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Consumer confidence dips with age


first_imgSunday 15 August 2010 10:17 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Consumer confidence dips with age Show Comments ▼ Share RESEARCH has shown a yawning gap in the effect of the recent austerity Budget on confidence levels among young and old people.PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found 30 per cent of 18-24 year-olds think they will be better off in 12 months’ time. Confidence then dips on a declining scale, turning negative among 35-44 year-olds and bottoming out in the 55-64 age bracket, where 47 per cent of people believe they will be worse off in a year’s time.Inge Cajot, a director at PwC, said: “Ironically, the medium term fundamentals point in the opposite direction. “Younger consumers continue to be optimistic about their future disposable income but in reality it is under increasing pressure due to rising unemployment, lower pay rises and potentially higher student fees to face.” last_img read more


Tillman mulls Jaeger sale


first_img Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut whatsapp Tillman mulls Jaeger sale whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content LUXURY fashion brand Jaeger may be put up for sale by owner Harold Tillman, after he received several approaches for the 126-year-old brand.Tillman, who also bought luxury label Aquascutum in 2009, has appointed investment bank Rothschild to consider strategic options for Jaeger, which may include an outright sale worth £100m, according to weekend reports.Fashion entrepreneur Harold Tillman bought Jaeger in 2003 for a small sum and was joined a year later by chief executive Belinda Earl, a former boss of department stores group Debenhams.When Tillman took over the brand had annual losses of £12m. The retailer now has more than 40 stores in the UK and its last results showed earnings of £7m on sales of £85.5m. Tags: NULL Sunday 13 February 2011 10:52 pmlast_img read more


Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) 2015 Annual Report


first_imgCaudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileCaudan Development Limited deals in the investment and development of real estate properties and provision of security services in Mauritius. The company also owns, promotes and develops Le Caudan Waterfront, which is a mixed commercial project on the waterfront of Port Louis. Apart from Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Development Limited rents out industrial buildings situated at Pailles, Riche Terre, and Albion Dock. The company also deals in the sale of alarm equipment and property protection services. Caudan Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more


National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) 2018 Annual Report


first_imgNational Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNational Tyre Services Limited is the largest distributor and retailer of new tyres and tubes for the automotive industry in Zimbabwe. Its focus is on re-lugging tyres used in the agricultural and earthmoving sector and the procurement of truck tyres for the Zimbabwe transport industry. Popular tyre brands sold by National Tyre Services include Dunlop, Firestone, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Pirelli, Bandag, Regal and Comforser. It offers products in its ranger catering for sedans, SUVs, off-road vehicles, light trucks and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Its service outlets deal with wheel alignment, wheel balancing, product support and inner tyre tubes. The company has a national footprint with 12 retail outlets in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe. The re-lugging factory is in Harare and Chiredzi and re-treading and procurement of truck tyres is done out of Harare and Bulawayo. National Tyre Services Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Beam House / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates


first_imgArchitects: Hugo Kohno Architect Associates Area Area of this architecture project Beam House / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889339/beam-house-hugo-kohno-architect-associates Clipboard Kentaro Nagasaka Engineering Network Co.Ltd. Beam House / Hugo Kohno Architect AssociatesSave this projectSaveBeam House / Hugo Kohno Architect AssociatesSave this picture!© Seiichi Osawa+ 18Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan “COPY” Area:  121 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2017 ArchDaily Photographs:  Seiichi Osawa Year:  Mechanical Engineer:Limited company ComodoCity:TokyoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Seiichi OsawaRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. Located on a lot with a narrow frontage, this building houses a gallery on the first floor and a residence on the second and third floors. The client requested that the gallery have a glass facade to allow good visibility from the street and be a single open space to ensure flexibility and allow for future changes in use. They also requested a separate entrance to the second-floor residential area, and a design that required no structural walls on the first floor, such as a Rahmen structure.Save this picture!StructureIn typical Japanese wood-frame architecture, load-bearing walls are necessary between the beams, with a particularly large number needed on lower floors. This leads to a partitioning of space. Using a wooden portal-style Rahmen frame toward the front of the building rendered load-bearing walls unnecessary, but the columns also had to be widened, crowding the narrow facade. To allow for narrower columns, the top-to-bottom height of the beams had to be increased, but ordinarily that would close off the space. Our design solution was to create a Rahmen frame using composite beams made of steel trusses and laminated lumber, which allowed for both narrower columns and long lines of site, ultimately creating a greater feeling of openness in the space.Save this picture!© Seiichi OsawaBy inserting open steel-truss frames in the center of the expanded beams, we were able to avoid obstructing the space with thick beams, instead allowing lines of site to easily pass through them. Based on strength requirements and the intended use of each area, we varied the form of the truss frames in multiple ways and altered the height of the ceiling, creating a freer, more open space. Save this picture!SectionBecause the steel trusses support only the horizontal load, a fire-resistant covering was not necessary, and it thus became possible to incorporate the truss frames into the design. The steel-wood hybrid structure lightened the building and also lowered costs compared to an all-steel frame. We used many styles for the steel trusses and put them to use as balcony handrails, sun shades, back support for a bench, and openwork elements above doors. The frames are also visible as-is in many parts of the building, defining both the interior space and exterior appearance. Save this picture!© Seiichi OsawaProject gallerySee allShow lessBeijing Capital Museum / AREPSelected ProjectsHouse over the Water / Elliott + Elliott ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeHugo Kohno Architect AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoJapanPublished on February 21, 2018Cite: “Beam House / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates” 20 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Santa flights set for take-off at Shannon


first_imgPrint Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Advertisement Facebook Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleWATCH: Darren Sweetnam keen to pursue “life-long dream” with Goodbody BursaryNext articleVicky to celebrate recovery by lighting up Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Joanna the elf and Elmo leading children to the Departure Gate at Shannon Airport for a Santa flight.Photo: Arthur Ellis.MORE than 2,000 lucky children and their parents will get to meet Santa 15,000 ft above sea level during Shannon Airport’s 2018 Santa Flights adventure.Short of Christmas Eve itself, Santa’s busiest time in the run up to December 25th is when he jets in for his sixth annual Shannon airport visit, one of Ireland’s best loved and unique Santa experiences.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The big man will take to the skies with a troupe of elves on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2.  The event will be supported by teams of airport staff volunteers as Mrs Claus and her team of helpers will be manning the airport check-in desks.Tickets for this special event will be allocated through a lottery system. A €1 per seat lottery application fee will apply for entries along with a €1.50 booking fee. All profits will go to Shannon Group’s designated charities, the Share a Dream Foundation and the Clare Crusaders.The lottery will close on Tuesday, November 13 and the winners will be notified by text soon after.A packed programme of entertainment is being laid on with dancing elves, games and other treats helping children while away the final minutes before boarding.Bookings are confined to a maximum of six but with the airport determined to ensure as many children as possible avail of the very special Christmas treat, a maximum of two adults will be allowed with any group of six. No child will be allowed on their own without an adult.Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy said that organising the event takes huge logistics from ensuring the children and their families have plenty of fun activities to keep them entertained, to ensuring that all flights run smoothly and that Santa makes his mid-air transfer from his sleigh to the airplane safely.“None of it would be possible without our staff who go over and above each year to ensure that everything runs smoothly,” he explainedShannon Group chief executive Matthew Thomas said that as well as adding to the magic of Christmas for children, the Santa flights are also an integral part of the airport’s fundraising efforts for local charities.“Since the establishment of Shannon Group in 2014,  staff have raised more than €230,000 for a range of worthy charities,” he added.by Tom [email protected] TAGSbusinessCommunityNews Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Email Twitter NewsBusinessCommunitySanta flights set for take-off at ShannonBy Staff Reporter – November 7, 2018 1206 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites last_img read more


Dad pleads not guilty at emotional court appearance after infant twins die in hot car


first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Juan Rodriguez, the father of 1-year-old twins who died after he said he accidentally left them in his car all day while he was at work, made an emotional first court appearance on Saturday. The 39-year-old and his wife, Marissa, spent much of the proceedings in tears as he pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. He sobbed throughout the court appearance, but began physically shaking when his lawyer mentioned the twins, Luna and Phoenix Rodriguez.He was ordered held on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. Rodriguez was able to make bail, and was released following the court appearance.Rodriguez, from Rockland County, just north of New York City, dropped his 4-year-old son off at a home in Westchester, New York, on Friday before driving to work as a licensed clinical social worker at James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. Rodriguez told police he forgot his 1-year-old twins were strapped into their rear-facing car seats when he arrived for work at 8 a.m.When he returned to his car eight hours later to drive home, he “observed Luna and Phoenix in the above reference vehicle, strapped into their car seats, not moving, not breathing and both children appeared lifeless,” according to court documents.Rodriguez called 911, but the children were pronounced dead on the scene at 4:10 p.m.The children’s body temperatures were 108 degrees, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.“I assumed I dropped them off at daycare before I went to work,” Rodriguez told officers who arrived on the scene, according to court documents. “I blanked out. My babies are dead; I killed my babies.”Rodriguez did not speak during his court appearance Saturday evening, but his lawyer called the children’s deaths “a tragedy of horrific proportions.”“Certainly it’s unimaginable, and at the time that I had occasion to speak to my client last night … he was inconsolable,” his lawyer, Joey Jackson, said in court. “He obviously is still in that state of mind. … My client, under no circumstances, meant at all for this to occur. My client is married, his wife is here, in addition to numerous other family members, judge, who support him and love him dearly.”“There’s nothing here at all that is intentional and my client, if he could bring back time, certainly he would do that,” Jackson continued. “I think in this world in which we live with so many, perhaps too many, distractions it just didn’t have to happen. It did and it’s most regrettable.”Rodriguez, who works with veterans as a social worker, also is a member of the military and served in Iraq. His lawyer said he was injured during his tour, but is still a member of the National Guard.He also has two older children, a 16-year-old and 12-year-old.Rodriguez is also facing two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.Family and friends greeted the father when he was released from custody Saturday evening. He was met with cheers and several hugs as he was ushered into a car.“He’s mindful that he has to live with this for the rest of his life,” Jackson added. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Watching brief


Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Watching briefOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today The Monitoring at Work Code, published last month, gives employers a guideto when and how they can monitor staff.katherine o’brien discusses somepotential scenariosGeneral guidelinesPaper UK (PUK) is a paper distribution company with about 100employees. Employees work either at the company’s head office, or at thecustomer advice centre taking queries from customers. The HR manager has readabout the new code for monitoring employees, and wants to know what PUK shoulddo. Katherine O’Brien comments: The third part of the Employment PracticesData Protection Code – Monitoring at Work (published on 11 June 2003 after alengthy consultation process) provides employers with guidance on how theycan monitor job applicants, employees and other staff. Monitoring is an intrinsic part of the employment relationship, andtechnological developments mean employers hold extensive information on theirstaff – often collected automatically and without too much thought. Staff maybe filmed on CCTV as they arrive or leave work, electronic swipe cards willindicate their whereabouts on the employer’s premises, and computer logs arecreated when staff switch on their computers. During the day, records indicate staff access to the internet and sitesvisited. E-mails sent and received are recorded as well as telephone calls. Ifstaff are provided with work mobile telephones or company cars, then managementoften makes records of use. The Code lays down guidelines for steps employers should take in decidingwhether any particular form of monitoring is appropriate in the circumstances.Any adverse impact of monitoring on individuals has to be justified by thebenefits received. The Code recommends using specific impact assessments to decidewhether or not this is the case, to establish what monitoring is to be carriedout and to whether a monitoring arrangement is a proportionate response to theproblem to be addressed. An impact assessment involves: – Identifying the purpose behind the monitoring arrangement and the benefitsit is likely to deliver – Identifying any likely adverse impact of the monitoring arrangement – Considering alternatives to monitoring or different ways in which it mightbe carried out – Taking into account the obligations that arise from monitoring – Judging whether monitoring is justified. The following factors may establish whether there is an adverse impact onstaff and customers of the organisation: – What intrusion will there be in private lives or interference with privatecommunications? – How much information do staff have on how and when they are monitored? Themore information provided the better, as it allows staff to limit the adverseimpact on them – Will there be any impact on the relationship of mutual trust andconfidence between the staff and employer or any other confidentialrelationship, such as, for example, trade union representatives? – As part of the impact assessment, it is important to consider the leastintrusive method of monitoring possible and alternatives to monitoring – In establishing that staff are complying with company policy andprocedure, using different methods of supervision, training and clearercommunication may deliver acceptable results – Specific incidents can be investigated by accessing stored e-mails, ratherthan undertaking continuous monitoring. Monitoring can also be limited to staffabout whom complaints have been received or areas of high risk – Automated monitoring is less intrusive and means the personal informationis only ‘seen’ by a machine – Spot-checks or audits can be undertaken rather than continuous monitoring(depending on the circumstances, as sometimes continuous monitoring can be lessintrusive than human intervention). As well as the aspects mentioned above, deciding whether a current orproposed method of monitoring is justified involves emphasising the need to befair to staff, ensuring any intrusion is no more than necessary. Any significantintrusion will only be justified if the employer’s business is at serious risk.Consultation with staff and/or trade unions can be of assistance whenconsidering these issues. CCTV monitoringPUK has noticed an unusually high amount of stock is being ordered ona regular basis, and believes some is being stolen. It proposes to set up CCTVcameras to monitor the situation. Can it do this? KO’B comments: When carrying out an impact assessment for videomonitoring PUK should consider the following: – It must establish why it is setting up the CCTV and what benefit itbelieves it will obtain. Does it wish to obtain evidence that theft isoccurring, deter future thefts or catch the perpetrators? PUK should alsoconsider whether it is reasonable to believe stock is being stolen. This willadd weight to the belief that monitoring is required. – In order to reduce the adverse impact, PUK should consider targeting areasof particular risk, for example the stockroom. PUK may feel other areas needmonitoring depending on where it feels it is most likely to identify theperpetrators of any theft. Where possible, monitoring should be confined toareas where staff expectation of privacy is low (not the staff toilets, forinstance) – Continuous monitoring will only be justified in rare circumstances due toits particularly intrusive nature – Are there practical alternatives to CCTV, such as security checks on staffleaving the building? – Is PUK able to make it clear that monitoring is taking place and why, inall areas where the monitoring takes place (placing a prominent sign,identifying the organisation responsible for monitoring, who is to be contactedand why it is being done)? This is particularly important in public areas wherepeople other than staff are likely to be inadvertently caught on camera – Can PUK justify the continuous monitoring of a particular area? This maynot be so simple if individuals are likely to be continuously monitored, forexample those working in the stockroom. In limited circumstances, the Data Protection Act 1998 allows covertmonitoring. Covert monitoring should be authorised by senior management, whomust satisfy themselves that there are grounds for suspecting criminal activityor equivalent malpractice, and that notifying individuals would prejudice itsprevention or detection. A reliable test is whether or not the activity wouldbe of sufficient seriousness to involve the police (unless covert monitoring isto be carried out in a private area, in which case a suspicion of a seriouscrime and an intention to involve the police is required). PUK would find covert monitoring difficult to justify when it doesn’t havean individual in mind. Personal information collected should only be used for the purposes forwhich the monitoring was introduced, unless it is in an individuals’ interestto use it or if it reveals an activity no reasonable employer could be expectedto ignore (for example, serious harassment). E-mail and the internetStaff working in the customer advice centre at PUK take queries fromcustomers by telephone and e-mail. The manager believes some employees arespending a large part of their time looking at pornography on the internet andsending personal e-mails. He wants to check what members of staff are doing.Can he do it and what methods can be used? KO’B comments: PUK needs to establish whether it has a current staffpolicy regulating electronic communications and whether it establishesboundaries of acceptable behaviour with regard to e-mail exchange and use ofthe internet. A policy for the use of electronic communications should incorporate thefollowing features: – Clear boundaries as to the amount and type of personal communicationsallowed – Specified restrictions on what can be viewed or copied from the internet – Clear instructions as to what would be considered offensive rather thansimply a reference to ‘offensive’ material – Examples of personal information which staff are permitted to communicate – Alternatives to electronic communications for passing on personalinformation – An explanation of the purpose for which any monitoring is conducted, theextent of monitoring and means used. This should include how the policy isenforced and the penalties for a breach of that policy. In addition, PUK must ensure it is not in breach of the Regulation ofInvestigatory Powers Act 2000 and Lawful Business Practice Regulations.Interceptions are not permitted without the consent of the sender and recipientunless authorised under the regulations. An interception is likely to beauthorised where it is for the purpose of running the business and allreasonable efforts have been made to inform internal users of the interception.Once PUK has established the purpose of the monitoring arrangement and thebenefits it will deliver, it should look at any adverse impact and suitablealternatives. – Analyse e-mail traffic rather than monitoring the content of messages. Ifthe content is monitored, PUK may be at risk of breaching its duty of trust andconfidence – Detection of personal communications should be possible from the headingor address. The content of personal e-mails should only be accessed where thereis a pressing business need to do so – Establish whether any methods of monitoring can be limited or automated.Automated systems can provide protection from intrusion and malicious codes anddetect references to particular matters – Technology that prevents rather than detects misuse could be used to stopstaff accessing unauthorised websites. PUK can also detect time spent accessingthe internet rather than monitoring sites visited or content viewed,particularly if web access for personal reasons is not permitted – Monitoring can also be done on an aggregated basis by examining logs ofwhich sites have been visited and only focusing on specific individuals whohave been identified as problematic. Such a log is also likely to identifysites accessed accidentally – In all cases, before further action is taken, staff should be given anopportunity to explain their actions or challenge any information. Monitoring e-mails will mean processing information about external peoplewho should be informed of the monitoring. Staff must also be made aware of thenature and extent of e-mail and internet access monitoring. Katherine O’Brien is a trainee solicitor at Lewis Silkin Find out more on the code at www.dataprotection.gov.uk read more


Validation of three global ocean models in the Weddell Sea


first_imgWe present a validation of three global z-level eddy-permitting/resolving ocean general circulation models against hydrographic observations and remote sensing sea ice data from the Weddell Sea. The Weddell Sea is a region in which complex processes such as water mass formation, sea ice formation and melt, and circulation under ice shelves take place. The representation of these processes is challenging even for the current generation of eddy-permitting ocean models. Simulating the hydrographic structure of this basin is a stringent test for models, notably so when considering the global influence of the regional processes. The performance of OCCAM (at two resolutions), ORCA025 and TPAC are tested regarding water mass properties, sea ice seasonality (OCCAM and ORCA025 only) and volume transport. OCCAM simulates the deep water masses reasonably well in both resolutions. The eddy-resolving run is not significantly better than the eddy-permitting simulation. ORCA025 and TPAC represent the surface layers and the Weddell Gyre circulation better but are generally too warm throughout the water column. All models underestimate Weddell Sea Bottom Water formation. Both OCCAM and ORCA025 struggle to correctly model the sea ice cover: OCCAM overestimates the summer ice extent while little multi-year sea ice remains in ORCA025. TPAC exhibits considerable drift in potential temperature during the model run. The choice of a model for a study has to be made carefully taking into account the model’s performance in the specific area, application and variable of interest. We identify several starting points for improving the models, namely model numerics and parameterisations of subgridscale processes, ensuring more accurate forcing datasets, correct initialisation, and ice-ocean interactions, all of which are likely to have larger benefits than simply increasing the horizontal resolution beyond eddy permitting. (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more


USCG Cutter Vigorous Relocates to New Homeport


first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USCG Cutter Vigorous Relocates to New Homeport Vigorous is the first of two Medium Endurance Cutters from Cape May, New Jersey to be relocated to Little Creek. The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is scheduled to arrive in 2015.“Cape May was a wonderful home for Vigorous over the past 21 years and we thank the community for its steadfast support,” said Cmdr. Terry Johns, Vigorous commanding officer. “Our 76 member crew looks forward to our new home port of Little Creek and the opportunities it will present.”The addition of two Medium Endurance Cutters will significantly increase the Coast Guard’s operational presence in the Mid-Atlantic Region.The decision to relocate Vigorous was prompted by the deteriorating pier conditions at Cape May’s pier three.Over the course of three years, the new Fast Response Cutters will bring approximately 97 new personnel to the Cape May community that will result in construction contracts for infrastructure upgrades over the next five years including shore-side support facilities and pier construction.The Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter is a new Coast Guard patrol boat that is capable of deploying independently to conduct missions that include port, waterways and coastal security. Coast Guard cutters are sentinels of global trade by supporting the nation’s economic success ensuring waterways and the maritime environment are safe, secure and reliable.[mappress]Press Release, August 12, 2014; Image: USCG US Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous marked its official arrival at its new homeport at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Friday. USCG Cutter Vigorous Relocates to New Homeport Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy August 12, 2014 View post tag: Vigorous Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Arrives View post tag: New View post tag: Homeport View post tag: USCG View post tag: Cutter View post tag: americaslast_img read more




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