UK: HMS Defender Starts Sea Trials

first_img March 12, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: starts UK: HMS Defender Starts Sea Trials Industry news View post tag: Defender View post tag: News by topic View post tag: trialscenter_img View post tag: Navy DEFENDER, the fifth Type 45 destroyer built by BAE Systems, two days ago set sail from the company’s Scotstoun shipyard to embark on her second and final stage of sea trials off the west coast of Scotland, ahead of her handover to the Royal Navy later this year. During 28 days at sea, DEFENDER will undertake an extensive programme of trials, including final testing of the ship’s power and propulsion, combat systems, navigational and communications equipment.Paul Rafferty, Type 45 Programme Director at BAE Systems, said: “The huge momentum driving the Type 45 programme highlights the effective partnering between industry, the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence to deliver the Type 45 fleet. The trials demonstrate the progress we’re making and provide an opportunity to put the ship through her paces and prove her outstanding capability in preparation for Acceptance off Contract in July.”DEFENDER Senior Naval Officer, Commander Nicholas Boyd Royal Navy, said: “DEFENDER’s departure on her second set of sea trials marks another milestone in the life of the ship and her company as we prepare to join the fleet later this year. We are looking forward to operating her sophisticated equipment and systems during trials and beyond, putting our experience and training into practice. The support of our families and friends along with the links we have established in our affiliated cities of Glasgow and Exeter are very much appreciated, as we work towards the successful acceptance of HMS DEFENDER into the Royal Navy and then deploying her on operations.”With the first four vessels in the class handed over, the business is on track to deliver all six ships to the UK Royal Navy by the end of 2013. Following her sea trials, DEFENDER will return to the Clyde for final integration and testing, before setting sail for her home port of Portsmouth in July. Meanwhile DUNCAN, the sixth ship in the class, will undertake her first stage trials in the latter half of this year.Working alongside the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base, BAE Systems also provides in-service support to the Type 45 destroyers, coordinating all aspects of repair, maintenance and support to the fleet. The Type 45 Class Output Management team recently supported first of class, HMS DARING, in preparing the ship for her first operational deployment in January. The team also continues to support HMS DAUNTLESS, DIAMOND and DRAGON throughout their training periods as the vessels prepare for deployment.The Type 45s will provide the backbone of the UK’s naval air defences for the next 30 years and beyond. The destroyers will be capable of carrying out a wide range of operations, including anti-piracy and anti-smuggling activities, disaster relief work and surveillance operations as well as high intensity war fighting.Each destroyer can engage a large number of targets simultaneously, and defend aircraft carriers or groups of ships, such as an amphibious landing force, against the strongest future threats from the air. The vessels will contribute a specialist air warfare capability to worldwide maritime and joint operations.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 12, 2012; Image: baesystems View post tag: sea Share this article View post tag: HMS Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Defender Starts Sea Trials last_img read more

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OCPD Weekly Activity Report 9/25-10/1

first_imgBicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a motor vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic.       Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection. Calls for Service: 478        Daily Average: 68 September 25, 2016: Sunday Calls for service: 59Vehicle Stops: 8   Vehicle Accidents: 3    Property Checks: 18        Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 6 EMS callsTheft, 800 block Ocean Ave., at 5:32amDisorderly conduct, 600 block Boardwalk, one in custody, at 8:17amMotor vehicle accident, 18th St. & West Ave., at 9:17amMotor vehicle accident, 35th St. & Bay Ave., at 9:56amMotor vehicle accident, 1400 block West Ave., at 1:23pmCDS, Easterly Dr., one in custody, at 9:23pmTheft, 2600 block Asbury Ave., at 10:25pmSeptember 26, 2016: Monday Calls for service: 70Vehicle Stops: 21   Vehicle Accidents: 1   Property Checks:25      Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 3 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 600 block Asbury Ave., at 4:47pmSeptember 27, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 81Vehicle Stops: 27   Vehicle Accidents: 4    Property Checks: 22      Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 10 EMS callsFraud, 900 block Park Pl., at 10:27amCDS, 1000 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 12:39pmTheft, 700 block West Ave., at 1:07pmTheft, 1200 block Ocean Ave., at 10:34pmSeptember 28, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 69Vehicle Stops: 12 Vehicle Accidents: 1   Property: 19  Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 3900 block Beach, at 3:15pmMotor vehicle accident, 11th St. & Asbury Ave., at 3:25pmDWI, 600 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 6:35pmSeptember 29, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 61Vehicle Stops: 6 Vehicle Accidents: 0    Property Checks: 16       Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 3 EMS callsTheft, Beach Rd., at 12:39pm September 30, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 78Vehicle Stops: 18 Vehicle Accidents: 0    Property Checks: 24   Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 1 EMS callsWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 2:51pmTheft, 1000 block Asbury Ave., at 5:58pmOctober 1, 2016: SaturdayCalls for service: 59Vehicle Stops: 12 Vehicle Accidents: 0  Property Checks: 15   Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 3300 block Simpson Ave., at 12:23pmTheft, 1000 block West Ave., at 12:30pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year. City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.last_img read more

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Chiorino aims to exceed on belt hygiene

first_imgInternational conveyor and transmission belt manufacturer Chiorino UK has launched a new belt, which it says ensures absolute hygiene.The firm said that, in response to the food industry’s growing hygiene demands, it has met and exceeded the criteria laid down by new European Food Directives, which include only using chemicals in the production of its conveyor belts that are authorised to be in contact with foodstuffs, and keeping the migration levels of these chemicals down to an absolute minimum.Chiorino has recently launched a new range of HP polyurethane food belts that do not contain any biocide additives that could migrate from the surface and contaminate products being conveyed. A special HP impregnation of the fabric in the driving surface of the belts acts as insulation and further protects against bacterial infiltration, said the firm.”This means there is a total absence of cracking in the material, and stops the formation of bacterial colonies on the surface of the belts,” added MD Carl Johnson.last_img read more

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Campus mourns student death

first_imgAkash Sharma, a graduate student from India, died Jan. 1, according to an email Notre Dame International sent to international students Jan. 9.Photo courtesy of nd.edu Sharma was a third-year Ph.D. student in chemical and biomolecular engineering, according to the email. He served as co-president of the Indian Association of Notre Dame during the 2012-13 academic year and was a teaching assistant for several classes.“Akash was an enthusiastic and passionate student with big dreams about the future,” the email said. “Due to his always smiling and friendly nature, he was liked by a large number of graduate and undergraduate students. Akash will greatly be missed.”The University declined to comment on the cause of Sharma’s death.Grief counseling is available to students through the University Counseling Center, Campus Ministry and International Student and Scholar Affairs. Details about a memorial service will be forthcoming, according to the email.Tags: Student deathlast_img read more

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Smart grid technology for conserving energy

first_imgDear EarthTalk: What is the so-called “smart grid” I’ve been hearing about, and how can it save energy and money?                                                                                                 — Larry Burger, Litchfield, CT America’s electricity grid is built upon what many consider to be an antiquated principle: Make large amounts of electricity and have it always available to end users whether they need it or not. It’s much like the way most home water heaters work in keeping water constantly hot even when it is not being used. It is also a strictly one-way relationship with utilities supplying power to end users, but not also vice-versa. The smart grid concept is predicated on a two-way flow of energy—and information—between electricity generators and end users. The system not only delivers power to end users as needed, depending on demand; it also gathers power from end users that produce their own—homes and businesses that generate solar, wind or geothermal power themselves—when they have more than they need. Some 42 states and Washington, D.C., already require utilities to have systems in place to buy excess energy generated by their customers. But, writes journalist Michael Prager in E – The Environmental Magazine, “because they can’t know in real time that power is coming in, utilities generate as much as they would have anyway.” He adds that when information flows both ways, end users will be able to send information back to the grid specifying how much power they need and when they will need it. They’ll also be able to communicate when they have excess power available to upload to the grid. On the forefront of research into the feasibility of the smart grid on a large scale is the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center, established in 2008 by the National Science Foundation and headquartered at North Carolina State University. FREEDM is partnering with universities, industry and national laboratories in 28 states and nine countries to develop technologies they say will “revolutionize the nation’s power grid and speed renewable electric-energy technologies into every home and business.” So far, some 60 utilities, alternative energy startups, electrical equipment manufacturers and other firms have signed onto the new partnership. One such utility, Colorado-based Xcel Energy, has even begun to put smart grid technology into practice on a trial basis for a small percentage of its customer base. The utility has spent some $100 million outfitting 35,000 homes and businesses in and around the city of Boulder with automation and communications capabilities to enable two-way communication of electricity needs. Xcel won’t have enough data to assess energy and cost savings until early 2010, but analysts are optimistic that the utility’s costly experiment will reap benefits down the road for consumers, utilities and the environment. Indeed, environmentalists and economists alike have high hopes that widespread implementation of such “intelligent” systems could help usher in a new age of unprecedentedy, emissions reductions and cost savings around the United States and beyond. CONTACTS: Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center, www.freedm.ncsu.edu; Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com. GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk, c/o E/The Environmental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; submit it at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/thisweek/, or e-mail: [email protected] Read past columns at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/archives.php.last_img read more

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Another Round of Snow on Long Island Before Temps Rise

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The snowstorm that hit LI Tuesday should drop 2 to 4 inches on most of the area.Well, Long Island had to get one more snowstorm before the weather turns to much more favorable conditions this week.Another round of snow fell on the Island early Tuesday morning just in time for the morning commute and caused some traffic headaches for many commuters returning to work after a brief three-day President’s Day break.The snow developed around daybreak and continued throughout the morning commute. Forecasters at the National Weather Service said the snow will become moderate by mid-morning and then change over to rain before tapering off later in the day.The storm—gentler than some of the most recent weather events—is forecasted to drop 1 to 2 inches of snow on Nassau County and 2 to 4 inches in western Suffolk County.A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of the Island until 6 p.m.The storm mostly impacted roads in Nassau and western Suffolk, according to the New York State Department of Transportation website, which was reporting snow/ice conditions in those areas.Commuters traveling on the Long Island Rail Road appeared to be in good shape with the transit system reporting good service on all its branches.The evening forecast is calling for freezing temperatures around 29, but no snow in the forecast.Then things will change for the better.Meteorologists are predicting a high near 45 during the day Wednesday with a chance of rain between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Temps will cool down to 31 in the evening.Thursday should be mostly sunny with temps reaching 46.Showers are likely Friday, forecasters said, but temperature will be a balmy 54, according to the National Weather Service.Finally, Long Islanders can expect sunny skies with temps in the 40s this weekend.last_img read more

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Tumblr brings its users closer to commerce with new buy button

first_imgTumblr just announced new buy and view buttons, in a blog post.by: Ruth ReaderBloggers can now post a link from Kickstarter, Artsy, or DoSomething to their Tumblr page and it will automatically generate a view button. Posting a link from Etsy generates a buy button.Clicking on the view or buy button will redirect users to the site where the item is for sale — so you can’t buy in app. But for Tumblr users who sell their own goods, this is an easy way to link products to a branded blog. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Is the compliance burden driving your credit union to consider a merger?

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you’re a leader in your credit union, compliance is certainly not a new issue. The compliance burden of today’s market is significant and costly; nor will it go away any time soon. If you feel like you once spent 80 percent of your time on member issues, and now you spend 80 percent of your time on compliance, you are not alone.Although the credit union compliance burden is a major line item for each institution’s expenditures, smaller organizations are feeling the impacts of today’s regulations to a far greater—and sometimes harmful—extent than their larger brethren. Credit union compliance has driven several small institutions to consider teaming up for the greater good of the bottom line. If this includes you, here are some things to think about:Opportunity CostsAlthough spending ample amounts of time on regulatory compliance is not ideal, it’s simply a cost of doing business. That said, regulations and laws don’t discriminate or adjust for organizations depending on their size. If you’re operating a small credit union with few internal resources to assist with the regulatory oversight, you’re likely feeling the effects of the regulations on a far greater scale than your larger credit union counterparts. continue reading »last_img read more

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Creedy clinches top fund management job at L&G

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New rental comes with a seven-day cruise

first_imgAn Australian landlord is offering to send his tenants on a cruise. Picture: Thinkstock. A savvy landlord is offering up a seven-day cruise to entice long-term tenants into his newly built Ipswich home. The four-bedroom property at 16 Starling St, Deebing Heights, southwest of Brisbane, is advertised for rent through Ray White IMS for $400 per week. The rental price includes free tenancy insurance plus the seven-day cruise, up to the value of $2500, should the tenant stay for three years. Ray White IMS national client care manager, Leanne Brown said this was the first time she had encountered a landlord offering a cruise to lure in a long-term tenant. “We as a business recommend incentives to attract tenants, whether it be free weeks rent or products but, yes, this is the first I’ve heard of a cruise being offered,” she said. Ms Brown said incentives were about locking in good tenants. “Tenants will stay long term if they feel like they’re being looked after,” she said. “Long-term tenancies are beneficial for all. “For the tenant, it means they can put down roots in the community and settle their children into local schools.“For a landlord, a long term tenant means less money out of their pocket. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“Every time a tenant moves out there are fees associated with a vacant property and every week the property is vacant that is money the landlord is missing out on.” The property at 16 Starling St, Deebing Heights. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said rental incentives were a great way for a landlord to get their relationship with the tenant off to a good start.“It offers the tenant a tangible signal that they are a valued party in the relationship and it also lets them know the landlord is keen to build a strong relationship,” she said. “Incentives range from a welcome gift of a $100 gift card to more extravagant gifts such as extended rent-free periods, all moving costs paid, six months of gardening work, to a year of broadband paid for. “A cruise would be one of the most generous incentives we’ve heard of.” Ms Mercorella said while rental incentives were more common in a soft market, they were a good strategy no matter the market conditions. “The vacancy rate in Ipswich is 1.8 per cent, which is tight and it is likely that in this market we’ll see fewer rental incentives,” she said. “However, landlords are always looking for great renters and we’ll still see incentives on offer that are designed to target that high-calibre tenant who is reliable, trustworthy and prepared to stay long-term.”last_img read more

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