Huntington Ingalls Wins USD 8.77 Million Submarine Support Facilities Contract

first_img View post tag: Ingalls View post tag: million View post tag: facilities View post tag: contract View post tag: submarine View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USD View post tag: Huntington Back to overview,Home naval-today Huntington Ingalls Wins USD 8.77 Million Submarine Support Facilities Contract May 12, 2011 View post tag: 8.77 Industry news Huntington Ingalls Inc., formerly Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $8,779,436 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-2102) for engineering, technical, design, configuration management, integrated logistics support, database management support of new construction and conversion/special mission submersibles, and submarine support facilities. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by September 2011.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.About Huntington IngallsHuntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Employing nearly 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding[mappress]Source: defense , May 12, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Support View post tag: wins Huntington Ingalls Wins USD 8.77 Million Submarine Support Facilities Contractlast_img read more

French Warship Vendemiaire Visits Australia

first_img View post tag: Naval November 8, 2012 View post tag: Vendemiaire View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Australia View post tag: French Back to overview,Home naval-today French Warship Vendemiaire Visits Australia Training & Educationcenter_img French Warship Vendemiaire Visits Australia French warship Vendemiaire has paid a visit to Australia, reports the arrived from the base Noumea, France yesterday and made a stop before participating in naval exercises with Australian forces.“The main purpose is to develop interoperability with the Australian navy,” said commanding officer Commander Joffrey Guerry.The warship’s crew would also send a delegation to the Remembrance Day ceremony in Cairns on Monday, he added.The Vendemiaire is a light monitoring frigate of the French Marine Nationale. She is the fifth ship of the Floreal class, and is named after Vendemiaire, the first month of the Republican Calendar.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 8, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: visits View post tag: Warship Share this articlelast_img read more

Trinity freshers drunk and chanting during matriculation

first_imgAnother fresher reported that “most people had had a bottle of prosecco before entering the Sheldonian” for their ceremony, which began at 1pm.Professor Mallinson’s email to the first-years after the event said, “I recognise you have notall contributed to equally to this display, but you must all take some measure of responsibility for the shameful impression which you gave to other members of the Uni- versity and to the general public”, it said.“I am therefore asking you all, each individually, to make a donation of £10 to Great Ormond Street Hospital, a hospital dedicated to helping children who would doubtless be delighted to have the opportunities which you thought fit to treat so casually. Trinity College freshers were asked on Tuesday to make a charitable donation of ten pounds, to account for their “disgraceful behaviour” at Saturday’s matriculation ceremony.In an email addressed to all undergraduate freshers, Trinity Dean Professor Jonathan Mallinson firmly condemned the actions of the freshers, whom he claimed behaved in a “noisy and undignified manner”, which he also described as “neither appropriate, clever nor funny”.Freshers sang ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Wonderwall’ and chanted “what do we think of Merton?” at other colleges’ students inside the Sheldonian. One Trinity first-year told Cherwell that “this was interspersed with Mexican waves and lots of stamping”. A Trinity fresher told Cherwell, “the vast majority had drunk a lot (a bottle of prosecco at least) on Saturday.”This is not the first incident of disruption at Matriculation celebrations. In 2012, Brasenose freshers and second-years received fines ranging from £25 to £100 for hosting and attending parties in college rooms. Three students were interviewed by the Dean and were assigned scout-work as a punishment.Great Ormond Street Hosiptal was founded in 1852 and cares for approximately 268,000 children per year. Throughout its history it has been funded by charitable donations.Trinity JCR committee declined to comment on the Matriculation incident.center_img “I am prepared to think that you now understand that such behaviour brought into disrepute a college of which you have been a member for barely two weeks.I shall judge by your response whether that conclusion is justified, or whether it will be necessary to take further action. I look forward to hearing from you.”A Trinity fresher, who preferred not to be named, told Cherwell, “I think the behaviour was bad form given the opportunity invested in us and the traditional nature of the ceremony.“However distasteful, I don’t think it was malicious, once a few chants had started people started thinking it was the norm, given that they had no experience of such an occasion.“I think it was an error of judgement rather than deliberate rudeness. College responded appropriately and leniently in a way which should benefit a good cause.”When contacted for comment, the Dean of Trinity said that his email was “self-explanatory”, but wished to stress that freshers were not required to pay a fine, but a donation to a medical charity.last_img read more

Theresa May portrait returns to Geography department

first_imgA portrait of Theresa May has returned to the Geography department four months after it was initially removed, following criticism from students and academics.The picture – part of a celebration of the department’s female alumnae – was initially taken down following backlash in May. The University claimed this was because it “was being obscured by posters bearing various messages”, and that it “will be re-displayed so it can be seen as intended.”The portrait is now back on display after a “long process of consultation.”In a statement, the Geography department said: “Any exhibition portraying the achievements of women has the potential to cause controversy (what is ‘achievement’? Who should be chosen to reflect ‘achievement’? How should they be portrayed? How to address intersectionality issues? Who should make those choices?).We have relaunched our Window of Women exhibition following a lengthy consultation. The exhibition aims to increase the visibility of women in SoGE by portraying women who have passed through the School & highlighting some who became leaders in a diverse range of fields— SoGE, University of Oxford (@oxfordgeography) September 5, 2018 “These issues were compounded in this case by the fact that one of the School’s female alumna (Theresa May) received many nominations to be included, but is also a controversial political figure and a current Head of State [sic]. Those responsible for the exhibition thought long and hard about whether or not to include her portrait, but ultimately decided to go ahead.”They added: “Theresa May’s appearance in this exhibition reflects the fact that she is a woman alumna of the School in a significant leadership position. It is not a comment on her activities in that position: the School is a non-partisan body.“We are not afraid of debate and discussion. The decision to include her in this re-curated exhibition was taken by the School Committee on a majority vote. The ‘engagement space’ provided is designed to encourage further contributions.”However, the campaign group that spearheaded calls for the portrait’s removal, NotAllGeographers, took issue with how the consultation process took place.A spokesperson told Cherwell: “The consultation was how to situate the portrait rather than question that it should be there in the first place. What sort of consultation already says that something is out of bounds? That’s why many didn’t engage in the first place. It was a phoney consultation set up to please donors and establish a form of credibility.”The School of Geography also stated that they have provided a space for people to add their comments on the exhibition and the debate which surrounds it.However, NotAllGeographers told Cherwell: “Our original campaign actually situated comments around the portrait, thereby creating space, a bordering of May (as she has done to many as Home Secretary and as PM). What the new space does is only offer a space away, hidden in the emergency refuge space, out of sight.“That doesn’t strike us a discussion space but one to hide away and quell dissent.”The School of Geography and Environment has been contacted for further comment.last_img read more

Indiana Drug Czar Steps Down After Three Years

first_imgStaff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s drug czar announced Thursday that he is retiring effective Jan. 9 after three years on the job.Jim McClelland was appointed as executive director of drug prevention, treatment and enforcement by Gov. Eric Holcomb to oversee the state’s efforts to combat the drug crisis. The post was created in January 2017.McClelland announced his retirement at the meeting of Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse.“On the day I took office, I called for an all hands on deck approach to combat the drug crisis and help more people recover, and Jim McClelland selflessly set his retirement aside to answer that call,” Holcomb said in a press release. “His passion and expertise in building systems that work to help people have given Indiana’s response to the drug crisis strong positive momentum. I’m grateful for his service to our state and congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement.”Since his appointment, McClelland has coordinated the governor’s Next Level Recovery initiative, which worked with partners across Indiana to increase access to quality treatment for substance use, implemented prescribing guidelines and enhanced prevention efforts to help young people avoid becoming substance dependent.Prior to taking over this position, McClellan worked with Goodwill Industries for 45 years, 41 of them he served as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana.Over the past three years, the drug epidemic has declined significantly. Data from the CDC shows that drug overdose deaths in Indiana dare down almost 13% in 2018, improving twice as much as the national average. Opioid prescriptions in Indiana have declined 12%, falling faster than the national average.Taking McClellan’s place, and picking up the role of chairman of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse, is Douglas Huntsinger, who has been deputy director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement since 2017.Huntsinger, a native of Frankton, previously served as executive producer of the Indiana State Fair and as a policy director in the office of former Governor Daniels. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Indiana Jail Overcrowding Task is a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

You Can Rep Your Love For The Spicy Chicken Sandwiches In Section 119 With These New Snapbacks

first_imgPhish’s historic thirteen-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden has already become the stuff of legends. Baker’s Dozen saw the Vermont foursome truly stepping up for the occasion, performing debatably the group’s finest since their 1998 Island Tour. The pinnacle of the run could easily be considered night four, or “jam-filled night” (July 25th, 2017), which has since skyrocketed to the second highest-rated Phish show ever on However, throughout Baker’s Dozen, another quiet hero slowly emerged—a celebrated spicy chicken sandwich in section 119. Fans within Madison Square Garden and those who were streaming the shows at home quickly noticed a curious advertisement for “spicy chicken sandwiches in section 119,” sparking curiosity as well as long-running threads about the delicious sandwich on  Reddit, PhantasyTour, Phish Tour 2014, and more.A Baker’s Dozen Exposé: About Those Spicy Chicken Sandwiches In Section 119…As Live For Live Music’s Gideon Plotnicki detailed, “The spicy chicken sandwich comes from Fuku, an offshoot of the Momofuku brand helmed by renowned New York City chef David Chang. . . . Almost immediately, Fuku was praised for its outstanding spicy chicken sandwich. The sandwich is a play on the simple chicken sandwiches that can be eaten at fast-food establishments across the country, but with some twists that make it unique. The sandwich contains a chicken thigh that’s marinated in habanero, covered in buttermilk and a blend of spices, and then deep-fried to near-perfection before being served on a standard potato roll with pickles and butter. The end result is a juicy, crispy, delicious chicken sandwich experience that immediately jumped into the ‘must-try’ category for New Yorkers. Shortly after the opening of Fuku, both Madison Square Garden and Citi Field—home of the New York Mets baseball team—roped in franchises for their stadiums, making Fuku a standard food item at sporting events and concerts at either building.”Donut Sampler: Relive Phish’s Baker’s Dozen By Rewatching These Free Pro-Shot VideosDuring Phish’s Baker’s Dozen run, Fuku’s spicy chicken sandwiches gained a number of new fans in addition to becoming a more-or-less running joke throughout the run. Now, for the next installment in the epic of the spicy chicken sandwiches in 119, a new line of fan merch has gone viral. An Etsy account named CombinedSupply has begun selling a line of “Section 119 Baker’s Dozen” hats, which feature patches with the now-famous chicken sandwichs on a number of different snapbacks.The hat’s description reads, “A hat inspired by the food that fueled Phans for 13 straight shows, no repeats. It’s a Wookie blowing a fireball on top of a spicy chicken sandwich on top of a strawberry frosted donut! It’s busy, it’s ridiculous, it’s fun! The spicy chicken sandwich of Section 119 is now a part of Phish lore. Watch out for the Wook Fireball!!”You can check out the snapbacks for yourself here, and swoop one of Fuku’s spicy chicken sandwichs in section 119 of Madison Square Garden.last_img read more

Beach Boys Release Dozens Of Unheard Songs From 1967 Studio Sessions & Live Shows

first_imgThe Beach Boys have just released two new archival sets, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions and Live Sunshine – 1967, chronicling the year 1967 as a follow up to June’s double-LP, 1967 — Sunshine Tomorrow. Broken down into unheard recordings from studio sessions and live shows during 1967, these latest albums contain unheard material from the Beach Boys during their height following Pet Sounds.In 1971, The Grateful Dead Jammed With The Beach Boys At Fillmore East1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions contains material from 29 studio session recordings, including dozens of previously unreleased songs. As outlined by Rolling Stone, highlights from the set include “an a cappella version of ‘Heroes and Villains’, the previously unreleased ‘Tune L’, and outtake ‘Good News.’” On the other hand, Live Sunshine – 1967 pulls from 109 primarily previously unreleased live recordings, including cuts from shows in Hawaii, Detroit, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Boston, and White Plains, New York.Listen To The Beach Boys’ New Mix Of Pet Sounds Classic ‘I Know There’s An Answer’For all three works within the 1967 archival collection, The Beach Boys were involved in the creative process. Mark Linett and Beach Boys archive manager Alan Boyd also helped co-produce the works. You can take a listen for yourself below.1967 — Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions Live Sunshine — 1967[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Professor discusses state building, economic growth

first_imgDaron Acemoğlu, professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), delivered the Guillermo O’Donnell Memorial Lecture on Wednesday evening in McCartan Courtroom in the Eck Hall of Law. Acemoğlu’s lecture examined the factors that contribute to effective state building and economic growth, while also considering the causes of disparity in economic development.“We live in an interconnected, globalized, unified world,” Acemoğlu said. “But despite that, there are large, great differences in prosperity.”The differences between success and failure often depend upon whether inclusive or extractive political and economic systems are present in a nation, Acemoğlu said.Acemoğlu said an inclusive system is one in which “there is an impartial legal system, education and access to infrastructure and healthcare.” An inclusive system, he said, has a level playing field.An extractive system is the exact opposite of an inclusive system. Acemoğlu said extractive systems do not ensure property rights, generally lack enforcement of law and are generally a non-level playing field.According to Acemoğlu, the key to economic development lies in an inclusive political and economic system. He said these systems allow for effective state building, which in turn helps to generate economic growth.Acemoğlu then moved into a deeper analysis of an inclusive political system, which he considers to be the key component for effective state building. According to Acemoğlu, the two aspects of a political system are pluralism and the strength of the state.Acemoğlu said he was able to separate states into three groups, classified as region I, II and III states, based upon the extent to which states employ pluralism and the strength of the state.Region I states are characterized by a high degree of plurality and low state strength.“You are going to have states stunted from the bottom,” Acemoğlu said of region I states. “[This] means that society stunts the growth.”Lebanon is the best modern day example of a Region I state, Acemoğlu said. In Lebanon, there is a societal aversion to any one ethnic group gaining power. As a result of this aversion, there is a lack of centralized power that, according to Acemoğlu, hinders economic growth.In Region II states, Acemoğlu said there is “a dynamic political development where state capacity and pluralism co-evolve.”Acemoğlu said it is in this region in which state building can flourish. In this system, “(there is) not a strong state that is imposing its will upon people, but strong state which comes from the consent of society because it has the ability to keep state accountable,” he said.The final region of states, Region III states, are defined by a high state strength and a low degree of pluralism. Acemoğlu describes these states as “paper leviathans.”In region III states, Acemoğlu said, “The state is very powerful and the pluralism is not present to check it.”These region III states, of which Colombia is a prime example according to Acemoğlu, there are often modern advancements in central areas. Beyond this central area, there is little control as the government does not have popular support, and any semblance of a strong state collapses; therefore, effective state building is impossible.Tags: Daron Acemoğlu, Guillermo O’Donnell lecture, state buildinglast_img read more

Walk the Walk week panel addresses 2016 election results

first_imgTags: Democracy, u.s. politics, Walk the Walk The event was led by panelists Timothy Matovina, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies and professor of theology; Christina Wolbrecht, director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy and associate professor of political science; Dianne Pinderhughes, chair of the Department of Africana Studies; and Luis Fraga, co-director of the Institute for Latino Studies. Following the question of racial tensions prompted by President Trump’s election, the event was “inspired by [voting results] but was also appropriate to document in the Walk the Walk week,” Pinderhughes said. Pinderhughes opened the discussion by reading an excerpt from King’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech. Pinderhughes said “where we go from here” must involve a notion of understanding power, love and the ways in which these two concepts correspond. “The concepts of love and power have been contrasted as polar opposites, so that love is identified as a resignation of power, and power as a denial of love,” Pinderhughes said. “Power is best as love, implementing the demands of justice.”Matovina, the next panelist, said there are three points that are key to understanding and promoting inclusion in the future. First, referencing King, Matovina said we “must massively assert our dignity and worth.” This concept, he said, is needed to see a person’s infinite value in politics. Like Pinderhughes, Matovina noted the importance of power. He said power is subjective based on how it is used and that in the future, the country needs more protests with purpose, direction and plan. “Dr. Fraga and I have had a number of students come to us since the election saying, ‘We’re undocumented, should we go home, should we be with our parents, should we be here?’” Matovina said. “You should be here. You should be learning, because knowledge is power. Deep social analysis points social action in effective directions.”Wolbrecht summarized the unusual results of the presidential election and posed questions she thought Americans should ask next. She described the ways in which the 2016 nomination process brought about surprising results, but how the presidential election was not unusual considering partisan tendencies. “We have weak party institutions and strong partisanship,” said Wolbrecht. “We have party institutions that have failed to coordinate and choose a candidate to run for political office, but we have amongst the general population, an incredibly strong sense of partisanship that has become strongly tied to other forms of our political identity.” Wolbrecht remarked that in the early days of Trump’s presidency, Americans have seen immediate conservative policy implementation, such as the reinstating of the global gag rule and advancement of the Keystone pipeline. Trump’s inauguration and early days also prompted debate over facts and censorship.Wolbrecht closed by saying that the next question Americans should ask is, “how strong are our institutions and how strong is our democracy?” Michael Yu | The Observer Professors discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oak Room of South Dining Hall Wednesday night as part of Walk the Walk Week. The panelists discussed contemporary racial tensions.Paying tribute to the Martin Luther King Jr. speech of the same title, the Walk the Walk week panel event, “Where Do We Go From Here?” examined the 2016 election results and the future of American politics Wednesday night.last_img read more

Prof to Head AAFCS

first_imgBower, who also is a human development specialist with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service and interim chair of the CFD department, has spent nearly 30 years with the university. Among his many awards, he was named the 2003 Walter Barnard Hill Distinguished Public Service and Outreach Fellow, the highest award offered in Public Service and Outreach.Bower, who is certified in family and consumer sciences by AAFCS, has been involved with the national organization for many years. He served as vice president for planning from 2002-2004, has chaired the AAFCS nominating committee, the resolutions committee, and served as president of the Georgia affiliate several years ago.“Dr. Bower will make an excellent president of AAFCS,” according to FACS Dean Sharon Y. Nickols, who served in the position from July 2002-July 2003. “His long-time involvement with AAFCS reflects his commitment to ensuring that family and consumer sciences maintains its vitality at all levels.”Throughout his career, Bower has developed a variety of programs designed to address the needs of children and families. For example, in the late 1970s he approached the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety with a plan to educate Georgians about the importance of safety seats and how to install them correctly. The program has dramatically reduced the trauma from car crashes, the leading killer of children. In addition, the program has grown into the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, which has an annual budget of nearly $1 million and provides training and education throughout Georgia on a variety of safety programs, including the importance of seatbelts and a new program to help parents and teens learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised driving time required by Georgia law. Bower earned his undergraduate degree in family sociology from Denison University in 1974, his master’s in child and family development from the University of Arizona in 1975, and his doctorate in public administration from UGA in 1989. He is certified as a family life educator by the National Council on Family Relations.“I’m looking forward to my term as president of AAFCS,” Bower said. “This is an organization that touches lives in so many ways. Whether it’s the researcher exploring child development, the FACS county Extension Service agent providing programs on home buying, or the high school teacher introducing students to the practical aspects of nutrition, AAFCS provides the essential support for all of our professionals to help families apply research to improve their lives.”The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is the only national forum where K-12 teachers, university educators and corporate managers collaborate to improve the quality of individual, family and community life. AAFCS has more than 10,000 members.last_img read more