View post tag: French Navy Royal Navy cadets embark French training ships French Navy officer cadets welcomed their Britannia Royal Naval College counterparts aboard their training ship squadron recently.Eight Royal Navy Young Officers (YOs) sailed with the French Marine Nationale’s training ships’ week-end visit to Dartmouth.Accompanied by two staff officers from the College, the Royal Navy YOs were fully integrated with the bridge teams on their respective ships.They were given the opportunity to take the control as the Officer-of-the-Watch as the ships conducted various manoeuvres including man overboard recovery drills and replenishment-at-sea approaches. The exercises on the second day had the added challenge of patchy fog.Sub Lieutenant Reece Grigg said: “It was really interesting to see and experience the French Navy’s way of doing things, and see how similar it was to ours as well as some of the differences.“As the French Cadets were at a slightly more advanced stage of training to us, it was great to be able to observe the skills we are just starting to learn being practised at the required standard in the maritime environment.”The YOs are part-way through their Initial Warfare Officers (Foundation) (IWO(F)) course at BRNC. The 24-hours at sea gave them the chance to get to know their French counterparts and discuss their respective careers and training pipelines. They also took part in briefings, some of which were conducted in English.French cadets spend successive periods on board the vessels practising navigation and ship handling prior to their final stage of training on board the helicopter carrier Mistral later this year.On completion of their IWOF course Royal Navy YOs spent three months on an operational warship, known as basic fleet time. They return to sea for seven or eight months specialist fleet time further into their training.As part of the Royal Navy’s close co-operation with the French Navy, 845 Naval Air Squadron based at Yeovilton, will be embarking two Merlin helicopters on the FS Mistral for a five-month training mission beginning later this month (February).The Léopard class training vessels are based in Brest and belong to the Naval Action Force. They are used by the French Navy to teach practical navigation and manoeuvring to students at the Naval Academy and the Brest Naval Instruction Centre, mainly operating in coastal waters.The ships have specific facilities on board dedicated to training, such as a lecture room and a second bridge, directly below the main one, which is used as an operations room and practical teaching room. The equipment used by the students is the same as what they will find on warships as their careers develop. Share this article Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy cadets embark French training ships February 2, 2017 View post tag: Royal Navy
The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the WVUSchool of Medicine and the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute isactively recruiting a board certified/eligible General ThoracicSurgeon qualified for appointment at either the AssistantProfessor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank as a chief ofthoracic surgery for Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.The candidate will be joining a group of internationally renownedacademic thoracic surgeons who are part of the WVU Heart andVascular Institute and Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Theadvance training or competency in minimally invasive lung andesophageal surgery is required. In addition to providing excellentpatient care, the successful candidate will be actively involved inthe teaching of medical students, residents, and cardiothoracicsurgery fellows.This opportunity enables you to join a renowned team of surgeonsand medical and radiation oncologists and others making anextraordinary difference in the lives of patients not only locally,but across our entire state. Ours is a collaborative atmospherethat allows you to practice advanced medicine in a highlysatisfying academic environment. Our mission is to provide the bestpossible cancer care for our patients. We do so by recruiting someof the finest physicians from across the country – men and womenwho are often recognized leaders in their specialty orsubspecialty; investing heavily in new technology; and placing thehighest emphasis on achieving great quality outcomes.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. WVUH provides the mostadvanced quaternary level of care available to the citizens of WestVirginia and bordering states. With more than 13,000 employees and$2 billion plus in annual revenues, WVU Medicine is West Virginia’spremier academic health system and provider of advanced specialtycare. WVU Medicine includes the specialists, sub-specialists, andprimary care physicians of West Virginia; the WVU Cancer Institute;the WVU Eye Institute; the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute; andeight West Virginia hospitals and their affiliated practices andclinics. WVU Medicine also includes dozens of medical offices and adiverse network of affiliated organizations.While this position will be primarily based in Martinsburg, theparticipation in the research, clinical and academic activities atthe flagship hospital is encouraged.Martinsburg, WV and home of Berkeley Medical Center in theeastern panhandle continues to post the largest population growthrate in the West Virginia, over 56% in the last 20 years with itspopulation younger and more educated than the state average. Thereis record economic growth in the region and 40% of residents holdjobs in neighboring northern VA, suburban MD, and downtown DC. Thepanhandle has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, and withthe expanding high income population, continued commercial andindustrial development is projected to continue along the I-81corridor. There is close access to Dulles International Airport,Baltimore International Airport, and Reagan International Airportin Washington, D.C.Successful candidates must have an MD or DO degree (the employeraccepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtainan unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must beboard-certified or board eligible in thoracic surgery.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make adifference from day one. To learn more, visithttp://wvumedicine.org/heart/For additional questions or to send your CV, please contactKelli Piccirillo, Senior Physician Recruiter, [email protected] & UHA are AA/EO employer –Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of anNSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)
A funeral mass was offered Sept. 14 at St Joseph’s Church, West New York, for Margaret Mary “Peggy” Mc Carthy, 87, of North Bergen. She passed away Sept. 6. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. McCarthy, Sr. (2010); mother of Thomas J Mc Carthy, Jr. (Susan), Kevin B., Dan (Ann), Matthew Paul (Kendra); sister of Eleanor Hynes, and grandmother of Emily Rose, Sean, James and Lucie Mc Carthy. Peggy was born in Jersey City to the late Bernard and Katie Mc Guirk. She retired from Avon Cosmetics where she was an In-home Representative. Peggy was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Services arranged by the Konopka Funeral Home, North Bergen.
Managing director David Sanger of Rollover (Slough, Bucks) comments: “Hot dogs were reputedly invented in Germany but they have become an American institution and are an essential part of any US-themed event or promotion. “Hot dogs are one of the top food-on-the-go snacks and Rollover is a leading player in the category. If bakers are planning a US promotion it makes sense to include Rollover hot dogs and call on the best in the business.”Rollover offers an extensive range of top quality German Bockwurst sausages in six sizes. The 38g Large Size and 26g Party Size canned hot dogs boast a two year shelf life, while ambient pouched hot dogs with a six month shelf life are offered in 90g Jumbo, 72g Super Size, 50g King Size and 50g Chicken King Size. Rollover Hot Dogs are pre-cooked and require heating before serving.
Bread consumption continues to fall, but more consumers are choo-sing branded products, premium loaves and speciality breads, says a new Mintel Bread report.The report shows the decline in bread sales has accelerated (-14% since 2001) to 1.8 million tonnes, while the market grew 14% in value, or 9% in real terms, to £2.1bn in 2006. Mintel forecasts slower volume decline by 2011 of about 9%, while it predicts that the category will grow in value by 11% in the next five years, to reach £2.4bn.This will be fuelled by a continued rise in the popularity of premium bread products and a decline in economy and standard bread.The success of the premium over the standard loaf has bene-fited branded manufacturers as it has helped reduce own-label domination of the sliced bread market, Mintel says.The growth in consumer demand for premium and speciality products still has momentum and NPD in this area has the potential to add value to the market, says Mintel. But increasing costs and product price rises may curtail demand.Price rises in wheat flour – and energy in particular – are being passed onto consumers and Defra estimates that the price of bread-making wheat rose by 10.7% during the 12 months to August 2006. At current prices, the average retail price paid per kilogram of bread has increased by 34% over five years, the report says.Mintel has predicted an even more competitive 2007 between the three leading producers, with Allied Bakeries planning a return to strength of the Kingsmill brand and, potentially, more activity from own-label. This is likely to be fought with NPD and promotions, and could have an effect on prices.Meanwhile, the issue of adding folic acid to loaves is set to remain a hot topic as some bakeries fear that export sales may be affected if they are forced to fortify flour, says the report. The Food Standards Agency will make its recommendation in May.
Rising interest rates are a blessing in disguise for bakery businesses, according to Plimsoll’s latest research into the UK bakery market.With more than a quarter of bakery companies in more debt than ever, rising rates could act as a useful “wake-up call”, said David Pattison, senior analyst at Plimsoll.Many bakeries “have been enticed by low interest rates” and the “lure of easy debt secured on rapidly rising property prices, and so have been able to cover up flaws in their business strategies – effectively buying time”, said the report. If they reduce their level of debt and streamline their business models, they may have a future, it said. The report advises struggling companies to take action now before further rises are announced.Rising rates should help bring stability to the UK bakery market, according to Pattison.Plimsoll comprises experts in industry analysis, which help companies to understand their performances and that of their competitors.
Crisp manufacturer Salty Dog has added another flavour to its snack range chicken tikka masala. The new variant is only the second meat-themed flavour to join the range, following the success of Salty Dog’s ham & wholegrain mustard pack. Co-founders David and Judy Willis undertook research in a number of curry houses in Devon, in order to develop a crisp that offered the right level of heat and creaminess. Due to its growing presence in sandwich bars, coffee shops and delis, the range will now be available in a 40g bag format, in addition to its 50g and 35g bag versions.The full range consists of sea salt, sea salt & vinegar, sweet chilli, jalapeno & coriander, ham & wholegrain mustard, and chicken tikka masala.RSP is around 69p for a 40g bag.
Gluten-free brand Dr Schär UK, is hoping to boost its penetration into the free-from sector by highlighting the existence of an emerging condition – gluten sensitivity.The symptoms suggest that up to 6% of the population could have an issue when they eat wheat, said the firm. Symptoms include: abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, fatigue, limb numbness and anaemia. In response to this, Dr Schär has launched a £1m marketing campaign to highlight awareness of the condition among the general public.The company also commissioned a survey, among both consumers and healthcare professionals, to ascertain the full extent and boost understanding of the condition.Emma Herring, retail brand manager, said that, through its research, the firm had learnt that a lot of people were experiencing a wide range of symptoms, many of which mimic those of either coeliac disease or wheat allergy. “Our consumer base is expanding beyond those groups to include those who suffer symptoms of gluten sensitivity. In addition, our survey indicates that healthcare professionals spontaneously name DS-gluten free as the top retail brand when it comes to gluten-free products.“We’re hoping that the increased public awareness of gluten sensitivity and this heightened healthcare professional brand awareness will mean that we become the ‘go-to’ brand for those advised to remove gluten from their diet.”
Growth in the British foodservice industry has slowed in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote, according to new research.The number of visits to foodservice venues, including restaurants and fast-food outlets, rose 1.5% year-on-year in the six months leading up to the vote, according to analysts the NPD Group, but growth slowed to 0.7% in the 10 months following the vote.Full-service restaurants have experienced the greatest slowdown, from 3% down to 2%, while growth in visits to quick-serve restaurants has dropped from 2.2% to 1.7%.Consumers have started to stop going out for expensive dinners, said NPD, but breakfast and lunch were mitigating some of this with faster growth since the referendum. Food-to-go businesses including Greggs have reported strong growth in their breakfast sales in recent months.Family dining has also taken a hit according to the research, with a decline of more than 2% in visits by adults accompanied by children aged 17 or less.“The British foodservice market has slowed since the Brexit referendum and the industry remains smaller than it was in 2009,” said NPD Group foodservice director Cyril Lavenant.“However, the main message is that there is still growth and the industry is currently showing resilience. This is because operators have spent the past 10 years since the last downturn creating a lively and appealing foodservice environment that encourages consumers to keep eating out.”But there remained “big challenges” ahead for foodservice, he warned, including:The weakness of sterling, meaning foodservice operators will have to replace global sourcing with local sourcing while ensuring they get the quality they need.Inflation, prompting consumers to make savings, which is likely to dampen demand for eating out.Tighter immigration rules, making it harder for operators to hire staff, which is a huge issue in an industry where about 20% of employees are not from the UK.With regards to employment concerns, Lavenant added: “Even if a work-visa system operates when the UK leaves the EU, hiring EU staff would still be more difficult because it will absorb time and create costs. Any sustained staff shortage would damage Britain’s foodservice sector. “We are only one year beyond the referendum and the full effects of Brexit on Britain’s foodservice industry have not yet appeared.”
As per annual tradition, Phish returned to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for three nights of pure jamming. Now a few shows into their summer tour, a return to SPAC over July 4th weekend signaled a homecoming of sorts for area fans. How would Phish fare for their return to SPAC? Through the first notes of “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan,” the band never relented, bringing some nonstop energy throughout their jams.Whether it was the attacking Halloween instrumental “The Birds” or the classic “NICU,” the band has been locked and loaded for this first set. After those two, it was the tour debut of Talking Heads’ “Cities” and “David Bowie” that kept the crowd moving and grooving. The “Free” next in the setlist was some great rock, before Mike Gordon took the reigns on a bluegrassy “Uncle Pen.” The standard Americana piece was busted out on the tour opener, and brought a lighthearted moment before the band broke into “Halfway To The Moon.” They took their time, as the Page McConnell original was nicely developed with some great guitar work.The set continued with a new song debut, a lighthearted funky number called “Let’s Go,” marking the 7th debut of tour. The Gordon-led vocal track was catchy an even featured some rapping from the bassist.After a cool down moment in “Waiting All Night,” the group kept the set going with classic Phish tune “Bathtub Gin.” The nicely stretched out version brought the set to a frenzy before bringing out a raging “Golgi Apparatus.” Trey Anastasio proclaimed the set over before being convinced into one more song: “The Squirming Coil.” We’ll catch up with you after the show! If you’re in the Saratoga area, be sure to stop by the Putnam Den for a late night 80’s dance party hosted by The Heavy Pets. You can find more info about the show here, and tickets will be available at the door.Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY – 7/1/16 Set 1: Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Birds > NICU, Cities, David Bowie, Free, Uncle Pen, Halfway to the Moon, Let’s Go, Waiting All Night > Bathtub Gin > Golgi Apparatus, The Squirming Coil