Germany deploys tender to Mediterranean Sea rescue mission

first_img Authorities Germany deploys tender to Mediterranean Sea rescue mission View post tag: German Navy View post tag: tender Main View post tag: EUNAVFOR October 12, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Germany deploys tender to Mediterranean Sea rescue mission German Navy tender Main (A 515) is scheduled to depart its Eckernförde base and head for the European Naval Force’s rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea.Main will sail out on October 17 to relieve sister ship Werra, which has been deployed to operation Sophia since June this year.The two ships will meet in the Italian port of Augusta, Sicily, from where the mission ships operate.Main’s commander said he was satisfied with how the ship’s crew prepared for the mission adding that he was confident the mission would be successful.The tender is deploying to a multinational mission called operation Sophia which was set up by the European Union in May 2015 to thwart the business model of human traffickers off the coast of Libya. Navy ships that are part of the mission rescue migrants sailing on overcrowded unseaworthy boats and work on disrupting the “business model” of the smugglers. Share this articlelast_img read more

Back to School

first_imgWhile Georgia’s school kids are just getting into the swing of summer break, specialists with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, Georgia 4-H and the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) are preparing for August.On July 5, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) news team will share their collection of stories for the 2019 back-to-school season. Newspapers and websites across Georgia and the Southeast are welcome to use this free, research-based content throughout July and early August.The CAES news team also has a selection of large-format, free stock photography to accompany back-to-school stories, as well as connections to UGA experts who can help reporters and journalists develop their own stories.Please contact us if you or your staff writers need help finding the right source for stories about student health and development, nutrition or other back-to-school topics.  Stories covered in this year’s back to school package include:Teaching kids to fight germs — Every school year, it’s great to have a refresher on the importance of handwashing. UGA Extension FACS agent Roxie Price shares her tactics for helping kids to develop good handwashing habits.Ways to keep kids active — From homework to extracurricular activities, some kids are running out of time to play outside. Here are some tips for keeping kids active despite hectic schedules during the school year.College prep begins in middle school — Most middle school students don’t know what they want their career to be, but those middle-school years are a good time to start thinking about it. College recruiters from UGA share some “real talk” on what students need to start thinking about between their sixth- and eighth-grade years.Warren County farm-to-school — Warren County only has 562 students, but the school system is getting accolades from across the state for their robust farm-to-school program, which involves UGA Extension, 4-H and the school system. In the year since winning a Golden Radish award from Georgia Organics, the tiny school system has expanded their program, adding local beef and an orchard.Pollinator gardens as STEAM classrooms — CAES pollinator and school garden expert Becky Griffin discusses ways teachers can use pollinator gardens as a STEAM education resource.UGA Radon Education Program announces annual Radon Poster Contest — Household radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., but the hazards of this dangerous gas are still relatively unknown to many Georgia families. UGA Extension is raising awareness by asking students to make posters.Great Georgia Pollinator Census — Between August 23-24, UGA Extension will coordinate the state’s first pollinator census. Teachers, students and parents are all invited to take part in this statewide citizen science project. UGA Extension pollinator expert Becky Griffin gives helpful tips and guidance for those who want to get involved.Bedtimes can make a difference in children’s mood and ability at school — Between after-school activities, homework and other obligations, kids have a lot of competition for the time they should devote to sleep. Many kids — and adults, for that matter — don’t get enough sleep. On average, high school students need between seven and 11 hours of sleep. For younger kids, even more time is needed: 12 hours for school-age kids, 13 hours for preschoolers and close to 14 hours for toddlers.Helping kids prepare emotionally to go back — Getting ready to go back to school means more than getting some new shoes and a book bag. Human development expert Diane Bales offers tips for parents who want to help their kids build an emotional tool kit for coping with the pressures of heading back to class. Communication routines — UGA FACS human development expert Diane Bales and Georgia 4-H’s Courtney Jackson talk about building routines that foster communication between children and parents. For more news from UGA Extension and CAES, visit newswire.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

UAE postpones Mars mission again due to weather at Japan launch site

first_imgTopics : The United Arab Emirates has postponed the launch of its mission to Mars for a second time due to weather conditions at the launch site in Japan, the government’s communications office said on Wednesday.A new launch date in July will be announced soon, the statement on Twitter said.The UAE has said the launch window extends until Aug. 3. Its Hope probe was due to set off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre early Wednesday for a seven-month journey to the red planet, where it will orbit and send back data about the atmosphere.But storm clouds around the site delayed the initial launch, a statement from the Mars mission said.”The launch window has been set after careful study of the earth and Mars orbits to ensure the Hope probe arrives in the shortest period of time consuming the least levels of energy,” the statement said.The UAE, an oil-exporting nation, first announced plans for the mission in 2014 as part of efforts to diversify away from hydrocarbons and develop a knowledge economy, aiming to reach the planet by 2021.With a population of 9.4 million, most of whom are foreign workers, the UAE lacks the scientific and industrial base of the big space-faring nations. It launched a National Space Program in 2017 to develop expertise in space science among Emiratis.Hazza al-Mansouri became the first Emirati in space in September 2019 in a flight to the International Space Station.last_img read more

Hull complete Long signing

first_img Jelavic was signed from Everton for an initial £6.5million, rising by an additional £1million should the Tigers stay in the Barclays Premier League, and the undisclosed deal for Republic of Ireland striker Long is understood to be worth a similar amount. West Brom agreed a fee for Long on Thursday, with the player having a medical with Hull on the same day. Personal terms were finalised on a three-and-a-half-year deal on Friday morning and Long’s paperwork was cleared in time for the 26-year-old to be available for the Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich. Long was close to signing for the Tigers on deadline day in September and was at the club’s training ground when West Brom pulled the plug as their own pursuit of Romelu Lukaku faltered. Manager Steve Bruce maintained an interest in the player and received the green light from new Baggies boss Pepe Mel when a new enquiry was made this month. Long, who joins fellow Republic of Ireland internationals David Meyler, Robbie Brady, Paul McShane and Stephen Quinn in East Yorkshire, said: “I finally got the deal signed. I’ve met all of the lads today, and everybody seems really friendly. “It’s a club that’s on the up, and I’m delighted to be a part of that. “I’m lucky that I’ve had a few inside informers letting me know what it’s like up here. They all love it up here, and they’re excited by what is happening at the club. “After meeting the manager, and respecting what he’s done as a player and a manager, I was happy to start a new part of my career here and hopefully I can score a few goals to take us further up the league.” Long’s arrival completes a swift overhaul of Hull’s forward line, which has laboured for goals so far this term. Ivorian Yannick Sagbo has impressed with his hold-up play but found the net just twice, while on-loan Sunderland striker Danny Graham has struck a solitary goal in a disappointing spell. Graham may yet be sent back to the Black Cats, while Matty Fryatt and Nick Proschwitz are available for transfer and have already attracted interest from in the Championship. Long’s scoring record is not spectacular but he has a track record in the division, with 19 goals in 60 Premier League starts for Albion. He has three to his name this season, a fine effort against Chelsea and two against Aston Villa. Graham is currently in possession of the number nine shirt worn by Long at The Hawthorns, with the new signing taking number 21. Hull have confirmed the signing of Shane Long from West Brom, taking their week’s spending to around £14million following the capture of Nikica Jelavic. Press Associationlast_img read more