board trains headed toward the region. “All train passengers leaving from or going to Jakarta, including those who have already obtained tickets, must get a Jakarta Exit and Entry Permit,” PT KAI wrote on its official Twitter account @KAI121 on Monday. Any passengers who do not meet the requirements will be prevented from continuing the trip. “Tickets can be canceled and refunded 100 percent,” the company added. (aly)Topics : The National Police are tightening security at all mudik (exodus) checkpoints to monitor post-Idul Fitri traffic. They say they will not allow people who have left Jakarta to return without an Exit and Entry Permit (SIKM).“People wishing to enter Jakarta are required to obtain a permit from the Jakarta administration and the police. Otherwise, they will be told to turn back,” National Police traffic corps head Insp. Gen. Istiono said on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.Previously, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan issued a decree barring Jakarta residents from leaving Greater Jakarta without an SIKM to curb the transmission of COVID-19.last_img read more

A palatial home on the Sunshine Coast hinterland was the most popular Queensland listing this week

first_img566 Reesville Rd, Maleny.A PALATIAL home on the Sunshine Coast hinterland was the most popular Queensland listing on realestate.com.au this week.The home at 566 Reesville Rd, Reesvville has five bedrooms and is for sale through expressions of interest closing December 15. 566 Reesville Rd, Maleny.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by On the bottom level is a eat-in wine cellar for 12 people, a large cinema and a separate kitchenette, lounge, gym and outdoor terrace.The main bedroom is on the bottom level, while on the top floor are three bedrooms a central kitchen and a dining room with a Bohemian crystal chandelier. 60 Reinhold Crescent, ChermsideThe main bathroom has a bathtub and a shower. It is listed through Chris Winkler and Tristan Rowland of Place Aspley.Currumbin was home to the third most viewed home on realestate.com.au this week.The house at 23 Bronhill St 23 Bronhill St, Currumbin Waters. Picture: realestate.com.auis listed for interest above $669,000. It is in cul-de-sac and is in an elevated position. The kitchen has Quantum Quartz granite benchtops and there is a large outdoor covered entertainment area.It is listed through Laura Robinson of Ray White — Elanora.center_img 566 Reesville Rd, Maleny.The acreage property, known as Magnolia is large enough for cattle and horses.The home has views across the valley from floor to ceiling glass panels. There are electronic curtains, Turkish stone floors, Italian handmade tiling, underfloor heating throughout bathrooms and state-of-the-art electronics. 566 Reesville Rd, Maleny.There is a swimming pool and spa and an alfresco dining room plus an outside cinema/lounge room with an open fireplace and bathroom.The second most viewed property on realestate.com.au was a house at 60 Reinhold Cres, Chermside. The five-bedroom home is across two levels. The main bedroom has a walk-in-robe, north facing veranda, and an ensuite.last_img read more

Why the National Party is taking on Wicked Campers over its offensive designs

first_imgStuff co.nz 30 March 2016Family First Comment: “University of Otago political scientist Bryce Edwards says the outcry over Wicked Campers is unique, in that it has united Kiwis with very different political beliefs. Conservatives are upset about the “lewd and rather non-family-friendly messages out there in the community”, while liberals are concerned by the misogynistic and sexist jokes on the Wicked vehicles. “That is quite interesting – normally you don’t have the likes of Family First in sync with feminists and other liberal activists.” Edwards says National’s campaign against Wicked could help to boost the party’s modern image, showing it standing up against “old-fashioned” attitudes and “beyond the pale” humour.”Or…. maybe we’re just giving the politicians some backbone!!Wicked Campers isn’t short of enemies at the moment, but their most powerful opponent is undoubtedly the Government.The campervan rental company’s offensive paint jobs have caught the eye of National MPs and ministers, who are working together to put an end to the explicit images and slogans.The party’s politicians have taken to the airwaves to decry Wicked, while exploring how local council bylaws, the chief censor’s office and even credit card guidelines could be used to stop the company from offending Kiwis.So what’s in it for National, and why have they taken such a strong stance?University of Otago political scientist Bryce Edwards says the outcry over Wicked Campers is unique, in that it has united Kiwis with very different political beliefs.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/78369900/why-the-national-party-is-taking-on-wicked-campers-over-its-offensive-designslast_img read more

Much to see, enjoy in Fan Zone during week of Super Nationals

first_imgNu­merous events will be held at the Fan Zone, located south of the main grandstands, each day of America’s Racin’ Vacation Sept. 2-7.  Qualifiers from Thursday features for Modifieds and Stock Cars take their turns in the Fan Zone starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. BOONE, Iowa – There’s much to see and plenty to enjoy at the Fan Zone through­out the week of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  Monday’s Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod qualifying feature winners sign autographs at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Drivers in the two divisions winning qualifiers Tuesday evening sign autographs during an­other 6 p.m. session on Wednesday, Sept. 4.  Card games to determine the starting grid for Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock race of champi­ons events will be held at approximately 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, on Wednesday  Top four finish­ers from Wednesday’s Modified and Stock Car qualifiers Rochambeau for starting positions and sign autographs starting at 4 p.m.  and 6 p.m., respectively on Thursday, Sept. 5. Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions and Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions card games are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Friday’s Stock Car and Modified qualifiers sign autographs at that same time. The Modified drivers starting that even­ing’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational will sign autographs in the Fan Zone beginning at approximately 7 p.m. The Casey’s General Store redraw for starts in the front six rows of the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event will be held at approximately 7 p.m. on Monday.last_img read more