first_img View post tag: Kenya View post tag: software Kenya, Seychelles Test New Software to Help Fight Piracy View post tag: fight View post tag: Help Back to overview,Home naval-today Kenya, Seychelles Test New Software to Help Fight Piracy View post tag: africa View post tag: piracy View post tag: Seychelles View post tag: New View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: europe View post tag: test View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic New software developed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is being tested in two maritime operational centres in Kenya and the Seychelles to help fight piracy and improve maritime security.The software provides a live picture of ship traffic activity, indicating current ship positions on a digital map. By combining data from a number of different vessel reporting and earth observation systems, it creates a single maritime picture of the entire western Indian Ocean.This region-wide picture complements the smaller scale coastal one used by individual countries, and can be used also to combat illegal fishing or immigration. The tool furthermore allows producing maps showing past piracy events or historic ship traffic density.Known as the Piracy, Maritime Awareness and Risks (PMAR) system, it is the result of a three-year study carried out by JRC researchers into technologies intended to build up maritime awareness for authorities in regions affected by piracy.The study was originally initiated following a request of the European Parliament. The first phase led to an invitation from the piracy-affected states for a continuation. This one year trial will help to improve the maritime surveillance capabilities in this area, taking into account existing infrastructures as well as considering the specific needs of the concerned countries and with their full collaboration.Maritime awareness and maritime security research are key pillars of the recently adopted EU Maritime Security Strategy (June 2014) which is a European response to threats and risks in the global maritime domain. The trial implementation of the PMAR system is financed through the 10th European Development Fund under the EU’s programme to promote regional maritime security (MASE) in eastern and southern Africa. It is managed by the Indian Ocean Commission, an international cooperation between the five island states Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros and Réunion.The project is aligned with the IMO’s (International Maritime Organization) Djibouti code of conduct concerning the repression of piracy, and complements other EU and international initiatives on capacity building in the region.[mappress mapid=”14399″]Press release, Image: European Commission, Joint Research Centre November 11, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgFebruary 20, 2016: Saturday Calls for service: 109Motor Vehicle Stops: 45  Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1  Property Checks: 43    Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 3 EMS callsWarrant, 800 block West Ave., one in custody, at 8:21amMotor vehicle accident, 34th St. & Bay Ave., at 2:21pmCDS, Route 52, at 4:13pmWarrant, 500 block West Ave., one in custody, at 5:20pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year. February 18, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 75Motor Vehicle Stops: 18 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0    Property Checks: 24       Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsAssault, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 2:40pmDomestic violence, 900 block Haven Ave., at 5:48pmShoplifting, 800 block West Ave., at 9:18pm Water Leaks 3 February 16, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 81Motor Vehicle Stops: 27     Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0     Property Checks: 23     Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 6 EMS calls February 17, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 63Motor Vehicle Stops: 13     Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 19      Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 7 EMS callsWater Leaks 5 Motor vehicle accident, 1000 block Asbury Ave., at 3:04pm Water Leaks 3 Warrant, 100 block 9th St.,, one in custody, at 8:21pm February 19, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 92Motor Vehicle Stops: 36  Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2  Property Checks: 34   Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 6 EMS calls February 14 – 20, 2016         Calls for Service: 568          Daily Average: 81 February 14, 2016: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 75Motor Vehicle Stops: 20     Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2    Property Checks: 28      Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 10 Fire and 7 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 400 block Central Ave., at 10:14amMotor vehicle accident, 4th St. & Wesley Ave., at 2:39pmTheft, 1500 block Boardwalk, at 9:38pmWater Leaks 4February 15, 2016: Monday Motor Vehicle Stops: 21   Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 29      Alarms: 1Calls for service: 72The Police Department assisted with 8 Fire and 3 EMS callsWarrant, 1100 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 1:16pm Burglary, 1000 block Asbury Ave., at :50am Domestic violence, 200 block Battersea Rd., at 9:51pm CDS, 3000 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 9:00pm City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Motor vehicle accident, 2nd St. & Asbury Ave., at 3:18pm Please remember that during the winter months all outside water should be shut off and drained. Also your interior heat should be set at a temperature that will keep your pipes from freezing.last_img read more

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first_imgRobert Levin, the inaugural Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of the Humanities at the Department of Music at Harvard, will retire from the University in 2014. As a tribute to Levin, the Music Department will honor him with a concert in Sanders Theatre on Wednesday March 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. Internationally renowned pianist Levin will perform pieces that he commissioned, premiered, or have been commissioned for him. These include Bernard Rands’ 12 Preludes, John Harbison’s Piano Sonata No. 2, Hans Peter Türk’s Träume, and Straccio vecchio and Sauce 180 by Yehudi Wyner. Knowing Levin’s skill with improvisation, there may some surprises as well.Levin recently reflected on coming to Harvard, Music 180, musical truth, and the practice of performance.“I hope in my tenure at Harvard I have persuaded students that one derives joy from passionate advocacy of what is truly serious. A composer puts a mirror to the audience and asks us to recognize ourselves. It’s the same as with great plays. Music is no less serious just because it is composed of tones, not words. One reads music just as deeply inside.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_imgThe first preview of Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other has been canceled on May 21 due to a cast member falling ill during technical rehearsals. Previews off-Broadway will now begin on May 22. Lindsay Mendez and Gideon Glick are among the cast featured in the world premiere. Directed by Trip Cullman, the Roundabout production will officially open on June 18 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.Significant Other explores the ups and downs (mostly downs) of singledom in the city. Jordan Berman (Glick) would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself.The cast also includes Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Carra Patterson and Luke Smith. Significant Other is scheduled to run through August 16.Broadway.com customers with tickets to the canceled performance will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Significant Other View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 23, 2017last_img read more

first_imgBy Michael RupuredUniversity of GeorgiaAmerican children get almost $15 billion a year in allowances,gifts and wages. How they spend or save that money depends onwhat they’ve been taught.Financial management is seldom taught in schools, so the job liesin the hands of parents. And when it comes to money, childrenoften learn more from what parents do than what they say.The first step is to be a good example. Save regularly, shopwisely and plan spending to meet family goals. When children shopwith you, encourage them to help you compare similar products.Talk about which one is the best buy for your family and why.When to startBy age 3, children are old enough to notice that the shiny coinsthat so fascinate them can be swapped for things they want andneed.As young as age 6, children can be taught to save. Before theyleave the nest, teach them how to save, spend and borrow wisely.Teach them how to budget, use bank accounts, buy insurance andinvest for retirement.No matter what age, help your child develop a savings habit. Mostadults are either spenders or savers, and savers are far lesslikely to have money problems than spenders. Matching yourchild’s saving with your own contribution is a good way toencourage the savings habit.Incentive to saveFor example, if your daughter wants a new doll, post a picture ofthe doll in her room along with the price. Attach an envelope forthe money she saves. For every dollar she saves, you add 50 centsor some other amount you can comfortably afford. When there’senough money in the envelope, then allow her to buy the doll.This example is based on the assumption that your child gets anallowance. An allowance lets children share in the family’sfinancial resources and teaches money management skills.Teach your child to save at least 10 percent of her allowance.The earlier saving becomes a habit, the easier it is to stick toit as an adult.A keyHelp your child develop a simple plan for spending. Start with agoal, something your child wants to do or buy. Determine thedollar amount of the goal and the time required to reach it.It’s best to start beginners and young children with a goal theycan easily reach in a few weeks or a month. Be sure to include inthe spending plan other expenses the allowance should cover.Next, open a savings account in your child’s name. Talk with yourchild about how interest accumulates and what happens if money iswithdrawn.Not just the kidsMake saving a family project. Set a goal for something the wholefamily will enjoy, like a family trip.To reach your goal faster, choose one thing you spend money onevery week that you could do without. Tell the family what you’llgive up and how much you’ll save every week.Ask each family member to set their own savings goal for thetrip. Help them to look for a weekly expense they can eliminateto help meet the family goal.Starting early to teach your children to become good moneymanagers can prevent you from having to bail them out of afinancial mess later in life.(Michael Rupured is an Extension Service financial managementspecialist with the University of Georgia College of Family andConsumer Sciences.)last_img read more

first_imgBy U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs July 28, 2016 Panamax, an annual U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored multinational exercise focused on ensuring the security of the Panama Canal and the surrounding region, kicks off Friday (July 29) at multiple U.S. military bases and in Santiago, Chile. This year’s exercise includes significant firsts: each of the land, sea, and air commands will be led by Chile, Peru and Colombia, respectively. In addition, while Brazil will serve as the Overall Deputy Commander of the Multinational Force, Colombia will lead the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command (CFSOCC), that will be based out of Homestead Air Reserve Base in Homestead, Florida. SOUTHCOM and Marine Corps Forces South personnel based at SOUTHCOM, as well as personnel at Army Southern Command at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas; Naval Forces Southern Command at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida; and Air Forces Southern Command at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, are among the U.S. participants taking part in the exercise. Nineteen nations will join the United States during the seven-day exercise and will use simulations to command and control multinational notional sea, air, cyber and land forces defending the vital water way and surrounding areas against threats from violent extremism and to provide for humanitarian relief, as necessary. “We’ll test our collective ability to defend our region’s most vital strategic asset—the newly expanded Panama Canal,” said Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander. “The most significant aspect about this year’s Panamax is not its size, focus, or longevity. It’s that for the first time ever, all of the multinational component commands will be led by our capable partners of Chile, Colombia, and Peru, with Brazil serving as the Overall Deputy Multinational Force Commander,” Adm. Tidd added. Nations scheduled to participate this year include: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States. Panamax has evolved over the years and now includes training for many of the 21st-century threats encountered in today’s land, sea, air and cyber environments. The exercise aims to increase the ability of nations to work together, enable assembled forces to organize as a multination task force and test their responsiveness in combined operations. The Panama Canal is considered one of the most strategically and economically crucial pieces of infrastructure in the world. Six percent of the world’s trade travels through the canal every year, accounting for roughly 400 million tons of goods. It is crucial to the free flow of trade worldwide, officials noted, and the region’s economic stability is largely dependent on the safe transport of several million tons of cargo through the canal each year. U.S. Southern Command is one of the nation’s six geographically focused unified commands with responsibility for U.S. military operations in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Pittsburgh-based jam band Rusted Root is slated to play their fourth show ever at The Paramount in Huntington on Dec. 27—earning them the distinction of most performances by a single act at the Huntington venue.The band, best known for their upbeat, catchy hit single “Send Me On My Way,” also just happened to be the first ever band to play at the venue during their soft opening in August 2012 that preceded the official first big show starring Elvis Costello.“We’re always trying to push the boundaries a little bit—in the way that we create music—but also the type of music that we’re playing and the different sounds we’re bringing to it,” Michael Glabicki, the band’s lead singer, founding member and songwriter, told The Aquarian Weekly. The band initially gained notice with their independently released album, Cruel Sun, in 1992. Their unique sound, a fusion of world, rock, and acoustic music, secured the band a spot on music-lover’s album shelves worldwide. The band’s major-label debut album, When I Woke, gave them their best-known single, “Send Me On My Way.” The song has been enjoyed internationally, due to its popularity in various films and television shows, including Ice Age, Matilda, and New Girl, as well as Enterprise Rent-a-Car commercials.The band has continued to generate exceptional albums and extended plays for decades. Well-regarded within the music industry, Rusted Root have toured with renowned artists such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.Their music has origins in traditional African, Latin American, and Native American sounds, but is never tied down to a specific genre. Choosing to not allowing past music choices pigeonhole them to one singular style, and always being willing to explore new territory, Rusted Root consistently produces music that is both exciting and different.Rusted Root never followed common expectations after their band went mainstream. Instead, they continued experimenting with music in ways that other bands in the spotlight simply weren’t. Their music draws inspiration from all over the world, and is endlessly uplifting.Band members prides themselves on fan interaction. They often communicate back and forth with devotees on Twitter and give free music downloads to their Facebook fans. Their upcoming, yet-to-be-titled album was partially funded through an Indiegogo campaign, using fans’ donations to write and create new music, with donators receiving perks as unbelievable as private concerts.It is nearly impossible to leave a Rusted Root show in anything but a good mood. The band’s concerts are a fun time for both fans that have followed them from their origins 25 years ago, to younger fans who are invited onstage to sing along.The band’s musical prowess, versatility and incredible stage presence will be on full display Saturday, Dec. 27th at The Paramount in Huntington, as will their infamous good vibes. Additionally, any participants in the 3rd Annual Paramount Holiday Blood Drive 2-8 p.m. on Dec. 23 will receive a free ticket to the show.The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$40 8 p.m. Dec. 27.last_img read more

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first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 23 Oct 2019 2:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Unai Emery explains why he’s held back Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney & Rob Holding Kieran Tierney is still waiting to make his Premier League debut following his summer transfer from Celtic (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery insists he intends to utilise all of his defenders in a bid to patch up his leaky rearguard and will not rely on Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin to provide an instant fix.Arsenal surrendered the opportunity to move back into third place on Monday following a limp 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United. The Gunners failed to produce a telling response to Lys Mousset’s 30th minute goal, plundered from inside the six-yard box, after Emery’s side failed to defend a corner.Having impressed in the cup competitions this season, many Arsenal fans expected Tierney to make his Premier League debut at Bramall Lane but the summer signing from Celtic remained on the bench with Sead Kolasinac maintaining his place.AdvertisementAdvertisementRob Holding was another unused substitute, while Hector Bellerin failed to make the matchday squad altogether.ADVERTISEMENTAsked whether his best defenders have been left out of his Premier League starting XI, Emery said: ‘We are improving defensively. We’re receiving less goals. Rob Holding was an unused substitute against Sheffield United on Monday (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t want to achieve the best defensive solution with one group of players… It’s for all the players.’The pressure on Emery is intensifying with an inconsistent start to the season following on from last term’s capitulation which culminated in a 4-1 defeat against Chelsea in the Europa League final.Club legends Alan Smith and Paul Merson have accused Emery of failing to make any discernible improvements on the team which finished sixth under Arsene Wenger during his final season at the Emirates.Asked if his current team were better than Wenger’s class of 2018, Emery replied: ‘In my career it’s normal to have difficult moments and criticism for our work and my job. We are in one point of view. The supporters point of view and their opinion, we need to accept that.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We need to think how we can, little by little, progress and achieve our targets. Immediately that’s to win. Really we are at the beginning. In this competition we won two matches and played very well.‘We lost a very big opportunity in the Premier League to finish third in the table. We are five and have chances on Sunday. We have to get better but it’s one process.‘Our strategy is – when I was watching in my office – we changed 10 players. 40 per cent more or less. We are using new players, above all also some young players to give them chances more quickly.‘The most important is the club and team. Our objective is clear on where we want to get. I am very confident in the players, in our job, in our work, in the club strategy and in our way.’Will Unai Emery be Arsenal manager at the start of next season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal legend Alan Smith explains how Frank Lampard is making life tougher for Unai EmeryMORE: Arsenal issue Reiss Nelson injury update ahead of Europa League clash against Vitoria Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more