Russia to Dismantle Sunken Nuclear Subs

first_img View post tag: Subs Russia to Dismantle Sunken Nuclear Subs Training & Education October 12, 2012 View post tag: dismantle Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: nuclearcenter_img Under updated project of the Arctic Zone Development Strategy, Russian defense ministry will lift from the seabed and dismantle two…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, October 12, 2012; Image: Flot Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia to Dismantle Sunken Nuclear Subs View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Russia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sunkenlast_img

Asda celebrates 50th with cake tour

first_imgSupermarket chain Asda has completed a countrywide tour to celebrate its 50th birthday.The #cakemyday van, stocked with celebration cakes, made its way round the UK. Treats on board included a canine-inspired Pablo the Pug creation, the Piñata Surprise and range of ‘gravity-defying’ cakes.It stopped off at Asda stores and community groups around the country, where brand representatives handed out treats to customers and locals.Day one saw the van visit stores in the Scotland locations of Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy and Chesser, including the latter’s St Martin’s Community Resource Centre, where cakes as well as a £10,000 cheque were presented.The tour visited locations including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and finally Essex on 29 July. Agency CPM worked alongside Asda’s social media agency IMP to devise the campaign, which came about after it was identified that the brand’s cakes generate the highest levels of excitement on social media. Havas is managing the PR.last_img read more

Spirituality Monday reflects on business, faith

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted another installment of its faith-based discussion series, Spirituality Monday, with guest speaker Jill Vihtelic, professor of business and economics and chair of the Department of Global Studies at Saint Mary’s, director of the Center for Spirituality Elizabeth Groppe said.“[This series is] an opportunity for us to gather as a community to learn from the wisdom that our faculty, staff and students have about the relationship between spirituality and different academic disciplines,” Groppe said.This is Vihtelic’s 27th year at Saint Mary’s and her second year as chair of the Department of Global Studies, a new interdisciplinary program that Saint Mary’s launched in August of 2012, Vihtelic said.The conversation focused on the intersection of global business and faith, Vihtelic said.Over the past decade, Vihtelic has gradually switched from teaching upper-level business courses to teaching the required introductory course in finance ethics, she said. She challenges her students in this class to list their top three or four personal values, and she did the same for those in attendance at Spirituality Monday, she said.Attendees responded with answers such as family, faith, social justice and care for creation, Groppe said.Vihtelic then asked participants to think about their three or four top priorities in the workplace, Groppe said.Students need to understand which values they hope to find in a workplace and get their priorities aligned before they graduate and start working, Vihtelic said.“Standard business texts teach students to make decisions from different perspectives but do little to incorporate religious perspectives, so when I started teaching, I thought I should start teaching with an intersection between faith and business,” Vihtelic said.Vihtelic said she likes to focus on how ethics and moral principles apply to business, and she hopes to apply this approach to other courses.“Sometime in the future, I hope to teach Global Studies 101, which is a new critical-thinking seminar, and it’s also certified for social teaching,” Vihtelic said. “Students will investigate people, planet and profit and explain sustainable business property and demonstrate their role in all of those aspects.”“So where do my students find intersection between values and business? They understand faith influences those values. Many don’t understand what it means to be a professional with integrity. When they begin to understand that they can’t separate their personal lives from their professional lives, they must prioritize their values they first assessed.” Tags: SMC, Spirituality Mondayslast_img read more

Beating Tony Yeboah’s PL record is a massive achievement – Ayew

first_imgJordan Ayew became Ghana’s highest scoring player in Premier League history with 25 goals, breaking Tony Yeboah’s 23 year old record.That record breaking goal for Crystal Palace against Bournemouth, also sent him top of the scorers chart for Palace this season.The 28 year old is delighted with his accomplishments this season, especially surpassing Yeboah’s record.“Tony Yeboah is massive, maybe the best striker of all-time in Ghana,” he told Sky Sports.”To beat his total and get to 25 goals in the Premier League is a great achievement for me and my family.“I’ve always thought that I was a good finisher, but sometimes you just need a bit of luck.“This year, I’ve had quite a bit of luck, but luck doesn’t just come like that, you need to provoke it. I’ve been working really, really hard on that but there’s still room for improvement”, he addedlast_img read more

Unexpected Results in a Historically Low Turnout Year

first_imgBy John BurtonThis year’s election wasn’t going to be much, with low voter turnout predicted and safe seats up for Assembly, county seats and locally. But those political prognosticators were wrong in a Monmouth County legislative race and for a surprising number of local contests.They were correct about the turnout, which was a historic low at 23 percent, and with low turnout elections come the informed and passionate voters, analysts agree.Results continue to remain fluid in a number of races around the area; some, as of Wednesday, continuing to be too close to call in Belmar, Neptune and Long Branch until provisional ballots are counted Monday. To further complicate things, result totals were delayed as county election officials worked with a computer software contractor Dominion Voting Services employed by the county to recover accidentally deleted vote-by-mail numbers by an employee of Dominion but were restored. Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano apologized to the candidates whose results changed as a result of the error and noted the county is more than displeased with the “chronic” problems with the company.Because the turnout was expected to be a few points below the previous historic low, Patrick Murray, founding director the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said “It didn’t look like there was going to be a huge turnout effect,” to sway elections, Murray said. But the low response may have factored into some noteworthy upsets. Democrats increased that party’s majority by taking two Assembly seats in the traditionally Republican bedrock of Monmouth County, in the 11th District. Democratic challengers Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey defeated eight-year Republican incumbents Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande.Murray called this “a huge upset.”“There was talk of this all along that this would be a potential pickup,” Murray said. The major factors being that the 2011 redistricting appeared to favor Democrats, with more registered Democrats – by one estimate as much as 10,000 more Democrats. But the defining factor was likely a last minute influx of about $1 million in Democratic PAC money into the district.“They smelled blood in the water,” Murray said of the Democrats. “And they threw some money into the race.”And ultimately, “The Republicans were caught sleeping on this race,” Murray maintained. “No question about it.”What that “onslaught of money” was able to do was to buy TV ad time and mailers contending the Republicans were continuously in league with Republican governor and presidential candidate Chris Christie, “tarring him with his feathers, if you will,” observed Ingrid Reed, a Rutgers University political scientist and former executive director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers.The Democrats’ strong showing was likely a mandate on Christie, even as Christie stayed out of state during campaign season (and rarely appeared in GOP candidates’ campaign photos – much like President Barack Obama did in the 2010 Congressional races) Reed suspected.The candidates failing to distance themselves from the increasingly unpopular governor could be blamed for Angelini and Casagrande’s loss, Murray suspected. Neither of the lawmakers ever voted for a veto override and “sometimes you have to stand up for your constituents,” Murray said, explaining that may have lead to Republican voters staying home. “The Republican Party has reaped what they’ve sown,” in this case, he observed.“The county GOP is still strong,” countered Shaun Golden, Monmouth County Republican Committee chairman. Golden pointed to continued comfortable victories for freeholder and county clerk and solid wins in many of the municipalities, including picking up at least one seat, and probably two, in Democratic stalwart Red Bank. The Republicans have a four-vote lead for the second seat. He insisted the 11th District loss was the product of outside money and district gerrymandering. “But we’re going to get it back in two years,” which will be a gubernatorial, Senate and Assembly election. Republicans easily won the 13th legislative district returning a.“I think the incumbents in the 11th failed to show that they should be re-elected,” was how Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal saw it. He accused the GOP incumbents of “arrogance.”Gopal observed “When you take voters for granted it doesn’t work out.”Democrats, Gopal noted, had “some very big wins,” in Matawan, Manalapan, and Spring Lake Heights. They picked up the mayor’s spot in Atlantic Highlands and very likely Oceanpor t.What is interesting about Atlantic Highlands and Oceanport is that in both of those races, incumbents crossed party lines and offered endorsements. In Atlantic Highlands outgoing Republican Mayor Frederick Rast supported the victorious Democrat Rhonda LeGrice for mayor; and Oceanport Republican Councilman actively worked for write-in mayoral candidate and presumptive winner John Coffey.When you have such low turnout those who bother coming to the polls tend to be the most informed and passionate, Reed pointed out.Murray agreed. “These are the surprises you get with a low turnout.”Local 2015 election coverage on The Two River TimesUnexpected Results in a Historically Low Turnout YearGOP Takes Red Bank By 4 VotesIncumbents Ousted in HighlandsGOP Sweeps, Other Than Stunning Angelini and Casagrande Loss‘Quixotic’ Oceanport Mayoral Attempt SucceededLocal Election ResultsVoters Approve Liquor Sales in Little SilverVIDEO: Local Candidate DebateEvery Vote Counts (Editorial)last_img read more