Indian, Singapore navies to start SIMBEX 2018

first_img View post tag: SIMBEX View post tag: Republic of Singapore Navy View post tag: Indian Navy The 25th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) will be held off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal from November 10 to 21, 2018.The 2018 edition marks the Silver Jubilee of SIMBEX. To mark the historical occasion, both navies are undertaking drills over extended geographical scope, according to Indian defense ministry.This year, the Indian Navy is being represented by the Ranvir class destroyer – INS Ranvijay, two Project 17 multirole stealth frigates – INS Satpura and INS Sahyadri, the Project 28 ASW corvette – INS Kadmatt the Project 25A missile corvettes, INS Kirch, the OPVs INS Sumedha and INS Sukanya, the Fleet Support Ship, INS Shakti, a Sindhughosh Class submarine, INS Sindhukirti, aircraft and helicopters.The Republic of Singapore Navy is being represented by two Formidable Class stealth frigates – RSS Formidable and RSS Steadfast, one Littoral Mission Vessel – RSS Unity, two Missile Corvettes, RSS Vigour and RSS Valiant, an Archer class Submarine, RSS Swordsman, ‘Swift Rescue’ a Deep Sea Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial systems.SIMBEX 2018 will be the largest edition since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity. The initial harbour phase will be held at Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands from November 10 to 12 followed by sea phase from November 12 to 16 in the Andaman Sea.The second harbour phase from November 16 to 19 will be held at Visakhapatnam. Additionally, the final sea phase would be held in the Bay of Bengal from November 19 to 21.As explained, the 25th edition will witness a diverse range of exercises at sea. The number of missiles and torpedo firings may be the largest the Indian Navy has undertaken with any foreign navy till date. This year would also witness the highest numbers and variety of platforms fielded by both sides, the Indian Navy said.center_img Share this article Photo: Illustration. INS Ranvijaj in Srikakulam. Photo: Indian Navylast_img read more

Partners of board members now eligible for JNC service

first_imgPartners of board members now eligible for JNC service April 15, 2002 Regular News Partners of board members now eligible for JNC servicecenter_img The Bar Board of Governors felt the “plum” policy should strictly apply to its nominations to judicial nominating commissions, but in the end found that it could only be used in a much more permissive manner.The standing board policy in question prohibits associates and partners of board members from applying for certain “plum” appointments, in this case, membership on JNCs. At its February meeting, board member Kelly Overstreet Johnson suggested the board drop the practice for JNC appointments. She noted under a new state law, the Bar no longer directly appoints any JNC members but nominates a slate of candidates to the governor for four of the nine seats on each commission.When the issue came to the board for final action at its March meeting, board member Hank Coxe objected.He said the total number of board members and members of their firms is around 1,500, leaving around 55,000 in-state Bar members eligible for JNC service. “I think it’s incumbent on us to go outside our firms [to find JNC applicants],” Coxe concluded.“We’ve got a lot of talent among members of this board and in their law firms,” Johnson argued in reply.She noted that members of large firms can have associates and partners in offices across the state that they neither know nor have met. And the board uses screening committees to review JNC applicants, protecting against favoritism, Johnson said.In what turned out to be a temporary action, the board voted 23-13 not to change the policy.Then on a related matter, the board did approve a policy change recommended by the Rules Committee that dropped experience requirements for JNC applicants. Committee Chair Ian Comisky said the Bar policy required five years as a lawyer to serve on a circuit JNC and 10 years for an appellate JNC. But he noted there was no similar constitutional or statutory requirement other than being a practicing attorney and residing in the territorial jurisdiction of the subject JNC.Comisky said the committee thought under existing law it was wrong for the Bar to have any stricter qualification standards than already set by state law, and the board agreed by voice vote.That caused Johnson, after the meeting, to inquire of Bar General Counsel Paul Hill how the Bar could enforce the “plum” policy since state law had no similar disqualification for associates or partners of appointing or nominating authorities for the JNCs. After some research, Hill concluded that the board could not strictly prohibit Bar members from applying merely because they are partners, although it could use that as a consideration when reviewing the applications and finally voting on nominees.He also, in a memo to the board, said the Bar probably should not continue enforcing other provisions of Standing Board Policy 1.40(c)(5) pending more formal study.Hill, Bar Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., and Bar President Terry Russell faxed a memo to board members explaining the matter, and asked for their reply. a 37-0 tally, board members agreed to suspend the policy to conform to state law. The Executive Committee later ratified that action.“[W]hen the eligibility requirements for a public office are already set via constitution or statute by some higher authority than the Bar, case law seems to say that no subordinate entity such as the BoG can add more qualifications to that office,” Hill said in his memo. “In my opinion, the provisions of SBP 1.40(c)(5) that render incumbent BoG members, recently departed Board members, and firm members of current Bar governors automatically ineligible for nomination to JNCs suffer from the same basic infirmities as the ‘minimum years of practice’ provisions in SBP 1.40(c)(4) — they summarily disqualify or exclude from consideration certain individuals who are otherwise eligible for this office according to superior legal authority.”The board will be making nominations for two seats on each of the 26 JNCs at its May 24 meeting. Anticipating changes might be made to SBP 1.40, no qualifications or limiting factors were included in the last notice in the Bar News seeking applicants.last_img read more

Before and afters: Paradise Point house taken from drab to fab

first_img1/92 The Esplanade, Paradise Point, is set to head under the hammer on March 10. A tranquil lifestyle awaits at this fully renovated waterfront, ground-floor villa. The Paradise Point house was overhauled by its owners to transform the once dull property into their dream beach house. With a desirable northeast facing block that is mere metres from the waters edge the home was in the perfect position when Kristen and Mark Hansen were searching for a house seven years ago. The space was dull and drab. Until vendors Kristen and Mark Hansen got their hands on it. “We fully renovated it, took everything out and started again,” Ms Hansen said. “We liked the floorplan but everything else, you name it we replaced it.“We didn’t want shabby chic but a really nice, up-market beach home.” MORE NEWS: Availability of Gold Coast rental properties at a seven-year high The bedrooms weren’t very inviting. The kitchen before … More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago But now they offer a little slice of luxury to relax in. At the other end of the property, two bedrooms share a stylish main bathroom with a spa. The main bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and spa ensuite. A media room or home office, garage, carport, extra storage and a laundry are also on offer. Plus, there’s plenty of room to store a boat or caravan. Ms Hansen said living in the home has felt like being on holidays everyday. … the kitchen after. The finishing touches to the exterior of the three-bedroom house were made in August. “The exterior had its makeover and now it feels complete,” she said.The property is split into two zones with the main living area an open-plan design that will make entertaining a breeze.A contemporary kitchen takes centre stage and features stone waterfall benches, stainless steel appliances and a glass splashback. The dining and living area effortlessly connect to the large covered veranda which overlooks manicured gardens and the ocean. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE NEWS: Gold Coast mansion sells for eye-watering price The owners are selling to start their next project.The couple are reluctantly selling but won’t be moving too far.“We have this habit where we get a seven-year itch,” she said.“We have only lived in three homes in our married life and each time we have never made it to the eight-year mark. “The itch has come upon us to take on a new project but we would never leave the area.” The property, marketed by Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, is set to head under the hammer on March 10.last_img read more

Gov. Holcomb announces next round of school bus safety patrols

first_imgStatewide— Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced that more than 200 law enforcement agencies will be conducting extra patrols to safeguard students as they get on and off the bus this fall. Over the next couple of months, officers will be positioned along bus stops and routes looking for stop-arm violations and motorists driving dangerously.The overtime patrols are part of the state’s Stop Arm Violation Enforcement (SAVE) program, which was developed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute last year, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As part of the effort, officers will work with local school corporations and bus drivers to identify problem areas where the highest number of violations occur. “Police officers are stepping up their efforts to keep kids safe, but they can’t be in all places at all times,” Gov. Holcomb said. “School bus safety is everyone’s responsibility. That means paying attention to the road and driving cautiously when buses are around.”In Indiana, it’s against the law for motorists to pass a bus that’s stopped and has its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended. This applies to all roads, with one exception. On multi-lane roads divided by a physical barrier or unpaved median, vehicles traveling the opposite direction of the bus may proceed with due caution.last_img read more