US Navy Vessels, Coalition Ships Depart Norfolk

first_img June 13, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: ships View post tag: coalition View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: Depart View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Vessels, Coalition Ships Depart Norfolk Operation Sail (OpSail) 2012 in Norfolk, Va. came to a close June 12 as U.S. Navy vessels and coalition ships departed for their next port of call in Baltimore, where they will participate in Bicentennial of the War of 1812 commemoration taking place there June 11-19.Retired Rev. David LaSalle offered a centuries-old Blessing of the Fleet to safeguard ships and crews as they returned to sea.“The blessing of the fleet is a very ancient ceremony,” LaSalle said. “In the Roman days they carried their gods on board. When we became Christians, it translated into a Christian service.”From June 1-12, the Port of Virginia hosted OpSail 2012 and the Commemoration of the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner. In attendance were tall ships and navy and military warships representing many countries from around the world. The 12-day celebration was held in conjunction with Norfolk’s annual Harborfest and hosted events all around the Hampton Roads area.“All of the sailors were just so interesting and their countries were so diverse,” said Barbara DeFelice who was visiting the area from Pittsburgh. “It was just so worthwhile. I’m so glad we came.”As the ships departed, LaSalle blessed each one by name.“Protect them from the perils of the deep,” LaSalle prayed. “May they have fair winds and following seas as they leave our port of Norfolk, in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”LaSalle then ceremoniously sprinkled holy water with a cedar branch for the ships.“The blessing is to remind us to keep our seafarers protected,” said LaSalle. “Cedars are very strong trees that have to be able to survive in a very hostile climate, so it’s a symbol of strength, and the holy water is a symbol of God’s blessing upon all humankind.”Spectators watched as the ships departed one by one and turned north toward their next destination in Baltimore.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 13, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: vessels US Navy Vessels, Coalition Ships Depart Norfolk Share this articlelast_img read more

Visiting Assistant Professor – Architectural History – (ADJ000368)

first_imgVisiting Assistant Professor: History and Theory of Architectureand DesignJob Schedule: Full-timeVisiting Assistant Professor – Architectural HistoryDescription:The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at theUniversity of Houston seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in theHistory and Theory of Architecture and Design for the 2020-2021academic year.The teaching load for this position will be 2/2, including bothlower-division surveys in the global history of architecture anddesign from antiquity to the early modern period (pre-1750),drawing on the candidate’s broad areas of expertise, andspecialized upper-division courses of the candidate’s design. Weseek a design historian who can teach a range of classes, which mayencompass any of the following, according to the candidate’sspecialty: Global History of the Built Environment, History andTheory of Design Media, Islamic Architecture and Urbanism, LatinAmerican Architecture and Urbanism, African and African DiasporaArchitecture and Urbanism, Asian Architecture and Urbanism,American Architecture and Urbanism, and/or Special Topics in thecandidate’s area of specialty.Priority Deadline:March 23, 2020All applications should include:Cover letter and CVOne example of published workTitles and brief descriptions of 2-3 courses the candidate couldoffer, including an undergraduate survey in the global history ofarchitecture and design from antiquity to the early modern period(pre-1750).Contact information for 3 references including phone number andemail address.Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Architectural History andsome teaching experience at the college level. ABD candidates withteaching experience at the college level will also beconsidered.Notes to Applicant:Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment andwill be requested upon selection of the final candidate. Allpositions at the university are security sensitive and will requirea criminal history check.For further information or questions please contact Michael Kubo,Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for History, Theory,and Criticism at [email protected] position carries full benefits. Application review will beginMarch 23, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Thesuccessful applicant is expected to start in mid-August 2020.For more information about the Gerald D. Hines College ofArchitecture and Design, please visit: www.arch.uh.edu.The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars. The University of Houston is responsive tothe needs of dual career couples.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Individuals from historically underrepresentedgroups, including persons of color, women, persons withdisabilities, and protected veterans, are encouraged toapply.Qualifications :Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Architectural History andsome teaching experience at the college level. ABD candidates withteaching experience at the college level will also beconsidered.Notes to Applicant: All applications should include: Coverletter and CV One example of published work Titles and briefdescriptions of 2-3 courses the candidate could offer, including anundergraduate survey in the global history of architecture anddesign from antiquity to the early modern period (pre-1750).Contact information for 3 references including phone number andemail address. Thank you for your interest in afaculty position at the University of Houston. Please know that theUniversity has implemented a temporary pause on all facultyrecruitment activity. We are currently not accepting any newapplications.last_img read more

The Bread Factory comes under one roof

first_imgWholesale bakery The Bread Factory has opened its new 18,000sq ft bakery, after a year of planning and six months of building. The company, which won British Baker’s Speciality Bread Award in 2005 (sponsored by Tesco), has moved its three bakeries from Stanmore and Park Royal in London to one Hendon plant. Trading director Tom Molnar said the £1.5 million investment had allowed the company to bring all its talented bakers together, to share expertise and create new products.The Bread Factory has been baking breads and morning goods for over 15 years. It currently offers a range of 300 products, including British, French, Italian, sourdough breads, bread rolls, specility baps, sandwich loaves and morning goods. Its client list includes first-class hotels and high-end retailers.The firm, owned by Ran Avidan and Tom Molnar. both formerly of management consultancy McKinsey & CO., and Gail Stephens, founder of The Bread Factory and Baker & Spice, has 90 employees, including 40 bakers.last_img read more

BSB golf day returns to Belfry course

first_imgThe British Society of Baking’s (BSB) annual golf day will be held at the world-famous Belfry on Tuesday 28 April, teeing off at 1.30pm in a shotgun start. As last year, it will be played over the Brabazon course.The day costs £125 per person and includes coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, a token for the driving range, 18 holes of golf, a three-course dinner, prize-giving and entertainment with an after-dinner speaker. The BSB has been offered a deal for accommodation on the Monday evening at £139 per person B&B. Golfers who want to book a room can contact the Belfry direct, mentioning the BSB.For a place, contact Keith Houliston on 07885 652039.last_img

News story: International Driving Permits (IDPs) – the facts

first_imgIDPs are already needed if you plan to drive in many countries outside the EU or European Economic Area (EEA) countries.You only need an IDP if you are definitely going to travel abroad.If the UK leaves the EU without a deal IDPs may also be required to drive in EU or EEA countries.There are three different types of IDP in use. You may need more than one IDP depending on which countries you are visiting.Find out if you need IDPs for your journey – and if so which types – by checking the latest information or from the Post Office.There is no requirement for UK licence holders visiting EU or EEA countries to undertake any additional test to drive after the UK leaves the EU.IDPs cost £5.50 and can be obtained over the counter at 2,500 Post Offices around the UK.last_img

H1 sales up by 46% at Finsbury

first_imgFinsbury Food Group, the UK bakery group, has seen its total company sales increase by 46% to £156.6m in its first half.The AIM-listed company, updating the market on its trading to 26 December, said that like-for-like sales (LFLs) grew by 7.4%. Its UK bakery division also advanced by 6.1% on a like for like basis and the overseas division, its 50% owned European business, grew by 18.8%, added Finsbury.The company also pledged to continue to invest through both capital expenditure and investment in its people, to ensure that it is “well equipped to deliver growth and improved shareholder value over the coming years,” despite, “consumer markets remain challenging”.John Duffy, chief executive of Finsbury Food Group, said: “Performance in the period has been strong, for both the group as a whole and also, importantly, on a like for like basis.“We continue to operate in an environment with external pressures, however through the group’s leading position in the market, its diversified product and customer base, and its ongoing investment in the business, we are confident that we can continue to drive growth and deliver value for our shareholders.”The prior acquisitions of Fletchers in October 2014 and Johnstone’s in June 2015 are now fully integrated and “performing strongly”, added the company.National interestsFinsbury has manufacturing sites in Cardiff, Hamilton, East Kilbride, Salisbury, Sheffield, London and Manchester and earlier this month it was revealed the company had won a license for the new Ghostbusters film which is released later this year.In its last financial year Finsbury saw its pre-tax profits soar by 76% to £11.4m, in part bolstered by acquisitions.last_img read more

A strong, new voice

first_imgA little less than a year ago, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai lay in a Pakistan hospital struggling to survive after being shot in the head by Taliban insurgents — simply for trying to get an education. Last Friday, the demure teen, wearing a plain white gown with a rose-colored scarf covering her head, stood before a crowd of nearly 1,000 at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre receiving one standing ovation after another throughout the evening.“We are here to find a solution and it’s simple: education, education, education,” Yousafzai, now 16, told the audience as she made a plea for peace, education, and equality in her country and around the world.“A war can never be ended by a war,” Yousafzai said. “You can only fight wars with education.“Instead of sending guns, send pens,” she said. “Instead of sending tanks, send books. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.”Yousafzai was in Cambridge to receive the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award from the Harvard Foundation, which each year honors an individual whose work promotes equality, racial harmony, and peace. Previous recipients have included Elie Wiesel, Desmond Tutu, and Kofi Annan.“This impressive young woman has touched many throughout the world,” S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation and Harvard Medical School (HMS) clinical professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, said as he presented the award. He called Yousafzai “a refreshing new voice on the world stage.”Yousafzai’s voice was nearly silenced after she drew the ire of Taliban insurgents who, in 2007, made a push for control of the Swat Valley of northern Pakistan where she lived.Police and government officials were gunned down and schools were bombed. Young girls such as Yousafzai lived in fear for their lives every day they attended school.“They used to slaughter two to three innocent people every night,” Yousafzai said.“We had to hide our books under our shawls to pretend we weren’t students … they were afraid of the power of education,” she said.Eventually, a cease-fire was reached, but Yousafzai’s family was never out of danger; their outspoken anti-Taliban views, coupled with a blog Yousafzai wrote for BBC Urdu­­ about life under Taliban oppression, made all of them targets. On Oct. 9, 2012, gunmen shot Yousafzai in the head as she rode home from school on a bus. The attack garnered worldwide attention.While in a coma, Yousafzai was flown to a hospital in Birmingham, England. When she recovered, her commitment and voice were stronger than ever. Pakistan’s former President Asif Ali Zardari honored her courage by announcing the formation of a $10 million education fund in her name.“They found we did not keep silent. We raised our voices for the rights of education,” Yousafzai said. “When no one speaks, then even one voice becomes powerful.”The benefits of education for girls in developing nations has been underscored by a World Bank study that showed improvements to economic productivity and decreases in child mortality rates when girls are allowed to go to school, said Paula Johnson, HMS professor of medicine and executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who also spoke at the award ceremony.“Education and health are totally intertwined,” Johnson said. “Malala, our work at Harvard is inspired by you.”Malala Yousafzai, who was joined by Harvard President Drew Faust in front of Massachusetts Hall, addressed a group gathered in Harvard Yard prior to attending the awards ceremony at Sanders Theatre. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerJohnson’s remarks echoed those of Harvard President Drew Faust, who praised Yousafzai’s efforts at a meeting in Harvard Yard before the ceremony.“We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world,” Faust said.Yousafzai was accompanied to the Harvard Foundation ceremony by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who also received a standing ovation, and by one of the neurosurgeons who saved her life, M. Junaid Khan, a colonel in the Pakistani military. HMS Dean Jeffrey S. Flier recognized Khan with an award of appreciation for the pivotal role he had played in Yousafzai’s care.“It is because of your expertise as a medical doctor and surgeon that Malala is able to continue to share her vision of equal opportunity in education with the world and, today, with all of us here at Harvard University,” Flier said. “We are all the richer for the work each of you has done and continues to do.”Yousafzai said she has a dream of a “bright future” for children in “suffering countries,” such as Syria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. In many places, she said, children have “no access to food and clean water, and they are starving for education.”Yousafzai said she will continue to call for equal educational rights for “every boy and every girl.”“We are going to be the future,” she told the theater packed with college students. “Let us make today’s dreams tomorrow’s realities.”last_img read more

Walmart To Offer Part-Time Jobs In Wake Of Coronavirus Outbreak

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Covid19 crises have given another thrust to the rise of Part-time employment as millions of people have lost the jobs and employers are also reluctant to hire permanent employees because of uncertainties lies ahead because of the corona crisis. WNYNewsNow Stock Image.LAKEWOOD – With many people temporarily losing jobs due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Walmart is offering part-time jobs to help people during the crisis.  The Lakewood Walmart posted the following statement on its Facebook page Wednesday morning: “Your Lakewood Walmart understands that these are difficult times for some and concerning times for all. As we have heard there are several business laying off workers in wake of these challenges.”The statement continues, “We are looking to hire some of these folks as temps to help them through these difficult times and offer them a consistent paycheck until they are able to return to their jobs.”The statement also said that they are working to quicken the process in some cases, as some can begin work on the same day as their interview. Walmart told people that they have options. Those interested in a job can apply at careers.walmart.com.last_img read more

Check Out the Hamilton Cast’s White House Visit

first_img Lin-Manuel Miranda Star Files Related Shows View Comments Hamiltoncenter_img Lin-Manuel Miranda and President of the United States Barack Obama from $149.00 Having already conquered the Great White Way, the cast of Hamilton heads to the White House on March 14. First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and more as they drop knowledge in a student workshop, host a Q&A and perform musical selections from the smash hit. Wish you were in the room where it’s all happening? See Broadway.com’s story, which we will be updating throughout the day, below![View the story “#Bam4Ham ” on Storify]last_img

LIRR Train Hits, Kills Woman in Syosset

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman was fatally struck by a westbound Long Island Rail Road train in Syosset during the Wednesday evening rush hour commute.The victim was hit by a non-passenger train at the Robbins Lane crossing at about 4:30 p.m., according to the MTA.Several trains were canceled or delayed on the Huntington and Port Jefferson branches while investigators were on the scene.MTA Police are continuing the investigation into the cause of the incident.last_img