Brunei Navy Welcomes Thai Contingent

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Brunei Navy Welcomes Thai Contingent View post tag: Brunei Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Brunei Navy Welcomes Thai Contingent View post tag: Thai February 22, 2013 Three Royal Thailand Navy (RTN) ships arrived safely at the Royal Brunei Navy Muara Naval Base yesterday morning (February 21). The contingent is led by Rear Admiral Sucheep Whoungmaitree, Academic Dean of the Academic Branch Royal Thai Naval Academy.He is accompanied by the Commanding Officers of HTMS CHAO PHRAYA, HTMS BANG PAKONG and HTMS PATTANI. Present to receive the Rear Admiral and his delegation were Colonel (L) Pg Norazmi bin Pg Hj Muhammad, Deputy Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy and other senior officers. Rear Admiral Sucheep Whoungmaitree will be in the country from 21 February to 24 February 2013.As part of the visit, Rear Admiral Sucheep Whoungmaitree will be making Courtesy Calls to Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, and First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Abdul Halim bin Haji Mohd Hanifah, Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy. As part of their visit, the Academic Dean of the Royal Thai Naval Academy and officer cadets of the Royal Thailand Navy (RTN) will be making visits around Brunei Darussalam to places such as the Royal Regallia, Brunei Musuem and many more. A sports interaction has also been organised between the officer cadets of the Royal Thailan Navy (RTN) and officer cadets from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Officer Cadet School.This visit is aimed at continuing the long-established bilateral relations and also to explore areas of military cooperation between both countries.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 22, 2013; Image: Brunei MoD View post tag: Contingent View post tag: welcomes Share this articlelast_img read more

Candlelit asylum vigil

first_imgMore that 200 protesters took part in a candlelit vigil last Saturday in opposition to the proposal for a new asylum centre near Oxford. The complex is intended to house 750 asylum seekers and will be built on land between Arncott and Piddington. The High Court rejected an appeal against the construction of the centre in March. The vigil was organised by the Bicester Action group and was supported by the Conservative MP for Banbury, Tony Baldry, who has been a dedicated opponent of the plans. He claims, “The idea of fitting asylum seekers into the Oxford countryside is a crazy policy.” If it is built, the complex will become the temporary home of an estimated 400 single men, 50 single women and 300 family members, while they await a verdict on whether they can stay in the country permanently. Although the centre is theoretically self-sufficient, residents are free to leave and return as they please. This has led to apprehension among locals.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

BILOTTA, MARIA I. (nee: Montesano)

first_img82, of Bayonne, passed away on August 30 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ. Born in San Vito, Sullo Ionio (CZ), Italy, Maria lived in Bayonne for most of her life. She worked as a seamstress for many years at Marietta Dress Co. in Bayonne before retiring. Maria was a wife to the late Saverio, a mother to Vito and his wife Elizabeth and Saverio (Sam) and his wife Michele Elise. A grandmother to Gabrielle and Brianna Maria. A sister to Vitina Sestito of Italy and Rosa Spano of Australia, sister in law to Pina and Teresa of Italy and Maria of Australia, and a cousin to Vitina Piacente. Also surviving Maria are many nieces and nephews in the USA, Italy and Australia, and Waylon the wonder dog. Maria was predeceased also by her parents Saverio and Caterina (nee: Tassone) and her sister Catherine Doria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s memory to St. Vincent’s Church food pantry. Envelopes provided at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“Remember those heady days when the ultimate culinary treat was coming home from school and tucking into a tasty crisp sandwich?”the Asda marketing team share an insight into their formative years, while launching a crisp sandwich or Crispwich, if you will. The limited-edition snack, which retails at 60p, sees the supermarket’s marketeers square up to bitter rival Tesco, which itself has plumbed the depths of NPD with fish finger and lasagne sarnies”He might just be the greatest expert in the history of British television”Crikey! A baker finally takes centre stage among the sea of celeb chefs, as The Guardian dishes out unprecedented praise for baker Paul Hollywood, judge of BBC2’s The Great British Bake Off”The most important thing about cupcakes is this individualisation If you like pink, then you go for pink cupcakes, or you can put pictures on, or stars or whatever”Haleh Moravej, a senior lecturer in nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University, with an earth-shattering critique of the appeal of cupcakes to womenlast_img read more

BKD to pitch on Dragons’ Den this Sunday

first_imgChildren’s baking company BKD is to appear on Dragons’ Den this Sunday (24 September).Airing at 9pm, the episode will see founder Adelle Smith pitch to five dragons, including new investors Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani, in the hope of securing investment for her business.BKD, which specialises in children’s baking kits, was launched in May 2015 and the business has grown rapidly, with revenues of £151,000 in 2017 and over 30,000 units being sold. The kits are stocked in more than 160 stores across the UK and Ireland, including John Lewis, Lakeland and Moonpig.In 2016, Smith launched her first book, Baked, which contains more than 20 family focused recipes such as Oreo Easter Chick Pops and Minibeast Sugar Cookies.BKD isn’t the first bakery to appear on Dragons’ Den, although others, including Rule of Crumb, a gluten-free business, and Bad Brownie have had varying success.last_img read more

Honeybuns creates vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly bake

first_imgDorset-based bakery Honeybuns has introduced a vegan-friendly Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownie traybake to its portfolio.The traybake, described by the company as a “fun take on an American diner classic”, features a gooey peanut brownie base, drizzled with molten morello cherry jam and smooth peanut butter and topped with split peanuts. The Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownie traybake comes in a 1kg format, supplied uncut, three per case, or pre-cut into 16s.Once defrosted the ambient shelf life for the traybake is 16 days.The gluten-free bakery said it could be enjoyed equally as a cake or as a dessert, “warmed through and served with free-from cream or ice cream”.“With sales of free-from foods at an all-time high, Honeybuns’ growing range of plant-based, individually wrapped cake slices and traybakes are indulgent treats that just happen to be ‘free-from’,” said Emma Goss-Custard, company founder and owner.Honeybuns, an independent family-run business, supplies coffee shops, foodservice and wholesalers throughout the UK.Earlier this year, the company extended its vegan cake offering with three new variants, including Millionaire’s Slice, Dark Chocolate Brownie and Oaty Raspberry Bar.last_img read more

13 Days Of Phishmas 2017: Baker’s Dozen Night 1, The “Coconut” Show

first_imgThe band got the ball rolling on the first of 26 Baker’s Dozen sets with the Phish debut of “Shake Your Coconuts,” an obscure 2003 “call to party” by Danish pop duo Junior Senior. With the last notes of the opener still ringing, Page McConnell launched the vocal sample for “Martian Monster.” After all, this particular Garden crowd had been selected as the first astronauts to explore the planet Baker’s Dozen, with the Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House track making its second appearance of the summer after landing during Northerly Island night two. This particular Martian trip may have been short, but the band took visible pleasure in the irony of the lyrics as they embarked on the longest single run in their history.“Shake Your Coconuts”Next up was a slow-boiling “Timber (Jerry),” whose impending visit was foreshadowed with heavy teases during the not-so-simple “Simple” from Chicago. The Phish rode that Arkansas mule for 8+ minutes of focused type-1 improv, culminating in an anthemic build toward the first of night 1’s many grandiose peaks. A straightforward “555” came next, with some amusing antics coming at the song’s end, as Trey Anastasio cheekily asked the crowd “are we tired yet?” The audience roar that erupted in response answered Trey’s inquiry emphatically. Hell no, Trey. Hell no. After a long pause, the band counted into their next tune, but after a few drum beats, the “song” was abruptly cut short, with Trey introducing “Mr. Jon Fishman” behind the kit. Fishman responded to the mulligan in kind, joking “that might be our greatest composition yet.”Sunny TAB ditty “Pigtail” followed, just its fourth appearance in the Phish setting–and its fourth successively better rendition. “Pigtail” will end up being a great Phish tune. Mark it. “Halfway To The Moon” followed, and it seemed that many fans were halfway to the bathroom when, suddenly, “Halfway” launched into orbit, with Trey and Page flexing their musical muscles and Chris Kuroda showing off his spectacular new rig, which moves, spins, and generally blows last year’s LED screen setup out of the water. We’re way beyond “stage lighting” this year, as Kuroda’s new toys encompass the entire arena, making for a jaw-dropping, 360-degree spectacle. The whole damn room lights up this year, guys [early review of the rig: 5-out-of-5 gooogley-eye emojis].After an extended stop, the band kicked into the first classic Phish epic of the evening, “Reba.” After nailing the song’s complex composed parts, the band built out a typically high-flying jam, before skipping the tune’s whistling outro and opting instead for what was perhaps the evening’s most exciting song selection: David Bowie‘s “Moonage Daydream.” The first tune from last Halloween’s Ziggy Stardust costume set to appear since made an emphatic statement. Bobbing and weaving and shrugging off hits with the supreme confidence of a champion prize fighter, Trey lathered the “Moonage” jam with meaty guitar flourishes. For our purposes here, we can go ahead and call this tune Part 1-of-many in a forthcoming series entitled “Why You Really Just Have To Go To All The Shows.” A typically ripping “Walls Of The Cave” followed to close the set, leaving high expectations for what was to come.You can watch great crowd-shot footage of Phish’s “Moonage Daydream” cover from the Baker’s Dozen, courtesy of YouTube user LazyLightning55a:An opening night “Tweezer” was near the top of many fans’ “guess list” for night one, and the familiar opening riff of the Picture of Nectar favorite prompted an ecstatic reaction from the audience. This 16+ minute “Tweezer” excursion packed an entertaining punch, Kurodas arena-enveloping visuals once again adding some extra “wow” factor. The band built “Tweezer” into a calculated groove, with Trey flutters foaming up over the top before Page and Fishman pushed the jam into “bliss” territory and, subsequently, into a classic “Tweezer” peak. Finally, Fish took the reins once again, driving the band into “Seven Below” for the second improvisational excursion in as many songs to start set two. “Seven Below” reached some great, minimal, synth-led 80s grooves that evoked a Phil Collins-type sound (think “In The Air Tonight”) with Page absolutely blaring as the song built to another impressive climax. While far from all-time versions, both jams highlighted Phish’s intentions for the run to come: Each member of the band was trying things, taking risks, connecting in different ways, pushing each other. We may not be “there” just yet, but it’s clear the band is determined to make this unprecedented residency something truly special.“Tweezer”“Seven Below”A “Billy” breather came next, sucking some of the air out of a great set-opening pair of jams, before moving into “Sparkle,” which built to its cacophonous apex with a little more intent and purpose than your average “Sparkle,” if you’re into that kind of thing.With the third-quarter breathers out of the way, Phish launched into “Everything’s Right,” one of the strongest songs from a selection of early Summer 2017 debuts. The song once again got the improv treatment, with Mike Gordon serving as the locomotive and Trey milking his previously-established 80s arena rocker finesse to fantastic effect before guiding the band into a towering “Slave,” which may or may not have made this writer shed a few emotionally-gobsmacked tears, before a tight-and-funky “Suzy Greenberg” appeared to end the set. However, since these are no ordinary Phish shows, the band had one more surprise in store–the debut of an a cappella rendition/quasi-vocal jam on ubiquitous tropical chant “Coconut” (original by Harry Nilsson), which saw the clearly-amused foursome put the lime right into the coconut as they held back giddy smiles–almost like they know something we don’t know…That was when the big picture began to come into focus for all in attendance. Friday’s donut: Coconut creme. The opener: “Shake Your Coconuts.” The closer: “Coconut.” “Coconuts” in “Reba.” Starting to see a pattern? Just like that, the “Baker’s Dozen” mission was clear: 13 nights. 13 donuts. 13 special shows.The band returned for their encore with a rare “Mango Song,” which made a welcome appearance despite Trey’s usual struggles on the tune’s tricky guitar theme before ceding to a red-hot “Good Times, Bad Times,” in which Trey reminded everyone who’s boss, and restored whatever faith may have been lost during the “Mango” flubbery.It’s difficult to digest this show as a single, isolated performance. If this was a one-off–a lonely donut, if you will–it’s likely a lot more fans might feel like the show left something to be desired. But this show felt perfect as the start of something big. It’s the mo-fuckin’ Baker’s Dozen! There will be no repeats. There will be no prisoners. Twelve more nights to go!Hot Takes From Night 1:REPEAT WATCH: Zero so far, since it’s only night one. But considering all the new tunes, covers, rare covers, and more, it sure looks like we won’t see any.TODAY’S DONUT: Coconut (“Shake Your Coconuts,”, “Reba”, “Coconut”)WE TIRED YET?: Hell no.SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 1 | Madison Square Garden | New York City, NY | 7/21/17I: Shake Your Coconuts[1], Martian Monster, Timber Ho! > 555, Pigtail, Halfway to the Moon, Reba[2], Moonage Daydream, Walls of the CaveII: Tweezer > Seven Below > Billy Breathes > Sparkle, Everything’s Right > Slave to the Traffic Light, Suzy Greenberg, Coconut[1]E: The Mango Song, Good Times Bad Times[1] Phish debut.[2] No whistling[photo by Andrew Blackstein]We’ll see you back here tomorrow, as we continue to re-sample all the donuts on our way back to the Garden for New Year’s Run 2017-2018. For a complete list of pre-show plans and late-night after-parties, check out our guide here.13 Days of Phishmas 2017:Night 1 – “Coconut” – 7/21/17 Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 1 | Madison Square Garden | New York City, NY | 7/21/17 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein In just 13 days, Phish will make their triumphant return Madison Square Garden in New York City for their traditional 4-night New Year’s Run at the world’s most famous arena. Over the years, The Garden has become the de facto home court for the Phish from Vermont. To date, the band has played the storied midtown room 52 times–usually surrounding New Year’s Eve–and among those 52 are some of the more exciting and memorable shows they’ve ever played. In 2016, we counted down the days until New Year’s Run with “The 12 Days Of Phishmas,” a festive collection of our favorite Phish shows at the Garden over the years. But that list was made before the Baker’s Dozen, Phish’s unprecedented run of 13 straight shows at MSG over the course of 17 days featuring nightly donut flavors, surprise covers and bust-outs to cater the setlists to each evening’s respective donut “theme” and, oh yea, NO REPEATS, that ended with a “championship” banner being raised to The Garden’s rafters on a day officially designated as “Phish Day” by the Mayor of New York.Much of the excitement of the residency came from figuring out the game as it went along. By the thirteenth night, we were all experts on the Baker’s Dozen: We were making informed setlist guesses based on pastry flavors, hoarding our souvenir beer cups (anyone else have a cabinet full of those bad boys?), confidently debating the virtues of one concourse spicy chicken sandwich vs. the other. On the Monday morning following the run, we gushed about the impressive amount of material covered (230+ different songs) as we proudly surveyed the thoroughly baffling results of these 13 nights in NYC. But on Night 1, nobody knew much of anything. We didn’t know that the donut flavors held deeper meaning. We were skeptical of the band’s ability to play 13 shows with no repeats. We were totally unprepared.Our Official Guide To Phish New Year’s Pre- And Post-PartiesGoing back over the music of the Dozen is an extensive undertaking, and it’s been tough to know where to start in the months since, let alone how to rank these shows among the rest of Phish’s decorated history at MSG. So with the band’s historic summer at the Garden in the rearview and another four Phish MSG shows squarely in our sights, we’re celebrating this year’s Phishmas by reliving the magic of the Dozen one donut at a time, the same way it was originally tasted. By the time we’re done going back through the Baker’s Dozen spoils, it’ll be time to add four more shows to the list, rounding out 17 in ’17–the biggest and baddest year of MSG Phish we’ve ever seen. Merry Phishmas, kiddos…NIGHT 1: COCONUT7/21/17(Review by Andrew O’Brien)Shake your coconuts, coco boys and coco girls—this party’s just begun! The moment is now, the day is here, and Phish‘s “Baker’s Dozen” residency at Madison Square Garden in New York City is finally, officially, underway. Earlier in the day, the band announced via their socials that they would be distributing donuts–real, edible, actual donuts–to their MSG guests as they arrive each night, a new flavor for each of the 13 days. Friday’s flavor: Coconut. Why does the kind of snacks the band gave out pre-show matter to the music? Don’t worry, it’ll all make sense soon…center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Saint Mary’s robotics enthusiasts look to expand club, engage in passions

first_imgNuts, bolts and some interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is all that’s needed to join the Bellebots, Saint Mary’s College’s robotics club.Bellebots was founded last September, and the group has new goals they’d like to achieve in its second year, club president and sophomore Michelle Lester said.“Our goals this year are to actually compete,” Lester said. “We’ve been a club for a year at this point, … and we actually want to sign up for the VEX U competition and compete as a team.” Additionally, the group hopes to continue its outreach into the South Bend community and inspire children interested not only in robotics but also STEM fields more generally. Lester said the club’s vice president, junior Noreen Maloney, will support and assist her in this endeavor.“Last year, what we focused on was helping in the community with our community sponsored FIRST Tech Challenge team,” Maloney said. “We would like to continue helping support them with mentorship and guidance as young kids in the community who are interested in STEM. That’ll be another component we’ll be refining this year: bringing in more volunteers hopefully.”Because of the variety of goals the club has, there is no prior robotics experience needed to join the group, Lester said. She said the club unites like-minded individuals and can spark friendships.“There’s no robotics experience needed, and it’s a great way to meet people from across the street,” Lester said. “We have people that come over to Saint Mary’s from Notre Dame … to come to meetings and to be in the club, and they’re some of the most passionate people I’ve ever met about robotics.She said she hopes membership encourages more women to engage in STEM-related activities.“Also, if you’ve ever been interested in science, math, technology or engineering, it’s such a great way to get involved in that,” Lester said. “I think women are super underrepresented in that industry, so we need to get more women into STEM, and this is led by women and done by women.”Maloney said Bellebots teaches valuable lessons that can be useful to anyone, so she encourages students of all disciplines to join.“These are life skills that you learn in the club,” she said. “Not only do you have to have communication and teamwork, but also being able to know what certain tools are. You could end up being able to fix your own car and change your own brake pads in the future. If your fuse box goes out, you don’t have to necessarily call a professional.”Maloney said everyone has something to gain from learning more about robotics. “We’re teaching competent skills that are going to be applicable to all life skills, not just if you’re an engineering major,” she said. “It might be more applicable that way, but there’s still things that you’re going to learn that you’re going to use for the rest of your life if you join Bellebots.”The prospect of learning new skills that can be applicable in the future is what drew freshman Mary Lou Schwitzer to think about joining the club, she said.“I don’t think that I want to be doing robotics for my entire life,” she said. “I don’t know for sure what I’m going to be doing, but it is definitely my knowing about. Worse case scenario, I learn stuff that I can use later.”Tags: belle bots, Robotics, STEMlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Lea Salonga & Lin-Manuel Miranda Duet at Hamilton & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Salonga & Miranda Duet#Ham4Ham, the pre-show that takes place outside the gargantuan hit that is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, raised the bar once again on November 11. Lea Salonga stopped by the Richard Rodgers Theatre to duet with Miranda on “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. However, before they started, the Allegiance headliner and original Princess Jasmine had a surprise in store for the genius…Check out the video below! Maria Friedman to Follow Every RainbowBroadway alum Maria Friedman will be climbing every mountain as the Mother Abbess in the previously reported U.K. incarnation of The Sound of Music Live!. Director Coky Giedroyc has also tapped her sister, the comedian Mel Giedroyc, for the role of Frau Schmidt. They join Kara Tointon, Katherine Kelly, Julian Ovenden and more. Still no word yet on airdate, but it will be broadcast on ITV during the holiday season.Sneak Peek of Damon Albarn’s wonder.landBlur frontman and Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn has recently turned his hand to writing tuners and we finally have a first look at his latest, Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, with a book and lyrics by Dying for It playwright Moira Buffini and helmed by Rufus Norris, the production will play the U.K.’s National Theatre from November 23. Check out the footage below! Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Star Filescenter_img Related Shows Hamilton from $149.00last_img read more

Courts rejects bid to reopen a case closed by Bar lawyers

first_imgCourts rejects bid to reopen a case closed by Bar lawyers Courts rejects bid to reopen a case closed by Bar lawyers October 1, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img The Supreme Court will not order The Florida Bar to reopen a grievance case closed by a staff attorney for lack of evidence.In a September 5 opinion, the court said just as it normally lacks jurisdiction to oversee state attorneys on the handling of their cases, it also has little authority to impose itself in the handling of Bar grievances.The case involved an inmate who filed a grievance against the Fourth Circuit assistant state attorney who successfully prosecuted him. The inmate alleged prosecutorial misconduct, including that the assistant state attorney withheld requested police evidence and used perjured testimony.The Bar staff counsel assigned to the case, following Bar rules, found that if the charges were proven, it would constitute a rule violation and so opened a case file. But after taking with the prosecutor and the defense counsel, the staff counsel determine there was a lack of evidence to prove the charges and dismissed the grievance.The inmate, after failing to get the Bar to reconsider, then petitioned the Supreme Court, asking it to order the Bar to reopen the case.“As we explained over 40 years ago in In re Harper, 84 So. 2d 700, 702 (Fla. 1956), the purpose of an attorney disciplinary proceeding is the protection of the public, not vindication of private rights: ‘Disciplinary proceedings against attorneys are instituted in the public interest and to preserve the purity of the courts. No private rights except those of the accused attorney are involved,’” the court said in its unanimous per curiam opinion. “Accordingly, petitioner had no clear legal right to have the Bar proceed with disciplinary charges against the assistant state attorney and therefore is not entitled to the mandamus relief he seeks.”The court also noted the situation is analogous to a crime victim and the prosecutor assigned to handled that case. “[C]omplaining witnesses cannot demand that the prosecuting attorney file criminal charges,” the court said. The case is Terry v. The Florida Bar, case no. SC01-2179.last_img read more