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UK: Lynx Helicopter Trains Onboard HMS Monmouth

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: Lynx Helicopter Trains Onboard HMS Monmouth UK: Lynx Helicopter Trains Onboard HMS Monmouth Training & Education Royal Naval fliers have been training on how to land on the ever-moving deck of a warship as they get closer to landing their ‘wings’ flying qualification.Aircrew from 702 Naval Air Squadron left their base at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset to join Plymouth frigate HMS Monmouth and practise the skills fundamental to flying in the Royal Navy: operating at sea.It is the task of 702 to turn men and women who’ve mastered the basics of helicopter flight, navigation and tracking potential targets into men and women ready to operate a Lynx Mk8 – mainstay of Royal Navy destroyer and frigate operations – on operations around the globe.The ship’s flight deck is due to throb with the sound and vibration of helicopter engines again next week when the successor to the Lynx, the new Wildcat, joins the ship off the South Coast for training with a different crew.The new flight will be the first Navy crew to fly the new helicopter aboard a Royal Navy warship – hitherto Wildcat has gone to sea with test pilots in the cockpit.In excess of 300 deck landings (and 81 in a single day) were completed by the Lynx students as more than 50 hours of flying qualified the six students to land by day or night flying solo, and with the use of night vision goggles.In addition, two experienced fliers – 815’s senior pilot Commander Gus Carnie and a Brazilian exchange pilot – refreshed their at-sea flying skills allowing them to deploy on the front-line imminently.As well as honing the abilities of air crew, the week aboard the Devonport-based frigate was vital for giving the squadron’s engineers and technicians an insight into maintaining a Lynx at sea in the cramped confines ofHMS Monmouth’s hangar as the ship pitched and rolled in the Channel. Three in every five of the engineers in the detachment had not been to sea before.Pilot Lieutenant ‘AJ’ Thompson, who also flies with the Lynx display team, the Black Cats said: “All in all, it was a very successful week – and congratulations must be given to the students from 702 Squadron on achieving a major milestone in their naval aviation careers,”[mappress]Press Release, November 25, 2013; Image: Royal Navycenter_img November 25, 2013 Share this articlelast_img read more

HNLMS Johan de Witt Wraps Up Counter-Piracy Mission

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Wraps HNLMS JOHAN DE WITT WELCOMED HOMEDutch Navy ship HNLMS Johan de Witt returned to Den Helder at the end of December after 4 months of anti-piracy mission Atalanta.On 6 December, Commodore Peter Lenselink handed over the command of Task Force 465 to his successor, Contre Amiral Hervé Bléjean of the French Navy and headed home.“You have played a crucial role in halting piracy and helping build stability and autonomy for Somalia and its neighbouring countries,” Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp said while welcoming the ship’s crew.HNLMS Johan de Witt left her home port of Den Helder in the Netherlands on 14 July 2013. On 6 August, the warship became the flagship of Operation Atalanta, with the Force Commander, Commodore Peter Lenselink, and his multinational staff embarked.During the deployment Johan de Witt conducted patrols and provided protection to merchant shipping and ships sailing under the World Food Programme of the United Nations. Together with the Australian HMAS Melbourne it intercepted a group of pirates in October. HNLMS Johan De Witt also took part in Cutlass Express international maritime exercise off Djibouti.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 3, 2014; Image: Dutch MoD View post tag: Defence View post tag: de View post tag: Defense View post tag: piracy View post tag: HNLMS HNLMS Johan de Witt Wraps Up Counter-Piracy Mission View post tag: Mission Back to overview,Home naval-today HNLMS Johan de Witt Wraps Up Counter-Piracy Mission January 3, 2014 Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Counter View post tag: Witt View post tag: Johan View post tag: uplast_img read more

USS Harry S. Truman arrives in Europe

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Harry S. Truman arrives in Europe USS Harry S. Truman arrives in Europe Authorities US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and ships from its carrier strike group entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations April 18 as part of their deployment to Europe and Africa.The carrier strike group arrived in European waters after getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk on April 11.“We are thrilled to have the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group here in the US 6th Fleet area of operations and look forward to having them on our team as we conduct the full spectrum of maritime operations to include working alongside our NATO allies and regional partners,” Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, US Sixth Fleet said. “Our US 6th fleet motto is “Power for Peace,” and there is no more recognizable symbol of American naval power than a carrier strike group. Their presence in this vital region is a reflection of our commitment to a safe, prosperous and free Europe and Africa.”The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group consists of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), and USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).The US Navy ships are also joined by German Sachsen-class frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) which will be operating as part of the strike group during the initial portion of the deployment. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) are slated to deploy and rejoin the strike group at a later date.The HSTCSG previously operated in the US 6th Fleet area of operations from June to July 2016. The most recent aircraft carrier strike group to operate in the US 6th Fleet area of operations was the USS George H.W. Bush CSG which conducted combat operations from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea from January 28 to March 9, 2017 and again from July 5-19, 2017. View post tag: US 6th Fleet April 19, 2018 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Harry S. Truman Share this articlelast_img read more

Director of Procurement

first_img* Are you a Christian?YesNo Remove from Web * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo Classification Title Open Until FilledYes Open Date05/21/2020 The Director of Procurement provides leadership, oversight andassists with the purchasing of goods and services across theUniversity. Responsible for developing, implementing andmaintaining procurement policies and procedures that support themission and vision of the University. Furthermore, the idealcandidate will create and manage procurement relationships withvendors and deliver excellent service to our internalcustomers. Other duties may be assigned.1. Manage, supervise, and train procurement and purchasingdepartment staff.2. Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies that createsavings, efficiencies and, that provide the end-user with qualityproducts and services.3. Continuously challenge vendors by comparing prices andnegotiating terms in order to maintain the best possible rates,service and quality.4. Maintain a healthy number of vendor options for departmentalpurchases.5. Negotiate favorable payment terms.6. Communicate and Collaborate with departments regarding theirneed for product and services.7. Track and report key functional metrics that reflect expensesavings and improved effectiveness.8. Coordinate with Accounts Payable proper payment terms andconditions and participate in cashflow management strategies.9. Assess, manage and mitigate contractual risks.10. Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand.11. Assist departments in determining quantity and timing ofdeliveries. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Job TitleDirector of Procurement Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities Posting Details Nondiscrimination Statement Quick Link to Posting Manage, supervise, and train procurement and purchasing departmentemployees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordancewith the organization’s policies and applicable laws.Responsibilities include interviewing, training employees;planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance;disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolvingproblems. Supervisory Responsibilities Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or one totwo years related experience and/or training; or equivalentcombination of education and experience.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS : Ability to calculate figures and amounts suchas discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages,area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basicalgebra and geometry. Special Instructions to Applicants Education and/or Experience State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Posting NumberS815P Summary To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Skill in the use of personal computers and related softwareapplications. Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions andjudgments on sensitive, confidential issues. A thorough knowledge of: Business English and arithmetic; generaloffice methods, procedures and practices. Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties ofthe position. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impartconfidential information. Ability to gather data, compile information, and preparereports. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability towork effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and studentbody. Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing,prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Strong organizational skills and detailed oriented. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent telephone courtesy knowledge and experience. Knowledge of standard budgeting and expenditure controlprocedures and documentation. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost controlprocedures. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines andprocedures. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures,formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategiesand procedures Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions andjudgments. Knowledge of general accounting principles Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems andprocedures. Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns. Ability to investigate and analyze information and to drawconclusions. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsCover LetterResumeOther DocumentOther Document 2Other Document 3Other Document 4last_img read more

Lyceum Bowling League results

first_imgIn team results: I.B.E.W. Local 94 took 7 points from Amspec Services; John’s Midtown Tavern took 5 points from Dworzanski’s Funeral Home; Supreme Tours took 5 points from Fryczynski’s Funeral Home. Results of the Mount Carmel Lyceum bowling league from January 3rd are as follows:Individual high games for the week went to: Ed Lubach Jr. 253; Rich Traver 245; Robert Lesiak 234; Frank Giovinazzo 231; David Magarban 230; Harry Ashe 226; Ed Lubach Sr. 189; Adam Konecko 180; Al Gill 180; Steve Mallardi Jr. 179.last_img read more

Press release: February 2018 Price Paid Data

first_img The Price Paid Data report builder allows users to build bespoke reports using the data. Reports can be based on location, estate type, price paid or property type over a defined period of time. Mobile (5:30pm to 8:30am weekdays, all weekend and public holidays) 07864 689 344 In the dataset you can find the date of sale for each property, its full address and sale price, its category (residential or commercial) and type (detached, semi-detached, terraced, flat or maisonette and other), whether it is new build or not and whether it is freehold or leasehold.The number of sales received for registration by property type and month HM Land Registry’s mission is to guarantee and protect property rights in England and Wales. Flat/maisonette 17,842 22,887 14,523 Terraced 21,462 30,741 19,809 Phone (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm) 0300 006 3365 Other 6,046 7,953 5,384 Total 85,249 116,795 76,327 HM Land Registry has been collecting information on Category A sales from January 1995 and on Category B sales from October 2013. Price Paid Data is published at 11am on the 20th working day of each month. The next dataset will be published on Monday 30 April 2018. Trafalgar House1 Bedford ParkCroydonCR0 2AQ Detached 19,174 25,932 17,395 Price Paid Data categories are either Category A (Standard entries) which includes single residential properties sold for full market value or Category B (Additional entries) for example sales to a company, buy-to-lets where they can be identified by a mortgage and repossessions. The most expensive residential sale taking place in February 2018 was of a terraced property in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London for £10,750,000. The cheapest residential sale in February 2018 was of a terraced property in Chester le Street, County Durham for £19,000.The most expensive commercial sale taking place in February 2018 was in the City of London, for £75,972,945. The cheapest commercial sale in February 2018 was in Macclesfield, Cheshire for £250.Access the full datasetNotes to editors 2 were of residential properties in Cardiff for £1 million and over This month’s Price Paid Data includes details of more than 85,200 sales of land and property in England and Wales that HM Land Registry received for registration in February 2018. HM Land Registry is a government department created in 1862. It operates as an executive agency and a trading fund and its running costs are covered by the fees paid by the users of its services. Its ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. Semi-detached 20,725 29,282 19,216center_img Of the 85,249 sales received for registration in February 2018: Price Paid Data is property price data for all residential and commercial property sales in England and Wales that are lodged with HM Land Registry for registration in that month, subject to exclusions. 378 were of residential properties in England and Wales for £1 million and over 216 were of residential properties in Greater London for £1 million and over Follow us: on [email protected], our blog, LinkedIn and Facebook. Press Office 1 was of a residential property in Greater Manchester for £1 million and over The amount of time between the sale of a property and the registration of this information with HM Land Registry varies. It typically ranges between two weeks and two months. Data for the two most recent months is therefore incomplete and does not give an indication of final monthly volumes. Occasionally the interval between sale and registration is longer than two months. The small number of sales affected cannot be updated for publication until the sales are lodged for registration. HM Land Registry safeguards land and property ownership worth in excess of £4 trillion, including around £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 25 million titles showing evidence of ownership for some 85% of the land mass of England and Wales. Price Paid Data can be downloaded in text, CSV format and in a machine-readable format as linked data and is released under the Open Government Licence (OGL). Under the OGL, HM Land Registry permits the use of Price Paid Data for commercial or non-commercial purposes. However, the OGL does not cover the use of third party rights, which HM Land Registry is not authorised to license. For further information about HM Land Registry visit Property type February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 61,237 were freehold, a 3.7% increase on February 2017 Contact 16,133 were newly built, a 11.8% increase on February 2017 There is a time difference between the sale of a property and its registration at HM Land Registry.Of the 85,249 sales received for registration, 23,559 took place in February 2018 of which: Email [email protected]last_img read more

lespecial Shares Musical Interpretation Of Skrillex’s “With You, Friends (Long Drive)”

first_imgJam funk outfit lespecial has an intriguing new track out today, the second from their Cellar Sessions in-studio video project. The song is a cover of Skrillex’s dance hit “With You, Friends (Long Drive),” with musical interpretation from the three piece group. Toss in some film work from MK Devo, and you have yourself an awesome new release.Check out lespecial’s “With You, Friends (Long Drive),” below.Don’t miss the band on the road! Upcoming tour dates can be seen below.lespecial Tour Dates2/1 Philadelphia PA | Silk City2/2 Pittsburgh PA | The Rex Theatre2/3 Columbus OH | The Bluestone (Vibe in Color)2/4 Cleveland OH | Beachland Ballroom (Winter Werk Out Festival)last_img read more

Professor defends Thoreau’s view of Irish

first_imgNotre Dame English professor Laura Dassow Walls delivered a lecture Friday afternoon exploring new ideas about American writer Henry David Thoreau’s relationship with Irish immigrants in his hometown and their effect on his writing. The cross-disciplinary lecture sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies was titled “‘As You are Brothers of Mine’: Thoreau and the Irish.” In the presentation, Walls sketched a vision of a positive, respectful interaction between Thoreau and the local Irish though “hasty readings” of his work, particularly “Walden,” which might suggest racism or scorn towards the immigrants, she said.   “Hasty reading of ‘Walden’ have given Thoreau a bad name in Irish studies,” she said. “The temptation to use Thoreau as a metric to view English hostility to the Irish remains. “Central to all of this is the notorious chapter in ‘Walden’ in which the narrator retreats during the thunderstorm to the shanty on Baker Farm where John Field lives with his family, lectures them at pedantic length about how he, one of their nearest neighbors, lives the good life and how they could too if only they lived the same way as he.” Walls said though many literary critics react to such episodes by saying, “Henry, how could you?” her examination of his primary writings while researching for a prospective biography have brought her to a different perspective. “Thoreau used his various writing projects to stage problems [including] multiple contrasting voices,” she said. “This multi-valence has made him a useful resource for everything from anarchism to communitarianism, from misanthropy to compassion, from wilderness escapism to civil disobedience. “With all of the above, you can add them all up and oddly enough, they do not cancel each other out … Thoreau relentlessly probes the conventions of his time. Seeking the ground that will not yield under pressure, he probed the Irish immigrants with all the rest.” Thoreau held all members of his society to a high standard, Walls said, and at times found fault with all, including the Irish. But the Irish, unlike most other groups, gave him “cause for hope” too, she said. When the writer moved to Walden Pond in 1844, he lived among the Irish immigrants in a shanty on land purchased from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walls said. “[The cabin] Thoreau built [at Walden] was nothing less … than an Irish laborer’s shanty, repackaged to house a Yankee laborer’s lifelong dream to escape from labor altogether by becoming a great writer,” she said. The patronizing tone of the John Field lecture episode in “Walden” has frustrated many scholars as an example of Thoreau’s arrogance towards the Irish, but Walls said she reads it as a parody of the first half of the book. “Note that Thoreau sets himself up as an insufferable pedant; a meddling, tiresome intruder who lectures the beleaguered family in reckless abstractions cast in absurdly run-on sentences; a ‘philosopher’ wagging his finger in their faces,” she said. “This is an extravagant parody of the entire first half of ‘Walden.’ “But, if he can’t reach John Field, who is standing right there in front of him, with [his] entire future and the future of [his] children hanging in the balance, how can he possibly reach us? For roughly 200 pages, Thoreau has been lecturing us on and on about how our proper economic choices will lead to our spiritual [well-being], and just like John Field, we haven’t heard a thing. Have we changed our lives? No, nothing has changed.” Walls said she believes Thoreau reprises the content of the book’s first half to emphasize his underlying point, which happens to take place in the course of this conversation with the Irish family. By examining his intentions more closely, she said readers can better grasp the respect he had for the hardworking Irish people and their ability to “boldly live” apart from the mainstream American culture. Contact Ann Marie Jakubowski at [email protected]last_img read more

Osteoporosis Month.

first_imgEat a balanced diet that’s rich in vegetables and fruits and has enough calcium and vitamin D.Get regular weight-bearing exercise.Live a healthy lifestyle, with no smoking or excessive alcohol use.Have your bone density tested and take medications when appropriate. The latest National Osteoporosis Foundation report shows that 30 million U.S. women over 55 suffer from low bone mass or osteoporosis. What may surprise many, though, is that 14 million men over do, too.The number with osteopenia, or bone loss that’s not as severe as osteoporosis, has climbed dramatically since 1977, said Marilyn Wright, an Extension Service food, health and nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.The 1977 NOF report said 28 million women and men over 55 had bone loss and 10 million had osteoporosis, Wright said. Of the 10 million with osteoporosis, 8 million were women and 2 million men. Those numbers haven’t changed.Bone-loss Numbers SkyrocketThe number of people estimated to have osteopenia, however, has leaped from 18 million in 1997 to 34 million now. Of that number, 22 million are women and 12 million men.The report, titled “America’s Bone Health: The State of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in Our Nation,” doesn’t say why the increase in the number of people with osteopenia was so stunning.But Wright suspects it’s “very likely that the increased awareness of screening and/or diagnostic tools and insurance coverage of these have led to more folks being identified,” she said. “And, of course, the increasing numbers of boomers age 55 or older.”High Medical CostsThe loss of bone density puts people at a higher risk of osteoporosis, which makes bones brittle and easy to break. The NOR report estimates medical costs for treating osteoporosis-related fractures at $17 billion per year.The number of women with bone loss or osteoporosis is almost double that of men in all age categories.”Men have advantages that help them avoid bone loss,” Wright said. “First, they usually build more bone and muscle mass than women. So when bone loss starts in middle age, a majority of men have more to spare.”It may take decades of bone loss before men reach clinical low bone mass or osteoporosis. “But with men living longer,” Wright added, “more will likely be diagnosed in the future.”Risk FactorsMen do, however, have risk factors, most similar to those associated with women.”Most men with bone loss have one or more habits that place them at risk: sedentary lifestyle, low calcium intake, smoking cigarettes, excessive alcohol intake,” Wright said.”Others have low testosterone levels or take medications, like corticosteroids, that cause bone loss,” she said. “Men with prostate cancer treated with certain hormone agonists are susceptible to bone loss.”Many consider bone loss and osteoporosis to be a disease of old age. But Wright calls it a disease of geriatrics that begins in pediatrics.Build, Keep Healthy Bones”Adequate bone mass has to be laid down by adolescence or early adulthood so the body can handle the natural decline that starts in middle age,” she said.To build and keep healthy bones:center_img Information SitesMay is National Osteoporosis Prevention Month. For more information visit To learn more, visit these Web sites as well:last_img read more

Welch votes to expand tax incentives for renewable energy

first_imgWelch votes to expand tax incentives for renewable energyWashington, DC – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) supported and the U.S. House passed legislation expanding tax incentives to foster the development of new renewable energy and energy efficiency.The Senate is expected to take up the bill in the coming days.The Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act, H.R. 7060, extends and expands tax incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency, helping retain and create thousands of green jobs and foster innovation and business investment.The incentives are paid for by closing loopholes that allow corporations and executives to avoid U.S. taxes by shipping jobs and investment overseas and curtailing unnecessary tax subsidies for big, multinational oil and gas companies.”The way out of the energy crisis is to harness American innovation on the path to energy independence. These incentives will help create a new green economy and Vermont stands ready to lead the way,” said Welch.Welch added, “As high energy prices squeeze Vermonters, providing incentives for renewable energy and efficiency is an important step. These incentives will help foster new affordable energy sources, promote economic development and create thousands of new green collar jobs.”The legislation offers $15 billion in renewable energy and green job creation tax incentives including:o Eight-year extension of the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar energy.o Multi-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC) for energy derived from biomass, geothermal, hydropower, waves and tides, landfill gas and solid waste (through September 30, 2011).o One-year extension of the PTC for energy derived from wind.o Incentives for carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects.o Incentives for the production of homegrown renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and renewable diesel, and for the installation of E-85 pumps for consumers to fill up flex-fuel vehicles.o Tax credits of $3,000 or more toward the purchase of fuel-efficient, plug-in hybrid vehicles.o Incentives for energy conservation in commercial buildings, residential structures, and energy efficient appliances.In addition to providing these incentives for renewable energy, the bill also provides tax deductions for tuition and other education expenses, including out-of-pocket teacher expenses, and expands the refundable child tax credit to taxpayers earning as little as $8,500 a year, down from $12,050.For Vermont, 9,754 teachers took the deduction for out-of-pocket classroom supplies, totaling $2.4 million in deductions, 9,678 families took the tuition deduction for higher education costs, totaling $26 million in deductions, and 20,916 children in low-income working families would get a benefit from the improved refundable child tax credit.# # #last_img read more