Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014

first_img Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence MQ-4C Triton UAS Ends Cross-Country FlightThe MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River September 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the US Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet. View post tag: Top VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM TestingKongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the Foreign Comparative Testing program. GD Wins $234.2 Mln Nuclear Submarines DealGeneral Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $234,2 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines. NUSHIP Canberra Ends Final Sea TrialsWith final contractor sea trials now completed, plans are well underway for the majority of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company to move down to the ship, which is currently berthed at Williamstown, Victoria. View post tag: Sep View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 2014center_img View post tag: week View post tag: 21% Share this article View post tag: 15 September 21, 2014 Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014 View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014 SINKEX Units Sink Former USS FresnoShips and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014.last_img read more

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Royal Netherlands Navy receives first hybrid tug

first_img View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy Royal Netherlands Navy receives first hybrid tug Authorities February 23, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Damen View post tag: Swedish Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Netherlands Navy receives first hybrid tug The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) received the first of a series of three ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid tugs when they sailed into the Den Helder harbor on February 20.This 29-meter tug is named Noordzee and is the first hybrid tug delivered to the Navy by Damen.At this time, the RNLN has four conventional tugs in Den Helder at its disposal. These older vessels, as Damen explains, do not have sufficient power to tug new ships such as the HNLMS Karel Doorman, HNLMS Rotterdam and the HNLMS Johan de Witt.Furthermore, the old vessels still make use of normal propellers with rudders with a restricted manoeuvrability and no longer fit the vision of sustainability that the RNLN has for the future.The ASD TUG 2810 Hybrid is one of Damen’s standard tugs and is provided with two rudder propeller units. The vessel is able to sail on full electric power by means of a set of batteries and a diesel-electric on the generator set. When full pull is required, both main diesel engines are used, giving a maximum bollard pull of 60 tonnes.In total, the RNLN, in cooperation with the Swedish Navy, has ordered five vessels from Damen, including the hybrid tugs. The two additional Swedish tugs are also of a standard design, but designed for operations in icy waters.The Noordzee was sailed by the RNLN from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to the port of Den Helder. The two other ships, the Waddenzee and the Zuiderzee will be delivered in mid-March and mid-June.[mappress mapid=”17729″]last_img read more

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Artisan 3D radar completes three years of sea-based trials

first_img Artisan 3D radar completes three years of sea-based trials Authorities January 12, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Artisan 3D radar completes three years of sea-based trials View post tag: Royal Navy The BAE Systems-developed Artisan 3D radar system has passed its acceptance trials after three years of integration on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates.Artisan 3D has also been fitted on the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth which is due into Portsmouth later this year.According to BAE Systems, the radar can monitor more than 800 objects simultaneously from 200 to 200,000 meters away – and cut through radio interference equal to 10,000 mobile phone signals.Under a £105 million contact BAE Systems will develop, manufacture and provide support for 19 of the radars for the Royal Navy until 2022.The company said the nineteenth radar completed factory acceptance testing adding that all 19 radars would be delivered to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) by mid-2017.In addition to the 11 frigates fitted to date, Artisan 3D has also been fitted on the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, a landing platform dock assault ship, a landing platform helicopter assault ship and installed at MOD’s land-based test site at Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth.Artisan will also be installed on the second of the new aircraft carriers HMS Prince of Wales, a further two frigates and a landing platform dock assault ship. Further trials will take place prior to each of the radars going into service. Share this article View post tag: Artisan 3D View post tag: BAe Systemslast_img read more

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14 elected to American Academy

first_imgSome of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Those elected from Harvard this year:Emery Neal Brown, Warren M. Zapol Professor of AnaesthesiaAmbassador R. Nicholas Burns, Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics; director, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy SchoolLizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American StudiesDaniel Kahne, professor of chemistry and chemical biology; professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacologyMitzi Irene Kuroda, professor of genetics and medicineAbraham Loeb, professor of astronomy; director, Institute for Theory and ComputationJonathan B. Losos, Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America; professor of organismic and evolutionary biology; curator, herpetoglogy, Museum of Comparative ZoologyDiane J. Mathis, professor of microbiology and immunologyKathleen McCartney, dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood DevelopmentMichael McCormick, Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval HistoryJames A. Robinson, David Florence Professor of GovernmentDavid T. Scadden, chief, Centers for Hematological Malignancies, Harvard Medical SchoolAdrian Vermeule, John H. Watson Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law SchoolDavid Brian Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law; director, Program on the Legal ProfessionOne of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities and culture, and education.“Election to the academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and a call to serve,” said Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz. “We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.”View an alphabetical list of the 220 new members.last_img read more

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Improved sanitation vital to safe drinking water

first_imgTo help ensure clean drinking water for future generations, it is important to understand the links between clean water and sanitation. Antiquated sanitation systems must be replaced in many parts of the world, particularly in developing nations. That was the message delivered at the summer’s final Hot Topics lecture, “Today: Water and Health: A Global Perspective,” held in August at Harvard School of Public Health. The issue is of critical importance as water shortages are predicted to strike the U.S., Asia, and other parts of the world by 2025.“There are an estimated 1.8 million deaths per year to inadequate water and sanitation,” said James Shine, senior lecturer on aquatic chemistry in the Department of Environmental Health at HSPH, who delivered the talk. That works out to a child dying approximately every 20 seconds due to inadequate water and sanitation issues, he said, noting that young children are particularly vulnerable to waterborne diseases such as diarrhea.Approximately 780 million people globally lack access to safe drinking water, and 2.5 billion lack adequate sanitation facilities said Shine. “Getting clean water to people in developing nations often is not the problem – it’s poor sanitation. Often open defecation or contamination by livestock walking in the water ruins the water supply,” he said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Alabama sees first wild Eastern indigo snake in 60 years

first_imgThere’s good wildlife conservation news coming out of Alabama this week—the first wild Eastern indigo snake in 60 years has been documented. “This is a monumental benchmark in conservation for Alabama and the southeast region for this species,” said Traci Wood, the Habitat and Species Conservation Coordinator with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. Read the full story here: http://outdoornewsdaily.com/first-wild-eastern-indigo-snake-found-in-alabama-in-60-years/  Skiing’s Freeride World Tour announces equal pay for men and women The Freeride World Tour (FWT), which sees the best freeskiers and snowboard freeriders compete for the title of World Champion, has announced that male and female athletes will compete for the same cash prize, providing equal pay to all athletes regardless of gender. On their website, the tour says that “it’s a progressive step forward for female freeriding, and the FWT hopes it will elevate the next generation of freeriders.” In addition to paying all athletes the same, the FWT has also created a new female mentoring program called, “Girls Just Wanna Have Pow.” Young skiers and snowboarders can register for the program at stops along the tour. By late February, the temperature in the lake is expected to drop significantly. As a result, a fish die-off is expected, with non-native fish taking the biggest hit. Over time, as the lake becomes a cold-water habitat, native species are expected to thrive in the waters. During this change, Lake Julian will remain open to the public. North Carolina’s Lake Julian to become a cold-water lake Alabama sees first wild Eastern indigo snake in 60 years Eastern indigo snakes are the longest native snake species in the U.S. Alabama has worked to reintroduce captive snakes into the wild, and the recently spotted hatchling-sized snake is proof that the conservation efforts have paid off. The species is listed as threatened in Florida and Georgia and, until recently, officials in Alabama believed the snake was locally extinct.  Lake Julian, located in Arden, NC, is a man-made 300-acre public lake popular with anglers, swimmers, boaters and paddlers. Since it’s inception, the purpose of Lake Julian has been to cool water to support the coal plant located nearby. It’s role in the plant’s operation made Lake Julian a warm-water lake, but that’s about to change. By Jan. 31, Duke Energy will retire that coal plant, and Lake Julian will become a cold-water lake. Read the full story here: https://www.tetongravity.com/story/ski/fwt-announces-equal-pay-for-men-and-women. last_img read more

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10 money tips millennials need to survive in 2016

first_imgThe new year typically encourages millennials to change old habits and aspire to be a better version of themselves. You’ll often hear resolutions to get physically fit, save money or a plethora of other financially driven New Year’s resolutions in order to lead a more balanced lifestyle in 2016.But some millennials need help achieving their 2016 financial goals. A 2015 Millennial Money Mindset Report, led by iQuantifi in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University, found that 41% of millennials said that in the next three to five years, their goal is to “Increase my overall level of savings.” The problem is that millennials carry an average debt of $47,689, according to the report.To make sure millennials have a viable chance at accomplishing their financial goals next year, GOBankingRates interviewed the best money experts of 2015 to get their most important money tips that millennials can use today. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Glen Cove Woman Dies in House Fire

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 81-year-old woman died after her Glen Cove home caught fire early Monday morning.Glen Cove city police and firefighters responded to the blaze on Briarcliff Avenue, where they found Hella Archambault unconscious and suffering burns shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, authorities said.First responders performed CPR on the victim, who was in cardiac arrest, before she was taken to Northwell Hospital in Glen Cove, where she was pronounced dead.Seacliff, Locust Valley and Glenwood Fire Departments helped Glen Cove firefighters extinguish the flames, which caused extensive damage to the home. One firefighter suffered a minor injury.Nassau County police Arson Bomb Squad detectives, Nassau Fire Marshals and Glen Cove police determined that the fire appears to have been accidental and started in the kitchen.last_img read more

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Woman Who Says She Was Fired for Being a Lesbian Is Elected Sheriff

first_img– Advertisement – She said he used a biased internal affairs investigation of her to fire her. In a 108-page memo, investigators said she “used bullying techniques such as belittling, cursing, yelling and screaming” to intimidate officers.The memo said that Ms. McGuffey made comments such as “you should be fired” and “you are incompetent.” Investigators also accused her of being dishonest during the investigation.In her lawsuit, Ms. McGuffey said the allegations were unfounded and “a false pretext” for discriminating against her “because of her gender, her failure to conform to traditional female stereotypes, her sexual orientation and her open criticism of H.C.S.D.’s excessive use of force against inmates.”Ms. McGuffey was promoted to major of court and jail services in 2013, becoming the first woman to hold that rank in the history of the Sheriff’s Office. During her tenure, Ms. McGuffey led a series of improvements at the jail, according to her lawsuit.She said the only time she was disciplined was in 2010, when police officers stopped her and her friends as they walked out of a gay bar in Covington, Ky. She said they wrote her a citation after she accused them of bothering them because they were gay. The citations were dismissed but the Sheriff’s Office suspended her for “conduct unbecoming.”As a major, Ms. McGuffey said that she was treated differently from her male counterparts, who were able to choose subordinate captains and had multiple administrative assistants.She said that she was excluded from command staff meetings and berated in front of her colleagues, and that she was told not to let The Cincinnati Enquirer publish a story about her upcoming wedding to her partner because “it could be used against her,” according to her lawsuit. – Advertisement – After rising through the ranks for 33 years, winning awards and becoming the first female major in the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Charmaine McGuffey was ousted in 2017, she said.She said she was fired for being a lesbian and for calling attention to the use of excessive force against inmates. Her boss at the time, Sheriff Jim Neil, said she refused to accept a demotion after an internal affairs investigation concluded that she had created a hostile work environment, according to court records.- Advertisement – “You must decide whether you want someone like Charmaine McGuffey, who would use the office of sheriff to be a political activist, pushing an anti-law enforcement agenda, or Bruce Hoffbauer, a tried and true law enforcement leader dedicated to public safety,” he wrote in an opinion piece in The Cincinnati Enquirer in August.On Tuesday, Ms. McGuffey won 52 percent of the nearly 405,000 votes cast in the sheriff’s race in Hamilton, a Democratic-leaning county where Joseph R. Biden Jr. won 57 percent of the vote, unofficial results show.Her victory was the culmination of a bitter campaign and an unresolved federal lawsuit that she filed in May 2018 against Sheriff Neil and the county.center_img The lawsuit also said she “repeatedly raised concerns regarding multiple serious use of force incidents to the sheriff.” Ms. McGuffey’s concerns were ignored, she said in an interview. Sheriff Neil denied the allegations, according to court records.Ms. McGuffey said tensions grew after she saw a recording of a deputy throwing a 62-year-old inmate into a jail cell. The inmate sustained a concussion and a broken hip, and needed 12 staples to close a wound in his head, she said.She showed the tape to Sheriff Neil and internal affairs officers, she said, and told them the deputy needed to be suspended and face criminal charges.Soon after, in January 2017, an internal complaint was filed against her “alleging a hostile work environment” and the internal affairs division opened an investigation, questioning 30 employees.She was fired six months later. Ms. McGuffey said she was devastated.“I literally just couldn’t bear to leave the house,” she said. “It was awful. I couldn’t eat.”In August 2018 she was working out in her backyard when she got a call from a Democratic operative in the county who asked her if she would consider running against Sheriff Neil in the primary.“I’m actually very energized by the prospect of getting into that uniform and making things happen,” she said. “There are so many good men and women in that department who are wearing that uniform and they’re doing it for the right reason.” Ms. McGuffey will assume control of an 800-person staff that oversees an average of 1,500 inmates in Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati. During her campaign, she described herself as a progressive who would focus on “rehabilitative, rather than punitive strategies” to reduce recidivism.Sheriff Neil declined to comment through a spokesman.After he lost in the primary, he endorsed the Republican challenger, Bruce Hoffbauer, a former Hamilton County deputy sheriff and Cincinnati police relief commander. Sheriff Neil called Ms. McGuffey a political activist who would turn the city and county into another Chicago, Portland or Seattle.- Advertisement – Now, Ms. McGuffey, 63, is poised to return to the office, this time as the elected sheriff after defeating Sheriff Neil in a Democratic primary in April and a Republican challenger in the general election on Tuesday.Ms. McGuffey said she was not motivated by a desire for revenge against the sheriff.“I decided that I can do a better job than him and I need to be back in that office so that I can finish the job I started, which is to bring true criminal-justice reform to the system,” she said on Saturday. “No person who knows what it’s like to go through the ordeal, the odyssey that I’ve been through, would ever just do this for revenge.”last_img read more

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Stoke City sack manager

first_imgRelatedPosts Stoke City manager salutes Mikel Mikel opens Stoke City goal account Tony Pulis: I recommended Mikel for Stoke Stoke City have sacked manager Nathan Jones with the club currently second from bottom in the Sky Bet Championship.Jones admitted he was resigned to losing his job in October, but back-to-back wins over Swansea and Fulham kept him in the role for the rest of the month.The 46-year-old, who was appointed in January after a successful spell at Luton Town, won only six games from a total of 38 in charge at the bet365 Stadium.Former Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham says Nathan Jones’ sacking didn’t come as a surpriseJones said: “I would like to thank John and Peter Coates, firstly for the opportunity to manage this football club and then for the continued support and patience throughout my time here.“I would also like to thank the supporters for their fantastic support. Finally, I wish the club the very best for the future.”Assistant manager Paul Hart and first-team coach Joaquin Gomez have also left Stoke.Sky Sports News understands Stoke have no-one lined up to immediately replace Jones. Rory Delap, Kevin Russell and Andy Quy will take charge of first-team affairs beginning with West Brom on Monday night, live.Tags: Nathan JonesStoke Citylast_img read more

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