HMS Richmond Pays Visit to Goa, India

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Richmond Pays Visit to Goa, India View post tag: India Authorities View post tag: Goa HMS Richmond Pays Visit to Goa, India View post tag: asiacenter_img September 29, 2015 View post tag: HMS Richmond Share this article In an effort to strengthen ties between UK and India, HMS Richmond, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate, is visiting Goa from September 27 to October 01. Currently moored at Goa’s Mormugao Port Trust, HMS Richmond has been operating in the Arabian Sea to counter heroin smuggling; these smugglers aim to reach the western shores by passing through the African countries.HMS Richmond has been on deployment for the last nine months. After it departs Goa, Richmond will be undertaking Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations during its transit back to England.[mappress mapid=”17036″]Image: Royal Navylast_img read more

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Drone Video Shows Flooded Fields

first_imgDrone Video Shows Flooded FieldsIntense storms moved through Friday night and well into Saturday morning, leaving behind major flooding across a huge portion of the tri-state. The rain started Friday evening and even though there were some breaks off and on, it was pouring well…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

New Hoboken hotel plan matches Fund For A Better Waterfront’s vision

first_imgDear Editor:There is a plan before the City Council that will address the many planning problems on the now unsightly waterfront parcel between Newark and First Streets. It provides for a hotel on the L-shaped parcel wrapping around the post office on its east and north sides. The loading docks and parking lot will be replaced by a first-rate hotel set back to the property line with an expanse of glass facing east to the river and to the north along 1st Street.This will transform what is now a dreary corner with little or no pedestrian access into a proper waterfront block with wide sidewalks, retail, restaurants and meeting spaces. And let’s not forget the $1.7 million in annual tax revenue.In 1990, when developers targeted Hoboken’s derelict waterfront with plans to build condominiums and towering office buildings on the piers, the citizens developed their own plan. Devised by the Fund For A Better Waterfront, it called for contiguous public parks at the water’s edge and on the piers. Buildings, we said, were to be placed on the upland side of Sinatra Drive with front doors and ground floor retail facing the river. FBW’s plan won out. The result is our acclaimed, award-winning south waterfront.That FBW’s original plan drafted in 1990 included an L-shaped building wrapping the post office is a testament to the timelessness of good planning.The transformation of this block will be a great addition to our town, taking advantage of the mass transit hub just a block away and greatly enhancing safe public access to our treasured waterfront park.Sincerely,James VanceChair Fund For A Better Waterfrontlast_img read more

At a glance

first_imgHistory: First opened in 1936 by Chris’ father, before Chris joined in 1968. Chris’ son Douglas is also a baker, working at The Cavan Bakery in Hampton, MiddlesexNumber of shops: Three in Kent – Strood, Gillingham and SnodlandNumber of employees: 17, including six in production and two van driversRetail/wholesale split: 60/40. Wholesale customers include restaurants, hotels, pubs and shops. Savoury platters and sandwiches also supplied to local businessesProduct rangeBreads: Full range of white and wholemeal loaves, including bloomers, cobs, tin and farmhouse, as well as crusty rolls (best-seller) and bapsConfectionery: doughnuts (best-seller), puff pastries, sponges, Eccles cakes, chocolate cake, Bakewell tarts and sticky buns. Celebration cakes are also an important part of the businessSavouries: sausage rolls (best-seller), meat pies, Cornish pastieslast_img read more

Wenzel’s the Bakers steps up expansion plan

first_imgWenzel’s the Bakers has revealed ambitions to expand to 100 stores in the next few years.The business, which has submitted an application to open its 42nd UK store in Watford, North London, has expanded rapidly. It has almost doubled its number of outlets over the past three years, having operated 26 stores in February 2013.Wenzel’s has employed more than 500 members of staff as a result of its expansion, CEO Peter Wenzel told British Baker.He added that Wenzel’s had received requests for it to open a site in Watford high street.“We feel that it is a good site and I feel the expansion shows we are an extremely good bakery,” he said. “We would liven up the high street.”Wenzel described his business, which was established in 1975, as “the future company of the high streets”.Watford Borough Council is currently considering the application.last_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

Resources in the aftermath of tragedy

first_imgThe latest update on services offered or events being held to help the Harvard community cope with the April 15 tragedy during the Boston Marathon.Concert for BostonAt 3 p.m. on April 28, the Dudley House Orchestra and Chorus present “Concert for Boston,” a charity event to benefit those most affected by the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon and its aftermath. Proceeds will go to One Fund Boston.Crimson vs. Dartmouth Raffle and T-Shirt SaleThe Harvard softball team will be selling T-shirts and hosting a raffle during Sunday’s (April 28) 2 p.m. doubleheader against Dartmouth. The raffle and T-shirt sale is to raise money for charities and foundations that are supporting victims of the Boston Marathon attack. Raffle tickets are $10 and T-shirts are $20. Tickets will be sold through the first game of the doubleheader and the drawing will take place during the second game. Fans do not need to be present in order to win the prizes. Raffle items include: autographed pictures by the Patriots’ Vince Wilfork, autographed baseballs from Dustin Pedroia and Clay Buchholz, Red Sox tickets, Harvard athletic apparel, tennis lessons, and more. For more information.Harvard Runs for Boston FundraiserOn May 1, reserve a treadmill at the Hemenway Gynasium for a 26-minute run or walk, with a suggested donation of $1 per minute. Donations of any size will be accepted. All proceeds will go to One Fund Boston. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.One Fund BostonFor the many members of the Harvard community seeking to help the victims in the marathon tragedy and their families, consider donating to the fund established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.Harvard’s Employee Assistant Program offers aidAs a result of the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, many employees or their family and household members may be directly or indirectly affected. Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program is available for free, confidential assistance and consultation 24/7. The Wellness Corporation’s EAP therapists are equipped to handle any distress that people are experiencing even if it is unrelated to this event.last_img read more

Check Out These Swankified & Thrillifying #WickedDubs from Fans!

first_img Wicked Wicked celebrates its 12th anniversary on Broadway on October 30, and we asked you to join us in celebrating the only way we know how: lip-syncing to the score (with Krysta Rodriguez!). Watching your DubSmash videos—from “Popular” to “Defying Gravity” and beyond—was the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. Here are a few of our favorites from fans! One of our best dubsmash moments. @broadwaycom @DaisyLap #WickedDubs— Chloe (@ChloeBarr0w) October 22, 2015 View Commentscenter_img Related Shows from $95.00last_img

How to stop upward delegation at your credit union

first_img3 strategies to help employees take responsibility for decisions so you can get more Laurie J. Maddalena, MBA, CPCC, PHRDo you ever struggle with getting things done because you are frequently interrupted?One thing I hear from leaders when I teach a workshop on time management is that they can’t get anything done because of all the interruptions they encounter each day. Many of those interruptions come from their employees asking for guidance or direction. A manager in one of my recent workshops said, “I am constantly interrupted, and I can’t get any real work done!”Leadership can be challenging: managing a staff, meeting deadlines, dealing with emergencies, handling members and attending meetings. It can be hard to find time to do actual work on important projects or tasks. When I was a human resources executive, I often left the office at the end of the day feeling like I didn’t get any important work accomplished, even if I worked 10 hours. Then I learned a skill that changed everything.One of the biggest contributors to taking up a manager’s time is upward delegation. Upward delegating is when an employee brings a problem or issue to you to solve. Whether intentional or not, the employee is shifting the ownership of the problem to you, their manager. These are things your employee should know how to handle themselves. Perhaps they don’t have the level of skill yet and come to you for the answer, or they just don’t feel comfortable making a decision. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Credit union newbies versus the salty dogs

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: Details Ever visit someplace from childhood and think, “wow, I remember it being bigger”? Go back a few times or ask your kids (who are there for the first time) and all seems normal. You’ve just experienced Shifting Baselines.Think of it as a change in the perception of normal. I’m not talking about how your impeccable teenage styles seem ridiculous now. Let’s be honest, flower headbands will always be cool (as will bow ties). This is about one person’s standard becoming another’s outlier.You may not be familiar with the term, and that’s ok. I’ve only seen it used when discussing environmental change. Even then, only in the oceans; fish size, abundance, and all. But you’re in luck! I happen to have a background in ocean policy and marine science. It’ll come back around to credit unions, I promise.Let’s paint a scenario so everyone can grasp Shifting Baselines. We have two fishermen: one, an old salty dog, another freshly joining the industry. The former sings shanties of days gone by, the latter just waits for their first day on the water. Here’s where the trouble begins:Our salty dog (lifelong fisherman) considers a “big fish” 150 lbs. and a “good” catch 1,000 lbs.The newbie (no prior experience in area) is excited to reel in a “big fish” weighing 50 lbs. and sails home with a “good” catch netting (forgive the pun) 400 lbs.Do you see the issue? What is great for one is ruin for the other. However, the new fisherman has no memory of the “better days” and instead considers their first day the norm. When our salty dog leaves the industry, their standard and memory goes with them. Moving forward, smaller fish and fewer of them is expected (without ever realizing the loss). Yet we know the past really was brighter. In fact, who’s to say our old fisherman wasn’t reminiscing over already diminished catches? Maybe their elders sang of even larger fish!Are you suffering from Shifting Baselines in your credit union? Take the opportunity to speak with your longest-serving staff, board members, and even members. Get their take on how the institution has evolved. Are the new normals for the better?Within the marine realm, Shifting Baselines almost always represent a loss. Does your credit union share the trend, or has the baseline improved? If I walked in to your branch, my standard would begin at that moment. If compared to a member from 50 years ago, would I be pleasantly surprised or disappointed?Do you have stories from your credit union’s “old salts”? Share them here or with me on Twitter at @JoeCUGeek.For more information on how Shifting Baselines applies to our oceans, visit Smithsonian Ocean Portal.last_img read more