HMS Ocean starts final deployment before decommissioning

first_img View post tag: HMS Ocean Back to overview,Home naval-today UK helicopter carrier HMS Ocean starts final deployment before decommissioning UK helicopter carrier HMS Ocean starts final deployment before decommissioning August 29, 2017 Share this articlecenter_img Getting underway from Naval Base Plymouth on Tuesday, helicopter carrier HMS Ocean started her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship.The fleet flagship – a role that will be taken by the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth – will be joining NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean as flagship.HMS Ocean and her crew are expected to return home in December.Currently the Royal Navy’s sole helicopter carrier, Ocean is set to be decommissioned next year and her role will be taken up by the HMS Queen Elizabeth.Commissioned in October 1995, the 202-meter long HMS Ocean replaced HMS Bulwark as fleet flagship in June 2015. In her role as a helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship, Ocean is designed to deliver troops by helicopter or by landing craft.After her decommissioning was announced, Brazilian media reports rumored the HMS Ocean could be sold to the Brazilian Navy for a “reasonable price”.The UK defense ministry earlier said that ‘a number of options’ were still in play regarding the future of HMS Ocean adding that it was too early to talk about specifics. Authorities View post tag: Royal Navylast_img read more

Farmhouse Fare revamp includes TV sponsorship

first_imgPremium pudding supplier Farmhouse Fare has unveiled a £2m marketing package, including new packaging and a new TV sponsorship deal.The new packaging designs, which have been developed over the past six months, feature products from mixing bowl to dessert bowl, and give details of the story behind the six-year-old company.Farmhouse Fare is also sponsoring the new six-week series of The Royal, an ITV spin-off from Heartbeat, based in a hospital, which runs from 16 September.Farmhouse Fare-sponsored slots at the start of and during episodes will show a family with a jovial dad eating Sunday lunch.The company, based in Clitheroe, Lancashire, has also added two flavours to its pudding range: Luxury Sticky Gingerbread and Treacle Pudding and Luxury Rocky Road.Farmhouse Fare now supplies a host of multiples, including Aldi, Asda, Booths, Wm Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Tesco and Waitrose.last_img read more

News story: Technical consultation on trade secrets

first_imgA technical consultation on the Trade Secrets Directive has launched. We are seeking views on the draft Regulations which will bring the Directive into UK law.A trade secret is a form of confidential business information that can give a business a competitive edge in the market. The government believes it is important businesses are able to protect their trade secrets. This is because they can be of great commercial value.The EU Trade Secrets Directive was adopted on 8 June 2016 and came into force on 5 July 2016. It sets out minimum standards for measures, procedures and remedies that should be available in the unlawful acquisition, use or disclosure of trade secrets. It includes a definition of a trade secret and provisions for protecting confidential information during legal proceedings.The UK has a strong and well established legal framework that allows for the effective enforcement of trade secrets. As a result, a number of provisions in the Directive already exist in UK law. The changes proposed relate primarily to procedural matters in the courts. They are intended to provide clarity, transparency and consistency across the UK’s various jurisdictions.Responses should be sent to [email protected] by 16 March.last_img read more

Press release: International Trade Secretary meets leading UK private equity investors

first_imgToday (Tuesday 4 December), the International Trade Secretary, the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP hosted senior representatives from some of the largest domestic and international private equity investors for a question and answer session following the recent European Union Council.The combined companies have many billions of funds under management and are owners and managers of companies essential to the UK’s future prosperity, as employers across the country and drivers of the UK’s future export growth.Outlining the fundamental strength of the UK economy, including the UK’s position in 2017 as the third largest destination for foreign direct investment, Dr Fox provided attendees with an overview of the UK’s future trading arrangements and the parliamentary process for making progress on the UK leaving the EU.Attendees stressed the importance of certainty of process and outcome to ensuring continued investment in to the UK on new and existing projects.Business representatives expressed their appreciation for the opportunity for constructive dialogue with the government, and agreed on the importance of providing clarity and certainty for people and businesses.List of attendees William Jackson, Bridgepoint Steven Batchelor, Hg Capital Stephen Robertson, TDR Capital Lionel Giacomotto, Charterhouse Stuart McAlpine, Cinven James Brocklebank, Advent Nikos Stathoupolos, BC Partners Gregor Boehm, Carlyle Christian Rochat, CD&R Andrew Sillitoe, Apax Rob Lucas, CVC Rob Seminara, Apollo Tim Franks, KKR Daniel Zilberman, Warburg Pincus International LLClast_img read more

Watch It: Marines Channel Their Inner John Travolta

first_imgThis tank could be could be systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic! Swedish marines stationed in Afghanistan appear to have formed their own glee club. The military men go all out in this “Greased Lightning” parody. Men in uniform dancing? Check. Fabulous lip-synching? Check. Military equipment like you’ve never imagined it being used before? Check. Boys, you are supreme, the chicks’ll cream. Watch below to see the latest viral sensation, and let’s hope they’ll be back for more. Wonder if they’ve heard of a little show called The Full Monty… View Commentslast_img read more

Long Island Thanksgiving Eve Snow Forecast Worsens

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The winter storm forecast to hit Long Island on Thanksgiving eve may dump more snow on parts of the region than originally predicted—likely further snarling traffic on the biggest travel day of the year.The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the North Shore of Nassau County between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday, when the area may see up to 5 inches of snow, forecasters said. Two-to-four inches of snow is forecast for much Nassau and northwestern Suffolk—with less than an inch predicted for the East End.“A mixture of rain and snow Wednesday morning should change to all snow by late afternoon,” meteorologists with the agency’s Upton office said in a statement. “The snowfall will significantly impact holiday travel…making driving dangerous at times.”RELATED More Snow, Higher Temps This Winter on Long Island, Forecasters PredictThe storm is forecast to dump even more snow on New England and upstate as well as impact much of the East Coast. The heavy snow is likely to down trees and limbs, causing power outages—aside from canceling flights and making driving dangerous.The precipitation is predicted to start as rain after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning before turning to a mix of rain and snow after 10 a.m. After 1 p.m., the precipitation is expected to be all snow and should taper off around 10 p.m. Temperatures are forecast to be around 35 with a wind chill making it feel as low as 25 before dropping down to 33 at night.A slight chance of snow and rain showers are also forecast for Thanksgiving morning, when temps are expected to be in the 40s—same as Black Friday and the rest of the weekend, which will waver between cloudy and sunny.The weather for Manhattan on Thursday is key to whether the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade giant floats can proceed or not, but the latest forecast indicates that wind will not be stronger than the 23 mph threshold that New York City regulations bar the balloons from operating.last_img read more

Arsenal decide to permanently sign Pablo Mari

first_imgArsenal decide to permanently sign Pablo Mari Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Feb 2020 12:20 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.4kShares Pablo Mari is yet to make his debut for Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal have already decided to make Pablo Mari’s stay permanent this summer, according to reports in Brazil.Last month, the Gunners agreed to pay a fee of €5 million (£4.2m) to sign Mari on loan from Flamengo and the deal includes an option to sign the 26-year-old permanently at the end of the season.Mari has yet to make his debut for Mikel Arteta’s side but he did feature for Arsenal’s Under-23s against Chelsea earlier this month as he looks to regain his fitness.But according to Coluna do Fla, Arsenal have already indicated to Flamengo that they will take up their option to permanently sign Mari this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Mikel Arteta has been impressed with Pablo Mari since he joined Arsenal (Getty Images)The report also claims that the deal could cost up to €16 million (£13.5m) after performance-related add-ons.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking last week, Arteta admits he has been surprised by Mari’s commitment levels.‘When he joined the club he hadn’t played for a long time and he had a little niggle as well when he joined us, but his attitude and commitment has been really, really good and highly surprising,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘He did really well the other day and hopefully we can start to use him soon.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Al Shabaab gunmen kill Somali MP and his guards

first_imgAl Shabaab gunmen kill intelligence officer in Somali capital The attack came as Obama, on a visit to neighbouring Kenya, praised AMISOM’s efforts, but said while the insurgents had been “weakened”, the overall security threat posed by the group remained The attack came as Obama, on a visit to neighbouring Kenya, praised AMISOM’s efforts, but said while the insurgents had been “weakened”, the overall security threat posed by the group remainedSomalia’s Al-Shabaab insurgents assassinated a lawmaker and his guards, the president said, hours after US President Barack Obama said the Al-Qaeda affiliated militants had been “weakened”.Gunmen sprayed the car of MP Abdulahi Hussein Mohamud with gunfire as he traveled through a southern district of the capital Mogadishu earlier Saturday, killing him, his two guards and the driver.President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said he was “devastated” at the attack, the latest in a string of murders of Somalia’s lawmakers.“The lawmaker was martyred while serving the nation, but such killings will not deter us from going forward,” Mohamud told reporters.The Al-Shabaab said in a statement that their “mujahideen fighters targeted and killed a member of the parliament and his guards”, adding that they “will continue targeting” lawmakers.The Al-Shabaab have carried out repeated attacks including a campaign of suicide attacks and assassinations targeting government figures.UN envoy to Somalia Nicholas Kay called the murders a “despicable act”.Witnesses said the militants fled after the attack.“They opened fire on the car of the lawmaker and all of the passengers including him died,” witness Abdirahman Mire said.The Al-Shabaab is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s Western-backed government which is propped up and protected by the 22,000-strong African Union force (AMISOM).Related Kenyan Somalis March Against Al-Shabaabcenter_img Prospects of Al Shabaab Joining ISILlast_img read more

Double swoop for Sunderland

first_imgSunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has taken his summer signing spree to 13 with a deadline-day double swoop for fellow Italian pair Fabio Borini and Andrea Dossena. Press Association The 22-year-old Borini was Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers’ first signing at Anfield when he joined for around £10million from Roma last summer, but struggled to hold down a regular first-team place. Borini has been capped 18 times by Italy at under-21 level and made his full international debut in a friendly against the United States in February last year. He will provide extra attacking options for Di Canio and fill the gap created by the departure of Sessegnon. Borini joined Bologna as a youth player before moving to Chelsea in 2007. After a loan spell at Swansea he moved back to Serie A for brief periods at Parma and Roma. Meanwhile, Dossena joined Liverpool from Udinese in 2008 but after losing his first-team place moved back to Serie A with Napoli 18 months later. The 31-year-old, who has 10 senior international caps, helped Napoli win the Coppa Italia in 2012 with a 2-0 win over Juventus in Rome. The double signing takes Di Canio’s Italian haul to four after previous deals for midfielder Emanuele and goalkeeper Vito Mannone. center_img Striker Borini has sealed a one-year loan move from Liverpool, while former Anfield left-back Dossena has agreed a one-year free transfer from Napoli. The moves will help off-set Stephane Sessegnon’s move to West Brom, which was completed as the end of the transfer window approached. last_img read more

UMass faces tough test vs No. 6 Dayton

first_img Associated Press February 13, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 6 Dayton (22-2, 11-0) vs. UMass (10-14, 4-7)William D. Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Dayton presents a tough challenge for UMass. UMass has lost both of its games against ranked teams this season. Dayton remains unbeaten against A10 opponents this season. For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img UMass faces tough test vs No. 6 Dayton BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: UMass’ Tre Mitchell has averaged 16.2 points and 6.1 rebounds while Carl Pierre has put up 13.1 points. For the Flyers, Obi Toppin has averaged 19.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jalen Crutcher has put up 14.1 points and 4.9 assists.TERRIFIC TOPPIN: Toppin has connected on 35.9 percent of the 64 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 8 over the last three games. He’s also made 71.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: UMass is 0-7 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 10-7 when it scores at least 62.STREAK STATS: Dayton has won its last five road games, scoring 80.4 points and allowing 69.8 points during those contests. UMass has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 77.7 points while giving up 69.DID YOU KNOW: The Dayton offense has scored 81.6 points per game this season, ranking the Flyers fifth among Division I teams. The UMass defense has allowed 72.9 points per game to opponents (ranked 238th overall).___last_img read more