first_img Share this article View post tag: Astute-Class June 7, 2017 Authorities Royal Navy’s Astute-class submarine builder BAE Systems has awarded Wood Group a two-year contract to provide insulation installation services on the Barrow-in-Furness-based submarines.Wood Group did not disclose the contract value but added that it includes up to three one-year extension options.In addition to the new contract, the company is already performing a range of industrial services including painting, cleaning and insulation to the Royal Navy’s existing surface ship fleet and its Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers under construction in Rosyth.Dave Stewart, CEO for Wood Group’s Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Eastern Hemisphere, said: “Wood Group has supported the Royal Navy for 40 years in the provision of marine painting. This award builds on our reputation for providing industrial services and protective insulation technologies to the marine sector.“We look forward to continuing our strong collaborative relationship with BAE Systems, delivering engineered hull and pipe insulation to the Astute class – the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful fleet of attack submarines.” Back to overview,Home naval-today Wood Group bags Royal Navy submarine insulation contract View post tag: Royal Navy Wood Group bags Royal Navy submarine insulation contract View post tag: Wood Grouplast_img read more

first_imgAre we going up again, or coming back home? Oxford’s short terms are unique. One spends just under half the year at university, and the other half, allegedly, revising for the collections. But for Freshers, back for their second term, something often feels a bit off-key without the magic of Freshers’ week and the inherent newness of Oxford. Personally, I felt like I was coming home last Thursday. And as my parents noticed over Christmas, I failed to even unpack. Maybe this was out of laziness, and the fact that my parents had kindly decided to use one half of my room for storage, blocking my wardrobe, desk, and making the simple act of getting into bed more cumbersome than an army assault course, but perhaps it had some deeper psychological meaning: that I didn’t really feel like I was home.And many other students feel the same. You slip so easily into the privacy of locked doors, en-suite bathrooms (if you’re lucky), and in general the sense of independence and freedom which being at home lacks. And in case you might be overjoyed at being back home, the mountain of holiday work is a nice reminder that Oxford is never far away.Once you’re back, the Ford deals you a sharp, but by no means short, shock to the system. I had to endure six hours of exams preceded by an all-night revision marathon before I could even think about hunting down all the friends whom I’d missed being able to see every day. Others, however, will always find the ordeal of washing their own clothes and dealing with the banalities of making sure there’s enough bread and gin to hand quite impossible.  It’s unlikely that graduation will see them much more adept at coping. Others are so tied to their friends and family at home that they can’t wait to get back after the first term. Most are just plain exhausted.The majority of Freshers argue that you never really quite recover from that infamous first week, and it’s not long before the fifth week blues hit; then there’s the mandatory final fortnight of partying to max yourself out before you’re sent away to make room for other Oxford hopefuls. Admittedly I found even myself talking about going ‘back’ with reference to Oxford, not home. In fact, uttering those words ‘going home’ left me rather dejected.  But in general, perhaps we Freshers should wait a few more vacations before deciding what we really call ‘home’.  Or indeed, maybe the sixteen week summer vacation will bring us back to our roots. Wherever they are for now!last_img read more

first_imgCantaloupe will top a tasty discussion during a cooking demo. (Photo credit iStock) Join the Classy Chef for free virtual cooking demos hosted by the Ocean City Free Public Library.Demos will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. on Zoom.May 5: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cinco de Mayo recipes.Register here: 2021 — Classy Chef’s Farm Market Favorites Come and join the fun and learn how to prepare healthy and delicious recipes featuring seasonal New Jersey produce. Get a glimpse inside the chef’s own kitchen as she demonstrates how easy it is to prepare some of her summertime favorites.June 2: Strawberries and arugula.July 7: Tomatoes and blueberries.August 4: Cantaloupe and cucumbers.Register here: read more

first_img Pinterest Twitter Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Holcomb decided to bring back coronavirus restrictions Wednesday with the virus surging all across Indiana. The Indiana Hospital Association believes Holcomb did the right thing.Holcomb that social gatherings will be limited to 50 people in counties that are orange, and 25 people in counties that are red on the Indiana Department of Health’s coronavirus map. Red and orange are the colors that show the virus to be the most severe with yellow and blue indicating less virus spread. If you have an event that wants more than that you will have to submit plans and get approval from health leaders.Indiana Hospital Association President Brian Tabor released the following statement on Wednesday:We applaud the steps announced by the Governor today, and it is urgent that all elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels collaborate on the steps needed to slow the spread. Our frontline health care heroes need all Hoosiers to understand how dangerous the current trends are—COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased by 164% since October 1 with today seeing an all-time high in hospitalizations of 2,544.Holcomb said they are not closing restaurants and bars, but hours may be restricted depending on what local health departments say, and they will be continuing to require masks.Hospitals and long-term care facilities may also have limitations on visits.“This year has been hard. It is going to get harder if we don’t commit to wearing a mask, socially distancing, staying home if you’re sick, and washing your hands,” said Dr. Kris Box, State Health Commissioner.As far as ICU bed usage goes across Indiana, 44% of ICU beds are in use for non-coronavirus related issues, 30% of ICU beds have coronavirus patients, and a little more than 26% of ICU beds are available. Those numbers are an increase of where ICU beds were Fourth of July weekend (48% non-covid, 9.5% ICU beds that had coronavirus patients, and 42% of ICU beds were available on 7/4). Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Indiana Hospital Association applauds Gov. Holcomb’s new restrictions Facebook Google+ By Network Indiana – November 14, 2020 0 361 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleGovernor Holcomb recommends enforcement actions for businesses that fail to comply w/COVID-19 precautionsNext articleChicago men, 18 and 19, arrested in Berrien County after pursuit in stolen vehicle Network Indianalast_img read more

first_imgCommunity Capital of Vermont Receives $1,000 fromChittenden Bank For Micro Business ProgramBarre, Vermont Earlier this year Community Capital of Vermont acquired the Vermont Job Start Loan Fund, and as a result Community Capital has become the “go-to” place for micro business loan needs. Established 13 years ago, Community Capital of Vermont grants financing to start-up and expanding businesses that do not qualify for a traditional bank loan. In addition, they also provide post loan business management assistance.”We are pleased to provide Community Capital with a donation of $1,000 for their Micro Business Program. Chittenden Bank has been supporting businesses throughout Vermont for over 100 years, and we are proud to continue this tradition,” said Kathy Schirling, Senior Vice President at Chittenden Bank. “The funds donated by Chittenden Bank will be used to immediately provide micro businesses with direct one-on-one specialized assistance to help them stay in business and grow during these difficult economic times,” explained Emily Kaminsky, Director of Community Capital.Community Capital of Vermont helps Vermonters who have limited financial resources and income achieve economic self-sufficiency by encouraging self-employment. This current fund raising effort was established to help expand the Micro Business Loan fund program statewide, and provide all the necessary services to its participants. Thereby promoting growth and success for entrepreneurs starting up small businesses, and businesses owned by low to moderate-income individuals.About Community Capital of VermontCommunity Capital is located in Barre, Vermont and provides lending services and post loan assistance to micro businesses across the state not eligible for a traditional bank loan. For more information please visit is external) or call 802-479-0167.About Chittenden BankChittenden Bank has proudly served businesses and individuals statewide for more than 100 years. With assets greater than $3.3 billion and 47 offices located throughout the state, Chittenden is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of Vermonters at every stage of life. Chittenden Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Bank headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut with assets of over $21 billion. For more information please visit is external) or call the Customer Service Center at 800-545-2236.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo March 13, 2012 On March 11, around 100 wounded and amputee Colombian Military personnel injured in combat, along with 5,000 other people, ran a 10-kilometer race in Bogotá, seeking to raise money for uniformed personnel wounded in combat and the families of those killed, AFP confirmed. Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón participated in the event, to which President Juan Manuel Santos and the interior and justice ministers also attended. The uniformed personnel, with a variety of prostheses and with the aid of crutches, wheelchairs, and hand-powered tricycles, led the fifth version of the ‘Heroes 10-K Race,’ under the slogan “Run for those who marched for you.” “These heroes of their country are the ones who are truly responsible for what we have in the country today: a much better country, a country that is on the right path, a country that is being pointed to as an example by the entire world,” said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who participated in the competition. The Matamoros corporation, which organized the event, also had the objective of raising money for wounded Soldiers, Marines, police officers, the widows and orphans of those fallen in combat, and the families of those kidnapped. “This is one way to show solidarity with the Soldiers wounded in combat. The funds raised today will be destined for the Matamoros Foundation,” stated Interior Minister Germán Vargas Lleras, who also competed. The race, which began and ended at Bogota’s Simón Bolívar Park, included different categories, including one for disabled runners and one for ‘active heroes’ (Military and police personnel). Expressions of gratitude echoed among participants. “I’m running because I support the cause, because we have to help prevent these accidents from happening to the people who serve us for peace,” said competitor Martha Osuña, while Andrés Medina, another participant, commented that “this event, and everything that has to do with the Military and the police, is very well deserved.” Since 1990, as of January, a total of 9,642 people have been victims of anti-personnel mines in Colombia, 2,026 of them fatally, including 6,024 members of government forces, according to figures from the President’s Program for Comprehensive Action against Anti-Personnel Mines. The Colombian conflict has caused the internal displacement of between 3.7 and 4.9 million of the country’s inhabitants, according to figures from various NGOs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. interesting to remember, but from the inside support the farc policy so these cases will not occur again congratulations to those men who fought for their country, thanking them for being an example for the nation when you fight with the exploits that life puts in front of us. It is not easy to fight to reach the dreams. I hope that our heroes never get tired and continue fighting so millions of people can see the great example your represent for people that have a problem and not only for those people but also for people who are not aware and ignore the fact that these great people can become or indeed are the example to follow the goal. That is why we must understand that when we are looking at that kind of person we must learn from them that they do get upset, they do not complain, those people….. are an example to follow, they are the heroes of the future. Thanks for the great example that you are for us. Greetings and I hope that you continue being like this. I am your friend and admirer, and I hope that the wars are over.last_img read more

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr By more than doubling the size of its intern program, MSU Federal Credit Union plans to expand opportunities for area high school and college students to gain on-the-job experience—and expand its own pipeline of “homegrown” future employees.The $2.9 billion credit union serving 202,000 members plans to open the MSUFCU Financial Innovation and Education Center next spring to house its intern program and Financial Peer Education Program. Interns will begin working in the member relations and financial education departments and will have the opportunity to move into other positions based on their skills, interests, and career goals, says Whitney Harrell-Anderson, VP/sales and financial education.MSUFCU had 13 paid interns as of early fall, when it began accepting applications for a new “class” of 20 to 30 additional students interested in learning about financial services as a career. Several former interns have gone on to full- and part-time positions with the credit union in its call center, member relations, communications, financial education, IT, and accounting departments.“One of our major goals with the MSUFCU Financial Innovation and Education Center is to continue to increase the number of interns who move into full-time positions at the credit union after graduation,” Harrell-Anderson says. “We have seen success with interns transitioning into full-time careers here, and we hope to see that success continue and grow.” continue reading »last_img read more

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Our members are different” might actually be true.However, it’s for different reasons than cited. Most people react similarly to good marketing and smooth user interface design. They may not recognize why, but there’s a reason Google looks nearly the same as it did a decade ago.However, individual credit unions may have a focus which makes them a better choice (pun intended) for certain members. While one member may be looking for the lowest credit card interest rates, another wants the highest rewards. During a recent visit to a number of clients in the Philadelphia area, I encountered this variance. While we were talking about goals and strategy, one credit union waved off anything below “C” paper for auto lending. Though they would work with members on individual exceptions (mainly to “look beyond the number”), it wasn’t their focus. The next day, I visited a credit union who went well into the low 500s for auto loans. “Our D paper is most other CU’s F- paper!” they exclaimed. The risk management was designed to accommodate these loans and they reaped the benefits of higher interest rates. This credit union felt that it was important to serve members who would otherwise be stuck in “Buy Here, Pay Here” financing. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgThey also say Martinez gave officers a false name. (WBNG) — Authorities say two men were arrested and charged on Christmas for stealing a vehicle on Christmas Eve. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Vicente M. Martinez of Marathon, N.Y. and 20-year-old Isaias O. Lanzo of Syracuse were charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree, a class E felony. After assisting Martinez, Lanzo and a third, unnamed juvenile, officers discovered that the vehicle, a 2010 Jeep Liberty was reported stolen on Christmas Eve from a business in the town of Salina. he name of the Syracuse-based business was not released.center_img The sheriff’s office says Martinez and Lanzo have been issued appearance tickets are scheduled to appear at the Marathon Town Court on Jan. 15. They say the juvenile was released to family and will be petitioned later. The sheriff’s office says around 10 p.m. on Christmas, officers responded to a report of a vehicle out of gas and stranded on the side of the road. last_img read more

first_imgThe home is listed for offers above $499,000More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoOther features include a “luxurious” master bedroom, electric gate and airconditioning. “Because of the location, we were trying to create a large and attractive family home,” Mr Candy said. “There are not many properties on the market that include five bedrooms and a media room.”He said the project “wasn’t easy” and was happy with the final product.“It’s very rewarding to see the final piece – it looks much nicer and more like a home with all the furnishings in place,” Mr Candy said. “And it was quite a fast turnaround … in the space of three months we basically renovated the whole thing. It’s now time for a family to move in.”The Richardson St home is set in one of Cairns’ most desirable suburbs, particularly among families.According to CoreLogic, the average selling price for Edge Hill houses was $502,000 as of April this year.The property is listed for offers above $499,000, with inspections by appointment only.Selling agent for 70 Richardson St, Matt Currie of McGrath Cairns, said there had been “a lot of interest” in the home.“People just really want to live at Edge Hill. The fact you can just walk to the Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre makes it a popular lifestyle suburb,” he said. “And because it’s such an established suburb it can be really hard to find new builds, which is effectively what this home is.“There’s absolutely nothing left to be done here, people can just move right in.” 70 Richardson St, Edge HilWHO would have thought three months could make such a dramatic difference to a home’s character? This five-bedroom Edge Hill property has virtually been rebuilt and is now primed for a family to enjoy.Owned by a Sydney-based investor, the home’s new look is primarily the creation of C&F Construction Group director Lloyd Candy.He did not mince his words when describing the property’s former condition.“It was filthy and horrendous … I’ve never seen a house in such a condition,” Mr Candy said.“We pulled the sheets off the inside and there were thousands of cockroaches – we basically needed to knock it over and start again.” But buoyed by the property’s prime location and the owner’s blessing to be creative, he went about building something special.Mr Candy said the new-look home resembled a lowset Queenslander from the outside while holding the interior characteristics of a contemporary tropical abode.Set on a 635sq m block, the home has more than enough space to cater for a growing family.An “entertainers’ kitchen”, featuring stone benchtops and a gas cooktop, plays a central role in the open-plan living area.Outside is a neat entertaining space and swimming pool.last_img read more