Fuels America Releases New Poll on Consumer Attitudes toward E15

first_img Fuels America Releases New Poll on Consumer Attitudes toward E15 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE In addition to releasing the new poll data, the teleconference debunked a number of myths that oil industry lobbyists continue to perpetuate about E15. Fuels America released a poll of 1,211 U.S. adults that gauged consumer opinions of E15, fuel made of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, on a teleconference today. The poll comes on the heels of E15’s reentrance into the American fuel market this past Sunday. Forty stations in 9 states now offer the fuel, approximately 14 months after it was approved by EPA for commercial sale. E15 currently sells for between 10 and 20 cents less per gallon than regular gasoline. By Gary Truitt – Sep 19, 2013 Previous articleOil Tops $108 on U.S. Crude Supply Drop, FedNext articleWRRDA Makes it Through One House Committee Gary Truitt “Most drivers fill up with E10 now, but they want higher blends like E15. Currently, consumers do not have access to higher blends because oil companies have failed to modernize their infrastructure and refuse to allow these cheaper fuels to compete with their own product,” said Buis. The Fuels America poll found that nearly four in five (79 percent) believe that the oil industry’s efforts to block the availability of E15 is bad for consumers. The poll revealed that a strong majority of Americans (82 percent) support having E15 available at their local gas stations; and more than three-quarters (76 percent) want access to even higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E20 or E30 (20 or 30 percent ethanol). Renewable Fuels Association spokesperson Robert White discussed a recent Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) report on the low cost of retrofitting a gas station to sell E15. The American Petroleum Institute (API) is currently running a smear campaign against the fuel in order to protect their profits and has told the public that it would be too expensive to retrofit gas stations for E15. This is not the case, according to a recent report coming from the non-partisan experts at PEI. Home Energy Fuels America Releases New Poll on Consumer Attitudes toward E15 Scott Zaremba, an E15 retailer who owns several transportation energy retail locations (he said they are not a gas station) in the Midwest, shared his experiences talking to customers he hears from customers.  “My customers love E15. And that’s no surprise because I have had customers tell me their mileage has increased with when using E-15, and it’s another choice for drivers and people like to have choices. It’s also great for my small business. It gives us an edge over our corporate competitor’s with our offering of an alternative.”Auto-mechanic and radio personality Bobby Likis, addressed the safety of E15 for engines. “E15 is the most tested fuel in history and is absolutely safe for every car model year 2001 or after. The campaign the oil industry is running to make consumers think otherwise has no scientific foundation. In fact, E15 is cleaner burning than traditional gasoline which can improve performance—one of the many reasons NASCAR uses it exclusively.” “The overwhelming majority of Americans understand that having options when you fill up at the gas station is a good thing. They have spoken loud and clear that they want access to clean, homegrown renewable fuel,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. “What we clearly see from this poll is that consumers like higher blends of ethanol in their gas because it saves them money. Ethanol is currently trading 80 cents lower than regular unleaded gasoline and the bottom line is that ethanol provides consumers a choice and savings at the pump. Facebook Twitter “The fact of the matter is that it is inexpensive to retrofit most gas stations to sell E15. Depending on the equipment already at the station, it could be as little as $1,200, or less than the increased profits a retailer could see in just one month. If more significant retrofits are needed, it could still cost as little as $4,200 to upgrade a dispenser. This is a far cry from the laughable $200,000-$300,000 per station figure that API has been trotting around,” said Robert White of the Renewable Fuels Association. “What E15’s opponents is saying is beyond absurd.”last_img read more

Pork Industry Shapes new Common Industry Audit Platform

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Pork Industry Shapes new Common Industry Audit Platform Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 4, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News Pork Industry Shapes new Common Industry Audit Platform The National Pork Board has announced plans for a new common industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors. The program will use the existing Pork Quality Assurance Plus program as a foundation and expand on that for a common audit platform for the industry. The main goal of the common audit process is to provide consumers greater assurance of the care farmers and pork processors put into improving animal care and food safety. The common process will meet individual company and customer needs, focus on outcome-based criteria that measure animal welfare, provide clarity to producers with regard to audit standards and expectations, minimize duplication and prevent oversampling, and ensure greater integrity of the audit process through consistent application. NPB CEO Chris Novak says the pork industry knows consumers are demanding a higher level of integrity from the pork industry’s quality assurance processes and procedures. Novak says this common audit framework has truly been the industry coming together to better serve the needs of farmers, customers and consumers. He says this is not a new Pork Checkoff program – but rather an initiative led by producers and packers working together to enhance animal care.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleLivestock Producers Reminded of Livestock Forage Disaster Program AvailabilityNext articleRegistration Open as Indy Gets Set to Host National Conservation Forum Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Men’s tennis off to hot start

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter ReddIt Facebook Grant McGalliard Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Facebook Twitter + posts TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Linkedin Cameron Norrie is one of the TCU men’s tennis team’s young stars. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal printIt’s only the first week of February, but the TCU men’s tennis team has already enjoyed plenty of success.Jerry Lopez’s clutch victory in the final singles match against Oklahoma State on Jan. 24 clinched a team berth to the ITA Indoor National Championships in February. It’s the second straight year that the Frogs will appear in the tournament.Head coach David Roditi, in his sixth year at TCU, has perhaps his deepest squad ever at his disposal. Sophomores Guillermo Nuñez and Cameron Norrie have been ranked as high as No. 9 and No. 10 in the International Tennis Federation Junior World Rankings, respectively, while talented freshmen Eduardo Nava and Alex Rybakov have quickly made an impact on the program.All this talent has landed the Frogs at No. 2 in the national rankings, trailing only the University of Virginia.What’s truly remarkable about this Horned Frog team is that there are no seniors playing in the purple and white this year. The three juniors — Lopez, Hudson Blake, and Trey Daniel — are the oldest members on the squad.Four freshmen and three sophomores have largely carried the load for TCU. This youth infusion has given the Frogs new energy this season and bodes well for future campaigns.The Frogs have a loaded schedule ahead of them. They’ll play nearly every weekend from now until the Big 12 Championships in April.Match-ups against Big 12 teams start on April 8, when the Frogs take on Oklahoma. Before that, they’ll take on Ivy League schools Columbia and Dartmouth, as well as Texas A&M and SMU.The Frogs hit the courts next against Stanford and California in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 6 and 7 before traveling to Charlottesville, Va. for the ITA Indoor Championships the following weekend. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleWomen’s track faces tough competition after strong startNext articleEquestrian looks to bounce back from fall season Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Instructors, students given distance learning option

first_imgBenton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Mary Couts Burnett Library Previous articleTCU executive compensation out paces faculty salaries and benefitsNext articleTCU cancels homecoming and family weekend amid COVID-19 worries Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook + posts Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit ReddIt Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams ReddIt Benton McDonald Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Linkedin Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printInstructors can request to teach their courses fully online this fall, Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg said in an email to faculty.Deans will have to approve professors’ requests to designate their classes as online courses. Instructors have been asked to complete a survey to give the university more information about their courses. Students will have the option to take fall semester onlineTCU students will have the option to take their entire semester in an online format this fall. Speaking at Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, the provost said the offer, which has already been extended to all international students, will be extended to the rest of the student body in the near future. Read more: TCU executive compensation out paces faculty salaries and benefitsDahlberg spoke for about 30 minutes at the Zoom meeting that capped out with 300 people viewing. Dahlberg gave an overview of the university’s plans to faculty, many of whom were frustrated and apprehensive about holding face-to-face classes in the fall. Some said they were at a high-risk or lived with someone who was and did not feel comfortable teaching in a classroom. Others expressed frustration that students were receiving the option to opt out of in-person learning and faculty were not. “One cough, one sneeze, and I could potentially infect my partner and kill them,” a faculty member said. Along with the option for students to go online, Dahlberg also said TCU is in the process of moving some classes to an online format. Read more: TCU officials talk finances, semester plans in town hallThe provost said she was not comfortable with having courses with more than 40 people meet in person. For courses with fewer than 40 people, she expressed confidence that there is a space on campus where the class can be socially distanced in accordance with health guidelines.“Our mission is teaching in a classroom,” she said. This prompted some pushback from faculty at the meeting, who asked why some professors are certified to teach fully online courses if classroom teaching is the university’s mission. Dahlberg said the goal is to limit online courses to 30% to 40% of all courses and avoid a tipping point that may lead to fewer students paying tuition. “Students at TCU right now did not enroll for an online education,” she said. Asked for further details about safety protocols and teaching guidelines, Dahlberg asked for patience from the faculty. One professor noted there are just 7 weeks until classes are set to begin. Read more: Chancellor announces early start date for fall semesterOthers asked why the provost was able to put a percent number on online course limitations, but unable to provide specifics about things like how many positive tests the university will tolerate on campus before moving to a fully online semester. Faculty Senate Chair Sean Atkinson acknowledged the difficult position the administration is in, but reiterated the need for more questions to be answered. “The uncertainty of the pandemic makes planning for on-campus operations nearly impossible. I further appreciate the Provost’s willingness to come to the Senate meeting and directly answer questions from faculty,” he said. “However, there are many questions regarding the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students that still do not have complete answers, and I hope that we can get those answers as soon as possible.”The university currently has 70 cases — 61 involve off-campus students — with a direct or indirect tie to campus, according to the university’s COVID-19 webpage. With most of the cases involving students, there are concerns about how the full student body will be able to safely return. “How are we confident of our protocols?” one faculty member asked.  Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Deadline to Register to Vote is Approaching, but Even if You Miss It You Have Options

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Update – Irish Water “seriously considering” left turn at road works

first_img Update – Irish Water “seriously considering” left turn at road works Pinterest By News Highland – June 13, 2019 Facebook Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Highland Radio understands that following an extensive discussion on today’s Nine til Noon Show, Irish Water is now investigating the possibility of allowing a left turn at the junction of Pearse Road and Paddy Harte Road.Businesses in Letterkenny say they’re at their wits end as a result of the road works being carried out by Irish Water, with a downturn of up to 30% being reported.Speaking on today’s Nine Till Noon Show, Andrew Brolly, Financial Operational Officer with Evolve Clothing claimed Irish Water has been continually ignoring their concerns…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/andrew1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Leonard Watson is President of Letterkenny Chamber, he says they’ve decided to go public with their concerns because of the very real threat to business and jobs which exists at the moment.He says the chamber, the council, and others have a job to do to restore confidence in Letterkenny…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Leonard1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Full text of Press Release – BUSINESS COMMUNITY CALLS STOP!!On 3rd December 2018, local businesses, supported by the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce,engaged in discussions with Irish Water, Donegal County Council and the project contractorCleantech. At that meeting, we sought clarification on the works and the schedule for same.On 21st February 2019, some 11 weeks prior to commencement of works, we made the followingproposals to Irish Water:1. To put a left turn in place at the junction affected by the works. This would negate the needfor a diversion and avoid additional congestion on Pearse road and Main Street;2. To ensure that the traffic management plan included full daytime cover on all necessaryjunctions on Pearse road, Main Street, and in the Old Town area and have provision to dealwith unexpected spikes in traffic;3. To employ a works plan that allows for additional teams to carry out works in the eveningsand at the weekends to shorten the length of the 21 week project considerably;4. To carry out the daytime works on the dual carriageway from the Dry Arch roundabout tothe Polestar roundabout at a different time to these works.In response, Irish Water stated that: They would explore our proposals; That a left turn was not an option; That the Dry Arch to Polestar works would not have a significant impact on Letterkenny; That they would take immediate action if any issues arose during the works.We again met with the contract parties on 11th April 2019 and we were disheartened to learn thatno formal review of our proposals was carried out. We reiterated our concerns and told Irish Waterand Donegal County Council that the current plan will cause severe traffic issues and lead tosignificant damage to business and loss of jobs. We again met on 2nd May 2019 and again askedthem to take our proposals on board and implement them.It became obvious, however, after one week that the works were having a significant impact onLetterkenny. We immediately contacted Irish Water and Donegal County Council to voice our concerns; We then issued a letter on 24th May 2019 calling for the works to cease until an appropriatesolution is found; We contacted An Garda Síochana immediately and they offered to assist with trafficmanagement and we are thankful for their ongoing commitment to provide necessaryresources.At a meeting with Irish Water and Donegal County Council on Thursday 6th June, some two weeksafter our letter request, we were informed that: They were considering our proposals and would revert within a few days. This is despite thefact that we made the proposals 16 weeks prior to this meeting; They believe traffic flow has improved – we have told them that this is because trafficnumbers have decreased significantly.We note that as of today, 12th June 2019, neither Irish Water nor Donegal County Council haveproposed any solutions and they have refused to suspend the works until one is found. At present: Businesses, across Letterkenny, are suffering losses of up to 30%;PRESS RELEASE – 12TH JUNE 2019 – WORKS ON THE PEARSE ROAD/OLD TOWN AREA Businesses cannot sustain this level of loss and job losses are likely unless a solution is found; We have proposed the only real solution to the issue and it has been ignored to date.We are once again calling on Irish Water, Donegal County Council and Cleantech to agree to: Suspend the works with immediate effect; Take the time needed to find an appropriate solution.Quite simply, the current works programme is unacceptable!Finally, we would like to remind everyone that Letterkenny is open for business and your support iscrucial. At peak times, allow a little extra time and please continue to support local business andjobs! PRESS RELEASE – 12TH JUNE 2019 – WORKS ON THE PEARSE ROAD/OLD TOWN AREATIMELINE – ATTACHMENT TO PRESS RELEASEAugust 2018 – Irish Water and Donegal County Council had an information evening on plannedworks. We voiced our concerns and were assured that we would be consulted throughout theprocess.3rd December 2018 – We met the Irish Water and Donegal County Council regarding the PearseRoad/Old Town works. We voiced our concerns again and asked for clarification on the works andthe timeline for same.21st February 2019 – We again met with Irish Water and Donegal County Council and they outlinedthe 21 week project. We made it clear that these works would have significant impact onLetterkenny unless certain measures were taken. We made proposals to them.21st February – 11th April 2019 – We maintained contact with Irish Water and Donegal CountyCouncil and reiterated the need for our proposals to be put in place. They said there would be noleft turn, despite them already have access to private lands for the works period. They refused theoption of additional teams and weekend work.11th April 2019 – We again met with Irish Water and Donegal County Council and sought answers asto why they could or would not implement our proposals. They again refused to put a left turn inplace despite the fact that they have access to lands which could possibly provide that relief route.They again refused to provide additional teams and weekend work.2nd May 2019 – On the final meeting opportunity, before the works commenced, we implored IrishWater and Donegal County Council to take necessary steps to shorten the works period and ensuretraffic flowed. They refused and stated that the works programme was in place now and stated thatadequate traffic management plans were in place.13th May – 23rd May 2019 – As soon as the works began, there were numerous emails and phonecalls between us and the Irish Water and Donegal County Council. We made clear that the workswere having significant impact on Letterkenny and that a solution was needed quickly.24th May 2019 – Numerous businesses and the Chamber of Commerce issued letters calling forsuspension of the works until a solution is sought and found. This was in response to a number ofdays of traffic jams in Letterkenny. As of yet, they have refused to do this.6th June 2019 – We were scheduled to meet Irish Water and Donegal County Council and we madeclear that this works programme is not working. They refused yet again to suspend the works andstated that they would have a plan to deal with the issues within a few days. As of yet, we havereceived nothing. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleGAA Programme: Kevin Cassidy, John Lynch & Dom CorriganNext articleTwo people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

Naked man apprehended after allegedly stabbing 3 in unprovoked attack on Seattle sidewalk: Police

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock(SEATTLE) — A naked man was apprehended after he allegedly stabbed three people on a Seattle sidewalk on Tuesday morning, according to police.A 75-year-old man was stabbed in the neck and a 77-year-old man was stabbed in the back in what Seattle police called an apparently random and unprovoked attack.Both men were hospitalized in stable condition, police said.A third man was stabbed in the forearm and declined to be taken to a hospital, said police.The suspected attacker stripped off his clothes as he ran from police and he was naked when he was apprehended a few blocks away, police said.The suspect allegedly tried to ditch a knife in the back of a package delivery truck but it was recovered by officers, said police.The suspect was not hurt.A motive is unclear, said police.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New York deals a blow to Opportunity Zones program

first_img Message* Tags It’s unclear if there will be any immediate or major ramifications for Opportunity Zone projects in the state. Ken Weissenberg, a tax partner at EisnerAmper, said the elimination of the tax benefit makes New York more unfriendly to investors.“[It’s] another wedge to drive people out of New York,” said Weissenberg.But Daniel Ryan, a tax attorney at Sullivan & Worcester, believes that the impact of the state’s measure will be marginal. He said his clients are more interested in the federal tax benefit or whether a project makes financial sense.“I don’t think state tax moves the needle,” said Ryan.More than two dozen groups, including the New York State United Teachers and Communication Workers of America, recently wrote a memo supporting the elimination of the tax break. Those groups argued that the program could cost New York City and state up to $63 million in tax revenue during a “historic budget crisis.” (Legislators ultimately raised taxes $4.3 billion in passing a record-high $212 billion budget.)The program purports to uplift low-income communities, but critics say the only thing it does for sure is save developers money. A small number of areas where development was already occurring — such as Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s Far West Side, or parts of Long Island City — make up the bulk of Opportunity Zones in the city.President Joe Biden has said he intends to keep the Opportunity Zones program, but add transparency measures to see if it is actually helping low-income people.Contact Keith Larsen Email Address* Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris (Getty, iStock)New York will no longer offer some state tax benefits to real estate investors funding Opportunity Zone projects, dealing another blow to the program and developers taking advantage of it.A measure pushed by New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris to decouple New York state’s capital gains tax code from the federal program was included in the recently passed state budget. The change means developers and investors cannot defer state taxes on profits from asset sales poured into Opportunity Zone funds.“Opportunity Zones are nothing more than a giveaway of public money to wealthy developers, and I’m glad New York took a stand against the much-abused program,” Gianaris said in a statement. The state’s action was previously reported by the New York Daily News.ADVERTISEMENTNew York joins North Carolina, California, Massachusetts and Mississippi in separating its state tax regime from the federal Opportunity Zones program.The program, which was created by Republicans’ 2017 tax overhaul, lets investors and developers defer or forgo some capital gains taxes by funding projects in any of 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country.New York has 514 census tracts included in the program. Developers will still qualify for federal tax breaks for investing in those so-called distressed areas.Read moreHere’s what a President Biden would do to Opportunity Zones Unions, nonprofits push NY to drop Opportunity Zones NY pols take aim at Opportunity Zones Opportunity ZonesPoliticsReal Estate and PoliticsReal Estate Taxeslast_img read more

Revealed: how much newbuild industry is dependent on Help to Buy

first_imgThe extent to which the new-build homes market has become increasingly dependent on the government’s  to Buy Equity scheme have been revealed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).Last year 42,748 first time buyers bought a new-build property via the scheme, an increase of 14% on 2017 and an 85% increase on 2014, the first full year of its operation.The scheme now represents approximately 5% of all types of home sold in England, and nearly a third of all new-build home purchases.MHCLG’s figures also reveal that 211,000 properties have been bought via the scheme since it began in 2013 with a total value of £54.48 billion, and that the mean purchase price of a property was £258,223.Also, the image of cash-strapped young first time buyers using the scheme to buy apartments is undermined by the survey, which reveals that the most popular kind of home is a semi-detached house.Help to Buy equity loans are only available on new build properties and the maximum purchase price is £600,000. The loans are paid direct to house builders registered to take part in the scheme, which was recently topped up with an extra £10 billion in funding.Not everyone is wild about Help to Buy. Buying agent Henry Pryor (pictured, left) says: “It’s a policy that has been allowed to go on far too long and although I’m aware that there are many within the new homes industry who disagree with me on this, I’m utterly convinced it has corrupted the market.”Read more about Help to Buy.help to buy henry pryor equity loans May 1, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Revealed: how much newbuild industry is dependent on Help to Buy previous nextLand & New HomesRevealed: how much newbuild industry is dependent on Help to BuyLatest official government figures show that a third of all new home purchases are funded via the Government’s equity loan version of the Help to Buy scheme.Nigel Lewis1st May 201901,142 Viewslast_img read more

Sea Power 2015 Hosts Maritime Security Talks

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sea Power 2015 Hosts Maritime Security Talks Sea Power 2015 Hosts Maritime Security Talks Fifteen member nations and one observer nation took on the topic of maritime security at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium meeting of Chiefs, held during the Sea Power 2015 Conference.Participants discussed common maritime issues facing littoral nation-states of the Indian Ocean.Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, who is the current Chair of the Symposium said the forum is an important mechanism for regional dialogue:Maritime security architecture is shaped and reinforced by forums like Indian Ocean Naval Symposium, which build cooperation and agreement, security and stability. By having an open and inclusive forum of discussion, we strengthen our ability to respond quickly and effectively in a multilateral framework, to maritime issues that impact our region.The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium is a voluntary initiative that includes 22 nations that permanently hold territory that abuts or lies within the Indian Ocean, and four observer nations.Australia holds the Chairmanship until the next Conclave of Chiefs, being held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in January 2016.[mappress mapid=”17155″]Image: Australian Navy Authorities Share this article View post tag: Sea Power 2015 View post tag: Indian Ocean Naval Symposium View post tag: Australia October 12, 2015last_img read more