Age of sail – Sail Theory http://sailtheory.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 15:10:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sailtheory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T011712.182-150x150.png Age of sail – Sail Theory http://sailtheory.com/ 32 32 BCLS ‘1,000 Books’ program sets sail October 1st | Education https://sailtheory.com/bcls-1000-books-program-sets-sail-october-1st-education/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/bcls-1000-books-program-sets-sail-october-1st-education/ The Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) is appealing to all preschoolers as their “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative is set to take place Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the form of an information session at the Moncks Corner Branch, located at 1003 N. Highway 52. On the program for the day, […]]]>

The Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) is appealing to all preschoolers as their “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative is set to take place Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the form of an information session at the Moncks Corner Branch, located at 1003 N. Highway 52.

On the program for the day, “Story time” readings from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., activity sheets and bundles of books will also be distributed to young participants.

As a national program that encourages families to read, “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” aims for children to complete at least 1,000 published stories to prepare them for kindergarten. Those who successfully reach their reading goal will receive a certificate of completion.

Studies show that 90% of a child’s brain develops from birth to age 5, as stated in a BCLS press release. The report goes on to cite that 57% of children in the Tri-County area are “not ready” for reading before entering kindergarten.

Of the 212 children enrolled in “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” from July 2021 to June 2022, 93 actively recorded their reading efforts and 11 completed the program.

Sharon Fashion, BCLS Youth Services Coordinator, says, “It’s never too early to start reading to your child. It is important that reading be part of one’s life, as the benefits of reading last a lifetime.

Those looking to celebrate BCLS’s “love of reading” can contact Fashion at sharon.fashion@berkeleycountysc.gov or by calling 843-719-4227 for more information.

Registration is available at: https://berkeleylibrarysc.org/1000books/.

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Guide to Boat Tours and Cruises https://sailtheory.com/guide-to-boat-tours-and-cruises/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 09:02:41 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/guide-to-boat-tours-and-cruises/ What could be more enchanting than seeing Vermont’s vibrant fall foliage? See fall colors doubled, reflected on the surface of a body of water. You might consider admiring Vermont’s colorful fall landscape from the water this year. The state has a variety of lakes surrounded by trees or mountains that can provide breathtaking views, enveloping […]]]>

What could be more enchanting than seeing Vermont’s vibrant fall foliage? See fall colors doubled, reflected on the surface of a body of water.

You might consider admiring Vermont’s colorful fall landscape from the water this year. The state has a variety of lakes surrounded by trees or mountains that can provide breathtaking views, enveloping the viewer with 360 degree views.

Tour operators run cruises or can ferry you around the perimeter of some of Green Mountain State’s most scenic spots through the fall, allowing you to show up and enjoy.

Take a cruise or sail on Lake Champlain in the fall

The Spirit of the Ethan Allen departs daily at 4 p.m. for a one-hour cruise on Lake Champlain during the fall season. The calendar on the website says it operates from October 1 to October 17, however, a calendar was accepting bookings until October 23 for the 2022 season.

The cruise includes open and closed spaces from which to take in the views, narration from a tour guide, and a variety of food and beverages that can be purchased from the onboard cafe.

Passengers must arrive 15 minutes in advance for boarding. Prices are $25 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 3-11, and $3 for children two and under. More information is available at https://soea.com/ or by calling 802-862-8300.

The Spirit of Ethan Allen III tour boat docked by the Burlington Community Boathouse on Lake Champlain in Burlington on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Another way to enjoy the fall colors of Lake Champlain is to set sail with Whistlingman Schooner Company. The operator can cater for individuals to small groups in a public sail, or small to large groups for a private sail. There are two ships – Wild Rose can accommodate six guests while the larger Friend Ship can accommodate up to twelve guests. A licensed captain and a sailor navigate the boat so that passengers can relax.

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“She never explained anything”: I am an elderly person and I lost $100,000 on the stock market this year. Can I sue my financial advisor? https://sailtheory.com/she-never-explained-anything-i-am-an-elderly-person-and-i-lost-100000-on-the-stock-market-this-year-can-i-sue-my-financial-advisor/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:10:00 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/she-never-explained-anything-i-am-an-elderly-person-and-i-lost-100000-on-the-stock-market-this-year-can-i-sue-my-financial-advisor/ By Quentin Fottrell “I told my financial adviser that I was going to retire months before all of this happened” Dear Quentin, I am a senior citizen and I suffered significant losses in the range of $100,000 during the recent stock market turmoil. Can I sue my financial advisor? I understand the dynamics of the […]]]>

By Quentin Fottrell

“I told my financial adviser that I was going to retire months before all of this happened”

Dear Quentin,

I am a senior citizen and I suffered significant losses in the range of $100,000 during the recent stock market turmoil. Can I sue my financial advisor? I understand the dynamics of the market in terms of its ups and downs, and I’ve weathered them before.

However, it has been different with the market over this period as tech stocks are taking a hit, along with others. I informed my financial advisor that I was going to retire months before all of this happened.

As my account was experiencing losses, she did nothing to warn me that given the current situation, it might be a good idea to move my assets to another area to reduce the losses – and return at a later date when things will have stabilized.

I am now finding out from other advisors I have consulted that there is a term called “stop loss” for doing just that, stop loss. They also mentioned that she failed in her duties as an advisor. She never explained anything, like high or low risk management, or any other aspect of the market.

The only time we had contact was when I contacted her to buy different stocks. Other than that, she never called about anything regarding my account at any time. Can I file a complaint and, if so, how should I proceed?

Feel like a sucker

Dear FLS,

There are a lot of hurdles to jump through in order to sue your financial adviser and from what you have said here it does not appear that they have been encountered. All investing has an element of risk and the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq have suffered significant losses this year: down 19%, 16% and 27.8% respectively.

Last year, you would have been on the back of the pig, and therefore a big fan of your financial advisor’s strategy. But no advisor is perfect. And no one – despite previous predictions – can predict the market. Even Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, makes mistakes. And he will recognize them when he does. This applies to your financial advisor – and your good self.

But back to your question of suing your advisor. You will first need to prove that you entered into a fiduciary relationship with her. That is, she agreed to put your interests ahead of her own and breached her fiduciary duty. You will also need to prove a direct link between his actions and your losses, and demonstrate that those losses could have been foreseen.

The Financial Sector Regulatory Authority has rules to help ensure investor protection. Learn more here. The Gibbs Law Group clarifies the difference between outright fraud, misconduct, and negligence, and gives some examples of the latter, including improper investments, failure to disclose material information, and overconcentration of investments.

A good adviser should understand your situation “and only recommend financial products that are appropriate for your age, your investment objectives, your experience and the desired level of risk”, writes the law firm in a blog on the subject. “But careless advisors will sometimes steer you into risky or unsuitable investments to get higher commissions.”

Diversity helps protect investors from excessive losses, but does not prevent them. “Investment over-concentration occurs when a financial or investment adviser fails to diversify a client’s portfolio, subjecting that client to excessive risk of loss,” he adds. Your losses can be across a wide range of stocks, as the overall market plunged in 2022.

A good adviser

Morey Stettner, a columnist for MarketWatch, told me it’s standard practice for advisers to document their communication with clients for compliance. Typically, advisors periodically hold review meetings with clients. “The adviser usually writes an ‘investment policy statement’ that covers the objectives of the investment strategy – and the client approves it and that’s documented,” he said.

“If a fiduciary breaches their fiduciary duty, that would trigger regulatory action against that adviser,” he added. “In any case, failing to check in with the client at least once a year to assess their risk tolerance and ask about their investment goals, time horizon, retirement planning, etc., is negligence. I’m not sure that’s grounds for a lawsuit.” (On BrokerCheck, complaints are usually listed under an advisor’s name.)

You may also misunderstand the concept of a “stop loss” and how such an order occurs. It is an order given by the investor, perhaps in consultation with their broker, to sell a stock if it falls below a certain level. But while it may stop the bleeding in your portfolio, it could also cause you to sell too many stocks at a lower price, without waiting for a potential rebound.

There will be a paper trail, but it seems unlikely that your adviser could be sued for not contacting you as often as you would like, even in a turbulent market like this. Sometimes the best action is no action. You have lost $100,000. We don’t know if it’s 100% or 10% of your overall portfolio. As a general rule, as you approach retirement, your investments should be more conservative.

Either way, don’t wait for your day in court. Most investment contracts include an arbitration clause. Finra and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Sifma), a trade group representing securities firms, banks and asset managers, argue that arbitration saves time and money for all parties. and helps facilitate small claims from retail investors.

Obviously, if you were to consult a lawyer, you would need to present more details. From your letter, however, it appears that you are upset about your paper losses and that your advisor takes responsibility for them. But notwithstanding the conditions for suing your adviser as stated above, there are two people in this relationship, and in many cases the liability works both ways.

Check out the private Moneyist Facebook group, where we seek answers to life’s trickiest money problems. Readers write to me with all sorts of dilemmas. Ask your questions, tell me what you want to know more or weigh in on the latest Moneyist columns.

The Moneyist regrets not being able to answer the questions individually.

By emailing your questions, you agree to have them published anonymously on MarketWatch. By submitting your story to Dow Jones & Co., the publisher of MarketWatch, you understand and agree that we may use your story, or versions of it, in all media and platforms, including via third parties.

Read also :

“She will sail towards sunset with my father’s belongings”: my father died and my mother-in-law moved to France. There was no memorial. What can I do?

“They didn’t visit my father or call him”: my parents left me $800,000. My 2 sisters died before them, leaving 6 children. Do they deserve an inheritance?

My father would have left me $1 in his will at the request of my mother-in-law. Is it true that I cannot receive anything from his estate?

Learn how to shake up your financial routine at the Best New Ideas in Money Festival on September 21-22 in New York City. Join Carrie Schwab, President of the Charles Schwab Foundation.

-Quentin Fottrell

 

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What I learned from meeting President Zelensky https://sailtheory.com/what-i-learned-from-meeting-president-zelensky/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 02:32:18 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/what-i-learned-from-meeting-president-zelensky/ The last two weeks have answered a central question of the Russian-Ukrainian war; can the Ukrainians undertake the necessary offensives to liberate their people and reoccupy their territory? They answered this question emphatically with their highly successful and ongoing offensive on Kharkiv. During this offensive, I had the opportunity to visit Ukraine and meet with […]]]>

The last two weeks have answered a central question of the Russian-Ukrainian war; can the Ukrainians undertake the necessary offensives to liberate their people and reoccupy their territory? They answered this question emphatically with their highly successful and ongoing offensive on Kharkiv.

During this offensive, I had the opportunity to visit Ukraine and meet with senior military and government officials. I even had the privilege of meeting President Zelensky. In person, he is even more present than his social networks suggest. Small in stature but extremely engaging, funny and charismatic, one need only be in his presence for a short time to see why his leadership has been central to Ukraine’s efforts in this war.

I took away three key observations from the visit.

First, Ukrainians are competent. That’s a gross understatement. No army in this century has had to fight in all areas of warfare simultaneously and do so against a larger and better armed adversary. The Ukrainians have clearly spent years preparing. The most important preparation was not physical but intellectual. They retrained their troops away from Soviet centralized command methods to more decentralized command and control. This was a clear difference between the two belligerents and gave the less well-armed Ukrainians a significant advantage on the battlefield.

Beyond that, the Ukrainians adopted what I have described elsewhere as a strategy of corrosion. They constantly attacked the Russians at their weak points, destroyed their logistics and slowly killed as many Russian battlefield leaders as possible. At the strategic level, their global influence campaign set a new benchmark for efficiency. Zelensky insisted in our discussions on making sure he and the Ukrainian government “speak the truth by getting his message across to other nations.” This Ukrainian skill has resulted in a military institution that is now unrivaled in the art and science of 21st century warfare.

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Second, Ukrainians are proud of their national effort – military, civilian, diplomatic and informational – to defend their nation against the depredations of the deadly but clumsy Russian military. It is not a pride that features waving flags and empty patriotic gestures. Indeed, traveling around Kyiv, one might miss that there is a vicious war going on. There is a quiet, humble pride in the alert posture of each soldier, and the confident step of the officials and soldiers I encountered. Ukrainians are deeply proud of their battlefield achievements. The Russian army has not been humiliated and destroyed in this way since the Second World War. But Ukrainian pride extends to how their nation seems to have found a more overt level of unity than before the war.

Finally, the Ukrainians are confident. They know they can win this war. Zelensky said, “We don’t believe there are any compromises when it comes to Russia. There are only conditions, in particular the departure of Russia from Ukraine”. This is partly the result of their achievements in the battles of Kyiv, Kharkiv and elsewhere. The Ukrainians have taken the strategic initiative in this war and are taking back huge swaths of their territory from the Russians.

But there is another more vital source of their confidence: Ukrainians know exactly what they are fighting for. They fight for their people and their country. And they firmly believe they are fighting for the larger idea that democracies matter, whatever their form or geography. It is this deep sense of purpose that underpins the confidence of Ukrainians and strengthens the hearts of everyone, from the most junior soldier to the president.

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Who is Giorgia Meloni? She could be the next Italian Prime Minister. https://sailtheory.com/who-is-giorgia-meloni-she-could-be-the-next-italian-prime-minister/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:00:59 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/who-is-giorgia-meloni-she-could-be-the-next-italian-prime-minister/ Just a few weeks ago, for those unfamiliar with Italian politics, the question was: Giorgia who? But as the country nears a vote to install a new government — its 70th since the end of World War II — it’s becoming more and more: Really? Georgia Meloni? Polls suggest the 45-year-old leader of the far-right […]]]>

Just a few weeks ago, for those unfamiliar with Italian politics, the question was: Giorgia who? But as the country nears a vote to install a new government — its 70th since the end of World War II — it’s becoming more and more: Really? Georgia Meloni?

Polls suggest the 45-year-old leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, a political descendant of the neo-fascist Italian Social Movement (MSI) founded by Benito Mussolini’s allies, is likely to be the country’s first female prime minister. Meloni’s party dominates a coalition that looks poised to win the September 25 vote.

A century after Mussolini’s infamous march on Rome and the start of fascist rule in Italy, the possibility has shone the international spotlight on Meloni and what she stands for – and what choosing this self-proclaimed Steve Bannon fan could mean. not only for Italy, but for Europe at large.

“He’s an ally,” Meloni said of the recently indicted former Trump adviser, adding, in an interview with The Daily Beast, that she hosted Bannon at a far-right political event in Rome. “because we share ideals. We need to hear what he says.

What are Meloni’s ideals? She spoke out against LGBTQ rights and called for a naval blockade of the African continent to prevent migrants from heading for Europe.

She lambasted left-leaning politicians for funding “an invasion” to “replace Italians with immigrants”. This invasion, she claims, left Italy facing a “demographic emergency”. Such rhetoric is a staple of far-right politicians in the United States and Europe, and the racist Great Replacement theory that has driven them.

Meloni says she is for the European Union – but against the idea of ​​Europe-wide bureaucracy, a position that many fear threatens European unity. Above all, she positions herself – in another favorite trope of right-wing reactionaries in Europe, the United States and beyond – as an anti-reawakening. At a rally in 2019, she complained about pressures from the other end of the political spectrum “to call us parent 1, parent 2, gender LGBT, citizen X, with code numbers. But we are not code numbers… and we will defend our identity.

Given her political party roots, criticism of Meloni has mostly focused on the F-word – “fascist” – a label that Meloni has worked overtime to refute as she becomes the center of campaign attention. . So much so that last month she posted a video message – in Spanish, French and English – telling the new legion of outside experts (and journalists) following her career that, no, she’s not a fascist.

“For days I have been reading articles in the international press about the upcoming elections that will give Italy a new government, in which I am described as a danger to democracy, to Italian, European and international stability,” he said. she declared. “None of this is true.”

But Meloni’s past statements haven’t helped, including the emergence on social media of a video from her teenage years, when she was already an activist on Italy’s far-right. Asked about Mussolini, Meloni told a French TV crew that “everything he did, he did for Italy”, according to a Financial Times translation. “And there haven’t been politicians like him for 50 years.”

Her history and current rhetoric – which places her firmly on the right wing of the European political spectrum, along with allies like Hungary’s Viktor Orban – have raised questions about how she might govern in the midst of a European war and… an aggravation of the cost of living through the crisis on the home front.

“No one should have any doubts about the threat she poses to what Europe is supposed to stand for,” British newspaper The Guardian warned in an August editorial.

Meloni’s main election rival, former prime minister and leader of the center-left Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, has made this clearer.

A victory for Meloni, he said in an interview with The Associated Press, would mean “a danger to the future of Italy”.

Meloni and the brothers from Italy

Meloni has a long history on the right flank of Italian politics. Raised by a single mother in a working-class district of Rome, she was a teenage activist in the youth wing of the MSI, the former pro-Mussolini party. She won her first local election at the age of 21.

As for Meloni’s political party, it was created in 2012. Until the previous year, Meloni was deputy minister in the outrageous government led by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. She left with a group of other right-wing politicians to found the Brothers of Italy; the name is taken from the opening lines of the national anthem. Their badges? The same flame symbol as the fascist MSI.

“The background [of her party] is one that has its roots in post-war fascist nostalgia,” Carlo Bastasin, a leading Rome-based Italian commentator and non-resident scholar at the Brookings Institution, told Grid. “What’s new with Meloni and his party is that it would be the first time a party reflecting those views would come to have such political responsibilities. Some members of parties that have those kind of roots have been ministers, but they were really fringe characters.

A Prime Minister Meloni

So what could it mean for Italy – and for Europe – if Meloni passes margins at the head of a new Italian government?

Throughout the campaign, Meloni has repeatedly said she stands behind supporting Ukraine as it resists Russia’s invasion, telling Reuters news agency in a recent interview that the war was “the point of a conflict whose objective is the revision of the world order”. .” Unlike Orban – or Steve Bannon for that matter – Meloni has shown no sympathy for the Kremlin.

But things are not so clear within the coalition she leads. Among its main partners is the right-wing League party, led by Matteo Salvini, which questions the usefulness of European sanctions against Moscow. “If we adopt an instrument to injure the aggressor and after seven months of war he has not been injured,” Salvini said at a recent political conference in Italy, “at least considering that a change seems legitimate to me”.

The remarks came amid growing concerns about rising energy prices in Europe. As Grid reported, concerns over Russian energy imports have driven up natural gas prices in Europe; In early September, already high prices rose by about a third as part of the closure of a key pipeline linking Russia and Europe. Italy feels the pain; the country depends on Moscow for about a quarter of its gas needs, and ordinary Italians have seen their energy bills rise. In Naples, the growing load has already sparked protests.

Analysts point out that Meloni herself, though pro-Ukraine in her statements, is close to Hungarian Orban, perhaps the most brazen pro-Putin in the European anti-Kremlin arena. In a letter to Meloni last year, Orban stressed the need for what he called “reliable combat companions who have a common vision of the world and provide similar answers to the challenges of our time”.

His closeness to Orban and other European right-wing figures touches on another contentious political issue: Meloni wants a weaker European Union, arguing for national capitals to retain more political power, instead of transferring authority over issues. keys in Brussels.

“Don’t let Brussels do what Rome can do best,” Meloni said recently in Milan, adding that “if I win, for Europe, the party is over.”

For its critics, this attitude endangers European unity at a critical moment, when Russia continues its brutal assault on Ukraine.

At the national level, there are concerns about what Meloni’s premiership would mean for the migrant population and for women’s rights. Although Meloni herself has said she will not abolish an existing law that legalizes abortion, many are concerned about her public statements on the matter.

“Yes to the culture of life, no to the abyss of death,” she said at a right-wing rally earlier this summer. The concerns don’t just stem from its own words: Italy’s Brethren party has a history of pushing to erode abortion rights, including putting forward a proposal to designate Rome a “city for life.” and to allow anti-abortion groups to participate in family planning. clinics, according to Politico Europe.

Last Woman Standing

Meloni’s popularity has skyrocketed recently – and the fact that she and the Brothers of Italy are now so close to power raises another question: what brought them here?

Ten years ago, the party’s vote share in Italian elections was less than 2%. As recently as 2018, it was just 4%. An August survey showed just how drastically his fortunes had changed: Brothers of Italy alone got about 24%, according to a Bloomberg report. The broader right-wing coalition she leads, which includes Salvini’s party as well as Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, had almost 50% support among Italian voters.

So what happened? One answer is an Italian version of an old political maxim: throw them all out.

“Italians are just in a protest mood, and have been for decades,” Bastasin said. “And they are prepared to disbar politicians who take responsibility in government and do not deliver.”

Italy’s Brothers were the only major party to sit outside the sweeping unity government led by technocrat Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who resigned over the summer, setting the stage for the next election. Meloni’s party had the distinction of distance – an underdog status that could prove its greatest strength, according to Bastasin, especially at a time of mounting economic hardship.

To be sure, Meloni’s nationalist rhetoric also fits into a larger public narrative on key topics such as immigration. A study published last year by the London-based Overseas Development Institute showed that while Italy, with an aging population and low birth rate, faces a “growing need for migrants”, attitudes of the public towards immigration were often hostile in the context of a biased understanding of the issue. In a 2017 survey, for example, most Italians said the proportion of non-EU migrants in their country was just under 25%. The actual number was 7%. On the issue of LGBT rights, a 2019 survey showed that while the majority of Italians – around 68% – support equal rights for gays, lesbians and bisexuals, a significant minority – around 27% – n didn’t agree.

This backdrop, combined with economic malaise and a growing sense of disenchantment with the political establishment, could propel Meloni to power.

“Italians support, for the moment, the only political party that has had no political responsibility in the governance of the country over the past decades,” Bastasin told Grid. “They are looking for the next possible option to express their criticism of the way the country has been run. Brothers from Eastern Italy [at this moment] the last possible option available to them.

Thanks to Dave Tepps for writing this article.

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Kakadu opens on remembrance and respect https://sailtheory.com/kakadu-opens-on-remembrance-and-respect/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 02:36:07 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/kakadu-opens-on-remembrance-and-respect/ Exercise Kakadu 2022 officially opened in Darwin with a reception steeped in tradition, remembrance and respect. The event opened with around 300 attendees observing a minute’s silence in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, who was recognized for her steadfast and selfless commitment to service throughout her 70-year reign. Respect was also paid to ancient indigenous […]]]>

Exercise Kakadu 2022 officially opened in Darwin with a reception steeped in tradition, remembrance and respect.

The event opened with around 300 attendees observing a minute’s silence in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, who was recognized for her steadfast and selfless commitment to service throughout her 70-year reign.

Respect was also paid to ancient indigenous traditions, with senior leaders attending a smoking ceremony led by Larrakia man, Trent Lee, before the Welcome to Country by Larrakia Elder Aunty Bilawara Lee and a performance by bungaree dancers from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the evening event.

A ‘ceremonial sunset’ and ‘beat at quarters’ led by the RAN Band and a ceremonial guard from HMAS Perth were the centerpiece of the event.

Drawing on traditions dating back to the age of sailing, the ceremony featured a salute taken by the Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley, and a single volley of gunfire before the Australian White Ensign being raised from its half-mast position, lowered and folded.

After a refund of Advance Australia Fairthe ceremonial guard and marching band retired and participants from more than 20 countries continued to bond under starry Northern Territory skies.

Rear Admiral Earley addressed the event, welcoming all exercise participants and Darwin, describing it as a “beautiful part of our country”.

In an earlier address to senior leaders, Rear Admiral Earley underscored the importance of exercise at a critical time.

“We meet at a time of great conflict and concern for the future around the world,” Rear Admiral Earley said.

“For Australians and many other participating countries, this exercise comes at a time of mourning for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and after the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“Despite this, we are here because we have a duty to perform in the service of our respective nations, communities and families.

“There is no better way to serve than by coming together, exercising together, and being prepared to work together.”

The official opening kicked off the busy schedule for the port phase of the exercise, featuring briefings, a fleet commanders conference, cross-cultural interaction and sporting events.

Exercise Kakadu is taking place in Darwin and the Northern Australia Exercise Area from September 12-24.

This is the 15th iteration of the RAN’s flagship biennial regional maritime international engagement exercise, involving around 3,000 personnel, 15 warships and more than 30 aircraft from 22 countries.

The theme of the exercise is “partnership, leadership and friendship”.

Exercise Kakadu is a biennial exercise led by the RAN, supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.

The exercise provides regional partners with the opportunity to undertake multinational maritime activities ranging from policing operations to high-end maritime warfare in a combined environment.

Australian Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley and international dignitaries take part in an Aboriginal smoking ceremony with Trent Lee of the Larrakia Nation.

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When was the boat invented? https://sailtheory.com/when-was-the-boat-invented/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 01:53:53 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/when-was-the-boat-invented/ Have you thought about “When was the boat invented and did it evolve from what it was?” Boats are known as efficient means of water transport or watercraft made to move in different ways. These watercraft were built thousands of years ago and were used by people to move from place to place. Read on […]]]>

Have you thought about “When was the boat invented and did it evolve from what it was?”

Boats are known as efficient means of water transport or watercraft made to move in different ways. These watercraft were built thousands of years ago and were used by people to move from place to place.

Read on for more details about them and their development.

Boat Highlights and History

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1. What is a boat?

The characteristics of a boat can vary depending on how one needs it or wants to use it. In the early days before there were carts or wagons, people traveled by boat from one place to another.

The first boat ever built has been described as a mode of river transport for various purposes. Nowadays, any boat invention is used for commerce, pleasure and much more than the first boat in history was.

These types of watercraft have become vital for fishing, shipping and warfare, regardless of when the boats were manufactured. Any boat can be a raft, which is made of logs tied together, or a canoe carved from a hollow tree.

Regardless of their navigational purposes, any motorboat invented or sailboat created had to use their power. And people use oars or paddles, sails and motors to use water current, wind or fuel.

The term boat is commonly used to label small watercraft around 40 feet in overall dimension. “Boat” is the common word for various ships, vessels, watercraft or types of watercraft and boats.

2. When was the first boat made?

The history of boats, ships or ships began and got lost in prehistoric times despite their essential elements in maritime transport. However, the remains of containers placed in museums indicate that humans used watercraft.

Humans have been on the water although no one knows when the first ship was built. They used logs or bundles of debris and learned to make rafts, and the first boat invented came from there.

The Egyptians were believed to be the builders of the first boats at least 6,000 years ago. These early boats were small and described as papyrus reed canoes or canoes. They were rowed with paddles.

The Greeks and Phoenicians followed, building their own ships if you still wonder when boats were created by other shipbuilders. They used low flat ships or galleys as merchants and warships propelled by oars and sails.

There were remains of ancient bases discovered with inscriptions which showed that boats had been made as early as the Mesolithic age. Boats nowadays are much more advanced than the oldest boat in the world or the Middle Stone Age had.

3. The origin and evolution of boats

The evolution of boats traces its origin through the fossils of the oldest boats from around 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. Over time, people learned to develop more tools and started to build more types of boats in different sizes and shapes.

Boats evolved from plants or wood, although no one knows the exact origin or who invented the first boat. Most of the first peoples used stripped plants, reeds and trees to build their boats or canoes.

One piece of evidence, the Pesse Canoe, is around 10,000 years old and was found carved out of a tree. They simply dug out the center of the tree and made room for them to sit and row.

Among the earliest shipbuilders, the commonly used means of water transport was the Egyptian sailing ship confined to the narrow channel of the Nile. These Egyptian sailboats use rowing as an all-weather alternative to using wind-dependent sails.

Later, these sailboats were developed to venture into the high seas with more rowers or rowers. More and more boats, ships and larger vessels were built like the Bireme (two-tier) and Trireme (three-tier) sailboats.

4. The difference between a ship, a boat or a vessel

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The use of the word ‘boat’, ‘ship’ or ‘vessel’ today is accompanied by a wide range of boat types. These types of boats may seem to have different usage intentions, but they are still all invented as boats.

Any craft propelled by a sail, oar or engine and intended to be transported on water is a boat. Compared to deep-sea ships, smaller ships may not be able to survive on the high seas or in the ocean.

Those intended for extended ocean voyages are also referred to as “deep sea transport” and are large ships or vessels. They are designed to have an overall dimension of approximately 200 feet and can withstand varying weather conditions and pressures.

Those used on land, in lakes and in smaller bodies of water are called boats, canoes, lakers, dinghies, rafts or tenders. It just means they are small enough to be considered a ship or vessel of any type.

Broadly, these types of watercraft or boats can be categorized as sailboats, motorboats, and non-motorized boats. They vary more in terms of specifics like angling and cruising than they were when they were created.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How were the first boats used?

The first boats were used to transport people and goods. Humans have crossed bodies of water like lakes or rivers for trade, exploration, and settlement since the earliest ages.

Likewise, the first boats are likely to have been used over long distances. They may not have carried much load, but may have been used for colonization or even warfare. Earlier civilizations like the Greeks, Arabs, and Romans showed evidence of creating and using boats primarily for trade.

2. What defines a boat?

You can name a boat whatever you want to call it when you’re not sure what you’re looking at. The general rule is that you can define it based on its general appearance.

Each boat or craft has a wide range of sizes, shapes, passengers and cargo capacity. Larger craft types like fishing boats, freighters, cruisers, or tankers can carry tender boats on them.

Any craft used for deep sea fishing is called a vessel. Those intended for offshore cruising are essentially ships. It is a boat if it is shorter and able to cross small bodies of water.

Conclusion

Choosing boats and how long they have been in use is tricky and can lead you to wonder “when was the boat invented?” Understanding the history of the boat, its evolution, characteristics, types and other facts about a boat is what this article offers you.

We are glad that this article has eased your expectations of how and when boats were invented to become better. You can use these essential expert tips as a handy buyer’s guide to finding the right one.

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Czech win sees three of four hosts progress through EuroBasket 2022 groups https://sailtheory.com/czech-win-sees-three-of-four-hosts-progress-through-eurobasket-2022-groups/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 01:03:55 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/czech-win-sees-three-of-four-hosts-progress-through-eurobasket-2022-groups/ You viewed more than 50 articles in the last 12 months. Keep Olympic News Free Support insidethegames.biz for just £10 For nearly 15 years now, insidethegames.biz has been at the forefront of fearless reporting on what’s happening in the Olympic Movement. As the first website not to be placed behind a paywall, we have made […]]]>

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Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India: unlocking the potential of connectivity https://sailtheory.com/sheikh-hasinas-visit-to-india-unlocking-the-potential-of-connectivity/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 09:10:52 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/sheikh-hasinas-visit-to-india-unlocking-the-potential-of-connectivity/ In light of recent global geopolitical changes, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s imminent visit to India will have a very beneficial impact and usher in a new era of bilateral and regional cooperation. Three years have passed since the last visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before the Covid 19 pandemic in 2019. The visit is […]]]>

In light of recent global geopolitical changes, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s imminent visit to India will have a very beneficial impact and usher in a new era of bilateral and regional cooperation. Three years have passed since the last visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before the Covid 19 pandemic in 2019. The visit is significant for Bangladesh and India, and various agreements and MoUs are expected to be signed there, incorporating connectivity initiatives in land, water, energy and sub-regional forms. From strengthening political and cultural ties to promoting economically beneficial associations, “connectedness” has become a buzzword in recent years. In the wake of the second wave of globalization, the strengthening of regional and sub-regional cooperation is widely appreciated and recognized at all levels. Thus, connectivity has become a feature of bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India in recent times. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said: “We need to improve our connectivity. The north eastern provinces of India – Assam and Tripura – could get access to Chattogram port if the connectivity of the countries is improved”. India and Bangladesh have taken bold steps to enhance communication through roads, railways and waterways, which would tap into the prospects for regional connectivity. The visit is expected to provide a framework for multi-mode connectivity after the two countries resolve major disputes over land and sea borders. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, observes that improving trade and transport connectivity between India and Bangladesh, as well as other neighboring countries, can be a game-changer not only for both countries, but for the whole region.

Why is connectivity so important?

Bangladesh and India have similar historical and cultural roots and many common areas of cooperation that pave the way for a strong strategic partnership. Additional similarities in bilateral relations reflect comprehensive cooperation based on sovereignty, as well as equality, trust and understanding much more than just a neighbor. The implementation of bilateral and sub-regional connectivity projects should be expedited by Dhaka and Delhi as Bangladesh plays an important role in India’s tremendous efforts to implement its Look East policy due to its location. location and its geographical proximity to the northeastern provinces of India. On the other hand, by increasing its exports to northeast India and imposing tolls on vehicles that transport Indian goods through Bangladeshi lands or waters, Bangladesh can also gain significantly . Bangladesh and India share the fifth largest land border and 54 common rivers. Connectivity can provide the channels through which development impulses can be transmitted throughout the region and can increase the momentum for economic and social progress in India as well as its neighbors to the east and south. The purpose of the Bangladesh-India connectivity is to resurrect the earlier routes which had been in use till the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Both administrations initiated numerous measures to re-establish railway and other communication links before 1965. Such advances in India hold the prospect of heralding significant changes in its own eastern and northeastern states, including Kolkata.

The expansion of their bilateral connectivity can spill over to the sub-regional level ensuring a greater good for the countries of the region. India is eager to let Bangladesh use its ports, railways and other infrastructure, especially to sell them to non-Indian countries like Nepal and Bhutan. It is important to look at port, energy, infrastructure and economic interconnectivity in South Asia.

Areas of Bilateral Cooperation in Connectivity between Bangladesh and India

At bilateral, regional and international levels, Bangladesh and India share high priority multimodal connectivity plans. A clear illustration of Bangladesh’s continued commitment to support attempts to increase connectivity and economic integration in the region, particularly in northeast India, is the recent opening of the Feni Bridge. On March 9 last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the ‘Maitri Setu’ (bridge) over the Feni River to support the port’s connectivity with Chittagong, Bangladesh. Additionally, the recently opened Padma Rail-Road Bridge in Bangladesh could improve physical links between the two brotherly countries.

Bangladesh and India share transport connectivity, which creates a win-win situation for both countries. To move Indian products to the northeast, Bangladesh offered Indian transit and transshipment services. Moreover, it is likely to allow the transit problem to benefit from synergies with the recently constructed Padma Bridge, which connects southwestern Bangladesh, including the seaport of Mongla, to the rest of the country as well as to India.

Both South Asian nations enjoyed rail connectivity during the colonial period and even after partition. Several rail links between Bangladesh and India are currently in operation. On December 17, 2020, the newly reconstructed rail link between Chilahati (Bangladesh) and Haldibari (India) was officially inaugurated by the Prime Ministers of these two nations. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued, both countries began using side-door container and parcel trains to ensure uninterrupted supply lines. In September 2022, a long-awaited rail link between Agartala and Akahura will be completed. During the next visit, it is expected that India will probably offer to increase rail connectivity and restore three more rail services between India and Bangladesh as it considers connectivity as

Bilateral connectivity also exists and can be extended much further, for example, in the maritime domain. Bangladesh has expressed interest in being part of India’s pioneering initiative – Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR). In July 2020, a successful trial of transshipment of Indian products from Kolkata to Agartala via Chattogram was completed. Tripura will benefit immensely, especially since it is in the landlocked northeast. The two leaders are likely to discuss Bangladesh’s opposition to the establishment of an Integrated Checkpoint (ICP) as well as other issues regarding Tripura. The Prime Minister’s visit will pave the way for future connectivity as well as the scope of unresolved bilateral connectivity projects both on land, water and regionally. Thus, the two countries will be able to unleash their untapped resources and opportunities in terms of bilateral cooperation and connectivity.

Prospects for regional and sub-regional connectivity

These two nations have worked together to create a rich and secure South Asia, with particular emphasis on regional cooperation. They discussed regional collaboration and institutions on a bilateral basis. For example, Bangladesh proposed the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and India contributed to its realization. In addition, Bangladesh and India collaborate closely on regional platforms such as the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) Initiative, the Association of Indian Ocean Rim Countries and the Bay of Bengal for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). To strengthen and expand regional economic cooperation, Asia must now encourage the connection of infrastructure within the area. Investing in infrastructure connectivity could increase productivity and competitiveness, accelerate economic recovery and support balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth in the medium to long term. Additionally, the connection could encourage environmental sustainability by promoting the growth of international green transport and energy networks.

Several regional connectivity projects are expected to materialize, requiring cooperation between Bangladesh and India that can bring comprehensive development to South Asia. The routes of the Asian Highway Network (AH 1 and 2) can enable greater business and social interactions between Asian countries, including personal contacts, project capitalizations, connections of major container terminals with transport points and the promotion of tourism via the new routes. Additionally, through the execution of the Motor Vehicle Agreement between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) and the regional hydropower grid with North East India, Nepal and Bhutan, Bangladesh is also keen on regional connectivity.

The India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral agreement has possible positive implications in terms of energy development in the region where Bangladesh aspires to be a partner. This agreement can increase Bangladesh’s capacity in terms of time and cost and reduce energy dependence on Europe. Bangladesh, China, India and the Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM) can provide access to many markets in Southeast Asia, improve transport infrastructure and create an industrial zone. The strong friendship and cooperation between Bangladesh and India can be a key factor in realizing these regional initiatives.

Following the Covid pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian war, global and local politics, both blocs are trying to swing nations to their respective sides in light of the growing rivalry between the West and Russia, and China. In such a context, Bangladesh and India should work together to overcome existing challenges and focus on peace and stability to promote stronger friendship and cooperation. Therefore, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit can enhance the existing connectivity arena and at the same time release the area of ​​cooperation which has deep significance both in terms of bilateral cooperation and regional solidarity.

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‘The Golden Rule’ embarks on a 15-month, 11,000-mile anti-nuclear mission https://sailtheory.com/the-golden-rule-embarks-on-a-15-month-11000-mile-anti-nuclear-mission/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 23:07:36 +0000 https://sailtheory.com/the-golden-rule-embarks-on-a-15-month-11000-mile-anti-nuclear-mission/ RICHMOND — ‘The Golden Rule’ was the first boat out of the water at Svendsen’s Bay Marine shipyard on Monday morning. As the waves of San Francisco Bay lapped over the 30-foot wooden ketch sailboat around 8 a.m., a mechanical lift swaddled the port and starboard sides of the ship, lifted the boat from the […]]]>

RICHMOND — ‘The Golden Rule’ was the first boat out of the water at Svendsen’s Bay Marine shipyard on Monday morning.

As the waves of San Francisco Bay lapped over the 30-foot wooden ketch sailboat around 8 a.m., a mechanical lift swaddled the port and starboard sides of the ship, lifted the boat from the water and the has nested on a semi-trailer, where it will be moored for the next week.

The Golden Rule set sail through the streets of Richmond just before noon on Monday, embarking on a 2,000-mile journey east to complete “The Great Loop” – a path that begins on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, winds around Florida, up the east coast of the Atlantic Ocean, pivots to Maine, crosses the Hudson River, and finally around the Great Lakes.

The old wooden sailboat, owned by the group Veterans for Peace and primarily based in Humboldt Bay, is on a mission to navigate every waterway in the United States, educating people about a “nuclear-free world” along the way.

Richmond Marina, the group said, had the right people and the right tools in place to help kick off the final voyage.

One of the boat’s captains, Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa, who grew up in Hawaii and has been a practicing Buddhist involved in anti-nuclear work since age 14, said the exposure was personal.

Captain Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa, left, unties a knot in one of the Golden Rule cables while Helen Jaccard, right, checks for other loose items in preparation for a trip to across Minnesota at Svendsen’s Marina in Richmond, CA on Monday, August 29, 2022. (Don Feria for Bay Area News Group)

“I had the skills to sail the boat and take care of the boat, but the interest in world peace and nuclear disarmament comes from much, much further afield in Hawaii,” Johnston-Kitazawa said, while watching “The Golden Rule” roll one way. “Many of the people’s ancestors came from Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan – the first places where nuclear weapons were deliberately used against people.”

The Golden Rule has set sail with the same mission in mind for the past six decades.

Helen Jaccard, project manager for Veterans for Peace, said the crew put on presentations throughout their travels to try to teach as many communities as possible about the possibility of nuclear war, its consequences and how people can try to stop it by crafting petitions, writing letters to political representatives, and having conversations with neighbors.

After spending the last few years traversing the West Coast, back and forth to Hawaii, covering most routes west of the Rockies, the crew will reassemble the boat in Hudson, Wis., in September before to tackle the big loop.

“It’s 11,000 miles, with 100 stops and probably 400 to 500 showings in 15 months,” Jaccard said. “A boat with a mission – other than just getting around – is quite unusual, but for us it’s very much something we undertake.”

“We don’t just terrify people, we give them hope by giving them a way to act,” Jaccard said.

In 1958, four Quaker peace activists set sail for the Marshall Islands aboard the Golden Rule, attempting to interfere with United States nuclear bomb tests taking place there. After he was intercepted and arrested in Honolulu, the public outcry helped spark a broader anti-nuclear movement, which eventually culminated when President John F. Kennedy signed the 1963 Treaty Banning Atmospheric Nuclear Weapon Tests. , in outer space and underwater.

After the boat was sold to a private owner and eventually sunk in Humboldt Bay in 2010, local Veterans for Peace members, Quakers and Northern California boat enthusiasts came together and restored the rule gold to resume its original mission.

“They realized it was the perfect vehicle with a history of consistent opposition to nuclear weapons over a long period of time,” Johnston-Kitazawa said. “History shows that pressure has been applied and change has happened. It is time to continue this work.

The crew is unsure of the origin of the boat’s name.

“While the captain in 1958 wrote a book about his trip, he didn’t mention why he was named so,” Jaccard said. “But that’s my assumption: ‘Don’t bomb other people that you wouldn’t want to bomb yourself.'”

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