Russia: Naval Ensign Hoisting for Research Ship Seliger

first_img View post tag: For Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Naval Ensign Hoisting for Research Ship Seliger Russia: Naval Ensign Hoisting for Research Ship Seliger View post tag: Naval View post tag: ship December 18, 2012 On Dec 25, Russian naval ensign would be hoisted on research ship Seliger which has successfully finished state trials…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, December 18, 2012; Image: Flot Industry news View post tag: Hoisting View post tag: Seliger Share this article View post tag: research View post tag: Ensign View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

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BSA to go for sarnie World Record

first_imgThe British Sandwich Association (BSA) is to attempt to break the World Record for the highest number of people simultaneously making a sandwich, in a five-minute time frame.The record attempt will take place during British Sandwich Week next month (12-18 May), at Media City in Salford Quays, Manchester. The previous record saw 308 people come together to make sandwiches, and was set by restaurant chain Café Rouge, but the BSA is confident it can set a new record.Jim Winship, director, BSA, said: “We were keen that the association should do something a little bit different during this year’s British Sandwich Week to follow up our 250th anniversary celebrations in 2012 and this world record attempt will give us a great opportunity to showcase everything that’s great about the sandwich industry.“We are confident that we can beat the current record by a considerable margin and have already got hundreds of participants from amongst our membership signed up to come up to Salford to participate in the attempt and are also hoping to get lots of people from the local area to join us as well.”last_img read more

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BAVO to hold Green Dot crash course

first_imgThe Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) will host a Green Dot crash course session on Wednesday as part this week’s Green Dot Action Week programming.“Green Dot Action Week celebrates the impact Green Dot has had on our campus in the past ten years while also calling the Saint Mary’s community to action,” BAVO coordinator Liz Coulston said in an email. “Through Green Dot, we are sending the message that violence is not tolerated on our campus, and everyone in our community is expected to do their part to keep the campus safe.”The week aims to build community through events including a spa night and Wednesday’s crash course.“The biggest objective of the week is to share a little bit about Green Dot and how it helps strengthen our College community,” said Sarah Miesle, the sports information director, in an email.Miesle, who has led Green Dot training sessions for students as well as faculty and staff groups, will facilitate the event.The crash course session will differ from bystander trainings in its level of structure, to allow attendees to ask more questions and share more stories, Coulston said.“The crash course … is the only [event] of its kind this year, designed specifically for Green Dot Action Week,” Coulston said.Green Dot sessions occur in the forms of shorter overview sessions, which last less than an hour, and full bystander trainings, which last about five hours, Coulston said. Overviews are held several times throughout the year, depending on need and availability, but only one full bystander training will be held this year.“The biggest thing students can hope to learn at the crash course is that Green Dot is something that is super accessible to anyone and everyone,” she said.Green Dot actions don’t have to be attention-grabbing or dramatic, Miesle said.“It’s about being a good neighbor, a good friend and a good person. Because of that, Green Dot is something I truly believe in and hope that other people can believe in by attending these trainings,” Miesle said.Miesle said Green Dot is something that people should regularly think about. In her sessions, she compares it to studying for an exam — the content is practiced and considered so it can be properly applied.“We always hope that when someone comes to a Green Dot session of any type, they leave with a little more confidence in what it means to be a bystander and how they always have a way to help in any situation,” she said.The Green Dot crash course will take place in Spes Unica 134 at 7 p.m. No registration is required for this event. The full bystander training session will be held on Sunday Feb. 2, for which online registration is required.Tags: BAVO, Green Dot, Saint Mary’s 2015 valedictorian namedlast_img read more

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11 books you need to read in 2020

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details You buy books. They sit on the shelf. You mean well. You want to read, but you can never find the time. That was me in 2018. I bought more than a dozen books and made it through half of one of them. My goal for 2019 was to read more, which is why I kicked off the Next Level Book Club for my team. Together, several of us committed to reading one book each month—mostly books we could learn from, books that would help us grow. Then, outside of our book club selections, I read a few other books just for fun.As I look back over the last twelve months, I’m glad I did this. Each book we read helped our team achieve the goals we set in three areas last year: quality, consistency, and calm. And those books I read for fun? They helped me maintain the consistent discipline to create a reading habit, and they offered their fair share of lessons as well. If you have a goal to read more, make 2020 the year you do it.Here’s a recap of the 11 books that our YMC team read in 2019. They punched us in the gut, helped us rethink our culture and leadership, and led to significant growth among our team members. That’s quite a combination!It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy At Work, by Jason Fried: If your workplace is defined by 80-hour weeks, packed schedules, endless meetings, overflowing inboxes, unrealistic deadlines, Sunday afternoon emails, and the like, It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work is a must-read. Buy nowThe 8 Qualities of Drama Free Teams, by Dennis McIntee: More productivity. Less stress. Zero drama. The dream workplace. While some things sound too good to be true, a drama-free work environment is not only possible; it’s well within your reach. Buy nowDaring Greatly, by Brene Brown: “Why isn’t my team engaged?” I hear this question quite often during discussions about empowering the frontline as part of a credit union’s marketing strategy. When we ask the frontline to cross-sell or dive deeper into the member relationship by asking questions, we’re essentially asking them to be vulnerable. If you want to develop brave individuals who work to make things better, you must create an environment where your team feels comfortable being vulnerable. Buy nowDying for a Paycheck, by Jeffrey Pfeffer: In the credit union world, we’re people helping people, right? That idea makes a good mission statement, but it often seems like the generosity and goodwill only apply to the members and not the credit union employees. There comes a point where frugality and calculated business practices start to undercut the social justices we wish to stamp out for our members. When the bottom-line numbers become more important than our frontline team members, it’s time to make a change. Buy nowYou Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero: “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” This quote is just one of the gut-punch truth bombs that Jen Sincero drops in her book, which features the inspiring and challenging subtitle, How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. If you’re ready to take bold steps forward and leave passivity behind, this one’s for you! Buy nowHit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, by Satya Nadella: “When the rate of change outside is more than what is inside, be sure that the end is near.” Even though this cautionary quote from Azim Premji wasn’t initially meant for one of America’s most successful companies, it certainly describes the crossroads Microsoft once faced. And more importantly, it might capture the culture and mindset challenge your credit union is currently experiencing. Buy nowThe Boys In The Boat, by Daniel James Brown: How many times have you heard the phrase “If I could just clone (insert exemplary team member’s name), this would be a great credit union!”? Perhaps you’ve said those words yourself. Maybe you’ve even thought that about I can’t recall who recommended The Boys in the Boatto me, but the story of nine Americans’ quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics turned out to be more than just a pleasure read. It was an engaging account with powerful leadership lessons woven throughout all the history and drama. Buy nowEverything Is F***ED: A Book About Hope, by Mark Manson: Want to know why your marketing isn’t producing the results you want? It’s because you’re being rational—and most of the time, people aren’t rational. According to legendary marketing pioneer Edward Bernays, “People are emotional and impulsive and hide it really well.” Throughout this book, author Mark Manson draws a critical distinction between the “thinking brain” and the “feeling brain.” Buy nowMade To Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath: Why are some marketing campaigns so damn successful, while others, no matter the budget behind them, fail miserably? Is it because those dumb, lazy members just won’t budge from their bank? Or, could it be that those of us in the credit union world suffer from the Curse of Knowledge? It may sound like a silly, made-up phrase, but “The Curse of Knowledge” is quite real. Many times, we credit union experts tend to operate under this curse. Whether it’s the melody of a song or the value proposition of our credit union, once we know something, we tend to assume everyone else knows the same thing. Our knowledge has “cursed” us. We have difficulty sharing it with others because we can’t sidestep our own preconceived ideas. (NOTE: I don’t really believe our members are lazy or dumb. I sarcastically used this headline in 2019 for an article, which led to a client firing us without actually reading the content in the article.) Buy nowA Life Through Letters, by Ashley Davis: While the majority of the books we’ve read this year focused on business and leadership growth, we took a break and read something different in October: A Life Through Letters by Ashley Davis. I learned about this book at a recent credit union strategic planning session. During this session, the board chair was talking about a book written by one of his relatives, a relative who turned out to be Mr. Davis. We’ve read many books this year that have helped me become a better business owner, a better marketer, and a better leader, but this one turned my world upside down. Buy nowThe Bakers Dozen, A Saint Nicholas Tale, by Aaron Shepard: Many credit unions (and businesses in general) pride themselves on giving members and customers exactly what they ask for. No more. No less. They are honest people delivering exactly what they promise. But is that approach enough to ensure longevity and success for the years to come? I know of at least one old lady in a long, black shawl who would say, “No.” This nameless lady is one of the characters in The Bakers Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale. While it may be a seasonal story, this book holds lessons that apply all year long. Buy nowAt this point, you might be saying, “But I don’t have time to read!” I understand. I’ve used that same excuse myself. My priorities changed when I replaced “I don’t have time” with “It isn’t a priority.” That small change put things in perspective. While it may feel counterproductive to take time away from checking tasks off a to-do list, investing the time to read and learn can offer incredible returns in the form of personal and professional growth. My team and I have seen it pay off big time in 2019. I hope it will do the same for you in 2020.last_img read more

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Active tourism, tradition, tasting of indigenous specialties and wines – Bike & Wine Ravni Kotari

first_imgWe constantly talk about the lack of quality content in destinations, especially in the pre-season, such as May, where the sea and shopping is not the main activity, whether due to bad weather or cold sea. That is why we have to ask ourselves what tourists can do in a destination when they cannot swim. I can’t just walk down the waterfront up and down all seven days.In Benkovac, they encountered a problem with an excellent tourist product – Bike & Wine Tour Ravni Kotari.In the organization and synergy of Ilirija dd, the Tourist Board of the City of Benkovac and BK AKS Stankovci, a unique bicycle race was organized that connects unforgettable landscapes and heritage of rural parts of Zadar County and the most famous wineries in the wider region. This themed bike ride will introduce guests to indigenous values ​​that you don’t encounter so often, a tradition of inestimable value. Our authentic story.The wine cycling story begins in Polača, in Raznjevica dvorima AD 1307 and the road Nadina, the fortifications of Kličevica and Kaštela Benković in Benkovac, along a predetermined route. On the way, there are 3 stops where a total of 6 wineries with the possibility of tasting will be presented. The entire section is 39 km long and the participant who successfully takes the route, or collects all the certificates from each winery receives a gift at the closing ceremony in Ražnjevića dvori AD 1307 in Polača, where lunch will be organized for all participants in the bike ride.Active tourism, tradition, tasting of autochthonous specialties and wines – so simple, ingenious and most importantly quality and authentic content.Everyone in the destination must care about the satisfaction of the guest as well as the content in the destination itself. No matter who the organizer is, because the guest is not interested in it, only quality content is important to him. Meet and recommend to your guests this great tourist story, especially the hosts in family accommodation as well as the locals, so that guests can experience and fill the day with a different and authentic content. Because if the guest is satisfied with the tourist destination at the end of their vacation, they will come back again, and that is a win-win for everyone.For more information on Bike & Wine Tour Flat Districts, please visit HERE.last_img read more

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SA hotelier couple list luxury Gold Coast mansion for more than $4m

first_img133 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.A South Australian hotelier couple have listed their grand Surfers Paradise mansion on the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag.Peter and Jenny Hurley want $4.75 million for their European-inspired Commodore Drive property overlooking main river.It has been a holiday home for the couple since they bought it for $4 million in 2003 from freight tycoon Clive Thomas and his wife. 133 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Mr Hurley established the Hurley Hotel Group after leaving a teaching career to buy the Wudinna Hotel in 1975.More than 40 years later, he and his wife operate 10 hotels across South Australia and hold shares in two others.Other significant investments under the Hurley group include the Arkaba Village Shopping Centre and Surrey Downs Shopping Centre, both in South Australia. 133 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago133 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.A sweeping staircase under a domed ceiling, formal lounge with wet bar, infinity edge pool and private courtyard are among the four-bedroom, four bathroom home’s standout features.It is understood the Hurleys are selling the property because they have bought another on the Gold Coast.Kollosche Prestige agents Michael Kollosche and Duncan Longmore are marketing the property.Mr Kollosche declined to make comment on the owners but said the home was “beautiful”.“It’s a great home and in a fantastic location,” he said. 133 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.last_img read more

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Landmark Tamborine Mountain estate hits the market

first_imgMs Brushe said it has now been completely renovated to offer modern-day living, yet it still pays homage to its heritage. “It was all done with modern material but done in keeping with the era it was built in,” she said. “The property faces north so the pool, breakfast room and main lounge room are drenched in sun most of the morning.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The right side of the house where the other living areas are face east and have beautiful Gold Coast views.” The five-bedroom, five-bathroom estate has an asking price above $1.6 million. Scenic Road Properties agent Bernadette Brushe said it was one of the first guesthouses built in the area. “The property was built in 1928 and built by the same builder as St Bernards, which is one of the most historic hotels on the mountain,” Ms Brushe said. “During the Second World War it was taken over by the American army, which a lot of properties were as the base camp was down the road.“They took the guesthouse over and used it as a base and had a lot of men staying there.” MORE NEWS: Dated Mermaid Beach house sells under the hammer for premium price MORE NEWS: Broadbeach Waters award-winning house has see-through facade, indoor tree Prices start at $160 per night. The property is currently being run as a bed and breakfast and wedding venue known as Eaglemount Lodge. Prices start at $160 for a terrace or pool view room and go up to $360 per night for king garden view room. The property is currently run as a bed and breakfast. center_img “Over the years it has always continued to run a guesthouse, or a B&B as we know them now, or a residence,” Ms Brushe said. “It’s a really versatile property, the owners are happy to sell it as a residence or B&B.” “Everything is at your doorstep, you can throw away the car keys and never have to drive again.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 147 Eagle Heights Rd, Tamborine Mountain, has hit the market. The owners of a landmark estate in the Gold Coast Hinterland are seeking a new innkeeper. Eaglemount Lodge, a 1920s Tudor-style guesthouse, has hit the market offering buyers the chance to own a piece of Tamborine Mountain history. The grounds of the estate have also been used as a wedding venue. The owners, who have lived at the picturesque property for almost 12 years, are selling to downsize.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom property at 147 Eagle Heights Rd, Tamborine Mountain, has an asking price above $1.6 million.last_img read more

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Ripley County Tourney

first_imgCongratulations to the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles and the Batesville Boys for winning the 2017 Ripley County Tournament.  Both championship games were well-played and hard-fought contests.Also, congratulations to Lily Simon of JCD and Garrett Burkhart of BHS for being named the tournament MVP’s.  Simon was sensational in her play against Batesville, and Burkhart’s steady play led the Bulldogs to their respective victories.The girls’ tournament was much more balanced this year, and the boys had 3 teams that were extremely competitive.  Even the crowds this year seemed to be up.last_img read more

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Janet E. Hill – Lawrenceburg

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church – Hubbells Corner from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery, adjacent to the church.  Janet E. Hill, of Lawrenceburg, was born on March 4, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio a daughter to John E. and Minnie Minneman Molter.  She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church at Klemmes Corner.  After graduating high school she furthered her education in Music at Capitol University and later used that education playing the organ at several area churches.  She married Harris (Tom) Hill on February 5, 1949 at St. John Lutheran Church-Hubbells Corner and he preceded her in death on December 14, 2014.  Janet stayed busy as a mother and outside of the home; she worked for Central Trust Bank, was a professional seamstress for Glenmore Dry Cleaners and also worked at the IRS.   She enjoyed music and sewing, traveling, and spending time with her family.  On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 89, she passed away at Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg.  Those surviving who will cherish Janet’s memory include her children, Deborah (Larry) Knigga of Lawrenceburg, and Michael (Virginia) Hill of Cleves, OH; six grandchildren, Christopher (Leslie) Knigga, Margaret (William) Daugherty, Elizabeth (Wayne) Whelpdale, Bradley (Autumn) Hill, Douglas (Amanda) Hill, and Gregory (Dana) Hill; 12 great-grandchildren, and a brother-in-law, Daniel J. Hill of San Diego, CA.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren.center_img Memorial contributions can be directed to the Organ Fund at St. John’s or to any fund supporting the church.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Janet Hill.last_img read more

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The Latest: NASCAR traffic scarce, health checks plentiful

first_img11:30 a.m.NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France is at Darlington Raceway and will remain outside the infield.The 75-year-old France is considered high risk to contract the coronavirus. NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted audio on Twitter in which France grabs the public address microphone in the scoring tower and thanks “the entire industry for their efforts to get us back racing.”Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. NASCAR is returning to racing following a 10-week layoff amid the global pandemic. The Real Heroes 400 begins at 3 p.m. ___11 a.m.NASCAR President Steve Phelps is promising “the best race and racing experience possible every time we hit the racetrack.”Phelps released a letter to NASCAR fans Sunday, hours before the racing series returns to the track for the first time in more than two months.“Our drivers, race teams and officials have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to the race track and we want to assure you that we have taken the return to racing very seriously,” Phelps wrote. Associated Press More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: NASCAR traffic scarce, health checks plentiful Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):___12:45 p.m.center_img NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR was facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t resume on national television. So the sanctioning body had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive schedule that included 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. The first event is called the “The Real Heroes 400” and is dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19. Health care workers will give the command to start the engines.Darlington is hosting three events over four days. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates.___ The first sign that Sunday’s race wasn’t a normal one for NASCAR was the lack of traffic on the four-lane highway outside of Darlington Raceway.Traffic is always one of NASCAR’s biggest issues as thousands of fans descend on often rural areas not equipped for the overflow of cars. Participants then turned onto a gravel road guarded by four state trooper vehicles and entered a health screening area. NASCAR officials there checked names, administered a temperature check with a device pointed at the forehead and logged the reading on a chart.Ryan Newman was in the car behind The Associated Press in the screening line. He leaned out his window for the temperature check and removed his hat so the thermometer could scan his forehead. Newman, wearing a camouflage face mask, was cleared to enter the track to prepare for his first race since he suffered a head injury on Feb. 16 in the season-opening Daytona 500.___12:30 p.m. May 17, 2020 Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp says he’s amazed at how quickly every part of NASCAR came together to bring back the sport.NASCAR’s top Cup series returns to the track later Sunday after 10 weeks off because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tharp was visiting the Raceway Grill outside Turn 2, where team owners were setting up for a watch party. He says the cooperation in NASCAR was essential in setting up three races over four days.Xfinity drivers race Tuesday night, with Cup series racers going again at Darlington on Wednesday night.___last_img read more

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