Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles

first_img Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles for soldier transport View post tag: US Navy American defense contractor Lockheed Martin has received a contract to build Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) designed to transport personnel to their mission sites while submerged.Under the terms of the $166 million U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) contract, Lockheed Martin will, together with Submergence Group, build as many as three DCS vehicles over the next five years.Lockheed Martin says these vehicles have longer endurance and operate at greater depths than swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV) in use.The vehicles will weigh more than 30 tons, be launched from surface ships, and be able to travel long distances underwater.Currently, personnel transiting underwater use the SDV to reach their final destination – the personnel are in dive gear and exposed to the undersea environment. DCS allows the personnel to get closer to their destination before they enter the water, and be more effective upon arrival.“These reliable undersea vehicles will protect personnel, ensure they arrive ready to execute their mission, and return them safely,” Erika Marshall, general manager and program director at Lockheed Martin’s site in Palm Beach.Work will be performed in Plymouth, United Kingdom, and Palm Beach County, Florida. July 22, 2016 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Lockheed Martin Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles for soldier transport last_img read more

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Ocean City Ready to ‘Take’ Property From 10 Beach Project Holdouts

first_imgA healthy dune system that withstood Superstorm Sandy protects property north of 40th Street in Ocean City.Ocean City is preparing to take property rights from 10 beachfront owners who refuse to allow the construction of dunes and the widening of beaches in front of their homes.The city must obtain easements from all the  owners who have rights to unbuildable land on the beach before a long-awaited project to restore eroded beaches between 34th Street and Corson’s Inlet State Park can begin.The approved Army Corps of Engineers beach-replenishment work on the southern end of Ocean City is scheduled for the fall.The city needed about 100 easements, primarily in the area between 24th and 40th streets, when it started collecting in summer 2013. By October, 39 easements remained outstanding for the project area between 34th and 59th streets. The number is now only 10, according to City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson, who expects that one more signed agreement may arrive this week.The 10 properties are in an area between 34th and 40th streets where a wide and healthy dune system survived Superstorm Sandy.One of the holdouts, Nicholas Talotta, was awarded $70,000 in a lawsuit that ruled that Ocean City must compensate him for his loss of ocean views from dunes constructed in the 1990s. Talotta had signed a 1995 easement agreement that promised dune heights would be limited. The city is appealing the amount of the award.McCrosson said the city is drafting letters to each of the 10 owners offering payment for the appraised value of the land. All of the property in question is on the ocean side of the bulkhead, and because building is prohibited there, the values are relatively small.After a period of good-faith negotiations (a minimum of 14 days), the city will file declarations of taking for any property where an easement agreement does not exist. The city would then own the property, and litigation would decide what compensation is fair. A recent state Supreme Court case ruled that the courts must consider not only the loss of value to a beachfront property from views blocked by dunes, but also the added protective value the dunes bring to a property.The federal Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Environmental Protection must complete a project partnership agreement and review Ocean City’s appraisals before the offer letters can go out, McCrosson said.But Ocean City is well ahead of schedule to have agreements or title in place before the project starts, she said.Beaches at Ocean City’s southern end were severely eroded even before Superstorm Sandy struck in October 2012, but the storm’s record flooding wiped out dunes and pushed much of the beach onto the streets.A hodgepodge of different deeds give some but not all beachfront owners rights to the public beach area in front of their homes. City Council passed an ordinance in the fall that authorizes the city to use “whatever means necessary” to acquire any beach property in the project area.last_img read more

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Watch Consider The Source Shred On This Cover Of Radiohead’s “Reckoner” In New Studio Video

first_imgRock trio Consider The Source have shared a glorious new video, highlighting their recent performance at the Sun Lab Studio. The band has been playing Radiohead covers of late, and chose to record a rendition of the 2007 In Rainbows track, “Reckoner.”The three-piece band not only nail the cover, but they so using 100% solar energy, as the studio runs on clean power to get the job done. Watch as Consider the Source rocks out to the Radiohead classic in the video below.last_img

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ProSupport One for Data Center – Combining the Best of Dell and EMC Support Capabilities

first_imgLast week’s Dell EMC World featured many firsts – our first major event together as Dell EMC Services and the opportunity to officially take the wraps off the first joint service on our journey ahead: ProSupport One for Data Center. Our services journey promises to be an exciting one, with the ultimate goal of providing seamless engagement spanning a customer’s entire Dell EMC computing environment. Whether customers have a small IT department or a multi-faceted global infrastructure, we know a critical component is the quality of the service and support experience they receive. This is something I’ve heard from many customers over the past few months as they anticipate the combination of Dell and EMC’s award-winning support services, with 94% and 93% customer satisfaction ratings respectively. ProSupport One for Data Center is designed specifically for joint Dell EMC data center customers and combines the best of both Dell and EMC support capabilities into a unified, best-in-class service experience that includes:Priority access to specialized Dell EMC technical support engineers to quickly diagnose and resolve issuesProactive engagement and advocacy by Dell EMC service account managementOptional next business day or four-hour parts and labor response for critical issuesSoftware, hypervisor, OS and EMC Operating Environment software supportUp to 90% less IT effort with proactive monitoring for automated issue prevention and accelerated resolution from SupportAssist and Secure Remote Services (ESRS)Collaborative 3rd party assistanceWe will be extending these capabilities over time to our broader customer base, while making sure to preserve the existing world-class experience customers have come to rely on. I am excited about the opportunity ahead of us to furtherenhance our customers and partners’ experiences with our newly combined team. Customers will always be our first priority and the Voice of the Customer will continue to play an important role in how we define the support experience and drive innovations in our “better together” roadmap.Ultimately we want to help customers optimize the entire IT lifecycle with the right services. My philosophy is simple: do whatever is necessary to make it easy to work with us – whether it’s tapping into our expertise, deploying new systems, proactively resolving issues, or recycling equipment – so in the end customers can focus on what matters most to them.I look forward to continuing conversations with our customers during every step of the journey so we can keep prioritizing what we need to focus on to deliver unrivaled services.Want to learn more? Read about our full portfolio of services at our ProSupport One for Data Center website and in this ProSupport One for Data Center Service Overview.last_img read more

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Physician group opposes governor’s plan to transfer Catamount to Medicaid

first_imgThe Vermont Medical Society (VMS) formally announced yesterday its opposition to a fiscal year 2012 budget proposal by Governor Peter Shumlin that would allow all Vermonters eligible for Catamount Health Plans to enroll in the state’s Medicaid program.In opposing the proposed budget, the Society, which represents the state’s physicians, cited numerous adverse impacts the plan would likely have on the delivery of health care in Vermont, including:* Greatly expanding the pool of Medicaid-eligible residents in Vermont, even to those with high incomes;* A 32.8-percent cut in reimbursements to physicians treating Catamount Health Plan patients, and in general, putting the financial viability of numerous physician practices at risk;* An increase in the number of Vermonters with Medicaid but without a doctor in their area who can afford to see them;* Further shifting costs to employers, making it harder for them to provide health insurance to their employees; and* Incompatibility of the budget proposal with the goals of the Governor’s health care bill, most notably eliminating the shift of costs between the payers of health services by ensuring reimbursements to health care professionals are sufficient.Among the most troubling aspects of the plan according to VMS is how Catamount’s eligibility criteria, which do not include personal income limits, would allow high-income residents that meet Catamount criteria to enroll in Medicaid.‘The expansion of Medicaid without regard to income violates the social contract between the state and physicians who have accepted Medicaid’s below cost reimbursement because they wanted to make sure that those in the greatest needed received care,’ said Paula Duncan, M.D., VMS’ president. ‘Increasing the number of Medicaid patients while paying doctors substantially lower than all other payers would be financially devastating to physicians in the state. Many simply wouldn’t be able to afford to keep their doors open to new Medicaid patients.’Currently, Medicaid reimburses physicians at approximately 79 percent of Medicare and VMS estimates that private insurance companies reimburse Vermont physicians at approximately 125 to 135 percent of Medicare. Greatly expanding the number of patients whose treatments are paid at the 79 percent to Medicare rate would result in millions of dollars in lost revenue for physicians.Data compiled in 2008 by the Vermont Department of Health suggest that low Medicaid reimbursements have already forced some doctors to restrict the number of Medicaid patients they see. The department’s physician survey showed that while 93 percent of primary care physicians participated in Medicaid, only 69 percent accepted new Medicaid patients compared to 80 percent accepting new patients in general.‘Doctors dedicate their lives and careers to caring for their patients, but unfortunately they are not immune from economic realities,’ said Duncan. ‘Expanding the Medicaid rolls will no doubt exacerbate the already tough economic situation that many physician practices find themselves in. The end result could be more Vermonters with Medicaid but without a doctor in their area who can afford to see them.’VMS adopted its formal position by a vote of Council members during a meeting held tonight at various locations using Vermont Interactive Television.About the Vermont Medical Society: The Vermont Medical Society is the leading voice of physicians in the state and is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by advocating on behalf of Vermont’s doctors and the patients and communities they care for. Founded more than 200 years ago, the Society has long been recognized as one of the state’s most prominent health care organizations. For more information, visit www.VTMD.org(link is external).  Montpelier, Vt. (Feb. 9, 2011) ‘last_img read more

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CFO Focus: Planning for rising rates

first_imgAt first glance, it would seem that financial institutions would benefit from a rising rate environment. More specifically, a steepening of the yield curve should benefit a financial institution that is using short-term liabilities and loaning out long for funding. Under the current economic landscape, both short- and longer-term rates have been artificially suppressed to extremely low levels. Rate increases are resulting in a flattening of the yield curve, which has the potential to zap net interest margin.A variety of factors affect actual interest rate risk. For example, depending on the type of asset, average duration coupled with the type of funding will have a direct effect on interest rate risk. Other factors, such as interest rate hedges and changes in non-interest components, are also part of the equation.Another key factor in interest rate risk in a rising-rate environment is “institutional depositors.” More credit unions now serve these large groups, such as school districts or municipalities. These groups can be a significant source of a CU’s deposit funding. The typical institutional depositor utilizes a demand deposit account for day-to-day operational needs and will venture into a money market deposit account and term CD structures for reserve funds not actively being deployed. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Binghamton man killed in Susquehanna County car crash

first_imgPolice say 24-year-old Devon A. Garrow was killed after his vehicle swerved into the opposite lane of traffic on State Route 29 and struck another vehicle, which caused that vehicle to strike a third vehicle head-on. The driver of the third vehicle is listed with a “suspected” major injury. BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WBNG) — State police in Pennsylvania say a Binghamton man has been killed in a car crash that occurred around 5:30 p.m. Monday in Bridgewater Township.center_img They say Garrow was ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.last_img read more

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Agency says loud rumble heard in Jakarta not sound of Anak Krakatau. So what was it?

first_imgOfficials at the Anak Krakatau observation post, located 42 kilometers from the volcano, had not heard the rumbling, she said, adding that the sound of the eruption could not possibly reach Greater Jakarta, which was 125 km away, as the eruptions were relatively small.She said officials at the observation post of Mount Gede in Bogor, West Java, and Mount Salak in Sukabumi, West Java, had heard the rumbling. She surmised it may have been the sound of thunderstorms occurring after the Anak Krakatau eruptions.“Not only [officials] at Mount Gede and Mount Salak heard the thunder, there were also thunderstorms around Mount Anak Krakatau at the same time as the eruption because of the current rainy season,” she said.She said the infrasound device installed to record acoustic signals of the mountain had recorded increased activity around 10 to 11 p.m., but the frequency of the sound could not be heard by the human ear.The PVMBG also said that residents of the islands of Java and Sumatra would not be affected by the Anak Krakatau eruption, as the spewing of rocks and lava only occurred around the mountain, adding that the agency had issued a code orange volcano observatory notice for aviation (VONA).Volcanology expert and former Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry geological agency head Surono, however, suggested the sound caused by the eruption could have echoed throughout Greater Jakarta, as there was less activity and noise in the area as a result of large-scale social restrictions over COVID-19.Coincidentally, Friday marked the first day of a partial lockdown in the capital.Topics : The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) says a loud rumble heard by residents of Greater Jakarta did not come from the Anak Krakatau volcanic eruption on Friday evening, though it does not know what it was.Some internet users in Greater Jakarta said they had heard a loud rumble on Friday midnight till early Saturday morning and assumed that they were hearing the sound of Anak Krakatau after being informed about its eruptions that occurred at 9:58 p.m. and 10:35 p.m.“[The sound] did not come [from Anak Krakatau], but from some other source, but we still cannot determine the source,” PVMBG western volcano mitigation head Nia Khaerani told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.last_img read more

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Unai Emery praises David Luiz for ‘helping’ Arsenal’s young players after win over Bournemouth

first_imgLuiz scored Arsenal’s winning goal at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Luiz has faced some criticism this season, with Arsenal conceding 11 goals in the English top flight, but the defender produced an assured display alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery claimed after the final whistle that Luiz was ‘helping’ the young players in his squad with his exemplary ‘behaviour’ and ‘commitment’ since arriving from Chelsea.Asked if he was ‘pleased’ for Luiz after his early goal, Emery replied: ‘The most important is to have a lot of corners. We had a lot in the first half. When we have a lot we can score.‘He is very positive. He is every time speaking about positive things. He is helping the young players.‘He came late in the squad but his commitment is very high, his behaviour.’ Comment Arsenal edged past Howe’s side with a lacklustre display at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Emery was satisfied with Arsenal’s performance but admitted his side can still improve when in possession after a uninspiring second-half display.‘We were speaking before the match, the first four matches we played, today we wanted to do one step ahead, doing better and controlling better the match but knowing it was going to be difficult,’ he said.‘We played with a very good organisation, defensively very strong. We scored one goal and got into their box with possibilities to score goals.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The second half was a very good opportunity to keep our confidence, to get better with the ball and stop their action with the ball.‘We did it perfectly in the first half but in the second half, maybe because the chances arrived late, we lost that.‘We are very happy with that result and very proud of that result.’MORE: Arsene Wenger highlights two problems with Paul Pogba at Manchester United David Luiz scored his first Arsenal goal as Unai Emery’s side beat Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has praised David Luiz for setting an example to the young players in the Arsenal dressing room following the side’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth.Luiz scored the only goal of the game – his first in Arsenal colours – as the Gunners edged past Eddie Howe’s men with a lacklustre performance on Sunday afternoon.The Brazilian centre-back, who arrived from Chelsea for £8million in the summer, nodded home Nicolas Pepe’s corner in the 9th minute and the north London club managed to hold on for three points.Arsenal’s victory saw them move up to third in the Premier League table, while Bournemouth sit tenth after just three wins since the start of the campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery praises David Luiz for ‘helping’ Arsenal’s young players after win over Bournemouthcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 6 Oct 2019 5:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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