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first_img October 20, 2015 Engine Overhauls for Australian Collins Submarines Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Engine Overhauls for Australian Collins Submarines Share this article View post tag: Australian Navy Fleet Support Unit-West is joining forces with the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Training and Systems Centre for a joint project overhauling the technically challenging Hedemora diesel engines in the Collins class submarines.The Centre’s Platform Systems Training Equipment Manager Brian Graves contacted the Unit in August this year and after discussions about the type of work, manpower requirements, competencies required and project timescale, it was decided the major overhaul could be completed as an alliance.Production Manager at the Unit, Lieutenant Brian Gall said the project was in full swing and was very much a joint effort.The alliance engineering component comprises engineers from the Australian Submarine Corporation-South and onsite staff at the Centre, and Navy marine technicians.The enabling side of this project comprises Fleet Support Unit-West safety at height rescue teams and slinging and dogging teams from Port Services.In its entirety the project will take six to eight weeks to complete with Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Scott Rodgers overseeing the engineering side of it.Chief Petty Officer Rodgers said:The project has several specific modules including replacing the muffler, manufacture, assembly and fitting of the mounts, removal of the dynamometer, manufacture of some mass tuned dampers and fitting of a submarine specific generator.The project is expected to be completed next month.[mappress mapid=”17222″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Australian submarines View post tag: Collins-Classlast_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IL FOR www.theindianaialawyer.comAn angry mother who made threatening posts on social media toward a police officer after the death of her son is now appealing her harassment conviction, arguing her free speech rights were violated.Constance J. McGuire’s son died after consuming methamphetamine during a traffic stop in which Kokomo police officer Jeramie Dodd was involved. Upon her son’s death, McGuire made a Facebook post that included several threats against Dodd that were later reported to police by one of McGuire’s Facebook friends.The shared post, which was under McGuire’s private Facebook account, but available to more than 1,000 of her Facebook friends, stated that members of the Kokomo Police Department “better watch out” and that “this mother is on a rampage and ready to shoot and kill.”The message also made pointed comments toward Dodd, stating that he should have killed his own son instead of her own and that the KPD “messed with the wrong kid this time.” After the post was reported to law enforcement, McGuire was charged and later convicted of Class B misdemeanor harassment under Indiana Code Section 35-45-2-2(a)(4)(B).On appeal, McGuire challenges the sufficiency of evidence supporting her conviction and argues her posts were legitimate free speech. She argues her conviction was unconstitutional in view of protections afforded to speech and free expression under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 9 of the Indiana Constitution.An Indiana Court of Appeals panel consisting of Judges Patricia Riley, L. Mark Bailey and Rudolph Pyle III are scheduled to hear the appeal at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Court of Appeals Courtroom at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.last_img read more


first_imgSnarky Puppy hosted the first annual GroundUP Music Festival last weekend, spending three glorious nights under the Miami, FL sky from February 10th through the 12th. While the band’s achievements were being celebrated at the Grammy Awards, the musicians were doing what they do best, performing! For three beautiful days, Snarky Puppy and members of the GroundUP Music label set up shop across two stages – The Bandshell Stage & The Park Stage. Between exciting headliners like David Crosby and Chris Thile, exciting collaborations (including Mono Neon, Esperanza Spalding, and Jeff Coffin performing as artists-at-large), and just great jam sessions (John Medeski’s Mad Skillet comes to mind), it was a weekend filled with great music!What follows is a series of video and photo highlights captured over the three days, as provided by CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS. Enjoy!Friday, February 10Snarky Puppy: “What About Me?”David Crosby: “Déjà Vu – Woodstock” ft. Michael League (bass & guitar), Becca Stevens (guitar), Michelle Willis (keys) Late Night at Le Jardin Club at The Deauville HotelGhost-Note with special guest Jeff Coffin: “Ja-Make-Ya-Dance” Ghost-Note with special guest Mono Neon: “Shrill Tones – Can’t Get Right”Saturday, February 11Charlie Hunter Trio feat. Carter McLean (drums), Rob Dixon (sax) with special guest Jeff Coffin: “I Can’t Go For That” (Hall & Oates)Terence Blanchard featuring Michael League (bass), Bill Laurance (piano), Jamison Ross (drums) and Bob Lanzetti (guitar) of Snarky Puppy, with special guest Esperanza SpaldingSunday, February 12John Medeski’s Mad Skillet with Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph, Terence HigginsThe stage debut of Bokanté featuring Malika (vocals), Roosevelt Collier, Michael League and Snarky Puppy membersSnarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: “Grown Folks”Snarky Puppy with special guests Chris Thile, Jeff Coffin, Esperanza Spalding and other artists-at-largeAll photos and videos courtesy of CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS.last_img read more


first_imgROME – This Sunday, more than 100 Notre Dame study abroad students joined the thousands packed into St. Peter’s Square to attend the first Easter Mass presided over by Pope Francis. Bobby Weltner, a junior studying abroad in London, said he loved attending this very special Italian Mass. “Getting to see the Pope up close and to celebrate communion with people from around the world is pretty special. It’s been a phenomenal experience,” Weltner said. After the Mass, Pope Francis boarded the “pope-mobile” and shook hands with the people in the square, kissed several babies and embraced attendees confined to wheelchairs lined up along the road. Weltner said Pope Francis’s special attention to some of society’s most vulnerable awed onlookers.    “There were some really touching moments when he was driving around,” Weltner said. “He was hugging a special needs kid, and he really held that hug for a long time.” Amanda Bambury, a junior studying abroad in Paris this year, said she appreciated how much time Pope Francis took to greet the crowd. “He went around a lot trying to see as many pilgrims as he could. We were running around trying to catch the pope,” Bambury said. “It’s amazing that so many people tried to get to the square, just to go to Mass with the pope. It was great to hear people cheer, ‘Viva la Papa!’ There’s just so much love for our pope.” Regina Gilmour, a junior studying in London, said the students who participated in Campus Ministry’s Easter pilgrimage “track” in Rome over the weekend said they felt honored and lucky to participate in the special day. “It was intense,” Gilmour said. “It’s an experience you can’t have on any other trips. Notre Dame just has that connection that you wouldn’t have been able to [have] on your own.” Gilmour said doing the pilgrimage for her first visit to Rome infused the trip with a more religious spirit. “What struck me the most was you would see all these ancient Roman ruins and then also talk about how Christians had been martyred there,” Gilmour said. Junior Mary Coghlin, who is also studying in London this semester, said the Easter Sunday Mass gave her goose bumps. “It was like a dorm Mass, but in St. Peter’s Square.” Coghlin said. “It was beautiful.” Jack Trunzo, a junior studying abroad in London, said he sat in the aisles closest to the pope. He said his family received tickets from Cardinal James Michael Harvey, who is from their hometown of Milwaukee. “My archbishop connected me to the cardinal and I was able to meet him for dinner one night,” Trunzo said. “He was fantastic, he’s just kind of a normal guy. He was fluent in Italian and ordered everything for the table.” Trunzo said Cardinal Harvey spoke about his experience in the conclave that elected Pope Francis. “Every time we talked about conclave he would use the words, ‘when I was locked up.’ He said that jokingly – it was pretty funny,” he said. “He also talked about home and about Milwaukee.” Trunzo said his family sat five or six rows back from the cardinals and the altar. “We had a really unique vantage point in the shade of Saint Peter’s Basilica,” he said. “It was fantastic.”,Bobby Weltner, a junior studying abroad in London, said he loved attending this very special Italian Mass. “Getting to see the Pope up close and to celebrate communion with people from around the world is pretty special. It’s been a phenomenal experience,” Weltner said. After the Mass, Pope Francis boarded the “pope-mobile” and shook hands with the people in the square, kissed several babies and embraced attendees confined to wheelchairs lined up along the road. Weltner said Pope Francis’s special attention to some of society’s most vulnerable awed onlookers.    “There were some really touching moments when he was driving around,” Weltner said. “He was hugging a special needs kid, and he really held that hug for a long time.” Amanda Bambury, a junior studying abroad in Paris this year, said she appreciated how much time Pope Francis took to greet the crowd. “He went around a lot trying to see as many pilgrims as he could. We were running around trying to catch the pope,” Bambury said. “It’s amazing that so many people tried to get to the square, just to go to Mass with the pope. It was great to hear people cheer, ‘Viva la Papa!’ There’s just so much love for our pope.” Regina Gilmour, a junior studying in London, said the students who participated in Campus Ministry’s Easter pilgrimage “track” in Rome over the weekend said they felt honored and lucky to participate in the special day. “It was intense,” Gilmour said. “It’s an experience you can’t have on any other trips. Notre Dame just has that connection that you wouldn’t have been able to [have] on your own.” Gilmour said doing the pilgrimage for her first visit to Rome infused the trip with a more religious spirit. “What struck me the most was you would see all these ancient Roman ruins and then also talk about how Christians had been martyred there,” Gilmour said. Junior Mary Coghlin, who is also studying in London this semester, said the Easter Sunday Mass gave her goose bumps. “It was like a dorm Mass, but in St. Peter’s Square.” Coghlin said. “It was beautiful.” Jack Trunzo, a junior studying abroad in London, said he sat in the aisles closest to the pope. He said his family received tickets from Cardinal James Michael Harvey, who is from their hometown of Milwaukee. “My archbishop connected me to the cardinal and I was able to meet him for dinner one night,” Trunzo said. “He was fantastic, he’s just kind of a normal guy. He was fluent in Italian and ordered everything for the table.” Trunzo said Cardinal Harvey spoke about his experience in the conclave that elected Pope Francis. “Every time we talked about conclave he would use the words, ‘when I was locked up.’ He said that jokingly – it was pretty funny,” he said. “He also talked about home and about Milwaukee.” Trunzo said his family sat five or six rows back from the cardinals and the altar. “We had a really unique vantage point in the shade of Saint Peter’s Basilica,” he said. “It was fantastic.”last_img read more


first_imgBy David Emory StooksburyUniversity ofGeorgiaAbnormally warm water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico andCaribbean Sea are raising the probability of an active, earlystart to the hurricane season.The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 throughNov. 30. However, tropical systems can and do form outside theofficial season.Historically, early season tropical systems that impact Georgiaform in the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean Sea. In June, thesurface water temperatures in these regions are normally reachingthe critical 82 degrees usually necessary to support thedevelopment of tropical systems.In early May 2006, much of the Caribbean Sea has reached thecritical 82-degree level. Much of the Gulf of Mexico is in theupper 70s to around 80 degrees. Thus the regions where we expectearly season tropical systems to develop are now or soon will beat or above the critical temperature level.Early, surlyNot only are sea surface temperatures abnormally warm for earlyMay, the entire hurricane season is expected to be very active.William Gray, a professor in the Colorado State UniversityDepartment of Atmospheric Science, predicts 17 named storms in2006. That’s nearly twice the annual average of 9.6. He forecastsnine hurricanes, well above the average of 5.9.With an early active start to the hurricane season possible and avery active season expected, Georgians should begin preparing now.As was seen after Katrina, it may take days for help to arrive inthe event of a natural or man-made, devastating disaster. Eachfamily, then, needs the necessary supplies to support life forseveral days.Either assemble or check the supplies in your all-hazards kitnow, before you need it. The most critical supply is at least 1gallon of drinking water per person per day for 14 days. Morewater will be needed for cooking and hygiene.Besides water, the all-hazards kit should include nonperishablefoods, a hand can opener, medications, important papers,battery-powered radio, NOAA weather radio and extra batteries. Adetailed list of recommended contents for an all-hazards kit maybe found at www.ready.gov/america/get_a_kit.html.You, tooThe entire state is vulnerable to impacts from tropical systems.While storm surge along the coast and wind damage receive themost attention, inland flooding is a concern statewide from thecoastal plain to the mountains.Georgia had massive flooding in 1994 from tropical storm Alberto.Mississippi and Louisiana experienced massive flooding fromhurricane Katrina in 2005. In both instances, areas that manyassumed safe from flooding were flooded. Much of the floodingoccurred outside the standard 100-year flood plain.Unfortunately, as many in Georgia, Mississippi and Louisianadiscovered, standard homeowners and small business insurancedoesn’t cover flood damage.Because of the devastating loss caused by flooding, Georgiansshould seriously consider buying flood insurance, even if it’snot required by the mortgage holder. It’s important to rememberthat there is a 30-day wait period before flood insurancepolicies take effect. Waiting until a storm forms is too late.Information about the National Flood Insurance Program may befound at www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/inscenter.jsp.Federal Emergency Management Agency information on flood damageprevention may be found at www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/index.jsp.Coastal climate information, including real-time watertemperature information, may be found at www.coastalclimate.org.Real-time weather conditions across Georgia may be found at www.georgiaweather.net.(David Emory Stooksbury is the state climatologist and aprofessor of engineering and atmospheric sciences in theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Plans to build more coal-fired power plants in Asia would be a “disaster for the planet” and overwhelm the deal forged at Paris to fight climate change, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday.In an unusually stark warning, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, noted that countries in south and south-east Asia were on track to build hundreds more coal-fired power plants in the next 20 years – despite promises made at Paris to cut greenhouse gas emissions and pivot to a clean energy future.In the US, coal use is in sharp decline – and the country’s biggest companies are in bankruptcy. But there is still strong demand for coal in south Asia and east Asia, where tens of millions still have no access to electricity.Putting coal-fired plants on hold – permanently – and making it affordable and practical for countries to replace fossil fuels with clean sources of energy such as wind and solar was the prime focus of the two-day meeting, and the bank’s new mission.The bank said last month it would devote 28% of its spending to climate change projects.Government and business leaders involved in brokering the milestone agreement to fight climate change at Paris are desperate to avoid inertia now a deal has been done.The months until the next annual climate meeting, scheduled for Morocco in November, are studded with conferences intended to turn the promises made at Paris into concrete actions.The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, is pushing hard for governments to formally join the agreement and bring it into force before Barack Obama leaves office in January 2017.That would help protect the agreement from a future president – such as the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump – who denies or doubts that climate change is even occurring.Full article: Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are ‘disaster for planet’ warns World Bank World Bank Reiterates Campaign to Curb Coal-Fired Plant Expansionslast_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:German transmission system operator 50Hertz, one of four in the country, says that over 2018 well more than 50 per cent of the electricity consumed in the company’s grid area was generated by renewable energy sources.50Hertz announced last Tuesday that 56.5% of the electricity consumed in 2018 across its grid area was supplied by renewable energy sources, up from the 53.4% recorded in 2017, due in large part to an increase in installed capacity, which grew to 32.9 GW as of the end of 2018.Further, 50Hertz expects this share to continue to increase in view of Germany’s 65 per cent by 2030 renewable energy target, announced just over a year ago. In fact, 50Hertz expects the 65 per cent figure to be achieved in its grid area in 2021.This in and of itself is in line with comments 50Hertz CEO Boris Schucht made to Renew Economy in December of 2015, suggesting that Germany’s electricity market could accommodate 60 per cent to 70 per cent variable renewable energy integration without the need for additional storage.Fast-forward just over three years and Schucht’s vision is coming to pass. Further, even as approximately 1.6 GW of new renewable energy was added in 2018, 50Hertz reported at their balance sheet press conference held in Berlin on 26 February that congestion management costs dropped significantly in 2018, with a decrease of approximately €100 million based on preliminary data.More: Record renewable energy share of 56.5% for German system operator 50Hertz One of Germany’s four transmission grids topped 56% renewable load in 2018last_img read more


first_imgRockets explode. According to the analysis of Spaceport Camden, which would be located directly across from Cumberland Island National Seashore, a rockets would explode over Cumberland once every 18 months, scattering toxins, shrapnel, and fiery debris across a wild and pristine national seashore and its campgrounds, historic structures, and sea turtles nesting habitat. Watch the video to learn more and take action here:  http://bit.ly/2kGaWra  #saynotospaceportcamden Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore attracts 60,000 hikers and campers each year to its wild beaches, towering dunes, and old-growth forests. Now the island is at risk from becoming the first and only national park in America to be forced to have private rockets launched directly over it. last_img


first_img On August 26, the Ecuadorean police detained two alleged members of a gang dedicated to stealing medicine to sell to the Colombian FARC guerrilla group, the agency announced. The thieves were detained early in the morning, after assaulting a pharmacy in southern Quito from which they took antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and flu remedies, among other products, an agent who participated in the operation and who withheld his identity told reporters. “We know that this medicine goes from here to (the border city of) Lago Agrio and (the province of) Esmeraldas to be sold to the FARC. It’s a well-organized gang of around seven or eight individuals,” the uniformed police officer indicated. The suspects were detained following a pursuit of the vehicle in which they fled, during which shots were exchanged but no one was hurt, the report indicated. “There are several complaints about this truck in the northern sector (of Quito); it was being sought previously,” the agent declared. According to a police report cited by the press, at least five pharmacies in the southern part of the capital have been looted so far in August. By Dialogo August 30, 2011last_img read more


first_imgIt’s fair to say that at most companies, employees are one of the greatest assets. They are typically the ones out in the field or in front of the customer doing the hands-on work that makes it possible for your company to run business as usual. So, doesn’t it make sense to ensure that your employees are healthy, happy, and productive?One step to meeting this goal that many businesses have implemented for their workforce is an employee wellness program. These type of programs can help trim overall health care costs, boost productivity, and lower the absenteeism rate. There are a ton of ideas out there to help get your employee wellness program off the ground, but it’s important to figure out what will engage your employees and keep them actively involved.Check out some of the ideas below to help transform your workplace and create a healthy work environment for all employees. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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