Irish Navy Decommissions Its OPV LÉ Aoife

first_img View post tag: Irish Navy View post tag: Naval Authorities February 2, 2015 View post tag: Navy View post tag: LÉ Aoife View post tag: europe Back to overview,Home naval-today Irish Navy Decommissions Its OPV LÉ Aoife The Irish Navy’s has decommissioned one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels after 35 years of service.LÉ Aoife (P22) was retired by the Irish Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe in Waterford, Ireland. This longest serving vessel in the Naval Service fleet traveled more than 600,000 nautical miles during its service, its crews boarded over 4,700 vessels at sea and detained over 440 fishing vessels, as reported by The Irish Times.The vessel engaged in many successful operations; she played a role of the fishery protection vessel and took part in search and rescue operations.As a part of the decommissioning ceremony, Minister Kehoe spoke about Ireland’s Ship Replacement Programme. The first vessel from the programme was delivered in April 2014, and the vessel that will replace LÉ Aoife is expected to be delivered in the coming months. According to RTE News, last year the department ordered a third Offshore Patrol Vessel which is expected to enter service in 2016.[mappress mapid=”15012″]Naval Today Staff, Image: Flickrcenter_img View post tag: Decommissions View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ireland View post tag: its Irish Navy Decommissions Its OPV LÉ Aoife View post tag: OPV Share this articlelast_img read more

Shelburne Museum receives award for Preservation and Care of Collections

first_img# # # Shelburne Museum has been selected to receive the 2009 Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections. The national award, presented to just two museums this year, is determined by a panel of distinguished conservation experts from across the country and is presented jointly by Heritage Preservation and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic Artistic Works. The other recipient was Historic Cherry Hill in Albany, NY.“We are honored to be recognized by our peers for our work in caring for the many and varied collections at Shelburne Museum,” said Rick Kerschner, director of preservation and conservation at Shelburne Museum. “The museum’s diverse collection coupled with the environmental challenges presented by Vermont’s climate make our work both challenging and rewarding.”Eryl Wentworth, Executive Director of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, presents the 2009 Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections to Rick Kerschner, director of preservation and conservation at Shelburne Museum.  The national award was presented on Friday, Sept. 25 and was awarded jointly by the Heritage Preservation. Pictured from left to right are: Stephan Jost, director; Nancie Ravenel, objects conservator; Rick Kerschner, director of preservation and conservation; Eryl Wentworth, executive director of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works; James Pizzagalli, chairman of the board of trustees; Michael Polemis, board member and chairman of the museum’s Collections Committee.Shelburne Museum was selected for showing a sustained and exemplary commitment to preserving America’s heritage and for enriching the community by caring for its unique and varied collections through dedicated planning and effort.  Those efforts include the gamut of collections care from innovative lighting to environmental control and security measures that allow the public safe access to artifacts.“The committee was especially impressed by the museum’s creativity and innovative thinking in caring for such a unique and varied collection,” said Eryl Wentworth, Executive Director of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. She also applauded the museum’s “long standing commitment to preserving its extraordinary collection.”The Conservation Department was established in 1983. Shelburne was singled out for developing a plan for the museum’s unique collections that includes buildings, carriages, a lighthouse, a covered bridge and a steamboat.  The museum was also recognized for enriching the field of conservation and collection care under the tutelage of Kerschner and Object Conservator Nancie Ravenel.Over 25 years, 61 conservators have been trained at the museum. Public outreach through exhibits and fundraising programs, such as the Adopt a Carousel Animal program, have raised awareness of the museum and the importance of conservation.The Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections has been presented annually since 1999. Previous recipients include Colonial Williamsburg and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.About Shelburne Museum: Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds. The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is the national membership organization of professional conservators dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations. Heritage Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nation’s heritage. Its members include museums, libraries, archives, and other organizations concerned with saving the past for the future. Source: SHELBURNE, Vermont (Sept. 25, 2009) Shelburne Museum.last_img read more

Tips to manage the threat of COVID-19 related phishing attacks

first_imgCriminals are leveraging fear over the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to scam your financial institutions and consumers. By disguising themselves as a group or organization seeking financial support to help individuals or communities in need at this time. More and more of these phishing attacks are being reported, and it is important your staff and consumers know what to look for and what to do to protect themselves from giving out private information to these criminals.These scams are being sent out through various communication channels – text messages, phone calls, and emails – and contain requests for personal or financial information, such as a card number, account number, and online banking information. The aim is to leverage this stolen information to fraudulently open a new account, either in branch or online, under your accountholder’s name.With COVID-19, most organizations and individuals are facing interrupted environments and priorities at work and in our day-to-day lives, and criminals are taking full advantage. Help arm your employees and accountholders with tools and information to keep their guard up during this complicated time, so they don’t have the added stress of being hit with one of these malicious attacks. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Leicester boss Rodgers backs Vardy to end goalless run

first_imgLeicester manager Brendan Rodgers is confident Jamie Vardy will end his current drought and reach a century of Premier League goals. Jamie Vardy has scored just one goal in his past 12 games The former England forward, 33, has scored 97 times in the top-flight but has failed to find the net in nine matches in all competitions. Rodgers, whose side travel to bottom side Norwich on Friday, said he had no worries about Vardy’s recent poor for form. “It is only a matter of time before he gets back to scoring goals again,” he said. “He doesn’t look like the nervous type to me.” Vardy found the net in eight successive matches from mid-October through to early December but has just one goal in his past 12 games. “Sometimes you get a run like it,” Rodgers said. “Probably when he came back from his (glute) injury (in late January) he was maybe not quite up to speed. “But I thought against Manchester City (in Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat), you saw the return of that running power and speed. “I have no doubt he will get the goals and beyond that. You don’t force it, you don’t put the pressure on, he knows that is his job. As long as he is contributing, then I’m fine.” Loading… Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World Read Also: Liverpool post healthy profit despite transfer spending “You have threats from various parts of the team, and for long periods of this season we had a central threat with Jamie, and other guys were working hard, and they started to contribute, but it’s dried up a little bit,” he said. “It’s a team responsibility. The strikers are important, but there are other things. “Look at Roberto Firmino at Liverpool – he’s scored 10, but you look at his influence in the team and what he gives and allows to the other players.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Vardy’s drought has coincided with Leicester’s inconsistent form since mid-December. They have collected just 15 points from the past 36 on offer. Former Celtic boss Rodgers said his side, third in the Premier League table, could not afford to rely on Vardy’s goals.last_img read more

Astros’ A.J. Hinch suspended for Sunday’s game after Angel Hernandez blowup

first_imgHernandez her Hinch’s comment and was angry before he shut down any questioning. Astros’ A.J. Hinch said Angel Hernandez made condescending, unprofessional comments after ejection Astros manager A.J. Hinch was suspended for Sunday’s game against the Braves by MLB after his ejection from Friday’s game by umpire Angel Hernandez.The league announced Hinch’s suspension and an undisclosed fine. The moves comes after Hinch argued with Hernandez in the first inning of the Astros’ spring game against the Cardinals. “He said that? Write it,” Hernandez said, then added, “No comment. He got ejected for arguing balls and strikes. That’s it.”Hinch later released a statement apologizing for his “emotional comments”.pic.twitter.com/Gcl6m3bsXF— Houston Astros (@astros) March 17, 2019″I’m very passionate about our players and our team, but on Friday night I made some emotional comments that took attention away from the play on the field,” Hinch said. “I take responsibility for my actions and comments and accept the league’s decision.” Hinch called Hernandez “unprofessional” and “arrogant” afterward.”The fact that he wanted to throw me out in a spring training game is pretty ridiculous,” Hinch said after being tossed one pitch into the bottom of the first inning. “He’s known for overreaction a little bit.” Related Newslast_img read more

Promising players pledge to ‘give back’ to support England squads

first_img Three promising professionals are being supported by England Golf at the start of their tournament careers in a deal which also offers rewards for the national training squads.Jamie Bower, Nick Marsh and Ashton Turner are each getting England Golf invitations giving them seven starts on the 2017 European Challenge Tour. In return they’ve pledged to give a proportion of their prize money, over a certain amount, to the England Players Fund to develop the squad programme.The Give Back scheme started last year and could bring significant dividends for a training programme which is noted for producing successful golfers. Around a quarter of European Tour players are currently English and the vast majority of these have come through the England Golf squads.Bower, Marsh and Turner are all graduates of the programme and, as elite England amateurs, they captured top titles and played in national teams before turning professional.Turner (image © Leaderboard Photography), first joined squads when he was under-16 and commented: “England Golf helped me no end with teaching and guidance during the years I was in squads. It was invaluable and being able to give back is something I’m definitely looking forward to.”The 21-year-old, from Kenwick Park in Lincolnshire, has already taken up his first invitation and finished 15th in last weekend’s Turkish Airlines Challenge, scoring nine under par.“If you don’t get starts through tour school it’s difficult to get going,” said Turner. “I’ve got a full card on the EuroPro Tour but getting Challenge Tour status would have been extremely difficult so I’m very grateful for this opportunity. Potentially these starts could move me on to getting a full card for next season.”His next outing is likely to be next month’s D&D Czech Challenge where he’ll be joined by Yorkshire’s Jamie Bower (Meltham), who won the 2016 Brabazon Trophy in his final year as an amateur.Nick Marsh, a former English amateur champion from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, is expected to make his 2017 Challenge Tour debut in the Matchplay 9 tournament in Spain in May.The first income for the Give Back scheme came last year from Ben Stow, a past winner of the Brabazon Trophy, whose invitations also helped him to secure a full Challenge Tour card for this season. Ashley Chesters, who was a double European champion as an amateur, was also supported and went on to secure his European Tour playing rights for 2017.The players’ provisional schedules are:Jamie Bower25-28 May, D+D Czech Challenge1-4 June, Swiss Challenge22-25 June, Made in Denmark Challenge27-30 July, Swedish Challenge3-6 August, Finnish Challenge7-10 September, Bridgestone Challenge, Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire14-17 September, Irish ChallengeNick Marsh18-21 May, Match Play 9, Spain1-4 June, Swiss Challenge22-25 June, Made in Denmark Challenge17-20 August, Viking (Norway) Challenge31 Aug – 3 Sep, Cordon Open7-10 Sep, Bridgestone Challenge, Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire14-17 Sep, Irish ChallengeAshton Turner20-23 April, Turkish Challenge25-28 May, D+D Czech Challenge8-11 June, KPMG Trophy, Belgium6-9 July, Prague Golf Challenge3-6 August, Finnish Challenge7-10 September, Bridgestone Challenge, Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire28 Sep – 1 Oct, Challenge de Espana 26 Apr 2017 Promising players pledge to ‘give back’ to support England squads last_img read more