Sailors Aboard USS New Orleans Participate in Series of AT/FP Exercises

first_img View post tag: Aboard Back to overview,Home naval-today Sailors Aboard USS New Orleans Participate in Series of AT/FP Exercises View post tag: Exercises View post tag: AT/FP Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) participated in a series of Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) exercises, Dec. 5 as the ship continued on its current deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).The quarterly training required Sailors to man a simulated entry control point (ECP) and identify potential threats to the ship.These were the first AT/FP exercises of New Orleans’ now three-week-old deployment, and required participation from each of the ship’s duty sections to test Sailors reactions to different situations.“All the duty sections will go through these drills and put this training into action,” said Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 1st Class Benjamin Myers, a member of the AT/FP training team.Marines of the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) were used as role players in an attempt to make the situations as real as possible for the Sailors undergoing the training.Scenarios included the Marine role players attempting to board the ship without proper identification, and trying to penetrate the ECP with a simulated improvised explosive device.“I like to have the mentality of ‘when’ it’s going to happen, not ‘if,’” said Chief Master-at-Arms Edward Mendoza, AT/FP training team coordinator. “It keeps your mindset more alert and I try to give that mentality to the watchstanders because my priority is the safety of the ship. We need to make sure we can protect it.”Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Benoit Cisneros, who took part in the drills, said the training offered realistic scenarios.“The likelihood of someone trying to come on the ship that forgot his or her ID or trying to use someone else’s is very realistic,” he said. “Some of the scenarios are not uncommon, so it’s good we all have the same level of training so we know how to respond.”New Orleans is assigned to Amphibious Squadron 5, commanded by Capt. Humberto L. Quintanilla II, and along with embarked 11th MEU Marines, the ship is deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group.Commissioned in 2007, New Orleans is the second of the San Antonio-class transport dock ships. Its warfighting capabilities include a state-of-the-art command and control suite, substantially increased vehicle lift capacity, a large flight deck, and advanced ship survivability features that enhance its ability to operate in the littoral environment.The 7th Fleet AOR includes more than 52 million square miles of the Pacific and Indian oceans, stretching from the international date line to the east coast of Africa, and from the Kuril Islands in the north to the Antarctic in the south.More than half of the world’s population lives within the 7th Fleet AOR. In addition, more than 80 percent of that population lives within 500 miles of the oceans, which means this is an inherently maritime region.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 07, 2011 Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Newcenter_img Sailors Aboard USS New Orleans Participate in Series of AT/FP Exercises December 7, 2011 View post tag: Orleans View post tag: participate View post tag: sailors View post tag: Series View post tag: Navy Training & Educationlast_img read more

HMS Dauntless Returns Home to Portsmouth, UK

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Dauntless Returns Home to Portsmouth, UK View post tag: Returns View post tag: UK View post tag: Portsmouth October 31, 2012 View post tag: Dauntless HMS Dauntless returned home to Portsmouth yesterday (Tuesday 30) from her maiden deployment circumnavigating the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was met by hundreds of family and friends pleased to see their loved ones after seven months away at sea.The Type 45 destroyer has clocked up 30,000 miles visiting 18 countries across four continents carrying out security patrols, counter piracy and counter drugs operations and multinational exercises.Starting with Portugal HMS Dauntless went on to visit the Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Angola and South Africa.Following a short routine patrol of the Falklands Islands she headed up to the Caribbean where she visited Columbia, took part in a multinational exercise and was on standby to support potential humanitarian disaster relief operations during the peak of the hurricane season.She then spent time in the United States before heading home.Her Commanding Officer, Captain Will Warrender, said:“As Dauntless returns from her first operational deployment I am immensely proud of what my ship’s company has achieved.“The first Type 45 deployment to the South Atlantic provided the setting for an exceptionally diversedeployment.“It demonstrated what can be achieved over a wide area by one ship operating alone conducting a variety of operations and exercises.”During a series of exercises Dauntless worked with 27 other navies and provided training for 600 foreign military personnel.The ship also played host to almost 4,000 diplomatic guests on behalf of UK embassies and consulates in every port she visited. And she conducted several events in support of defence sales and UK trade and industry.Capt Warrender added:“Dauntless has not only demonstrated the exceptional flexibility of a warship, but that a modern and highly sophisticated Destroyer is much more than just a platform from which to fight.”Nineteen year-old Able Seaman Warfare Specialist Ryan Skipper, the youngest crew member, said:“Visiting so many different countries has been great.“We have been to some superb places and done so many different sorts of things, it has just been one massive experience from start to finish.“For my first trip away I think I have been really lucky with this one, seeing the world is one of the things that we all want to do whilst we’re in the Navy, so seeing four continents in just one go has been brilliant.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, October 31, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMS Share this article HMS Dauntless Returns Home to Portsmouth, UK Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: homelast_img read more

Special Trades Support Short-Term

first_imgThe physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since it’s founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation.APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:http://www.cccd.edu1370 Adams AvenueCosta Mesa, CA [email protected] LICENSES OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS :Some job assignments may require a valid California driver’slicense and/or possession of a license and/or certificate ofcompletion from an accredited college or agency relative to theassigned area. Continuing education, training or certification maybe required.Knowledge of:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Ability to:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Conditions of EmploymentUnder direct to minimum supervision of the head of the Division,Department, or Program, the non-academic, non-classified short-termsupport employee will provide services to the department to supportand assist regular employees by performing a variety of neededtemporary tasks.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District, and are not benefits eligible. Short-termemployment shall not result in the displacement of Classifiedpersonnel.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees perform servicesand tasks, which once completed, will not be extended or needed ona continuing basis. Short-term non-classified employees performservices that are not re-occurring and are not a permanentcomponent of the District’s operations. Short-term employees may beemployed to perform work at a one-time event that occurs on anirregular basis.Short-term non classified employees may not exceed 160 workingdays within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and may not exceed 19working hours per week and may only occupy one primary assignmentwithin the District.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Short term/temporaryassignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays ortime not worked but are entitled to sick leave per Labor Code2810.5. However, CalPERS retired annuitants are not entitled tothis benefit. The hours of work and effective date of employmentwill be arranged with the supervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individual’s interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTSTo be considered for employment you must submit a completeapplication packet. A complete application packet includes:Online Employment ApplicationAnswers to all of the supplemental questions.Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT DefinitionUnder direct to minimum supervision of the head of the Division,Department, or Program, the non-academic, non-classified short-termsupport employee will provide services to the department to supportand assist regular employees by performing a variety of neededtemporary tasks.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District, and are not benefits eligible. Short-termemployment shall not result in the displacement of Classifiedpersonnel.Non-academic, non-classified short-term employees perform servicesand tasks, which once completed, will not be extended or needed ona continuing basis. Short-term non-classified employees performservices that are not re-occurring and are not a permanentcomponent of the District’s operations. Short-term employees may beemployed to perform work at a one-time event that occurs on anirregular basis.Short-term non classified employees may not exceed 160 workingdays within a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and may not exceed 19working hours per week and may only occupy one primary assignmentwithin the District.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:On a temporary basis, provide support and/or assist withspecialized trades work. Duties may include design, demolition andregular repair related to special trade work: i.e., carpentry,cabinetry, tile, engineering, masonry, landscape, roofing,ironwork, heave equipment operation, glazier, welding, plaster,etc. Performs additional related duties as assigned.Qualifications and Physical DemandsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:Dependent on the specific Division, Department or Program jobassignment.Or, any combination of education an experience that wouldprovide the required equivalent qualifications.last_img read more

Slowdown for Starbucks as 600 stores are closed

first_imgStarbucks has reported a net loss of $6.7m (£3.4m) in the three months to the end of June, compared to a $158.3m (£79.9m) third-quarter profit last year, against a background of store closures and plans to cut 1,000 office jobs in the US.Total revenue rose by 9% to $2.6bn (£1.3bn), compared with $2.4bn (£1.2bn) for the third quarter of 2007. Its “lower-than-expected revenue growth” reflected a deterioration in the US, which contributed 76% of total net revenue.Meanwhile, international revenue grew by $103.6m (£52.3m) – 2% – to $535.6m. (£270.4m). But a company statement said: “International revenue growth was dampened somewhat by a slight decline in traffic in the UK, along with slower sales momentum in Canada.”The company has announced the closure of 600 “underperforming” stores in the US and 61 of its 84 outlets in Australia. Restructuring charges connected to the US closures amounted to $167.7m. (£84.7m)Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive, said: “The store closures and organisational restructuring… resulted from rigorous evaluations of the entire business.”—-=== Consumer Tracking ===== Shopping habits ==Despite increasing fears of a recession, new research suggests a significant percentage of consumers say they will spend more on food and drink from specialist or local retailers. A poll conducted by GfK NOP on behalf of retail consultancy him! revealed that, of 1,000 adults asked, 19% expected to spend more in this area and 16% would spend less.According to the survey, 84% of the population were concerned the country would enter a recession, compared with 57% in March this year. It also showed that 27% of adults would spend less on food and drink from fast food outlets, with only 6% prepared to spend more.One trend in particular is the increasing number of people who said they would be spending more in discount supermarkets, such as Aldi and Lidl. Only 14% said they would spend more in March 2008, which rose to 22% in June.The findings of the poll also suggested consumers would be cutting down on restaurant meals, although the figures showed that they wouldn’t necessarily switch to take-away options, but would instead buy more food from supermarkets.last_img read more

Vermont Attorney General settles claims of lead in drinking glasses

first_imgA Salt Lake City-based company will pay the State of Vermont $10,000 to settle claims by the Attorney General’s Office that it imported drinking glasses into Vermont from China and Indonesia that contained excessive levels of lead. Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell noted, ‘Lead is highly toxic, particularly to young children. There is no excuse for putting drinking glasses on the market that contain lead.’ The settlement is with Vandor, LLC.Independent laboratory testing found that 9 glasses out of 15 Vandor glasses and mugs contained lead concentrations of between 14 and 81 times the state limit of 100 parts per million (ppm) of lead for children’s products as defined under Vermont law. The 9 glasses also contained the heavy metal cadmium, although at much lower levels.The following is a description of the illustrations on the high-lead glasses and the lead concentration for each:Gone with the Wind glass no. 1’4,831 parts per million (ppm)Gone with the Wind glass no. 2’4,191 ppmElvis Presley tumbler’7,345 ppmElvis Presley glass (white)’1,443 ppmElvis Presley glass (black)’2,935 ppmElvis Presley ‘All Shook Up’ glass’4,216 ppmElvis Presley ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ glass’4,109 ppmElvis Presley ‘Love Me Tender’ glass’4,066 ppmElvis Presley ‘Burning Love’ glass’8,174 ppmUnder the settlement, Vandor may not sell any children’s product in or into Vermont, including decorated glasses and mugs, unless a representative sample of the items from each manufacturing run has met certain low limits for lead and cadmium. The settlement also requires Vandor to report on its test results; to terminate suppliers who produce more than a de minimis number of non-compliant products; to remove any high-lead or high-cadmium products from store shelves in Vermont; and to permit any consumer who has purchased a Vandor decorated glass to return the product to the retailer for a full refund.  Attorney General, July 25, 2011last_img read more

Keep an eye out: mild weather means ticks are active

first_imgTeen hiker missing for 18 hours in Carter County, TN found safe Read more here: https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2020/02/04/dupont-state-recreation-forest-seeks-public-input-forest-management/4625979002/   The N.C. Forest Service is accepting public comment via an online survey. A non-profit that helps with stewardship of the forest, Friends of DuPont Forest, has also launched an online survey to ask the public what they’d most like the non-profit to focus on.  Read more here: https://www.wjhl.com/news/local/teen-recounts-night-spent-in-woods-after-getting-separated-from-hiking-group-at-twisting-falls/ If you do find a tick on your body, remove it as soon as possible. Dr. Alexis Barbarian, the State of North Carolina Entomologist, told ABC11 that ticks must be attached to you for nearly 20 hours to transmit most diseases.  North Carolina’s DuPont State Forest seeks public comment on management plan The warmer-than-usual weather the southeast has experienced this winter might be great for hiking, biking and exploring the outdoors, but it comes with one little downside: ticks. The mild weather means that ticks, which usually settle down in the winter for something that resembles hibernation, are up and active, looking for their next meal.center_img DuPont State Forest, the 12,000-acre state forest in North Carolina’s Henderson and Transylvania counties, is seeking public comment on its forest recreation plan. The forest attracted nearly 1 million visitors last year and has become a mountain biking hub, drawing visitors from around the world.  Mild weather means ticks are active The teen began to follow a stream but, once nightfall set in, he told WJHL that he “found myself a cave and slept in it for 12 hours while I was soaking wet.” Meanwhile, the Carter County Rescue Squad, Carter County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Forest Service, the Technical Rescue team and a few volunteer fire departments all began searching for Blackburn, eventually locating him along a forest service road. Despite the ordeal, he suffered no injuries.  18-year-old Ethan Blackburn of Mountain City, TN went hiking with a group of friends to “Twisting Falls” in Carter County on Monday. The group began their hike around 4 p.m., but as the sun began to set, Blackburn realized he was no longer with the group. Read more here: https://abc11.com/health/ncs-mild-winter-means-ticks-are-active/5867513/ last_img read more

Coronavirus pandemic ‘amplifying’ poverty in UK

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic is increasing poverty in Britain, where levels are already high after a decade of austerity triggered by the global financial crisis, according to experts.Official data shows that more than 14 million people in the UK are classed as living in poverty, or nearly one-quarter of the population. Some 4.2 million children are poor, or around 30 percent of the total, government figures show. That is nearly 10 times the level in an average two-week period.’Education poverty'”If families who were earning decent wages before the pandemic move on to the Universal Credit, they will very suddenly find themselves living in poverty,” said Louisa McGeehan, a director at Child Poverty Action Group UK.As for families who were already classed as living in poverty prior to the outbreak – and whose children are stuck at home owing to schools being shut – the demands of online education add to the problem, she said.Read also: COVID-19 to slash Indonesia’s growth to 2.1% as millions may slip into poverty: World BankMcGeehan noted that “a lot of schools are putting lessons on the Internet for children to do at home. “If those children are in households who don’t have Internet or don’t have a computer, they are not able to do that learning.”McGeehan told AFP: “We have a nation where a child poverty crisis has been amplified by the impact of coronavirus.”But unlike the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis when the government slashed public spending, COVID-19 has sparked huge state stimulus, including a boost to Universal Credit.An adult receiving the benefit who is aged over 25 will receive £1,000 (US$1,239, 1,137 euros) extra per year.However an increase in the monthly amount to £400 remains far below the level of £600 considered sufficient for a single-person household to avoid “poverty” in the UK.”Economically we know there is very likely to be a big recession and it’s difficult to recover quickly from a big recession,” said Innes. “We know that recessions tend to hit people in poverty – or in risk of poverty – hardest,” he told AFP.Meanwhile foodbanks, which help feed the most vulnerable people including the homeless, are seeing fewer donations amid fallout from the coronavirus.Read also: UK PM in hospital as queen says united effort will defeat virusThe Trussell Trust, which has a national network of 1,200 food banks, said it faced an “unprecedented challenge”.The government is however still providing children who ordinarily received free school meals with lunches.”In my own school, we provide packed lunch that kids can come and pick up,” said teacher Amanda Martin, who is also president of the National Education Union.But she added: “In the short term, there is a real worry that some of these people that would be in school, that would be warm and safe and being fed, aren’t.”Topics : The situation is worsening with Britons losing jobs en masse as the UK experiences lockdown.Read also: Coronavirus reveals, exacerbates US inequality”The risk of poverty is particularly high for workers in sectors like hospitality and retail where people are more likely to be on low wages and in insecure work,” said Dave Innes, head of economics at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an organization for social change.Over the past fortnight, almost one million adults in the UK have applied for Universal Credit, the government’s main form of state aid.last_img read more

Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana, kills six, but less damage than forecast

first_imgHurricane Laura tore through Louisiana on Thursday, killing six people and flattening buildings across a wide swatch of the state before moving into Arkansas with heavy rains.Laura’s powerful gusts uprooted trees – and four people were crushed to death in separate incidents of trees falling on homes. The state’s department of health said late Thursday that there were two more fatalities attributed to the hurricane – a man who drowned while aboard a sinking boat and a man who had carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a generator in his home.In Westlake, a chemical plant caught fire when hit by Laura, and the flames continued to send a chlorine-infused plume of smoke skyward nearly 24 hours after landfall. Topics : Laura caused less mayhem than forecasts predicted – but officials said it remained a dangerous storm and that it would take days to assess the damage. At least 867,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas remained without power on Thursday afternoon.”This was the most powerful storm to ever make landfall in Louisiana,” Governor John Bel Edwards told a news conference. “It’s continuing to cause damage and life-threatening conditions.”Laura’s maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (241 kph) upon landfall easily bested Hurricane Katrina, which sparked deadly levee breaches in New Orleans in 2005, and arrived with wind speeds of 125 mph.The NHC said Laura’s eye had crossed into southern Arkansas late Thursday afternoon and was heading to the northeast at 15 mph (24 kph). The storm could dump 7 inches (178 mm) of rain on portions of Arkansas, likely causing flash floods.center_img Laura was downgraded to a tropical depression by the NHC at 10 p.m., and the forecaster said it will move to the mid-Mississippi Valley later on Friday and then to the mid-Atlantic states on Saturday.Chemical plumeLaura’s howling winds leveled buildings across a wide swath of the state and a wall of water that was 15 feet (4.6 m) high crashed into tiny Cameron, Louisiana, where the hurricane made landfall around 1 a.m.A calamitous 20-foot storm surge that had been forecast to move 40 miles (64 km) inland was avoided when Laura tacked east just before landfall, Edwards said. That meant a mighty gush of water was not fully pushed up the Calcasieu Ship Channel, which would have given the storm surge an easy path far inland.Tropical-force winds were felt in nearly every parish across Louisiana – and Edwards warned that the death toll could climb as search and rescue missions increase.Cleanup beginsResidents of Lake Charles heard Laura’s winds and the sound of breaking glass as the storm passed through the city of 78,000 with winds of 85 mph and gusts up to 128 mph in the hour after landfall.National Guard troops cleared debris from roads in Lake Charles on Thursday afternoon. There were downed power lines in streets around the city, and the winds tipped a few semi-trucks onto their sides.The windows of the city’s 22-storey Capital One Tower were blown out, street signs were toppled and pieces of wooden fence and debris from collapsed buildings lay scattered in the flooded streets, video footage on Twitter and Snapchat showed.Lake Charles resident Borden Wilson, a 33-year-old pediatrician, was anxious about his return home after evacuating to Minden, Louisiana.”I never even boarded up my windows. I didn’t think to do that. This is the first hurricane I’ve experienced. I just hope my house is fine,” he said in a telephone interview.last_img read more

Ørsted charters CTV fleet in Taiwan

first_imgThe CTV fleet will be operational in 2021 and 2022, supporting the offshore installation campaign. These CTVs will be owned and operated by Dong Fang Offshore, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Taiwan’s Hung Hua Construction, and Ventus Marine, a joint venture between Taiwan’s Ta Tong Marine Group and Singapore-based PSA Marine, as well as a joint venture of OPUS MARINE and its Taiwanese partners. Source: Ørsted “The CTV contracts well demonstrate Ørsted’s commitment towards enabling Taiwan vessel suppliers to expand their business in the offshore wind industry. These contracts help the local construction companies build up experience and capabilities in order to enter into future offshore wind project construction business,” Christy Wang, General Manager of Ørsted in Taiwan, said. The 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a project will feature 111 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed on jacket foundations some 35 to 50 kilometres off the coast. The wind farms are scheduled to be commissioned in 2022. “Moreover, we are optimistic to see these contracts paving the way to create employment opportunities for local fishermen as well as providing necessary language and crew trainings to help them get ready to work on CTVs in the near future.” Ørsted has signed crew transfer vessels (CTV) contracts to charter five ships and form a Taiwan-flagged CTV fleet for the construction work on the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms.last_img read more

Calls about poisonings from fake marijuana edibles, candy triple

first_imgNews4Jax 22 September 2020Family First Comment: “Poison Control takes emergency calls every day and more of them from people — or parents of teens — who have eaten one of the fake candies. Workers there told News4Jax such calls have tripled. On Monday, a woman told News4Jax her daughter was given gummies not knowing they were laced with a drug. The girl ended up in a hospital within hours.” (‘Medicinal’ mariuana edibles are legal in Florida )The Florida Poison Information Center in Jacksonville has a warning for parents: The number of people poisoned by fake marijuana edibles and candies has tripled and experts say there is little you can do to identify the real thing from the imitation.There are legal, legitimate marijuana edibles from licensed dispensaries, then there are fakes sold on the street. Experts say if you don’t know the source, there’s little you can do to tell them apart.Poison Control takes emergency calls every day and more of them from people — or parents of teens — who have eaten one of the fake candies. Workers there told News4Jax such calls have tripled.On Monday, a woman told News4Jax her daughter was given gummies not knowing they were laced with a drug. The girl ended up in a hospital within hours.The doctors told the family it was possibly synthetic THC in the gummy candy. THC a common component in marijuana, but there is also fake or synthetic THC.“You never really know what you’re getting with a gummy or a cookie,” said Anthony DeGelorum, a clinical toxicology fellow at Poison Control.Nurses and doctors at the center get calls about everything from snake bites to alcohol poisoning to edible marijuana poisioning.READ MORE: https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/09/22/calls-about-poisonings-from-fake-marijuana-edibles-candy-triple/Mother says daughter was given drug-laced candy & ended up in hospitalNews4Jax 22 September 2020A mother is speaking out after she says candy laced with a drug put her daughter in the hospital.According to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, investigators discovered that a teenager gave the candy to the 10th grade student. An arrest had not been announced as of Monday.The incident was reported at Bartram Trail High School.Beth Richards said she was in the ambulance as her daughter, Autumn, was rushed to the hospital. She wasn’t sure what was happening to her.Doctors told Richards it was a synthetic THC. THC is a chemical component in marijuana.The Sheriff’s Office said it was reported Thursday and that deputies sent the gummies to be tested at a lab.READ MORE: https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/09/21/mother-says-daughter-was-given-thc-candy-ended-up-in-hospital/last_img read more