Royal Navy close by in case of Emergency

first_img Update on the Tropics; System forecast to strengthen CSA Nominees revealed tomorrow Related Items:Department of Disaster Management, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, UK Royal Navy Unified effort to help Fire Victims Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 – The UK Royal Navy could be in the Turks and Caicos Islands within 24 hours if a storm hits. So says DDME Director, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux who told media at a press conference today that the Navy is “close by” in the Caribbean and on standby to provide rescue in the event of a national catastrophe. “We are in constant contact with the Royal Navy through the Governor’s Office and the FCO,” Clerveaux told media today.The ship is equipped to evacuate 1,600 persons at one time and supplied with enough food for one week. Nearly 200 officers from the Royal Naval were in the Turks and Caicos early August to conduct training and emergency assessment with the Department of Disaster Management.last_img read more

Florida Lawmakers Urge Congress to Support Request for 2B to Begin Rebuilding

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Florida’s two senators and the congressman representing the area neighboring Tyndall AFB last week asked House and Senate appropriators to support the Air Force’s request for $2 billion to repair buildings that can be saved after Hurricane Michael swept through the installation in October and begin the planning necessary to rebuild other facilities. “We urge you to support the amount requested by the Air Force to fulfill immediate requirements to the sum of $2 billion,” Sens. Marco Rubio (R) and Bill Nelson (D) and Rep. Neal Dunn (R) wrote the chairman and ranking members of both chambers’ Appropriations committees.“Half of this urgent need would allow Tyndall to salvage what buildings can be saved, make repairs, and begin the planning and design necessary to follow the military construction requirements to ensure Congress can adequately justify the funding. The other half of this amount would cover costs relating to personnel reassignments as the recovery progress continues, and the cost of sending the F-22 Raptors to other locations to ensure the Air Force mission is not impacted. This funding is needed now,” the delegation stated.The letter highlighted the Air Force’s long-term plan to replace Tyndall’s operational F-22 unit with three F-35 squadrons starting in 2023. “Basing F-35s at Tyndall in the wake of hurricane damage allows the Air Force to use recovery funds to rebuild the base in a tailored way to accommodate the unique needs of the F-35,” the lawmakers wrote.Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sean Carneslast_img read more

Absolute colours

first_imgIn India, the fraternity of  artists have always complained about the lack of platforms to display their work. Be it painters or photographers, each one feels the need for ‘space’. And rightly so. Let’s say the complaints got heard. Gurgaon sees a new art gallery. The Peacock Art Gallery has put up its very first show – Supreme Absolute. Absolute as you know, means that all other truths are relative to it, or depend on it. And Supreme is like the ‘supreme being’. So this show is basically an ode from artists  to the supreme absolute.  Artists, Rajesh K. Baderia, Priyendra Shukla, Pradosh Swain and Anup Kumar Chand, have put together this show. Though all the paintings look different, they are all woven in a single thread because of the conceptual approach adopted by the artists.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Just to know what you may find there, let me give you a sneak peek into the work of the artists! Rajesh Baderia speaks for himself, ‘ I just paint. It is an undying passion which will remain with me forever. Energy is an important element of my paintings, that is in the form of light. Light in the form of Aura or Him!’ With ‘him’ he means the ‘supreme absolute’. The play of colours in his paintings are sure to evoke emotions. Priyendra Shukla’s paintings mostly depict varied forms of cows and calfs with bold and fine lines which further gets enhanced with his bold and large patch of colour. ‘I long to internalise the moment and bring it to the realm of tangible, where I can go back and live it again. So all I do is to try and create a visual replica of my perception on the rectangular arena of a canvas,’ says he. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixGetting you face-to-face with the reality is the artist Pradosh Swain. His paintings depict the pace of life that is fast disappearing. For instance, he uses the symbol of the cement spatula to emphasise the dominance and development of the metro cities. The displaced crow far away from nature, the uprooted trees, the old lady catching a last glimpse of the Banyan tree, all urgently signify the need to go back to nature. Anup Kumar Chand’s paintings are full of fantasy with a very strong command over the theme and the composition with a prominence of dog in a varied way! You need to see it to get it.It couldn’t get better for art lovers in the Capital. Mark the dates and head over. When: 18 May – 9 June, 2014 from 11 am to 8 pmWhere: Peacock Art Gallery, SG-50, Galleria Market, Gurgaonlast_img read more