Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Customer servicesIn these high-volume, high-turnover departments, Covid-19 has majorly impacted normality. Read part one of the iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey, which covers the headline figures, and part two, which breaks down the key regional trends. Candidates: progression prospectsGaming professionals look to this survey for a rare glimpse into colleagues’ pay packets. Understandably, though, many this year will be cautious of overextending their reach as our economy faces recession and continued uncertainty. Employers: talent strategiesA talent acquisition strategy is a matter that demands C-level attention. “Acquiring top-level talent” frequently ranks among the very highest concerns of leaders in igaming. 16th November 2020 | By Stephen Carter Language skills have long been critical (they drive workplace location, salary rates and recruitment tactics), but target linguists have become harder to find as expats return home. The movement of talent has reduced significantly. While the going rate for roles hasn’t shifted much, employers are focusing on marking higher-level hires, those with the ability to plug any talent gaps. Longer-term, creativity and open-mindedness will be required by employers.– Laurence Howell Be aware that salary rates exist in a nuanced marketplace and are driven by numerous fluctuating factors. “What the competition is paying” only provides an initial baseline.Understand that good candidates are often not looking to move and require a significant uplift (10-20%+) for a new role to appeal.Candidates take a job for four reasons: the company; the job; the people; and the compensation. Money is far from everything, and employers can hire well above their salary ‘weight’ by offering other attraction factors.The importance of long-term planning absolutely cannot be underestimated. Employers’ reputations are built over years, and cultivating strong talent pipelines is a process best achieved over time. How about remote opportunities? Demand is higher than ever, and productivity rates remained strong in the ‘natural experiment’ of lockdown. The majority of employers, however, still remain reticent to fully commit to long-term remote hiring. Setting expectations for ‘working from home, within reach of an office’ is far more realistic for most. The big winners in terms of salary rates in 2021 are likely to be those with the ability to drive change, be it in digitisation, expansion into new territories, product diversification or adaptation to new regulation. As ever, leadership skill commands a significant premium. People While clearly there’s cause for caution, many can take heart; there is continued high demand for gaming experience and specialist skills. In some areas, this demand will even continue to drive salary rises, and there are undoubtedly still plenty of opportunities for those seeking career progression. Going into 2021, fortune will likely favour the brave. Cara Kerr introduces our benchmarks for salaries in analytics and data; customer services; and compliance, legal and fraud, with a look at how employers and candidates can use the findings to their advantage. How, then, does your business compete in this challenging and competitive market? It’s critical to have a clear strategy, informed by market insight. Our annual salary survey, which is informed by global placement data as well as our consultants’ specialist market knowledge, provides a platform from which to base a winning recruitment strategy. Analytics & dataAnalysts are a bedrock of successful gaming operations, but the talent market has slowed somewhat as employers address shorter-term concerns. Candidate demand for remote opportunities still outstrips supply, as employers remain keen to keep this key department close, partly due to the critical nature of data security. Compliance, legal & fraudSuch is the importance of compliance that Covid-19 barely impacted the constant requirement for strong talent. The slowdown is likely to be fleeting, however. Going into 2021, the ever more digitised and sophisticated global gaming market will undoubtedly require significant increases in data-literate talent to support commercial growth.– Cara Kerr Market intelligence, however, is only a starting point. It’s how you use it that makes the difference. Our key recommendations for employers are: Salary rates have not increased this year although we anticipate rates increasing in 2021, driven by emerging market growth coupled with increasingly hard-line enforcement in regulated markets. Some may therefore need to re-focus on upskilling existing staff. All will need to plan ahead to mitigate against the severe risk of under-resourced legal and compliance teams. – Kerry Gillitt Salary Survey: Part 3 Topics: People Diversity HR People moves Recruitment Tags: Salary Survey 2020 Pentasia Continual changes to regulations creates ongoing demand, added to by those seeking specialist expertise on, for example, new markets, AML or responsible gambling. Roles are often required to be based in-jurisdiction as per licensing requirements, thereby enhancing certain geographical shortages. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Howard Lake | 7 December 2011 | News 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Ireland Trading Twitter About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis What about recording a Twitter Xmas single / anyone? #xmasnumber1 #xfactorSat Nov 19 22:19:54 via Twitter for iPhoneBrenda DrummBrendaDrummThe crowdsourced Christmas single was recorded eight days later on 27 November in the Westin Hotel in Dublin, and involved 140 people.The song will raise money for the Neonatal Special Care Unit in the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin.“It’s a beautiful song but also perfect because it seems like the lyrics were written by someone who has watched their child being cared for in the neonatal unit,” commented Ms Drumm, a cancer survivor who began using Twitter in 2007 when she took a year off to battle the illness.The song features 16 solo singers and a choir of 90.The track is available through iTunes and the organisers, of course, are hoping that it could become a Christmas number one.Ms Drumm added: “I had no idea that anything like this would happen and it really just shows the power of Twitter and the generosity and good will in the hearts of Irish people.”You can download Winter Song from iTunes athttp://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/winter-song-single/id485227782 Advertisement Twitter charity song an instant hit The first charity single created via Twitter, #twitterxmassingle, was launched in Dublin this week and went straight to number 4 in the Irish iTunes chart, according to the Irish Independent.‘Winter Song’, written by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, was created in response to a tweet from Brenda Drumm (@BrendaDrumm) from Newbridge in Co Kildare on 19 November. She asked: “Wouldn’t it be great to have a Twitter Xmas Single?”Within hours she was getting responses from musicians, singers, studio technicians, and other well-wishers across the country keen to help.
Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Facebook printForward Amy Okonkwo (00) finished with 15 points on five made three-pointers in the loss. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comSenior Jordan Moore poured in a game-high 27 points and 11 rebounds, but her efforts were not quite enough for TCU as the Horned Frogs fell to the Wildcats Saturday, 75-72.The center from Round Rock, Texas, finished 8-12 for her ninth double-double of the season to go with five blocks and three steals.After TCU scored first to open the game, Kansas State went on to lead for most of the first half. The Horned Frogs did not go away though, as a three by guard Kianna Ray tied the game at 36 going into the halftime break.TCU went on an 11-0 run to start the second half to go up 47-36, and it looked like they would cruise to victory. Not ready to give up, the Wildcats were able to go on their own run and take a 58-57 lead going into the final period.The game was intense from there, with neither team pulling away in what turned out to be a back-and-forth nail biter. In the end, the Horned Frogs could not finish down the stretch, and the Wildcats prevailed to split the season series between the two teams.In a conference where teams find it hard to win on the road, the away team won both times in the matchups between these two programs. TCU defeated the Wildcats 61-47 on Jan. 30 in Manhattan, Kansas.Ray and forward Amy Okonkwo combined for nine of the Horned Frogs’ season-high 10 made three-pointers in the contest. The duo contributed 27 points for TCU.“It was a physical, tough game,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “I thought our team was fighting for every opportunity they could get.”The Horned Frogs will go on the road for their next game, as they prepare for a matchup with Kansas. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 in Lawrence. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post + posts First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Forward Amy Okonkwo (00) finished with 15 points on five made three-pointers in the loss. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics ReddIt Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Previous articleNoi’s return lifts Horned Frogs to critical win over No. 19 Iowa StateNext articleNo. 16 baseball holds on to win first home series of the season Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Linkedin
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News People Baseball Reliquary Announces 2014 Hilda and Salin Award Recipients From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 11:17 am Community News Make a comment Jerry Pritikin and Don Zimmer (l), courtesy of Jerry Pritikin. Jerry Cohen (r), courtesy of Laurent Laporte.The Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary, Inc., a Southern California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history, is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Hilda Award and the Tony Salin Memorial Award. Jerry Pritikin, the legendary â€œBleacher Preacherâ€ long associated with the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, will receive the 2014 Hilda Award. Jerry Cohen, founder and owner of Ebbets Field Flannels in Seattle, Washington, will receive the 2014 Tony Salin Memorial Award. Both awards will be formally presented at the Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day on Sunday, July 20, 2014, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California. The festivities will include the induction of the 2014 class of electees to the Baseball Reliquaryâ€™s Shrine of the Eternals: Dizzy Dean, Don Zimmer, and Rachel Robinson.Established in 2001 in memory of Hilda Chester, the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers fan, the Hilda Award recognizes distinguished service to the game by a baseball fan. To Baseball Reliquarians, the award is comparable to the Oscar or Emmy: it acknowledges the devotion and passion of baseball fans, and the many ways in which they exhibit their love affair with the national pastime. The 2014 Hilda recipient, Jerry Pritkin, became a Chicago Cubs fan in 1945 at the age of eight. When the Cubs clinched the National League pennant, he asked his dad to take him to the World Series. His father felt Jerry was too young but made him a promise: he would take him the next time the Cubs made it into the World Series! And, of course, nearly seventy â€œwait until next yearsâ€ later, heâ€™s still waiting to get to the Promised Land. Pritikin rooted for the Cubs even while in â€œexileâ€ in San Francisco, where he worked as a freelance photographer and publicist from the early 1960s until the late 1980s, at which time he moved back to his beloved Chicago and became a regular at Wrigley Field, earning the moniker â€œThe Bleacher Preacherâ€ for his efforts to convert non-believers to the Cubs. As â€œThe Bleacher Preacher,â€ Pritikin wore a pith helmet with a solar-powered propeller; his antics included cavorting with a life-size voodoo doll that would be dressed up in the uniforms of opposing teams, and carrying around handmade signs including one fashioned after the Ten Commandments, inscribed â€œThe Ten Cub-mandments,â€ and another which read, â€œHow Do You Spell Belief? C-U-B-S!â€ While he has attended well over a thousand games, his most memorable one was on May 18, 1947 when he was on hand to see Jackie Robinsonâ€™s Chicago debut, and noticed many of the 47,000 fans brought binoculars that day to get a closer look at the future Hall of Famer and Shrine of the Eternals inductee.Called â€œThe #1 Cubs fanâ€ by broadcaster Harry Caray, the 77-year-old Pritikin has been inducted into both the Chicago Senior Citizen Hall of Fame (2012) and the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame (2013), the latter for â€œexcellence and courage as a sports fan, photojournalist, and advocate.â€ An early gay rights activist and close friend of Harvey Milk, Pritikin played on gay softball teams for over 30 years, finally hanging up the spikes last year. Among his fondest memories was in 1981 when he got former major leaguer and friend Glenn Burke to strike out swinging on his knuckleball. Pritikin regularly played in the annual Chicago Metropolitan Sports Associationâ€™s Senior Cup softball tournament, receiving the Oldest Active Player Award four times.Established in 2002 to recognize individuals for their commitment to the preservation of baseball history, the Tony Salin Memorial Award is named in honor of the baseball historian, author, and Reliquarian who passed away in 2001. The 2014 Salin Award recipient, Jerry Cohen, founded Ebbets Field Flannels in 1988, a Seattle, Washington-based company which manufactures historically-inspired athletic apparel, ranging from handmade reproductions of vintage flannel baseball jerseys to T-shirts, baseball caps, and even grounds crew jackets and sweatshirts, all made with a high level of craftsmanship and respect for authenticity. Simultaneously, Cohen has been preserving the legacies and stories of obscure teams and leagues of the past that might otherwise have been forgotten. His apparel represents teams from the minor leagues, Negro Leagues, the short-lived Federal League of 1914-15, and often obscure independent and barnstorming teams like the House of David. The companyâ€™s handiwork was recently seen on the big screen, as Ebbets Field Flannels made all the minor league and Negro League uniforms for 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic.At one time an aspiring rock musician, Cohen was born in Brooklyn the year after the Dodgers left the borough for Los Angeles. His work might best be described as â€œwearable history,â€ and his replicas are meticulously researched and often involve painstaking detective work, because hardly any original garments exist for the teams and all the photos are black and white. Ebbets Field Flannels currently offers over 400 different historic jerseys, and each one is created using authentic materials, with virtually everything crafted in the U.S. The same dedication goes into making their authentic ballcaps, each of which features wool broadcloth construction, soft crown, satin undervisor, and period-style felt lettering or embroidery. â€œWe donâ€™t follow trends, and we arenâ€™t sitting around thinking of how we can create something to fit the current fashion market,â€ notes Cohen. â€œWe look at history as our guide. And we see ourselves as archivists, and people who are trying to bring things forth out of history and turn it in to a living thing as authentically as possible, with as little interference from the original thing to the wearable item today. Thatâ€™s not always what gets us the biggest selling product, but I think itâ€™s what people respect and like about the brand.â€Both Jerry Pritikin and Jerry Cohen will attend the Shrine of the Eternals 2014 Induction Day in Pasadena, California to personally accept their awards.For more information, visitÂ http://www.baseballreliquary.org/. Subscribe Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Knowledge of habitat use by top marine predators in response to environmental conditions is crucial in the current context of global changes occurring in the Southern Ocean. We examined the at-sea locations of male Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) breeding at Dumont d’Urville during their first, long incubation trip. Compared with the chick-rearing period, penguins performed longer trips, going to oceanic waters as far as 320 km from the colony. We observed 3 strategies: (1) five individuals covered large distances to the north, targeting open-ocean areas and following the currents of two persistent eddies; (2) five individuals foraged to the north-west, close to the Antarctic shelf slope at the limit of the pack ice; and (3) three individuals covered much shorter distances (northwards or eastwards). The foraging range also seemed to be limited by the body condition of the penguins before their departure to sea.
With the Bakong production, first phase of the SK408 development in Sarawak, Malaysia is now entirely on stream Gas produced from SK408 gas fields will be supplied to the PETRONAS LNG complex. (Credit: D Thory from Pixabay) SapuraOMV Upstream has announced first production from its operated offshore Bakong gas field project under the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Malaysia.The SK408 gas fields are part of the company’s discoveries made in a drilling campaign in 2014.The company said that the production phase commenced in June, following the successful production from its Larak gas field as well as the start-up of the Shell-Gorek field.The first phase of the SK408 gas field development in Sarawak, Malaysia is completely on stream, with the first production from the Bakong field.SK408 PSC aims to commercialise Gorek, Larak and Bakong field’s gas reservesThe SK408 PSC development aims is to commercialise the gas reserves from Gorek, Larak and Bakong fields to help meet Asia’s growing gas demand.SapuraOMV’s partners in the PSC include Sarawak Shell Berhad with 30% stake and PETRONAS Carigali Sdn with 30% interest.Gas produced from SK408 gas fields will be supplied to the PETRONAS LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, under a long-term agreement.SapuraOMV Upstream Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsudin said: “With this achievement we continue to demonstrate to our stakeholders our commitment to safety and project delivery, despite the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.“This achievement further strengthens our presence in the existing market, propelling us to become one of the most significant gas producer in the country and in the region, which would further cement our position as a trusted and reliable oil and gas company.”SapuraOMV is expected to increase its production to more than 30 kboe/d in 2020, following a ramp-up of the first phase of SK408.
View post tag: International Naval Review Back to overview,Home naval-today New Zealand Navy hosts International Naval Review to mark 75th anniversary The Royal New Zealand Navy is hosting a 15-nation International Naval Review to mark the 75th anniversary of its existence.The review is scheduled to take place in Auckland next month and is set to see at least 20 vessels and a number of aircraft take part in exercises and manifestations.For the first time in over 30 years, a US Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key.“I am pleased to announce that the USS Sampson, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, will attend the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review in November,” Key said.“Under New Zealand’s nuclear free legislation I am required to be satisfied that any foreign military ship entering New Zealand is not nuclear armed. I have granted this approval after careful consideration of the advice provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.” Rear Admiral John Martin, New Zealand Chief of Navy, said the RNZN and the NZDF were looking forward to welcoming the ships and personnel from the countries taking part.The International Naval Review starts on Thursday, November 17, with the entry of the fleet into Waitemata Harbour. Vessels will then berth either at Ports of Auckland or Devonport Naval Base.“This year the Royal New Zealand Navy is celebrating 75 years of service to our nation and contributing towards the prosperity and security of New Zealand,” said Rear Admiral Martin.“We celebrate the nation’s commitment to its Navy, honour and acknowledge the service of New Zealanders who have served at sea and look forward with confidence and excitement to the next 75 years.”In addition to the entry of the fleet into Waitemata Harbour on November 17, a “1000-sailor” march down Queen Street is planned for November 18. Then on November 19 the formal International Naval Review will be held, during which the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, will review the assembled ships, in a centuries-old naval tradition.“It’s a significant exercise to host such an event; one that will showcase the Navy, the NZDF and New Zealand,” said Rear Admiral Martin.On Sunday, November 20, an open day will be held, during which the public will be able to board participating naval vessels. View post tag: Royal New Zealand Navy Authorities Share this article October 18, 2016 New Zealand Navy hosts International Naval Review to mark 75th anniversary
AAIB Special Bulletin S2/2019 published: 14 August 2019The AAIB has published a second Special Bulletin on the loss of Piper Malibu aircraft N264DB. This Special Bulletin highlights the danger of exposure to carbon monoxide in both piston and turbine engine aircraft.Toxicology tests found that the passenger had a high saturation level of COHb (the combination product of carbon monoxide and haemoglobin). It is considered likely that the pilot would also have been exposed to carbon monoxide.When our investigation has concluded, we will publish a final report. AAIB Special Bulletin S1/2019 published: 25 February 2019The AAIB has published a Special Bulletin on the loss of Piper Malibu aircraft N264DB. The Special Bulletin includes validated factual information gathered in the early stages of our investigation. It also explains the aircraft permissions and pilot licencing requirements relevant to a US-registered aircraft carrying out a cross-border flight within Europe with a passenger on board.We have gathered evidence from radar, weather reports, video of the aircraft on the seabed and interviews with witnesses. Some operational aspects are yet to be determined, such as the validity of the pilot’s licence and ratings.Our priority now is to go through the evidence, much of which is extensive and complex, so we can piece together what happened between the aircraft being lost from radar and it coming to rest on the sea bed. This will help us understand the potential causes of the accident.We continue to speak to the families of the pilot and passenger to keep them updated on the progress of our investigation. If any urgent safety issues arise during our investigation, we will issue a further Special Bulletin. When our investigation has concluded, we will publish a final report.The AAIB has published a Special Bulletin on the loss of Piper Malibu aircraft N264DB.Update 4: 7 February 2019Following extensive visual examination of the accident site using the remotely operated vehicle (ROV), it was decided to attempt recovery operations.In challenging conditions, the AAIB and its specialist contractors successfully recovered the body previously seen amidst the wreckage. The operation was carried out in as dignified a way as possible and the families were kept informed of progress.Unfortunately, attempts to recover the aircraft wreckage were unsuccessful before poor weather conditions forced us to return the ROV to the ship. The weather forecast is poor for the foreseeable future and so the difficult decision was taken to bring the overall operation to a close. The body is currently being taken to Portland to be passed into the care of the Dorset Coroner.Although it was not possible to recover the aircraft, the extensive video record captured by the ROV is expected to provide valuable evidence for our safety investigation.We expect our next update to be an interim report, which we intend to publish within one month of the accident occurring.Update 3: 4 February 2019Having identified a priority search area last week, the AAIB agreed a search strategy with Blue Water Recoveries Ltd to maximise the chance of locating the aircraft wreckage.The AAIB commissioned specialist vessel Geo Ocean III and Blue Water Recoveries Ltd commissioned FPV Morven and the search area was divided between the vessels. Both vessels began their search on the morning of Sunday 3 February.Early in the search, the Morven identified an object of interest on the seabed using its side-scan sonar equipment. It cleared the immediate area for the Geo Ocean III to use its underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to survey the area of the seabed in which the object was located. Based on analysis of ROV video footage, the AAIB investigators on board the vessel concluded that the object is wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft, registration N264DB.The ROV carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage.Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage. The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police.The image shows the rear left side of the fuselage including part of the aircraft registration.We intend to publish an interim report within one month of the accident occurring.Update 2: Wednesday 30 January 2019Since we opened our safety investigation on Tuesday 23 January, we have been gathering evidence such as flight, aircraft and personnel records, and have been analysing radar data and air traffic tapes. We have been working closely with other international authorities and have kept the families of those involved updated on our progress.On the morning of Monday 28 January, we were advised by the Bureau d’Enquêtes & d’Analyses (BEA), the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula. A second cushion was found in the same area later that day. From a preliminary examination we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft.From the moment we were notified of the missing aircraft, we have been looking at the feasibility of conducting an underwater seabed search for aircraft wreckage. Based on a detailed assessment of the flight path and last known radar position, we have now identified a priority search area of approximately four square nautical miles. Through the Ministry of Defence’s Salvage and Marine Operations (SALMO) Project Team, we have commissioned a specialist survey vessel to carry out an underwater survey of the seabed to try to locate and identify possible aircraft wreckage.Due to the weather and sea conditions, we currently expect our underwater seabed search to start at the end of this weekend and to take up to three days. Side-scan sonar equipment will be used to try to locate the wreckage on the seabed. If the wreckage is found, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) will be used to visually examine the wreckage.We are aware that a privately operated search is also being conducted in the area, and we are liaising closely with those involved to maximise the chance of locating any wreckage and ensure a safe search operation.Our remit is to undertake safety investigations to establish the cause of accidents. We do not apportion blame or liability.Update 1: Wednesday 23 January 2019On Monday night, a US-registered Piper PA-46-310P Malibu aircraft (registration N264DB) was lost from radar north of Guernsey. The aircraft was en route from Nantes, France to Cardiff, United Kingdom, with one pilot and one passenger on board.In accordance with international protocols, the AAIB is investigating the loss of the aircraft. Since Tuesday morning, we have been working closely with international authorities including the US National Transportation Safety Board, the Bureau d’Enquêtes & d’Analyses (BEA) in France and the Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIACC) in Argentina.We will be gathering all the available evidence to conduct a thorough investigation. However, if the aircraft is not found it is likely to limit the scope of the investigation.
British Baker’s Bakery Market Report is a unique snapshot of Britain’s retail bakery market, offering details of the ‘BB75’ – the country’s 75 largest bakery-focused operators – and much, much more.The report is available free of charge to all British Baker subscribers by following this link.If you are not a subscriber, you can purchase the report for £250, or sign up for a year’s subscription to British Baker here.Brexit, of course, looms large over this year’s report, and our annual survey of retail bakeries reveals a marked shift in feelings towards the exit from the EU. 2018 was a year that saw businesses react to major shifts in consumer habits, including growing interest in plant-based eating, while demand for convenience saw businesses of all sizes explore new opportunities for delivering and selling their products.We also look at historical changes in a feature on the shape of the market in 2007, when the first Bakery Market Report was published (p3).This year, we have introduced a new element to the report in the shape of a nationwide pricing survey that will give you a chance to compare your prices to the national average – and learn where the cheapest and most expensive bakery products can be found.The Bakery Market Report 2019 also includes established elements, such as the Bakery Business Survey in which British Baker readers reveal what the past year has meant for their business, and what they expect this year to bring.
As part of their 6th annual residency, Tedeschi Trucks Band embarked on their first of two weekends at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Delivering hugely diverse setlists on both Friday and Saturday night, the 12-piece soul ensemble, led by husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, opened their six-night stand with a weekend to be remembered.Friday night included a guest appearance from Amy Ray on vocals, while Saturday night included blues guitarist Junior Mack and guitarist Tash Neal of the London Souls. Thanks to edtyre2 for uploading both nights to archive.org.Friday, September 30:Saturday, October 1:[Photo via Tedeschi Trucks Band]