RFA Lyme Bay Helps Dominica after Tropical Storm

first_img September 9, 2015 View post tag: Tropical Storm Erika View post tag: RFA Lyme Bay Authorities RFA Lyme Bay Helps Dominica after Tropical Storm View post tag: Dominica Back to overview,Home naval-today RFA Lyme Bay Helps Dominica after Tropical Storm Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay is approaching the final phase of her taking to assist the island of Dominica following Tropical Storm Erika.The British naval vessel has spent six days stationed off Dominica and has achieved much following her short-notice rerouting to the island.The multinational relief mission has included aid from US, Venezuelan and British military ships and the effort continues with the recent arrival of the Dutch ship Pelikaan to ensure unbroken support to the island.RFA Lyme Bay has now departed Dominica and is now re-storing and preparing for further tasking in what is the most risky period for hurricanes in the region.[mappress mapid=”16879″]Image: Royal Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Speech: UK statement at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women

first_imgI believe that every child is born with the potential to make a real contribution to society; and that communities and nations can achieve extraordinary things when the whole of society is truly empowered.In our hearts we all know this, and yet we all still have some way to go to achieve true gender equality. In the meantime, all of our communities indeed our nations are being prevented from achieving our full potential.Imagine, for a moment: a world without gender inequality. Imagine: no glass ceilings, no woman or girl cowed by violence or discrimination. Imagine 100% of the population, able to contribute 100% of their talents, 100% of the time. For all governments, this requires us to address the needs of women and girls at home, and to work together collaboratively to spread progress around the globe.The UK Government will soon publish our new strategy on Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment. We will set out plans to dismantle the barriers that thwart women’s progress at each stage of their lives. Our ambition is to ensure that every woman in the United Kingdom has the freedom, has the support, has the skills, and the choice to do what they want to do, and achieve what they are capable of. We are working hard to ensure that women are as likely as men to succeed in the workplace. To tackle the gender pay gap, we introduced legislation last year requiring employers to report their data. We are pleased that 10,000 have done so. This has been a catalyst for a national conversation, and has prompted many employers to take action to close that pay gap. We also remain totally committed to advancing gender equality internationally. It is at the heart of our approach to international development, international diplomacy and defence cooperation.Mr Chairman, the Sustainable Development Goals will not be realised if we do not achieve gender equality and empower women and girls. Which is why the United Kingdom Government has announced landmark funding to support and empower them. We are now spending more than £1.2 billion over the next five years to expand access to sexual and reproductive health services around the world. We have also made the largest ever contribution to support the African-led movement to end female genital mutilation. The United Kingdom funded Girls’ Education Challenge will help almost 1.5 million marginalised girls receive a quality education in some of the most difficult circumstances.But perhaps most importantly, our world-leading research demonstrates that violence against women and girls is not inevitable, and our interventions can prevent it happening. And therefore we are giving support to women-led organisations, particularly women’s rights defenders, to help them transform their own lives.Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict remains an enduring priority for the United Kingdom Government. It is a personal priority for me as our Prime Minister’s Special Representative on the issue. Which is why I am pleased to announce that the UK will host a major international conference on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict from the 18 to the 20 November 2019 – which marks five years since the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. It will be an opportunity to chart progress, address challenges, and secure new commitments for further action.Mr Chairman, achieving gender equality is a universal global challenge, and one for which each of us shares responsibility. We must all do more, because unlocking the potential of half of the world’s population is in everyone’s interests. It will lead to a more just, more stable, and more prosperous world. That, Mr Chairman, is a prize worth fighting for. It is a prize worth fighting for today and every day.Thank you.last_img read more

Web exclusive: Tesco playing catch up with bakery

first_imgA senior boss at Tesco admitted the company’s bakery offering had to “catch up” with rivals  – as he announced plans for a new training centre for the supermarket chain.Nick Tatum, bakery category director, was speaking at the British Society of Baking (BSB) when he made the brutally honest assessment and pledged the supermarket chain would continue to overhaul its range of products, packaging and presentation, saying it was on a “journey”.Tatum, who took over in charge of bakery with the company in 2011, has moved fast in revamping Tesco’s in-store bakeries and admitted some sites were now seeing double-digit growth.He said the company had made its baked offering “more warm and more human”, after listening to its customers.“It was very easy for me, because when customers were telling me it was rubbish I could say, ‘Don’t worry I am going to fix it’,” he explained.Tatum said that customer research revealed the consumer could not understand the classification of bread previously used – and now the standard 800g in-store made loaf was the same as its Finest range.Hinting at further developments to come, he added: “We can’t be wedded to ‘as is’ and, instead, we have to be wedded to the future. It isn’t all about 800g and it isn’t all about white.”The new training centre for Tesco will be based in Enfield and will include all the different types of equiment from ovens, provers and roll plant that the supermarket currently uses. “This is us catching up,” added Tatum. “It will give is the opportunity to train existing staff as well as new.”Tatum was speaking on the day that the supermarket reported a fall in half-year profits for the first time in around two decades. Pre-tax profit for the six months to 25 August was £1.7bn, down 11.6% from the same period last year.last_img read more

Indonesian badminton national athletes protected by BP Jamsostek

first_imgMembers of the national badminton team have been registered as active participants of the BP Jamsostek social security program, previously known as the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan). The program covers job-related illness and injuries, as well as death. The athletes are under the patronage of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI), the association said in a statement on Thursday.The PBSI went on to say that their careers exposed shuttlers to injury, which may occur during training and competitions. The association hopes the social security program will give the shuttlers financial assurance to allow them to fully focus on their day-to-day duties. “The social security program is also a form of appreciation for the shuttlers,” said PBSI operational director Alex Tirta.Read also: Indonesia’s junior shuttlers showered with cash rewards over World Cup successMeanwhile, the head of BP Jamsostek’s Jakarta Ceger branch, Dani Santoso, said he appreciated the PBSI’s gesture.“The utmost appreciation goes out to the PBSI, which has supported the government’s program and paid attention to risks encountered by athletes,” he added.Shuttler Pitha Haningtyas Mentari said she was happy with the plan, which gave athletes a sense of assurance in regard to their health. (nkn)Topics :last_img read more

Bacolod’s 14th COVID-19 case has no travel history

first_imgHer Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction test was done on May, 22 and the result was released on Friday last week. The City Health Office (CHO) said that investigation and contact tracing is now underway. BACOLOD City – Health authorities has recorded one new confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in this capital city, bringing the total number to 14. She has no symptoms and no pre-existing health conditions.  Based on the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6’s data, the latest patient was a 36-year-old woman from Barangay Taculing. As of Friday, Bacolod had a total of 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of the number, seven already recovered, three died and four still considered as active cases./PN DOH 6’s latest data also bared the patient has no travel history. She was a former Department of Education frontliner, but currently works as an importer/exporter of essential goods.last_img read more