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first_imgHigh-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Dar Es Salaam June 23 for a port visit supporting Africa Partnership Station (APS) East 2012.During the visit, embarked Sailors and Marines will facilitate port security training, martial arts and riot control, training and will participate in community service projects and host a reception on board.Swift arrived in Tanzania after spending two weeks supporting APS at two stops in Maputo and Nacala, Mozambique. This is not the ship’s first visit to Tanzania, as Swift hosted Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and more than 130 sailors from Tanzania’s navy in January 2010.“This marks our eleventh stop in Africa, I’m really proud of the deployment we were able to put together, we spent a lot of time helping to plan this out as early as last fall,” said Lt. Cmdr. Charles Eaton, Swift’s military detachment officer in charge. “Just a small amount of the crew was here last time, but for everyone involved in the training and community events, it’s what this ship really excels at and we’re proud to show off what’s special about this ship.”Swift will also offload humanitarian aid supplies that were donated through Project Handclasp. Project Handclasp is a U.S. Navy program that accepts and transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill materials donated by the private sector in a space-available basis aboard navy ships for distribution to foreign nations. The items to be offloaded include wheelchairs and other medical supplies as well as books.APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 27, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Salaam HSV 2 Arrives in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania View post tag: (HSV) June 27, 2012 View post tag: Tanzania View post tag: 2 View post tag: Arrives View post tag: Darcenter_img Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today HSV 2 Arrives in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Es View post tag: Navallast_img read more


first_imgThe city of New York is set to rename a Brooklyn block after its most notable export: Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known as iconic rapper The Notorious B.I.G. The segment of St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood where Biggie grew up will soon be officially known as Christopher Wallace Way. The proposal passed its biggest political hurdle this past Wednesday when Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted to approve the re-naming petition in a landslide decision. The dedication is expected to be approved by the City Council and Mayor Bill De Blasio in their next session.As Rolling Stone notes, the leader of the initiative, LeRoy McCarthy, said that if the measure is officially passed, the new sign will be officially dedicated around Biggie’s birthday on May 21st of next year. “Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man,” McCarthy tells Rolling Stone. “It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and hip-hop is worldwide.”Over the years, there have been a handful of artists who helped define their era, who were the manifestation of the time and place in which they existed. The Beach Boys defined the good vibrations of Southern California in the early ’60’s. The Velvet Underground were emblematic of the nascent avant-garde punk scene in lower Manhattan in the late ’60’s and early 70’s. R.E.M. evokes visions of a burgeoning music community in 1980’s Athens, GA. And, of course, no artist embodied the mean streets of Brooklyn in the 90’s more than The Notorious B.I.G.The proposed street dedication is the latest in a long string of Brooklyn-centric tributes to Biggie Smalls. Recently, Nike and the NBA revealed their Biggie-themed “City Edition” Brooklyn Nets uniforms, which feature trim based on the Coogi sweaters that Wallace made famous during his heyday.In 2017, controversy broke out when a building owner in Biggie’s native Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood tried to take down a two-story mural of the rapper to renovate the property. A petition was launched that garnered thousands of signatures to keep the mural, dubbed “The King of New York,” intact, and it was eventually spared.And that’s just one of many Notorious B.I.G. murals spread around Brooklyn. Biggie’s face adorns the sides of buildings throughout the NYC borough—and some of the murals even feature the aforementioned Coogi sweater, like this piece that currently watches over the Bushwick Collective:In honor of the expected re-naming of Christopher Wallace Way, watch this notorious video of a 17-year-old Biggie freestyling on a local Bed-Stuy street corner in 1989:The Notorious B.I.G Street Corner Freestyle (1989)[Video: crakkerjed][H/T Okayplayer]last_img read more


first_imgThe new chief executive of Finnish local government and church pension fund Keva has resigned suddenly due to a crisis of confidence between him and the management board, the fund announced.Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, chairman of the Keva board, said: “Unfortunately, Jukka Männistö’s term is very short. “I would like to thank Männistö for his cooperation with the board and for his role in implementing changes in the management of Keva.”Keva, which has €41.5bn in investment assets, manages pensions for employees of local government, the state, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and benefits agency Kela.  Keva said Männistö had handed in his letter of resignation to the board of directors on 30 September.“The reason behind the resignation is a crisis of confidence between the board and CEO Männistö,” the pension fund said.Ikonen was not immediately available for further comment.The pension fund said the resignation would be put into effect once Keva’s council approved it, adding that the next council meeting would take place on 8 October.But the process of appointing a new chief executive will begin immediately, it said, with the new leader likely to take up his or her post in the spring of 2016.“Despite the resignation of the CEO, Keva will continue to operate without disruption,” Keva said.Männistö’s appointment as chief executive was only announced last year in May. He was then taking over from Pekka Alanen, Keva’s deputy managing director, who had been acting as interim head following the resignation of Merja Ailus in November 2013.Ailus had become caught up in a scandal involving accusations over personal expenses, taxes and benefits.Following the scandal, Keva worked on reforming its management guidelines, saying it needed to develop a leadership culture by other means than just instructions and rules.last_img read more


first_img Promoted Content6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Big Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap Opera Read Also: Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injury Tebas said during a videoconference: “Sometimes when we have seen games played behind closed doors, there is an echo and the horrible sight of empty stands. “We are working on methods against this and there will be an interesting question of virtual advertising and having a stand with messages from Twitter that are shown during the game.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The details are outlined by Marca, with crowd images from FIFA 20 to be inserted into the empty stands to give the appearance of packed stands, which will then be supplemented by recorded atmosphere noises which will be available as an audio option. Broadcasters will offer TV viewers two options – the match as it is without fans and with no crowd noises, while the secondary option will be with the simulated audio and visual. The top two divisions of Spanish football are scheduled to return after a three-month break with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on 11 June, with games being staged across 32 consecutive days and hopes to finish the campaign by late July.Advertisement Loading… center_img La Liga will combat the loss of atmosphere from games being staged behind closed doors with virtual images and sounds of fans. La Liga are considering a range of plans to make up for the absence of fans in matches including broadcasting tweet and social media interactions of fans inside the stadium, with the arrangements outlined by Marca last month.last_img read more


first_imgThe news that the tourism industry had experienced a bumper July has given the Donegal tourism industry a huge boost. County Manager Seamus Neely says Donegal has so much to offer visitorsA number of surveys this summer have all concluded that this summer is shaping up to be one of the best tourism seasons in almost a decade for the county.And the most recent news coming from online travel agent, EBookers.com, that Donegal ranked number 1 in a nationwide poll with a staggering increase of 800 per cent in bookings is certainly evidence that County Donegal is fast becoming Ireland’s favourite holiday destination. Welcoming the news, Seamus Neely, Chairman of Donegal Tourism Ltd and Donegal County Manager said he is absolutely delighted that Donegal has seen an influx of holidaymakers this summer.“It is my view that Donegal has a fantastic range of visitor products. We have some of the best Hotels, B&B’s and Guesthouses in Ireland. We have more Blueflag Beaches than any other County in the Country, and most important of all, we offer a high quality tourism product at very competitive rates.“I would like to praise the excellent work of Fáilte Ireland, Donegal Hotel Federation, Donegal Self-Catering Association, B&B Ireland, and all of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises that have really come together this year to ensure that Donegal’s tourism product is as competitive as any on the Island of Ireland.“I think it is important to recognise the contribution of the Elected Members on Donegal County Council for their continued support for the tourism sector. It is our ambition that the rest of the year will be as successful as the last number of months. There are still plenty of reasons to visit Donegal this summer and autumn.” Donegal County Council launched a new destination tourism website – www.govisitdonegal.com in February 2013, began an intensive marketing campaign aimed at the staycation market in April. GoVisitDonegal.com saw an extraordinary increase of 463% in visitor traffic in July, with many users searching for information on beaches, accommodation and festivals or events.The €104,000 advertising campaign targeted the key visitor markets in Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Galway, through a range of outdoor billboards, bus advertising in the capital and an intensive national radio and print campaign. The campaign was funded by Donegal Local Development Company and Inishowen Development Partnership under the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme.Tourism Development Officer, Kevin O’Connor added it is clear that Donegal has benefited from the heatwave in July.“However, I think it is worth noting that while the weather was an attraction for many people, there were certainly other factors in making Donegal the number one choice for holidaymakers in 2013.“Our festivals and events programme, marketed under the Gathering and Donegal Gathering Brands has been second to none. Big ticket events such as the Earagail Arts Festival, Feile An Grianan, the Donegal Rally, Letterkenny Live, A Taste of Donegal Food Festival are major attractors for visitors. That is not to forget the hundreds of community-driven events and gatherings that have really added to the annual festival calendar. “We have also benefited from our partnership work with the City of Culture team, and our trade have been very astute in creating innovative packages around the big events happening in Derry this year. “TOURISM BOSSES SAY DONEGAL CAN CONTINUE TO WOO VISITORS was last modified: August 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:County Managerdonegal tourismSEAMUS NEELYtourismlast_img read more


first_imgSANTA CLARA — George Kittle blamed the 49ers’ loss Sunday on a lack of intensity, but it was only a one-game indictment.“I don’t think it’s an overall issue,” Kittle said Tuesday. “I bet you there are a lot of different reasons for a lot of different guys that the intensity didn’t show. But you could feel it on the whole sideline, whether it was coaches, players, staff, it just felt different.”It felt different for another reason, too, with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo relying on his star …last_img


first_img21 May 2013 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has given state company Eskom a licence to go ahead with its Sere wind farm near Koekenaap in the Western Cape. “Sere is our first large-scale renewable energy project,” Eskom chief executive officer Brian Dames said in a statement on Monday. “It demonstrates our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and to investing in a sustainable energy future.” The project will cost R2.4-billion and is expected to be in full commercial operation by the end of 2014. It is expected to create about 170 direct jobs during construction. Taking its name from the Nama word for “cool breeze”, the Sere wind farm will generate up to 100 megawatts (MW) of power for the national grid and will lead to the saving of approximately 4.7-million tonnes of carbon emissions over 20 years. It has been funded by a group of development finance organisations, including the World Bank, African Development Bank, Clean Technology Fund and Agence Francaise de Developpement. “We are very pleased that we have been able to take advantage of attractive financing from international development finance institutions to construct the project at costs which compare favourably with the market,” Dames said. Forty-six Siemens 2.3-108 wind turbine generators will make up the Sere farm, as well as construction of a new substation and 132-kilovolt (KV) distribution line. It has an expected operating life of 20 years, with average annual energy production of about 233 00-megawatt hours (MW-h), enough clean energy to power about 97 000 homes. Eskom also has a 100 MW concentrating solar plant project close to Upington in the Northern Cape, and has installed solar photovoltaic panels at it headquarters and two coal-fired power stations, with plans to roll out these panels at more of its facilities. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


first_imgPrimary Font  Mundo Sans has been chosen asthe primary font for its legibility andsimplicity of application. There are threeversions of Mundo Sans which maybe used, namely Light, Regular andMedium. The Italic version of each ofthese may also be used headlines, bodycopy and subheads.Mundo Sans Std lightABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz10234567890Mundo Sans Std lightABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz10234567890Mundo Sans Std Light ItalicABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz10234567890Mundo Sans Std ItalicABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz10234567890Mundo Sans Std MediumABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz10234567890Font Style GuideIllustrated on the right is anactual-size example of the text inan A4 portrait or A3 landscape Headlines: Mundo  Headlines: Mundo Sans 30 ptBody copy: Mundo Sans 13 ptURL & Tel: Mundo Sans Italic 12ptCaptions: Mundo Sans Italic 8 ptHeadlines should ideally not fill more than two lines. The body copy must bewritten in sentence case and should ideallynot fill more than four lines. The captionmust always be brief and to the point anddescriptive of the image used.If there is more body copy, for example when the copy is translated, the point sizesmay be reduced. The Mundo Sans fontis available to download from the BrandSouth Africa marketing portal.Please contact: [email protected]  to gain access. .last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Over the past week, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Jonah Johnson has been getting calls from growers asking if it is too late for a fungicide application on soybeans. He gives the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins the answer to that question in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img


first_imgLearn how to get professional looking diffused light in this helpful DIY tutorial.Diffused light is great. It’s easy to work with and very forgiving, making it perfect for indie-film productions. However, getting good diffused light can be tricky.When it comes down to picking the right diffusion panel to use on your video productions you normally have to decide between good or cheap. However, in the following tutorial we will take a look at how to create a quality DIY diffusion panel for as little as $30. To create this DIY panel you will need to pick up a few things, but they’re inexpensive and you will definitely be able to use them on future projects.You will need:1. 4 Canvas Stretcher BarsPrice: $8-$20 for 42. White Gaffers TapePrice: $20 for an entire whole roll3. Diffusion PaperPrice: $80 for an entire 25 foot roll4. Glue or Double sided tapePrice: $2.20 a rollOne thing I love about this DIY diffusion panel project, you don’t need to own any expensive tools to make it. If you have any tips for making this diffusion panel better please share in the comments below.This video was first shared by Tony Roslund on his Vimeo channel. Thanks for sharing Tony!If you want to learn more about creating DIY diffused light check out our post on DIY Book Lighting. Or if you want a quick fix you can always buy a 5-in-1 reflector for about $17 on Amazon. The reflector has a circular diffusion panel inside, making it a great tool for any set.Have any lighting tips to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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