View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy August 29, 2012 View post tag: Sevastopol Back to overview,Home naval-today BSF Sub Alrosa Heads for Homebase in Sevastopol, Russia View post tag: Homebase Share this article View post tag: Naval Having finished scheduled repair in mid-Aug and left Kronshtadt, the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) diesel-electric submarine Alrosa…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, August 29, 2012; Image: Sevastopol View post tag: BSF View post tag: sub Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: heads View post tag: Alrosa BSF Sub Alrosa Heads for Homebase in Sevastopol, Russia
Share this article View post tag: Dornier 228 Photo: Photo: Indian Navy The Indian Navy has commissioned its fifth Dornier aircraft squadron in a July 22 ceremony at Naval Air Enclave, Meenambakkam.The newest squadron, INAS 313, will operate 12 Dornier 228 aircraft built by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) under a production licence from former German aircraft manufacturer Dornier GmbH.A contract for procurement of 12 Dornier multi-role short range maritime reconnaissance (SRMR) aircraft was signed with HAL (Kanpur) in December 2016 with deliveries starting in January 2019.INAS 313 will be operating from Chennai International Airport. With commissioning of INAS 313, the State of Tamil Nadu will have three naval air bases.The new Dorniers are fitted with improved sensors and equipment which includes glass cockpits, advanced surveillance radar, ELINT, optical sensors and networking features. The aircraft would enhance Indian Navy’s maritime domain awareness through round the clock sensor based surveillance and provide targeting data in areas of operation to ward off terror and other threats from sea.“Commissioning of INAS 313 marks yet another milestone in our efforts towards enhancing maritime security and safeguarding our nation’s maritime interests,” Admiral Karambir Singh commented at the ceremony.Indian Navy Commissions Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai https://t.co/RUYMeOOE59 pic.twitter.com/bRZXTYVv1c— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) July 22, 2019 View post tag: Indian Navy
Charges Will Not Be Filed Against 4 EPD Officers In Excessive Force CaseDECEMBER 8TH, 2016 CHELSEA KOERBLER EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The prosecutor’s office will not file any charges against the four EPD officers accused of using excessive force during an arrest in October.The officers, Mark Decamps, Marcus Craig, Nick Henderson, and Sergeant Kyle Kassel were suspended after allegedly using force while arresting Mark Healy. They filed documents saying Healy fought with them during his arrest, but the body camera footage shows that was not the case.Police Chief Billy Bolin recommended that Craig, Decamps, and Henderson be fired and Sergeant Kassel be demoted.Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann says his office will dismiss the charge of resisting arrest against Healy.Charges will not be filed against any of the officers involved in this case. The Police Merit Commission will determine if the officers will be terminated and demoted.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Event Timing: May 7th, 2016 at 9:00 amEvent Address: BAREFOOT 5K Course on the Beach: 23rd-40th and back – 1 Mile Walk on the Beach: 23rd-18th and backCost: $10.00 for Students and $20.00 for Adults (Race Packet Includes: Bib number, Tee Shirt, refreshments after race)< Click here to register >Contact us: [email protected]*Race Day Registration and Race Packet Pick-Up will be from 7:00-8:45 at the edge of the Boardwalk on 23rd Street.**You MUST have a completed waiver form in order to participate in the event.* RequiredOcean City High School Key Club and TOMS present… The OCHS Key Club is hosting an amazing event in conjunction with TOMS: One For One Shoes. The event, One Day Without Shoes 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, is a barefoot run on beginning on the 23rd Street beach in Ocean City. Key Club is sponsoring this day to bring awareness to children’s health and education by going without shoes; for each race participant, TOMS will be donating a pair of shoes to a child in need.The idea of a 5K came from Key Club Treasurer, Senior Sammi Bornhardt. She learned of One Day Without Shoes and decided to create and support TOMS by holding a barefoot race/walk to get as many participants as possible. She wrote a grant that was accepted by Kiwanis International, as well as filled out the application for the City. She wrote to TOMS because, “we have many of the same beliefs as TOMS and we are founded on community service, helping those not only in our local community, but around the world. We hope to make an impact on the world, literally one (barefoot) step at a time.”Please save the date. We need you there! Also, please check out our Facebook page and LIKE us! Search for OCHS Key Club, One Day Without Shoes 5K…this page will keep you up to date with news as well.
Having choice is key to ensuring you get a good deal on your energy supply. Switching has to be a collective, unanimous decision on an LPG metered estate – this is why we are urging customers to join with neighbours to make switching decisions together and not to rush into a new contract without speaking to those who live around them first. In 2017 just 1.3% of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) customers, living on metered estates, switched energy supplier. In response to these low switching figures, the CMA is collaborating with UKLPG, the trade association representing LPG suppliers, to remind customers of their switching rights and supply options.The CMA has published a switching factsheet and short animation for LPG customers on metered estates. Both guides highlight what customers need to know and do in order to switch.Alongside the CMA’s switching factsheet and animation, UKLPG has updated its guidance for members about how best to communicate with residents about their supply and switching options.Peter Hill, CMA Assistant Director (Remedies): UKLPG’s Chief Executive Rob Shuttleworth said: LPG provides low carbon gas to hundreds of thousands of homes not connected to the gas grid. On metered estates, LPG is stored in large communal tanks and then piped to homes to be used just like mains gas. We welcome the CMA’s new publications for metered estate residents and to support this we have produced further Q&A guidance to equip customers with the information they need to fully understand their energy supply options, this can be accessed via our website.
Based on the success of last year’s Cyber Discovery programme, it’s clear there’s both the appetite and the aptitude to learn about cyber security in the UK. Before taking part in Cyber Discovery 40.4% of female students and 35.5% of male students hadn’t even considered a career in cyber security. This dropped to 9.6% and 6.3% respectively after these students took part in the programme. And many of the club leaders who are also Computer Science teachers, told us they used Cyber Discovery last year to complement their lesson plans. We hope to extend this enthusiasm and passion for cyber security across the the UK in year two. We need to inspire young people and show them a career in Cyber Security can be exciting and rewarding, not only to give them more opportunities but also help build a talented workforce for the future. The Cyber Discovery programme has been a great success so far. I hope more teenagers will take part and learn that those working in cyber security can come from any walk of life, and have studied any subject. An online programme designed to inspire teenagers to think about a career in cyber security will continue for a second year after a successful pilot across England.Over 23,000 young people aged between 14 and 18 have already taken part in the Cyber Discovery programme which uses interactive games to teach teenagers about cyber security in an accessible and fun way. Those who perform at the highest levels, will also have the opportunity to attend a special summer camp to hone their skills and meet industry leaders.The scheme sits within Cyber First, the government’s cyber security skills programme, which is part of the £1.9 billion investment through the National Cyber Security Strategy to transform the UK’s cyber security and ensure we build skills in the workforce of the future.Minister for Digital Margot James said: The National Cyber Security Strategy commits to developing and implementing ‘a self-standing skills strategy that builds on existing work to integrate cyber security into the education system. This will continue to improve the state of computer science teaching overall and embed cybersecurity into the curriculum. Everyone studying computer science, technology or digital skills will learn the fundamentals of cyber security and will be able to bring those skills into the workforce. As part of this effort, we will address the gender imbalance in cyber-focused professions, and reach people from more diverse backgrounds, to make sure we are drawing from the widest available talent pool. Any young person between the ages of 14 to 18 can take part. Registration and completion of the first assessment phase closes on 7 January 2019. Find out more on the Cyber Discovery website.Further Information: The Government is committed to ensuring that the UK has a sustainable pipeline of cyber security talent supporting a workforce that meets current and future cyber security demands and supports the UK’s prosperity by keeping the economy and the country safe from cyber threats. The £20 million Cyber Discovery programme teaches students about subjects including digital forensics, defending against web attacks and cryptography. It is being delivered by IT security training company the SANS Institute.The programme is also a key part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy – a long term plan to ensure that businesses have the skilled workers they need here in Britain.Head of Research and Development for SANS Institute James Lyne said: SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and educationorganisation and is now the largest provider of cyber security training and certification topractitioners at governments and commercial institutions worldwide. The SANS curriculumspans more than 60 courses across multiple cyber security disciplines. SANS hassuccessfully run programmes for school age students and is passionate about encouragingyoung people to pursue a career in cyber security.
Health foods supplier Linwoods is planning to close its bakery in Armagh.The family business said long-term decline in market demand had severely reduced its bakery margins, and that it planned to close the operation in October. The bakery produces goods including bread, baps, pancakes, potato bread, sliced wheaten, sodas and fruit loaves. As a result, the workforce at Linwoods’ Monaghan Road headquarters will be reduced by around 70 full-time employees. The Linwoods Health Foods business will not be affected.“This is a sad day for the company as we let go of one of the cornerstones of our business, which has been integral to building the Linwoods brand,” said Linwoods joint managing director John Woods.“Our bakery team has worked incredibly hard and we have explored all possible options to avoid these job losses. This decision has not been taken lightly. It follows several efforts to find alternative solutions.”Established 60 years ago as a grocery shop, Linwoods expanded into bakery and dairy and, in 2002, diversified into health foods such as nut and seed-based products. It now exports its health food lines across the UK and Europe.“Our health food business is growing and continues to be successful around the world. We are poised to grow this side of Linwoods and we are optimistic about what we can achieve in the years to come,” said Woods.The company said its priority was to now secure as many jobs as it could for the future and provide support for those impacted by this announcement. It hoped that five or more employees could be transferred to the health food business.
Last night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts held a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester at The Capitol Theatre with Christina Bianco, George Porter Jr., Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring organization. By matching adult volunteers, “Bigs,” with children, “Littles,” facing adversity, they are able to accomplish their mission of “helping children reach and realize their potential.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW provides at-risk children with strong, positive and enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.As part of The Really Big Show, the musicians came together in this spirit of goodness. The beloved NOLA funk bassist joined forces with young musicians, guitarist Brandon Niederauer and drummer Jager Soss for two songs: “Be Careful Who You Idolize” by George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners and “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix. You can watch their first performance together below, courtesy of Jon Hammer:Tonight, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY will host JAM THE VOTE, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Blind Boys of Alabama in a multi-act, classic New Orleans-style jam session. Thirty-six hours before Election Day, the once-in-a-lifetime house band will create a “Night for the Soul.” And the special guests include Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros), Amayo (Antibalas), Amy Helm, Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), DJ Logic, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Lee Fields, Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Matisyahu, Nicole Atkins, Questlove, Robert Randolph, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Valerie June, Win Butler (Arcade Fire) and more! Free stream is available to those who pledge to vote. Find out more here.[Photo courtesy of Greg Horowitz]
Dumpstaphunk has a tradition of delivering crowd-pleasing, super funkified cover sets at the Wanee Music Festival and yesterday’s Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute was no exception. The tree lined amphitheater was frenetic thanks to the bouncing bass, as the hordes of fans getting down to the sounds of Ivan Neville‘s outfit was pumping through the massive stacks of speakers flanking the stage. Though their might have been a lyrical miscue or two, the band had the feeling on lockdown and everyone in earshot was grinning from ear to ear at the nostalgic wave of jams getting pumped out.Drawing from Chili Peppers’ iconic Blood Sugar Sex Magic album, Dumpstaphunk dedicated the second half of the set to a handful of that disc’s most beloved tunes. Ivan Neville told a quick anecdote about sharing recording studio space with Peppers drummer Chad Smith last week. When Neville told Smith his band was preparing to cover the Chili Peppers classics, Smith apparently said, “Do it right!”, and Dumpstaphunk clearly took that advice to heart.Reinterpreting songs so well known to the audience might be daunting to some, but Dumpstaphunk took it in perfect stride. It helps when you have a bassist as fluid and powerful as Nick Daniels III on hand to help bring Flea‘s insane bass lines to life. Guitarists Tony Hall and Ian Neville nailed John Frusciante‘s slinky leads. Frontman Ivan Neville did his level best Anthony Keidis impersonation but, as he jokingly noted during a song break…”These songs have a lot of words man.” He might not have been up to speed rapping lyrics as adeptly as Keidis, but the groove was definitely in the Peppers spirit!Dumpstaphunk covered eight Chili Peppers tunes…”Give It Away,” “My Lovely Man,” “Mellowship In Slinky B Major,” “Righteous & The Wicked,” “Suck My Kiss,” “Funky Monk,” “If You Have To Ask” and“Power Of Equality” for a wildly excited Wanee crowd. In a weekend that already saw Roosevelt Collier drop a stellar tribute to Jimi Hendrix on night one, Dumpsta knew the bar was set high and they cleared that hurdle with plenty of room to spare with their set. You can check out the full-length videos below. Enjoy!“Give It Away”“Power Of Equality”“Righteous & The Wicked”“Funky Monk”
US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and IBM Friday celebrated the overwhelming Senate approval of patent reform legislation as one of the country’s first steps toward modernizing the USpatent system which is essential to protecting inventors, preserving American innovation leadership and generating economic growth. The bill passed this week, 95 to 5, with a tidal wave of bipartisan support. If passed by the House and signed into law by President Obama, the America Invents Act would be the first comprehensive reform to the US Patent System in nearly 60 years.Patenting is increasingly important for protecting new innovations and helping a range of entities from entrepreneurs to large-to-medium-size companies to bring ideas to fruition and job creation.Senator Leahy said, ”A patent system developed for a 1952 economy — before the Internet, space flight, smart phones, computers, photocopiers, even before the IBM Selectric typewriter — needs an update for 21st Century opportunities and challenges.’ Leahy, chief sponsor of the bill and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee which handled it, continued, ‘These reforms are a catalyst for creativity and for the jobs that go hand-in-hand with innovation. We are keeping faith with the constitutional imperative of encouraging innovation and invention.’ Senator Leahy also recognized the contributions of IBM’s technical community which helped Vermont secure its first place rank across the country for per capita patenting in 2010. Of the 887 patents issued to Vermont residents last year, almost 600 were associated with IBM, accounting for two-thirds of Vermont’s patent production for 2010. Based on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data and 2010 U.S Census data, Vermont ranks first in per capita patenting with an output of 1.4175 patents per 1,000 population. ‘For 100 years, IBM has shown that innovation is the backbone of our business and, as the top U.S patent recipient for the past 18 years, we recognize that modernizing our nation’s patent system is essential to protecting inventors, preserving American innovation leadership and generating economic growth,” said Janette Bombardier, director and senior location executive for IBM’s Vermont Center of Excellence for Enterprise Operations. ‘Senator Leahy has been championing patent reform legislation since 2006. Without his leadership, we would not have achieved this historic milestone. We urge the House to move quickly and complete its work on patent reform legislation to stimulate innovation and bolster our nation’s competitiveness in the global economy.’ The America Invents Act will have an important impact on inventors in Vermont and across the country, by creating certainty for inventors, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes; providing much needed resources to the USPTO, and fostering efficiencies to help grow the U.S. economy. Key changes established by the legislation include:§ Providing the USPTO the resources it needs to more effectively manage its operations and begin to reduce the significant patent application backlog. Faster approval means economic growth because innovations can move into the market more quickly.§ Establishing a “first-inventor-to-file” system, which is a much more efficient way to determine which inventor receives a patent on an invention. This would align the US with the rest of the world, which is important for any businesses that must operate in the increasingly global economy. It also would help with the USPTO’s efforts to speed examination by taking advantage of work done by other patent offices.§ Offering third parties the opportunity to submit information relevant to the patent application to examiners with commentary. This strengthens patents by ensuring examiners have access to often difficult to access information and helps determine which aspects of a patent application are truly novel and deserving of a patent. IBM invests billions each year in research and development, and the vast majority of the company’s patents are filed in the U.S. In 2010, IBM inventors received a record-breaking total of 5,896 U.S. patents while becoming the first company ever issued more than 5,000 patents in a single year. IBM strongly supports S. 23, the America Invents Act, because it works for all members of the intellectual property community, bolsters our nation’s competitiveness in the global economy, and stimulates innovation.Source: Leah’s office. BURLINGTON, Vt. ‘ (FRIDAY, 11 March 2011)