Ceremony Held at HMS Royal Oak Memorial

first_img View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: europe Share this article View post tag: held Under a grey sky on Scapa Flow in Orkney on October 14, more than 100 people gathered to pay tribute to more than 830 men who lost their lives on HMS Royal Oak.Marking the 75th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Revenge-Class battleship, a shore side ceremony at the HMS Royal Oak Memorial in Scapa was followed by a wreath-laying above the wreck of the ship in Scapa Flow.HMS Royal Oak sank in Scapa Flow with the loss of 834 lives after being hit by torpedoes from German U-Boat U-47.Launched in 1914 and in service in 1916, the ship saw service in the First World War, including the Battle of Jutland.The torpedo strikes which claimed the ship and so many lives were delivered barely a month into World War 2.It is thought that the 75th commemoration, organised by the HMS Royal Oak Survivors Association and the Royal British Legion Scotland, will be the last major memorial event to the sinking of HMS Royal Oak, though smaller services will continue in future and the White Ensign will continue to be exchanged.[mappress mapid=”14084″]Image: Frank Bradford Back to overview,Home naval-today Ceremony Held at HMS Royal Oak Memorial Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMS Royal Oak View post tag: Memorial Ceremony Held at HMS Royal Oak Memorial View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UK October 16, 2014last_img read more

Bakers not affected as Morrisons axes 1,500 roles

first_imgBakers will not be affected by the management changes at Morrisons, which is set to see 1,500 roles scrapped as part of a proposed restructure. The move, which would allow for more customer service staff and fewer managers, would see a net increase of 200 positions across the retailer’s estate with around 1,700 jobs to be created while 1,500 positions, such as warehouse manager, would be removed.However, in-store bakery teams will not be affected. “We can confirm no bakers will be affected in the management structure changes taking place,” a Morrisons spokesperson told British Baker.Morrisons said it currently had around 800 management vacancies in its stores, giving managers the opportunity to stay within the company.“Our aim is to serve customers better with more front-line colleagues in stores, improving product availability and helping customers at the checkouts,” said Gary Mills, Morrisons retail director.“Very regrettably, there will be a period of uncertainty for some managers affected by these proposals and we’ll be supporting them through this important process. Our commitment is to redeploy as many affected colleagues as possible.”The news comes less than two weeks after Tesco and Sainsbury’s announced management shake-ups that would put thousands of jobs at risk.last_img read more

BC’s 150th Birthday

first_imgPremier Gordon Campbell released the following statement in recognition of B.C. Day 2008, and the 150th anniversary of British Columbia’s inception as a British Crown colony:”This year our province marks a milestone – 150 years of achievement, cultural diversity and community strength since the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in 1858. The people and events thathave shaped British Columbia are unlike any other, and have contributed so much to our nation and our world. I proudly join all British Columbians in pausing to take stock of the challenges and triumphs ofour history, and in looking forward to our future.”This is a time to reflect on the strengths of our province. The blending of traditions and cultures in an exceptional and evolving multi-cultural mosaic, including our First Nations’ heritages, has helped create this unique society. We are all fortunate to live in British Columbia, a place of natural riches and beauty, of prosperity and of opportunity.- Advertisement -“Today we think not only about how far we have come as a province, but also about what kind of province and what kind of world we want for our children, and their children. The founders of British Columbia, and all those who have followed, rose to the challenges of their day. They laid the foundation for our province and entrusted us with their legacy of leadership.”Together we look towards a future of excitement and prosperity for all British Columbians. With the eyes of the world turning to our province in 2010, we will show them a British Columbia that is proud, dynamic and working together to build strong communities that support our children, seniors, and families – with some of the longest life expectancies and best education outcomes in the world, a province of opportunity wherepeople from around the world come to live, to work, and to raise a family. “As we move forward into the next chapter of our history, we will rise to today’s challenges and leave for our children and grandchildren a province that is just as full of opportunity and optimism as it was 150 years ago.”Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgRTE pundits Colm O’Rourke and Joe Brolly may have called it ‘puke football’ and ‘embarrassing’ but Donegal picked up their first Ulster Championship win for four years at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey this afternoon.Just over 5,000 fans braved the elements to watch what turned out to be a dour affair between two sides who were more concerned about not losing the game than winning it.With so much expected from Donegal after winning the National League Division Two title at Croke Park a couple a few weeks ago, nothing but a polished display would keep Donegal’s critics from beating down their door. That didn’t emerge but Donegal were always in control however with solid performances from the likes of Ryan Bradley, Mark McHugh and Adrian Hanlon.Antrim never looked like a team that had what it took to knock Donegal out in the preliminary round of the championship.And if their manager ‘Baker’ Bradley thinks Donegal play ‘puke football’ as he claimed earlier this week, it’s difficult to know how to describe his own team.On the pitch it was a difficult day for captain Michael Murphy who is getting used to being marshalled by an extra man. That said it’s difficult to see why the Glenswilly man was constantly forced to drop deep into midfield and sacrifice Donegal’s firing power up front.Donegal went in leading 6-3 at half-time.Those who didn’t dig deep into their pockets and pay a recession-numbing €27 for a ticket in the stand had the ‘pleasure’ of listening to O’Rourke and Brolly at half-time.Both men castigated the game and dished out special treatment to Donegal who they claimed were embarrassing.Brolly said it even went beyond ‘puke football’ and described the first half display as something out of an exorcism. Despite hitting a number of wides in the second half, Jim McGuinness’ side took control thereafter but should really have ran out more comfortable winners.Mark McHugh put a more respectable look on the scoreline when he combined with St.Eunan’s Kevin Rafferty in the closing minutes to score a well-taken goal.The game finished 1-10 to 0-7 and Antrim could have no complaints after failing to turn up on the day.For Jim McGuinness and his emerging side, he still has plenty of food for thought. Should he continue to play a defensive brand of football and hope his team’s breaking-style of play can net them enough scores to overcome more accomplished rivals.Or should he take the ultimate gamble and allow his young team to play the open brand of football many feel they are capable of.The answer may rest somewhere in between both. The reality is that Donegal have something to build on and it’s not too many times in recent years Donegal fans can say that.EndsRTE CALL IT EMBARRASSING BUT DONEGAL OVERCOME ANTRIM IN ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: May 16th, 2011 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:AntrimdonegalRTElast_img read more