Pacific Fleet Unit Visits Seychelles for Anti-Piracy Campaign

first_img View post tag: visits View post tag: Campaign December 22, 2011 Share this article View post tag: Unit View post tag: Pacific View post tag: piracy View post tag: africa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Anti Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev attending the international anti-piracy campaign in the Gulf of Aden on Dec 19 arrived in the capital city of Seychelles Victoria paying informal visit.The warship was met on the pier by Russian ambassador to Republic of Seychelles Mikhail Kalinin. Later on that day, an official delegation visited Russian diplomatic mission.On Dec 20, PF mariners paid a visit to the president of Seychelles James A. Michel, national military command and coast guard authorities.During the visit, Russian sailors will give a banquette on board Admiral Panteleyev; crewmembers plan to meet with Russian diaspora living on the islands, and to take local press on board.Besides, as an exchange of anti-piracy experience, Russian servicemen on Dec 23 will hold a demonstration drill off the port of Victoria. Representatives of Seychelles’ armed forces will watch search operation on a vessel suspected of pirate activity.Recall, it is the sixth PF anti-piracy task unit formed in Aug 2011. The seventh PF task unit led by large ASW ship Admiral Tributs left Vladivostok on Dec 10 to shift their predecessors.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 22, 2011 Pacific Fleet Unit Visits Seychelles for Anti-Piracy Campaign View post tag: Seychelles Back to overview,Home naval-today Pacific Fleet Unit Visits Seychelles for Anti-Piracy Campaign View post tag: fleetlast_img read more

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Ireland’s Gallagher’s Bakery boosts jobs

first_imgCo Donegal bakery company Galard Teo, which trades as Gallagher’s Bakery, has received an €0.8m investment from government agency Údaráis na Gaeltachta for new product development. The cash injection will fund 36 new jobs over the next three years, bringing the job total in the bakery to 207.The company, based in Ardara in the west of the county, produces a wide range of baguettes, under the French Mill brand; it also bakes pastries, scones and soda bread, besides producing a range of mainly chicken based hot foods.Five years ago, the bakery, which sells to stores throughout Ireland, started its export drive, targeting Britain and mainland Europe. The company services both retail and food service markets.Said MD Declan Gallagher: “We have five production units on site which allows us to produce a wide range of products.  We have an all important new speciality range, like hedgehogs, Quineo and hemp seed breads and rolls, not forgetting some of the old favourites like traditional bloomers and cobs,all suitable for instore bakeries”.Commenting on the investment, the Irish deputy prime minister and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Mary Coughlan said that Gallagher’s expansion was proof that large scale production, in this case bakery products, could be done successfully in a remote rural location.last_img read more

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U.K. investment firm teams up with U.S. storage developer

first_imgU.K. investment firm teams up with U.S. storage developer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Building on its background developing renewables and natural gas-fired power plants, Chicago- headquartered Hecate Energy joined with London-based investment firm InfraRed Capital Partners to launch a new energy storage joint venture called Hecate Grid LLC that could compete with gas peaker projects in North America.“Energy storage is somewhat of a panacea we’ve been looking for,” Gabriel Wapner, Hecate Energy’s director of development, said in an interview after the companies announced their venture Oct. 16. “It allows us to firm and shift energy, potentially replacing peaking capacity. When we look at peakers on the grid today and see how little they are used, we see storage can serve the role of the peaker while adding value and use.”Hecate Grid will develop, build, own and operate utility-scale energy storage facilities in the U.S. and Canada seeded with an initial portfolio of 126 MWh of operating and contracted storage projects developed by Hecate Energy and another 600 MWh of projects under development.“We believe the time is now to invest in the North American energy storage markets,” Thomas Buss, investment director and transaction lead for InfraRed, said in a news release. While the companies did not disclose the terms of their agreement, InfraRed Capital, which manages more than $10 billion in equity capital, will own a controlling interest in Hecate Grid, Wapner said.The company is eyeing projects across the continent but already has a head start in two key markets: California and Ontario. In California, Hecate Energy has 10-year contracts with Edison International subsidiary Southern California Edison Co. for the 10-MW Hecate Energy Johanna 1 Battery Storage and 5-MW Hecate Energy Johanna 2 Battery Storage arrays. It also has three operating battery storage facilities in Ontario, combining for nearly 15 MW, and another 30-MW project under development.While Hecate Energy is developing large-scale solar, wind and gas projects, the joint venture will focus primarily on stand-alone storage projects, Wapner said, adding that the investment from InfraRed will help Hecate Grid deliver “hundreds of megawatts in the next several years.”More ($): UK investor joins US energy storage developer to compete with gas peakerslast_img read more

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Lindenhurst Rallies Around Family Targeted by Racist Letter

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lindenhurst community members are rallying to support an African-American family who last week received an anonymous letter in which the author urged them to move from the predominantly white South Shore village.Ronica Copes, who opened the hand-addressed envelope on Thursday, reported the incident to Suffolk County police. The next day, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone publicly condemned the unnamed author, whom he called a “coward.” After seeing news coverage of the incident, neighbors have taken it upon themselves to show the family that Lindenhurst is not hateful.“I started this campaign to show that family who got the letter some love,” Joe Ciatto of Lindenhurst wrote on a Facebook post that has been shared widely. “I plan on printing out letters from the community or anyone who wants to join and sending them to their house to let them know that there are still REAL people in this world.”Suffolk Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the incident, which Bellone termed a “hate crime.”The letter, postmarked May 19, was simply addressed to “African-American family” and from “the Lindenhurst community.” The hate-filled note was printed in all capital letters.“Lindenhurst is 84% white population,” it read. “You don’t belong here!!! Please leave Lindenhurst as soon as you can.“It will be better for all of us,” it continued. “Find the town where there are more people like you. Sorry if this is rude, but it’s the truth.”In response, the Copes family said they don’t plan on moving from the home they’ve shared for about two years. Ronica told the New York Post that the letter “didn’t work.” Instead, the family said they’ll stay put and continue praying for the author to become more educated and less ignorant about people who are different from them.“Sometimes you have a preconceived idea of how a person is just because you don’t know them,” Ronica’s mother, Darcell, told WABC-TV. “You don’t know how they live. You don’t know what they believe.”Ciatto, who launched the charm offensive, plans on delivering the letters by hand once he has gathered a large amount of them. Others plan to send their own letters directly to the Copes family. The county executive was one of several local lawmakers to join Copes’ neighbors in declaring that the letter writer does not speak for Lindenhurst.“There is no place for intolerance in Suffolk County,” Bellone said in a statement. “I stand together with all Lindenhurst residents who decry this act of hatred. This community and all of Suffolk County are better than that.”last_img read more

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