Cosgriff House / Christopher Polly Architect

first_img “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeChristopher Polly ArchitectOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationRefurbishmentHousesAustraliaPublished on May 13, 2013Cite: “Cosgriff House / Christopher Polly Architect” 13 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Cosgriff House / Christopher Polly Architect Structural Engineering: Save this picture!© Brett Boardman Photography+ 31 Share Photographs R.G.Gregson Constructions CopyHouses, Renovation•Australia “COPY” Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, Louis Poulsen, Sculptform, Austral Bricks, Bluescope, Breezway, CSR, DuPont, Flos, Horiso, James Hardie, Jasper Morrison, Lumascape, Lysaght, TOVO Lighting, XAL, Capral, Jatana Interiors, Marcel Wanders, Space Lighting, +2Toyo Ito & Associates, Toyo Lighting-2 Architects: Christopher Polly Architect Area Area of this architecture project 2012center_img Projects Area:  167 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Builder: Australia Products used in this ProjectWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingHydraulic Engineering:ACOR ConsulantsSite Plan:370 sqmCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyThe project retains its original envelope as part of its environmental, economic and planning values. A substantial lower ground living volume is sensitively inserted beneath the original fabric to harness the fall in the site towards the rear, extending deeply beneath the existing dwelling and outwards towards the garden to transform it – while a re- crafted rear ground floor above enfolds the existing rhythm of front rooms over the new lower ground below. Save this picture!© Brett Boardman Photography Both levels accept a modestly-sized lightweight addition which extrapolates existing wall alignments, gutter levels and enclosing wall heights – that at once, extends and subverts existing geometries to present an interpreted mirrored slice of the original vernacular form attached to the retained rear fabric. An eccentric roof form extrapolates the original southern roof plane to mitigate adjacent impacts – lifting to light and tree views to the east, while also folding upwards for access to northern light and sky through a sole fire-rated window along the boundary. Save this picture!© Brett Boardman Photography The majority of the project is carefully crafted within the retained masonry and hipped roof envelope. Vaulted ceilings and skylights carved within the original roof form expand volumes for access to light and sky within the middle of the ground floor – while consciously surrendered floor area permits a generous stair void that spatially expands to the lower level below, and upwards to views of the external environment to strengthen connections to its setting. Save this picture!Section Utilities located deep within the semi-subterranean rear of the lower ground enable direct connection of the living space to the garden and jacaranda tree, while the re-worked ground floor above adds a bathroom, main bedroom and adaptable bedroom providing flexibility for future use as a study. Fenestration placement improves natural light access and promotes passive ventilation, assisted by ceiling fans and a roof venting system to exhaust trapped heat out of the original roof space.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: One World Trade Center Tops OutArticlesHostel in Kyonan / Yasutaka Yoshimura ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses Cosgriff House / Christopher Polly ArchitectSave this projectSaveCosgriff House / Christopher Polly Architect ArchDaily Products translation missing: SDA Structures Photographs:  Brett Boardman Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Police response at issue in probe of journalist’s unexplained death

first_imgA few weeks before the tragedy, Quiroz reported to the Foundation for Press Freedom, a partner of Reporters Without Borders, that he had received threats over an article he published in September. He also complained about the lack of police response and arguments with officials over this attitude. News December 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police response at issue in probe of journalist’s unexplained death Organisation RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en Interviewed in hospital later that day, Quiroz himself denied the police officers’ account. He said he was forced into the vehicle then hit violently on the head before being pushed out of the moving truck. News The departmental police said in a press statement that Quiroz was taking part in the demonstration and that he was picked up because he behaved aggressively towards the officers who had stopped him. They also said the journalist assaulted an officer inside the police truck then jumped out of the vehicle to avoid being brought before the public prosecutor charged with assaulting a public official. Reporters Without Borders calls for a full investigation into the circumstances of the death of the journalist Guillermo Quiroz Delgado on 27 November. The organization offers its condolences to his friends and family. The 31-year-old freelance journalist died after spending a week in intensive care in Maria Reina clinic in Sincelejo. He suffered severe injuries, particularly to the head, after falling from a moving police vehicle during a demonstration a week earlier in San Pedro, in Sucre department. General Rodolfo Palomino, head of public safety for the national police, went in person to offer his condolences to the victim’s family on 1 December. Brigadier General Santiago Parra Rubiano, inspector general of the national police, said the three officers present in the truck at the time of the tragedy had been suspended and were under investigation. “The apparent goodwill shown by the police high command is, alas, somewhat late,” said Reporters Without Borders. “The worst has happened and justice authorities are no longer able to deal directly with the participants in the tragedy, or compare their respective versions of events. However, the investigation must continue, without any pressure. The family of Guillermo Quiroz is entitled to the truth and General Palomino’s action should be taken as a promise to provide it.” Quiroz went to San Pedro to report on a local protest against the energy multinational Pacific Rubiales on 20 November. He was stopped by the police on the grounds that his motorcycle documents were not in order and was put into a police vehicle. News May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reports ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Sinn Féin councillors’ concern over condition of Mill Road surface

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Cllr John Costelloe, Mill Road resident Marie Lysaght and Cllr Sharon Benson at location.Councillors John Costelloe and Sharon Benson are demanding that Limerick Council take immediate action to reinstate the road surface near the entrance to Meadow Brooke at the Mill Road, Corbally. A large part of the road is not properly surfaced and is several inches below the rest of the road for about fifty meters, giving rise to a dangerous lip.The Sinn Féin Councillors are concerned that as well as damaging cars that this uneven surface and lip also presents a serious safety issue for cyclists.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Councillor Costelloe said, “We have been approached by numerous residents in recent weeks who are demanding that this be sorted out. Cyclists, in particular, are at risk from this uneven surface and the thick plums of dust which are coming from it with every gust of wind.”Mill Road resident Marie Lysaght who regularly cycles the Mill Road has told the Councillors that she considers the road conditions to be hazardous.Cllr Sharon Benson said, “The Council need to sort this out before people will need four wheel drives to traverse this road.  It cannot be good for car suspensions and tires to say the very least while it is positively dangerous for those brave enough to try cycle along it. This road needs to be fixed before somebody get seriously injured or even worse.”A spokesman for Limerick City and County Council responded saying, “The Mill Road is in poor condition as a result of private development works approved under a Road Opening Licence issued by Limerick City and County Council.“We are greatly concerned about the issue and Engineering staff from our Licencing team are actively engaging with the developer. They have been advised of our concerns regarding the condition of the road and the unacceptable delay in rectifying the road condition.“Correspondence has issued to the developer to this effect and the consequences of a failure to address the road as matter of urgency has been advised to the contractor.” Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Previous articleFILM REVIEW: The Dead Don’t DieNext articleEmma’s biggest Irish concert – 700 seater at Rosbrien Pavilion Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img WhatsApp Print Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspoliticsTransport Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsPoliticsTransportSinn Féin councillors’ concern over condition of Mill Road surfaceBy Cian Reinhardt – June 21, 2019 116 Advertisementlast_img read more

Regeneron Great Limerick Run and Bon Secours Hospital Run for Fun…

first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list 06/05/2018pictured at the 9th Annual Bon Secours HospitalGreat Limerick RunPic: Don Moloney TAGSCommunityhealthNews Announcing the decision, Event Director John Cleary said that the decision was taken following consultation with the health authorities and is fully supported by all partners involved, from sponsors to regional stakeholders.“We did not take this decision lightly but have no doubt that it is the appropriate thing to do.  Public health must come first. The health of the 14,000 participants and the thousands of others who come to Limerick over the May Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy these great events on the Saturday and Sunday is our primary concern in making this decision.“We now fix our thoughts on October 3rd and 4th next when we will be at the starting line for the 2020 Regeneron Great Limerick Run and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Run for Fun. The sense of anticipation and excitement from participants for the event will be heightened by the wait.  We look forward to its success and a significant final quarter economic boost for Limerick,” he said.Niall O’Leary, Vice President and Site Head Regeneron Raheen, said “The decision to reschedule the event is fully supported by Regeneron. The safety of all spectators and participants is of the utmost importance to us. As the proud sponsor of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run, we want all involved to have the best and most memorable race experience. We look forward to hosting a great event in Limerick this October.” NewsCommunityRegeneron Great Limerick Run and Bon Secours Hospital Run for Fun rescheduledBy Cian Reinhardt – March 12, 2020 252 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Said Jason Kenny, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Manager: “As a major healthcare provider in Ireland, we fully support the decision to reschedule this event. Public health is the single biggest priority now and must outweigh all other considerations.  We have no doubt that the Fun Run and wider weekend will have a hugely positive impact for the region on the first weekend in October.” Facebook Print The organisers of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Run for Fun announced today that the May Bank Holiday weekend event has been rescheduled to the first weekend in October in the interest of public health. Previous articleBREAKING: Schools are closing due to Covid-19Next articleCheltenham Day 2 belongs to JP McManus with Four victories Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

Rail Accident- Claim Can’t Be Denied On Account Of Boarding Wrong Train Mistakenly: Bombay High Court Directs Rly To Pay 8 Lakh To A Victim’s Mother

first_imgNews UpdatesRail Accident- Claim Can’t Be Denied On Account Of Boarding Wrong Train Mistakenly: Bombay High Court Directs Rly To Pay 8 Lakh To A Victim’s Mother Sparsh Upadhyay2 Feb 2021 6:45 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has recently ruled that one cannot be branded as an unauthorized train passenger merely because one mistakenly boards a wrong train. The Bench of Justice Anuja Prabhudessa ruled thus while directing railways to pay ₹8 lakh as compensation to one Munnibai Chaube whose son died due to the injuries sustained in accidental fall from a running train. Facts of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court has recently ruled that one cannot be branded as an unauthorized train passenger merely because one mistakenly boards a wrong train. The Bench of Justice Anuja Prabhudessa ruled thus while directing railways to pay ₹8 lakh as compensation to one Munnibai Chaube whose son died due to the injuries sustained in accidental fall from a running train. Facts of the Case Appellant’s son Vikki was travelling from Nagpur to Tumsar Road by Howrah-Janeshwari Express and allegedly fell down from the running train. He was taken to KTS Hospital, where he was declared dead. The appellant (Munnibai Chaube) filed an application under Section 23 of the Railway Claims Tribunal Act, for compensation on account of death of her son in “untoward incident”. [NOTE: As per Section 123 (c) of The Railway Act, 1989, “untoward incident” includes the accidental falling of any passenger from a train carrying passengers.] Tribunal’s Order The claim of the appellant was contested by the respondent-UOI on the ground that no such “untoward incident” had occurred resulting in the death of her son and the respondent further claimed that the deceased was not a bona fide passenger. While recording a finding that the death of deceased had occurred in an “untoward incident”, the Tribunal dismissed the claim mainly on the ground that the said ticket was not a valid journey ticket for Howrah-Janeshwari Express. The matter before the Court The appellant (Munnibai Chaube) challenged the judgment and award, dated 17th January 2017, whereby the Railway Claims Tribunal dismissed his claim application. Assailing the said judgment, the appellant contended that the Tribunal was required to consider, whether deceased Vikki had lost his life as a result of “untoward incident” and whether the Railway Administration had proved and established exception or exceptions available under Section 124A of the Railways Act. He contended that the Tribunal was not justified in dismissing the petition only because the deceased had boarded a wrong train. Court’s Observations Observing that the victim Vikki had admittedly purchased a train ticket for travel from Nagpur to Tumsar Road and had boarded a wrong train, the Court said, “He cannot be branded as an unauthorized passenger merely because he had mistakenly boarded a wrong train. The death of the said passenger was due to the injuries sustained in accidental fall from a running train.” The Court further said, “Accordingly, the death was an “untoward incident” and was not covered by proviso to Section 124-A of the Railways Act. The Tribunal was, therefore, not justified in rejecting the claim solely on the ground that the victim had boarded a wrong train.” Lastly, the Court said since the appellant had discharged the initial burden of proving that Vikki was a bona fide passenger and that his death was an “untoward incident”, the respondent cannot be absolved of their liability of paying the compensation to the dependents of the deceased. Thus, it was directed that Union of India would deposit a sum of Rs.8,00,000T in the account of the claimant-appellant after verifying the identity within a period of three months. Related News It may be noted that Apex Court, in the case of Union of India vs. Anuradha & another (2014 ACJ 856), had held that, “If a passenger unguided by railway security personnel, ticket checkers or in absence of the regular announcements mistakenly boards a wrong train halting on the platform, may on realizing his mistake fall off the train due to panicky situation or otherwise accidentally, the railway administration cannot feign ignorance about the untoward incident in such case in order to shirk away from its strict liability to compensate monetarily for the untoward fatal accidents” Last year, the Bombay High Court had allowed an appeal against the order of the Railway Claims Tribunal, Nagpur and had directed Central railways to pay Rs.8 lakh as compensation to the family of one Arjun Gawande who died while alighting from a train at Badnera station. Justice MG Giratkar of the Nagpur bench had held that even though the deceased boarded the wrong train which did not have a stoppage at Badnera station, the Tribunal’s finding that the deceased responsible for his own death was not sustainable. Case title – Smt. Munnibai v. Union of India [First Appeal No. 259 of 2020] Click Here To Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Head to head

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Head to headOn 11 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today The series where we look at similar roles in different types oforganisations This week: Clare Smith, HR director at care provider Leonard Cheshire andJanice Cook, HR director at children’s charity NCH 1. What are your main responsibilities? CS My job falls into two parts. I am responsible for everything to do withHR so that includes personnel, employment law, training and health and safetyfor nearly 8,000 employees. Then there are the general responsibilities of amain board director and includes strategic direction and support initiativesthat will have a positive effect on the lives of disabled people, such asWorkability and Jobability. JC I’m a member of the senior management group responsible for the strategicleadership. I also lead corporate policy and strategy in HR, includingpersonnel, organisational development, training and development,communications, management information and health, safety and welfare. 2. What’s the pay like? CS Recent surveys show that the voluntary sector pays directors about 20 percent less than those in the private sector and I am no exception. However,there are other compensations working in the voluntary sector and I know I ampaid fairly vis-à-vis my colleagues. JC In accordance with our salary policy for senior managers, my pay is in linewith the comparable part of the charity sector market. 3. How flexible are the hours? CS Leonard Cheshire has more than 160 operational sites, which means I amout of the office quite a lot. I have to work flexible hours as the travellingmeans very early starts and late finishes. The rest of the time I am in theoffice. JC As a senior manager with significant responsibilities, the hours aredemanding. I try to stay within the recommended 48 hours per week, but someflexibility is possible and time off in lieu is available. 4. What do you like most about the job? CS The people are great. I have a superb team, like-minded colleagues and avery supportive boss. There is also a lot of laughter so what more could Iwant? JC The corporate strategic planning and development responsibilities thatcomplement my strategic organisational development role. 5. What are the challenges? CS The biggest challenge has been the culture shock of moving frommanufacturing into the voluntary sector. My challenge now is to combine thebest of both worlds. JC As a voluntary organisation, the challenge is always the limitedresources, as our priority is always to spend most of our money directly onservices for children and young people. 6. What is your biggest headache? CS I would like to be original, but can’t. My biggest headache is providinga good HR service within a tight budget. JC Finding the time to do all the interesting and exciting things that needdoing. 7. What size is your team? CS There are eight people who report directly to me. In the personnel teamthere are 13 people, mostly part-time, giving a personnel to employee ratio of1:700. There is also a four-strong national training team as well as eightpart-time health and safety staff to cover the 160 sites. JC NCH has a devolved structure for all HR services. I have direct linemanagement responsibility for 10 posts, and functional responsibility for 90posts. 8. Who do you report to? CS I report to the director general who is also the chief executive. JC The chief executive. 9. What qualifications do you have? CS T.Cert. BA. FIPD. MBA. JC FCIPD, MSc Human Resource Management. 10. What are your career aspirations? CS Being HR director for the country’s largest charitable employer does notleave many new career opportunities. I love my job and Leonard Cheshire isstill a changing and growing organisation with many challenges. JC Chief Executive of a medium-sized voluntary organisation. 11.What training and development opportunities are there? CS Leonard Cheshire is an exceptional organisation when it comes to trainingand development. I would receive full support for most of the things I wantedto do as long as I could justify them and pay for them within my department’sbudget. JC NCH is highly committed to training and development and this is nodifferent for senior managers. I acquired my MSc with NCH funding and support,and regularly receive learning and development opportunities. 12. What is your holiday entitlement? CS Currently 26 days plus bank holidays, rising to 27 next year. JC 32 days a year, plus one extra day at Christmas plus bank holidays 13. What is your working environment like? CS Brilliant. I have an office with a nice view and best of all it’s near receptionso I can see and talk to people as they come and go (being nosy is an essentialattribute of people in personnel). JC We are on a very old site, in buildings that have been in ourorganisation for decades, with trees and grass – not bad in London. 14. What other benefits do you get? CS All the benefits most directors get but no car. JC An NCH car and a final salary pension scheme. 15. What’s the best part of working in HR? CS The infinite variety. After 25 years in personnel I thought I had seeneverything but Leonard Cheshire employees still surprise me. JC Influencing the way the organisation develops, particularly in terms ofcultural development. This is enhanced if you are working in an organisationlike NCH which has high values and high quality services. 16. How does your firm treat work-life balance? CS Leonard Cheshire offers such a wide range of working arrangements that wecan meet most people’s needs. JC NCH takes work-life balance seriously. We have had flexible workingopportunities, with support for parents and carers for many years. Abouttwo-thirds of our, mainly female, staff work part-time. 17. What’s your dream job/who do you most envy? CS Nobody. I like being me. JC Owner of a health farm. Clare Smith, HR director, Leonard Cheshire Job at a glanceSize of team: 35, mostly part-timeHolidays: 26 daysBenefits: Working for Leonard CheshireReports to: Director generalCurriculum vitae2000 Director of HR, Leonard Cheshire1991 European HR director, multinational paper manufacturer1989 Divisional personnel manager, heavy industry1986 Regional personnel manager, paper manufacturingJanice Cook, HR director, NCHJob at a glanceSize of team: 10Holidays: 32 daysBenefits: Car, pensionReports to: Chief executiveCurriculum vitae1999                NCH,director of HR1990                Head of HR at an innerLondon social services department1987                Personnel managerPre-1987         Prior to that, started atthe Bank of England and re-trained as a PA before moving into HR Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

LSU suspend’s men’s basketball coach Will Wade indefinitely

first_imgMarch 8, 2019 /Sports News – National LSU suspend’s men’s basketball coach Will Wade indefinitely Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSean Gardner/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) — LSU has suspended men’s basketball coach Will Wade indefinitely after reports said he was heard on FBI wiretap’s discussing an ‘offer’ for a recruit, the school announced Friday.The calls were between Wade and aspiring businessman Christian Dawkins and were intercepted in October 2017 when the FBI was monitoring one of Dawkins cell phones as part of the FBI’s secret investigation into college basketball corruption.Dawkins was sentenced to six months in jail earlier this week after being found guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the investigation.According to people familiar with the calls, the recruit mentioned is current LSU guard Javonte Smart, who was a top-50 recruit from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander and Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva released a joint statement about Wade’s suspension.“Recent media reports regarding Coach Will Wade are without question concerning to us all. As such, we and university officials have taken deliberate and purposeful steps to fairly assess and adequately address the situation. As we have done since media reports first surfaced months ago, we are closely coordinating with the NCAA with every step. They have our full full cooperation and we will continue to report to them all facts and information on this matter. All of us at LSU share the obligation to protect the integrity of this institution, as such we have suspended Head Coach Will Wade indefinitely until such time as we can ensure full compliance with the NCAA, as well as institutional policies and standards. Assistant coach Tony Benford will assume the duties of interim coach.”LSU is ranked tenth in the nation with a 25-5 record and is tied for first in the SEC with a 15-2 record. The Tigers play Vanderbilt on Saturday in their final regular season game.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

HNLMS VAN SPEIJK Completes Her Role in OCEAN SHIELD, Heads Home

first_img View post tag: home HNLMS VAN SPEIJK Completes Her Role in OCEAN SHIELD, Heads Home Authorities August 14, 2013 View post tag: piracy View post tag: Van View post tag: Navy View post tag: Shield View post tag: ocean Back to overview,Home naval-today HNLMS VAN SPEIJK Completes Her Role in OCEAN SHIELD, Heads Home On Monday, 12 August 2013, the Dutch frigate HNLMS VAN SPEIJK concluded more than two months deployment in support of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD and began her voyage back to the Netherlands.VAN SPEIJK joined OCEAN SHIELD just days before Commodore Henning Amundsen took command of NATO’s counter-piracy mission in Djibouti on 7 June.On 4 August, Amundsen visited the Dutch frigate to express his sincere thanks for the VAN SPEIJK crew’s professionalism and commitment during their deployment under the NATO flag. “The contributions VAN SPEIJK has brought to the fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia have been greatly appreciated by all the actors involved in this common endeavour,” said Amundsen. “Having spent more than 80% of their deployment at sea, they have remained alert and at high readiness to safeguard the seafarers in the region. I wish HNLMS VAN SPEIJK fair winds and following seas back to the Netherlands.”Together with the operation’s flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN, the Dutch frigate has continued the vigilant support that has resulted in no successful pirate attacks in the OCEAN SHIELD area of operations in well over a year.In mid July, VAN SPEIJK conducted a visit to the Chinese hospital ship “Daishando,” or “Peace Ark,” in the Gulf of Aden. The crews of the two vessels exchanged information on medical treatment procedures and policies in case severely injured crew members need to be evacuated by air. These discussions enhanced the medical cooperation between the various navies in the region and further strengthened the relationship between NATO and China.Later in July, the Dutch frigate visited the Seychelles to conduct a maritime exercise with the island nation’s Coast Guard, focusing on search and rescue operations and enhancing coordination and cooperation between the Coast Guard and NATO warships patrolling the Indian Ocean. VAN SPEIJK’s port visit to the Seychelles presented a valuable opportunity to maintain and improve the skills needed to support seafarers in distress.Nearing the end of her deployment, the frigate hailed the largest ship presently operating in the world, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, as she made her maiden voyage transiting the Gulf of Aden. The meeting took place in the Internationally Recommended Transfer Corridor (IRTC), a shipping corridor used by commercial ships to take advantage of the naval protection offered by NATO, the EU and several international navies.[mappress]Press Release, August 14, 2013; Image: ACO NATO View post tag: Hercenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: heads View post tag: Speijk View post tag: role View post tag: News by topic View post tag: completes View post tag: HNLMS Share this articlelast_img read more

US Navy to promote alternative fuel during RIMPAC

first_img View post tag: Great Green Fleet June 30, 2016 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy promotes alternative fuel during “world’s largest naval drill” View post tag: US Navy Share this article This year’s participants of the international maritime exercise RIMPAC will use about 11.2 million gallons of a 10 percent alternative fuel blend during the exercise, the U.S. Navy said.USS John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG), also called the Great Green Fleet and the U.S. Navy’s pioneer in fuel efficiency measures, arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii June 28 and 29 to take part in the exercise.In 2012, the exercise met one of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ five energy goals, to demonstrate a Green Strike Group operating on alternative fuel. U.S. Navy ships and aircraft used 900,000 gallons of a 50-50 blend of renewable diesel and traditional petroleum as a proof of concept.This year, participating countries will be using the same fuel the John C. Stennis CSG used during the first operational deployment of a GGF strike group.The alternative fuel that will be used during RIMPAC is derived from waste beef fat from the Midwest. Alternative fuels can be made from animal waste oil, algae, or non-food crops. The fuel must be “drop-in,” requiring no modifications to engines or procedures. Having alternative fuel in the supply chain increases operational flexibility by allowing forces to obtain fuel from more sources worldwide.JCSSG, also known as the Navy’s first Great Green Fleet (GGF) strike group, consists of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21 embarked, guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS ChungHoon (DDG 93), and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).“The strike group has accomplished our mission in 7th Fleet, fulfilling a vital role in a region the U.S. Navy has operated in for a century and a half,” said Rear Adm. Marcus A. Hitchcock, JCSSG commander. US Navy promotes alternative fuel during “world’s largest naval drill” View post tag: RIMPAClast_img read more

Sasquatch Music Festival Will Not Return In 2019 After 17 Years Running

first_imgAt the end of the day on Thursday, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest music festivals, Sasquatch Music Festival, announced it would not be returning in 2019. After 17 years at the iconic Washington venue, The Gorge, festival founder and producer Adam Zacks stated that he would no longer produce the event.In a statement, Zacks elaborated:Today we take a bow and bid a fond farewell to Sasquatch! I will no longer be producing the Festival, nor will it take place in 2019.The Festival began 17 years ago on a hunch, greenlit on nothing more than a name and instinct there was space for something with a uniquely Northwest flavor, on Memorial Day weekend, at one of the most beautiful locations on Earth – The Gorge.17 years is a long time to do anything. The Beatles lasted a mere 8 years, a fact so astonishing it is difficult to believe. While we didn’t accomplish anything as indelible as “Hey Jude”, the Festival left a lasting mark and proudly represented an independent spirit.Sasquatch! will forever remain a tapestry of the people who worked with us, the artists who inspired us, and the varied experiences of the fans who attended it … of friendships made, engagements, hilltop weddings, permanent tattoos, once in a lifetime collaborations, weather events both treacherous and magnificent, at least one very public conception, and, of course, hundreds of awe inspiring performances. My humblest gratitude to all of you.May the spirit that made Sasquatch! so special live on.Per a report from KEXP, while Sasquatch is definitely canceled in 2019, the future of the festival and whether it will return with a new producer remains unclear. Zacks grew the festival from a single-day event in 2002 with headliners String Cheese Incident, Jack Johnson, and Ben Harper to a massive multi-day event—it expanded to three days in 2006 and four days from 2011 to 2013. In the festival’s 17 years of existence, Zacks noted that Sasquatch had sold 1,026,095 tickets, booked a staggering 1,313 bands, and donated $723,436 to nonprofits.In 2018, Sasquatch hosted Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Tyler The Creator, Ray LaMontagne, Anderson .Paak, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, and other nationally renowned touring acts.last_img read more