HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland

first_img View post tag: Queensland Authorities April 1, 2015 View post tag: Townsville View post tag: Navy HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland View post tag: Asia-Pacific Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland View post tag: HMAS Canberra View post tag: Naval Australian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra made its first visit outside her homeport of Sydney since her commissioning.The vessel docked in Townsville on March 29, and hosted an open day. Over 15,000 people turned up at the Port of Townsville to tour the ship.Canberra is in far north Queensland conducting first of class flight trials at sea in a tropical environment. The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit is onboard Canberra conducting the trials with one S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron and two MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron, along with their flight teams, to support the trials. These trials are critical to the safe operation of helicopters onboard and must be achieved prior to the ship being deemed ready for operations.The ship was busy while alongside continuously conducting orientation tours with Army personnel from the 3rd Brigade, in particular members of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, to develop the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious capability. Defence Force Recruiting took the opportunity to also visit the ship along with Naval Cadets from Training Ship Townsville.The ship is scheduled to complete the current trials in May and will then complete testing across all her capabilities to achieve unit readiness later this year.[mappress mapid=”15558″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Jersey City Mayor Fulop says city is investigating ‘unacceptable’ police conduct…

first_imgJERSEY CITY — City officials responded Wednesday evening after a video emerged showing Jersey City police officers apparently kicking or dragging a bystander who had ended up catching fire after a police chase in that city. Some said the person was just near the chase and wasn’t involved.Mayor Steven Fulop Tweeted on Wednesday evening, “2 b clear. This is unacceptable. We’re IDing officers. We’ll pursue termination + criminal charges as appropriate”Here is a link to the video, as shown on ABC news.Watch this spot for more details later on Thursday and in this weekend’s Jersey City Reporter newspaper.last_img

Fire rips through De Gustibus bakery

first_imgDe Gustibus’s Oxfordshire bakery has been destroyed in a fire.The blaze ripped through the artisan baker’s Abingdon plant on Wednesday night (10 September), damaging most of the building before firefighters arrived. Owner Dan Schickentanz said: “Only the walls are left standing – the place is completely gutted.”Schickentanz said he was mystified as to the cause of the blaze. The factory has recently been completely rewired. Police are keeping an open mind about the cause – they are to check CCTV footage from the time leading up to the blaze. Sniffer dogs found no trace of accelerant at the scene, Schickentanz said.Within 12 hours of the fire, De Gustibus had moved its operation into a smaller unit in London, and is currently able to meet about 80% of its supply commitments. Schickentanz said his staff had been hugely supportive, working tirelessly to get the second factory up and running. “I find the dedication of the people standing behind me absolutely incredible,” he told British Baker. Suppliers have also lent their support, with Shipton Mill sending some replacement flour and JR Trollies sending down extra equipment.One part of the Abingdon factory may be saved, Schickentanz said, adding it could be up and running within four weeks. “From there, we will come rising like a phoenix out of the ashes,” he said. De Gustibus is widely regarded as one of the best craft bakeries in the UK, with customers including Fortum & Mason and the Hilton and Cadogan hotel groups. It has won two British Baker Baking Industry Awards – Independent Baker of the Year 1997 and Best Baker of the Year in 1998.last_img read more

Former Morrisons director joins 2 Sisters

first_img2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Martyn Fletcher, previously group retail director at Morrisons, to the newly-created role of chief operating officer of protein.Fletchers’ new role will come into effect on 4 April – he will be responsible for all operations across 2 Sisters’ UK manufacturing sites.Fletcher was at Morrisons for 30 years, during which time he was purchasing director, production director and group manufacturing director. He left in March 2016, shortly after David Potts took over from Dalton Philips as chief executive.Ranjit Singh, chief executive of 2 Sisters, said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Martyn’s calibre and expertise to 2 Sisters Food Group. Martyn was instrumental in the implementation of Morrisons’ vertically integrated supply chain and has driven a number of successful productivity initiatives.”Fletcher said he had spent many years working with Singh and 2 Sisters while at Morrisons, and had always had a high opinion of the business. He said he particularly admired “the scale of ambition and the group’s ability to adapt quickly and respond to change and opportunities”.Fletcher said of the move: “It is great to be joining at what is a very exciting time for the business and I look forward to working with a strong group of colleagues as we continue to drive the business forward.”2 Sisters described the protein division as the anchor of its business. At the end of 2015, the group launched a £150m, three-year investment programme in that division to create a world-class and industry-leading estate for poultry manufacturing.Fox’s rumoursOn 16 March, 2 Sisters reported an increase in like-for-like sales to £800.1m, and profit before tax of £20.3m for the second quarter of its financial year.In March of this year, 2 Sisters’ owner, Boparan Holdings, was rumoured to be selling Fox’s Biscuits to Burton’s Biscuits in a £330m deal.last_img read more

Huntington Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 42-year-old man was killed when he crashed the motorcycle he was riding in his hometown of Huntington on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Craig Byer was driving a Harley-Davidson on Elm Street when lost control of the motorcycle at the corner of Nassau Road, skidded into a curb and was ejected at 10 p.m.Byer was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he died.Second Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8252.last_img

Focus on the future

first_imgTime doesn’t stand still. While it’s easy to focus solely on members and the work directly in front of us, we must keep an eye toward the future.That means anticipating and adapting to trends in technology— whether it’s payments, mobile apps, or your website.But it also means cultivating and retaining top talent. Like it or not, our current credit union leaders will not be here to serve the industry forever.At some point—and for some credit unions, at a point very soon—these folks will retire and the industry will need to have successors ready to take their place.That’s why we must identify and mentor those who will guide this movement into the future.We need to empower those who will one day pick up the reins and play key roles in the growth of our industry, in developing solutions to new business needs, and in making a difference in our advocacy efforts. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Broome County parks see increase in boat rentals

first_img“Dorchester Park alone, boating revenue we matched in the first five days what we did in July 2019 last year. So we’ve definitely seen increases in attendance, revenue, and just across the board,” said Woidt. Since there has been an increase in people, Broome County Parks had more spots to fill this summer. She says one reason for the increase could be because boating allows for social distancing. “It’s a really safe activity — you can come with your immediate household. Our crews are sanitizing the boats between each use, sanitizing the life jackets. Once you get out on your boat, you’re out on the lake, and it’s very easy to distance from everyone else that’s out there,” she said. “This year we’re fully staffed with our lifeguards, and we’ve added extra. With social distancing, we want to be able to open all of our sections so people can safely go swimming in the water, social distance from each other. Same with our laborers, we’re fully staffed there because we have a lot of extra cleaning protocols we’ve put into place this year,” said Woidt. For more information on Dorchester Park and its boat rental pricing, click here. Broome County Parks says they have seen a significant increase in both attendance and boat rentals in the past few months. (WBNG) — More people are looking to get out on the water this summer. “People aren’t traveling as much this year with everything going on, so I think they’re really utilizing the local parks to get out, just get away from the house, get outside and just enjoy the outdoors,” said Woidt. Director of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services Liz Woidt says Dorchester Park has seen the spike first hand. Due to the pandemic, many people are looking for ways to take advantage of the outdoors while staying close to home.last_img read more

Jetting in to Luton

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