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

Accelerating Delivery of IT Projects Driving Innovation

first_imgDriving innovation through modern applicationsIn addition to getting up and running quickly, driving innovation also means leveraging software and giving developers the tools they need to create modern applications. However, the challenge is how to modernize the application portfolio to include both cloud-native together with traditional applications?DTCP ships with VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 – which includes VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid integration with vSphere 7. You now have a single platform to drive this journey of innovation, with support for both modern, cloud-native applications as well as traditional, virtual machine-based instances. This enables you to reduce TCO and streamline operations by 47% compared to a similar public Cloud solution.²When it comes to purchasing, simplicity and flexibility rulesWhen it comes to consuming IT infrastructure, it’s about having the freedom of choice between CapEx and OpEx models to better align costs with business objectives and growth. This allows you to grow different parts of your business at varying rates.With subscription pricing, we made it simple to buy hybrid cloud environments—for as low as $70/node per day.³ We are now introducing the option of upfront (CapEx) purchase, in addition to subscription, for fixed configurations of select VxRail node and rack options. All delivered in as few as 14 days.The speed of your business is determined by your ability to build scalable infrastructure while keeping overhead costs low. With DTCP, you now have a platform that allows you to do both.¹ Applies to select fixed node configurations, contact your sales representative for details. Customer credit approval, site survey and configuration workbook must be completed before order is placed. Excludes orders over 24 nodes, VMware NSX configuration, vRealize (vRA, vRO) components, and some other features. Product availability, holidays and other factors may impact deployment time. US only.² IDC White Paper, sponsored by Dell EMC, Benefits of the Consistent Hybrid Cloud: A Total Cost of Ownership Analysis of the Dell Technologies Cloud, April 2019. Results based on U.S. costs of the Dell Technologies Cloud deploying common cloud environment workloads over a five-year period v. a leading native public cloud service provider. Actual results will vary.³ Based on a 3-year term with the minimum starting configuration (4 x 1M1s.small + 3 x 1G1s.sm) and an average monthly price of $2104 (USD). Pricing for DTCP with subscription may vary depending on the number and type of nodes in your configuration. For details on pricing, consult your account manager. Every year, the speed of business continues to increase. Companies must do whatever it takes to stay relevant, because the competition is always pushing harder, moving faster. If you can’t keep up and move quickly, your competitors surely will.We also live in an age of near-instant gratification, where people expect speed—across product and service delivery, support, and every other area they interact with. In the race to meet these expectations, standards haven risen overall, making speed even more crucial. No longer can it take months to get up and running, which significantly hurts your competitiveness.The industry’s fastest hybrid cloud deployment¹With the world speeding up, simply being fast isn’t enough. You must be faster than everyone else; accelerate until you’re first and keep going to stay there. To do so, you need to leverage IT to help innovate your business or be left in the dust. It doesn’t matter if you’re a media firm, a retail company, or a bank—it’s an easy calculation. Either you innovate, or your competitors will.To help our customers accelerate their IT projects, earlier this year we launched Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) with subscription pricing (offered via fixed configurations of select VxRail node and rack options). With the launch we also made our customers a promise. We’ll deliver and deploy a hybrid cloud in under 2 weeks, which includes standardized installation and configuration of HW/SW components.With the agility to get hybrid cloud environments up and running quickly, as well as rapidly scale, you can now innovate at a higher rate. last_img read more

NTSB : LIRR Train in Brooklyn Crash Traveled Double the Speed Limit

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Long Island Rail Road train that partially derailed Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, injuring more than 100 people, was traveling at a higher rate of speed than is permitted before it crashed, federal investigators said.The LIRR train pulled into Atlantic Terminal exceeding 10 mph, as opposed to the 5 mph speed limit, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman, Peter Knudson, said. Additionally, the train’s engineer, who has since been interviewed by investigators, said he only remembers directing the train as it approached Atlantic Terminal but nothing after. Investigators described him as “very cooperative,” Knudson said. The 50-year-old engineer is an MTA veteran of more than 15 years. He started his career with the agency in 1999 and became an engineer in 2000. The engineer, who the NTSB did not identify, spent the majority of his career working the overnight shift. He began his shift Wednesday “some time after midnight,” Knudson said. Investigators have not determined a cause of the crash, and the incident is still being scrutinized.Luckily, no one was killed.The six-car train, which originated from Far Rockaway and was carrying 430 passengers, was pulling into Atlantic Terminal at approximately 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. While entering the station, the engineer reduced the train’s speed to 15 mph and was traveling more than 10 mph at the time of impact. As a result, the train slammed into a bumper designed to prevent trains from traveling passed a certain point, causing the lead car and at least one axle to derail. The bumper block is able to withstand “low-speed impact” of just several miles per hour, investigators have determined. As the investigation continues, NTSB will endeavor to reach out to passengers for preliminary interviews. Meanwhile, the NTSB’s mechanics have concluded an exam of the train’s exterior, which allowed the MTA to begin removing the damaged train from the terminals. As of Thursday, four of its six cars had been removed. Officials said 103 passengers suffered mostly minor injuries.Embed from Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was at the scene shortly after the crash, said it was difficult to account for all the injured because many passengers did not wait around to seek medical attention.Cuomo said the investigation would focus on why the train failed to come to a complete stop as it entered the terminal.Additionally, officials said the train’s engineer, conductor and brakeman would all be interviewed.This was the second serious crash involving a LIRR train in nearly three months. In October, an eastbound LIRR train collided with a work train, injuring 29 people. No one was killed in that incident, either.last_img read more

UNWTO: Call for innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector

first_imgParticipants should be able to show how their ideas can help tourism in response to COVID-19. Ideas must also be tested and ready for expansion, with a business plan and potential to be implemented in several countries. Faced with an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to propose new solutions so that the tourism sector can recover from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Ideas that are ready to implement Call “Healing solutions” was launched in collaboration with the WHO and further enhances the joint response of the wider United Nations system to COVID-19. This global call calls on entrepreneurs and innovators to provide their ideas that can help the tourism sector to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and accelerate recovery efforts. The call is specifically aimed at finding ideas that could immediately make a difference: for destinations, for companies, and for public health efforts. The competition has started and entries close on April 10, 2020. Winners “Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge” they will be invited to present their ideas to representatives of more than 150 governments. They will also enjoy the UNWTO access network, which includes hundreds of startups and leading companies from across the tourism sector. “Tourism is the sector that has hit COVID-19 the hardest. Our response must be strong and united. We must also embrace innovation. I invite all entrepreneurs and innovators to ideas that have been developed and are ready to be implemented to share them with us. We especially want to hear ideas that will help communities recover from this crisis, economically and socially, as well as ideas that can contribute to the public health response, ”said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. With millions of jobs at risk because the pandemic is hitting tourism harder than any other sector, the United Nations specialized travel agency has incorporated innovation into its broader response to the pandemic. The UNWTO is working closely with the WHO to mitigate the impact and put tourism at the center of future recovery efforts, and to work closely with governments and the private sector to strengthen cooperation and international solidarity. Source and photo: Ulast_img read more

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

first_imgChicken Sausage GumboReminiscent of New Orleans, this gumbo recipe features okra and Cajun seasoning for a unique flavor. Full bodied and flavorful, the individual servings may be made as spicy as desired by having bottled hot sauce on the table. This is a great recipe for using up your leftover chicken.Nutrition facts * Calories355 * Total Fat (g)14 * Saturated Fat (g)2, * Cholesterol (mg)114, * Sodium (mg)487, * Carbohydrate (g)34, * Fiber (g)2, * Protein (g)22, * Calcium (DV%)12, * Iron (DV%)19, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup cooking oil1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)1/2 cup chopped green or red sweet pepper (1 small)1/2 cup sliced celery (I stalk)3 cloves garlic, minced1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning1 14-ounce can beef broth1 10-ounce package frozen cut okra* or cut green beans1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken8 ounces cooked smoked sausage links, sliced3 cups hot cooked long grain or brown rice Food & DiningLifestyle Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. by: – June 2, 2011 Directions:For roux, in a 3-quart heavy saucepan combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly for 8 to 10 minutes more or until the roux is dark reddish brown.Stir in onion, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in Cajun seasoning. Stir in broth and 3/4 cup water. Add okra. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in chicken and sausage; heat through. To serve, ladle gumbo into bowls with rice. If desired, top each serving with sliced green onion and pass bottled hot pepper sauce. Makes 6 main-dish servings.*Note: If you can’t find cut okra, buy whole. Thaw slightly and slice. Share Tweet 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more