NRP Corte Real Joins EUNAVFOR

first_img View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Corte Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: NRP NRP Corte Real Joins EUNAVFOR Back to overview,Home naval-today NRP Corte Real Joins EUNAVFOR Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval March 27, 2012 On Monday 26th March one of Portugal’s largest warships, the Vasco de Gama Class frigate NRP CORTE REAL added its name to the list of EU ships (EUNAVFOR) operating in the Horn of Africa.It will set out immediately on its mission to counter piracy and protect World Food Program (WFP) shipments to Somalia.Commissioned into the Portuguese navy in 1990 the CORTE REAL is no stranger to the Horn of Africa, having previously worked to prevent piracy under the NATO Operation OCEAN SHIELD. With the ability to embark two lynx helicopters her contribution to scouting the seas for piracy will be greatly valued.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 27, 2012; Image: eunavfor View post tag: Real View post tag: joinslast_img read more

​Most Read News, July 18 – 24, 2016

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today ​Most Read News, July 18 – 24, 2016 July 25, 2016 Authorities View post tag: Most Read Newscenter_img ​Most Read News, July 18 – 24, 2016 Share this articlelast_img

BB’s Coffee & Muffins continues expansion

first_imgUK bakery and coffee chain  BB’s Coffee & Muffins is to continue its expansion with the opening of a new coffee outlet in Derby.The new shop is a 1,550sq ft unit located at the Intu Centre, bringing the company’s number of shops in the UK and Ireland to 50.The move follows plans set out by the company in September last year to double in size over the next five years. Since the plans were outlined, the chain has opened five new sites in various parts of the country.Speaking to British Baker in September last year, group chief executive of BB’s Andrew Moyes stated that he planned to have between “80-100 shops” in the UK and Ireland in the next five years.The business was bought by a private equity company, Brentwood Investments, in March for a rumoured sum of £7.1m.last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Announces 2019 Tour Dates, Jazz Fest Late Nights With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

first_imgAs they continue to celebrate their 25th anniversary, The String Cheese Incident has announced a number of new 2019 tour dates.The newly revealed dates begin with a three-night run in at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV on February 15th, 16th, and 17th. The following week, the Colorado natives will head to Lake Tahoe, CA for another three-night stint at MontBleu Resort & Casino on February 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.The String Cheese Incident’s 2019 schedule continues with a two-night stand at The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO on April 19th and 20th. From there, the band will head down to the Big Easy during the second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for a trio of special performances including a show at The Orpheum on May 2nd and a pair of shows at Mardi Gras World with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on May 3rd and 4th. A stop at DelFest in Cumberland, MD on May 24th is up next, followed by a three-night run at Port Chester, NY’s historic The Capitol Theatre on May 25th, 26th, and 27th and the band’s previously announced stop at Floyd, VA’s FloydFest on July 27th.Tickets for all non-festival shows will go on sale this Wednesday, November 14th at 11 a.m. MST as a pre-sale through the SCI Tour page. A public on-sale will take place on Friday, November 16th at 11 a.m. MST via venue outlets. FloydFest is on sale now, and DelFest will go on sale this Thursday, November 15th.The band is also offering Ultimate Incident VIP & Travel Packages for their Las Vegas and Port Chester runs. For more information, head here.For a list of 2019 dates included in today’s announcement, see below. To get more info on all upcoming The String Cheese Incident dates, head to the band’s website here.The String Cheese Incident 2019 DatesJan 25-28 • Jamaican International Incident • Runaway Bay, Jamaica^Feb 15-17 • The Cosmopolitan • Las Vegas, NVFeb 21-23 • MontBleu Resort • Lake Tahoe, CAApril 19-20 • The Fox Theatre • St. Louis, MOMay 2 • The Orpheum • New Orleans, LAMay 3 & 4 • Mardi Gras World • New Orleans, LA*May 24 • DelFest • Cumberland, MDMay 25-27 • The Capitol Theatre • Port Chester, NYJuly 27 • FloydFest • Floyd, VA^* = w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong^ = Previously announcedView 2019 Tour Dateslast_img read more

Tech Prediction for 2014: A Battle Cry for Protected Storage

first_imgOrganizations buy storage infrastructure for one reason: meeting application service level objectives (SLOs). Applications look to storage for availability/accessibility, performance, and protection. While these functions may seem simple, a look at all of the different storage system and software offerings in the marketplace shows that it’s one of the most complex challenges for any data center.Most storage service level discussions begin with availability and performance. To meet those SLOs, teams deploy multiple storage personalities and configurations – high-performance block storage or scale-out object storage or raw, low-cost IOPs storage, etc. Then they consider protection.Protection is becoming exponentially more challenging to select and provision. Protection SLOs include a recovery point objective, a recovery time objective, version retention, and geographical redundancy. To try to meet the SLO, each storage array, hypervisor, and application offers multiple protection technologies (e.g., archival, backup, replication, clones, and snapshots). The result is a sprawling set of infrastructure configurations, which can be difficult and costly to manage, maintain, and adapt to the application environment.That’s why, in 2014, the storage market will begin the quest for SLO-Defined Storage with a real dragon to be slain around data protection. The answer won’t be a one-size-fits-all product, but a solution that configures the appropriate data protection mechanisms when setting up the primary storage.In 2014, customers will evaluate storage on how cost effectively their architectures deliver to their application SLOs across availability, performance, and protection.The battle cry will be: “I want to provision protected storage.”—More Tech Predictions for 2014SDx (Software-Defined Everything) by Amitabh Srivastava, President, Advanced Software DivisionSoftware-Defined in Two Architectures by Josh Kahn, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions MarketingBringing Hadoop to Your Big Data by Bill Richter, President, IsilonA Whole New World by CJ Desai, President, Emerging Technologies DivisionTargeting the Value Office to Transform IT Business by Rick Devenuti, President, Information Intelligence GroupIT’s Ability to Evolve Quickly by Vic Bhagat, Chief Information OfficerAs BYOD Matures, BYOI is Waiting in the Wings by Art Coviello, President, RSAService Orientation, Big Data Lakes, & Security Product Rationalization by Tom Roloff, Senior Vice President, Global Serviceslast_img read more

Young lawyers gather to share service projects

first_imgYoung lawyers gather to share service projects December 15, 2004 Assistant Editor Regular News Young lawyers gather to share service projects Melinda Melendez Assistant Editor Young lawyer groups from across the state gathered recently in Daytona Beach to share information about their local public service projects at the Young Lawyers Division’s annual Affiliate Outreach Conference.Members of the YLD board of governors, representatives from local young lawyer groups, and law students convened to exchange ideas and participate in three tracks of programming. One offered workshops on topics ranging from “How to Do a Bigger, Better Holidays in January Program and High School Mock Trial,” to expanding public service projects, to how to create program identification and execution. Young lawyer affiliates also could opt for a CLE track or attend presentations by affiliates competing for grants.“We have created these three tracks deliberately to make this the premier program for affiliates to come to,” said YLD board member Victoria Wu, who organized the event with fellow board member Alison Haskins. “A lot of our affiliates are new leaders. This may be the first conference when they hear that someone in Tallahassee is doing this, or someone in Sarasota is doing that; we should try that,” Wu said.YLD President Michael Faehner said he was extremely pleased with the high number of attendees and with the success of the event.While a main focus of the outreach program is the exchange of ideas, representatives from all over the state made presentations to compete for grant money to enhance their respective programs. Dade County Bar Association – Horizons Project. The winner of the top prize of $1,750 this year was the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, whose Horizons project aims to expand the prospects of under-privileged, at-risk teenage girls in the areas of personal growth and career development.The Horizons project includes holding job and life skills seminars, securing summer internships for participants in the programs, and introducing the girls to young professionals who serve as role models.The program is run in conjunction with the PACE Center for Girls of Miami-Dade County. Each year approximately 15 young women participate in the program, and a comparable number of volunteers serve as mentors and organize the program’s events.Horizons holds approximately one event per month, including college tours, cultural events, mock interviews, and seminars ranging from time management skills to resume writing skills. Orange County Bar Association YLS- Compassion for the Homeless. A second place prize of $1,250 was awarded to the Orange County Bar Association – Compassion for the Homeless project. The goals of the project are to provide a service opportunity for young lawyers and to serve as an outreach program to the homeless community.Volunteers for the project will hold a short legal seminar where they will answer questions of interest to the homeless community, such as landlord tenant law and Social Security matters. Another goal of the program is to distribute daily essentials to participants and an ID holder containing contact numbers of public assistance facilities and service programs. Josiah T. Walls Bar Association – Tech for Tots & Street Law Program. Winner of the third place prize of $1,000, the Josiah T. Walls Bar Association Tech for Tots program utilizes modern technology in the Alachua County area to educate kids about their legal rights, as well as their civic duties. The Josiah T. Walls young lawyers, in partnership with LexisNexis, donated and installed six new computers and a printer to a small PreK-8 private school. The program provides a host school with new computer equipment and online access, while the school serves as a site to administer the Street Law Program, which focuses on teaching basic, practical skills in affordable housing, consumer debt, and estate planning. Clearwater Bar Association — Proactive Hurricane Relief. The President’s Award of $1,000 went to the Clearwater Bar Association’s Proactive Hurricane Relief project. Inspired by this season’s hurricane relief efforts, the Clearwater Bar’s YLD decided to implement a plan of action that was not reactive, but proactive. Proactive Hurricane Relief will hold seminars educating citizens in the Clearwater area about the steps necessary to prepare for the hurricane season. It is also the aim of Proactive Hurricane Relief to develop an infrastructure that will be ready to coordinate relief efforts when disaster strikes. The main goals of the project include increasing public awareness of services provided by The Florida Bar, increasing response time in the delivery of supplies to the hardest hit areas, and increasing YLD participation in the collection and distribution of supplies and in hurricane preparedness educational programming. Other Projects Seven other young lawyers groups gave presentations highlighting new and ongoing projects. Each was awarded $500. • Martin County Bar Association YLD – Lead the Way. Partnership with the American Red Cross Youth Leadership Program encourages young lawyers to develop mentoring relationships with high school aged volunteers of the Youth Leadership Program. • Palm Beach County Bar Association YLD – Easter/Passover Toy Distribution. Provides holiday gifts to seriously ill children in the Palm Beach County area. • Marion County Bar Association YLD – Facebook/Book Drive for Local Schools. Compilation and publication of a “facebook” features pictures and contact info for attorneys practicing in Marion County. Donations and proceeds from the “facebook” will be contributed to local public elementary schools to purchase books. • Sarasota County Bar Association YLD – Landlord/Tenant Workshop. Workshop addressed various landlord/tenant issues including dispute resolution, claim filing, and other matters subject to litigation. • Volusia County Bar Association YLD – Bowling for School Supplies. Fundraiser benefits local underprivileged children with the purchase of school supplies with proceeds from lane/shoe rental, food/beverage sale, and raffle ticket sale. • Hillsborough County Bar Association YLD – Migrant Farm Workers’ Project. Project provides attorney aid to migrant farm workers living or working in Hillsborough County. Aid includes ensuring appropriate compensation and protecting work visas. • T. J. Reddick Bar Association YLD – F.O.C.U.S. (Fostering Our Children’s Unique Success) While Bridging the Gap. The program deals with mentoring “cross-over” juveniles by helping them set personal, educational and professional goals, while incorporating the senior community and YLD participants as mentors.The grants were presented the final day of the program at an awards luncheon. In addition to their project presentations, affiliates also were given the opportunity to exchange service ideas at a round table discussion led by Florida Bar YLD board members Ronald Ponzoli and Jewel Cole. Affiliates were also invited to participate in the numerous workshops, CLE seminars, and social events scheduled.last_img read more

Vegan Chef Blends Passion With Artistry to Create Healthy Gourmet Cuisine

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jay Astafa, one of the few vegan chefs on Long Island, glides around the kitchen at 3 Brothers Pizza Café in Farmingdale on a snowy afternoon, exuding a demeanor that suggests decades of experience.He shifts from the ingredient station to the grill, carefully scrutinizing his work, always mindful of his role in serving plant-based options to his growing customer base at the restaurant, which his father owns.Many of those patrons come as far away as Manhattan and Brooklyn, eager to pay the pricey Long Island Rail Road fare to visit the Farmingdale pizzeria, because Astafa, a lanky 20-year-old with a head of hair as unique as his culinary vision, belongs to a rare breed of chefs on LI.“More and more people are catching on,” Astafa says of the incredible following 3 Brothers has garnered since 2007 (he and his father launched the Farmingdale location last month after selling the original 3 Brothers, which is still in operation under new owners, in Rockville Centre) and the dramatic rise in popularity over the past five years of vegan food, the only cuisine Astafa deals in after eschewing meat and dairy products five years ago. Sixty-percent of 3 Brother’s customers are vegan.“When I became vegan, I became inspired to become a vegan chef,” he says, the aroma of freshly made pizzas wafting through the air. “I would go to my dad’s pizzeria to work there, and they didn’t have any vegan options, and I’m like, ‘Why don’t I just create it myself?’”Astafa became vegetarian at 14, turned vegan five months later, then quickly created a small vegan-only menu, a humble carte du jour compared to his current menu, which carries more than 50 vegan options—from eggplant rollatini and buffalo drumsticks to baked ziti and sausage and pepper heroes.Vegans, unlike vegetarians, abstain from any products originating from animals. So when Astafa cooks pizza or his popular mozzarella sticks, he uses tapioca mozzarella cheese by Daiya, a company that produces dozens of dairy-free products.“Most people have this conception that vegan food is bland, it’s tasteless, it’s boring,” he says. “But what I’m doing, it’s nothing like that.”Jay Astafa’s scallops, mozzarella sticks, macaroni and cheese and a plate of vegan cheese. (Photo by: Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Now he’s taking five years of on-the-job training and his four-month education at the National Gourmet Institute in Manhattan to The Old Bowery Station in New York City on April 25 and 26, where he will be headlining a pop-up event for 150 people. Astafa, whose aspirations know no bounds, is confident he’ll be serving a packed room each day. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also currently looking to open up his own restaurant—Jay’s Kitchen—at the end of the year.Astafa, who is intent on doing “something cutting-edge that people haven’t done before,” shows no sign of anxiety or trepidation, despite dreaming up such an ambitious venture at such a young age.“The idea just came to me,” he adds. “I didn’t really want to hold onto it.”Jennifer Greene, a loyal 3 Brothers patron and the organizer of Vegan Long Island, a meet-up group boasting more than 800 members, is confident that Astafa has the chops to make a name for himself specializing in a cuisine still foreign to many foodies.“I was always so excited to introduce other people to Jay’s cooking,” says the 45-year-old Bellport resident. “I knew it would turn on people to vegan cuisine.”Greene made the change to vegan a decade ago and has no regrets.“I used to think nothing of eating meat and animal products,” she says, “but when I learned more about the reality of where our food comes from, I started making choices and I’m glad to have kinder options.”“I’ve never been healthier,” she adds, “or happier.”John Cunningham, consumer research manager for The Vegetarian Resource Group, a nonprofit that educates the public on vegetarian and vegan issues, can also attest to a sea change in the way people consume food during the past decade.“I would say that the number of people that are explicitly vegan has definitely increased,” he says. “If you lump vegans and vegetarians together, the number has grown…from 1 percent to the neighborhood of 5 percent now.“The number of vegans as a portion of that is growing much faster,” he adds.People who exclusively eat vegan do so for many reasons, though their diet change is mostly due to their concern for animals and for personal health. But concern for the environment is quickly climbing up the list.In 2010, a United Nations report released by the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management found that agricultural production accounts for 70 percent of global freshwater consumption and 38 percent of total land use. Also, food production is to blame for 19 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, 60 percent of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution and 30 percent of toxic pollution in Europe.The report suggests that a shift away from animal-based proteins can have a positive impact on the planet.“In the case of food, rising affluence is triggering a shift in diets toward meat and dairy products—livestock now consumes much of the world’s crops and by inference a great deal of freshwater, fertilizers and pesticides linked with that crop production,” Ernst von Weizsaecker, co-chair of the panel, said in the report.Astafa went vegan for many of those reasons and admits there is some activism in the way he cooks. But vegan cuisine also allows him to think outside the box and create something that’s never been tried before.“If I can really give them a gourmet vegan meal, then my mission is done,” he says.Twitter: @jayastafaFacebook: tickets to Astafa’s pop-up, visit: Tickets will be $95 for a seven-course menu.[The print version of this story states 3 Brothers had “moved” from Rockville Centre on March 8; this version reflects the Astafa’s launch of the Farmingdale location last month following their sale of the original Rockville Centre shop to new owners. The Rockville Centre location is currently open for business under different management.]last_img read more

State Police: Two people in critical condition after shots fired in Harpursville

first_img6:52 p.m. UPDATE: ——————————————————————————————— “On Friday night, June 19, New York State Police responded to an incident in Harpursville involving a Broome County employee. The incident is currently under investigation by New York State Police. Ourthoughts and prayers are with the family during this tragic time.” Authorities say Timothy J. Wilcox, 38, shot his estranged wife, Meghan M. Wilcox, 35, before shooting himself. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — New York State Police say a man shot and injured his wife and himself late Friday night in Harpursville. SUNDAY 3:37 p.m. UPDATE: The Broome County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the incident. T. Wilcox is a peace officer with the Broome County Security Division. ——————————————————————————————– In an official press release, it said: Police also say a 16-year-old boy was at the house during the shooting, but was not injured. M. Wilcox is now in critical condition at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, and T. Wilcox has since been flown to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse where he is also in critical condition. New York State Police say the investigation is ongoing. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — Broome County released this statement regarding the incident. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — As of Sunday, New York State Police say both people involved in the incident remain in critical condition.last_img read more

Israel redeploys spy agency to track virus cases as numbers rise

first_imgIsrael, with a population of around nine million, announced its first novel coronavirus case on February 21. Since then, it has confirmed more than 26,021 infections including 321 deaths, with 980 new cases in the past 24 hours.Use of the security agency’s phone-tracking abilities had been criticized by NGOs as an unjustified violation of privacy. Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman has also consistently urged cabinet to find an alternative. Israel’s parliament passed a law Wednesday enabling the government to use its domestic security agency to track coronavirus infections, as case numbers surged again after a lull.The law, passed on the third and final reading by 53-38, limits the use of the Shin Bet’s surveillance technologies to three weeks and to cases “in which an epidemiological investigation cannot be completed otherwise”.The government had approved a similar measure in mid-March at the height of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak, only to have it blocked by Israel’s top court pending new legislation. Topics :center_img The measure, the details of which were kept secret, was then challenged in Israel’s top court, which ruled that it must be formalized in law or dropped.The government initially chose not to push forward with legislation and the measure was discontinued on June 10 as infection rates dropped.But after nearly a month of growing infection numbers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tabled a bill last week, with a team of ministers appointed to oversee the measure and evaluate its necessity.Zvi Hauser, chairman of the parliament’s foreign and defense committee, which prepared the bill for its second and third readings, said ahead of the final vote that “unfortunately” there was currently “no civilian alternative”.last_img read more

Spectrum begins new Barents Sea seismic survey

first_imgMulti-client seismic data specialist Spectrum has started the acquisition of a new seismic survey of areas available in the ongoing Norwegian 24th licensing round.Spectrum said on Wednesday that the new Norsel High 3D acquisition comprises of at least 1,600 square kilometers, covering four blocks that are included in the round.Data is being acquired by survey partner Sovcomflot (SCF) using its high capacity vessel Ivan Gubkin, formerly known as the Polarcus Amani, with a triple source configuration and a Q-marine acquisition system.“Utilizing these latest acquisition technologies combined with broadband processing will ensure optimal imaging of several large structural closures at the Jurassic and Triassic levels partially identified in the area from existing Spectrum data,” said Spectrum.The company added that the program further includes 3D broadband reprocessing of 2,000 square kilometers of neighboring 3D Spectrum data that cover an additional six blocks included in the 24th licensing round.Merging the newly acquired survey with the existing two datasets through a modern broadband processing sequence will result in a single contiguous, conformable dataset of 3,600 square kilometers covering ten prospective blocks.According to Spectrum, a high quality fast-track 3D volume will be created for delivery before the end of August 2017 allowing sufficient time for evaluation of the area prior to the application deadline of the round on November 30.Further interim Pre-Stack Time Migrated data will be made available in time for application revision prior to November. Pre-Stack Depth Migration will be optional following round block award.last_img read more