Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Uruguay has delivered a critical presidential address to his diocesan synod, in which he said that parishes had failed to engage with “the basics” of mission and evangelism. Bishop Michele Pollesel used the example of a new priest who received complaints that he had used the same sermon three week’s running. “Yes, it’s true. I have preached the same sermon every week for three weeks now. I know what I’m doing. . . When you begin to live out this sermon, I will go to the next one.”Full article. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Gavin DrakePosted Nov 28, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Uruguay: Bishop issues hard-hitting challenge to proclamation Rector Bath, NC Latin America Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA
The Pentagon has announced it will deploy an advanced missile defense system, known as Thaad, in south Korea. Washington has also imposed sanctions on Kim Jong Un, the leader of north Korea — the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. In response, the DPRK has cut off its official diplomatic channel to the U.S. government. The DPRK, China and Russia have all opposed the Thaad as a destabilizing move by the U.S. that threatens the entire region.As usual, the corporate media here play down the aggressive role of the Pentagon, the world’s most dangerous military power with bases, ships, planes and troops circling the globe. They ignore the real reasons for the tense situation on the Korean peninsula.Since the end of the Korean War in 1953 — 63 years ago! — the DPRK has sought an end to the state of war with the U.S. There has been no peace treaty in all these years and the Korean nation remains divided.Instead of sitting down with representatives of the DPRK and working on a solution to the dangerous tensions resulting from the war, Washington has stonewalled dialogue while permanently stationing a large presence of U.S. troops in south Korea — still around 28,000. For years, the Pentagon has been staging massive annual war “games” in south Korea that simulate an attack on the north, using nuclear-capable bombers.This is the hair-trigger climate that the DPRK has had to endure for an entire generation as it struggled to rebuild after the horrible damage inflicted by the U.S. Air Force in the 1950-53 war and the loss of so many of its people, civilians as well as soldiers. Nevertheless, it has done wonders. Education and health care are universal in this country building socialism, allowing it to forge ahead in many areas.One of these areas is the north Koreans’ ability to strengthen their defense by producing nuclear weapons. Was this their choice? Wouldn’t they have preferred to devote all their hard-won scientific and technological resources to solving other problems?But the U.S. ruling class gave them no choice. As early as 1953, Washington was threatening the DPRK with nuclear weapons. An article in the New York Times on June 8, 1984, titled “U.S. Papers Tell of ’53 Policy to Use A-bomb in Korea,” confirmed: “Documents released today give details on a decision by President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Administration in 1953 to use atomic bombs in North Korea and Communist China, if necessary, to end the Korean War.”The threat from the huge U.S. nuclear arsenal continues to the present. Meanwhile, a huge propaganda blitz, from print and electronic media to Hollywood films, has reviled the leaders of the DPRK for their efforts to defend their country. According to apologists for imperialism, it’s OK for the U.S., the one country to ever use them, to stockpile more than 7,000 nuclear warheads, but the DPRK is “irrational” and worse to even think of building any bombs of their own!Analysts in the DPRK have reported in recent weeks on dangerous developments coming from Washington. A report from the Korean Central News Agency noted that B52H strategic bombers carried out an exercise in south Korea on June 15 that simulated the dropping of nuclear bombs on the DPRK. It concluded: “The U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and U.S. forces’ presence in south Korea are aimed not only to bring down the ideology and social system in the DPRK but to dominate Asia and the rest of the world.”On June 28, the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK pointed out that joint military exercises by the U.S., Japan and south Korea, including the recent testing of a missile defense system in waters off Hawaii, represent the emergence of an Asian version of NATO that “will inevitably spark off a new arms race and a new Cold War in Northeast Asia surrounding the Korean peninsula.”This is the reality that is not in the headlines in the U.S. The Obama administration’s “pivot toward Asia,” together with NATO’s more aggressive stance in Eastern Europe, are sobering reminders that global capitalism’s stagnation and decline are driving the major imperialist powers toward new war crises of their own making.Which makes it more important than ever to demand an end to these hostile acts: U.S. troops out of Korea! Sign a peace treaty now!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today on learning that Kalchan Al-Bayati was arrested again yesterday in Tikrit. A freelance journalist who writes for the daily Al-Hayat, Bayati has often criticised the US occupation in her articles.“This is the second time in less than two weeks that Bayati has been arrested and held by the Iraqi security forces,” the press freedom organisation said. “We demand that the Iraqi authorities give an explanation.”Bayati was previously arrested on 11 September because the Iraqi security forces suspected her of being linked to armed groups. She was released two days later.————————————————————————–13.09.2006 Tikrit-based woman journalist freed after being held by Iraqui authorities for two daysReporters Without Borders voiced relief today on learning that Iraqi journalist Kalchan Al-Bayati was released today after being held by the authorities for two days. She said she was not mistreated while in custody and that she was detained on suspicion of helping the rebel groups about which she is currently preparing an article.A freelance contributor to the Al-Hayat daily newspaper, Bayati was arrested by Iraqi security forces at her home in Tikrit on the evening of 11 September.————————————————————————–12.09.2006 Concern over arrest of woman journalist by Iraqi security forcesReporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of Khalchan Al Bayati, a contributor to the Arabic-language daily Al Hayat and critic of the US occupation, who was arrested at her home in Tikrit last night by Iraqi security forces and was taken to an unknown location.“We are very worried by Bayati’s arrest, especially as we have no information about the reason or where she is being held,” the press freedom organisation said. “Iraqi journalists have to work in extremely difficult conditions. More than 100 have been killed in the past three years. It is shocking to see them also being targeted by the security forces, who are supposed to protect them. We call on interior minister Jawad Al Bolany to intervene and get her released immediately.”Bayati, who has been a contributor to Al Hayat for several years, has on several occasions condemned the US occupation of Iraq in her articles.Reached by Reporters Without Borders, an Iraqi official who asked not to identified confirmed that Bayati had been detained but he did not know where she had been taken and did not specify the reason for her arrest.Many journalists have reported that the Iraqi security forces have become much more aggressive towards the media in recent weeks.Twelve journalists were arrested while covering peaceful demonstrations in the Sulaimaniya region (in the Kurdish north) in August, and in some cases they were held for several hours and their photographic equipment was destroyed. An Associated Press correspondent was also banned from covering these demonstrations.A total of 104 journalists and media assistants have been killed since the start of the war in 2003, while two are missing and three are currently held hostage. September 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tikrit-based woman journalist arrested for second time in less than two weeks December 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News News December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation
April 27, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court acquits filmmaker who was working with Mapuche indigenous News Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” RSF_en Reporters Without Borders welcomes Chilean documentary filmmaker Elena Varela López’s acquittal on charges of criminal association and “links with a terrorist group” in connection with two holdups in 2004 and 2005.Arrested on 7 May 2008 while making a documentary about the Mapuche indigenous people, Varela was detained for three months before being released pending trial. A court in the southern city of Villarica finally acquitted her on 22 April after seven days of hearings in which 20 people including expert witnesses gave testimony.The prosecutor’s office had requested a 15-year jail sentence for Valera, claiming she helped to plan the two holdups, allegedly carried out by members of a Chilean leftist group with support from the guerrillas of Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN). But the prosecution case was full of holes and was dismissed by the court’s judges.Terrorism charges have been brought in the past against foreign filmmakers who took an interest in the Mapuche people’s land disputes with logging companies.Photo : WordPress_________06.06.2008 – Letter to President Bachelet about documentary filmmaker held for past monthReporters Without Borders welcomes Chilean documentary filmmaker Elena Varela López’s acquittal on charges of criminal association and “links with a terrorist group” in connection with two holdups in 2004 and 2005 (http://en.rsf.org/chile-letter-to-president-bachelet-about-06-06-2008,27…).Arrested on 7 May 2008 while making a documentary about the Mapuche indigenous people, Varela was detained for three months before being released pending trial. A court in the southern city of Villarica finally acquitted her on 22 April after seven days of hearings in which 20 people including expert witnesses gave testimony.The prosecutor’s office had requested a 15-year jail sentence for Valera, claiming she helped to plan the two holdups, allegedly carried out by members of a Chilean leftist group with support from the guerrillas of Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN). But the prosecution case was full of holes and was dismissed by the court’s judges.Terrorism charges have been brought in the past against foreign filmmakers who took an interest in the Mapuche people’s land disputes with logging companies. ChileAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder News News Receive email alerts News July 6, 2020 Find out more ________6.06.2008 – Letter to President Bachelet about documentary filmmaker held for past monthHE Michelle BacheletPresident of ChileLa Moneda Palace, SantiagoDear Madam President,Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like to draw your attention to the plight of filmmaker and producer Elena Varela López, who has been detained since 7 May and is currently in Rancagua prison. She has been working for more than three years on a major documentary project – Newen Mapuche – about the Mapuche people and their territorial claims, for which she received funding from broadcasting institutes attached to the culture ministry.Varela and five other people said to be former members of the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) were arrested on 7 May on suspicion of participating in two holdups in 2005 in the localities of Machalí, in which four people were killed, and Loncoche. They are also alleged to have received training from a Colombian guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), in how to carry out armed actions of the kind of which they are accused. They were formally notified of the charges against them on 22 May by Rancagua judge Andrea Urbina. The police say they found combat equipment at the home of Varela, the alleged mastermind of the holdups.It is not our job to try to influence the way this case is handled, but we are disturbed by certain aspects of the case, starting with the confiscation of material used or recorded by Varela in the course of preparing her documentary film. Why was the seizure of this material considered necessary in an investigation into events that had nothing to do with her documentary? It is also legitimate to ask how someone who was accused of such crimes and who was presumably being sought by the police could receiving government funding for a film. Finally, Varela has been in the Araucania region for three years. Her arrest has taken a long time. There are many people in Chile and elsewhere who are shocked by what has happened to her, and are protesting.Reporters Without Borders would also point out that other journalists and filmmakers have got into trouble when trying to cover the sensitive subject of the situation of the Mapuches. The editor of the Mapuche magazine Azkintuwe, Pedro Cayuqueo Millaqueo, was arrested twice in 2004 and 2005 after reporting on confiscations of Mapuche land. Two French documentary filmmakers, Christophe Cyril Harrison and Paul Rossj, were briefly arrested on 17 March in Collipulli for allegedly starting the fire they were filming and for “belonging to ETA.” Two Italian filmmakers, Giuseppe Gabriele and Dario Ioseffi, were arrested on 3 May on suspicion of being “terrorists” and were deported. November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation Is the Mapuche issue a taboo subject, a synonym for press freedom violations? We hope that Chilean and foreign journalists will be given guarantees that they will henceforth be able to work safely in Araucania. We also hope that the police and judicial authorities will provide the explanations and clarification that is needed in the Varela case.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General ChileAmericas Follow the news on Chile to go further November 26, 2019 Find out more
Potential changes to procedures in lower value CN casesCould indemnity cover fall under the regulation of the FCA?A market where expenditures are coming under controlBut huge potential expenditures in the pipeline ASSOCIATIONS List of Figures Figure 1 The current protocol in CN cases Figure 2 The number of NHS Resolution CN claims* cases received by damage range, 2013/14-2019/20 Figure 3 Breakdown of CN claims or payments in England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland Figure 4 Examples of the impact of different PIDRs on CN awards Figure 5 The breakdown of NHSR cases (CN and non-CN) by stage and damages, 2016/17 – 2019/20 Figure 6 Breakdown of WRP Open CN cases (no of claims and value m) Figure 7 Welsh Risk Pool Expenditure Payments and Budget Figure 8 Total Active membership of MDDUS Figure 9 No. of Claims and Costs (m) for Top 10 Claimant Solicitor Firms on CNST, 2017/18/ 2018/19 Figure 10 Leading claimant/appellant solicitors – number of judgements on BAILLI database Figure 11 Examples of leading defendant/respondent solicitors – no. of judgements on BAILLI database Figure 12 Trends in clinical negligence cases, settlements by the CRU, 2011/12-2020/21 Figure 13 Trends in clinical negligence case recoveries by the CRU, 2011/12-2020/21 Figure 14 NHS Resolution Clinical claims reported and all claims closed, 2009/10-2019/20 Figure 15 The number and amount of clinical negligence payments of CNORIS Figure 16 The number and amount of clinical negligence payments in Wales Figure 17 CN payments and cases in Northern Ireland 2014/15-2019/20 Figure 18 The amount spent on CN cases across the UK by SBIS and State bodies, 2015/16 to 2019/20 Figure 19 Clinical negligence expenditure by NHSR and in NI Health Boards, 2015/16-2019/20 Figure 20 Estimated gross legal revenue earned by clinical negligence cases, 2016/17-2019/20 Figure 21 The final summary positions as to possible fixed costs in low value CN cases. Figure 22 Movement in NHSR provisions for claims For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/8yqg5j View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005537/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 04:39 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 04:39 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005537/en Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– The “UK Clinical Negligence Market Report 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. In 2019/20, the publisher estimates law firms earned revenue of around 1 billion GBP from CN cases. In 2019/20, law firm revenues rose by around 8.8%. However, once the cost of running cases where no damages were awarded on a no-win, no fee bases are factored in, net revenue to law firms drops some way below 1 billion. Across the four nations of the UK, the publisher estimates that over 2 billion GBP was paid out in CN cases in 2019/20, covering damages, payment of claimant legal costs and payment of defence costs. This is little changed on the amount spent in 2018/19. One factor behind the slowdown in annual spending is the growing trend to settle high-value cases, where ongoing care is a feature, with a periodical payment order (PPO) rather than a lump sum payment. New CN case numbers have declined sharply in 2020 compared with previous years, however, this reflects the impact of COVID-19 and case numbers are likely to recover if the impacts of the pandemic end. Even with a slowdown in annual expenditure, there is likely to be continued high levels of spending on CN cases in the future. Collectively, the UK indemnity organisations hold provisions of around 91 billion GBP to meet future CN claims, so sustained and substantial case numbers and payments are likely in the years to come. The future, however, could see a reduced number of CN cases below the value of 25,000 if fixed recoverable costs are introduced for these cases. Law firms are likely to only take on those cases where there is a significant chance of damages being paid. The future may also bring other changes, with a twin-track system for cases below the value of 25,000 likely to be introduced and with medical defence indemnity organisations possibly subject to FCA regulation. These findings come from the Clinical Negligence 2020 Market Report, which provides a review of the Clinical Negligence legal market, looking at the legislative background, market size and trends, the key players and future market developments. Key Topics Covered: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Around 2.5 billion GBP spent annually on CN casesBut case numbers collapse in 2020But a substantial caseload going forwardLaw firms earn around 1b GBP annually from CN casesFour key participants for a market in two halvesKey recent developments and market drivers INTRODUCTION Abbreviations MARKET STRUCTURE Four main market participantsIt’s a market in two halvesClinical negligence indemnity/insurance coverThe Clinical Negligence protocol MARKET DRIVERS CoronavirusCOVID-19 may increase future risksCOVID-19 leads to changes in how CN cases are investigatedAverage awards are increasingWith Obstetrics the main cause of claims inflationCivil Liability Act – 2019 review of the personal injury discount rateProceedings only started in less than 30% of casesNHS Resolution’s claims mediation service THE KEY PLAYERS OverviewIndemnity OrganisationsClaimant and defendant legal advice – two separate market segmentsSelected Law Firms – ProfilesA small selection of law firms involved in CN cases are profiled below. MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS Steady decline in case numbersRegional Spending by State-Backed Indemnity Schemes (SBIS) and State bodiesLegal costs as a percentage of NHS payments has declined recentlyMedical indemnity organisationsClinical negligence legal revenue THE FUTURE Pinterest Facebook Previous articleUnited States Lung Cancer Market 2021: Pipeline Products, Market Analysis, Epidemiology, Key Products Marketed, Drugs Sales and Market Shares – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGlobal 5G Tariff Report Bundle 2021 – Includes 5G Pricing for 40 Countries and 91+ Operators Across the Globe – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp TAGS United Kingdom Clinical Negligence Market Report 2020 – Over 2 Billion GBP Was Paid Out In CN Cases In 2019/20 – ResearchAndMarkets.com
View post tag: sailors Share this article View post tag: Makin April 29, 2012 View post tag: Every View post tag: News by topic View post tag: celebrate View post tag: day Training & Education View post tag: Mariners View post tag: earth Sailors and Marines serving aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) have a unique opportunity to celebrate Earth Day every day, not just April 22 like the rest of the world.Crew members have taken the ship thousands of miles away from its homeport of San Diego and have showed off the ship’s fuel-saving technology to coalition and regional partner nations in keeping with the 2012 Earth Day theme of “Mobilize the Earth.”The ship’s hybrid-electric propulsion system is designed to run on auxiliary propulsion motors at low speeds and on gas turbines at higher speeds. This technology allows the Department of the Navy to reduce the use of fossil fuels that leads to reduced carbon emissions and cleaner air, one of the key themes of Earth Day.“When enabled, the hybrid-electric drive draws power from the electric power grid provided by running SSDG’s [ship’s service diesel generators],” said Lt. Cmdr. Brian Ponce, Makin Island’s main propulsion assistant. “There is zero emission from the electric drive and the running SSDG’s have minimal emission when loaded. This concept eliminates all emissions from gas turbine propulsion under 12 knots.”In addition to cleaner emissions, Ponce said the ship uses significantly less fuel than other LHD-class amphibious assault ships. The ship’s engineering department keeps detailed logs and those calculations put the fuel burn rate at nearly 50 percent less than a traditional LHD, a significant cost-savings for the Navy.Ponce said Makin Island also developed a “Sprint and Drift” propulsion technique where the ship would accelerate speed to get ahead of its plan of intended movement (PIM) using one of the two gas turbines. The ship then transitions to auxiliary propulsion motor operations at slower speeds until the ship falls a few hours behind PIM. The cycle is then repeated.According to Ponce, Makin Island was able to save more than 800,000 gallons of fuel at an estimated cost of $1.9 million in FY 2011 by using this technique.Ponce said Makin Island also takes an environmentally friendly approach to making potable water.“In a huge cost-saving measure that has become standard practice, Makin Island tops off potable water tanks at 60 percent, vice 100 percent, prior to every underway,” said Ponce. “This initiative utilizes the on-board reverse osmosis unit’s maximum water generation capabilities, while saving several thousand dollars in consumable expenditures and precious water from shore.”Beyond the environmental and energy-saving advantages of Makin Island’s propulsion system and all-electric design, the ship uses a stern flap to improve fuel economy, anti-fouling coating to minimize hull drag, and solid-state lighting to reduce energy costs.Ponce said that the ship’s “Green Team,” a group of Sailors across 30 divisions who lead the ship’s recycling efforts, also plays an important role in letting the crew know different ways to help conserve energy on board the ship.Members of the team have continued those efforts not just on Earth Day, but throughout the ship’s maiden deployment.“Makin Island Sailors and Marines continue to support Earth Day and its global initiative for a sustainable future through our energy conservation, recycling, and plastic waste control programs,” said Ensign Kyle J. Holtz, Makin Island’s assistant safety officer and Green Team leader. “As the U.S. Navy’s first hybrid ship, Makin Island and its Green Team have a unique opportunity to help ‘Mobilize the Earth’ in 2012.”Holtz said that upon the ship’s return from the current deployment, the Green Team will continue to lead recycling efforts and energy conservation programs in San Diego.“Makin Island is an operational, combat-ready ship with a crew that is dedicated to environmental preservation and a sustainable future,” added Holtz. “It’s important for our Sailors and Marines to remember that regardless of location or duties assigned, we have an obligation to our earth and its natural resources.”Makin Island’s green efforts were recognized last year, prior to the ship’s maiden deployment, by Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment Donald Schregardus who visited the ship Oct. 18, 2011.Schregardus praised the technology used aboard Makin Island as an outstanding example of the Navy’s progress toward incorporating a clean, efficient and environmentally sustainable design into the fleet.Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as a way to focus attention on the need for cleaner air and water as well as promoting renewable energy sources and recycling. More than 190 countries celebrate Earth Day and more than one billion people take part in Earth Day activities each year.Makin Island is the first U.S. Navy ship to deploy using a hybrid-electric propulsion system. By using this unique propulsion system, the Navy expects over the course of the ship’s lifecycle, to see fuel savings of more than $250 million, proving the Navy’s commitment to energy awareness and conservation.This initiative is one of many throughout the Navy and Marine Corps that will enable the Department of the Navy to achieve the secretary of the Navy’s energy goals to improve our energy security and efficiency afloat and ashore, increase our energy independence and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy.Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 29, 2012; Image: navy Sailors, Mariners Aboard USS Makin Island Celebrate Earth Day Every Day Back to overview,Home naval-today Sailors, Mariners Aboard USS Makin Island Celebrate Earth Day Every Day View post tag: Naval View post tag: Island View post tag: Navy View post tag: Aboard View post tag: USS
Balliol has replaced the portrait of a controversial alumnus with four smaller portraits of women painted by a current student – the first time student art has been hung in the hall.The new portraits, painted by Balliol undergraduate Fine Artist Emily Freeman, depict a woman in four different positions and replaced a portrait of George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, who was a Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905. The original portrait was taken down last term at the height of the decolonisation debate spurred by Rhodes Must Fall.However, the college claimed at that point the portrait was removed for cleaning and repair. Current JCR President Annie Williamson attributed the new replacement to the regular changing of artwork in college.The fact that the new work was made by a woman has been seen as greatly important. “Female painters are vastly under-represented throughout history and for a piece of female-made (and student-made!) art to get exhibited inside of an Oxford University Hall, as a piece of institutional improvement toward diversity but also as a wider contribution to the representation of female artists in history is really really encouraging,” Balliol Fine Artist Indigo Wilde said.Perhaps the biggest change is the symbolism of putting portraits of a woman up in Hall. “For a college which was largely founded by a woman, Balliol doesn’t have the best history in terms of actually embracing us” first-year Balliol historian Beth Cadwalladr said.“Women weren’t admitted to the college until 1979 and the masters and famous alumni who are openly celebrated in the Hall are overwhelmingly male, and entirely white. To sit in that hall, whether it’s for collections or just for a daily meal, is to be reminded of exactly who the college honours and chooses to commemorate. Women deserve to feel like we can achieve that too. We deserve to be reminded that we are important, that we can create.”Educated at Eton and Balliol, Marquess Curzon was later heavily criticised as a Viceroy for doing relatively little to combat a famine that killed millions of Indians. An ex-president of the Oxford Union, he argued vociferously against Home Rule in Ireland and was particularly defensive of colonial policy during his time in the House of Commons.Many members of the Balliol JCR and MCR have expressed support for the change, holding the view that the Hall portrait celebrated and commemorated a man well-known for his greatly harmful actions to groups still marginalised at Oxford.For some, however, even the possible symbolism of removing the paintings was relatively meaningless. “Taking down a portrait isn’t ever going to be a concrete action to counter racism, right? Plus what are portraits when the whole university has benefitted immensely by colonial rule?” one South Asian Balliol student commented.