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first_imgThe HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh flew to the vessel and on arrival it took several minutes for the winchman to land as the seas rocked the vessel from side to side.Once onboard the winchman quickly winches the crewman into the helicopter where he was taken to Lerwick for onward transfer to hospital by the ambulance service.We have since heard from the casualty’s family and they have told us he is making a good recovery – which we are delighted to hear!Rescue footagelast_img

first_img<span>The 2014 Great British Bake Off Contestants</span><span> A sneak preview of the Bake Off contestants, who will grace BBC One next week with their wooden spoons in that big white tent. </span><span>Richard Age: 38 </span><span>Born in north London, Richard is a family man through and through. He is the fourth generation in his family’s building business. </span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Martha Age: 17</span><span>Martha is the Great British Bake Off’s youngest ever baker and, at just 17 years old, she combines baking with her AS Level exams and coursework, taking revision breaks to make a tower of profiteroles or a batch of macaroons. </span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Norman Age: 66</span><span>Norman is a true Scot and lives on the northeast coast of Scotland. Now retired, Norman joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 17 in which he worked as a radio operator and travelled the world. </span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Nancy Age: 60</span><span>Full of energy and ideas, Nancy is known for her sense of humour. Originally from Hull, Nancy moved to Lincolnshire 24 years ago to work as a practice manager for a GP surgery, where she met her husband, Tim, who was a GP at the practice and between them they have five children and eight grandchildren.</span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Jordan Age: 32</span><span>Jordan lives in Nottingham where he works as an I.T. manager. He is the self-confessed ‘nerdy baker’ of the tent. Jordan is highly intelligent and constantly absorbs trivia and new skills; from spinning his own wool, perfecting his embroidery, from baking to hairdressing! </span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Diana Age: 69</span><span>Diana is The Great British Bake Off’s oldest baker so far. She is a traditional baker armed with a quick wit and sense of seeing the brighter side of life. The daughter of a dairy farmer, she grew up on the farm in Shropshire on the Welsh borders where she joined the W.I. at the age of just 13 and became a W.I. judge at just 20 years old.</span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Chetna Age: 35</span><span>Chetna was born in India and moved to Mumbai for University where she became a fashion designer and started her own clothes label. She met her husband whilst they were at college, where he was training to become a doctor. They moved to the UK in 2003.</span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Claire Age: 31</span><span>Claire lives in Cheshire, where she works as a Speech and Language Therapist. Claire has been baking since she was 11 years old as both her mum and grandmother were wedding cake decorators and her father was a chef, and they all taught her crucial techniques which should come in handy for the Bake Off.</span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Luis Age: 42</span><span>Luis was born and brought up in Stockport but both his parents are Spanish. This had a huge influence on his upbringing and he was fluent in Spanish from an early age.</span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Kate Aged: 41</span><span>Originally from Cambridgeshire, Kate now lives in Brighton with her five-year-old daughter Eloise. Kate runs her own upholstery company, breathing new life into furniture with various textures and colours. Community-minded, every year Kate organises a street party and she likes to bake for her family.</span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>Enwezor Age: 39</span><span>Born and bred in North London, Enwezor is half Nigerian and half Japanese and now lives with his wife and four children in Portsmouth where he works as a business consultant.</span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span> Iain Age: 31</span><span>Growing up just outside of Belfast Iain’s parents are passionate about organic foods and this outlook has directly affected his style of baking. His passion for travelling has taken him to all corners of the globe, and he brings these flavours and influence to the bakes he likes to make.</span><span>height</span><span> 960</span><span>width</span><span> 648</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span>The show starts on 6 August at 8pm. Bake off fever has hit! The Great British Bake Off, the nation’s televised baking competition, will hit the screens from BBC One next Wednesday.Released today were this year’s bake-off contestants. The hopeful bakers dozen includes the oldest contestant yet – Diana from Shropshire at 69, and the youngest – Martha from Berkshire at 17.  The selected 12 will be wittled down to a final two over the coming weeks, as they complete three tasks a week; the signature, the technical and the showstopper challenge.Meet the contestants yourself by scrolling through our gallery. There’s a winner in that bunch! But who will it be?last_img read more

first_img from $57.50 Related Shows View Comments Courtney Reed doesn’t spend all her time behind palace walls, don’t you know! Check out below the adorable video the Aladdin princess recently made for her sister and nieces. It all came about when Reed’s sister told her that she cried when she watched Frozen’s “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” thinking about how terrible it would have been not being able to play with her sibling growing up. Reed put together this magical tribute to their childhood with Aladdin swing Angelo Soriano (which we guess is a perfectly normal activity when you’re real-life Disney royalty), complete with home videos and sweet snapshots. Aladdin is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Aladdinlast_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Windpower Engineering & Development:E.ON announced its largest single-phase project to date, the 440-MW onshore wind farm, Big Raymond. The development is located in Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties. The project benefits from a 12-year power purchase agreement with Austin Energy for 200 MW.“We’re thrilled to partner with another renewable energy leader in Texas in Austin Energy, especially with one of our main U.S. offices based in the city,” said Silvis Ortin, COO North America. “E.ON and Austin Energy both have a long track record of investing in renewables in Texas, and we look forward to that continued growth in the state.”Big Raymond Windfarm represents an investment of more than $500,000,000 in the South Texas region.E.ON recently announced two other South Texas onshore wind farms, Peyton Creek and Cranell, are under construction with a combined total of more than 370 MW and both of which are expected to come online by the end of 2019.E.ON has developed, built, and operates more than 3,800 MW of solar, wind and energy storage projects across the U.S., with more on the way.More: E.ON announces 440-MW South Texas wind farm E.ON to build 440MW, $500 million wind farm in Texaslast_img read more

first_imgIf there was any snow left in the woods, it was wiped out this week by temps in the 60s and a soaking rain. Sure, this type of weather is not completely out of the ordinary in mid-January here in the South, but it is still a bummer when it hits. A few days of mild temps and a good rain can wipe out a season’s worth of hard work put in at ski resort. Being outdoorsy people our activities are dependent on a wide arrange of factors, the most obvious being the weather. With this in mind, our attitude has to be “When one door closes, another door opens.” When a January warm spell slams the door on any backcountry snow expedition we still have the open door of the woods to keep us sane. Shed the winter blues by getting out on the trail. The bare trees will open up vistas you have never seen, providing a whole new experience to a trail you only trek during the traditional seasons. A new perspective has the potential to jumpstart even the deepest seasonal malaise so don’t waste this opportunity. Take a hike, or better yet, hang onto the last traces of that New Year’s resolution and lace up the running shoes for a trail run. A little pain, a little reflection, and a whole lot of sweat – it’s going to be in the mid-50s across the region – will go a long way for your piece of mind.I’m sure you have your home trail to run, but one of our favorite trail systems is on Raccoon Mountain outside Chattanooga, Tenn. Stunning views await those who tackle these trails used for the Scenic City Trail Marathon 15 minutes from downtown, so hit them up this weekend. You won’t be sorry.View Larger Maplast_img read more

first_imgOne of the most popular questions I am asked as a marketing consultant is “how much should we have in our marketing budget?”  The “formulas” and rules of thumb for this are numerous.  However, many credit unions can’t afford those recommendations, especially if they haven’t done a lot of marketing in the past.Case in point: our very first client at TwoScore was a $25 million credit union that had never had a marketing person on staff or outsourced any of their marketing efforts.  Ideally, their marketing budget should have been around $25,000 annually based on industry standards, but they couldn’t afford to start with that amount.  Therefore, we started 2015 with an annual budget of $8,400 and focused one just one credit union product: new and used auto loans.  The credit union experienced such success that first year that we were able to add home mortgage loans to their 2016 plan and the annual marketing budget increased to $15,000.  The results?2-year increase in auto loan portfolio of 122.74%2-year increase in auto loan penetration of 5.99%1-year increase in home mortgage portfolio of 12.98%1-year increase in home mortgage penetration of 0.14%2-year increase in total loan portfolio if 31.69%Something else I hear is “we have a really small budget” when we first get a call from a potential credit union client.  My answer to that: “it’s ok!  We will start small.”  You don’t have to be ashamed of a small budget.  Ideally, we would all love to have unlimited marketing budgets to do all of the amazing things out there to help set us apart in this extremely saturated banking market.  Realistically, we are not-for-profit credit unions and our budgets are smaller than our bank competitors because of the way we intentionally do business.  But that leaves us with a great story to tell.  And that doesn’t take budget dollars so much as a communication plan and concerted effort to amplify your wonderful story.As budget season comes to a close and 2018 is almost upon us, start with a positive attitude when it comes to your budget and what you are able to accomplish.  Even if you have to start small, with just one product or service, it is enough for now. 62SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: Detailslast_img read more

first_imgSep 30, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Four organizations that represent many of the nation’s public health officials issued a report yesterday detailing how 6 years of federal funding has improved preparedness, though serious challenges remain, such as hiring and training lab workers and local preparedness planners.The report compiles results from member surveys from each of the four groups: the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The 16-page report is available on ASTHO’s Web site.The report focuses on funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Public Health Emergency Program (PHEP), a cooperative grant program designed to help state and local public agencies build the capacity to respond to health emergencies such as pandemic influenza and bioterrorist attacks.According to the report, the CDC has distributed $4.9 billion in PHEP funds from fiscal years 2002 though 2007.Four accomplishment and challenge areas are addressed in the report: preparedness planning, evaluation and improvement, disease detection and investigation, and response and recovery.Planning and assessmentOne of the major benefits of PHEP funding has been a dramatic rise in emergency response plans at state and local public health departments. For example, in 2002 as PHEP funding began, only 11% of states had complete plans, but by 2007 all had developed all-hazards plans and all state public health laboratories had continuity-of-operations plans or were covered by state plans, the report says.By 2007, all public health labs had developed clinical lab databases, and many state labs had strengthened their partnerships with law enforcement and first responders. In addition, 86% of local health departments have learned how to use the National Incident Management System, the nation’s first standardized system for managing responses to major emergencies.PHEP funds have helped state and local groups conduct preparedness exercises and produce after-action reports to improve planning. According to NACCHO, state health agencies participated in more than 700 exercises in 2007, while local groups participated in even more. The report says 90% of state public health laboratories have conducted drills with first responders, other state agencies, and sentinel labs at hospitals.Citing challenges that still need to be addressed, the report says many local health departments lack plans for mass patient care and fatality management. Also, staffing gaps affect many local health departments: 43% of small departments and 9% of medium-size department have no staff dedicated to preparedness activities. Gaps affect state public health labs, as well: only a quarter can screen or test specimens for radiation exposure.Detection improvementsPHEP investments have enabled state and local departments to expand lab space, add technology, and offer more services, the report states. For example, 71% of large local health departments and 61% of small ones have developed epidemiologic investigation plans. Also, staffing and training enhancements have boosted the number of labs that can perform polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for bioterrorism agents and time-resolved fluorescence assays for toxins such as ricin.Improvements in disease surveillance infrastructure mean that 96% of states have round-the-clock communication links with hospitals, the report says.Challenges in the area of disease detection include integration with other lab networks; funding shortfalls and lack of technical guidance have hampered progress, the organizations noted. Another gap is a plan to assess and expand laboratory surge capacity.Response readinessThe report says that PHEP funding has produced more robust response systems. For example, all state health departments now participate in the CDC’s Health Alert Network, and all use more than one communication system to file disease reports.States and cities have improved their ability to distribute Strategic National Stockpile supplies, and more epidemiologists are available to assist with response and recovery, the report says.The four groups have identified several priorities for improving response capacity. One-third or more of respondents listed medical and hospital surge capacity, operations continuity, utilization of healthcare volunteers, countermeasure distribution, radiation response, chemical response, and disaster recovery.Funding outlookThe groups aired concerns about the future funding picture, stating that the proposed fiscal year 2009 PHEP allocation is 22% less than the previous year. “This cut is accompanied by the elimination of federal funding to states and localities to prepare for the inevitable threat of pandemic influenza,” they wrote.The report reiterates the need to build a workforce to plan for and respond to public health emergencies. “Building workforce devoted to emergency preparedness is our greatest overarching need,” it says.Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group based in Washington, DC, told CIDRAP News that the report generally shows that investments such as PHEP can pay off. “And the report does a very good job of describing the ongoing challenges, particularly regarding staffing,” he said, adding that the projected impact on labs is extremely concerning.Progress on all of the public measures listed in the report will stall unless funding improves, Levi said, adding, “Now wouldn’t be the time to cut back.”See also:Feb 20 CIDRAP News story “CDC says state preparedness much improved since 2001”last_img read more

first_imgEEW SPC and Sif are each supplying 47 monopiles for Ørsted’s wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea. Bladt Industries and EEW OSB are in charge of delivering the transition pieces. Meanwhile, the company’s wind turbine installation vessel Sea Challenger has set sail to the project site to erect the first Siemens 8 MW turbines. The Sea Challenger is picking up the turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. DEME has installed half of the 94 monopile foundations at the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm site. The construction work reached the halfway mark some three months after the first foundation was put in place mid-January. The 94 offshore wind turbines will generate enough green energy to meet the annual power consumption of one million Dutch households.  Source: DEME Group The company, using its Innovation vessel, will install the last of the remaining 47 foundations in June. According to DEME, the installation is on schedule for completion in some two months despite significant weather downtime in February. DEME’s vessel Innovation is loading the monopiles and transition pieces at Sif’s facility on Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam. Ørsted is building its 752 MW wind farm approximately 22 kilometres off the coast of Zeeland in the Netherlands. This is the company’s first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Ørsted expects to commission Borssele 1+2 by the end of this year.last_img read more

first_imgBatesville Middle School  7th & 8th Football will play at South Dearborn on Thursday (9-12) with 7th grade starting at 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPHILADELPHIA (AP) — AP source says Yankees-Phillies game postponed for 2nd straight day amid virus concerns; Marlins have outbreak in Philly. AP source says Yankees-Phillies game postponed for 2nd straight day amid virus concerns; Marlins have outbreak in Philly Associated Press center_img July 28, 2020last_img