Russian Naval Vessel Makes Courtesy Call to Cork

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russian Naval Vessel Makes Courtesy Call to Cork Share this article View post tag: call View post tag: makes View post tag: Euroasia View post tag: Courtesy August 31, 2012 View post tag: News by topiccenter_img The Russian Naval Vessel “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” is paying a courtesy call to Cork and will be berthed at the Port of Cork Cruise Terminal in Cobh from Thursday, 30 August until 19:00hrs on Sunday, 2 September 2012.The vessel will be open to the public on Saturday, 1 September from 10:00 – 12:00hrs and from 15:00 – 17:00hrs. She will be open to the public again on Sunday, 2 September from 10:00 – 11:30hrs.[mappress]Press Release, August 31, 2012; Image: Mil View post tag: Cork View post tag: Naval View post tag: Russian View post tag: vessel Russian Naval Vessel Makes Courtesy Call to Corklast_img read more

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Cape Assist Appeals to Local Lawmakers to Consider the Impact of Possible Legalization of…

first_imgCape Assist & the Cape May County Healthy Community Coalition sent out an urgent appeal to local legislators and stakeholders to consider a number of local regulations that can be put in place should marijuana become legalized for recreational use. The letter was sent to the Senator, Assemblymen, Freeholders, Mayors, Council members, Chiefs of Police, Business Administrators, Prosecutor, Chamber of Commerce members, and Zoning Board members of each municipality in Cape May County.“Cape Assist is dedicated to preventing substance abuse and promoting health & wellness in our communities,” said Cape Assist Executive Director, Katie Faldetta, “We know that legalizing recreational marijuana in other states has led to an increase in traffic fatalities, hospital admissions for marijuana ingestion and an increase in youth drug use. The letters sent urge our fellow community members to have a conversation about what they want for their town. We want every municipality to discuss the potential ramifications of marijuana legalization for recreational use in their town and decide what is right for their community.”The letter urges policy makers to consider the impact on communities and provides suggestions for policies and ordinances on a local level that could help prevent or reduce harm if recreational marijuana becomes legal in NJ. These suggestions include a moratorium on retail marijuana establishments, zoning restrictions, and many other regulations and ideas borrowed from local governments of other states where marijuana has been legalized.“We understand the complexity of the issue and the financial appeal, however, our concern is to reduce the harmful impact and prevent youth and problem use of cannabis in our communities,” said Natalia Wilber, CMC Healthy Community Coalition Coordinator, “We care about the health and welfare of our county and its residents and would like to let them and legislators know that they can reach out to us at any time regarding research, raising awareness, training and any other questions about the issue of recreational marijuana and other drugs”.If you would like to express your concerns, please contact your local elected officials. For more information, contact Cape Assist at (609) 522-5960, visit capeassist.org or like us on Facebook.The Cape May County Healthy Community Coalition is a community-based initiative of Cape Assist.The Cape Assist organization is a non-profit agency, dedicated to servicing Cape May County for over 30 years. Cape Assist promotes health and wellness in the community, implementing research-based services to seniors, schools, businesses, and organizations, all structured to enrich families and build healthy communities. 609-522-5960. www.capeassist.org 3819 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260last_img read more

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Ryan Adams Pleads To Give Weather Forecast On Denver7 News In Cartoon Music Video

first_img[Video: Denver7 – The Denver Channel] Tomorrow, June 14th, Ryan Adams will play the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. However, ahead of this special performance, Adams will be in Denver tonight, June 13th, where he’ll fulfill his “dream to do a forecast” and give the weather forecast live at 5 p.m. on ABC’s Denver7 News.In order to lobby Denver7 to allow for his special meteorological cameo, Adams released a heartfelt new song titled “Denver7 (Piece of Heaven)” on Monday. The song, which came with a ridiculous cartoon music video, serves as a cheesy ode to the Mile High City and a hilarious plea to Denver7 to let him do the weather segment.After the pleasantries opening the song, Adams gets distinctly more pragmatic, explaining the outfit he’d wear during the segment (his Batman shirt and a flannel). The song also notes that “Shannon” from the Ogden Theatre got her wish for him to do the song to promote his potential appearance, and that he should be granted the honor of doing the weather segment. Happily, it looks like Ryan Adams thoughtful tune/cartoon was successful, as he will be doing the weather segment tonight for Denver locals. As “Denver7 (Piece of Heaven)” notes, “What could possibly go wrong?”Tune in tonight at 5 p.m. on ABC’s Denver7 News, and catch Ryan Adams tomorrow at Red Rocks.last_img read more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song” At Egyptian Pyramids [Watch]

first_imgOn Friday, Red Hot Chili Peppers joined the short list of musical acts to perform in the shadows of the ancient Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.In the theme of the evening’s historic show, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer emerged onstage to open up the encore with a a solo piano rendition of Radiohead‘s “Pyramid Song” before his bandmates rejoined to close out the show with “Goodbye Angels” and “Give It Away”.It’s important to note that RHCP and Radiohead worlds have collided in the past. In 2013, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke formed a supergroup—Atoms For Peace—which included Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, Beck drummer Joey Waronker, and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, who is also a member of Yorke’s touring band. Yorke’s December performance at Los Angeles, CA’s Orpheum Theatre presented the perfect opportunity to reunite the short-lived all-star band. After teasing the possible reunion midway through his set with the tune “Amok”, Yorke invited Flea and Waronker to assist on the second song of his encore, “Atoms For Peace”.Prior to Friday’s show, Flea shared his thoughts on the gig. He explained,Before each new place my body tingled with excitement, a yearning for a new mystery to unfold, a fascination with a new culture, the possibility of new friends, tasting new food, smelling new tastes, absorbing new rhythms. Learning. Learning. Learning. It is happening again right now, my heart is abuzz with joy at the prospect of performing in Egypt. I’m so grateful and humbled for the impending experience.Check out Red Hot Chili Peppers’ cover of “Pyramid Song” at the 2:00:00-mark of the video below:[Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers]For a full list of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Red Hot Chili Peppers | The Pyramids | Giza, Egypt | 3/15/2019Set: Intro Jam, Can’t Stop, Fortune Faded, The Zephyr Song, Dani California, Dark Necessities, Hey, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Right on Time, Snow ((Hey Oh)), Pea, Californication, Go Robot, Don’t Forget Me, Higher Ground, Under the Bridge, By the WayEncore: Pyramid Song, Goodbye Angels, Give It Away[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Quail Sausage

first_imgSausage is traditionally made from pork, but a University of Georgia research team recently developed a breakfast link-style sausage made from lean quail meat.The new product was created in response to a need in the Georgia food industry. “About two years ago, we were approached by a quail meat processor for help in creating a product from quality quail breast meat trimmings,” said Anand Mohan, a food scientist in the Department of Food Science and Technology in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “A lot of (quail) breast meat trimmings go to waste, and they don’t know how to use it.”Mohan turned the request into a project for then-CAES undergraduate student Carla Reed, who was eager to accept the product development challenge. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Tucker, Georgia, Reed made the decision to return to college after working in the food industry for a few months.“I wanted to open my own restaurant, so I returned to school and UGA has the only food science program in Georgia,” she said. “I wanted to learn the science behind the food and I definitely got to do that through projects like this quail sausage.”In the past, meat processors attempted adding pork and beef fat to ground quail meat, but the resulting sausage “just didn’t taste good,” Mohan said. The UGA team’s challenge was to use quail meat trimmings, without adding another meat source, to create a product that tastes good and is accepted by consumers.After six months of trial and error and a number of different recipes, Reed created a maple-flavored quail link sausage developed specifically to appeal to children.“I had never even tried chicken sausage when we began working on the quail sausage project,” she said. “But I do remember loving maple-flavored pork sausage when I was a child.” Quail meat is naturally lean, so the UGA group fortified it with plant protein. The protein flour also increased the sausage’s fiber content. “We wanted to make the sausage more juicy and tasty, as well as packed with extra nutrition for children,” Mohan said. “It has almost 21 percent protein, 0.5 percent fiber, too, and it has a lot of minerals in it.”Most sausage products are high in fat, but quail meat does not contain lot of fat, he said. “You cannot develop a sausage without fat. However, we were able to develop a tasty product that does not have any added animal fat,” he said.With just 3 percent fat, the quail sausage is leaner than most sausages on the market, but Mohan says that the UGA-created quail sausage recipe still tastes amazingly like pork sausage. “I think it tastes more similar to pork. It doesn’t taste like chicken sausage at all,” he said.The quail sausage links created at UGA are recommended for children as well as adults in U.S. markets. The small size of the link and the maple flavoring led the team to make a connection to the children’s market. “In the end, we were able to produce a maple-flavored sausage that was rated as good as a standard sausage by the UGA students and workers we used as a taste panel,” Mohan said. “And we compared our quality sausage to one of the best chicken sausage products produced in the market.” The quail sausage links received high marks for “flavor, aroma and bite” by sensory panelists during taste tests at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Russell Research Center in Athens, Georgia, Mohan said.The second phase of the quail sausage study will determine if the product would be accepted in the marketplace.Reed, now a food technologist at Albertville Quality Foods in Albertville, Alabama, hopes the quail sausage product makes it into grocery stores and eventually lands on consumers’ tables, but she knows the odds are against it. “I’ve worked on several projects that have been approved and commercialized, but the fact is that less than half of new products launched are successful,” she said. “It’s a good product for parents who are health conscious. It is a lower-fat alternative to high-fat sausage patties and links, and it would be perfect for those who are allergic to soy protein.”last_img read more

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Ecuador Wants to “De – narcotize” the Relationship with the United Stated

first_imgBy Dialogo June 12, 2009 Washington, June 11 (EFE).- Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Fander Falconí stated today that Ecuador wants to strengthen the relationship with the United Status and cooperate not only in the fight against drug trafficking, but in other aspects as well, such as immigration. In a conference in Washington, the minister found it “necessary” to “de narcotize” the bilateral relations and embrace the opportunities offered by “a new international context” in Latin America and the United States to plan a new cooperation design. Falconí is currently visiting Washington, were he is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday, to lay the foundation for a new “positive renovation” with the United States.” The Head of Diplomacy said that “the door has been opened,” after the meeting of US President Barack Obama and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa at the Summit of the Americas held in Trinidad and Tobago, and subsequent meeting of Correa and Clinton. Ecuador has expressed its intention to maintain “a stable relationship of mutual benefit and cooperation with the United States,” he said, and added that the message he is to deliver to Clinton is to “move forward in a constructive way regarding the bilateral relations.” In a conference at “Diálogo Interamericano” where Falconí participated along with the Minister of Internal Security, Miguel Carvajal, he remarked that the battle against drug trafficking and the cooperation in the field of security are “extremely important” for both countries; however, he added, “these are not the only issues.” “We believe it is necessary to de -narcotize the bilateral relations and (…) to formulate a new and broader integration plan,” Falconí said, referring to such issues as immigration and commerce. He also emphasized the importance of taking all aspects of human mobility into account and designing joint protocols in the international context. Speaking about trade, he referred to the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), by which the United States compensate Andean countries for their commitment to the fight against drug trafficking and insisted that both countries could benefit from “a wider vision.” The Minister stated that the model proposed by Ecuador to the European Union based on a Treaty for Development Cooperation could also include the U.S. He explained that this proposal is based on “mutually beneficial relations, not on a conservative and traditional free trade agreement. It encourages political dialogue and cooperation in trade.” He stated he considered this “essential” to “help destroy the asymmetries” that exist in the country, and could help to “fight inequalities, strengthen commerce and provide possibilities for new participants to enter the marketplace.” Ecuador has always been an economy open to exports, and now there is an intention of diversifying its products and attracting more direct foreign investment “to promote sustainable development in accordance with the national policy of development,” he said. Falconí insists that this is the moment to establish new relationships “characterized by mutual respect and consideration.” He also highlighted the “bilateral possibilities offered by a different plan of cooperation in the new international geopolitical context which Latin America and the United States are experiencing.” Carvajal in his turn added that Ecuador was willing to continue cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking, and tated that new programs were designed together with the United States that would be launched in the following 30 days.last_img read more

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Millennials, mobile channels & the future of financial marketing

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An international study of Millennial attitudes towards banking and online banking services points towards the important changes banks and credit unions must make when targeting this critical consumer segment.Saying that Millennials love their tablets and smartphones should hardly come as a surprise. But the extent to which they will transform the marketing landscape in the banking industry should not be underestimated.Research conducted by Gemalto, an international provider of mobile banking solutions, found that only 3% of Millennial consumers had neither a smartphone or tablet device; 92% own smartphones, 43% own a tablet — 38% own both. 70% of Millennials spend two hours or more every day on their mobile device, with over a third (37.7%) spending more than five hours.In a report titled “Generation mBanking” that summarizes Gemalto’s research findings, over a quarter (27%) of young people say they have never visited their branch and only 14% say they prefer doing their banking in person. This is in stark contrast to 82% of those ages 18-60 in the US who say they’ve spoken to a teller or a bank employee at a bank branch in the past 12 months. continue reading »last_img read more

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Embrace the future of work

first_imgThe credit union workplace is undergoing a dramatic transformation with the COVID-19 pandemic. This is undeniably a crisis, but it’s also an opportunity to hit the reset button on workplaces and policies that haven’t kept up and embrace the future of work to come out of this stronger than before. It’s an opportunity to become a workplace leader, attracting, engaging, and retaining the best talent.  Before the pandemic, way back in 2019, remote work was one of the most popular perks that job seekers would ask for. A survey by the tech recruiting firm Dice even put it as THE most important perk, tied with healthcare. Many firms resisted this change, worried about whether or not they could trust employees or monitor performance. Fast forward to today and pretty much every organization has a remote workforce, with a few starting to dip their toes into a partial reopening. Now that we’re several months deep into a remote working experiment, were the fears about remote work justified? Not at all. A survey by PWC this summer showed that 71% of workers were as productive or more productive during the lockdown than they were in the office. The same survey given to their employers put productivity even higher! And 89% of employers projected that many or most of their employees would work from home at least one day a week after the end of the pandemic. The results of this working from home experience are overwhelmingly positive so far. They also show that the office isn’t dead, but rather it needs to change to reflect both a greater trust in employees and the changing nature of work. Traditionally, office staff have performed routine, repetitive tasks, and this is what the workplace was optimized for. But with the technological revolution and our advancement into the information age, work has shifted towards more complex, project-based work involving collaboration across teams. Workplaces haven’t kept up with this evolution, and the productivity boost of working from home is just one indicator of this. In our recent workplace research and whitepaper “Credit Union Workplaces and the Future of Work,” with data from more than 1,200 credit union employees, we’ve uncovered gaps between employees’ expectations for how they want to be supported in the workplace and how their workplaces really support them. The disruption of this remote working experiment is an opportunity to take stock of your workforce, understand the work they do and how they do it, and plan for both how and where they do work in the future. How many days a week will they be in the office? How many will need dedicated workstations? What type of collaborative or focused spaces will they need? How can we empower them to work however best gets the job done? Most of the problems we’ve identified in our workplace research trace their source back to a disconnect between what employees expect out of their workplace and the reality of how it supports them. The key is in understanding where these gaps between expectations and reality lie, and then developing strategies to close them. The conversation around what the post COVID-19 workplace looks like is quickly growing in the credit union industry, and to help guide this conversation we’re hosting a webinar to cover the results of our research and host a conversation among credit union leaders about how they plan to embrace the future of work. You can register here for our webinar and we’ll send you a copy of the whitepaper. And most of all, we hope you and your employees stay safe and healthy during this ongoing crisis. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Detailslast_img read more

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California bans mercury-containing vaccines for pregnant women, kids

first_imgOct 1, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Pregnant women and children younger than 3 in California will soon no longer receive vaccines containing more than a trace of mercury, under a law approved this week.Vaccines for those groups will contain no more than a trace of thimerosal (termed thimerosal-free in the industry)—a preservative in some vaccines that contains ethyl mercury. The law takes effect in July 2006, according to news services.Parent-led activist groups attribute increased rates of autism and other neurological disorders in children to mercury, although scientific studies have failed to confirm any clear link.California becomes the second state, after Iowa, to ban the agent in vaccines.In signing the bill, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “I believe that an abundance of caution merits the acceleration of the process already under way to remove thimerosal from the last few vaccines that contain it,” according to a Los Angeles Times story.The bill’s author, Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, said, “Any time we can reduce public exposure to mercury or any other neurotoxin and there is an alternative readily available, we should be promoting the alternative.”Vaccine producers have voluntarily reduced thimerosal levels in vaccines, except for Aventis Pasteur, sole supplier for flu inoculations for children younger than 2, the Times story said. The company was the only vaccine manufacturer to openly oppose the bill. The agent is used to control bacteria and fungi in multiple-dose vials, the usual and most cost-efficient vehicle for distribution of flu vaccine.An Aventis statement expressed disappointment over the law and concern that it might discourage people from getting flu shots for kids. A UPI story from Aug 27, right after the California Senate passed the bill, said Aventis saw the bill “as unnecessarily frightening at a time when the industry is not yet equipped to satisfy demand without using thimerosal.”The American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Public Health Service joined in calling for removal of the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal from vaccines about 5 years ago. By 2001, all the vaccines recommended at that time for children under age 7 were available without thimerosal or with only trace amounts.But this year, in recommending for the first time that 6- to 23-month-old children routinely get flu shots, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May did not go on record in favor of a thimerosal-free formulation of the vaccine.The CDC’s position is that the risk of flu complications far outweighs the risk from thimerosal in the vaccine.See also:May 6, 2004 CIDRAP News story “CDC neutral on thimerosal in flu vaccine for toddlers”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/news/may0604thimerosal.htmllast_img read more

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How Arsenal beat Tottenham to the signing of William Saliba

first_img Comment William Saliba has been in outstanding form since his return form injury (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s porous defence cost them a place in this season’s Champions League and again threatens to undermine their hopes of a top four finish in the Premier League this term.They do, however, appear to have a genuine star on their hands in the formidable shape of Saliba, much to the annoyance of current Saint-Etienne boss Claude Puel who questioned the decision to cash-in on their prize asset so early in his career.Speaking to L’Equipe last week, Puel said: ‘It’s done. Saint-Etienne have held their rank these past few years. Finishing fourth is a great result. Work was done in the short-term.‘Is this model viable? I don’t think it can make the club a success. Rather than buying a ready-made player, I’d rather we buy him to develop him and help him grow.‘It’s hard to accept that we sell our best player, a young kid, to help fill the coffers. When you have to sell your gems to round up the budget and then do short term deals to fill in the gaps, you’re being reactionary.’MORE: Senior Arsenal players frustrated by Unai Emery’s post-training meetingsMORE: Paul Merson tells Arsenal to replace Unai Emery with Brendan Rodgers and give Leicester City boss ‘five-year contract’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Nov 2019 3:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares How Arsenal beat Tottenham to the signing of William Saliba William Saliba signed for Arsenal in the summer before rejoining Saint-Etienne on loan (Picture: Getty)Arsenal beat Tottenham to the signing of William Saliba despite their north London rivals offering a more attractive financial package.Saint-Etienne reluctantly agreed to the sale of the 18-year-old for £27million on the condition that he was allowed to rejoin them on a season-long loan deal.Arsenal had been confident of signing the player before Tottenham showed significant interest and, according to The Athletic, were prepared to offer a higher salary and guarantees of regular first team football.Saliba, however, only had eyes for Arsenal, while head of football Raul Sanllehi used his close relationship with the French club’s president, Bernard Caiazzo, to get the deal over the line.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe teenager’s return to Saint-Etienne’s starting XI, meanwhile, following a groin injury has coincided with a series of improved results, culminating in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Monaco during which the central defender put in another commanding display. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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