first_imgSunday Jun 26, 2016 Springboks clinch series victory with tense win over Ireland in deciding Test The Springboks turned things around to claim a 19-13 third Test win, and 2-1 series triumph after another hard-fought Test against Ireland that was filled with plenty of drama. Each side scored a try apiece, as the Boks held on in the dying minutes thanks in part to dynamic scrumhalf Faf de Klerk.However it was De Klerk who gave the ball back to Ireland with less than three minutes left in the match, and the visitors almost made him pay had it not been for his crucial spot tackle on full time.Earlier Willie Le Roux may have been lucky to escape with just a yellow carded after he collided with fullback Tiernan O’Halloran in the air, from which Ireland took full advantage to score a Luke Marshall try while South Africa were down to 14 men.Le Roux was cited and has since been suspended for one week.On the stroke of halftime the Springboks scored from a perfectly placed Elton Jantjies crosskick, with experienced JP Pietersen going over in the corner after a nicely taken outstretched catch.The home side had just 30% of possession but managed to sort out their defensive issues of the previous two Tests and lifted themselves to hang on against a quality Irish side who won a Test in South Africa for the first time in their opening game (26-20), then went down 32-26 the following week.Just six points seperated the two teams in each one of the three Tests.“We started the series with a loss and we were 19-3 down in Johannesburg. And here today we were really put to the test, so I am very pleased in the result and series win,” Bok coach Allister Coetzee said.“The performance of senior players was great. What was also pleasing was the way the new players adapted to test match rugby. There are many instinctive players in the team, but they learned valuable lessons from the step-up to test rugby.“This is all part of the building process for this team and the foundation looks solid.”credit: skysportsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Ireland , Springboks Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO IRFU back South African teams to join expanded… 29 WEEKS AGO James Lowe impresses with all-round performance… 43 WEEKS AGO De Allende back to full fitness ahead of… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgThursday Jun 6, 2019 WATCH: James Horwill’s final act in rugby was a touchline conversion attempt for the Barbarians James Horwill has played his final game of professional rugby, as he now hangs up his boots and gets ready to start the next chapter. The 34-year-old Wallaby lock scored a great try for the Barbarians, and as has become tradition, was later given the honour of attempting a conversion kick. ADVERTISEMENTEngland held out the Barbarians for what was a fairly comfortable 51-43 try-fest at Twickenham on Sunday.Earlier in the game 62-times Test-capped Horwill, playing in his final match, found himself out wide to collect a perfectly placed Colin Slade crosskick.But it was later in the match that he truly took centre stage.A year ago we saw Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe line up a kick attempt in his final ever match, so when big Taqele Naiyaravoro scored an impressive try out wide with time up, the stage was set for the former Wallabies skipper to take a customary conversion attempt at goal.We’ve seen the likes of Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield do the same in their final matches, so why not another second row giant of the game…ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 February 2004 | News Manchester City Galleries and Co-operative Insurance Society Ltd (CIS) received the RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) Arts Business & Community Award at last week’s Arts and Business Gala Awards ceremony at the Barbican in London.The prize was awarded “in recognition of a business/arts partnership that has successfully stimulated community cohesion and regeneration through engagement with the arts”.The sponsorship deal with CIS is worth £250,000 over five years. CIS sponsor Manchester Art Gallery’s CIS Manchester Gallery, which celebrates creativity in the city, bringing together works of art from the 18th century to the present day, alongside work by school children and community groups. Advertisement Arts Business & Community Award winner announced AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img One of many aspects of the relationship between the two organisations is the opportunity for CIS employees to become more involved with the Galleries’ activities. Last year, a group of CIS employees were trained to provide tours of Manchester Art Gallery for visually impaired visitors. Future plans include staff working with artists to create their own artworks and also volunteering as guides and helpers for Gallery events.The partnership beat off stiff competition from other entrants including Barclays Plc’s sponsorship of four national arts organisations – The British Museum, the National Gallery, Tate Britain and the National Theatre.The annual awards celebrate excellence in business in the arts. The five other arts organisations which were announced as award winners this year were Tate, City of London Sinfonia, the National Theatre, Welsh National Opera, and Salisbury Playhouse.Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive of Arts & Business, said: “It is wonderful to see such inspirational and innovative partnerships recognised and rewarded for the good work they are doing. When businesses and the arts work together they can make a significant and enriching impact on the lives of employees, children and the local community, and the partnerships honoured tonight are shining examples of this.”  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awardslast_img read more

first_imgFired doctors, nurses and therapists along with supporters from the community outside the Whittier Street Health Center on June 20.Twenty fired doctors, nurses and therapists marched into the Whittier Street Health Center on June 20 to reclaim their jobs and join their co-workers in an historic “Union Yes” vote. Outside the clinic in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, a militant crowd cheered to show union, community and patient support.With that vote, WSHC became the first community health center in New England where the professional staff is union strong. It was a stunning defeat of union busting and a historic victory against an orchestrated corporate attack on community health workers.The victory was powered by a broad union-community mobilization, led by Service Employees Union Local 1199 organizers under the banner “Health Care Is a Human Right.” ( week earlier, on June 14, WSHC human resource managers and hired security agents had seized the credentials of these frontline health care workers. Management violated patient safety and confidentiality by entering exam rooms and labs unannounced during clinical sessions. They then forcibly “escorted” workers out of the building.WSHC’s top-paid executives justified the firings as driven by the health center’s funding woes. But the Roxbury community, where many of WSHC’s patients live, expressed immediate outrage in the streets.WSHC is an important resource for affordable or no-cost care for thousands of poor and oppressed people, many uninsured or without adequate insurance. The clinic also provides culturally competent and trauma-informed behavioral health services.Community outrage quickly became a crisis for the city’s ruling class.An overnight mobilization brought hundreds of community members, labor activists and health care advocates to a mass rally outside WSHC’s door.The truth behind the firings was exposed: The fired doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nutritionists, behavior health counselors, dentists, optometrists and ophthalmologists were all involved in leading a union campaign to organize WSHC’s workers — a federally protected activity. The illegal firings were timed to impact a June 20 union vote.Facing immense pressure from the community and the progressive labor movement, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh reportedly intervened to pull WSHC back and soften its anti-union tactics. The WSHC board and CEO waffled for 48 hours and then caved in as voting day and more mass protests loomed.Exposing health care ‘speed-up’ conditionsWorkers World talked with Dr. Sherar Andalcio, who explained he was fired by WSHC for “objecting to management’s impossible productivity demands.” Dr. Andalcio continued to organize for the union victory while unemployed.Dr. Andalcio described conditions at the center as “like a speed-up on a manufacturing assembly line ” — oppressive working conditions, constant wage theft and intolerable management demands on workers to increase WSHC revenue. He backed up his assertions with a wealth of internal WSHC documents, emails, painstaking research and personal notes.Management’s ramp up of “billable patients” an hour over the last two years has caused 90 percent turnover of primary care and family medicine providers and 150 percent turnover of nurses. Clinical staff now have to see patients at a rate of 30 a day — with a strictly enforced maximum of 15 minutes with each patient to examine, treat and and write a chart note about their clinical plan!Management pressure leaves health workers in a terrible triple bind: treating patients with complex diagnoses and co-morbidities, while also meeting strict productivity requirements and without making a mistake that would cause harm to a patient and/or jeopardize their own clinical license to practice in their field.Like many health centers based in historically Black communities, WSHC serves patients coping with stark health disparities, rooted in the stresses of racism and poverty. Many WSHC patients suffer from, or are at increased risk for, diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, HIV, hepatitis, nutritional deficiency, depression and anxiety, substance use disorders, and many other poverty- and minority-stress-related conditions.The profit-driven speed-ups at WSHC that forced providers to quit have negatively affected patients, leading to constant cancellations, re-appointments with new care teams and inconsistent care. Dr. Andalcio noted: “We are encouraged not to give longer visits because [WSHC] can only bill $150, so we tell [patients] to come back. Just give me an hour with this patient instead of a disjointed 15-minute session.”Profits for the ‘nonprofit’ health companyDr. Andalcio researched WSHC’s “nonprofit” tax filings with the Internal Revenue Service and found that WSHC’s man­agement methods generated $1 to $2 million in profits annually from 2008 to 2016.This surplus was not used to benefit patients or the community. Instead the WSHC CEO’s salary and benefits were doubled over the eight-year period. Executive management also separately reported $600,000 in investment interest income in its 2017 annual report. When this same management illegally fired union organizers, it used the pretense of “funding shortfalls.” Meanwhile, staff have gone without raises for years.After the June 20 union win, the strategy for SEIU organizers, explained Dr. Andalcio, is next to organize all WSHC janitorial, secretarial and administrative staff. United contract negotiation is the goal.Gery Armsby, a health administration worker at another Boston community health center, spoke with Workers World about the significance of the victory: “Hospitals, insurance companies and health centers are increasingly operated and motivated by Wall Street interests. This means a demand for increased profit, which comes in the form of rapid technology upgrades to cut labor and a big surge in the price tag for specialized care and drugs.”Armsby noted: “The average length of patient hospital stays has been forcibly reduced by management in recent years. As a result, many small, urgent care and primary care centers — some community ‘non-profits,’ others run by huge companies like CVS — are opening, drawing large numbers of health workers into smaller, unorganized workplaces.”Health care workers organizeSEIU Local 1199 is investing resources in other union drives similar to that at WSHC. It started with early victories at NYC’s Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which services the LGBTQ community, and Chase Brexton Health Care, which began as a gay men’s health center in the Baltimore area and now has five centers serving all generations in their communities as well as maintaining diversity. Now there are hopeful indications of a wave of successful union organizing.Armsby observed: “A struggle-oriented approach inspires active worker-organizers in relatively small shops, like the 80 new members of SEIU at Whittier Street Health Center. Doctors and other traditionally nonunion professionals are clamoring to be organized alongside RNs, medical assistants, and janitorial, administrative and dining hall workers. This is a momentous shift in consciousness that needs to be supported and nurtured.”“This level of solidarity reflects a desire, despite the atomization of the ‘gig’ economy workplace, to fight together against dead-end capitalism,” concluded Armsby. “Small shops should no longer be considered insignificant to this struggle, but rather seen as strategic to the goals of union justice for all health care workers and for health care as a human right for the people.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img to go further AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa April 29, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more News News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Follow the news on Algeria Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders today urged the Algerian authorities to ensure an effective investigation into a murder attempt against Hafnaoui Ghoul, a journalist on the daily al-Wassat and a human rights activist, at his home in Djelfa (250 kms south of Algiers) overnight on 6-7 January. A group of hooded assailants armed with a knife were lying in wait for him, gagged him and ripped his clothes. They fled without being identified.“The Algerian authorities have a duty to protect all their citizens regardless of their activities and opinions. Hafnaoui Ghoul regularly exposed embezzlement and scandals in the city of Djelfa. Unless there is a serious investigation leading to the investigation and trial of those responsible, it will send a very disturbing signal to investigative journalists”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Hafnaoui Ghoul made a formal complaint following the attack and asked the prosecutor to provide him with protection. Reporters Without Borders regrets that the police failed to act in response to threats the journalist said had been made against him the week before the assault.Alongside his work as a journalist, Ghoul is also spokesman for the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH) and is a member of the National Union of Algerian Journalists. He was imprisoned for six months in 2004 during which he observed a two-week hunger strike to protest against harassment from the judicial authorities. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News January 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hooded assailants launch knife attack against journalist Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News May 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News April 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard held a news conference in Casablanca today about the decline in press freedom in the run-up to the 7 September legislative elections, releasing the text of a letter he wrote to King Mohammed a week ago.Ménard condemned the lack of progress in press freedom since Mohammed succeeded his father as king. “When we met the Moroccan authorities a year ago, they showed an unprecedented interest in establishing a dialogue but today we have the impression that we were conned,” Ménard said. “Above all, we deplore the cynicism of a government that talks of reform and yet imprisons and censors journalists.”Reporters Without Borders urged those who are elected to the national assembly not to approve the proposed reform of the press law. “In its current form, this bill is reactionary and repressive,” Ménard said. “We call on the new legislators to embrace this issue and to convey our message to the highest authorities.”“Those elected to office need an insolent and disrespectful press,” Ménard added. “Freedom of expression is essential for the kingdom to be democratised.”Reporters Without Borders was denied access to Oukacha prison where Al Watan Al An reporter Mustapha Hurmatallah is serving an eight-month jail term he received on 15 August for “receiving items documents by criminal means.” The grounds given by the justice minister for forbidding the visit – the fact that his sentence had not yet been upheld on appeal – have no legal basis under Moroccan law.This is the text of the letter to King Mohammed: News Reporters Without Borders held a news conference in Casablanca today about the decline in press freedom in Morocco in the approach to the 7 September legislative elections. “Those elected to office need an insolent and disrespectful press – freedom of expression is essential for the kingdom to be democratised,” the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, said. The organisation also released the text of a letter to King Mohammed. center_img to go further Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists September 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Your Majesty, one is free to comment” News April 28, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Your Majesty,You paid a ringing tribute to Morocco’s journalists in November 2002, calling them “essential actors in the nation’s public life and key partners in the construction of democracy.” You even added that “there could be no blossoming and growth of a quality press without the exercise of free expression.” In this, you took up the message of your grandfather, Mohammed V, who said at a meeting with the press in 1956 that, “news and information are sacred, and one is free to comment.” Democrats were reassured. The kingdom would change course under your impetus. You were the embodiment of hope.Unfortunately your promises have remained at the level of promises. The facts and figures show that the commitment you gave then has not been kept. Since you became king, no fewer than 34 news media have been censored and 20 journalists have been given prison sentences under the press law, the criminal code or the anti-terrorist law.These repeated press freedom violations are a source of astonishment and dismay. These prosecutions do no honour to your government or to its judicial system, which appears to be under the heel of the authorities. You cannot claim that Morocco is heading towards the future and modernity and at the same time reserve this kind of treatment for the press, without which talk of democracy is futile.We would like to sound the alarm. Morocco is on a dangerous slope. And you are responsible for this. The imprisonment of journalists, which we thought was a thing of the past, is once again a reality. More and more issues of newspapers are being seized. One grotesque trial follows another. Fear and self-censorship reign. The forward march that you advocated has come to a complete halt.And yet, the Moroccan press has with difficulty achieved a level of outspokenness that was long banned. Like many, we have hailed the progress that has been made. Many subjects remain taboo, but journalists show less and less hesitation to tackle them. This progress had done a great deal to improve the kingdom’s image on the international stage. But what does it all mean, now that increasingly harsh and unfair sentences are being imposed?We were optimists, nonetheless. As soon as you took office, you stressed your support for “the construction of the rule of law and safeguards for human rights.” The work of the Consultative Council for Human Rights and the creation of the Bureau for Grievances led us to believe in real progress.We met a member of your government for the first time a year ago. It was your communication minister, Nabil Benabdallah. Other meetings followed. They allowed us to begin a debate about the evolution of Morocco’s media. But it must be recognised that nothing concrete has come from this dialogue.We hailed the Driss Jettou government’s announcement in February of a plan to reform the press law, because the current law, amended in 2002, contains no fewer than 26 articles providing for prison sentences. But after obtaining a copy of the proposed reform law, we wrote a letter to the Prime Minister on 12 July highlighting all the shortcomings. We have until now received no reply.And then, what is the point of adopting a new press law if other laws are routinely used to restrict the work of journalists?Allow us to remind you of all the things that have happened since the start of this year. We think this long list is eloquent, too eloquent. The year began with the seizure of an issue of the weekly Nichane, against which there was no appeal. This was followed by its suspension for two months. Journalists Driss Ksikes and Sanaa Elaji received suspended sentences of three years in prison and fines of 80,000 dirhams for a feature entitled “Jokes: How Moroccans laugh at religion, sex and politics.” Convicted of “attacking Islam” and “publishing and distributing writings contrary to morals and customs,” they decided not to appeal in case Nichane’s suspension was extended.A few months later, two Al Watan Al An journalists, editor Abderrahim Ariri and reporter Mostapha Hurmatallah, found themselves at the centre of a judicial storm after publishing a leaked internal security memo in their weekly. Taken into police custody on 17 July, they were charged after eight days with “receiving items obtained by criminal means” under article 571 of the criminal code. The Casablanca judicial police and prosecutors used every possible means to obtain information from them with complete disregard for the principle of the confidentiality of sources, one of the cornerstones of press freedom.At the end of the trial, in which the judge ignored all the defence requests, Hurmatallah was given an eight-month jail term, which he is currently serving in Oukacha prison. Ariri got a six-months suspended sentence. Without trying to minimise the sensitivity of the information published in Al Watan Al An, we think journalists should not be made the scapegoats for problems within the security services.The seizure of the weeklies Nichane and Tel Quel in August because of a column by their editor, Ahmed Reda Benchemsi, commenting on your recent address to parliament, is indicative of the tension within your government. He was charged with “disrespect for the king” under article 41 of the press law for expressing doubts about the electoral process. Like all of Morocco’s journalists, Benchemsi claims the right to criticise the political system. “One is free to comment,” as your grandfather said.We would not like to talk about this spate of bad news for the Moroccan press without mentioning the fate of Ali Lmrabet, who has been banned from news media work since April 2005. This archaic measure designed to silence a journalist does not correspond to our idea of democracy.Nothing is possible without you, without your commitment. The person you name to be the next prime minister will not be able to reform the press law without your consent and your personal involvement. He will only regard its revision as a priority if you, and you alone, encourage him to do so. You keep repeating that you are the guarantor of the constitution and of collective and individual freedoms, so it is up to you to ensure that Morocco finally takes the road of reform that has been promised for so many years.At this moment in their history, the Moroccan media could move suddenly in either direction, for better or for worse. Their destiny is in your hands. You have the power and, we dare to hope, the desire to protect this profession, to work on behalf of its emancipation and to help to break down the barriers holding back its development. The key to this, before anything else, is reform of the laws governing the work of the press. The self-censorship that continues to prevail is a direct result of the refusal by those running the country, under your authority, to decriminalize press offences.Morocco’s journalists have helped enormously to write this new chapter of the kingdom’s history that your years in power represent. You cannot continue to allow them to be treated with such contempt. You must act.Respectfully,Robert MénardReporters Without Borders secretary-general RSF_en Follow the news on Morocco / Western Saharalast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pedestrian dies in Claudy collision Previous articleLetterkenny Cathedral Quarter group on Belfast fact finding visitNext articleMc Conalogue fails to secure recall of Agriculture Committee News Highland A pedestrian has died following a collision on the Foreglen Road near Claudy in County Derry.It’s understood the man was struck by a car at around 2am this morning.Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was travelling on the Foreglan Road at around 2am to contact us. They say they are especially keen to hear from anyone who may have captured dashcam footage of the man walking along the road, or of the Blue Hyundai involved in the collision. Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – August 18, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

first_img Share this article View post tag: Vice View post tag: says View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Curtailed View post tag: pct February 6, 2012 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Warship Production Curtailed 15 pct in 2011, Vice Premier Says View post tag: production View post tag: Russia Russia: Warship Production Curtailed 15 pct in 2011, Vice Premier Says View post tag: premier View post tag: 2011 View post tag: 15 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Warship View post tag: Naval In 2011, production of warships and submarines has been curtailed on 15% comparing to the level of 2010, said vice premier Dmitry Rogozin on Feb 2.“Volume of production manufactured under state defense order in 2011 was RUR 106.7 bln which is 15.7% less than in previous year of 2010”, said Rogozin appearing at the Russian Navy development forum.Generally, significant downfall of production was recorded in shipbuilding area as well (16.2%, down to RUR 211.5 bln), Rogozin noted. He added that strength of Russian Navy had degraded to minimal value needed for combat mission accomplishment. “Urgent renovation of naval assets is vital”, he said.An array of problems has been accumulated in shipbuilding industry through recent years, admitted the vice premier. Among them are “underfinancing, overaged machinery, and staff problems“.As a result, newest Project 955 Borei and Project 885 Yasen nuclear-powered submarines will be commissioned into Russian Navy 6-12 months behind schedule, said the vice premier.He reminded that Prime Minister V. Putin had tasked defense ministry to draw out a Navy development program. “The program has not been made so far, I’ve not seen it”, said the official.Rogozin said he had recently endorsed a new instruction to speed up development of the document and include it into State Arms Program 2020. As for him, main purpose of the program is to use long-term planning for maintenance and balanced development of the Navy. As for Rogozin, the document must cover the period at least up to 2030.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 06, 2012last_img read more

first_imgBy Max Jenvey of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership, a strategic management agency that delivers business acceleration processes and brand development within the foodservice, bakery and convenience retail sectors.One of the greatest challenges facing the fresh bakery world is production versus waste. So how do you strike the right balance between quality, speed of service and a minimal credible display; not forgetting busy customers who mostly want to grab and go? This is also your greatest opportunity as over 50% of these food-to-go customers are visiting in-store bakeries within convenience stores or high street bakers at least twice a week (him!).Our colleagues at him! also found out that 60% of these customers are female and19% of them are at-home mums who are looking for eat-in zones in cafés, bakeries and convenience stores. This is your golden ticket to increase their dwell time and average spend so what’s next?First things first the seating area: the most important consideration is table size and layout, as customers might have buggies with them, but at the same time you need to make best use of the space. You need to measure the size of the area dedicated to seating and arrange an efficient number of seats (him! CTP shopper insights).At-home mums or retired greys might only intend to sit down with a cup of coffee, but don’t have any budget in mind. You need to take full advantage of their mind-state and drive impulse to increase spend. Arrange your sweet pastries next to the coffee machine, as 30% of coffee customers are attracted by meal deals such as muffins, cakes and pastries (him! CTP shopper insights). Furthermore this is reflected across all sectors; from high street bakers to forecourt and café to convenience.Ensure your point of sale is visually stimulating and appealing. Great product shots of sausage rolls, Cornish pasties and mouth-watering Danish strategically located around the seating area will influence future purchase decisions.One cautionary note: make sure you send a member of staff out to tidy the seating area at least every 15 minutes as cleanliness ranks number two in terms of customer satisfactionlast_img read more

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, Trey Anastasio continued his brief solo band weekend run with a memorable outing in New York City’s Central Park, marking his first-ever show in the iconic urban oasis.The show was initially billed as a performance by the Trey Anastasio Trio, the stripped-down, throwback lineup of Trey, bassist Tony Markellis, and drummer Russ Lawton that was revived earlier this year when regular Trey Anastasio Band keyboardist Ray Paczkowski was sidelined after receiving emergency brain surgery. The Trey Anastasio Trio went on to complete Trey Anastasio Band’s scheduled spring tour while Ray was out of play, and they had so much fun doing it that they scheduled another couple Trio dates—Thursday in Charlottesville and last night in NYC, the only two 2018 TAT shows booked as TAT from the start—surrounding their headlining set at Levitate Music & Arts Festival tonight, originally booked as a Trey Anastasio Band show but later re-billed as the Trey Anastasio Trio.Well, as luck would have it, Ray Paczkowski, The Milkman himself, recovered from his surgery quicker than expected and was back in time to join the Trey Anastasio Trio for their entire performance in Charlottesville. The Central Park show followed suit, with the Trio performing as a quartet—the lineup often known as Classic TAB. For those keeping track, Levitate will be the 13th scheduled Trey Anastasio solo band show of 2018, and all but one of them (their slot at the multi-band “Concert for Island Relief” on January 6th) will have been played by a different lineup than was originally booked. But while Trey’s solo band lineup has gone through a number of unexpected changes this year, each iteration has played remarkably, highlighting the skillful fluidity of this outfit and its leader. It doesn’t matter who Trey brings along for his solo performances. Whether it’s TAB or TAT or Classic TAB or just a microphone and an acoustic guitar, Big Red puts on a hell of a show.The Central Park quartet performance started off the same way as Charlottesville with “Blaze On”. “Cayman Review” followed, with Trey humorously giving a nod to TAB’s Jennifer Hartswick, whose backing vocals and trumpet solo normally highlight the tune. “Everything’s Right” came next, and saw the band test the waters with some melodic rock improv. After a pause came “Heavy Things”, first performed by the original incarnation of the Trey/Tony/Russ trio (prior to its Phish debut) on 5/4/99. The tune suffered slightly from some sound issues for Trey and Ray. However, the brief hiccup allowed the crowd a moment to appreciate the rock-solid, unrelenting rhythmic foundation being laid down by Russ and Tony on “Heavy Things” (yes, you read that right) and throughout the night.The high point of set one followed with a fast-paced “Gotta Jibboo” featuring an extended stretch of funky improvisation highlighted by a big solo from the Milkman. “Party Time” followed, with Trey dedicating it to his Phish bandmate, “Mr. Jon Fishman,” and noting his excitement for their impending tour. After a “Miss You” breather, “Sand” brought the set to an emphatic close.The sunset began to paint the West Side sky with a marvelous pink-orange glow as the band returned for set two with “No Men In No Man’s Land”, which they took for an extended ride before segueing into “Ghost”. The Phish-heavy start to the second set continued with a wild rendition of “Camel Walk” injected with a shot of raw energy by this Classic TAB lineup. As the sunset over Central Park grew in intensity, the band began a tender “Dark and Down”, a strong, cool breeze sweeping across the concert field as Trey sang. “Soul Planet” came next, followed by a funky “Steam” jam. “Undermind” got the call next, followed by a thrilling set-closing rendition of “Push On Til’ The Day” that saw Trey build tension before unleashing a hair-raising solo.When Trey returned for the encore, he did so alone with an acoustic guitar, playing through solo renditions of “Waste”, “Strange Design”, and “More”. Between songs, he spoke about his mom, an NYC native who was in attendance at the show, and how thankful he was that she let him come to the city from New Jersey to take guitar lessons as a 14-year-old. As Trey noted, clearly amused, the building he in which he took his lessons was located on Central Park South—meaning he was literally looking at it from the stage across the park as he spoke, guitar in hand. “My head is exploding right now,” he joked, summing things up to his mother, “Thanks for letting me come to the city to take guitar lessons in 1978.”He also reminisced about fond memories of walking through the city in those days, jokingly “admitting” to his parents “I bought a fake ID” and adding “that’s the worst thing I’ve ever done” with a wink and a smile. Finally, Russ, Tony, and Ray rejoined the stage to close out the show with spirited runs through “Alaska” and “First Tube”.Trey could not hide his excitement throughout the evening. While he may have shown a couple signs of rust, you could hear him working out the kinks as the night went on. By the time he hit that “Push On Til’ The Day” solo, he seemed to be in mid-tour form—a fantastic place to start as the “main event,” Phish’s summer tour, approaches on July 17th. For a full list of upcoming Phish dates, head here.Below, you can watch a selection of fan-shot videos and check out a full gallery of photos from Trey Anastasio’s quartet performance at Central Park SummerStage below courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.“Ghost”[Video: LazyLightning55a]“Undermind”[Video:rdeal1999]“Waste” [Solo Acoustic][Video:rdeal1999] Setlist: Trey Anastasio Trio + Ray Paczkowski | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 7/6/18Set 1: Blaze On, Cayman Review, Everything’s Right, Heavy Things, Gotta Jibboo, Party Time, Miss You, SandSet 2: No Men In No Man’s Land, Ghost, Camel Walk, Dark and Down, Soul Planet, Steam, Undermind, Push On ‘Til the DayEncore: Waste [1], Strange Design[1], More[1], Alaska, First Tube[1] Solo AcousticTrey Anastasio Trio + Ray Paczkowski | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 7/6/18 | Photos: Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more