4 May
2021

UK: HMS Liverpool Bids Farewell to Namesake City

first_img View post tag: Naval Training & Education HMS Liverpool will take her bow in the city for which she is named as she pays her final visit to Merseyside after three decades’ sterling service.The veteran destroyer will berth in Liverpool for the last time on Wednesday, beginning a six-day visit.A series of high-profile events are planned once the Portsmouth based warship – billed the ‘Royal Navy’s queen of the recent Libyan conflict – arrives at the impressive Cruise Liner Terminal in the heart of the city at around 9.30am.As well as holding a reception for invited guests during her stay, the ship’s company is also looking forward to hosting some 20 groups, schools/colleges and organisations on board.A particular honour is bestowed upon them all on Friday when the crew will take to the streets of Liverpool to exercise their Freedom of the City for the last time.HMS Liverpool was awarded this honour in 1982 and has exercised this ancient tradition on numerous occasions during her close affiliation with this great maritime city.The parade will step off from Our Lady and St Nicholas’ Church at mid-day, after a celebratory service which will also be attended by the Lord Lieutenant Of Merseyside, Dame Lorna Muirhead and the Royal Navy’s Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Vice Admiral Philip Jones.The route takes them east on Chapel Street and then east on Tithebarn Street, before turning south on Moorfields and west on Dale Street.After turning north on to Exchange Street West, the parade will halt for inspections, and a salute will be taken by the Lord Mayor, before the parade falls out for a civic reception at Liverpool Town Hall.But it is on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm that the ship and her crew will have a real opportunity to engage with the public of Merseyside, when she opens her gangway to the public.HMS Liverpool will make her last journey down the Mersey on the morning of March 5, leaving the terminal at 11am and delivering a gun salute at the Cammell Laird yard, where fittingly she was built, shortly afterwards; she will then sail past the Royal Liver Building to deliver a second gun salute to the city with which she has been so proudly intertwined over the past 30 years.HMS Liverpool’s Commanding Officer Cdr Colin Williams, said:“This visit is one of celebration and appreciation of the sterling service which this exceptional ship has offered her country during her three decades at sea.“To be bringing her back home to Liverpool is, without question, not only the absolute pinnacle of this celebration, but also a very poignant and dignified moment in her long and illustrious life.“We have always enjoyed absolutely exceptional links with Liverpool. I know that my crew is honoured and excited to show off their ship once more to Merseysiders, who have always shown unparalleled hospitality and enthusiasm for this great ship.“I am extremely proud to have commanded HMS Liverpool and her crew – there is obviously some sadness in bidding farewell to any ship, but, more than anything, this is a time to honour HMS Liverpool and her achievements, the most recent of which was outstanding and key support to the NATO operations off the coast of Libya.“I sincerely hope that as many Merseysiders as possible will make the journey to the Cruise Liner Terminal to visit the ship on Saturday and Sunday when we open to the public. It allows us in our own small way to return the hospitality and affection shown over more than three decades before bidding our final fond farewell.”A formal decommissioning ceremony for the ship will be held in her home base of Portsmouth at the end of March.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 28, 2012; Image: royalnavy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Liverpool Bids Farewell to Namesake City View post tag: Namesake View post tag: City View post tag: News by topic Veteran destroyer HMS Liverpool is saying an emotional six-day farewell to her namesake city as she prepares to bow out of front-line service after 30 years. View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: HMS View post tag: bids View post tag: Farewell View post tag: Liverpool UK: HMS Liverpool Bids Farewell to Namesake City February 28, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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17 Jan
2021

Safe, Sweet Strawberries

first_img“You can best wash strawberries by placing them in a colander and spraying them withwater,” Harrison said. “The crop usually begins coming in in mid-March and lasts until early June,” Krewersaid. “We’re a little early this year due to the warm weather.” The weather has also made this a banner year for Georgia strawberries. “It comes at a very bad time for us,” Krewer said, “because it gives the wrongimpression. But we have a very good crop this year. And the combination of clean,drinking-quality water used for irrigation, strictly using dry commercial fertilizer andthe plastic shield between the berries and the soil make it an outstanding, clean crop.” No matter where you live in the state, you should be able to find a fresh supply ofGeorgia-grown strawberries. “The Georgia strawberry crop is one of the most sanitary crops I know of,” said GerardKrewer, a University of Georgia Extension Service horticulturist in Tifton. “It’sdrip-irrigated with drinking-quality water, and a layer of plastic separates the berriesfrom the soil, eliminating the risk of soil-borne illness.” “The fertilizer used on strawberries is commercial dry fertilizer, not manure,” saidButch Ferree, an extension horticulturist in Fort Valley. “The first round of fertilizer isusually plowed into the soil in the fall, and more is added to the irrigation system in thespring. Soil low in organic matter produces the best strawberries, so it’s properlytreated before the berries are even planted.” The soil and fertilizer used on the crop also make it safer. “Our crop is scattered all over the state,” Krewer said. “We don’t have exact acreagefigures on the crop, but we do know they are very productive, yielding about 15,000 to20,000 pounds per acre.” “We had some problems around Savannah because the warm weather betweenChristmas and New Year’s forced some of the plants to bloom early,” Ferree said.”But this dry weather has brought us superb quality.”center_img They’re a tasty crop, too, Ferree said. “The variety usually seen in grocery stores is Chandler, and it was practically made forthe Georgia climate,” he said. “If you pick your own, they are more mature and evenfresher.” Take advantage of this limited-time offering of fresh Georgia-grown strawberries.Don’t let the recent scare scare you off. Georgia’s strawberry crop is in. Don’t let the recent food scare keep you from pickingand eating these scrumptious specimens. The prime picking time for Georgia strawberries is now. “Whether it’s industry, pick-your-own or the family garden, poor sanitation can causeproblems,” said Judy Harrison, an extension food safety specialist. “Using clean handsand clean, properly stored containers for the product are important, regardless of thecrop or who is picking it.” Harrison says to remove any badly bruised or moldy strawberries. Place the rest in asingle layer in a clean container covered with wax paper in the refrigerator. Cap andwash thoroughly with drinking water just before using. Despite these precautions, animals passing through a field, or mishandled berries, couldstill cause a health problem. Sanitation care in the kitchen, and at every step in foodhandling, is required.last_img read more

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27 Aug
2020

Warriors sweep aside Cavs to capture third NBA title in four seasons

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors earned their third NBA title in four seasons after completing a comprehensive 4-0 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.Coach Steve Kerr described the triumph as “the hardest so far” but his Warriors side routed the Cavs 108-84 to prevail in the fourth consecutive finals meeting between the teams.Stephen Curry scored 37 points for the Warriors, while LeBron James claimed 23 in what could be his final Cavs game.James is a free agent next month.The 33-year-old American, playing in his eighth consecutive finals, said he had “no idea at this point” about his future and would consider the decision with his family.’We just know how to win’The win added to the Golden State Warriors’ victories in 2015 and 2017 and was the first finals clean sweep since the Cavs were demolished by San Antonio Spurs in 2007. It was the second time the Warriors have secured the championship in Cleveland during Kerr’s four-year tenure.”I remember sitting in this room three years ago and it seemed like a dream. This feels like reality,” Kerr said. “I hope that doesn’t sound arrogant. It’s just the talent we have and the experience we’ve gained.”A James slam dunk had Cleveland ahead 39-38 halfway through the second quarter, but Golden State responded to lead 61-52 at half-time and eased to victory from there.”We just know how to win,” said Curry. “We keep waking up every day and trying to get better and we end up here. We can’t get enough of this feeling.”Wherever that puts us in the conversation in the history of the NBA or being a dynasty… we’ll have plenty of time to discuss that later. We want to keep this thing going as long as we can.” Curry top scored but it was Kevin Durant who was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row, adding 20 points, 12 rebounds and a post-season career high of 10 assists.It was the 28th consecutive play-off game in which he has scored at least 20 points.”They have five guys on the floor that can dribble, pass and shoot,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. “Even when you do defend them well, they’ve got guys like Steph and KD who can make unbelievable shots.”‘Broken hand was self-inflicted’ – LeBronWhile Golden State are building one of the great basketball dynasties, Cleveland’s future is clouded by uncertainty.James, widely regarded as the greatest player of his generation, is expected to leave for a second time, having returned to the franchise in 2014 after departing for Miami four years earlier. The three-time champion revealed he had played the last three matches with a broken right hand, sustained after he scored his best play-off points haul of 51 in the opener.The Cavs’ talisman reportedly suffered the injury after punching a blackboard in frustration after his side spurned an opportunity to win in the final seconds.”It was self-inflicted,” he said. “I was very emotional for a lot of different reasons and I let that get the best of me.”On the night, James top scored for his side and left to a standing ovation after playing 41 of the game’s first 44 minutes, but it was his least productive performance of the series.”To be the best player in the world and to give everything you’ve got in your 15th season, play all 82 games and carry this team the way he did is a testament to his character,” Lue said. “He’s a bad boy and I love having him on our team. He fights and competes to the end. Sometimes you can give everything you’ve got and still come up short.”I hope he stays. But after a game like that I’m not in any position to talk about that.”last_img read more

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16 Aug
2020

AUDI BORN2SKI – Everything is ready for a real Ski Spectacle on Bjelasnica!

first_imgIn the period from February 22 to 25, Bjelasnica will host the very first edition of BORN2SKI festival in alpine skiing, which will gather business community, ski clubs, as well as all the lovers of skiing and good fun through unique sporting activities.The project BORN2SKI is aimed to become a unique event that will be gathering the ski community from the whole region every year, and therefore, we chose strategic partners who realized this year’s edition of BORN2SKI, and who will continue to work with us in the future period as well, in order to further popularize this project in our region.“Sarajevo and the surrounding mountains are offering great opportunities for further popularization of winter sports, the organization of great sports events, and our goal is to return Sarajevo through BORN2SKI project on a map of the most important sport events in the region. We believe that we will offer great quality content for different target groups, and realize another great business and sports spectacle for all the participants,” said Jasmin Mehic, the organizer of the BORN2SKI project in BiH.The Olympic Committee of BiH, as a special partner of this event, recognized the BORN2SKI project as a platform for encouraging and further development of ski sports in our country, as well as affirmation of youth and the wider social community.(Source: akta.ba)last_img read more

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