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Britain’s Newest Warship Docks in Dundee

By on May 4, 2021

first_img Share this article BRITAIN’S NEWEST WARSHIP DOCKS IN DUNDEEBritain’s newest Warship has made its first visit to Dundee, one of its affiliated citiesHMS Duncan spent four days in the fourth largest city in Scotland between Friday 6th December and Monday 9th December.During her time docked in the city, HMS Duncan was visited by over 3600 members of the public over two days. She also hosted several other tours for groups with an affiliation or connection to the Ship.Commander James Stride Royal Navy, Commanding Officer of HMS Duncan said,“It’s been a fantastic experience bringing HMS Duncan into its affiliated city for the first time and we’ve had a very warm welcome.”On her first night in Dundee HMS Duncan hosted a Reception and Capability Demonstration with around 100 civil and military dignitaries from Dundee and the surrounding areas on-board.They were given an insight into the capabilities and roles of a modern Destroyer of the Royal Navy.Commander Stride also hosted a special reception on Monday 9th December for the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee during which the Commanding Officer was given Honorary Membership of that body.The Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee includes the Bakers, Cordiners, Glovers, Tailors, Bonnetmakers, Fleshers, Hammermen, Weavers and Dyers.The last person to be given Honorary Membership of the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee was Admiral Adam Duncan, after whom HMS Duncan is named.Dundee proved a very hospitable stop for HMS Duncan’s Ship’s Company with 70 of her crew being treated to a reception in Dundee City Council Chambers.During HMS Duncan’s time in Dundee, Leading Seaman (Underwater Warfare) Gary Wright organised a trip to the Tayside Children’s Hospital, which is the Major Children’s Unit for Dundee and the surrounding area.Prior to the ship’s arrival in the city, Leading Seaman Wright had arranged with the other Leading Hands in Duncan that instead of arranging ‘Secret Santa’ between themselves they should instead use the money to buy presents for the Children who are currently patients in the Tayside Children’s Hospital.This idea was enthusiastically taken up by the other Leading Hands in Duncan and when the Senior Rate’s Mess found out about the scheme they to decided to make a donation to this very worthy cause.HMS Duncan had a highly successful visit to Dundee and her Ship’s Company are already looking forward to their next visit to build upon the close ties cemented during the Ship’s first visit to one of her two affiliated city.Belfast, her other affiliated city, will be visited in the near future.[mappress]Press Release, December 18, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Training & Education December 18, 2013center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Britain’s Newest Warship Docks in Dundee Britain’s Newest Warship Docks in Dundeelast_img read more

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Today’s City Council Meeting

By on May 3, 2021

first_imgcivic center City Council Meeting on DECEMBER 16, 2019 at 5:30 P.M In The Civic Center AGENDA R-2019-30 Attachment: II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM Agenda Attachment: R-2019-31 Attachment: V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS G-2019-17 Attachment: VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS R-2019-32 Attachment: F.ORDINANCE G-2019-21 An Ordinance Granting Certificates of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2020 (Yellow Checker Cab Company) Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 B.ORDINANCE R-2019-33 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 601 W. Tennessee Street Petitioner: Phillip R. Hooper Owner: KR Properties LLC Requested Change: M2 to R2 Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Phillip R. Hooper IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS A.ORDINANCE R-2019-32 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 8230 Burch Park Drive Petitioner: Jason Barisano Owner: David R. Patterson Requested Change: M2 to M1 Ward: 5 Elpers Representative: Jason Barisano, Lamar Architecture & Design, LLC. G-2019-21 Attachment: H.ORDINANCE R-2019-26 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 257 259 E Mulberry Street Petitioner: Sarah Schuler Owner: Albion Fellows Bacon Center Requested Change: C1 & R2 to C1 Ward: 4 Weaver Representative: Sarah Schuler, VPS Architecture A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council is Monday, January 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Memo Attachment: G-2019-19 Attachment: C.ORDINANCE G-2019-18 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.05-090 of the Evansville Municipal Code to Increase Curbside Refuse Collection Fees Sponsor(s): Brinkmeyer, Elpers Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 I.INTRODUCTION E.ORDINANCE G-2019-20 An Ordinance Granting Certificates of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2020 (Dave’s Taxi Service) Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 G-2019-18 Attachment: center_img G-2019-20 Attachment: X.COMMITTEE REPORTS G.ORDINANCE G-2019-22 An Ordinance to Vacation of Certain Public Ways or Public Places Within The City of Evansville, Indiana, Commonly Known as a Portion of South Frederick Street Between East Walnut Street and Lloyd Expressway Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: Public Works Chair Adams Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET D.ORDINANCE G-2019-19 An Ordinance Creating Chapter 10.60 (Regulation of E-Scooters) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Mercer Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 I.ORDINANCE R-2019-28 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 200 and 206 Washington Avenue Petitioner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Owner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Requested Change: R4 to C2 w/UDC Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Carolyn Rusk, Evansville Brownfields Corp. R-2019-26 Attachment: III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS G-2019-16 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-16 An Ordinance to Vacate a Public Right of Way in Evansville, Indiana, Being All That Part of Hillcrest Terrace Lying South of Block Four (4) and North of Block Three (3) in Alberta Place No. 2, An Addition to the City of Evansville, As Per The Plat Thereof, Recorded in Plat Book “H”, Page 236 in the Office of the Recorder of Vanderburgh County, Indiana and Bounded on the East by Walker Avenue and on the West by the CSX Transportation Right-Of-Way. Sponsor(s): Brinkmeyer Discussion Led By: Public Works Chair Adams Discussion Date: 12/16/2019 Notify: Thomas Keith, Andy Easley Engineering, Inc. R-2019-29 Attachment: L.ORDINANCE R-2019-31 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 3314 Washington Avenue Petitioner: Theresa L. Weber Owner: Theresa L. Weber Requested Change: R1 to R2 Ward: 3 Melcher Representative: Kristine Beauchamp VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS G-2019-22 Attachment: R-2019-28 Attachment: K.ORDINANCE R-2019-30 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1571 Wedeking Avenue Petitioner: Ruth Brinkley Owner: Doris A. Kissel Requested Change: R1 to R3 Ward: 3 Melcher Representative: Ruth Brinkley J.ORDINANCE R-2019-29 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 217 W. Franklin Street Petitioner: Richard Mills Owner: Schneider Properties LLC Requested Change: R4 to C4 w/UDC Ward: 3 Melcher Representative: Richard Mills, Mills-Wallace ADJOURNMENTFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare R-2019-33 Attachment: B.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS B.ORDINANCE G-2019-17 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.125.010 (Social Status of African American Males) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 12/16/2019last_img read more

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Manu Chao Releases New Material For First Time In Ten Years [Watch/Listen]

By on March 2, 2021

first_imgBack in 2007, the Latin artist Manu Chao released in La Radiolina. After a ten year hiatus, Manu Chao is back, releasing three new songs with accompanying videos that perfectly encapsulate his breezy, positive style. The first two songs, “No Solo En China Hay Futuro” (Not Only China Has A Future) and “Words of Truth” are very much so in line with Manu Chao’s previously established sound. The last track, “Moonlight Avenue,” is born from his new duo with a Greek actress name Klelia Renesi under the moniker Ti.po.ta, and had two videos released for its debut.Videos for the three songs can be watched below, and downloads of each track are available via Manu Chao’s website.“No Solo En China Hay Futuro”“Words of Truth”“Moonlight Avenue” (Version 1)“Moonlight Avenue” (Version 2)[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

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Leading lignite miner in eastern Germany moves into battery storage market

By on December 31, 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Energy Wire:Eastern Germany’s largest energy company and lignite mine operator, LEAG, has started work on a large-scale storage project that could help close a gap in the energy transition by enabling easier integration of renewable energy in the power grid. It will consist of a lithium-ion battery with a planned capacity of 50 megawatts (MW).The battery will store electricity from the German power grid generated by a variety of energy sources (the mix in 2018 was nearly 35 percent renewables, more than 50 percent fossil fuels and almost 12 percent nuclear).Although it will not only store renewable energy, its intelligent connection with a power plant control system can provide insights that LEAG hopes will “generate application examples for other industry sectors”. The energy company touts the project as “the only one of its kind in Europe” as it “combines modern power plant infrastructure with storage technology in a completely new order of magnitude”. The state of Brandenburg is supporting the project with 25 million euros.In the long run, storage facilities like the so-called BigBattery could provide the missing link in the German energy transition. Electricity from renewable sources is not available at all times. Finding ways to store the energy generated by weather-dependent renewables could therefore be an important element for the country’s Energiewende as Germany seeks to completely phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038 at the latest, as recommended by the country’s coal exit commission.Until now, LEAG has operated lignite mines, whose coal has fired four conventional power plants and been refined to create fuel. “With the installation of this large electrical storage unit, LEAG is becoming actively involved in a technological environment that offers a wide range of potential for the future,” Helmar Rendez, head of LEAG’s management board, said in a press release. “In order to develop LEAG into a broadly-based energy company, we require time and a reliable regulatory framework,” he added.Partnering with the Schwarze Pumpe industry park association, other industrial players and research institutions, LEAG has also applied for the funding of a hydrogen storage and power plant. If funded, this pilot project could likewise contribute to securing grid stability while enabling experiments on using hydrogen for sector coupling.More: German coal mine and power plant operator builds large-scale battery Leading lignite miner in eastern Germany moves into battery storage marketlast_img read more

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Compliance: ‘Mailbox rule’ for TRID timing requirements

By on December 18, 2020

first_imgCUNA’s compliance staff receives a number of questions about the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure (TRID) rule, leading to publication of a recent CompBlog post addressing means of delivery and timing requirements for the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms.The post summarizes the default rule of law for establishing the time the borrower is deemed to receive the disclosure.Under TRID, the lender is required:To deliver the loan estimate no later than the third business day after the lender receives the consumer’s application for a mortgage loan; andTo ensure the consumer receives the closing disclosure no later than 3 business days before consummation of the loan. Consummation is the moment the borrower becomes contractually obligated on the loan, after signing the loan documents.Regulation Z provides that if any required disclosures are not provided to the consumer in-person, then the consumer is considered to have received the disclosures 3 business days after they are delivered or placed in the mail (the “mailbox rule”). continue reading » 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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To grow your customer base, pretend your CU is a campfire

By on December 17, 2020

first_imgImagine the chill of the air at your back, softened by the crackling heat of a campfire before you. Sitting in a circle of community members, your eyes turn toward the best storyteller in your group. You settle in, content to be among your friends and eager to hear a new tale.Humans learn facts by reading spreadsheets or bullet points, but they come to understand their world through stories. From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense; we’ve had PowerPoint for several decades, but we’ve been sitting around fire pits for thousands and thousands of years. It’s in our blood to love listening to people tell stories because stories speak to us on the deepest level.In addition to our natural interest in stories, online communication–especially social media–prioritizes real stories from real customers. This is FANTASTIC NEWS for credit unions because you and your colleagues hear stories from your customers EVERY DAY that big banks never will. Here are just a few stories I’ve heard from my credit union clients:A branch teller remembers just about EVERY customer’s name. It’s like magic.A commercial loan officer went out of their way to support a small business customer.A credit union has been supporting an amazing local non-profit for years and that non-profit thanked them publicly.Imagine seeing these stories on your social media feeds; stories involving a real customer or local non-profit will connect your customers to you in ways a low interest rate or other special offer never will. So let’s gather stories! Here are three concrete steps to build share-worthy, like-worthy, engaging content that will garner you new members and higher wallet share among your current members:Key PlayersWhile collecting stories shouldn’t be the responsibility of just one person, or even one department, it helps to have your leaders create and support a culture where stories are shared openly. Ask your CEO or CMO to convey–and even lead by example–the efforts to collect stories from customers and local partners at your credit union.Once leadership is on board, identify the people at your credit union who most connect with your current customers and giving programs. These people will become your greatest asset! Empower them to collect and share their experiences with you.First Item on Every Meeting AgendaOne way to increase the number of stories you have is to use the first ten minutes of staff meetings to tell stories. Rather than leading with an informational update, give everyone a chance to talk about their favorite moment from the past week, someone who made an impression on them, or something else. Not only will this increase your exposure to great stories, it will also connect all staff members to your credit union’s mission to delight your customers. Designate a marketing staff person to collect those stories so they can be shared on social media.Automate Collection SystemsSometimes staff members hear great stories from members, but they aren’t sure what to do with them. Create a hardcopy form and distribute it widely or, even better, create an online form that will allow colleagues to easily submit and share stories. Tools like Google Forms are great for this!My favorite high school math teacher, before handing out a test, would remind us to “show our work.”What did he mean by “show your work?”Even if you didn’t get the answer right, he wanted to see how you got to the solution. He wanted to see how you tackled solving a problem.I believe a credit union’s most passionate current and potential customers are interested in seeing you show your work through story telling. You can now add story gathering to your digital strategy to begin earning more members than ever before. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Maggie Bergin Maggie Bergin is a digital marketer and copy writer with brand experience developing social media campaigns and content. Her specialties include content marketing strategies, message creation, social media marketing and … Web: https://www.maggiebergin.com Detailslast_img read more

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UN trade meet is chance to reset world economy: Host

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgThe postponed ministerial gathering of the UN Conference on Trade and Development will take place in Barbados in April 2021, organizers said Wednesday, tasked with rebuilding economies battered by the coronavirus crisis.The quadrennial UNCTAD conference will be a “window of opportunity” to reset the way international trade operates, organizers said.The UN organization’s 15th ministerial conference was initially scheduled for October 2020 in Barbados but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the climbing death toll — now above 700,000 — the pandemic has caused deep economic damage around the world.”The global trading system has been woefully unprepared for this global health crisis,” said UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.”UNCTAD 15 will shape the ambitions for a better recovery. Countries have realized the devastating limits of current development practices,” the Kenyan former trade minister said.”This gives us a window of opportunity to build the political will towards the systemic changes needed for truly better recovery, despite the current steep obstacles to international solidarity,” he said.According to UNCTAD’s estimates, developing countries need $2.5 trillion immediately to start tackling the damage caused by the pandemic. Topics :center_img It will now be held in the Caribbean island’s capital Bridgetown next April 25-30.”The COVID-19 global emergency and its extreme repercussions have exposed the need for a fundamental rethinking of many of the assumptions that previously underpinned the international economic order,” Mia Mottley, the prime minster of Barbados, said at a virtual signing ceremony for the hosting agreement.”The crisis has provided the UNCTAD membership with a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the new thinking and radical policy corrections that the situation now requires,” she added.The conference is the highest decision-making body of Geneva-based UNCTAD, which counts 195 member states and reports to the UN General Assembly.last_img read more

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