Turkmenian President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov Visits One of National Naval Bases

first_img View post tag: visits View post tag: Bases View post tag: Navy October 11, 2011 Authorities View post tag: of View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Berdymuhamedov View post tag: Nationalcenter_img View post tag: President Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkmenian President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov Visits One of National Naval Bases View post tag: Gurbanguly Turkmenian president Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov visited one of national naval bases on Oct 9 to see two new missile boats recently arrived from Russia.The boats were built by Sredne-Nevsky shipyard under Russian-Turkmenian military cooperation program. The presidential visit was shown on national TV. “Turkmenistan as a state having access to sea needs patrol ships to protect its borders, maintain security, and counter terrorism, poaching, and drug trafficking”, said the president speaking to naval servicemen.“Caspian Sea will always be friendly and harmonious, and Turkmenistan’s policy of neutrality, transparency, and neighborliness is aimed at this objective”, emphasized Berdymuhamedov.He announced the decision to build advanced fleet as early as in Aug 2009 at the session of national security council. In 2010 Turkmenian Defense Ministry established Naval Academy. By now, the navy development program for the period till 2015 has been drawn out and approved in accordance with Turkmenistan’s military doctrine.“Adoption of this document marks beginning of important work on establishment of national naval force which mission will be protection of our interests in the Caspian sea”, pointed out Turkmenian president.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 11, 2011 Turkmenian President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov Visits One of National Naval Bases View post tag: one Share this article View post tag: Turkmenianlast_img read more

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Yaroslav Mudry Leaves for the Gulf of Aden

first_img View post tag: Yaroslav Mudry View post tag: Leaves View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: africa Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Gulf of Aden Yaroslav Mudry Leaves for the Gulf of Aden The Neustrashimy class frigate departed the main naval base of Baltiysk on 9 August to conduct anti-piracy missions.During this deployment the vessel sailed more than 6,500 nautical miles, and paid visits to the Spanish Ceuta port on the Mediterranean coast of Africa and the port of Valletta in Malta.Upon arrival in the Gulf of Aden, Russian sailors will continue to provide security for the civilian shipping.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 29, 2014; Image: Russian Ministry of Defence September 29, 2014 Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet (BF) frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) left the port of Salalah (Oman) for the Gulf of Aden on Friday. Back to overview,Home naval-today Yaroslav Mudry Leaves for the Gulf of Aden View post tag: europelast_img read more

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Katrinka Rynder SWIRCA & More New Board of Directors Member

first_imgKatrinka Rynder is a member of the marketing and admissions team at the Evansville Protestant Home. Her position at the Evansville Protestant Home is her first position in long-term care ever.It was her dream to work in such a role. Katrinka has a love for the elderly. She feels she has found her forever home at EPH. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Katrinka moved to Evansville less than 5 years ago. Since that time she has emerged herself in the city and all, it has to offer.She is active in Junior League, ANEW, Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Gerontology, and SWIRCA & More.When she is not out networking or volunteering, she loves to spend time outside hiking, playing golf, or working in her flower gardens.last_img read more

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Croda boosts Omega 3

first_imgCroda has launched Omelife Smooth, which can be added to a variety of bakery product mixes and enables bakers to state claims regarding the inclusion of Omega 3.Omelife can be added to products such as breads, muffins, nutritional bars and frozen dough – for example to use in a pizza base. For muffins it can be added to dry ingredients at the water phase and doesn’t compromise on taste or flavour, says the company. For use in dough, it can either be added to the mix of flour, water and yeast, for example, or can be pre-mixed into a quantity of the water for quicker incorporation into the mix.Croda says the product has been proven to achieve high inclusions of EPA and DHA (Omega 3 fatty acids). A muffin, for example, would contain 450mg per 50g serving.Omelife is marketed as a way of including the benefits of Omega 3 rich fish in products, but without the smell or taste.www.croda.comlast_img read more

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Sainsbury’s survey reveals preference for digestives

first_imgTo mark a major revamp of Sainsbury’s biscuit range, the retailer has published the results of a survey into the nation’s biscuit-eating habits, which has shown the digestive to be the most popular choice.The supermarket announced it is to launch over 100 new and improved lines  – both own-brand and branded – onto its biscuit aisles this week. New products include Microwaveable Giant Cookies; Whoopie Pie Biscuits; and a new range of sharing bags including Mini Jaffa Cakes and Mini Shortbread Fingers. The survey data revealed that Britons have eaten 141 million packets of biscuits over the past year, which amounts to 2.7m packs per week – 376 packs per minute.According to Sainsbury’s, the digestive biscuit came out on top, with almost 17m packs consumed per year. Coming in second were cookies, followed by jam rings, chocolate fingers and rich teas.New and improved products in the Taste the Difference range include: Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Biscuit Bites; Oaty, Fruit & Nut Biscuit Bites; Belgian Chocolate and Pecan Shortbread Squares; Lemon Curd Shortbread Sandwiches.The data was collated by Nectar from approximately 12 million Sainsbury’s shoppers.In other news it has been rumoured that Ella’s Bakehouse founder and Baking Made Easy presenter Lorraine Pascale is to take over from Jamie Oliver as the face of Sainsbury’s. A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We are working on a number of new ideas and it is too early to reveal any other plans. We are committed to working with Jamie until the end of this year and will reveal our new plans shortly.”>>Sainsbury’s bakery college receives C & G accreditationlast_img read more

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Colson Whitehead ’91 wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

first_img Harvard Arts Medalist recalls journey behind Pulitzer Prize-winning novel: ‘I felt I needed to become a better writer’ An imaginative leap into real-life horror Strong Pulitzer showing for Harvard Vision for ‘Underground Railroad’ brought out the best in Colson Whitehead Sociologist Matthew Desmond, journalist David Fahrenthold, novelist Colson Whitehead, and composer Du Yun among winners center_img Related Novelist Colson Whitehead has an interest in history, and now he has made some.The 1991 Harvard graduate won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in fiction on Monday for his novel “The Nickel Boys,” joining William Faulkner, John Updike, and Booth Tarkington as the only writers to win the prestigious prize twice. But unlike the other three, Whitehead’s wins are consecutive efforts, his last book, “The Underground Railroad,” having garnered a Pulitzer in 2017.Judges praised the novel, inspired by a brutal real-life reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida, for its “spare and devastating exploration of abuse … that is ultimately a powerful tale of human perseverance, dignity and redemption.”“Obviously I’m very honored and I hope that it raises awareness of the real-life model for the novel — the Dozier School for Boys — so that the victims and their stories are not forgotten,” Whitehead, 50, said in a statement.Former inmates of the school, which ran for more than a century before it was closed in 2011, said that beatings, abuse, and forced labor were regular features of life at the Dozier School. In recent years, investigators have identified scores of unmarked graves on its grounds.Whitehead’s other Pulitzer winner, “The Underground Railroad,” follows an enslaved teenage girl’s journey to freedom from a Georgia plantation by way of an actual underground railway. Embracing elements of magical realism, it is an inventive piece of storytelling (a hallmark of Whitehead’s other fiction, such as “John Henry Days,” “The Intuitionist,” and “Zone One”). In addition to the Pulitzer, “The Underground Railroad” also won the National Book Award.“The Nickel Boys” won the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Bestseller. President Barack Obama recommended the novel in his list of favorite books in 2019.Born and raised in New York City, Whitehead said in a 2016 interview with the Gazette that he always knew he wanted to be a writer. Growing up, he read comics, science fiction, Stephen King’s books, and dreamed about writing “The Black Shining.”When he came to Harvard, he wanted to write about werewolves and vampires, but reading books by James Joyce, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Samuel Beckett in his first year expanded his horizons. After that, he said in a public talk at a Brookline library, he wanted to be “the black Garcia Marquez.”A recipient of both a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Whitehead was awarded the 2018 Harvard Arts Medal. In a ceremony at Sanders Theater, he recalled his Harvard days, including how a creative writing class in his junior year helped him develop his craft.“Harvard didn’t make me a writer,” said Whitehead, “but it made me a reader.” Colson Whitehead ’91 talks about ‘The Underground Railroad’last_img read more

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Dell Precision Workstations Get Smaller, Faster and Cooler

first_imgThe new Dell Precision 3550 and 3551 mobile workstations offer workstation-class reliability and performance at an accessible price point. They are ideal for users with less intensive graphic needs, like those working on 2D CAD, heavy Excel workbooks or entry-level creative applications.Photo courtesy of Dell Client Technologist, Amit BhagaThe cool factor – intelligent design inside and out Rigorous tasks and high-performance applications often result in the creation of more heat. Dell engineers have developed thermal design solutions to overcome the challenge of balancing the high performance of CPU/GPU concurrency and higher wattage graphics power despite the reduction in footprint the new mobile workstations. Examples include the adoption of dual opposite outlet fans that dissipate heat quickly, alongside thinner vapor chambers in the place of some heat pipes. Software-based thermal management solutions, high-tech Gore technology insulation layers, plus graphite spreaders and copper materials provide impressive thermal performance. Learn more about Dell’s innovative thermal design here.New Space-Saving Compact Solutions Our expansive professional portfolio allows you to customize your workstation for your unique needs, workloads and budget. Dell’s innovative engineering and design isn’t limited to our mobile workstation portfolio. Today, we’re also announcing upcoming additions to our entry-level tower workstation line up, including a brand-new ultra-small form factor (USFF) workstation, the Dell Precision 3240 Compact.Designed for the tightest workspaces and Edge Computing workloads, this small (2.3L) yet powerful system can push up to seven 4k displays and will be ready for VR, with NVIDIA Quadro RTX™ 3000 professional graphics. Available from Q3 2020, this ultra-small form factor workstation is perfect for use in schools, factories, retail, and trading floor environments, where space is a premium.We’re also introducing the new Dell Precision 3640 Tower workstation and Dell Precision 3440 small form factor (SFF) workstation, available from July. They are perfect for content creators and engineers working with 3D or complex 2D graphics, as well as power users working with large data sets and complicated analysis that require ISV certification. These scalable and affordable systems offer a range of high-performance options for productivity and accessible ports for connectivity.Optimized for your unique workloads As with all Dell Precision workstations, we collaborate with Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to test and optimize these systems to give you the best user experience possible. Additionally, the new Dell Optimizer for Precision, exclusive to Dell, is now included on these platforms. Dell Optimizer for Precision is the only AI-based optimization software in the industry that automatically tunes your application performance using machine learning.We’re excited to share our latest innovations with you – Dell Precision customers are doing some of the most ground-breaking, innovative work out there, and we can’t wait to see what you create with these new products!Featured photo courtesy of Mark Mann Photography¹ Based on Dell analysis using publicly available data, January 2020. The smallest refers total surface area of the mobile workstations.² Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.³ When equipped with Intel® Xeon® W-10885M (2.40 GHz to 5.30 GHz), 128GB ECC/nECC RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000 (16G) graphics running at 80W. Based on Dell analysis of competitive products using publicly available data, March 2020.4 Based on Dell internal analysis, January 2020. Smaller refers total surface area of mobile workstations. High-end application users working in mission-critical workflows have historically relied on desktop workstations to provide the power and performance they required. And back when “work” was viewed as a destination, it didn’t matter. However, the workplace is changing. Whether customers are working on ground-breaking healthcare research, designing innovative engineering solutions or editing the next big TV series, they shouldn’t have to sacrifice performance for portability.Today, we announced the biggest updates to Dell’s mobile workstation line since we first introduced the award-winning Dell Precision M3800 in 2013. Our product and engineering teams continue to redefine the mobile workstation category. With this mobile workstation lineup, we believe we’ve found the perfect combination of power and style. We’re bringing award-winning Dell design and combining it with the latest thermal innovations, professional graphics and powerful CPU technologies into sleek devices to deliver heavy-duty performance wherever your work takes you.Designed for professional creators and engineers in mind, our smallest and thinnest mobile workstations¹ are the Dell Precision 5550 and the brand-new Dell Precision 5750. These 15- and 17-inch workstations feature stunning 4-sided InfinityEdge 16:10 aspect ratio displays and a top bezel Infrared camera for maximum screen real estate and an improved video conferencing experience. Starting at 4lbs and 4.7lbs², with a 92 percent & 94 percent display/body ratio respectively, they perfectly balance power, style and mobility in a lightweight aluminum package. The Dell Precision 5750 also joins the 7000 series in the NVIDIA® RTX Studio program, with the availability of NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 3000 graphics. Photo courtesy of @SavageGeeseEven the world’s most powerful 15” and 17” mobile workstations³, with impressive scalability, the Dell Precision 7550 and 7750, are now around 20 percent smaller and 6 percent lighter than previous generations.4 Now available with new top-firing speakers, ambient sensing and low blue light displays provide a more immersive feel and sound. With the latest Intel® Core™, vPro® and Xeon® processors combined with up to NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 professional graphics, these workhorse devices can handle VR/AR, AI, complex 3D CAD as well as creative editing workloads and data science computing applications with ease.last_img read more

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Shocking results

first_imgWorking with CAES poultry scientist Scott Russell, Hung tested both forms of EO water on fresh chicken carcasses. They found the acidic EO water killed foodborne pathogens on the chicken. The alkaline EO water cleaned the chicken. “We wanted to use the water on chicken carcasses to see if it cuts down on the levels of salmonella and campylobacter,” said Yen-Con Hung, a food scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Two steams of waterEO water is created when a saltwater solution goes through an electrolysis process, said Hung. It separates the water’s positive and negative ions. This makes two forms of water, one very acidic and one very alkaline. Hung hopes to see the technology used in U.S. fast food restaurants. Widely used in Japan and KoreaThe technology is widely used in Japan to sanitize dental and medical equipment. Many Japanese homes have EO washing machines that need no detergent. Koreans use it in dishwashers. In his laboratory on the UGA Griffin, Ga., Campus, Hung has found the acidic water effectively kills harmful bacteria on eggs, apples, lettuce and cutting boards. The alkaline water is a useful general cleanser. In the U.S., the wholesale and retail cut flower industry uses the water to prevent the spread of diseases and extend shelf life. “And the water doesn’t have to be changed every day,” Hung said. “The alkaline stream of EO water mixes with the fat on the chicken and cleanses the surface and protects the carcass in the future,” Russell said. “It’s just like when your grandmother mixed fat and lye to make soap.” Technology licensed and used in U.S.Pennsylvania-based Murray’s Chickens is the first poultry processor in the United States to use the UGA EO process to kill pathogens, Hung said. EAU Technology holds the license on the UGA technology. “In mass production, this technology would be very cost effective,” Hung said. “When you want to use it, you push a button. You don’t have to worry with mixing up concentrated liquids, and it’s more effective than chlorine rinses.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaWater is one of the world’s most precious resources. But if you combine it with salt and an electrical charge, it becomes one of the strongest disinfectants, too. Scientists at the University of Georgia are studying ways to use electrolyzed oxidized water, or EO water, to sanitize fresh chicken in processing plants along with other things. It can be up to 10 times more effective at killing harmful bacteria than traditional methods. “We’ve had several outbreaks of foodborne illness related to fast food. This could help prevent future cases,” Hung said.last_img read more

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4-H State Congress

first_imgBorn with autism, 19-year-old Christopher Morgan didn’t speak until he was 4 years old. Today, Morgan is one of 47 Georgia 4-H members who earned the coveted title of “Master 4-H’er” at the annual Georgia 4-H State Congress, held July 26-28 in Atlanta. State Congress symbolizes the end of a year of hard work and dedication by Georgia 4-H youths. Students select an area of study, give an oral presentation before judges at their respective District Project Achievement (DPA) and participate in service and leadership events in their communities. Regional first place winners compete at the state competition in a variety of categories including history, horses, performing arts, and public speaking. Each student gives a 12-minute presentation before expert judges and prepares a portfolio detailing their research, leadership and service projects.“It’s a great way to make you learn more about what you love to do in life. It also teaches you life skills you will need to use throughout your life,” said Morgan of Warner Robins, Georgia. “For me, District Project Achievement changed my life by helping me win the battle against my autism. I couldn’t talk until I was 4 years old, and when I finally was able to talk, I took 12 years of speech therapy to improve my public speaking skills.”Morgan credits his speeches on photography and videography — his passions — for helping him “win the battle” against autism. “Ever since [I first won second place in DPA], I’ve been confident in doing all the things that were once impossible for me to do,” he said.Many 4-H members, like Joe Waters of Glennville, Georgia, learned leadership skills by serving as teen leaders to younger 4-H members at Cloverleaf 4-H’er camps. “I learned that it takes patience to be a good leader, but you also have to be diligent in making sure that the campers respect you. I can be their friend, but their leader as well,” said Waters, 16, who supervised 20 boys.Community projects included making snacks for soldiers guarding The Moving Wall, the traveling, half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; packing snacks in backpacks for children in need; making pillowcases for a children’s home; making blankets and raising funds for homeless dogs; cooking dinner for the local Ronald McDonald House; and much more.Andrea Hill, 18, of Crawfordville, Georgia, organized a clothing and shoe drive for residents of her mother’s hometown in the Philippines. “I was able to collect seven large boxes of clothes and pass them around in my mother’s hometown as Christmas gifts,” she said. “I was shocked by how happy they were to receive clothes and to find some new shoes to wear. It made me realize how lucky and privileged we are in America, when people in developing countries, like the Philippines, struggle every day, working in the heat, to earn enough money to provide for their families.”No matter what their age, people learn best through doing, and this is the heart of Georgia 4-H, said Arch Smith, state 4-H leader of Georgia’s largest youth leadership organization.“The best lessons in life are learned through hands-on experiences, and 4-H provides many opportunities for youth to learn valuable life skills through evaluation contests, public speaking, record keeping, knowledge bowl contests, shooting sports, livestock projects, summer camp experiences and environmental education outdoor classes,” said Smith, a former Warren County, Georgia, 4-H’er. “The Georgia State 4-H Congress is the capstone event that celebrates the success of the best of the best in Georgia 4-H.” This year’s first-place Georgia 4-H’ers, by home county, are:BARTOW COUNTYEnvironmental Science – Amelia PayneBEN HILL COUNTYHealth – Tyler TuckerBERRIEN COUNTYWorkforce Preparation – Ben MurrayBLECKLEY COUNTYFruits, Vegetables and Nuts – Adam BelflowerOutdoor Recreation – Dawson JarrellBULLOCH COUNTYPerforming Arts/Piano – Chandler LiggettPerforming Arts/Vocal – Chyann HoyleCATOOSA COUNTYFlowers, Shrubs and Lawns – Emily CasonCHATTOOGA COUNTYDog Care and Training – Hamp ThomasCLARKE COUNTYArts and Crafts – Mackenzie WurstCOLUMBIA COUNTYFood Fare – Julianne JonesPerforming Arts/Other – Harley Williams COWETA COUNTYHorse – Kailey PrinceCRISP COUNTYForestry, Wood Science – Kayla StephensDECATUR COUNTYPork Production – Heath ParkerDEKALB COUNTYPublic Speaking – Kailah TriceDOUGLAS COUNTYHuman Development – Kayla JaconetteEFFINGHAM COUNTYTarget Sports – Grace KeifferSports – Rose MossELBERT COUNTYSheep and Meat Goats – Elise WebbGORDON COUNTYPoultry and Egg Science – Caleb CarrGRADY COUNTYHistory – Adam WombleGWINNETT COUNTYEntomology – Harrison MartinHALL COUNTYFashion Revue – Rhea ChawlaHART COUNTYPhysical, Biological and Earth Science – Robert HarrisonHENRY COUNTYDairy Foods – Piper BrownHOUSTON COUNTYPhotography – Christopher MorganJACKSON COUNTYWildlife and Marine Science – Caleb TylerJASPER COUNTYSafety – Ivy EnglishLIBERTY COUNTYCommunications – Sophia Rodriguez MADISON COUNTYPerforming Arts/General – Cubby RupersMITCHELL COUNTYFestive Foods for Health – Courtney ConineMORGAN COUNTYBeef – Will WoodardDairy and Milk Science – James CaglePerforming Arts/Dance – Marie HayesOCONEE COUNTYHousing, Equipment and Environment – Hayden GuthrieTextiles, Merchandising and Interiors – Andrew HuntPAULDINGCompanion and Animal Science – Aaren SchertlerPEACHVeterinary Science – Abigail TurnerRABUN COUNTYScience of Engineering and Mechanics – Huck SmithSPALDINGFood Safety and Preservation – Hannah RutledgeTERRELL COUNTYFamily Resource Management – Jessica CliettTIFT COUNTYComputer Information Technology – Jarod BeemanUNION COUNTYPlant and Soil Science – Gabriella JenningsWILCOX COUNTYFood for Fitness – Haley WilsonWILKES COUNTYInternational – Andrea HillFor more information about Georgia 4-H, go to www.Georgia4h.org.last_img read more

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Energize your staff before rebranding your credit union

first_imgFor University of Illinois (U of I) Community Credit Union in Champaign, launching a community branding campaign started by first energizing its employees about the initiative and training them to meet new service expectations.The credit union’s best communication tool is its staff. Without them, the $307 million asset credit union’s plans simply won’t work.U of I Community first informed staff of a pending name change and rebranding effort 18 months in advance. The previous name, University of Illinois Employees Credit Union, had hampered awareness efforts in the decade since the credit union broadened its field of membership by obtaining a community charter.The credit union regularly offered updates on the transformation, and in November 2015 held an all-staff event that was more party than breakfast meeting. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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