View post tag: Royal New Zealand Navy April 18, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Asia Pacific exercise Bersama Shield kicks off Exercise Bersama Shield, an annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) Field Training Exercise, started April 18.The exercise is attended by the founding members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements: Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.More than 200 Australian Defence Force personnel will participate in the exercise being held in FPDA exercise areas in the South China Sea between April 18th and 29th.Major Australian Defence Force platforms assigned to Exercise Bersama Shield 16 include the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac and the patrol boat HMAS Bathurst, while the Royal Australian Air Force has contributed an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and a KA350 King Air tactical mobility aircraft.Commander of the Australian Contingent Wing Commander Paul Webb said working alongside FPDA partners demonstrates the dynamic nature of Australia’s role and cooperation in South East Asia.“Exercise Bersama Shield 16 highlights the diversity of Defence relationships Australia maintains in the region,” Wing Commander Webb said.“The relationships forged at FPDA exercises then become incredibly valuable when we respond together to real-time crisis situations, such as regional disasters.” Asia Pacific exercise Bersama Shield kicks off Authorities View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Bersama Shield Share this article
I think we all agree now that China and India are the economic powers of the future. But do the German media do justice to this, or are people over here left in a puddle of ignorance about Asia’s emerging tiger and dragon? A fellow German year abroad student reports (in English!) for the radio station Deutsche Welle. Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external sites
As it currently stands, the OED’s definition reads: “Noun: The formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.”Only in a reference does the definition say marriage could also be “(in some jurisdictions) a union between partners of the same sex.”The new definition will no doubt be similar to that used by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, which defines marriage as: “1): The state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. 2): The state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage”.The OED will change its definition due to the Same Sex Couples Act, first introduced to parliament in the January of this year, and which received Royal Assent on Wednesday 17 July. This recent legislation legalised same-sex marriage in England and Wales. As such, the meaning of the word ‘marriage’ has altered somewhat.A press spokeswoman for Oxford University said, “We are constantly monitoring usage in this area in order to consider what revisions and updates we may need to make. It’s worth pointing out that, as the OED is distinct from other dictionaries in being a historical record of the language, meanings of the past will remain, even while language changes and new ones are added.”Matthew Wigens, former LGBTQ representative for St. Catherine’s College, told Cherwell, “Although some people may consider this some substantive development, it really isn’t. They [the OED] have merely reflected a change on the law where it would be inaccurate not to.“This in mind, the change of definition by the OED shouldn’t spark new debate. The time for debate was before the Marriage (Same-sex Couples) Bill was signed into law. Only if the bill seriously misrepresented public opinion to the point that repeal would be on the table would this be a time for debate.“I am pleased to see that the OED have been quick to respond to the change in definition, but it is to be expected of the prestigious dictionary.”
It’s the 50th anniversary of Woodstock Music & Arts Festival, and the “official” celebration is taking place in Watkins Glen, New York on August 16-18th, 2019. Event organizers have confirmed the full lineup with Dead & Company, Santana, The Killers, Sturgill Simpson, The Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Jay-Z, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, John Fogerty, and dozens of other socially conscious contemporary artists.While the lineup was revealed in March, Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang left some details in question. In an interview published in January, Lang told Rolling Stone that there will be “newer bands” staging “celebrations of artists from the original Woodstock” that will likely include tribute performances to Janis Joplin, the Band, Jefferson Airplane, and Joe Cocker, among others. “Having contemporary artists interpret that music would be a really interesting and exciting idea,” he said. “We’re also looking for unique collaborations, maybe some reunions and a lot of new and up-and-coming talent.”Today, Lang and co. unveiled one of the first of many surprises to come: 1960s guitar god Jimi Hendrix will return to Woodstock as a hologram to perform his legendary version of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Based on the cultural significance the original performance had at the festival, the reprise comes as a fitting experience to deliver in this particular day in age, when hologram performances by deceased artists have become more and more common, from Frank Zappa to Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. The performance will take place on Monday morning at sunrise, capping the festival weekend in the most meaningful way possible.The original Woodstock took place upon Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm in the town of Bethel, NY. Now considered a legendary event for a variety of reasons, Woodstock sold over 186,000 tickets, though eventually became a free event as hordes of music fans numbering in the hundreds of thousands overran the grounds, rendering the fences and ticket barriers virtually useless by the end of the first day. Due to a litany of production holdups and unrelentingly inclement weather, the third “day” of the scheduled lineup wound up lasting over 24 hours, with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Who, Joe Cocker, The Band, Johnny Winter, and several other legends-to-be gracing the stage. But the most storied performance of the weekend didn’t occur until the festival’s final, unplanned fourth day–when Jimi Hendrix played Woodstock, delivering perhaps the most famous performance in the history of rock and roll.Hendrix finally clocked in at about 9AM on Monday morning, playing for over two hours to the less than 30,000 people that still remained. It was during that set that the guitarist performed his most famous solo, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” channeling the atmosphere of beauty and love amid anger and aggression that defined the culturally tumultuous era. You can hear the Air Force dive bombers staking their lives for the country in Vietnam through Jimi’s whammy bar dives. You can feel the mourning of American mothers and fathers in the fragments of military funeral hymnal “Taps” he added near the song’s end. You can hear the nation’s chaos in the atonal distortion. And you can hear the hope shine through as Hendrix hits the anthem’s final notes with optimistic purpose.Watch this early morning moment in the video below:Jimi Hendrix – “The Star-Spangled Banner” – Woodstock (1969)[Video: user666]April Fools!
View Comments Philosophy for Gangsters follows Mafia heiress Callie Rizzoli who has a lot on her plate. A street gang is fighting to take over her territory. She wants to make someone pay for her parents’ deaths. To top it off, she and the philosopher she’s kidnapped are lifted to top slot on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.Philosophy for Gangsters is a clever, provocative comedy about ideas and messy deaths. The cast features Courtney Romano, Tom White, David Demato, Tally Sessions, Bruno Iannone, Shabazz Green, Kyle Robert Carter and Leajato Amara Robinson. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2014 Philosophy For Gangsters Funny like a clown? Do I amuse you? Hopefully! Philosophy for Gangsters begins performances on February 1 off-Broadway. Written and directed by Barry and Reparta Peak, the mobster comedy will play a limited engagement through March 1 at The Beckett Theatre. Opening night is set for February 4.
While many of us spend spring planning our summer vacations, dozens of College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students are set to embark on the adventure of the lifetime — traveling to Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe to learn about agriculture and the environment.Some of the college’s most well-traveled students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate agriculture and another year of learning, service and adventure at the college’s annual International Agricultural Day reception earlier this month.“Everyone in here gets it,” Dean J. Scott Angle told the crowd. “You all understand the importance of international programming. We all work in an industry — whether it’s the environment, health, agriculture — we all are doing something that is going to cause you to go overseas, work overseas and interact with people from other cultures and from countries. You’ve got to be comfortable working in this realm.”The CAES Office of Global Programs, which hosts International Agriculture Day each spring, recognized the students who are using their time in school to broaden their horizons with travel grants and awards.CAES food science and technology student Faustine Sonon and horticulture student Alyson Wells told the crowd gathered at the reception how their study abroad experiences have enhanced their collegiate experience and expanded their horizons.Keynote speaker Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative, shared his program’s strategy for addressing malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in developing nations. He told students that developing strong agricultural sectors in developing nations is the key to solving health problems caused by undernutrition.Many students who pursue the Certificate in International Agriculture offered through the CAES Office for Global Programs plan to spend their immediate future strengthening agricultural independence and food security in developing nations.One of these is Emily Urban, who is pursuing her master’s degree in agricultural and environmental education. She took home the inaugural Kanemasu Global Engagement Award to help fund her travels.Named for longtime Office of Global Programs Director Ed Kanemasu and his wife, Karen, the award recognizes a student who goes above and beyond to incorporate international learning experiences into their program of study. Students must complete a service-learning project as part of their travels and show how the travel grant will help prepare them for long-term international projects.Urban plans to use the grant to travel to Brazil during summer 2015 for intensive training in Portuguese. She wants to further improve her Portuguese because of its growing importance in the global market and because it will enable her to work in Mozambique in the summer of 2016.She plans to conduct an internship there that will allow in her to work on gender inequality and food insecurity issues.“Gender issues, like all aspects of development, are highly case specific and multifaceted, but this critical concern has been brought to the forefront by many donors and development agencies,” Urban wrote in grant applications. “I am passionate about women’s empowerment as a necessary component in development and am eager to pursue this route in my career as well.“Coming into Mozambique as an outsider, especially for only few months, I understand the limitations of my position, but this subject is important to me.”In addition to the Kanemasu Global Engagement Award, the Office of Global Programs presented several other travel grants at the celebration.Rachel Wigington, who is pursuing her master’s degree in agricultural and environmental education, received the Veloso Wallick Graduate Scholarship, which helps graduate students complete an international internship to fulfill a requirement of the CAES Certificate in International Agriculture.Doctoral candidates Stephanie L. Bolton, studying plant pathology, Yi Gong, studying food science and technology, and Brad Hounkapati, studying entomology, won the Global Programs Graduate International Travel Awards. These grants are given to graduate students to fund travel for research purposes or to attend conferences.Erin Burnett, pursuing her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication, was recognized for receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to help fund her study abroad in South Africa this summer.Sungwhan Park, pursuing his bachelor’s degree in food science and technology, won the Undergraduate Global Citizen Award, which recognizes undergraduates who have embraced global citizenship by participating in multiple study abroad and international internship programs.Winners were also announced for the 2015 Agriculture Abroad Photo Contest, including first place Charlotte Goldman with her photo, “Cash Cows and a Little Goat, Too;” second place Pratima Adhikari with her photo “Farming System” and third place Chongxiao Chen with the photo “Free Range.”For more information on the CAES Office of Global Programs, visit www.global.uga.edu.
The property at 16 Hilda St, Mermaid Beach sold under the hammer for more than $1.7 million at the weekend.SWELTERING conditions did little to deter house hunters from descending on Mermaid Beach in the hope of snapping up a classic beach shack at auction on Saturday.While hundreds of people were cooling down in the surf, about 70 others were fighting for a spot in the shade at the front of the Hilda St property.There were 10 registered bidders vying for the three-bedroom house just metres from the beach. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.“Being low-rise and so close to everything, it offers a pretty phenomenal lifestyle.”He said buyers were willing to spend millions of dollars for property in the area as they were such good investments.“They’re not buying it as a short term plan,” he said.It comes a week after another older Mermaid Beach property a few streets south on Hedges Ave sold under the hammer for $1,771,500. There was fierce competition for the dated brick house, which was snapped up by a Melbourne buyer.Prior to that, the deceased estate last sold in 1956.Meanwhile, an old Currumbin Waters property also sold at auction last week.The Prudhoe Place house sold under the hammer for $830,000. It is the first time it has had a new owner in almost 40 years.Property records show the 941sq m block with 21m of water frontage last sold in August 1979 for $19,500.Marketing agent Matt Arnold, of Ray White Gold Coast South Network, said it was “authentically original right down to its psychedelic wall paper and green ceramic kitchen tiles”. The classic beach shack is just metres from the beach. MORE NEWS: Outside-the-box design sets mansion apart It’s been updated inside to give it a more modern style.The auction kicked off with a bid of $1.45 million before quickly climbing to $1.7 million.Bids in $1000 and $5000 increments slowly raised the price to $1.721 million when the hammer came down.A local buyer who was bidding by phone made the final bid.London Estate Agents principal Ron London, who marketed the property, said the new owner had big plans for the highly sought-after site.“They’ll eventually build their dream home there in the next couple of years,” he said.Property records show the house was built in 1960 and last sold in November 1999 for $403,000.MORE NEWS: Why rents on the Coast are going up Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The north facing character home is on a 438sq m block and has an open floorplan, high ceilings and an updated kitchen.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt was on the market for about a month before it went to auction.“It’s been a great campaign with lots of interest,” Mr London said.“We had a lot of social media traction as well.”He said it was becoming harder to find classic beach shacks in the area as many had been replaced with million-dollar mansions or townhouses.“It’s a rare offering,” Mr London said. The kitchen has also been updated.
The kitchen has been renovated but keeps with the classic character style of the home.New life had been brought to the house through renovations, with a lick of paint, a new kitchen and modern bathrooms, while retaining the character features of the home. One of the downstairs living areas.Neighbours introduced themselves and congratulated the new owners, and Mr Parker told The Courier-Mail all parties were pleased with the result.“The sellers are very happy and the buyers are over the moon as well,” he said.“We actually auctioned the buyers’ property last year.”Mr Parker said potential buyers had been drawn to the location, as the house was on a 556sq m corner block across from Oriel Park, as well as the low-maintenance style of the home. The expansive master bedroom had a beautiful bay window.Not long after Ray White auctioneer Philip Parker invited opening bids, a gentleman kicked the auction off with a strong $1 million offer.However, it quickly got away from him, with bids of $100,000 flying back and forth to $1.4 million, before breaking down further to $50,000, $25,000 and $5000 bids. The house at 23 Wren St, Ascot, sold under the hammer for $1.715 million.Heads snapped from side to side as onlookers tried to keep up with who was bidding at a rapid-fire Ascot auction yesterday.A crowd of about 30 gathered in the shaded yard of 23 Wren St about 10am Saturday morning, as five registered bidders battled for the five-bedroom character home. The ensuite has a classically styled soaker bath.In a matter of minutes, hearts were in the throats of bystanders and bidding stalled at $1.705 million.After a short pause in the auction as Mr Parker and marketing agent David Treloar conferred with the vendors and the bidders, the property was announced on the market at $1.71 million, a bid that was held by a couple.One last spurt of $1000 bids in a desperate attempt to secure the property proved futile for another bidder, as the gavel was dropped on a bid of $1.715 million to the couple.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago The kitchen and a living room flow into the dining room and then outside.Polished timber floorboards flowed through the abode, with VJ walls upstairs, but a bedroom being used as an office is one of the most breathtaking areas of the house.It had rich brown panelled timber walls, and a coffered ceiling, with a look you would expect of a Harvard law professor’s home office. The office was the showstopper of the house.Property records show the house last changed hands in 2007 for $1.1 million and CoreLogic data lists Ascot’s median house sale price at $1.6 million.In Brisbane’s west, a house marketed by Brett Andreassen of Plum Property, at 325 Swann Rd, St Lucia, sold under the hammer for $1,128,800.Plum Property’s principal Daniel Lee also had 49 Gregory St, Taringa, sell at auction for $960,000.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45
HealthLifestyle Alzheimer’s could be stopped from progressing after scientists find disease ‘spreads like an infection’ by: – February 2, 2012 17 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Brain effect: This computer graphic shows a slice of the brain of an Alzheimer patient (left) compared with a normal brain (right). The Alzheimer’s brain is considerably shrunkenAlzheimer’s disease spreads in a predictable pattern like an infection, going from one brain cell to another along linked circuits known as synapses, researchers say.The findings, published in the online journal PloS One, suggest that blocking the process early on may keep the disease from spreading.‘This is a phenomenon that is increasingly recognised and potentially very important,’ said Dr Samuel Gandy, of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in New York.‘If we understood this process, we could potentially arrest progression at an early stage.’Imaging studies in people have suggested that Alzheimer’s spreads from region to region in the brain rather than popping up spontaneously in different areas, but the evidence was not strong enough to say for sure.‘Everyone talks about Alzheimer’s ‘spreading’, but there really has not been a standard theory,’ study authors Dr Karen Duff and Dr Scott Small from the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, said.‘In the past, we have asked many of our colleagues in the field of Alzheimer’s research what they mean when they say ‘spread’. Most think that the disease just pops up in different areas of the brain over time, not that the disease actively jumps from one area to the next,’ they said.‘Our findings show for the first time that the latter might be true.’More than five million Americans and 465,000 people in the UK suffer from Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes dementia.Despite costly efforts, no drug has been found that can keep the disease from progressing.For their study, the team used mice that were genetically engineered to accumulate deposits of tau in a key memory center of the brain known as the entorhinal cortex, which is where that toxic protein starts to deposit in people.Their aim was to map the progression of tau, an abnormal protein that forms tangles of protein fibers in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.The team analysed the brains of the mice periodically over a period of 22 months to see how the disease progressed.They found that as the mice aged, the abnormal human tau spread along a linked pathway, traveling from the entorhinal cortex to the hippocampus to the neocortex, areas of the brain needed to form and store memories.That pattern closely follows the progression of Alzheimer’s as it passes through various stages in people, Dr Duff said.The team also saw signs that tau moved from brain cell to brain cell across synapses, connection points that allow nerve cells to communicate.The researchers think those findings suggest new strategies for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease.‘First, it would suggest that imaging tools that can detect entorhinal cortex dysfunction will be particularly helpful in diagnosing the earliest stages of the disease,’ they said.‘More importantly, it might suggest ways of improving treatment.‘The implication of our study is that if it were possible to ‘treat’ Alzheimer’s when it was first detected in the entorhinal cortex, this would prevent spread,’ they said.They likened the approach to treating cancer early, when it is still in one spot, and not waiting until it has spread.The study may bring a new focus to diagnostics and treatments that focus on tau, rather than amyloid, the protein that causes plaques to form in the brain.Current imaging agents used with PET scanners can identify amyloid deposits in the brain, but not tau.Most late-stage Alzheimer’s drugs, including Eli Lilly and Co’s solanezumab, and Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer’s bapineuzumab, take aim at amyloid, which accumulates silently 15 to 20 years before signs of dementia appear.By Reuters ReporterDaily Mail Share
highlights India’s junior footballers to play Mexico, USA and Slovenia.Boys born on or after January 1, 2004 are a part of the group.In Italy, the team will be participating in the MU-15 Championship. “USA, Mexico, and Slovenia are big teams. It will be good for the boys to play against such developed sides. We conducted trials throughout the country and scouted boys from different parts like Kohlapur, Goa, Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur,” he added.The coach believes that although his team is shaping up well, the boys still need to work on their basics.”We still have to work on the basics on a few areas. But the boys are learning quickly,” said Bibiano. “From having the previous team to building a new one, it’s been quite a learning curve for me as a coach as well.”Six boys from last season’s U-16 team including Rohit Danu, Vikram Partap Singh, Gurkirat Singh were part of Indian Arrows’ I-League campaign in the 2018-19 season. Danu went on to score four goals, becoming the youngest-ever goal-scorer in I-League history, while Vikram netted one. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Keeping an eye on the AFC U-16 Qualifiers, the Indian junior national team departed for an exposure trip to Italy, where they will be playing against USA, Mexico, and Slovenia. Boys born on or after January 1, 2004 are a part of the group, and are being coached by Bibiano Fernandes, who had guided the U-15 colts to the quarterfinals of the AFC U-16 Championship in Malaysia 2018. In Italy, the team will be participating in the MU-15 Championship.They were a match away from a direct qualification into the FIFA U-17 World Cup, but eventually went down to Korea Republic by a solitary goal. “We had good success with the previous batch, and are looking to build a similar setup this time too,” Bibiano said.