View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Disrupting Strait of Hormuz Would be “Illegal and Unsuccessful”, U.K. Defence Secretary Says Authorities January 6, 2012 View post tag: Unsuccessful View post tag: Hormuz View post tag: Disrupting View post tag: News by topic Disrupting Strait of Hormuz Would be “Illegal and Unsuccessful”, U.K. Defence Secretary Says View post tag: would View post tag: Naval View post tag: Strait View post tag: says View post tag: Secretary View post tag: Navy View post tag: U.K. View post tag: Illegal U.K. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has stated that any intention by Iran to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz will be deemed as illegal and unsuccessful.He added that disruption to the flow of oil through the strait will impose a threat to regional and global economic growth and that the U.K. Royal Navy will have a considerable role as part of the Combined Maritime Forces, both at the Headquarters in Bahrain and through the mine counter-measure vessels which help maintain freedom of navigation in the Gulf.Iran has threatened to block oil deliveries through the Strait of Hormuz should global powers impose sanctions on the country’s oil industry due to its nuclear activities.Hammond is visiting Washington on Thursday to meet U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and discuss Afghanistan, the Gulf and defense cooperation.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 06, 2012; Image: 7sur7 Share this article
Scott Massey and Ivan Ball the Co-Founded Heliponix. They provide consumers with the GroPod, an automated hydroponic appliance with a seed pod subscription that could be described as “Keurig for food”.Their automated hardware combined with smart, cloud software allows anyone to become a farmer regardless of their climate, space, or existing knowledge of agriculture. They sold out of beta prototypes last year to residential consumers, a restaurant owner, and local schools; they are now ramping up production with a midwest contract manufacturer. They founded Heliponix after assisting Dr. Cary Mitchell as research engineers for NASA through Purdue University on a hydroponic growth chamber.They wanted to commercialize our own rotary aeroponic™ intellectual property for consumers after identifying opportunities to maximize yields while reducing energy consumption which has been validated by multiple strategic investments from the Purdue Research Foundation and Elevates Ventures. Follow them on Facebook as they continue growing to become the world’s largest farming company without owning a single acre of land!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Newcastle-based North East Bakery has bought 15 Milligans high street bakery shops for an undisclosed sum.Milligans, which was ranked number 42 in British Baker’s recent top 50 bakery retailers’ list, had 22 shops in the Newcastle area.North East Bakery, which was started three years ago as a wholesale and sandwich supplier, had six shops under the ’Nichols’ brand. It now plans to convert the stores to its Nichols fascia over the next 12 to 18 months.The £4 million turnover company will relocate to Milligans’ 20,000sq ft bakery in Newburn, following the asset purchase. The North East Bakery company has also taken on 100 Milligans staff, increasing staff numbers to 150.Milligans has retained four outlets, to be run as coffee shops.Greg Phillips, MD of North East Bakery commented: “This is a very exciting time for North East Bakery as it marks the start of a major growth period for the company.”
Press Association The 25-year-old Denmark forward has found himself slipping out of the first-team picture over recent campaigns, resulting in him being loaned out to Sunderland and then Juventus, where he suffered a thigh injury and failed to score a goal. Bendtner had been lined up to join first Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this summer, but could not agree personal terms with the German club – with his current Arsenal deal worth a reported £52,000-a-week. Both newly promoted Hull – managed by Steve Bruce, who had the striker on loan at Birmingham as a raw talent in 2006-07 – and Crystal Palace were also keen to try to broker a deal. Arsenal looked to bring in some attacking cover on deadline day, when they broke the club record transfer with a £42million deal for Mesut Ozil, but they could not push though a loan deal for Demba Ba with Chelsea, which led manager Arsene Wenger to decide against letting Bendtner leave. While clearly disappointed he could not get a “fresh start” somewhere else, Bendtner, who is currently recovering full match fitness, maintains if called upon he would be ready to throw himself back into action in an Arsenal shirt for the first time August 20, 2011. In a statement released by the player’s representatives, International Football Management, Bendtner said: “It is no secret that Arsenal and myself had agreed that I could leave the club during the 2013 summer transfer window, subject to an agreement between all parties. “An agreement had been reached with more than one club this week, but as Arsenal were unable to secure the services of another striker, they reserved their right to not sanction any deal to be concluded. “Naturally, I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to a new challenge, with a new club and a fresh start in English football. “Many things have been said about where my future lies after many years at Arsenal; the truth is I just want to play football which is when I am happiest and Arsenal is a fantastic environment for any professional to apply their trade. “I still feel very strongly about Arsenal Football Club and following positive talks with the manager, I am looking forward to working hard to regain full fitness and doing my very best to help the team and the manager fulfil our objectives and ambitions this season. “I have learnt a lot from my loan experiences at Sunderland and Juventus, and I want to assure all Arsenal fans that I will give everything I have to contribute to what I believe will be a successful season for the club.” Nicklas Bendtner has vowed to “give everything” to Arsenal this season after failing to secure a move away from the Emirates Stadium.