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IFR 2016: HMS Defender trains en route to Visakhapatnam

first_img IFR 2016: HMS Defender trains en route to Visakhapatnam February 4, 2016 View post tag: HMS Defender Back to overview,Home naval-today IFR 2016: HMS Defender trains en route to Visakhapatnam Share this article HMS Defender’s embarked helicopter held training drills in the middle of the Indian Ocean as the destroyer made her way to the port of Visakhapatnam in India.The Portsmouth-based warship is one of two dozen vessels from the navies of the world attending the Indian International Fleet Review, which formally opens on Thursday, February 4, reaches its climax on Saturday with the review itself and closes on Monday.A multitude of warships are taking part in the review off the east coast port with the country’s president Pranab Mukherjee inspecting the six lines of vessels from a patrol ship over a three-hour period on Saturday morning.The review is also the final performance for the world’s oldest operational aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, which served as the flagship of the Royal Navy’s Falklands task force back in 1982 before being sold to India three years later.Defender’s participation in the fleet review comes hot on the heels of supporting air strikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq as she took her place in the carrier battle groups of the FS Charles de Gaulle and USS Harry S Truman operating in the Gulf.After a short visit to the Omani capital Muscat, the destroyer began the 2,600-mile journey to Visakhapatnam across the Indian Ocean and into the Bay of Bengal.During the early stages of the crossing, Defender conducted joint counter-terrorism and counter-smuggling work with the French frigate FS Provence.[mappress mapid=”17668″] Authorities View post tag: Indian Fleet Review View post tag: Royal Navylast_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate – Anatomical Sciences (46309)

first_imgThe Center for Anatomical Sciences Education in the Department ofAnatomy & Cell Biology at the University of Florida College ofMedicine is seeking a doctoral level individual who has hadexperience teaching the anatomical sciences (gross anatomy,embryology, or histology) to healthcare professional students for aPostdoctoral Associate position.The selected candidate will be actively involved in online and/orcampus anatomy courses offered to graduate, medical, dental orphysician assistant students. It is expected that the selectedcandidate also will become involved in a scholarly research projectrelated to anatomy or other areas of medical educations.The position is for a potential two-year commitment beginning inJuly 2019 with a competitive starting salary commensurate withexperience. Funding for the second year will be contingent uponsatisfactory teaching evaluations and education research progressduring year one.Doctorate degree in anatomy, prefer experience with research andapplication in virtual reality. Desire to enhance scholarlyactivity.To be considered for this position please provide: Current Curriculum vitaeStatement in regards to the value of this PostdoctoralAssociate position in your future academic careerThree letters of recommendation or list of three referenceswith contact informationList of teaching experience Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil position is filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approval by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can befound at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Innovation in banking demands supportive culture from top down

first_imgOrganizations continue to support innovation efforts with everything from innovation labs to hackathons. While such efforts are well received by investment analysts, and are great fodder for senior-level strategic planning meetings and competitive chest thumping, the one thing lacking from many of these efforts is a supportive culture for actually implementing new ideas that are generated.If these efforts receive top-level support from initiation to implementation, entire organizational cultures can be transformed. An example is a hackathon I just participated in, sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s leading banking company, in Bratislava. In its third year, the 24-hour Novathon included more than 20 teams working on 6 categories of new solutions.What stood out about the Intesa Sanpaolo event was the level and breadth of commitment to the process by the entire organization. Heading up the event was Maurice Lisi, Head of Multichannel and Customer Experience at Intesa Sanpaolo. He was one of many senior executives from Italy and across Europe who were very actively involved. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

England suffer another setback

first_img Press Association Briggs levelled the scores with 20 minutes on the clock with a penalty of her own but England regained the lead just before the interval as Millar-Mills dove over the line following a powerful scrum. Mclean missed the conversion with the last kick of the half and Ireland were soon level after play resumed following the break, with Larissa Muldoon darting over from close range. Briggs hooked the attempted conversion well wide but made amends with what proved to be the winning penalty after England were penalised at the breakdown. England lost 13-0 to Wales in their first Six Nations fixture before beating Italy 39-7 at home. World Cup winners England suffered their second away defeat in the Women’s Six Nations on Friday, losing 11-8 to Ireland at Ashbourne RFC.center_img The visitors led 8-3 at half-time thanks to a penalty from captain Katy Mclean and a try from Harriet Millar-Mills, but were pegged back in the second period and lost to a late penalty converted by Niamh Briggs. Mclean missed a long-range penalty before giving her side the lead moments later, this time making no mistake with a penalty despite the windy conditions. last_img read more