UK: HMS Lancaster Deploys

first_img View post tag: Defence UK: HMS Lancaster Deploys View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy May 28, 2013 Share this article View post tag: Defense View post tag: Lancastercenter_img View post tag: HMS View post tag: Deploys Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Lancaster Deploys Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster left Portsmouth today (Tuesday 28 May) for a six month deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean.The Atlantic Patrol will provide a challenging deployment for the ship, where she is scheduled to undertake a range of tasks across the region in support of British interests. Her tasking will focus on the reassurance and security of the British Overseas territories, the provision of humanitarian aid and disaster relief during the core hurricane season and counter narcotic operations with partner nations.During the six-month deployment Lancaster, affectionately nicknamed the Queen’s Frigate after her sponsor Her Majesty the Queen, will visit all six of the British Overseas Territories in the region as well as numerous Commonwealth and Caribbean countries in order to conduct regional defence engagement. These visits will provide the opportunity to train with other navies as well as demonstrate the Royal Navy’s continued commitment to the region.In between visits, Lancaster will be conducting counter narcotics patrols in conjunction with the US Coast Guard but will remain at high readiness throughout the deployment to provide support and life-saving assistance in the wake of a hurricane or other natural disaster.HMS Lancaster’s Commanding Officer, Commander Steve Moorhouse, said:“I am extremely proud of my ship’s company who have worked tirelessly over the last 18 months regenerating Lancaster from refit and preparing her for this demanding deployment. After months of rigorous training, Lancaster is ready to take her place on the front line of naval operations. Although working primarily in the Caribbean region with a wide range of island partners and South and Central American nations, we will, in the best traditions of the Royal Navy, be ready to respond to whatever challenges may arise over the next six months.”Able Seaman Henry Bowyer said: “I am looking forward to deployment, particularly because this is my first taste of overseas operations and a chance to do my job to its full potential. In addition I am looking forward to exploring new places and experiencing new cultures especially the ones in the sunshine!”The deployment is Lancaster’s first since an extensive refit in 2011/12. Upgrades included the latest version of the Seawolf missile defence system as well as a new flight deck. Following this the ship undertook an extensive build-up to deployment, where she was thoroughly trained and assessed for every eventuality by the world’s premier naval training organisation, Flag Officer Sea Training.[mappress]Press Release, May 28, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: News by topic Training & Educationlast_img read more

Stephen Curry happy to keep a close eye on brother-in-law Damion Lee

first_imgOAKLAND – Warriors guard Stephen Curry seemed more than excited to have his newest brother-in-law Damion Lee on the Warriors’ training camp roster.Curry, who’s sister Sydel wed Lee this summer, has a unique reason for his excitement.“It would be fun,” Curry said. “And obviously I get to keep close eyes on him,”Lee, who proposed to Sydell last fall, played the majority of his season in the G-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors, averaging 15.8 points, five rebounds and 2.6 assists. In March, …last_img read more

Alex Williams Now Managing ReadWriteEnterprise & ReadWriteCloud

first_imgRelated Posts richard macmanus Tags:#enterprise IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now This month we’re quietly re-launching our ReadWriteEnterprise channel, with a new sponsor: Intel and Microsoft. We’ve hired Alex Williams full-time, to manage both of our enterprise-focused channels: ReadWriteEnterprise and ReadWriteCloud. We will also be introducing a new daily writer to ReadWriteEnterprise shortly.I’d like to formally welcome Alex to his new role. He has been doing a lot of traveling in recent times for us, attending enterprise and cloud events. He will continue to be out and about in his new role. Indeed this week Alex is at the cloud computing focused Gluecon in Denver, where he’ll be moderating a session entitled “Managing Complexity in the Cloud.” You’ll also be able to catch up with him at the Enterprise 2.0 event in Boston in June.You may be wondering what the difference is between ReadWriteEnterprise and ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteEnterprise is a resource and guide for IT managers and business people in the Enterprise. The channel will profile online solutions and outline best practices within the enterprise.ReadWriteCloud is aimed at a more technical audience. It is dedicated to helping software architects and engineers understand the strategic business and technical implications of Virtualization and Cloud Computing. last_img read more

How These Three Entrepreneurs Made a Million Dollars on a $35 Weebly Site

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Simple Branding Is Key for Complex Tech, Says R… Related Posts Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Improving Customer Loyalty with 3 Easy Steps Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite So you want to be a millionaire? Well, turns out it’s not as hard as it used to be. Entrepreneurs with niche products like spherical ice cube molds and edible vegan cookie dough are raking in the other kind of dough with thousands of orders rolling in to an online store they built themselves (one of them created in an hour). But having a shoppable site is only part of the equation to success in the wild west of e-commerce.Just because you build it, doesn’t mean they will come (unless of course you’re a Kardashian.) For the rest of the hustling, everyday entrepreneurs sitting on a great idea, you have to build it-  promote it- and then they might just land on your online store and shop. The secret recipe to digital success is often in the elusive and mysterious role of marketing.Here are 5 clever marketing tactics used by digital entrepreneurs on the DIY e-commerce platform Weebly that helped them cross the million dollar threshold last year.Bulk Sales Bring in Bespoke Sales Cesar Chu in L.A. wanted to create an easy way to make an ice cube that would chill his whiskey without watering it down. So he invented The Whiskey Ball ice mold, and while he imagined selling it to the most interesting man in the world who reads leather bound books in a dusty study, it was actually corporate event planners seeking customizable items that got his new business off the ground.“Event planners loved this as a “tchotchke” because it was low cost and so much more exciting than giving away boring pens at trade shows.  That was my ah-ha moment,” said Chu. As the revenue stream poured in from corporate clients, he put the Whiskey Ball brand and his website url on every mold to turn those corporate groups into new unique visitors to his online store. “Who can only have one Whiskey Ball in their home?The products were in our branded boxes and each ice tray had our branding on the bottom so it was an easy way to refer customers to our website.” Those new visitors had the option to join his email newsletter which gave Chu a new audience of interested consumers one click away from a store coupon, holiday sale or new product feature.Seek Feedback and InnovateChu has sold more than 5 million Whiskey Ball molds since he launched the first version of his website on Weebly.  Despite the overwhelming success, he constantly asked customers for feedback, seeking to improve the product, figure out what was working and what wasn’t, and innovate on the next great idea.This led to the release of a new Svere tray that he says he never would have realized customers wanted unless he went through the grunt work of asking them about any frustrations with the current set. The Svere is now driving a new revenue stream for Chu who is already asking his customers for the ice-cold feedback yet again.#Notsponsored by Instagram InfluencersJeff and Nakelle Denton knew their vegan edible cookie dough wouldn’t be appealing to everyone, but for those that have dietary restrictions, dairy allergies, or a sweet tooth without wanting to pack on the calories, their product would be a godsend. They decided to zero in on Instagram and the micro-influencers who they felt would love a healthy alternative to mainstream cookie dough options. They decided to eat the costs of sending free product to these fitness and health junkies on Instagram and have them try it for themselves.If they liked it, maybe they would share it with their followers. It was a gamble they were willing to make. “After we found people who loved our vegan cookie dough as much as we did, we created a coupon code on our Weebly site that they could share with their followers. This generated a lot of traffic, and gives the influencer the ability to make commission on sales generated from their post.Creating win-win scenarios for everyone involved is key for successful growth,” said Denton.Automate Abandoned Cart- On All Channels The abandoned cart statistics are pretty staggering. Shoppers online love to put something in their digital cart and then walk away. But this is an opportunity for online entrepreneurs to put their email marketing on autopilot and land the sale without having to lift a finger. Denton has an abandoned cart emails automatically sent two hours after the shopper left TheLionsPack.com, the optimal time window for a customer to come back and click ‘purchase.’  “We are able to invite them back to our website and potentially offer a discount to give the products a try, or remind them they have fresh products waiting to be made at the click of a button,” said Denton.He also uses Weebly’s integrated Facebook Ad retargeting tool on Weebly to show shoppers the product they left behind when they visit their Facebook feed. These not-so-subtle reminders have helped Denton’s digital business rake in an extra $10,000 in sales.Turn Your Happy Customers Into Brand Ambassadors New York City yoga instructor Raquel Vamos wanted a deeper stretch in her yoga practice so she invented the Dharma Yoga Wheel with her yoga partner, Dov Patel. They’ve sold more than 3 million dollars on the site she initially built her online store in about an hour back in 2015. Now, with fans like Britney Spears,  professional athletes and millions of flexible customers rolling out their backs, she’s using her biggest supporters as ambassadors to drive business from hyper local yoga communities back to her website.And if you’re reading this and think you’re still far away from selling, Weebly’s Product Director, Katie Swett Miller, says that is actually the optimal time to start marketing. “If you create a basic landing page with a great photo, some ‘coming soon’ text, and a lead capture form for all visitors to sign-up for updates, you will have an interested customer base ready to purchase on the day you launch your product.” Imagine that- customers waiting to purchase your product! Tags:#websites#weebly 8 Key Components to Building a Successful Busin…last_img read more

Nearly forgotten dinosaur bone found to belong to ancient hippolike creature

center_img Explore further © 2018 Phys.org The researchers report that the bone was found sometime during the 1950s when workers building a dam came across it. The bone was found near the town of Tsuchiyu Onsen in Fukushima. Archeologists called to recover the fossil described it in a note as a dinosaur femur, and later placed it on a shelf in a museum. It was there on that shelf that the researchers with this new effort found the bone. Testing showed the fossil was from approximately 15.9 million years ago (long past the age of the dinosaurs) and that it was actually the fossilized remains of a Paleoparadoxia femur.Paleoparadoxia resembled the modern hippopotamus—prior research has shown that they were plant eaters and grew to approximately two meters in length. They lived in what is now the Pacific Ocean from 20 to 10 million years ago, with a range running from Alaska to Japan and as far south as Mexico. They were also once thought to be amphibious, but more recent research has shown that they were true marine animals, spending most of their time crawling around on the ocean floor eating.The researchers report their work was made easier by the hand-written note left by the original investigators along with the fossil describing where it had been found. That allowed the researchers to return to the dig site to further investigate its history and to provide material for dating the fossil. Instead of testing the thigh bone directly, the team tested rock from the dig site, which contained datable crystal zircons. After measuring the fossil, the researchers used it to create a 3-D model of the creature when it was alive. They report that due to the condition of the fossil, the recreation was believed to be the most accurate to date. Citation: Nearly forgotten ‘dinosaur’ bone found to belong to ancient hippo-like creature (2018, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-forgotten-dinosaur-bone-ancient-hippo-like.htmllast_img read more