Royal Navy frigate escorts Chinese Type 052C destroyer through English Channel

first_img View post tag: Chinese PLA Navy Share this article Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster escorted a Chinese Type 052C destroyer through the English Channel as it was returning from Russia’s annual Navy Days event in St Petersburg.Fresh from a five-month patrol with NATO in the waters of northern Europe, Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster was activated to monitor the progress of the destroyer Xian.The destroyer transited the English Channel into the Baltic Sea three weeks earlier and was shadowed by Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans during that transit.“The Royal Navy routinely monitors other country’s warships through territorial waters as part of our ongoing mission in support of the defence of the UK,” said Commander Will Paston, HMS Westminster’s commanding officer.“The Xian conducted herself in a safe and professional manner throughout.”Westminster has been attached to a NATO task group since March and, most recently, has been honing her anti-submarine warfare skills off the west coast of Norway inside the Arctic Circle, as well as patrolling UK waters. View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: Xian Photo: Photo: Royal Navylast_img read more

Dead & Company Festival Not Coming To Wyoming After All

first_imgDespite being approved by the Board of Teton County Commissioners, a two-day Dead & Company festival will not be taking place at Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch in Wyoming this summer. After weeks of speculation regarding the proposed event, Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Highline Sports and Entertainment—the group that filed for a permit for the gathering—released a statement saying the concerts will not be happening due to conflicts with the Grateful Dead spinoff project.“While the concept and opportunity were incredible, the timing and logistics behind it proved too much to pull off for this year,” James Deighan, Managing Partner at Highline Sports and Entertainment, wrote in a press release.As previously reported, Deighan and his company went through all the necessary processes to secure a permit for a Dead & Company festival at the South Park, WY ranch on August 18th and 19th. While Highline Sports and Entertainment ended up succeeding on that front, Dead & Company’s actual relationship with the group and its proposed festival was always unclear.“The only caveat is we are up against a little bit of time…to properly plan this event and execute it in the proper fashion that not only the town deserves but the event itself as well,” Deighan said during the initial permit hearing.In any case, Dead & Company will definitely be playing two full shows in the mountains this August when they headline Virginia’s Lockn’ Festival on August 25th and 26th.last_img read more

Twelve strategies to reach Gen Y

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Provide core services via online and mobile channels.The World Council of Credit Unions‘ “International Lessons for Young Adult Membership Growth” guide offers 12 growth strategies complied from credit unions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, and the U.S.The strategies, as reported in CUNA’s News Now:1. Provide core services online and via mobileYoung adults expect to use the latest technology to manage their finances, just as they use these channels for information, entertainment, socializing, and payment services.2. Respond to expectations for convenienceMany young people are unbanked but not unconnected.When credit unions offer easy bill payment services, their relationship with members becomes stronger, opening the door to other financial services. continue reading »last_img read more

Military and railway history come together on bush block

first_imgThe old saw miller’s cottage at 31 Kildeys Rd, Cootharaba. Picture: Supplied. An acreage property with a former soldiers’ barracks from New Guinea, a railway waiting room and an old saw miller’s cottage has hit the market on the Sunshine Coast. The three dwellings sit on a private 4.05ha block at 31 Kildeys Rd, Cootharaba. Owner Mark Rollason said the buildings had plenty of character without flash. “There’s no plaster walls and the timber floors aren’t polished — it is what it is,” he said. The main building is an old saw miller’s cottage from Cooroy, which was built around 1910 and moved on the property in 1988. The rooms in the old barracks feature timber shutters. Picture: Supplied. The old waiting room from the Cooran railway station was also moved to the property in 1995. Mr Rollason said he stumped the little building and added a wraparound veranda after buying the property. “We call it the honeymoon suite because it’s just the bedroom and bathroom,” he said. “It’s good if you’ve got older kids or for when people come to visit so they’re not in your space.” The former railway waiting room now sits on stumps and has a veranda. Picture: Supplied. The property is partially-cleared and well hidden from the road. “I cleared around the house a bit after I moved in,” Mr Rollason said. “You used to walk out the door and the bush was nearly on top of you.“Now there’s a bit more space. And because it’s almost like a semi-rainforest you get cool breezes that go through the place.” The property is being marketed by Claire Reyne of Hangloosa Property Noosa for offers over $679,000. The rustic kitchen in the main cottage has satinay benchtops. The cottage has high ceilings, beech floors, VJ walls, a wood fire stove and a timber kitchen with satinay benchtops sitting on a bloodwood trunk. There is an open-plan living space, a bedroom and a bathroom, all opening to the wraparound veranda. Covered walkways lead to the barracks in one direction and the waiting room in the other. The barracks once housed soldiers in New Guinea before it was moved to the Gympie railway station to be used as sleeping quarters for staff. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017The treehouse that’s good for mind, body and soul29 Mar 2019The old saw miller’s cottage has a light-filled living space opening to the wraparound veranda. Picture: Supplied. The timber building was moved to Kildeys Rd in 1995. It features three bedrooms, a veranda and a double carport. “It’s made out of hardwood — you can’t even hammer an nail it the timber, you have to drill into it,” Mr Rollason said. “It’s also got windows on one side and these big wooden shutters on the other and they just open up and let the breeze through.”last_img read more

J-D/CBA’s Block is sectional wrestling champion

first_imgAs area high school wrestlers battled for top honors during Saturday’s Section III Division I championships at SRC Arena, Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA would get a victory from Tyriq Block at 182 pounds.Block, who is from Solvay but wrestles under the J-D/CBA banner, was 30-4 to earn the no. 2 seed going into the sectional tournament.Then, as Block pinned Christian Kerfien (Oswego) in the quarterfinals and won a 4-2 semifinal battle with Fulton’s Cameron Lugo, top seed Tom Albright (Carthage) lost his semifinal to Rome Free Academy’s John Walston. However, Dauksza ran right into Fulton’s top seed, Camrin Galvin, in the finals, and Galvin would pin Dauksza in the second period. Still, Dauksza would sport a 34-7 record this winter.J-D/CBA also had Jackson Thomas claim fourth place at 106 pounds, while Matt Dougherty finished sixth at 99 pounds and Shoh Alibekov was sixth at 152 pounds.Anyas Goeman (132 pounds) lost in the quarterfinals, while Jacob Carlson lost in the opening round at 120 pounds and Corey Bauer did the same at 138 pounds.East Syracuse Minoa got its best finish at 160 from Aslan Abdulla, who lost to Galvin in the semifinals, but then beat Michael Strong (Fulton) and then outscored Watertown’s Gabe Lajoie 13-7 in the consolation bracket final.Andrew Crone was third at 195 pounds, pinning J-D/CBA/s Muaweyah El-Hindi to earn that placement, El-Hindi settling for fourth place after two previous wins as teammate Tohirjon Usmonov lost in the quarterfinals.Battling for third place at 170 pounds, F-M’s Sawyer Dereszynski beat ESM’s Ali Abdulla in a tense 5-4 decision as J-D/CBA’s Enver Bulatov got sixth place. The Hornets also had Liam Malgieri gain fourth place at 285 pounds, with the Rams’ Nikoli Sims sixth.At 138, the Spartans’ Alex Leo overcame a quarterfinal defeat and finished fifth when he pinned Indian River’s Ken Melton in 2:20.Ayden Johnson (126) lost in the quarterfinals, as did Mike O’Brian and Dylan Johnston at 145 pounds, where F-M’s Luke Richter took a first-round defeat. The Spartans’ Nick Modlewski lost in the first round at 152 and Max Wunderlich did the same at 220 pounds.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: ESMF-MJ-D/CBAwrestlingcenter_img So it was Block against Walston in the finals. Two different first-period takedowns put Block in control, and he added two more takedowns in the remaining two periods to defeat Walston 9-4 for his first sectional title and a berth in the Feb.28-29 state meet in Albany.Meanwhile, J-D/CBA’s Ethan Wells claimed a tough 3-2 semifinal over Liverpool’s Jacob Ianno to reach the finals at 126 pounds, only to get pinned by Indian River’s Logan Patterson in the title bout. In the quarterfinals, Wells beat his own teammate, Garrett Williams, with a 26-second pin.Up at 160 pounds, Fayetteville-Manlius senior Alex Dauksza made a spirited run to the championship round, pinning Jeremy Valerio (Liverpool) in the quarterfinals and then beating Chandler McAvan (West Genesee) 9-3 in the semifinals.last_img read more