View post tag: Accession View post tag: Defense Share this article View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Marks Queen’s Accession to Throne View post tag: Marks February 7, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Royal View post tag: Naval UK: Royal Navy Marks Queen’s Accession to Throne View post tag: News by topic The Royal Navy marked, on Wednesday, anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne by flying pennants the length of one of its most versatile warships in Plymouth. The amphibious command and control ship HMS Bulwark which can carry tanks and troops to land ashore, flew the flags from bow to stern for the day – known as ‘dressed overall’ in the Royal Navy.The Queen as Sovereign is Head of the Armed Forces, including the Royal Navy. She is also the wife, mother and grandmother of individuals either having served, or are currently serving, in the Armed Forces. The Queen is the only person to declare war and peace.The monarch is supported by other members of the Royal Family who have special relationships with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.These relationships are either an honorary position or as a serving officer. Regular visits to naval bases and ships strengthen the relationships including to HMS Ocean in Plymouth of which she is the sponsor.The Duke of Edinburgh holds the position of Lord High Admiral in the Royal Navy and the rank of Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy, he is Admiral of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets and Captain General of the Royal Marines.In his younger years Prince Philip served with the Royal Navy rising to the rank of Commander. He was mentioned in despatches in 1941.The Prince of Wales holds the rank of Admiral in the Royal Navy and is Commodore-in-Chief for Plymouth. He served in the Royal Navy where he took command of his own ship in 1976.Prince William holds the rank of Lieutenant in the RAF and is Commodore-in-Chief for Scotland and Submarines. The Prince undertook an attachment with the Royal Navy in 2008.The Duke of York holds the rank of Captain and is Commodore-in-Chief for the Fleet Air Arm. Prince Andrew served for over 20 years in the Royal Navy where he saw active service as part of the task force that sailed to the South Atlantic to regain the Falkland Islands in 1982.The Earl of Wessex is Commodore-in-Chief for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Prince Edward spent three years in the Royal Marines as a University Cadet.The Princess Royal holds the rank of Rear Admiral as Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy. She has Special Relationships with Plymouth-based submarine HMS Talent and landing ship HMS Albion and is Commodore-in-Chief for Portsmouth.Prince Michael of Kent holds the rank of Honorary Rear Admiral Royal Naval Reserve and is Commodore-in-Chief of the Maritime Reserve.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 7, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Queen’s View post tag: Throne Training & Education
February 24, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems boosts railgun efforts with acquisition of IAP research Authorities View post tag: US Navy BAE Systems boosts railgun efforts with acquisition of IAP research View post tag: BAe Systems In an effort to accelerate progress on the electromagnetic railgun development, BAE Systems announced the acquisition of Ohio-based IAP Research.Prior to the acquisition, IAP Research was a major BAE Systems subcontractor on the U.S. Navy-led development of an electromagnetic (EM) railgun.The Dayton team, which is part of BAE’s weapons systems business, has more than 35 years of specialized experience, focused on the development and production of electromagnetic launchers, power electronics, and advanced materials. The addition of IAP also positions BAE Systems to pursue other business opportunities in advanced weapon systems, the company said.“We look forward to leveraging our combined workforces and long-standing strategic partnership,” said Erwin Bieber, president of Platforms & Services.BAE Systems hopes this acquisition will help their efforts in the EM Railgun engineering and manufacturing development. The new technology uses high-power electromagnetic energy instead of explosive chemical propellants to launch projectiles farther and faster than any previous system.When fully weaponized, the gun will deliver hypervelocity projectiles to support the U.S. Marines, ground forces, and ship defense. And at full capability, if mounted on U.S. naval vessels, it will be able to fire a projectile 100 nautical miles at very high speeds — to include a launch velocity of up to Mach 7.5 and at Mach 5 when impacting a target.USNS Millinocket was supposed to be the first U.S. Navy ship fitted with the gun. However, these plans did not materialize and the same happened with plans to equip the newest stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt with the system.Latest predictions say the Navy expects to deploy the electromagnetic gun on the third, and last, Zumwalt-class vessel, the USS Lyndon B. Johnson. Share this article View post tag: electromagnetic railgun
Requisition ID: req2974Job Title: Adjunct-Sterile Processing (Pool)Department: Vet., Imaging & Surgical TechLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: ContractCompensation: $52.88 per contact hourSchedule: Hours vary depending upon course assignment. Day,evening or weekend hours.The CollegeCommunity colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, severalregional learning centers and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 highschools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from highschool to college that encourage qualified young people to earndual credit – high school and college credit – while they are stillin high school.Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. Ouradjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professionaldevelopment opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that thediversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of ourstudents and region. We are proud to be a central part of acommunity that embraces differences and celebrates the manycultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.The CityColumbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and morethan 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquartersof multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s whyCentral Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, bothprofessionally and personally. The Ideal CandidateColumbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe in thecommunity college mission; who are academically and culturallydiverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who sharein our commitment to student success. The ideal candidate iscommitted to academic excellence, continuous improvement throughprofessional development, assessment, contributing to program andcourse development, and creating a collegial environment ofcivility, collaboration and open communication.There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach duringthe day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the ColumbusState College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campusand regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg andWesterville. Position SummaryThe Adjunct – Sterile Processing position provides qualityinstruction and maintains a positive learning environment in theclassroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting andevaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instruction andmonitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by theDepartment Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent mustexhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitaskwhile engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.Core Competencies Required Professionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work,Communication, Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration,Planning & Organizing,ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:INSTRUCTION & STUDENT LEARNINGTeaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primaryresponsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum inconjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigorof programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individualdifferences of students in order to design and support a range ofappropriate learning activities. Participates in the identificationof students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizingan appropriate resource. Uses technology in a manner appropriate tothe nature and objectives of courses and programs and communicatesclearly to students the expectations concerning the use of suchtechnology. Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordancewith departmental policies.Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely,and in accordance with established policies and procedures of theCollege, and communicates progress feedback as well as otherrelevant information to students throughout the semester.Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals andobjectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, LeadInstructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & ADVISEMENT Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encouragesactive and collaborative learning, student effort, academicchallenge, student and faculty interaction, and support forlearners. Maintains posted office hours in accordance withdepartmental and policies of the College. Uses technology to assistin communication with students. Encourages a sense of communityamong students for learning both inside and outside theclassroom.Advises potential or current students within the discipline aboutthe program, career, or transfer options available to assist withdegree completion. Refers students to appropriate student andacademic support services available at the College or in thecommunity.OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESAttend all department meetings and required trainings.Usual Physical Requirements While performing duties of this job, the employeeregularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering information intocomputer. The employee regularly sits, stands and walks forextended periods of time. Employee converses verbally with othersin person and by telephone. Employee occasionally reaches withhands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches orcrawls. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10pounds.Working Conditions Supervises students at various hospitals and surgicalsites throughout central Ohio. Works with students in mock OR setups as well as live operating room procedures to provide safepatient care and evaluate student’s skills.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of: online instruction techniques and methods; MicrosoftOffice; Blackboard; internet research; online communication andrecord-keeping.Skill in: providing quality instruction; learning technologies andthe use multi-media technology to enhance student learning;instructional planning and presentation; incorporating criticalthinking, effective communication and other general educationoutcomes in course content; effective time management; proficiencywith online communication record-keeping.Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonal skills;create engaging learning environments that respect a wide varietyof viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a diversestudent population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgroundsand students with disabilities; work independently without ongoingdirect supervision; meet deadlines; perform student learningoutcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information,including FERPA.Minimum Qualifications:Associates Degree with 1 to 3 years’ experience in the followingareas: General Cleaning, Wrapping Packaging, AssembleInstrument/Procedure Trays, Sterilization, Storage Clean &Sterile, Patient Care Equipment. CRCST (Certified RegisteredCentral Service Technician) certification. State Motor VehicleOperator’s License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).
We are trading dry, breezy and cool for clouds & occasionally wet weather this week. A cold front will move through Monday then stall to our south allowing waves of low pressure to keep us dreary for several days. While it won’t rain the entire week, potentially 2″-3″ of rain is expected through the period.MONDAYScattered showers and even a t’storm is expected Monday morning through the afternoon. Rain will be heavy at times with some flooding due to poor drainage. Temperatures will remain in the 60s with a southerly breeze at 10-15 mph.Computer models show heavy showers and storms moving through Monday. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)TUESDAYAs the front stalls to our south, winds will shift to the northeast and clouds will remain. A wave of low pressure will ride along the front and could get close enough to touch of some afternoon rain. Temperatures will hold in the 60s.Computer models show a wave of low pressure to our south, giving us the threat of more rain. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)WEDNESDAYMost of the day could be dry as we wait for another wave of low pressure moves in Wednesday night. A good deal of clouds is expected with temperatures in the upper 60s.Computer models show more showers moving north late Wednesday. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)THURSDAYAnother cold front will arrive which will help kick out our dreary weather for the week but not before it brings another round of showers and possible t’storm. Temperatures once again will be in the 60s.Computer models show another round of showers and storms on Thursday. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.So far it looks as if we could have a pretty decent weekend with a good deal of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Some instability from a trough swinging through could trigger a few showers in the afternoon but most should remain north & west of our area. West winds will also boost temperatures into the 70s!Computer models show a few spotty showers on Friday, low threat for the coast. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)There are models that are still showing a chance of some unsettled weather late Saturday and Sunday. However, it is too early to determine if any showers will affect our area.This time of year, wind direction is a big factor as ocean temperatures are in the upper 50s. Winds will turn southerly on Saturday into Sunday and then southeasterly on Memorial Day. Which means temperatures could only get into the 70s briefly before the cooler seabreeze knocks us back into the 60s. We will keep a watch all this week regarding this weekend’s weather. Stay Tuned!
A gigantic American flag carried by the Fastrax professional skydiving team serves as a patriotic highlight for the air show in 2018. By Lisa SpenglerThis week’s wild ride of weather forecasts for Hurricane Florence was no match for the 2018 Ocean City Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show held Sunday between Sixth Street and 14th Street.The two-hour spectacle, featuring some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world, laid claim to the wild week with spine-tingling, heart-racing midair death-defying rolls, twists and loops performed at breakneck speed. With temperatures in the upper 70s and tiny wisps of clouds in the sky, the beaches and Boardwalk looked like a mid-summer day as beachgoers soaked up the sun and crowds moved in and out of the Boardwalk shops and eateries. “The weather couldn’t have been more perfect,” said Doug Bergen, Ocean City public information officer. “People couldn’t wait to get back to Ocean City.”An aerobatic pilot uses smoke to outline the big loop he performs over the beach and Boardwalk.The Taylor family, from Hammonton, arrived early to ensure a front row spot on the Boardwalk.“We came for the show,” said Jim Taylor, who was accompanied by his wife, Lyndsay, and their sons, Blaise, 13, and Luke, 3, and their daughter, Brynlee, 8 months. “We’re so excited, and what a beautiful day.”A sense of excitement and anticipation could be felt from the crowd as a plane carrying the Fastrax professional skydiving team circled overhead and dropped two parachutists into a free-fall to kick off the show.But it was when another pair of jumpers exited the plane at 6,000 feet that things really started to happen. Bikers stopped biking. Walkers stopped walking. The crowd was at a standstill. All eyes turned upward toward the skies. As country singer Toby Keith’s song, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” played over the loud speakers, gasps and then applause could be heard from the spectators as the second pair of jumpers released a 7,800-square-foot American flag. It was one of the largest flags in the world carried by a skydiver. The patriotic-themed skydiving display by the Fastrax jumpers continued as the National Anthem played while the team descended toward the beach.The same sense of patriotism and exhilaration from Sunday’s performance by Fastrax was felt Saturday during a spectacular nighttime jump by the team. The jump was complete with red and blue fiber-optic jumpsuits, white and multi-colored pyrotechnics and fireworks-type projectiles that lit up the sky.The maneuvers performed by the Redline Aerobatic Team were just a teaser to what they would do later in the show. As the two pilots flew in formation, “oohs” and “ahhs” could be heard with every upside-down turn and twist. Spiraling side by side and performing bone-tingling stunts, they had the crowd on the edge of their seats during the entire performance.The Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration was a highlight for many. The spectators packed along the beach had an up-close view as the Coast Guard rescue swimmer jumped from a helicopter into the strong waves being kicked up by the helicopter rotors. The crowd applauded as the rescue specialists raised the sling and brought everyone safely back to the aircraft.A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter begins its search and rescue demonstration as beachgoers look on.Joining air boss David Schultz, from David Schultz Airshows, was Caroline Dougherty, who provided commentary for her father’s stunt flying routine. Paul Dougherty pushed over 200 mph as he performed barrel rolls, 360-degree turns and flipped tail over tail above the ocean.Paul Dougherty continued his maneuvers even as he spoke live over the Boardwalk loud speakers, thanking the crowd for coming out to Ocean City and watching the show. David Windmiller, in his Edge 540, had the crowd mesmerized as he performed a free-falling, corkscrew dive through the trail of smoke he created in his climb. For the thousands of people soaking up the sun on the beach, Windmiller’s incredible, riveting performance likely provided them with a day they will not forget. The talk of the score of the Eagles game was hushed as Mark Murphy’s FG-1D Corsair “Godspeed” came into view from the south. The sight of the beautifully restored aircraft brought a round of applause from the crowd.Four planes are grouped in tight formation while showing off their precision flying.As the Redline Aerobatic Team closed the air show in formation while performing a barrel roll, final preparations were being made for a wedding on the 11th Street beach. It may have started as a wild week of weather forecasts, but thankfully it ended as a beautiful Sunday for the bride and groom and for the visitors and locals who came out for the Ocean City Aerobatic Air Show. The air show is just one of the special events Ocean City has planned throughout the fall. Visit www.ocnjdaily.com, www.ocnj.us and www.oceancityvacation.com for a complete list of events.Big crowds pack the beaches and Boardwalk for the two-hour air show.Video courtesy Ian Crowley
In late December of 2016, NIN dropped their latest EP, Not the Actual Events, three years after their 2013 Hesitation Marks. With two more releases on the books for this year, we look forward to hearing what the band has been up to during their time off. Nine Inch Nails have confirmed two performances in 2017, marking their triumphant return after a three year hiatus. The industrial rock band will be making two headlining appearances, at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, July 21 – 23, and again the next weekend at Panorama Music Festival in New York City, June 28 – 30. Earlier today, NIN shared an image on their social media pages that confirms the lineup for these upcoming shows.Frontman Trent Reznor will be joined by guitarist Robin Finck, keyboardist Alessandro Cortini, drummer Ilan Rubin, and their newest official member, Atticus Ross. See the illusive announcement below:
Drummer extraordinaire Sir Joe Russo and a choice assembly of musicians will congregate to re-imagine the music of Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales’s seminal 1971 album Hooteroll at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, NY this weekend. The April 7 engagement is being billed as “Hooteroll? + Plus”. Russo reached back to his legendary, original Boulder, CO band Fat Mama for members Erik Deutsch (keyboards), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), and Kevin Kendrick (vibraphone/percussion) to make the core of the group. Russo also recruited Darkside’s Dave Harrington (bass), Antibalas’ Stuart Bogie (reeds/flute), and Jordan McLean (trumpet) to perform Garcia and Wales’ revered jazz-jam record. In addition to unveiling their version of the LP in full, the initial event announcement teased of “other like-minded compositions.” Photo: Michael Weintrob I remember when, as a senior in high school in Cherry Hill, NJ, my older pal Ross Kaufman brought Fat Mama’s debut CD Mammatus back from CU Boulder, over a holiday break. Within a few spins, our squad was transfixed! Much as we found Grant Green by way of The Greyboy Allstars, I would navigate my way to Agharta, On the Corner, and Sextant through Fat Mama. Mammatus was our introduction to the band and the man himself, Sir Joe Russo. The fearless conglomerate evolved over time, from a Herbie Hancock-influenced style to a very textural, shoegaze electro-rage that incorporated much of what was to come, from contemporary behemoths like Radiohead, to the most niche, indie, avant-garde artists imaginable. Their musical fabric was sewn with exploratory sonic adventuring from Kendrick’s then-revolutionary turntablism, vibes and electronics, amid Miles-esque brass leads from the duo of Brett Joseph (tenor saxophone) and Jon Gray (trumpet and trombone). The focused team told mystical and melodic tales atop Russo’s lyrical, jazzy, breakbeat drumming and freewheeling bass gymnastics. For five years, Fat Mama redefined what was possible for our burgeoning scene, purveyors and surveyors on the never-ending search for new land.Former Relix Magazine Assistant Editor Wayan Zoey, who went to high school in Potomac, MD with Deutsch and bassist Jonti Siman, had this to say in reflection of the mighty Fat Mama:“Despite the Herbie Hancock reference in their name, Fat Mama was really the Miles Davis of the jamband universe. While clearly drawing from the jazz tradition, they managed to incorporate elements of nearly every other style of music that exists in the world, spinning them out in wholly original masterpieces of structured improvisation. Their decades-old recordings would still be considered ahead of their time if they came out today.”Read the ALLMusic Fat Mama band bio from the legendary Jesse Jarnow hereWith the approaching Hooteroll event, I found myself going on a Russo rabbit-hole all over the Internet. Beyond the usual mining of rare Benevento/Russo Duo recordings, I unearthed the above video, a barely-viewed Boulder performance from Fat Mama in 1996, clipped from Fat Mama: The Movie, directed by Goldberger’s brother Julian Goldberger. This is apparently the earliest known footage of Sir Joe Russo that circulates.We reached out to keyboardist Deutsch for some clarification: “It’s a medley… ‘Love the Life You Love’ by Kool and the Gang into ‘Camel Job’ by Jonathan Goldberger.”For good measure, because Live For Live Music loves you, bows at the throne of Sir Joe Russo, and mostly to illustrate just how far and wide Fat Mama’s sound and steez would extrapolate over the years, here’s “Knucklehead” from their 1999 live album Loadstar 8.1, and then their unique take on “Upon This Rock,” (a Joe Farrell song sampled by Erykah Badu, MF Doom, Pete Rock, RASCO, Common and more) from their 9/11/11 Brooklyn Bowl reunion. Words: B.Getz
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Canada’s National Observer:Norway’s municipal employees pension fund, the country’s largest, has sold its last remaining stakes in companies with operations in Canada’s oil sands, saying holding them does not align with efforts to keep global heating below internationally agreed-upon targets.The fund, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP), last year dumped stocks that drew more than 30 per cent of their revenue from oilsands operations, but on Monday said they can no longer tolerate even those that have five per cent exposure.KLP, which manages the pensions of Norway’s 900,000 nurses, firefighters and other employees of local governments and state-owned enterprises, said in a statement that it had jettisoned US$33 million worth of equity holdings and US$25 million in bonds from Canada’s Cenovus Energy, Suncor Energy, Imperial Oil (majority owned by ExxonMobil) and Husky Energy, as well as Russia’s Tatneft PAO.Jeanett Bergan, head of responsible investments at KLP, said in a phone interview that “the message we really would like to get across is that companies and fund managers and investors all need to start managing this risk and making sure that they’re doing everything they can to be part of the transition that all societies need to do.”KLP exited all stocks deriving more than 50 per cent of their revenue from coal five years ago, tightening that to 30 per cent in 2017 and five per cent this year. Last year, it used the 30 per cent cutoff to exit major oilsands companies including Canadian Natural Resources, MEG Energy Corp. and Athabasca Oil Corporation. KLP manages more than US$8 billion in total, of which 2 per cent is invested in fossil fuel and 5 per cent is in renewable energy.“Canada’s high-cost oilsands have been a poor investment for years,” said Tom Sanzillo, director of finance for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The global market is oversupplied and likely to stay that way,” he added. “The high production costs will make them uncompetitive in an increasingly competitive global market.”More: Norway public pension fund severs final link with Canada’s oilsands Norway’s municipal pension fund completes divestment of Canadian oil sands assets
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