Press release: Queen’s Birthday Honours for Dstl staff

first_img I am truly humbled by this prestigious honour which I believe proudly recognises the excellence and tireless dedication of Dstl’s Analytical Chemistry team members past and present, and the outstanding impact of our work upon the defence and security of the UK. Dr Fulop has worked at Porton Down for 32 years, undertaking a variety of senior roles in scientific research, and project and programme leadership.Dr Stubbs receives her OBE for her work across many years to develop analytical chemistry methods, which were used to assist during the incidents.She said: Prof Atkins has worked at Dstl since 1996 and is a senior fellow – a leading technical expert – within Chemical, Biological and Radiological Division.Dr Fulop receives his OBE for his leadership in the field of chemical, biological and radiological science, including leading Dstl’s scientific response to the incidents.He said: Three Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) staff members have been recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday’s Honours 2019 for their scientific support to the incidents in Salisbury and Amesbury during March and July 2018.Prof Tim Atkins, Dr Mark Fulop, and Dr Sarah Stubbs, have been made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).Prof Atkins receives his OBE for his service to UK defence and security, as well as providing scientific advice and support in the response to the incidents.He said: Dr Stubbs has worked at Dstl since 2007 as an Analytical Chemist in the Chemical, Biological and Radiological Division.Gary Aitkenhead, Chief Executive at Dstl said:center_img It is incredible to have received such an honour – it was an amazing privilege to lead such a dedicated and talented team throughout the events in Salisbury and Amesbury last year. I am deeply humbled by this award which means a lot to me. The Salisbury and Amesbury incidents were challenging across the UK emergency response capability. I was proud to be part of a large team of people without whom I would not have been effective in what I did. I offer my warmest congratulations to the recipients. They should be proud that their professionalism and passion has made, and continues to make, an immense impact on our nation’s defence and securitylast_img read more

Bakery Business Survey launched

first_imgBritish Baker is calling on the industry to give us its views about the retail landscape.For the third year running it has launched its Bakery Business Survey to gauge the sector – from sales and profits to confidence and hopes for the future.This is YOUR chance to have a say about the industry, about the past 12 months and beyond. Please note, this survey is primarily aimed at retailers that have physical shops. The results will be published in the Bakery Market Report which will be launched in 2016.The survey just takes a few minutes to complete and will help the industry with giving a snapshot of how the bakery retail sector is doing.To complete the survey see here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BMR_2016Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “The Bakery Business Survey is a valuable tool for the industry. It gives people an account of trade over the past 12 months – and it helps give us glimpse of what people think the sector will be like in the future.”The Bakery Market Report 2016 will be published in March. Keep an eye on bakeryinfo.co.uk for further details.last_img read more

The Motet Announces Surprise Free Album Release Show In Denver Tonight

first_imgSurprise, The Motet fans! With their new album, Death or Devotion, set to drop at midnight, the Colorado funk crew has announced a last-minute free album release show tonight, Thursday, January 24th, at Cervantes’ Other Side in their hometown of Denver. As the band notes in their announcement,What do ya say, Denver? You busy tonight? … Cervantes Other Side | 8pm doors, 9pm show | FREE SHOW First-come, first served! … We’re playing our new album Death or Devotion for you at Cervantes Other Side TONIGHT for free! Come get in line early, buy fee-free tickets to our July 12th Red Rocks show, get your hands on the new vinyl/CD’s before anyone else and most importantly, come celebrate the drop of our new album with us! Along with their announcement, the band shared a video clip of them getting the bright idea to play the new album at Cervantes’ tonight. Everyone seems to be down with the movement (except saxophonist Drew Sayers, who ignores Lyle Divinsky‘s call while practicing in the video). “Oh well, he’ll find out on Instagram,” Divinsky jokes. Check out the video below.The Motet Album Release Show Announcement VideoExcitement for The Motet’s Death or Devotion is high—this is a show Denver music fans won’t want to miss. Oh, and somebody let Drew know what’s going down, just in case he doesn’t find out on Instagram…last_img read more

Tesco back in development

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Five arrested after Franklin County parole check

first_imgBrookville, Ind. — A parole check in Franklin County resulted in five arrests last week.A report from the sheriff’s department says deputies, officers from the Brookville Police Department and Indiana corrections Parole officers went to a home in the 9200 block of U. S. 52 to visit Michael Gabbard, 67, of Brookville.Once inside police found narcotics and paraphernalia in open view. Police arrested Gabbard, David Gabbard, 50, Kellie Angel, 35, Amanda Lynn, 35, and Larry Saxson, 45.All face multiple drug related charges.last_img read more

Police Blotter 05-29-20

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Coronavirus: Publix to close at 8pm

first_imgPublix stores will now start closing at 8:00 pm due to the coronavirus epidemic.The announcement was made Friday via the store’s Twitter account, stating that the early closing time will allow them to better sanitize and restock their establishments.To better serve our customers, give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product on our shelves, beginning Saturday, March 14 we will adjust store and pharmacy hours companywide to close at 8 p.m. until further notice. pic.twitter.com/Lc0jRLtZwh— Publix (@Publix) March 14, 2020 The change will take place starting on Saturday and will continue until further notice.This week and last week many stores struggled to keep up with demand for sanitation and personal hygiene products after the CDC suggested that those most vulnerable to the coronavirus begin stocking up on the essentials items and practice social distancing.The President has since declared the coronavirus a national emergency to free-up the money needed to provide test kits, sanitation measures, and medical staff.Additionally, all schools including college and universities have closed their doors for the next two weeks to prevent the spread of the virus on campuses nationwide.For more on the coronavirus, click here.last_img read more

Palm Beach Phase One Reopening, What’s Open?

first_imgGoodbye grey roots and rough cuticles… Palm Beach County restaurants, stores, barbershops and salons are reopening this morning under phase one.. but with a limit of 25-percent capacity. And gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited. Bars and gyms will remain closed for now.Appointments are required, the appointments must be spaced 15 minutes apart and employees must wear masks. The reopening does not apply to Broward and Miami-Dade counties.Under phase one reopening rules, restaurants can reopen their dine-in areas at 25 percent capacity. The dine-in areas cannot offer bar seating. The dine-in areas can not offer bar seating. Tables must be spaced 6 feet apart.At hair salons, all customers will be by appointment only. The businesses must allow at least 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of the next appointment for “proper disinfecting practices.” Masks must be worn by employees at all times.Read Governor’s Executive Order 20-120 here.Phase One Executive OrderSome businesses in Palm Beach County are taking additional steps to keep their customers and staff members safe. Many are still emphasizing delivery.The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens will reopen on Friday, May 15th.last_img read more

POWER MOVE: Inside Mike Hopkins’ departure from the only school he ever knew

first_imgUPDATED: March 23, 2017 at 10:57 a.m.SEATTLE — Mike Hopkins’ first official day at his new workplace began shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.He strode through a barren Alaska Airlines Arena, sporting a black suit, white button-down shirt and foreign purple tie. Outside, the gray skies produced an intermittent drizzle. Scared wasn’t the word. But Hopkins is unfamiliar with change. He gazed at the empty bleachers surrounding his new court and found himself alone, an entire country away from the place he called home for 28 years.“Holy shiitake mushrooms,” Hopkins thought. “This thing could rock.”Just four days after sitting in the middle of a Carrier Dome bench for the last time, and four hours before his first public appearance as a head coach, Hopkins’ career dream had finally crystallized. This was his, all his, unlike 2,500 miles east. Back in Syracuse remains skepticism as to why Hopkins left when his supposed dream job of being the Orange’s head coach sat one year away with Jim Boeheim planning to step down. There’s doubt here, too, as to how a first-time head coach can re-charter a program that failed to reach double-digit wins this season with a potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn this moment, though, Hopkins found serenity.“It’s the unknown, it’s charting the waters, it’s exciting,” Hopkins told The Daily Orange after being introduced at Washington. “And I’m sitting here going, ‘Gosh, what could this be?’”After more than two decades as Boeheim’s disciple, Hopkins accepted the head-coaching job at the University of Washington on Friday. The 47-year-old still insists Syracuse’s head-coaching job would’ve been his in one year, that his mentor had no intentions of staying. Still, this opportunity to start anew in a career scattered with them felt different.Hopkins officially ditched the plan to uphold a 42-year-legacy after next season to begin his own. The shocking move rippled through SU basketball, as Syracuse extended Boeheim’s contract reportedly through the 2021-22 season. To finally capture what he’d craved for so long, Hopkins left behind the only school he ever knew.,Hopkins called Boeheim early Saturday afternoon and asked if he could come over. Boeheim obliged, but Hopkins needed to be quick. Jamie Boeheim, a Jamesville-DeWitt (New York) High School junior, had a basketball game that night in Troy for the state playoffs and the Boeheims were leaving soon. The two families live in the same Fayetteville neighborhood, but the cold forced Hopkins to drive a few houses down.Hopkins entered the house, turned left and joined the 72-year-old in a side room. Boeheim closed the doors, which surprised his wife, Juli. Sitting on a couch, Hopkins told his boss. The two grown men at the top of their profession were made vulnerable.“You know I’m a big crier,” Hopkins said. “You know that.”Two nights before, lying in bed with his wife, Tricia, Hopkins couldn’t fall asleep. Tricia pestered her husband about his back-and-forth with his soon-to-be new boss after the two spoke on the phone earlier Thursday. First-year UW Director of Athletics Jennifer Cohen had called Bret Just, Hopkins’ agent, notifying him of the Huskies’ interest in his client. When Just relayed the message to Hopkins, it piqued his interest more than any other inquiry had. His restlessness brought back memories of waking up at 2 a.m. as a California kid to write alternating scenes of a screenplay with his friend.Hopkins’ name has been on the Huskies’ radar for “a long time,” Cohen told The Daily Orange. (UW fired Lorenzo Romar, its coach of 15 years, on March 15.) Still, the AD didn’t know if Hopkins would bite considering his pending takeover, and the mutual interest surprised her. Hopkins made his final decision after meeting with Cohen in Syracuse on Friday.“He had started to allow himself to dream,” Cohen said, “about maybe something different than what he’s always known.”On Wednesday, tucked away in a team room below court level in Alaska Airlines Arena, Hopkins recited an excerpt from his favorite book, “Change or Die,” by Alan Deutschman, like he owned the lead in a school play.“Eighty-five percent of all inmates, five years after they get out, they’re incarcerated again,” Hopkins explained. “But there’s a place named Delancey Street in San Francisco where this woman has created this system. … It’s built on a philosophy of immigrant families where if you don’t know how to read, the oldest one teaches you how to read and there’s accountability and you start from the bottom and you work your way out. If you’re on drugs, there’s no medication, nothing, you’re cold turkey. They have an 85-percent success rate that they’re put back in the community and they’re doing it. And so, ‘Change or Die,’ I think when you stop growing, you can die.”Though Hopkins always said he didn’t come to Syracuse to coach at Syracuse — he simply wanted to be the best coach on the planet — he still hoped that dream would work out at SU. He had earned his spurs in the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, developed into an elite recruiter, led daily practices and was seemingly groomed for the head job, whenever it may be. St. Bonaventure interviewed the rising star for its head coaching job in spring 2003 and the attention never stopped.In the next decade, Hopkins was linked to a handful of jobs. He nearly left for the University of Southern California in 2013. Two or three times, he sought advice from Lazarus Sims, formerly a teammate and fellow SU assistant. Sims urged Hopkins to take the opportunities to gain experience as a head coach then return to SU at the right time. Hopkins still passed, Sims said, out of loyalty for the school, program and coach.“A lot of the times when I was there,” said Michael Carter-Williams, a Hopkins recruit who started every game on SU’s 2013 Final Four team, “it seemed like Hop was the head coach. Not stepping on Boeheim’s toes, but Boeheim had faith in Hop.”Hopkins wanted to be a head coach for real. He confided to one friend that he didn’t want to be like Bill Guthridge, a 30-year assistant at North Carolina under Dean Smith. Guthridge coached the Tar Heels for three seasons after Smith stepped down in 1997 and made two Final Fours before retiring himself.“When the waters get rough, the sharks keep swimming,” said Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports who has worked with Hopkins for 12 years. “Mike is a fun guy, very likeable. But he’s also shark-like.”On Saturday, the group of people Hopkins told stayed small to avoid a leak. It included Director of Athletics John Wildhack, Chancellor Kent Syverud (who never responded to Hopkins’ call), Tricia, the three Hopkins children and Hopkins’ parents, Griffin and Sue. But before any of them, Jim Boeheim.Hopkins’ decision came the season after Boeheim had lost the most games in his career, to cap a four-year stretch in which Syracuse started 25-0 in 2013-14, self-imposed a postseason ban in 2015 and became the first-ever No. 10 seed to make the Final Four last year.Hopkins walked out the Boeheim’s front door around 4:30 p.m. and back to his car. The reality set in: It was actually over. The seemingly unbreakable pair had broken because the student couldn’t turn down this offer to become the teacher.The four Boeheims left shortly after Hopkins for Troy. Hopkins piloted his car toward home, which after so many years would only be home for a short while longer.,Hopkins planned to call everyone he wanted to tell, but Twitter got there first. On Sunday morning, sitting on a couch at his house in an upstairs office with Just, Hopkins’ phone throbbed. At 11:13 a.m., CBS Sports broke the news.Hopkins compared that morning to the Geico commercials about mayhem where a cell phone vibrates uncontrollably under a car seat. He physically couldn’t scroll through his phone fast enough. He had managed a few calls to fellow assistants Adrian Autry and Gerry McNamara, as well as director of basketball operations Kip Wellman.The news shocked everyone else at first. George Denninghoff, who had Hopkins as the best man in his wedding, disbelievingly watched ESPN. Team PR director Pete Moore found out when a fan at his son’s basketball tournament at Le Moyne College showed him a tweet. Mike Hart, the St. Andrew’s (Rhode Island) School coach who had sent multiple players to Syracuse in large part because of Hopkins, was with former Hopkins recruit Demetris Nichols in Athens, Greece, when he received a text. Both were stunned. Hopkins had been at Hart’s gym scouting a few weeks prior and enthusiastically chatted about his future at SU.In leaving, Hopkins departed from not just the only environment he’s stayed in since he was 18, but also how life had been modeled for him. The only coaches Hopkins ever had for a significant time — Gary McKnight at Mater Dei (California) High School and Boeheim at Syracuse — have each been with their school for at least 33 years.Yet the surprise slowly subsided as those close to him realized: It was time. Hopkins’ desire to become a head coach had finally trumped his love for Syracuse. Hopkins parents were also growing older in Southern California. “It was a sudden thing,” McKnight said. “He was looking for the right situation.” He had interviewed for plenty of jobs before — including Charlotte, Oregon State, Boston College — but none had checked off his three boxes: place, potential and people.Still, why Washington? Why now? Why leave one year away from the dream job at the dream school?“There was a lot of soul searching,” Hopkins said. “… I had an opportunity to be a builder and not a protector, and the building part for me at this stage… I don’t know why or when or how… It was like meeting your wife when you just knew.”Some believe Hopkins only left because Boeheim wanted to stay. Some of Hopkins’ friends say they sensed Hopkins felt that way. Boeheim never wanted the term limit that came in the campus-wide email sent following NCAA sanctions on March 18, 2015. It was “a mistake,” he said, for Syverud to state Boeheim would retire after the 2017-18 season.“I fully intended 100 percent, 100 percent, to leave after next year,” Boeheim said at Monday’s press conference with Wildhack. “… I fully knew that next year would be my last year. I never ever thought anything else. Ever.”Skepticism extends beyond local fans and into the Syracuse program itself about Boeheim’s assertions that he didn’t want to stay longer. Only Boeheim and Hopkins know the truth, but that doesn’t matter now. Boeheim is at Syracuse and Hopkins, Washington. And, finally, Hopkins fell back asleep.,At 11:57 a.m. on Wednesday, over an hour before Hopkins’ press conference began, the Hopkins family, minus Mike, walked through the tunnel in Alaska Airlines Arena. Griff, the oldest child; Grant Richard, the middle; Ella, the youngest; and along with their mother posed for a family picture on their new home court clad in purple. Griff dazed into the rafters, absorbing the nearly empty gym before dad first publicly appeared as head coach.“This is so sweet,” he said.“This is awesome,” Grant Richard echoed.Ella couldn’t believe there were four seats set aside at the front of the press conference just for them.Throughout the building, Hopkins’ face covered TV screens and jumbotrons. Testimonials from Mike Krzyzewski and Carmelo Anthony reassured the roughly 200 people filling the lower bleachers that the first-time head coach could succeed right away. Electronic banners read, “Welcome to the Hopkins Era.”When the 47-year-old emerged from the tunnel to the noise of 25 band members and four cheerleaders, Hopkins held Tricia’s right hand with his left and kissed her on the lips. “I love you, babe,” he said and headed to the podium, where she and the kids sat to his right. Hopkins looked different in a black suit and purple tie. This, though, wasn’t his first press conference acting as a head coach.His first came after Boeheim forced him to speak after losing to North Carolina State on March 7, 2015 one day after the NCAA levied sanctions on SU. Hopkins twice called Boeheim a “superhero” and said, “This is my first. Am I doing OK? A couple tears, almost.” After 10 minutes Hopkins left the podium for the locker room and Boeheim.Ten months later, Syracuse lost to Clemson and Hopkins’ nine-game stint as interim head coach expired along with Boeheim’s suspension. Two hours later, Hopkins returned the team to Boeheim at a midnight practice in the Carmelo K. Anthony Center.This time, Hopkins left the podium and Boeheim wasn’t there. Not immediately, not in two hours, not in the foreseeable future.He stepped off the stage to his left while his family shifted to their right, mingling with fans in attendance. Hopkins ducked into the tunnel, away from the commotion, his own era officially underway.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the day Mike Hopkins accepted the head-coaching job at the University of Washington was misstated. Hopkins accepted the job on Friday, March 17, after meeting with University of Washington Director of Athletics Jennifer Cohen in Syracuse. The Daily Orange regrets this error.—Senior Staff Writers Paul Schwedelson and Connor Grossman contributed reporting to this story.—Graphics by Andy Mendes | Design Editor—Banner photo by Bryan Cereijo | Staff Photographer Comments Published on March 23, 2017 at 1:16 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.last_img read more

O’Neill to name his side for Georgia clash

first_imgIreland manager Martin O’Neill will have to check on the fitness of James McCarthy this morning before he finalises his team for tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia.The Everton midfielder is expected to start – provided he suffers no adverse reaction to his recent groin operation.The other main selection decision facing O’Neill is who to start in the middle of his defence, with Shane Duffy expected to return. Also tonight in Group D, Austria will play host to Wales while Serbia travel to face Moldova.All three matches will kick-off at 7.45.last_img read more