India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: Exercise View post tag: India View post tag: Malabar View post tag: 2014 India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014 View post tag: Engage Authorities View post tag: asiacenter_img View post tag: News by topic July 24, 2014 View post tag: Japan Naval forces from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2014, July 24 – 30. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore in Sasebo, Japan, training will include subject matter expert and professional exchanges on carrier strike group operations; maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations; anti-piracy operations; and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations.The at-sea portions will be conducted in the waters south of Japan. They are designed to advance participating nations mil-to-mil coordination and capacity to plan and execute tactical operations in a multi-national environment.Events planned during the at-sea portions include liaison officer professional exchanges and embarks; communications exercises; search and rescue exercises; helicopter evolutions; underway replenishments; gunnery exercises; VBSS; and anti-submarine warfare exercises.Three Indian Navy vessels, INS Ranvijay, INS Shivalik and INS Shakti, have entered Port Sasebo, Japan on 23 July 2014 for the exercise.Two destroyers along with a P3C Orion and a sea-plane (US-2) are participating from the Japanese Navy. From the US Navy one submarine (SSN), two destroyers, one tanker along with one MR aircraft would be participating. One US Carrier Strike group (CSG) is likely to join for the sea phase of the exercise.Malabar is a yearly exercise between the Indian and U.S. navy and has been going on since 1992 and has featured the Japanese Navy on three separate occasions. Malabar 2014 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises conducted to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues.[mappress]Press Release, July 24, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014 last_img read more

Oxford grads crack ‘impossible’ code over dinner

first_imgTwo Oxford graduate students solved a so-called “impossible” puzzle – while enjoying their dinner at a popular Oxford eatery.Freshly refurbished Japanese chain-restaurant Wagamama challenged customers to solve a complicated cipher written on its window, in honour of Albert Einstein’s birthday last month.Oxford students Klaudia Krawiecka and Vojtech Havlicek solved it in one night over some teriyaki chicken.The puzzle required the students to decode a sequence of numbers into letters of the alphabet, then into three words related to Wagamama.Krawiecka, a first-year graduate studying cybersecurity at Keble, told the Oxford Mail: “We were having dinner at Wagamama when we found out about the competition.“We had some spare time while waiting for the food and decided to give it a shot as we both enjoy solving puzzles.”Kraweicka and Havlicek, who is pursuing a DPhil in quantum computing at Keble, were undaunted, with Havlicek saying that solving puzzles is the pair’s “daily bread.”“We solve riddles on a daily basis in both personal and professional lives.”First, they employed frequency analysis, an information security technique involving analyzing how often certain letters or numbers crop up in a cipher.Krawiecka told Cherwell they “initially assumed that the most popular numbers in the sequence would denote the most common letters in the English alphabet.”This led to a dead end, however, as the sequence was too short to apply the technique.However, they then decided to break down the numbers into their constituent prime numbers. After that move, they noticed that each of the numbers in the puzzle was made up of a distinct set of prime numbers, prompting them to translate them into binary.From there, they went to the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) table, a standardized table for encoding information, and checked which binary numbers corresponded to which letters.The puzzle’s answer was ‘Wagamama Ramen Teppanyaki’.Wagamama rewarded the pair’s efforts with a £500 voucher to its restaurants. Havlicek said: “We will be well fed for a while!”last_img read more

September Revenues Significantly Higher Than Expected

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare September Revenues Significantly Higher Than ExpectedOctober 21, 2019, Posted by Janet WilliamsBy Brynna SentelTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Budget Agency has reported that in September the state took in $1.7 billion, or an increase of 6.3% year-over-year.Collections from sales and use, individual income and corporate taxes plus other revenue sources such as insurance and interest propelled the general fund above estimates. The revenues are also higher compared to the prior month and year-over-year, the agency reported.General fund revenue is $91.1 million, or 5.6%, higher than estimated in the April 17 revised revenue forecast.The year-to-date general fund collections totaled $3.9 billion, which is $151.7 million or 4% above the revised revenue forecast, and $113.2 million, or 2.9% above collections through the same period in the prior fiscal year.The agency reported that September is a high revenue activity month but most revenue collections are projected to come in between the months of December and June.Although revenue from gasoline tax came in slightly below estimates, sales tax collections totaled $710.6 million, which is $33.9 million or 5% above the forecast and $52.7 million, or 8%, more than September last year.Sales tax collections year-to-date totaled about $2.1 billion, which is $55.3 million or 2.7% above the estimate, and $81 million, or 4.1% above collections through the same period in the prior fiscal year.Individual income tax revenue totaled $683.7 million, which is $40.7 million, 6.3% above estimated, and $55.2 million, or 8.8% higher than this time last year.Year-to-date individual tax collections totaled $1.4 billion, which is $52.9 million or 3.8% above the estimate and $8.5 million, or 0.6% above collections through the same period in the prior fiscal year.Corporate tax collections totaled $186.8 million. Although this was $17.2 million or 8.4% below revenue in September 2018, it was still $0.9 million, or 0.5% above the estimate.Year-to-date corporate tax collections totaled $196.7 million, which is $24.1 million or 1% above the estimate and $15 million, or 8.3% above collections through the same period in the prior fiscal year.Brynna Sentel is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & Emaillast_img read more

The Winner of the Free Beach House is……

first_imgTeresa Maute-Carr of Quakertown, PACongratulations to Teresa!  She will be enjoying her week’s stay in Ocean City, NJ the week of June 25 thru July 2nd along with her husband, Zachary, and their son David.On behalf of the OCNJDaily, we would like to thank the near 30,000 contestants who entered the contest and our sponsors who helped support this amazing vacation!!!Stay tuned to the for more contests in the near future.last_img

Policy paper: DHSC and NHS Resolution framework agreement

first_imgThe documents outline out how the department and NHS Resolution will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.last_img

Right to Life looks to expand campus activities

first_imgANNMARIE SOLLER | The Observer Members of Right to Life gather on campus for the March for Life rally last January after canceling its annual trip to Washington, D.C. for the national event due to weather. The group hopes to attend this year’s rally, as well as put on a number of other events.The leadership of Notre Dame Right to Life — which, with over a thousand members, is one of the largest campus organizations— is hard at work spreading the club’s mission throughout the community, recruiting new members and planning new events to be held throughout the year.Senior president Aly Cox said the club’s primary goal for the year is to educate community members about what constitutes being pro-life, starting with a series of panel discussions about pro-life values.“This year, our largest goal for Right to Life is to really concretely teach our club members, primarily, but also all of wider campus, what it really means to be pro-life and all the issues that go alongside that,” she said.Cox said the club will also continue its  “You Are Loved” campaign, an event Cox started last year that brought various organizations such as GreeND and Junior Class Council together through mutual interest.“It was a week-long campaign of working with other clubs who do some sort of work involving human dignity. We were highlighting the work they do to the rest of campus and showing each other that we share a common mission of upholding human dignity,” she said. “It was a really wonderful way to engage with people on campus. We kind of looked at [the fact that] all Notre Dame students are passionate about something, and I think that a lot of us have similar motivations of wanting to care for people who are marginalized, or suffering, or who have a condition or somehow don’t fit into the normal mold.”While students might immediately associate the club with its anti-abortion stance, it is hoping to attract more students at the upcoming Activities Fair who might be pro-life in broader ways, such as those who care about immigration, education or abolishment of the death penalty, Cox said.“We want to make sure all the materials we present really show what our whole club is about [so that] people don’t just come up to sign up for the March for Life and call it a day, because we really want more involvement in our club on a week-to-week basis,” Cox said. “So we’re trying to reorient some of our materials for the Activities Fair and especially our opening meeting at the beginning of the [year] to be more representative of what we stand for.”The club keeps anyone who wants to be an active participant involved through smaller commissions that give students “creative influence” over events on and off campus, Cox said.“We have our [executive] board that does a lot of the big-picture planning, and then we have 19 commissions that run individual projects year-round,” she said. “Instead of a small group of people controlling all the events, we give a lot of creative power over to the commissioners. … I think that most of our members fit into one of these commissions really well, or they’ll pick one or two that they’re really passionate about and they can really jump into one issue or one project.”Cox said anyone who feels strongly about any aspect of human dignity is welcome to collaborate with Right to Life in various ways.“We really want to show campus that we’re a welcoming community,” she said. “… We’re competent in our beliefs, we’re open to hearing new ideas and we want to collaborate with other people. Even if we don’t share all of the same opinions, we want to collaborate with you on where we do stand together.”Tags: Aly Cox, March for Life, Pro-life, Right to Life, YOU ARE LOVEDlast_img read more

The 2020-2021 Race & Event Guide

first_imgWhen: Friday, Aug. 13 – Saturday, Aug. 14Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, N.C.Grab your sneakers and hit the trails to compete in the River Jam Run: Virtual Edition. Starting at midnight on the second Thursday of each month, runners will have the remainder of the month to compete for the top spot in either the 5K or 10K division. Summer Fitness Challenge When: Saturday, Aug. 8 – Sunday, Aug. 9Where: Sugar Mountain, N.C.Race #4 and NC Downhill MTB State Championships — The Downhill Southeast is the regions premier downhill mountain bike race series. Join in on the action as racers from around the US do battle on Sugar’s classic downhill track. When: August & SeptemberWhere: U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, N.C.Enjoy a guided flatwater paddle on the Catawba River followed by a unique dining experience in the outdoors. Fit Farmer 12K Trail Run High Knob Hellbender 10K When: Saturday, Aug. 8Where: Flag Rock Area Trails System, Norton, Va.Get Outside in Norton, Virginia for the third annual Fit Farmer 12K Trail Run in Flag Rock Recreation Area! Explore Flag Rock Area Trails, located on the lower slopes of Southwest Virginia’s High Knob, the highest point in the Cumberland The Alleghany Gran Fondo  When: Sunday, Sept. 20Where: High Knob, Norton, Va.The inaugural Mountain Fork Half Marathon is a 13.6-mile race that starts and finishes at the High Knob Observation Tower in Wise County. The race loops through the scenic Mountain Fork watershed, primarily on gravel Forest Service roads, before finishing back at the High Knob Observation Tower, which stands atop the highest poin (4,200 feet) t in the Cumberland Mountains and is located on the Jefferson National Forest’s Clinch Ranger District. Five states can be seen from the tower’s platform, including a 360-degree view of peaks as far away as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and West Virginia. All race proceeds benefit ongoing trail development and maintenance on the Flag Rock Area Trails system in the City of Norton’s Flag Rock Recreation Area and on High Knob. River Jam Run: Virtual Edition  Downhill Southeast Series The Deep Hollow Half Marathon & 5k When: August 1 – Wed September 30, 2020Where: VirtualTake the challenge to ride, run, swim, paddle, or walk a hundred miles. You’ll be joining hundreds of other people as they commit to get moving in the great outdoors.Not only will you get the accomplishment of committing to Thrive Outside, but you’ll also get a great face cover with our cool Blue Ridge sunset graphics on it! Join in the fun, drop your photos into the #OutsideWeThrive Instagram contest and get a chance to win some Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine subscriptions or cool swag! Paddle to Table When: Saturday May 22, 2021Where: Alleghany County, Va.Visit the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia to ride in one of the most scenic Gran Fondo’s on the east coast! The event rightfully exemplifies it’s name “Agony in the Alleghanies” with our Gran Fondo course reaching nearly 10,000 feet of climbing! The Red Bud Ride When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14Where: Kelsey-Hutchison Park, Highlands N.C.The 5th annual Highlands Food & Wine Festival is a special two-day, open-air event at Kelsey Hutchinson Park on Nov. 13-14. Enjoy live music combined with world-class food from local and visiting chefs, fine wine and spirits seminars and specialty dinners. Oktoberfest Mountain Fork Half Marathon When: Saturday, Oct. 10Where: Lynchburg, Va.The Deep Hollow Half Marathon & 5K is the premier trail race in the Liberty Mountain Trail Series. The Half Marathon is a beautiful wooded course comprised of primarily single track trail intermixed with some forest roads. 2020 is the year we reimagined what it meant to come together. Mark your calendars for these in-person and virtual races, events, and festivals from across the region. Please check the event websites for any health and safety updates prior to the date of the event.  When: Sunday, Oct. 25Where: Chantilly Farm & Campground, Floyd, Va.A challenging ride on rugged hills and scenic woodland paths. There are four different route lengths, from mild to wild, in Floyd and Patrick County! Choose one to test your strength and skill. Benefits Plenty! Food Bank and Farm. When: Saturday, Oct. 10Where: London, Ky.London, the cycling capital of Kentucky® is home to The Redbud Ride where you will experience and boast about the most scenic and challenging routes you’ll find anywhere in the country. Offering four different routes, this ride is a must-do for all cycling enthusiasts! When: Saturday, Oct. 3Where: Norton Event Center, Norton, Va.Climb to the highest point in the Cumberland Mountains. This challenging 6.2-mile road race boasts more than a 2,000-foot elevation gain as it climbs from downtown Norton in far Southwest Virginia to the 4,200-foot High Knob summit in the Jefferson National Forest. The seventh annual climb will be held October 3, 2020. Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon Highlands Food & Wine Festival  Tour de Dirt When: Saturday, Oct. 10 – Sunday, Oct. 11Where: Sugar Mountain, N.C.Enjoy the two-day Oktoberfest from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the North Carolina Mountains. The festival features live Bavarian music by the Harbour Towne Fest band and Avery Co. Cloggers. The Bike Park will be open as well. When: Saturday June 5, 2021Where: Alleghany County, Va.The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is a certified Boston Marathon qualifying race that also includes a Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. The event takes place on the Jackson River Scenic Trail, a beautiful, predominately flat trail composed of smooth crushed gravel that runs adjacent to the scenic Jackson River! jacksonrivermarathon.comlast_img read more

New executive director named at Binghamton Philharmonic

first_imgBinghamton Philharmonic Orchestra President Daniel Norton says Cienniwa has the “experience and expertise” needed for the position and to make a more “vibrant” Binghamton. Cienniwa replaces Andrea Casey, who served as the interim executive director. Cienniwa holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from from Yale University and served as the Director of Musical Ministries at St. Paul’s in Florida. The professional symphony orchestra named Paul Cienniwa to take over the position effective April 16. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Philharmonic has appointed a new executive director.last_img read more

CWC hangs up on UK £800m outsource deal

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Pension funds spend less than five hours a quarter on investments – survey

first_imgHowever, interest in fiduciary management was largely dependant on the size of a fund’s portfolio, the survey found.It also found that those managing more than £1bn in assets were more inclined to delegate responsibility for only part of their portfolio, while those with less than £500m in assets delegated the entire portfolio.Köpke added: “The last few years have seen occupational schemes in Germany as in England – both small and medium-sized ones – work with fiduciary managers.” Pension boards and trustees are opting for fiduciary management because they can often only spend five hours each quarter scrutinising investment decisions, according to Aon Hewitt.The consultancy said the increasing complexity of investment decisions was driving those in charge of pension assets into the arms of fiduciary managers, but that only one-quarter of those using such providers were employing indices to measure successful performance.Drawing on the results of a UK survey of nearly 360 investors worth £269bn (€344bn), the Aon Hewitt Germany’s head of investment consulting Thorsten Köpke said the questions facing UK investors were also relevant concerns for their German counterparts.The survey also found that 73% of pension boards and trustees were only spending five hours a quarter on investment decisions, a 10-percentage-point increase over the 2013 survey results – meaning they placed significant trust in managers to monitor investments, according to the consultancy.last_img read more