USS Carl Vinson begins deployment in January

first_img View post tag: USS Carl Vinson December 30, 2016 View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carl Vinson begins deployment in January The U.S. Navy’s 3rd Fleet announced that ships and units from the Carl Vinson strike group (CVNSG) will depart San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific on January 5 and 6.The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing 2, and embarked Destroyer Squadron 1 will deploy with Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).Homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Michael Murphy will join CVNSG later as the strike group makes its way to the Western Pacific.CVNSG will deploy with approximately 7,500 sailors and will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. The strike group assets will conduct bilateral exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to include anti-submarine warfare, maneuvering drills, gunnery exercises and visit, board, search and seizure subject matter expert exchanges.center_img Authorities Share this article USS Carl Vinson begins deployment in Januarylast_img read more

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Press release: Unemployment rate falls to 4%, with record low youth unemployment

first_imgContact Press Office Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 Twitter – www.twitter.com/dwppressoffice Facebook – www.facebook.com/dwp LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/dwp YouTube – www.youtube.com/dwp Follow DWP on: Minister of State for Employment Alok Sharma said: With the unemployment rate at a 43-year low, it is also very good that we are seeing wages continuing to outpace inflation for the fifth month in a row. We’ve backed businesses to create jobs and reformed welfare to make work pay, and thanks to the government’s policies and employers’ confidence in the British economy we have seen over 3.3 million more people employed in our country since 2010. Over 75% of these people are employed in permanent jobs and full-time jobs and over 70% in higher-level occupations which pay higher wages. The government has reformed welfare to make work pay, backed businesses to take more people on, and built a stronger, fairer economy. Press Office As young people in England and Wales await their A-level results on Thursday 16 August, the proportion of young people who are unemployed and not in full-time education is at a record low of 4.7%.Meanwhile, there are also a record number of older people in work – over 10.2 million.Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey said:center_img Read the Labour Market Statistics – August 2018 from the Office for National Statistics. Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 older workers also continue to find work as the number of workers aged 50 and over is at a record high of 10.21 million the BME employment rate is at a record high of 65.5%, an increase of 1% on the year since 2010 the majority of employment growth has been in both full-time and permanent roles there was also a large fall in zero-hour contracts in April to June 2018, making up only 2.4% of people in employment – a fall of 104,000 on the year More information England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 With the unemployment rate falling further to just 4%, and youth unemployment down over 45% since 2010, school leavers this week can look forward to a growing jobs market, improving the prospects for their future careers. In fact, the UK’s vibrant jobs market is benefiting people across the board. Record rates of ethnic minority people in work also show that more families across our society are benefiting from the security of a job, with wages also on the increase. We have some of the most creative, innovative and hard-working young people in the world and this summer I’ve been urging them to take on a summer job, gaining ‘soft skills’ – or as I call them, essential skills – for their future careers. Today’s figures also show: London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144last_img read more

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CBA gives cautious welcome to ‘Tesco Tax’

first_imgProposals to tax large supermarkets have been welcomed with caution by the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA). The response comes after a group of local councils asked the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets to ensure that shoppers’ spending ‘re-circulates’ in local communities.Derby City Council has called for the tax, which is supported by 19 other local councils. The so-called ‘Tesco-Tax’ could raise up to £400m a year.Mike Holling, executive director at the Craft Bakers’ Association, said: “We welcome it with caution. If the funds truly are recouped and put into the high street, then we should welcome that. Anything that will benefit the high street businesses and will make it more vibrant we welcome. But let’s see what the details are first.”A similar tax already operates in Northern Ireland and Scotland.Submitted under the Sustainable Communities Act, the council’s report says supermarkets brought in some benefits, but had an overall detrimental impact on the sustainability of local communities.The report stated: “Research has shown that 95% of all the money spent in any large supermarket leaves the local economy for good, compared to just 50% from local independent retailers; this levy is a modest attempt to ensure more of that money re-circulates within and continues to contribute to local jobs and local trade.”Retailers are expected to strongly oppose the levy, arguing that they are already taxed enough. A similar tax imposed by the Scottish government on larger shops selling alcohol and tobacco is set to end next year. The aim of the scheme was to make them contribute to public health measures.last_img read more

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Signature bosses named joint entrepreneur of year

first_imgSignature Flatbreads bosses Charles and William Eid have triumphed in an awards ceremony that celebrates outstanding individual achievement.The firm’s joint chief executives won the Entrepreneur of the Year accolade at the Insider Central & East Dealmakers Awards, an event that also recognises the success of corporate finance firms, banks, and funders in the UK.The brothers, who built up the family business before leaving in 2011 following its acquisition by bakery conglomerate Aryzta, were one of five shortlisted candidates in the category and recognised for their entrepreneurial flair. The business was also named Bakery Manufacturer of the Year in British Baker’s 2017 Baking Industry Awards.The men returned to Signature Flatbreads in a joint venture with Arytza in 2015, after setting up a flatbread operation on the Indian subcontinent to supply traditional Indian flatbreads to the local population.  They have since doubled the size of the Signature Flatbreads UK business, returned to full ownership after buying back the Aryzta share earlier this year – and, in 2018, exceeded £100m in annual turnover for the first time.“Since being brought back into the business, William and Charles have committed to making significant investments to boost productivity, grow 100 new roles, and pledge millions to help meet the rising demand for high-quality, British-made products,” the judges said. “This clearly demonstrates their entrepreneurial flair.”Charles Eid added: “We are delighted to have been recognised in these awards, which we share with the outstanding team of people at Signature Flatbreads. We are hugely ambitious, and are excited to build on the strong foundation that the company has in place.”Signature Flatbreads exports to more than 30 countries from the UK and another 20 countries from its bakery in India. Its breads can be found as far afield as Shanghai, Tokyo, South Korea, Australia, Russia, Kenya, throughout Europe and the Middle East and more.last_img read more

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Robert C. Merton receives Kolmogorov Medal

first_imgRobert C. Merton, John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard Business School and the 1997 co-winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in the Economic Sciences, recently received the Kolmogorov Medal from the University of London in recognition of his distinguished work in fields of research influenced by the renowned Russian mathematician Andrei N. Kolmogorov (1903-1987). Merton also delivered a lecture titled “Observations on the Science of Finance in the Practice of Finance: Past, Present, and Future.”Merton’s research focuses on developing finance theory in the areas of capital markets and finance institutions. According to University of London Professor Alex Gammerman, “Andrei Kolmogorov is widely regarded as a founder of stochastic processes. One of the most spectacular applications of that theory is to the theory of pricing financial derivatives, which originated in the work of Robert Merton in collaboration with fellow Nobel laureate Myron Scholes and the late Fischer Black.”When Merton’s Nobel was announced, Carliss Y. Baldwin, the William L. White Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, remarked, “Few economists have contributed theories of such breadth and beauty; fewer still have seen their ideas put to such immediate practical use. Like Paul Samuelson, Bob Merton has changed the foundations on which the science of economics is built.”In his prize lecture, Merton offered observations on the structural elements of the worldwide financial crisis, on needed financial regulatory changes, and on the important role of financial innovation and science in the future.Merton is past president of the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1988.last_img read more

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Adam Cohen receives 2014 Blavatnik Award

first_imgAdam Cohen, professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics, has been named one of three winners of the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards, which honor young scientists and engineers who have demonstrated important insights in their respective fields and who show exceptional promise going forward.Cohen’s research is centered on developing new methods for investigating molecules and cells, and ranges across disciples from pure biology to quantum mechanics.Much of his current work uses microscopy and lasers to develop noninvasive methods of visualizing and studying neural circuits in the brain. This new technique will help answer questions about how electrical signals propagate and one day could lead to the design of individualized treatments for diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), epilepsy, and bipolar disorders.Cohen is also responsible for the discovery of a new property of electromagnetic fields — optical chirality, which determines the degree of chiral selectivity in the interaction of light with chiral molecules — and the invention of a system capable of trapping and manipulating individual fluorescent molecules in solution at room temperature.Researchers in Cohen’s lab are now studying chemical reactions whose outcome is exquisitely sensitive to small magnetic fields, a consequence of quantum coherence in a room-temperature liquid.“Modern chemistry often demands scientists achieve technical specialization in a narrow field,” said Vern Schramm, Ruth Merns Chair in Biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, and a member of the 2014 Blavatnik Awards National Jury. “In his laboratory at Harvard, Adam Cohen breaks this mold by achieving breakthroughs in cellular imaging of electrical currents, new optical properties of light, manipulation of single molecules, and control of chemical reactions with magnetic fields. He is recognized as one of the nation’s most promising young scientists.”“This is a huge surprise and a wonderful honor,” Cohen said last week, after learning of the award. “The prize really belongs to the many students and postdocs in my lab and in my collaborators’ labs. Their incredible creativity and hard work led to the discoveries that form the basis for the award.“This award will give my lab freedom to explore new ideas that might not otherwise attract funding,” he continued. “In a research lab, as in an orchestra, acclaim belongs more to the musicians than to the conductor. I am deeply indebted to the many scientific virtuosos who have worked and continue to work in my lab and in my many collaborators’ labs.”Cohen isn’t the only Harvard faculty member to receive the award — Rachel Wilson, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator, was also named as a recipient, as was Marin Soljačić, professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Cohen, Wilson, and Soljačić were selected from a pool of more than 300 nominations submitted by 162 of the nation’s most prominent universities and research institutions and the Blavatnik Awards’ Scientific Advisory Council. The winners were selected by a jury composed of some of the world’s most distinguished scientists and engineers.The award comes with a $250,000 prize, the largest unrestricted cash prize for early career scientists.“I’m still deciding how to spend the money,” Cohen said. “I’ll spend some of it to explore new directions where my lab has no track record — perhaps prospecting for new functional genes from exotic organisms.“I hope that the biggest impact of the award will be to inspire younger students,” he said. “The world is full of fascinating and important unsolved problems. I hope that students will see that there are still great opportunities for young people to make important discoveries.”last_img read more

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Media maven promotes black women’s representation in mainstream media

first_imgProducer, writer and director Issa Rae shared her transition “From Awkward Black Girl to Media Maven” in a titular lecture sponsored by the Multicultural Student Programs and Services in Carey Auditorium on Tuesday evening.Rae said her career began with a YouTube series she created while an undergraduate student at Stanford University.“I created my first web series my senior year of college, called ‘Dorm Diaries,’” Rae said. “It was a satirical diary about what it was like to be black at Stanford. I cast my friends and shared it on Facebook, and the school’s response was amazing. It even spread to schools like Duke, Harvard and Howard. I could not believe that I created a show that students around the country were relating to.”Following the conclusion of this first mini series and her college graduation, Rae said she moved to New York City in search of opportunities in the theatre and film industries. There, Rae said she felt disillusioned by the various media executives hindering her from the success she knew she was capable of.“I kept getting told to ‘Change this’ or ‘Wait’ or ‘Do this,’” Rae said. “It really forced me to take a step back and realize that a lot of these people — the gatekeepers — were just in my way, and I decided I would work to build my own projects.”Despite these initial setbacks, Rae said her desire to share stories with the world and change the racial dynamic of media outweighed her nerves.“I have always wanted to tell stories – about me, my friends, about people I can relate to — and that can be really easy to do, except there is a huge disconnect when it comes to race on television,” Rae said. “The desire to tell my own story is what, in part, made me want to get started as a writer.”Rae channeled this ambition into her second web series, “The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl.” She said she hoped that this venture would transform the way people see girls on television.“I will say that girls – New Girl, Two Broke Girls – they all have something in common, and that is that the universal term ‘girl’ is white,” Rae said. “In these successful series, the default girl is implied that she is white, and I really have a strong desire to change that.”Since launching “The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl,” Rae’s channel has earned over 20 million views and nearly 160,000 subscribers. Rae was also listed on Forbes 30 under 30 twice, including this year, and went on to work with stars such as Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and writer Shonda Rhimes.Moving forward, Rae said she hopes to help others to succeed in the media field. Recently, she launched ColorCreative.TV, which aims to help women and minorities looking to work in media.“Just last year I launched a platform called ColorCreative.TV for minority women,” Rae said. “The mission is to disrupt the traditional television process and change the landscape of television.”Tags: 30 under 30, ColorCreative.TV, Dorm Diaries, Forbes, race, The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl, YouTubelast_img read more

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First Look! See Buyer & Cellar Star Christopher J. Hanke in the Basement

first_img Star Files View Comments Barbra Streisand has a brand new employee to toil away in her basement mall! Christopher J. Hanke is the newest star of Jonathan Tolins’ hilarious one-man show Buyer & Cellar, and we’ve got a first look at the star showing off Babs’ real-life book, My Passion For Design. Directed by Stephen Brackett, the solo show tells the story of Alex More, a struggling actor recently fired from Toontown who takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a certain Hollywood mega-star. Check out this Hot Shot of the new employee in action, then see him hanging out underground at off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre! Christopher J. Hanke Buyer & Cellar Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Related Showslast_img read more

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Honduran Army Supports National Vaccination Campaign

first_imgBy Dialogo May 17, 2012 Since the end of April, Honduran Military personnel have been participating in a National Vaccination Campaign, in support of the Honduran Public Health Ministry. The objective of this campaign is to motivate citizens to get vaccinated in order to prevent diseases such as measles and rubella, among others. The national vaccination campaign will extend until May 18 and will rely on the assistance of Honduran Military personnel, who already have experience with similar missions, as in the case of medical missions. Recently, for example, the 105th Infantry Brigade traveled to the municipality of La Másica, where around 6,000 inhabitants received general medical, dental, pediatric, psychological, orthopedic, and gynecological services, as well as free medicine. So far this year, the Honduran Armed Forces have carried out nine medical missions in different parts of the national territory, benefiting almost 25,000 Hondurans.last_img read more

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Valley Stream Heroin Dealer Who Caused Fatal ODs Gets 9 Years

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Valley Stream heroin dealer was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for selling a version of the drug that was linked to two fatal overdoses and several other non-fatal ODs.Bryan Jennings had pleaded guilty last month in Nassau County court to criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance.“This defendant poisoned our communities by selling heroin and narcotics, preying on addicts to benefit himself,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 35-year-old man sold heroin laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl between September 2015 and last August.Vice Squad detectives found more than 30 grams of heroin laced with fentanyl and 20 grams of cocaine, also laced with fentanyl, along with scales, packaging material and about $1,000 in small bills when they executive a search warrant at his home, authorities said.Judge Alan Honorof also sentenced Jennings to three years of post-release supervision.last_img read more

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