HMAS Melbourne, SLNS Sagara Take Part in PASSEX

first_img View post tag: SLNS HMAS Melbourne, SLNS Sagara Take Part in PASSEX View post tag: PASSEX View post tag: take View post tag: Melbourne The ship, Adelaide Class guided missile frigate (FFG) heading home after a successful visit to the Island Nation paved way for the strengthening of bilateral relationships of the two countries and mutual co-operation between the two Navies. The exercise was designed to promote bilateral cooperation and stability, greater interoperability between the two Navies, mainly focusing on the issues related to piracy and illegal human trafficking. It provided opportunity for both Navies to rehearse the concept of joint naval operations and to enhance own skills.[mappress]Press Release, February 27, 2014, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: HMAS Training & Education Share this article February 27, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: part View post tag: Navy HMAS MELBOURNE AND SLNS SAGARAThe Australian Naval Ship HMAS “Melbourne” which arrived in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit took part in a Passage Exercise code named “PASSEX” with SLNS “Sagara” in the seas off Galle on 25th February 2014. View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sagara Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne, SLNS Sagara Take Part in PASSEX last_img read more

STEM Escape Room Event Planned for High School Girls

first_imgHigh School girls are invited to a special Girls STEM Day promoting the career fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is designed as an Escape Room activity, where the girls will have to use concepts in these fields to solve puzzles and “escape.” It will be conducted at Ivy Tech Community College, February 29, from 9-11:30 a.m.This free event is designed around the scenario that zombies are coming and the girls will have to solve how to get out of the room and save the pizza, before the zombies arrive.Prizes will be awarded and lunch provided. A special activity is planned for any parents who would like to attend. Registration is limited to the first 50 students to register at event is funded through the Marilyn J. Klenck Fund for Education and Literacy at the Community Foundation Alliance, supporting southern Indiana.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

What the judges said

first_imgNicola Hemming, applications technologist at Renshaw:”Terry’s design immediately caught our eye and his broad use of sugarpaste techniques clearly showed both his versatility as a sugarcrafter and imagination as a designer. The finish of the cake was faultless and Terry’s attention to detail was outstanding. He made great use of the product to create a unique design, which particularly showed off his modelling skills.”One of the main things we were looking for was a broad use of colour in the winning design. We also felt that Terry was a fitting ambassador for keen sugarcrafters everywhere and a fine example of the outstanding talent that is clearly out there in the sugarcraft arena.last_img

Morrisons surplus bread used to brew beer

first_imgSource: Saltaire BreweryMorrisons has teamed up with Shipley-based Saltaire Brewery to create an ale from surplus bread.Called Breadwinner, the golden ale has a 4.4% alcohol content and is made using surplus bread from Morrisons’ central Rathbones bakery in Wakefield. It is described as a golden ale that has toasty notes from the bread and a citrus kick from British hops, said the firm.It is part of Morrisons The Best range and has an rsp of £1.75 or £6 for a four-pack. It is available now in 290 Morrisons stores.“This is another step on the journey in our partnership with Morrisons. Both companies value the support of local relationships, and this beer is another product of that principle,” said Nick Helliwell, sales director at Saltaire Brewery.The brewery previously collaborated with Morrisons in 2018 to supply beer for its Steak & Ale pie.“By its nature, Breadwinner pairs brilliantly with food, especially some of the other products that we produce together, such as Morrisons steak & ale pie, and this summer’s beef & ale burger, that are both really popular with customers.”Bread-based beer is becoming increasingly popular as bakers and brewers team up to reduce waste. Toast Ale is one such example and, this year, partnered with Warburtons to create a beer made from ‘wonky’ crumpets. In 2018, Newport-based Tiny Rebel joined forces with Iceland to create a British pale ale from the retailer’s surplus bread while Marks & Spencer worked with Adnams to make beer from the crusted ends of sliced sandwich loaves.last_img read more

Tunisia looks to Russia, Pfizer for vaccination program

first_imgTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have given emergency authorization to use Russia’s Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine, but haven’t yet ordered any doses. While neighboring Morocco and Algeria have already started vaccinating, Tunisia has yet to receive any vaccines. It’s expected to get its first deliveries of Pfizer-BioNTech doses in mid-February. Those are part of a broader arrangement with the COVAX global vaccine program for developing countries and the African CDC that Tunisia hopes will bring in as many as 7 million vaccine doses in the coming months. Tunisia is also negotiating with Russia for possible Sputnik deliveries.last_img

Speaker Symington and Senate Pro Tem Shumlin Release Statement Regarding Economic Recovery

first_imgIn response to the difficult economic times that Vermonters are facing, we announced today the formation of a bipartisan joint Committee on Economic Recovery and Opportunity. The committee will analyze the work of the legislature and the Administration’s economic growth initiative and explore policies that will strengthen Vermont’s economy and address the pressures on Vermonters’ pocket books. Throughout this session the legislature has been addressing the softening economy by making painful yet necessary reductions and by investing in our future. This work is reflected in the budget as well as in our legislation on housing, energy, health care and transportation. The Committee on Economic Recovery and Opportunity will conduct a careful analysis of this work in order to understand its immediate effect on Vermonters’ pocketbooks and its long-term impact. The Committee on Economic Recovery and Opportunity will also review the Administration’s economic stimulus plan to assess how it will impact Vermonters’ lives today and for years beyond the current budget cycle. Governor Douglas’ announcement of his economic growth initiative last week signals that he has begun to understand the extent to which the recession is hitting Vermont families. We are pleased that he has included ideas that have been offered by the legislature and that have been in rejected by the Governor’s Office in the past. During difficult economic times Vermonters respond by tightening their belts while also making investments that improve their outlook in the long run; investments like education, or energy efficiency, for example. State Government is responding similarly – by belt tightening and making selective investments that carries long term benefits. With the formation of this special committee, we will now bring an even greater focus to the economic hardships confronting Vermonters and to ensuring our long-term economic vitality. We must do everything possible to respond to Vermonters’ economic struggles and do this in keeping with our Vermont values of sensibility, fiscal responsibility, long term thinking, and environmental soundness. The bipartisan committee consists of five House and four Senate members: Representatives Larson, Howard, Marcotte, Monti, and Otterman and Senators Carris, Condos, Snelling, and Starr. Representative Larson will chair the committee. In order to maintain thelegislature’s timely adjournment on May 2, we have asked the committee to begin today and to conclude their work by next week.last_img read more

7 budgeting tools to better manage your money

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Finding the right tool can make any job easier. It’s as true in carpentry as it is in personal finance. The right budgeting tool can make managing money more effective, efficient, and even enjoyable.With that in mind, here is a list of some of the best budgeting tools available today. Some of these options are free, and you may even find some surprises in the list. I personally use the first two tools to track everything from our budget to our investment portfolio.1. YNAB (You Need a Budget)For those who just want a budgeting tool, YNAB is my top pick. I’ve used it for years and found it to be the best budgeting tool I’ve every used. There are several things that set YNAB apart.First, it uses a familiar spreadsheet layout that’s very easy to use and understand. Creating a monthly budget takes just a few minutes. continue reading »last_img read more

Lights On Afterschool Day, 2015

first_img October 13, 2015 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Lights On Afterschool Day, 2015 Proclamations Governor Wolf Proclamation — Lights On Afterschool Day, 2015 by Governor Tom Wolflast_img

Large family homes in prestigious locations ready for auction

first_img71 Philip Street, Hawthorne.Harcourts Solutions selling agent Gabrielle Baker said the home was an outstanding example of the Californian bungalow-style which was popular across the US and Australia from 1910-1940. “It has a wonderful energy about the home and it is perfect to live in as is, or there is the opportunity to refurbish the attic and add another two bedrooms or a parent’s retreat.” 23 Norman St, Ascot.A three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 23 Norman St, Ascot would suit a renovator looking to add their own special touch to this property. 1 Aloe St, Wavell Heights.Meanwhile, a Mediterranean-inspired brick home at 1 Aloe St, Wavell Heights will be perfect for a family seeking more space.Selling agent Trent Vinson from Ray White — Wilston said the owners had moved out and were wanting to semi-retire.“They have purchased a block of land in the country which they want to build a house on,” Mr Vinson said. 122 Haig Rd, Auchenflower.According to CoreLogic, 148 auctions will take place in Brisbane this week.And this includes a double-storey Queenslander-style home at Auchenflower to go under the hammer at 10am on Saturday.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 122 Haig Rd has views of the Brisbane City skyline and is in a sought-after location. Inside 1 Aloe St, Wavell Heights.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property, on a 620sq m block, goes to auction at 11am on Saturday. 71 Philip Street, Hawthorne.Ms Baker said the property was a much loved home with five owners since 1926, and has been beautifully maintained during this time.“Many of the features, such as silky oak panelling, leadlight doors and windows, and lighting are original,” she said.“The owners are downsizing after living in the property for nearly 30 years.”The property will go under the hammer at 11am. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. 96 Central Ave, St Lucia.A modern two-storey executive home at 96 Central Ave, St Lucia is expected to draw a crowd to the 10am auction.Adcock Prestige — Brisbane selling agent Jason Adcock said the property was in a spectacular location of St Lucia and on a 594sq m block. 23 Norman St, Ascot.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago23 Norman St, Ascot.Ray White — Albion selling agent Cheryl Williamson said the property had been passed down within the family.“It’s an original Ascot home awaiting renovation,” she said. The home is within proximity to public transport, cafes and restaurants.The property goes to auction at 11am on Saturday. 69 Gladstone St, Indooroopilly.At Indooroopilly, a four-bedroom, two-bathroom award-winning home will go to auction at 10am.The property at 69 Gladstone St, is being marketed by Byrony O’Neill, of Byrony O’Neill Estate Agents — Toowong.Entry to the home has commissioned ironwork gates to welcome guests while the living space features interior decor by Redworks.With handcrafted timber doors and a kitchen with Miele appliances there’s plenty to enjoy here.Ms O’Neill said she was honoured to be selling the home.“My favourite part of the home is the private rear garden framed by magnolias and exquisite marble wall,” she said.The home won a Master Builders Award — 2011 Master Builder’s Housing and Construction award for individual home builder — Nino Projects.Ms O’Neill said the current owner was involved throughout the building process with every attention to detail scrutinised. 8 Eaglie St, Chapel Hill.A stunning home at Chapel Hill with a treetop setting and elevated outlook with district views will go to auction nice and early on Saturday morning.At 9am, the property at 8 Eaglie St, is expected to draw downsizers and executive couples to the auction.McGrath Paddington selling agent Reuben Packer-Hill described the home as “well presented”. “There is a lack of stock in this price bracket,” he said.“While it is not an overly large home, the architectural flair and large entertaining deck have been features well-received by the buyers coming through.“We often ensure styling tips and advice is provided to our owners to ensure the home presents itself in the best light possible. 122 Haig Rd, Auchenflower. Inside 122 Haig Rd, Auchenflower.Ray White — Paddington selling agent Angela Mastrapostolos said there were many standout features within the home. “It’s a stunning property,” she said. “She (the owner) has put blood, sweat and tears into it. It’s very unique.”Ms Mastrapostolos said the property was perfect for a professional couple or a family with children wanting to be close to public schools in a great location. A grand Californian bungalow in a prestigious Brisbane hilltop location is set for auction on Saturday.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 71 Philip St, Hawthorne has hit the market for the first time in 30 years. The spacious kitchen at 96 Central Ave, St Lucia.Mr Adcock said the owners were downsizing from the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home.The home’s immense floorplan is spread across 550sq m with an open-plan design. 8 Eaglie St, Chapel Hill.We certainly feel that this has also resulted in the large amount of activity.”Mr Packer-Hill said he had received a phenomenal amount of interest in the property.“We’ve had more than 6646 internet viewings so far and over 80 inspections during our three-week campaign.” last_img read more

From hovel to the Hamptons: jawdropping reno attracts big bucks

first_imgThe original small and dated pine kitchen has been replaced with stainless-steel appliances, a stone island benchtop, a butler’s pantry, wine fridge and sleek timber cabinetry.Up another set of timber steps, you’ll find an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room.The original small and dated pine kitchen has been replaced with stainless-steel appliances, a stone island benchtop, a butler’s pantry, wine fridge and sleek timber cabinetry. There’s also a study nook with custom desks.From the living and dining space, sliding glass doors open to a games room and a covered patio with a built-in projector, speakers and a barbecue area with a fridge and sink. AFTER: The kitchen at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated. Picture: This Hamptons-style house at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, has sold for $1.8m. Picture:’S the look of the moment when it comes to renovating houses, so it’s no surprise a Hamptons style makeover turned a Brisbane hovel into one of the biggest sales in Queensland this week. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The classic 1930s Queenslander, which sold for $32,000 40 years ago, recently fetched $1.8 million at auction. BEFORE: The kitchen at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: The house at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogic AFTER: One of the bedrooms at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated. Picture: features of the property include a double garage, ducted airconditioning, a water tank, C-Bus lighting system and built-in speakers in every room.The property was marketed by Simon Caulfield and Andrew Bradley of Place Estate Agents.Agent Andrew Bradley described the residence as an ideal family home, boasting state-of-the-art finishes and fixtures while being close to schools and local amenities such as Greenslopes Mall and Stones Corner Village.Greenslopes is 5km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $737,500, according to CoreLogic. BEFORE: The outdoor area at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogic AFTER: The living room at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoDouble black doors open to a ground-floor hallway with polished concrete floors, a chandelier and timber steps leading up to the main living areas.Near the entrance is the carpeted main bedroom with an elegant feature wall. It has a luxurious ensuite, complete with a chandelier, freestanding bathtub, double vanity and glass shower.On the second floor is another bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and an ensuite, a laundry and powder room, a media room with a built-in TV cabinet and access through double doors to the side of the house and a wine cellar. AFTER: The house at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated. Picture: in 2011 by Brisbane builder Evermore Designed Homes, the five-bedroom house on 809 sqm at 7 Merinda Street would feel right at home in the playground of the rich and famous — Long Island.But it almost looks out of place in inner-city Greenslopes.The crumbling paint on the facade has been replaced with an understated grey and white colour palette, synonymous with Hamptons style, which has become a timeless trend among renovators. The covered patio.This outdoor space overlooks an artificial lawn with a projector screen that can be viewed from an in-ground saltwater pool with lighting for your very own swim-in night at the movies.Back inside, the very top level of the home has three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a separate bathroom and a living room with traditional casement windows and a cosy reading nook. Auction market blitz Coast’s cheapest house tops Brizzie Italian classic sells under the hammer AFTER: The outdoor area at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated. Picture: BEFORE: The living room at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: One of the bedrooms at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogiclast_img read more