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HMAS Diamantina Docks in Timor-Leste

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Diamantina Docks in Timor-Leste View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: HMAS Diamantina Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Diamantina, is visiting Timor-Leste for four days, to engage with the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F‑FDTL) Naval Component in a new phase of Australia’s close Defence relationship with the country. View post tag: Asia-Pacific As part of Australia’s Defence Cooperation Program with Timor-Leste, Diamantina’s crew took members of the F-FDTL to sea to share expertise in navigation, seamanship, damage control and engineering training skills.Diamantina’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Iain Hutchins, said:“As regional partners, it is important that we share expertise. The sea time gave the F-FDTL Naval Component personnel a first hand look at how we do ship control, deal with ship emergencies such as fires, boat handling and the operation and maintenance of machinery.“We provided both demonstrations and an opportunity to practice mariner skills common to naval forces throughout the region.“In addition to working closely with the F-FDTL Naval Component, our port visit to Dili has given us an opportunity to explore Timor-Leste and experience the local culture.”Australia’s Defence Cooperation Program with Timor-Leste was established in 2001, and is part of a broad program of defence cooperation and engagement in the region.The program aims to build capacity within the F-FDTL and Secretariat of State for Defence to enhance Timor-Leste’s ability to independently provide for its security needs.[mappress]Press Release, October 03, 2014; Image: Australian Department of Defence October 3, 2014 Authorities View post tag: docks View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic HMAS Diamantina Docks in Timor-Leste View post tag: Timor-Leste Follow @navaltodaylast_img read more

Paul UK to open third bakery outside London

first_imgPaul UK, the French artisan bakery, will open its 34th shop in Birmingham on 24 September. On the same day, the Grand Central shopping centre opens, which will house the new Paul site. The 20-cover bakery will be the group’s third site outside London following the Oxford and Newbury openings since last December.The bakery will offer Paul’s signature range of freshly baked bread, pâtisserie, viennoiserie, gourmet salads and sandwiches. Freshly-brewed coffee and a range of hot seasonal products including soups, croques and pizzas will also be available to buy in the shop or to take-away.Jean-Michel Orieux, chief executive, said: “This is a very exciting time for Paul and we hope that our arrival in Birmingham will be a great addition not only to the newly launched retail hub but to the vibrant tourist market and its bustling economy.“Birmingham has a wonderful balance of cultural heritage and a well established local community, and we hope that the people of the area will enjoy our exclusive range of traditional, hand-crafted bakery and fine pâtisserie products.”last_img read more

Madagascar awaits ruling on president’s fate

first_imgMadagascar is awaiting a ruling from the Constitutional Court on whether its president can be sacked.Parliamentarians there have voted overwhelmingly to impeach Hery RAJO-NARI-MAM-PIAN.  But the president says the MPs are risking the stability of the island.Lawmakers voted this week to impeach the country’s president for what they say are his repeated violations of the constitution.The coup left the country isolated in the international community and deprived of foreign aid.Ahead of the parliamentary vote, the US embassy in Antananarivo urged the MPs to put the stability of the country first.The parliamentarians say they secured a two-thirds majority required for an impeachment motion, which now goes to the constitutional court for review.However, President Hery Rajaonarimampianina says they fell short of the majority and that the lawmakers are bitter about not being granted certain perks such as new vehicles.Relations between parliament and the president have been strained for months.Madagascar suffered five years of political turmoil beginning in 2009 when Andry Rajoelina ousted Marc Ravalomanana from power. President Hery Rajonarimampianlast_img read more

Dan Haren shines in Dodgers debut

first_imgAlso …The Dodgers put reliever Brian Wilson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday, with inflammation in the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, and recalled right-hander Jose Dominguez from Triple-A Albuquerque. Manager Don Mattingly said Wilson threw Wednesday and will continue building from there. … Mattingly said OF Matt Kemp (right ankle surgery) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday. … RHP Josh Beckett (bruised right thumb) is scheduled to pitch for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night as he works his way back from the DL. … The Padres claimed LHP Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Seattle Mariners and optioned him to Triple-A El Paso. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club transferred right-hander Joe Wieland to the 60-day DL. The Dodgers jumped on Tyson Ross (0-1) for three runs in the first inning.Carl Crawford doubled to left-center and advanced on Yasiel Puig’s sacrifice bunt. Puig was safe when Ross’ throw pulled first baseman Alonso off the bag. Ramirez doubled to left to bring in both runners and then scored on Adrian Gonzalez’s single to center.Ramirez scored again in the fifth when he walked with one out and eventually came in on Andre Ethier’s two-out single to right.Ross allowed four runs, three earned, in five innings while striking out seven and walking four.Los Angeles added another run in the eighth against Donn Roach, who was making his big league debut. Roach came on with two outs and allowed singles to Juan Uribe and Ellis, and an RBI double to Dee Gordon. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SAN DIEGO >> Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run double in the first inning and Dan Haren pitched six strong innings to lead the Dodgers to a 5-1 victory against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.The Dodgers took two of three from the Padres and now play their home opener Friday afternoon against San Francisco. The Dodgers have already played the regular-season opener against Arizona in Sydney and played in the North American opener against the Padres on Sunday night.Haren retired the first nine batters before Everth Cabrera singled to center leading off the fourth and eventually scored on Yonder Alonso’s one-out single to right. The run was unearned because Seth Smith, batting after Cabrera, reached on catcher’s interference by A.J. Ellis.Haren (1-0) allowed four hits, struck out seven and walked none.last_img read more