Royal Navy Warship Joins Forces with Indian Colleagues View post tag: joins Share this article View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy Warship Joins Forces with Indian Colleagues Training & Education View post tag: forces View post tag: Royal View post tag: Indian View post tag: Colleagues A Royal Navy warship has joined forces with Indian colleagues for a demonstration of capability and improving mutual understanding.HMS Westminster, currently on deployment in the Indian Ocean, has arrived in the Indian port of Mormuguo, Goa in preparation for Exercise Konkan.The exercise will run in two phases, initially a harbour phase to test communications and carry out training, as well a pre-sailing conference, and then the chance to play each other at sports.The second phase will be conducted at sea where HMS Westminster and INS Delhi will conduct a multitude of operations, including gunnery, boarding, flying stations, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft exercises.HMS Westminster’s Commanding Officer, Captain Hugh Beard, said,“It is with great pleasure that Westminster returns to Goa following our successful Konkan exercise in April 2008.“It’s my first experience of operations with the Indian Navy and my aim is to build upon the successes of my predecessors and increase the mutual understanding and cooperation between our two navies.“From a personal perspective I’m also looking forward to the cultural diversity that India has to offer.”[mappress]Press Release, October 24, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Warship October 24, 2013
Katherine Connolly, a member of the Oxford Union Standing Committee, has resigned from the society, because of what she described as an “untenable” work environment.In a statement to Cherwell, she commented, “I really care about the Union, and I don’t think anyone could accuse me of not ‘wanting enough’ to be involved. That said, the behaviour of some members of this society has been so completely intolerable that I cannot continue to represent this society as I’d want to.“This is not a problem inherent to the society – it is a select group of people creating a work environment that I found untenable. I know Dom will do a great job, and I hope that the behaviour of a few will not put people off getting involved.”She tendered her resignation at a Consultative Committe meeting on Monday afternoon. She will be replaced by Dominic Merchant of New College.Ben Sullivan, President of the Oxford Union, told Cherwell, “The Union appreciates all of Ms Connolly’s hard work, and the committee and staff are very sorry to hear of her decision to step down. The Society strives to create a positive working environment for all of those involved in its running. I look forward to working with Dom and I am sure he will do an excellent job.”
Oxford University has conducted a trial of written exams undertaken on computer, as University authorities consider a major rehaul of Oxford’s examinations policy.Participants in the trial, conducted in April last year, included the Department of Computing Science, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Theology and Religion. The project was carried out by IT Services in a selection of college collections in conjunction with the subject departments.The Education IT Programme said: “The e-exams project investigated the potential of the digital examination system for use with typed, invigilated examinations by funding and running trials during the start of Trinity term 2018”.The trials used Inspira software platform. An Oxford University spokesperson told Cherwell that “computers were locked down and resources including spellcheck and thesaurus were removed”.They added: “The trial has been evaluated and the results and next steps are being discussed within the University, but no decision about wider adoption has been made.” In Michaelmas 2016, the Digital Education Strategy consultation with academic staff and studentsidentified increasing interest intrialling the use of technology for assessments.Currently, the use of a word processor in exams is limited for students with Specific Learning Differences or physical disabilities/illnesses that make writing difficult. “The pilot was a small-scale exercise in bringing examinations into line with how students learn and will apply their knowledge in the future.” The news comes as e-exams are being used more often at other universities across the country.In the UK, according to a survey by the Heads of eLearning Forum, more than 60% of universities have introduced e-exams in at least one or two modules.Brunel University is one of the first UK institutions to introduce digital exams, encouraging students to use their own laptops. Brunel’s director of learning, Simon Kent, said that this move tried to make assessment as authentic as possible.However, not all are in agreement. Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, Chris McGovern, told The Times that “we need to break the dependence on digital technology and encourage young people to remain multiskilled.”
Greggs has continued to defy the downturn after its latest figures showed total group sales were up 5.2% for the 19 weeks to 9 May.The bakery retailer also saw like-for-like sales grow 2% in the same period. It “enjoyed a successful Easter”, having sold over 2.3 million hot cross buns so far this year – a 10% increase on 2008.Chairman Derek Netherton said there had been encouraging signs of greater stability in customer numbers over recent weeks, and performance remained in line with expectations.“Margins are as we budgeted, with ingredient costs continuing to increase overall but offset by some improvement in energy costs, which we expect to continue during the second half,” continued Netherton.The chain launched the latest phase of its television advertising campaign last month, featuring comedian Paddy McGuinness, and is currently emphasising the promotion of its improved three cheese recipe cheese and onion pasties and new Belgian chocolate muffins.It is continuing to create a single Greggs brand and has now converted 35 of its 160 Bakers Oven shops.A proposed ten-for-one share split, subject to approval at Greggs’ Annual General Meeting today (13 May), will take affect on Monday, 28 May. “We believe that this will make the company’s shares more accessible, particularly to small shareholders and our own employees,” said Netherton.
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It was a night of funk in Los Angeles last Friday, February 17th, when Galactic and The Funky Meters teamed up at The Fonda Theatre. Both New Orleans crews lit up the venue, bringing a night of good times and dancing grooves.The Funky Meters opened the night, pairing original Meters members Art Neville and George Porter Jr. with drummer Terence Houston and guitarist Brian Stoltz. Songs like “Cissy Strut” and “Fire on the Bayou” filled the venue, playing non stop music for their hour-long set. With the comfort level of legends like Neville and Porter Jr., the young drummer had a chance to stand out with his energetic rapid-fire drumming, even drum soloing while blindfolded.Galactic came out next, brimming with energy from the first notes of the evening. The tight knit band was firing on all cylinders, between their horn section, rhythm players and leading instrumentalists and vocalists. Erica Falls joined the band for a number of songs, engaging the crowd and singing hits like “Hey Na Na” and more. Other noteworthy songs from the set included “Move Fast,” “Cineramascope,” “Right On,” and the show closer, “Dolla Diva.”It was all smiles for a great night of NOLA in LA. Until next time!
Secretary of State-Elect Jim Condos has selected Brian Leven of Stowe to be the new deputy secretary of state. Leven has spent the last 12 years as an attorney for the Vermont Legislative Council. During that time he has served as counsel for the House and Senate Committees on Government Operations and the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules. These three committees are important committees for legislation pertaining to activities and operations of the secretary of state’s office.In 2002, he staffed the Senate Reapportionment committee which was responsible for redistricting of House and Senate districts after the 2000 US Census. Reapportionment will again be taken up this biennium with completion of the 2010 Census. And, this past year, he served as counsel to the Government Accountability Committee which is monitoring the progress of Challenges for Change.‘I am excited to have Brian join my team,’ said Secretary-elect Condos. ‘His knowledge and experience will prove invaluable as my office continues to serve Vermonters with positive outcomes.’Brian Leven lives in Stowe, Vermont, with his wife, Jacquie, and two children, Augie and Talula. He grew up in Danville and St Johnsbury. He graduated from St Johnsbury Academy, received a BA from the University of Vermont, and a JD from the University of Denver College of Law.In addition to playing music, reading, and enjoying the outdoors, Leven serves as chair of the Stowe Development Review Board.Jim Condos was elected to be Vermont’s secretary of state on November 2, 2010. Condos has over 20 years of elected public service including 18 years on South Burlington City Council, eight years as a Vermont state senator, along with over 30 years of private sector business experience.
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old Medford man was killed when he crashed his SUV in Ridge over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Ronald Hunte was driving his Buick Rendezvous northbound on William Floyd Parkway when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into trees off the right shoulder at 11 a.m. Sunday.The victim was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, where he was pronounced dead.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.