Egypt signs vessel sustainment agreement with Naval Group

first_img View post tag: Naval Group View post tag: Egyptian Navy Photo: Photo: Naval Group Share this article The Egyptian Navy has signed an in-service support agreement with Naval Group for the upkeep of Egyptian Navy vessels delivered by the French shipbuilder.The agreement was announced on December 3 at the Egypt Defense and Security Exhibition (EDEX) and lays ground to the contract framing the maintenance activity related to Naval Group’s vessels sold to Egypt.This activity will be managed through a new Naval Group subsidiary based in Alexandria, developing the competences of Egyptian employees. The maintenance activity will enhance further the industrial cooperation program supporting the construction process of the three locally built Gowind corvettes.The signature of the agreement constitutes one more step in Naval Group’s long-term partnership with Egypt.In July 2014, the Ministry of Defense of the Arab Republic of Egypt signed a contract for the construction of four Gowind® corvettes. The first-of-class was built in Lorient and delivered to Egypt in September 2017. The second of the series is currently built through technology transfer in Alexandria Shipyard and was launched in September 2018. Naval Group delivered the FREMM multi mission frigate Tahya Misr in August 2015. In June 2016, Naval Group delivered two Mistral-class landing helicopter dock vessels to the Egyptian Navy.last_img read more

Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics

first_imgPosition SummaryThe Department of Mathematics, University at Buffalo, The StateUniversity of New York, anticipates the appointment of twonon-tenure-track visiting assistant professors, effective August2021. The academic-year (10-month) positions are for two yearswithout further reappointment and are intended for new or recentPhDs with outstanding potential in research and excellent teaching.The expected teaching load is one course per semester. Preferencewill be given to researchers who can work closely with one or moreof our faculty members, and applicants are encouraged to specifywith whom they would like to work.Candidates should submit a cover letter and CV via UB Jobs.Candidates must also submit application materials required at deadline for applications is January 31, 2021. Lateapplications will be considered until the position is filled.The University at Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensiveuniversity in The State University of New York ( SUNY ) system,with about 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000 graduate students, and1,600 full¬-time faculty. Our 30 tenure-track mathematics facultyand 70 doctoral students pursue research in algebra, appliedmathematics, geometry/topology and analysis.Buffalo comprises New York State’s second-¬largest metropolitanarea, known for its friendly residents, world¬-class culturalinstitutions, and international flavor. The Department ofMathematics is on UB’s North Campus in suburban Amherst, an areathat combines outstanding public schools and services with a lowcost¬ of ¬living. Downtown Buffalo, with its eclecticneighborhoods, the Lake Erie waterfront, and vast culturalresources, is 15 minutes away, and Niagara Falls is just 20 minutesaway.The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomesall to apply including veterans and individuals withdisabilities.Minimum QualificationsPhD in Mathematics or related field. Eligible candidates should bewithin five years of degree conferral.Preferred QualificationsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

Délifrance UK

first_imgDélifrance UK Ltd (Southall, Middlesex) has launched two pastry options, ham and cheese-filled croissant and a raspberry-filled croissant.The company claims they are in line with growing consumer demand for continental products that can be enjoyed on the go.Produced from French flour to an authentic recipe, the flaky croissant pastry encloses a creamy cheese Béchamel sauce with chunks of ham and is topped with grated Emmenthal cheese.The raspberry croissant is covered in layers of soft, light pastry with a sweet raspberry centre, finished with a sprinkle of crunchy crystallised sugar.last_img

April 18

first_img“Aaaaaarrgh ****! Somebody PLEASE make it stop!”- BB features editor Andrew Williams goes into panic when a glitch in his out-of-office reply starts spewing out emails to every single message in his inbox, some dating back to 2005, with one baffled recipient hit with an astonishing 109 emails in 10 minutes”These rare coffees have been slowly hand-roasted for around 12 minutes to ensure that we maximise the potential of each coffee. The final roast colour is quite dark to ensure that the espresso is perfect for a smooth latte or cappuccino.”- David Cooper, creator of Caffe Raro, thought to be the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for £50 per cup at the Peter Jones department store in London. What he fails to say here is that the coffee is made from… dung! Asian palm civets dine on the ripest coffee berries, digest the flesh and poo out the beans, which are then collected, washed and roasted. Yum, can’t wait to try itlast_img read more

Thanksgiving cooking safety tips from the South Bend Fire Department

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Google+ Thanksgiving cooking safety tips from the South Bend Fire Department Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter South Bend Fire Engine 9 and Medic 9. (Mark McGill/95.3MNC) A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.  This statistic serves as a great reminder to use caution and ensure you are cooking safely on this day.The South Bend Fire Department has issued the following reminders to keep your Thanksgiving safe:Staying alert and in the kitchen can prevent many of these fires.  Cooking fires account for nearly half of all reported home fires in the year according to the National Fire Protection Association.  Unattended cooking is the leading cause of these fires.  Never leave food that is cooking on the stove top unattended, and this especially holds true when you are frying food.  Keep a lid nearby so it can easily be slid over the pan if a small fire does occur. Make use of a timer when cooking, and check things in the oven frequently.  This year may be different, but this day is often a busy time around the home.  Consider having timers in multiple locations to ensure they are heard over whatever background noise there may be. If you’re using a turkey fryer, always follow the manufacturers recommendations.  Do not use next to the home or in an enclosed area.  Always have a fire extinguisher nearby in case of an emergency, and never try to put out an oil fire with water. The holiday is not just an exciting time for adults, but children as well.  Children want to help and will offer their assistance in the kitchen.  Ensure there is a kid free zone of at least 3 feet around appliances like the stove, toaster oven, or any area where hot food and liquids will be prepared, carried or served.  This same 3 foot barrier also serves as a reminder to keep cooking areas clear of things that could catch fire. If there is ever any doubt about being able to extinguish a fire, get out and stay out.  Ensure you close your doors on the way out, get outside to your meeting place, and call 9-1-1 to report the fire. Fire Chief Buchanon says, “Nothing is more important than knowing that your family is safe and healthy.  Giving thanks every day for the real hero, you!” As a department, we have responded to an increasing number of fire incidents over the last month and want to ensure that we don’t add to that statistic on Thanksgiving Day.  Let’s all do our part in ensuring a safe holiday for all.  WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – November 26, 2020 0 449 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleIvy Tech, South Bend Empowerment Zone provide means for more than 1,000 peopleNext articleStudy: Coronavirus touches 10%+ of Hoosier population Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Four in ten change bread buying habits – Délifrance

first_imgForty-four per cent of Brits have changed the types of bread they buy, according to Délifrance’s Prove It: The Great British Bakery Report 2019.The latest edition of the annual report found that, of the proportion who had changed their buying habits, 60% buy wholemeal/wholegrain loaves, and 50% buy seeded.It also found that uptake of the wellness and health trends was evident in bread buyers of all ages, with wholemeal/wholegrain and seeded breads most popular across the spectrum.Consumers said they would eat more bread if there were healthier options (40%), more flavour choices (21%) and alternative flours (21%).“As the wellness trend continues, the category is being challenged to develop nutritionallybalanced recipes with healthy inclusions and reduced salt across the board,” said Stéphanie Brillouet, marketing director UK, northern Europe and North America at Délifrance.“We’re seeing the market being driven forward by a continued consumer interest in fresh, traditional, handcrafted breads that offer premium, authentic experiences, as well as nutritious inclusions. And with sustainability and food waste at the forefront of the consumer mindset, smaller loaves are a popular choice, especially for ‘top up’ shoppers.”In Viennoiserie, plant-based options are on the increase, along with classic bakes such as butter croissants and chocolate pastries.“These popular products are met with challenges. Wider pressures to reduce sugar and the price fluctuations of butter have impacted production and product prices,” said Brillouet.The report revealed that 42% of consumers would buy more croissants if there were healthier options, and 28% would buy more if there was more variety. Choice of flavour and vegan options were most important to the group aged 25-35.London was revealed as the most health-conscious region of the UK, despite 43% of Londoners consuming more pastries than before. Two in three Londoners would buy more pastries if there were healthier options, while one in three would buy more if there were more gluten-free options.Similarly, consumers purchasing patisserie products are looking for something healthier, with nearly half (43%) saying they’d buy more if there was a wider choice of healthy options. Chocolate was found to be the favourite flavour for patisserie products, with 59% choosing it.In the savoury market, the report found consumers were seeking a grab-and-go option for a busy day. Twenty-nine per cent of men revealed they ate a savoury pastry a few times a week, while 43% of consumers were eating them at least once a week. Women said they would buy more if there was a larger range of healthier options, and 17% of consumers said they would buy more if there were more vegan options. Lunchtime was the most popular day-part, with 50% of those who ate savoury pastries eating them for lunch.Délifrance concluded that the focus on health, wellness and veganism would continue into the 2020s.“It’s just the beginning for vegan bakery in the mainstream market, and we’re excited to develop new techniques and ingredients to rival the tradition,” said Brillouet.“Consumers are quick to take to social media with bakery. To wow the Instagram cohort, suppliers and operators will search for new ways to achieve that ‘colour pop’, delivering on the key trends of artisanal, healthy and indulgent – all at the same time! Of course, authenticity and storytelling elevate these experiences too, as provenance, clean-label recipes, seasonal themes and ingredients intrigue consumers who are looking for something unique.”last_img read more

SUP the TUCK: Day 6 & 7

first_imgJune 28, 2018, day 6,7/7 Bryson City is one of my favorite riverside towns. The friendly owners of Bear Hunter Campground welcomed us and we  set up camp on the banks of the Tuckasegee. For 2 days we read and relaxed. In the evenings we walked the mile down the railroad tracks to enjoy  a beer at Bryson City Outdoors and hung out with the eclectic locals and even met the mayor who invited us in for a piece of cake and encouragement.  On our final day we met Ashley and Daniel Hardison camping with their two small children. This energetic young couple  packed up their children for a hike to the Road to Nowhere. This hardcore family impressed us with their energy and enthusiasm for adventure. It is interesting how friendships develop on river trips. John and I met for the first time on the French Broad River in 2015 and have been paddling friends ever since. Our bantering and teasing reached a pinnacle just before we broke down camp. I turned on my iphone video and lampooned his “fancy flying cocoon tent” contrasting it with my  “humble common man’s tarp”. Our plan was to stay on the outskirts of Bryson City and retain our expeditionary mindset. There was a smooth campsite with a fire pit on river right. Securing the boats we investigated to see if this was a public campsite. As I walked out the trail from the river a cloud of dust bore down on me. I stopped and was  confronted by a wild-eyed angry woman driving a car (like the ones embedded in the riverbank!) with a small disheveled girl in the back seat. She hissed at me ”git outa here” and drove straight for John who was walking out to greet her with his usual smile and friendly wave. I whispered a silent prayer as she slammed on the brakes, skidded in the dirt and gave John an earful. Not given time for apologies we hightailed it back to the river.   The river slowly changes from wild and scenic to something akin to a back-street alley. First a giant party barn with crazy graffiti and strange colorful objects dangling from the rafters. Then a long section of stilted homes with interconnected decks reminiscent of a Bangkok fishing village. The final shock is the Automotive Riverbank Preservation Wall, a 1960’s decision to embed the riverbank with stacked cars to prevent erosion. I paddle  up to the bank and take a photo of a 1950’s car ornament set against a teal hood as John hollers “let’s get out of here!” Paddling down the final shoals we reached the expansion of Lake Fontana. This lake was not here before the Fontana dam was built in 1942. The Tuckasegee River once flowed directly into the native Little Tennessee River.  It is important to remember these historic facts when adventuring.  We encountered a fishing boat with two men, a child and a whining dog with a treble hook stuck in his snout. John is an emergency helicopter flight nurse and I am a hand surgeon so we had the skills to properly remove the hook. John quickly outpaced me in his faster kayak as we paddled several miles of flatwater in the fog and rain to backcountry campsite #2.  Soaking wet and exhausted we made a fire, set up camp and celebrated the completion of our adventure. Floating downstream,  John and I talked about this threatening encounter. We agreed  that in all our years of solo paddling this disturbed human scared us more than wild animals, poisonous snakes and hungry alligators! last_img read more

Bill Gates expects mobile banking to improve lives

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Jing CaoBill Gates, the world’s richest man, and his wife Melinda said that conditions for the world’s poorest people will improve more dramatically in the coming 15 years than at any other time in history.Advancements in medical care and illness prevention for children, efforts to eradicate polio and other diseases and new farming techniques in Africa will drive “major breakthroughs” for most people in poor countries, according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation annual letter published Wednesday night in Seattle.Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), the world’s largest software maker, formed the foundation in 2000 with Melinda Gates. The charity focuses on poverty and health in developing countries and education and equal opportunity in the U.S. It had given $31.6 billion in grants as of Sept. 30, according to its website.The poor “will be living longer and in better health,” according to the letter. “They will have unprecedented opportunities to get an education, eat nutritious food, and benefit from mobile banking. These breakthroughs will be driven by innovation in technology — ranging from new vaccines and hardier crops to much cheaper smartphones and tablets — and by innovations that help deliver those things to more people.Mobile banking will make financial services more accessible, giving the poor more control over their assets, according to the letter. By 2030, about 2 billion people currently without a bank account will use their phones to make payments and store money, the Gateses wrote. continue reading »last_img read more

Chief Cultural Officer thinks change in venue may have contributed to low attendance at Steel Pan Competition.

first_imgLocalNews Chief Cultural Officer thinks change in venue may have contributed to low attendance at Steel Pan Competition. by: – May 12, 2011 Share Share 14 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Chief Cultural Officer Mr. Raymond Lawrence. Photo credit; GIS NewsChief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence says two factors may have affected the turnout at this year’s DOMFESTA Steel Pan Competition.There was a very low turnout at the pan festival staged on the Roseau Bay Font this week.Lawrence says a change in venue and a lack of interest in the pan could have resulted in the turn out.He says there is a continued need to train persons interested in playing pan.At the last moment we had to change venues from the Arawak to the Bay front and many persons did not realize there was change of venue,” he said.Lawrence says however the cultural division has seen some very encouraging results over time.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Grant Imahara, host of ‘MythBusters’ and ‘White Rabbit Project,’ has died

first_imgGrant Imahara, host of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” and Netflix’s “White Rabbit Project,” has died at the age of 49, according to a statement from the Discovery Channel.No cause of death was available. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the cause of death was a brain aneurysm.I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I’ll miss my friend.— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) July 14, 2020last_img