Photo: UK’s F-35B visits new homes in Rosyth, Norfolk

first_img View post tag: QE class View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities Photo: Royal NavyAfter making the historic transatlantic passage and arriving to Britain on June 29, the F-35B Lightning II, flew over its prospective homes: HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Prince of Wales in Rosyth and RAF Marham in Norfolk on July 1.The carriers will provide over four-acres of sovereign territory which can be deployed around the world, travelling at upwards of 500 nautical miles a day. Both ships are capable of carrying up to 36 F-35B Lightning II stealth jets.The head of the Fleet Air Arm, Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE, said, “Today marks a significant milestone in the nation’s return to aircraft carrier aviation and carrier strike.“Both ships have been designed from the keel up to operate with the F-35B and the RAF and Royal Navy are working ever closer to see fixed-wing aircraft once more operating from Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers. I feel very proud to be part of it.”Following the flypast at the QEC, the aircraft flew on to RAF Marham, Norfolk.In front of personnel from the Station and invited local guests, the F-35B completed a flypast, demonstrating what the station can expect when Marham becomes its home base in 2018.The Station has already started to prepare for the aircraft’s arrival with work to provide the necessary infrastructure and support facilities. View post tag: F-35B Lightning II Share this article Photo: UK’s F-35B visits new homes in Rosyth, Norfolk July 4, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Photo: UK’s F-35B visits new homes in Rosyth, Norfolk last_img read more

Finally going home: Wuhan evacuees in Natuna to be released from quarantine on Saturday

first_imgThe government evacuated 238 Indonesian citizens from Wuhan and surrounding areas of Hubei on Feb. 2 following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. They were immediately airlifted to Natuna Island after landing at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam for quarantine.The ministry’s public health improvement coordination undersecretary Agus Suprapto said a total of 47 officers and health workers in the quarantine area would also be sent back to their respective hometowns in 29 provinces across the country.“Most of the evacuees are from East Java,” Agus said. “What needs to be asserted is all of them are in good health.”Read also: Govt looks for free flights to transport quarantined citizens from Natuna to home towns In response to calls for the observation period to be extended to 24 days, BNPB head Doni Monardo said he would continue to coordinate with the Health Ministry, which is coordinating with the World Health Organization (WHO).Many have argued a 24-day quarantine would be more reliable than 14 days.“As for now, the WHO still maintains there is a 14-day incubation period [for COVID-19]. However, this doesn’t rule out the possibility of changing the policy if there are other dynamics. We will continue coordinating with various agencies, including the BNPB, the health ministry and the military,” Doni said.The former military general added that the Indonesian Military (TNI) would prepare four airplanes to depart from Natuna for Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.The BNPB has booked commercial plane tickets for the evacuees to return to their hometowns.“The government will also assist those who want to remain overnight in Jakarta by providing accommodation and transportation. This way, they will not face much trouble getting back home,” Doni said.Read also: Indonesia readies plans for post-quarantine period: Health MinistryThe Executive Office of the President confirmed the observation period would end on Saturday.“There will be no formal event upon the release of the evacuees,” the office’s undersecretary for political information and communication, Juri Ardiantoro, said on Thursday, as quoted by Antara news agency.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said the evacuees’ relatives would also be allowed to pick them up in Natuna.TNI commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis visited residents of Kampung Tua Penagi and Kampung Pering Bandarsyah in Natuna on Thursday.Apart from inspecting health posts in the area, they also provided basic aid to residents living around the quarantine area on the island. Hadi said residents near the quarantine area, located at the hangar of the Raden Sadjad Airport in Natuna, were in good health.“We’d also like to motivate soldiers working on the humanitarian mission,” Hadi said. (hol)Topics : The government has said the 238 Indonesian citizens evacuated from Wuhan and surrounding areas of Hubei province, China, will be able to leave the quarantine area in Natuna, Riau Islands, if they remain healthy until the end the of the 14-day observation period on Saturday.Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said on Thursday the ministry and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) had finalized plans to release the evacuees once the observation period ended.“Following the two-week observation period, we will return them [to their respective hometowns] as they remain healthy,” Muhadjir said in a statement.last_img read more

City of Alpena clerical unit receives wage increase

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. –Great news for the City of Alpena Clerical Unit as their new contract includes a wage increase of 2%.Recently the city and Local 211 reached an agreement which includes higher wages and increases in employer contributions to their retirement plan.Clerical workers can also look forward to having the afternoon off on New Year’s eve and they will also have dental insurance for employees only.The term of the new agreement is effective July 1, through June 30, 2022.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Possible COVID-19 exposure at local restaurantNext Local church receives grant reward for child daycare centerlast_img read more