UK: HMS Lancaster Helps Detecting Three Cannabis Plantations

first_imgThe Ship’s Company of HMS Lancaster have been praised by police for helping detect three cannabis plantations in the Caribbean resulting in the seizure of 204 plants.HMS Lancaster is currently deployed on patrol in the North Atlantic and Caribbean and was on a visit to the island of Anguilla when the drugs bust took place.At the request of the Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF), Lancaster’s Lynx helicopter took to the air with two island detectives onboard to scour the island for cannabis plantations. During their sortie three potential sites were identified, photographed and recorded.As soon as the helicopter touched down, a team of policemen from the RAPF raided the locations and, despite making no arrests, seized 204 cannabis plants. A spokesman for the RAPF said:“Members of the Royal Anguilla Police Force and a crew from HMS Lancaster carried out a Cannabis radication Operation in various parts of Anguilla namely North Hill, Cedar Village and Sandy Hill.“During this operation a total of 204 cannabis plants were seized.“This operation comprised of resources from HMS Lancaster’s aviation crew and officers of the RAPF who were airborne and officers who made up several ground teams. I would like to thank the crew of HMS Lancaster for their assistance and look forward to working with them again.”HMS Lancaster’s Lynx helicopter is piloted by Lt Chris Easterbrook. He said:“The island is covered in dense foliage but between the aircrew and the RAPF officers, we were able to spot three sites which we suspected of being cannabis plantations. Two sites were fairly modest in size but one was the largest I have seen since we have been in the Caribbean.“It was an absolute pleasure to work with the RAPF and incredibly satisfying to know that our cooperation furthered Anguilla’s efforts to eradicate cannabis.”HMS Lancaster is visiting British Overseas Territories as part of her regional defence engagement activities while on a six-month deployment in the Caribbean and North Atlantic. She will also provide reassurance and security to the islands at the start of the Caribbean hurricane season.This week the Type 23 frigate visits Puerto Rico to pick up a law enforcement detachment from the US Coast Guard in order to fully begin counter narcotic operations.HMS Lancaster’s Commanding Officer, Cdr Steve Moorhouse, said:“The Royal Navy’s primary role in the Caribbean is the security of the overseas territories, be that throughour presence in the region, our support following a natural disaster or in assisting regional law enforcement agencies.“This particular operation in concert with the Royal Anguilla Police Force is just one example amongst many of the Royal Navy supporting the territories in their policing efforts.“Counter drugs operations form a significant part of the Caribbean policing effort and I am delighted that Lancaster has been able to support Anguilla and demonstrate our commitment to protecting the interests of our overseas territories.”The Royal Anguilla Police Force has now destroyed the cannabis plants.[mappress]Press Release, July 18, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Cannabis View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval July 18, 2013 UK: HMS Lancaster Helps Detecting Three Cannabis Plantations View post tag: three View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: Detecting View post tag: helps View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Lancaster Helps Detecting Three Cannabis Plantations View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Plantations View post tag: Lancaster Share this articlelast_img read more

Joint statement of the Ministry of Tourism and Health to business partners of the Croatian tourism industry

first_imgThe announcement is important in the context of communication with foreign business partners who ask questions about security, as well as certain sensationalist media articles that further raise panic, and the whole situation around the coronavirus unfortunately results in stagnation and cancellations in booking. At the moment, we certainly do not need to panic, but prudence and adherence to the measures that are necessary, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ). Follow all the latest data and recommendations of the CNIPH HERE According to the joint statement, Croatia has a well-organized health care system, and the Cross Staff of the Ministry of Health has raised security measures due to the occurrence of isolated and imported cases of coronavirus. The relevant services are ready to take action to ensure the health safety of all citizens and tourists in Croatia. [HR] / Joint statement of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health to business partners of the Croatian tourism industry In a joint statement by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Croatia, Vilija Beroš, and the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gari Cappelli business partners of the Croatian tourism industry, it was pointed out that although the situation regarding the appearance and spread of coronavirus should be taken with caution, Croatia is still a safe tourist destination. It is important to note that the arrival of passengers in Croatia is not limited and tourist traffic can continue to run smoothly. Measures are taken only in certain cases, when there is a suspicion of the disease or contact with an infected person is established, or when a person arrives from areas that have been declared affected by the coronavirus epidemic. Read and download the full report of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health in the attachment (in Croatian and English). RELATED NEWS: Despite the high level of safety, we recommend all entities in the tourism and hospitality sector to comply with the general guidelines and recommendations of the World Health Organization. Also, it was pointed out that in the current part of the tourist year there are stable trends in tourist traffic compared to the same period last year and that stable demand from the most important emitting markets is expected for the rest of the year. “As always, all tourists are welcome in Croatia and we believe that they will feel welcome and safe in our country”Concludes in a joint statement. [ENG] / Joint statement of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health to business partners of the Croatian tourism industry CAPPELLI: THERE IS NO PLACE FOR PANIC, FOR NOW WE HAVE NO CANCELLATIONS FOR THE MAIN PART OF THE TOURIST SEASONlast_img read more

On “Jobs that Pay” Tour Stops, Governor Wolf Calls on Harrisburg Lawmakers to Pass Minimum Wage Legislation

first_img Government That Works,  Jobs That Pay,  Minimum Wage,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, as part of his “Jobs That Pay” initiative, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order that ensures employees under the governor’s jurisdiction will be paid no less than $10.15 an hour. Governor Tom Wolf is now calling upon Pennsylvania legislators to pass a minimum wage increase for all Pennsylvania workers. The increase would benefit more than 1.2 million Pennsylvania workers, many of whom are adults with families.“I am calling on the Pennsylvania House and Senate to pass legislation that increases the minimum wage in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “A minimum wage increase to $10.15 per hour supports local businesses, creates new jobs, and would boost state revenue by roughly $60 million annually.”In Delaware County, Governor Wolf visited MOM’s Organic Market, a locally owned and operated company founded in 1987. They sell 100% organic produce and pride themselves on carrying the area’s highest quality produce every day.In April 2014 MOM’s Organic Market raised their minimum wage, from $10.00 to $11.00 per hour.  Gordon Scoff, the general manager of the Bryn Mawr MOM’s, said that they viewed raising the minimum wage as an investment into their most valuable assets, their people.  Since they raised the minimum wage, they have seen increased productivity, increased employee retention, and an improved culture. Finally, Mom’s Organic Market is also as profitable as ever.Following his tour stop at MOM’s, Governor Wolf stopped at Trolley Car Diner on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. This deli and ice cream shoppe has been operating since 2000.“If the minimum wage is increased across the board, all restaurants in our area will be on the same level playing field,” said Ken Weinstein, the owner of Trolley Car Diner. “By doing so, no one will have an unfair competitive advantage. It will be a win-win because all employees will have more spending power. Small businesses will be able to compete, grow, and keep both employees and customers.”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 08, 2016center_img On “Jobs that Pay” Tour Stops, Governor Wolf Calls on Harrisburg Lawmakers to Pass Minimum Wage Legislationlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania’s Economy

first_imgGovernor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania’s Economy SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf joined the National Math and Science Initiative today at the state Capitol to recognize the impressive academic gains of several western Pennsylvania schools in the organization’s College Readiness Program, and he touted the state’s significant progress and investments in education to reverse years of cuts and prepare students with the skills for a rewarding career in the 21st century economy.“My administration is laser-focused on improving Pennsylvania’s public education system by providing Schools That Teach so our children can learn now and earn more with meaningful careers,” said Governor Wolf.  “With historic education funding and an emphasis on STEM training, we are transforming education into the best possible system to ensure our students are college and career ready and can build the best life for themselves as we strengthen our economy.”Over the past two and a half years, the Wolf Administration has made education the top priority from pre-kindergarten to college and career and technical education, including:Historic investments in education at all level with an increase of nearly $840 million, reversing the devastating cuts made to schools in the past that caused teacher layoffs, larger class sizes and program cuts.Enacted a fair funding formula that provides equitable, fair funding for all school districts.Increased the number of children able to attend Pre-K Counts and Head Start by 48 percent.Expanded enrollment in AP courses by 10 percent.Placed the high school graduation rate above the national average at more than 86 percent.Increased the number of career and technical education (CTE) students earning industry-recognized credentials by 33 percent and increased the number of credentials earned by students enrolled in CTE programs by 49 percent, since 2013-14.Reduced the length of the PSSA tests by 20 percent, condensed the exam timeframe from three weeks to two weeks and shifted it to later in the school year for students in grades three through eight.Emphasized the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in schools and communities. Advanced the state to third in the nation for the number of STEM ecosystems and four emerging ecosystems.Developing a skilled workforce with the 4th largest number of STEM graduates and ranking in the top 10 for STEM jobs.Building support to make computer science education available for all student by urging the state Board of Education to endorse rigorous K-12 computer science education standards in schools.Launched “It’s On Us PA” – the first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault in schools and on college campuses.Governor Wolf spoke at a news event where the National Math and Science Initiative announced the results of its College Readiness Program, which dramatically increases the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement math, science, and English exams, and expands access to traditionally under-represented students.The program is in 22 western Pennsylvania school districts and more than two dozen schools. All students achieving success in AP courses are three times more likely to graduate from college and African American and Hispanic students are four times more likely to graduate from college.Among the highlights in the NMSI’s College Readiness Program in Pennsylvania were Trinity Area High School  in the Trinity Area School District which had a 186 percent increase in qualifying math, science and English scores, ranking first among the more than 5,000 U.S. schools with at least 50 qualifying scores in the 2015-16 school year, and Kiski Area High School in the Kiski Area School District which had a 185 percent increase, making it second in the country among those same 5,000 schools.“Nationally, there is growing demand for educators to prepare students for a 21st Century workforce, and Pennsylvania is no different. We know that we must do everything we can to improve equity in education, and provide all students with the tools and skills they’ll need after graduation,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “This program helps students access the courses necessary for postsecondary success, and increases access to students who may be traditionally underserved.”The NMSI provides training, support and resources to schools in the College Readiness Program.center_img December 12, 2017last_img read more

Popular Brisbane suburb proves a hit with first homebuyers

first_imgThe spacious bedroom at 29 Station Avenue, Gaythorne.LJ Hooker’s Stanley Irwin said the traditionally older suburb of Gaythorne had become popular with a younger generation of buyers.“We’re seeing mainly owner-occupiers – first home buyers and second homeowners – looking to buy and renovate,” he said. According to the latest Corelogic data, the median house price in Gaythorne is $727,500. 29 Station Avenue, Gaythorne.First home buyers, look no further.Oozing character and charm, this 1930s Queenslander at 29 Station Ave has hit the market and ticks all the right boxes.Jane Stephenson bought the three-bedroom Gaythorne home with her brother five years ago and hasn’t looked back. 29 Station Avenue, Gaythorne.Mrs Stephenson and husband Greg, have loved living there but have just had their first child and decided it’s time to upsize.“If you look at what you get for Gaythorne, the bikeway is just behind us, also the train station, plus connections to all the waterways out near The Gap and the convenience to the city, you can’t go wrong,” she said. 29 Station Avenue, Gaythorne.The 38-year-old said she had the choice of buying a rundown house in a suburb closer to the CBD or getting a nice, ready-to-move-into home for a better price a few kilometres further out.“I think it’s good to get as close to the city as you can, but we were lucky to get so much for bang for our buck here,” she said“It was a great suburb to be able to get my first home in.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019center_img 29 Station Avenue, Gaythorne.The couple will miss this convenience but also many of the home’s features, including its ornate ceilings, open-plan living and dining, polished hardwood floors and private back deck.Perched on a 405sq m block, there is potential to raise or extend the house or simply keep it as is. The kitchen area at 29 Station Avenue, Gaythorne.last_img read more