February 17, 2011 View post tag: Navy Lockheed has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services in support of the US Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 undersea warfare system.The $13.4m contract is a modification to a previously awarded contract by the US Navy for work on the warfare system.The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship combat system with capabilities that can be used to search, detect, classify, localise and track undersea contacts.The undersea warfare system is also capable of engaging and evading submarines, mine-like small objects, and torpedo threats.Work will be carried out at the company’s facilities in New York, Rhodes Island and Virginia, US, and is expected to be complete by September 2011.The US Naval Sea Systems Command will be the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: Lockheed, February 17, 2011; View post tag: Lockheed View post tag: Warfare View post tag: engineering Share this article USA: Lockheed to Provide Engineering Services for US Navy Undersea Warfare System Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Lockheed to Provide Engineering Services for US Navy Undersea Warfare System View post tag: system View post tag: Provide Equipment & technology View post tag: US View post tag: Undersea View post tag: services
Dear Friend,The 2016 legislative session is here and I would like your feedback on several important issues.I am committed to keeping the momentum going this session as we work toward developing a responsible, comprehensive andsustainable plan to maintain and improve our transportation infrastructure. As the Crossroads of America, our roads and bridges play a key role in our state’s economy.I will also continue to address new rules set by the Higher Learning Commission, which threaten to undermine how dual-credit courses are handled in Indiana. We want to continue to offer college credit classes to high school students so that they have all the opportunities for growth available to them.To best represent our community, I encourage you to click here to take my online survey and feel free to provide your comments as well. Your thoughts and opinions matter, and I look forward to hearing from you.Sincerely,State Rep. Wendy McNamaraFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
It is hard to believe that Phil Lesh‘s hometown venue, Terrapin Crossroads, is already coming up on its 5th anniversary. Since opening, the San Rafael venue has hosted some epic performances from musicians across the spectrum. The anniversary shows will follow suit, as the elder statesman will invite some very special friends along to ring in the celebration.On Monday, March 6th, Lesh will be joined by the Terrapin Family Band, which will be a free show. March 7th, the venue will host a free Terrapin Trivia Night in the Living Room that will see Phil and Team Terrapin ask questions about the venue and it’s history. Thunder & Lightning, featuring Phil, Stu Allen, Scott Law, Alex Koford and Scott Guberman will play a ticketed show in the Grate Room following Trivia Night.On March 8th, Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang will welcome a bevy of special guests to include Lesh, Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools, Jason Crosby, Barry Sless, Cass McCombs, Mark Levy and more will perform in the Grate Room.March 9th will be a classic Phil Lesh & Friends show with Sless, Crosby, and Levy, joined by Chris Robinson on vocals. Bringing the celebration to a close will be a Phil & The Family Band set on March 10th on the Terrapin Backyard stage. The final performance will be a free Songs To Fill The Air set.For tickets and additional information, check out the Terrapin Crossroads website.[cover photo courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein – video courtesy of Samwise Gamgee][H/T JamBase]
S&P: Water availability a growing threat for many U.S. coal-fired power plants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Many of the nation’s coal-fired power plants, often heavy consumers of water resources, are located in areas projected to soon face water stress due to climate change. Water stress occurs when humanity’s competition for water exceeds the rate at which nature can replenish its stocks.Based on an analysis of data from S&P Global Market Intelligence and the Water Resources Institute, power generators in Texas, Indiana, Illinois, Wyoming and Michigan operate about 37.1 GW of coal-fired generation capacity in areas projected to face medium-high to extremely-high water stress due to climate change in 2030. And those five states are home to more than one-third of the 98.2 GW of coal capacity analyzed that fall into those upper-risk categories.Thus, an aging coal-fired fleet already retiring en masse due to the economic challenges of competing with renewable energy and natural gas-fired generation may come under even more intense pressure due to competition for limited water resources.Earlier this year, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. CEO Duane Highley announced the company would be closing its remaining coal-fired power plants in New Mexico and Colorado as the company shifts to the use of more renewable energy. “I’ll say it presents an enormous opportunity for all of us, as we think about it,” Highley said. “When you look at a typical coal facility, it uses an enormous volume of water, and the fact that that will be liberated and available for other reuse is going to be significant.”About 98.2 GW, or 44.6%, of the operating coal-fired capacity in the lower 48 states is located in regions expected to face medium-high to extremely-high water stress by the end of the decade. Of the 25.1 GW of coal-fired plants that have regulatory approval to retire, about 62% is in areas projected to face medium-high to extremely-high water stress in 2030.Many U.S. coal-fired plants are already struggling to compete with other forms of generation. As water becomes scarce, disputes around the resource are likely to increasingly factor into energy infrastructure decision making, said Joe Smyth, a research and communications manager with the Energy Policy Institute who authored a July 2020 report examining coal and water conflicts in the American West. “This is just one more sort of factor that may help push them to make those decisions in favor of closing coal plants and pursue renewables,” Smyth said.[Taylor Kuykendall and Esther Whieldon]More ($): Rising water stress risk threatens US coal plants, largely clustered in 5 states
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions have been learning a lot about their capacity to lend during the coronavirus pandemic, and we’re not talking about just liquidity.As members were thrown out of work or saw their income otherwise plummet, their financial cooperatives responded with low-interest loans, forgiving terms, and flexibility in getting the deals done even while members and staff alike were often stuck at home.That commitment extended to beyond just existing members, as many credit unions stepped up to help non-members apply for job-saving Paycheck Protection Program loans that were dispensed by the hundreds of billions across the country.This week, cooperatives from Oregon, Nevada, Kansas, Indiana, and Ohio share what they’ve learned about themselves and lending as a critical member service along the way. continue reading »
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Fidel Agcaoili, chairperson of NDFP’snegotiating panel, said in a statement the rebels only defended themselves whenthey ambushed the policemen. Aside from Tubungan town, another attack occurred in Bicol, the same dayPresident Rodrigo Duterte approved the ceasefire recommended, which will lastsuntil Jan. 7, 2020.“These were defensive actions by the NPA units involved in the face of armedattacks and sustained military operations by the AFP (Armed Forces of thePhilippines) and the PNP *(Philippine National Police) as attested to inseparate statements issued by the Romulo Jallores Command, New People’s Army,Bicol, and the Napoleon Tumagtang Command, New People’s Army, Southern Panay,”the NDFP said.“The statements belie the malicious charges in the press releases earlierissued by the concerned units of the AFP and PNP on the incidents,” it added.According to Agcaoili, the NDFP has yet to receive copies of the SOMO(Suspension of Military Operations) and SOPO (Suspension of Police Operations)to be issued by the military and the police.Police forces in Western Visayas decried the attack on policemen at the villageof Singon in Tubungan, which was claimed to be done by the New People’s Army(NPA). Two policemen, who were on their way home after operations against the rebels,suffered minor injuries following the NPA ambush.The government and the Communist Party of the Philippines have declared 15-dayceasefire for the holiday season and have recently gave life to a possibleresumption of peace talks./PN MANILA – The National Democratic Frontof the Philippines (NDFP) insisted it did not violate the Christmas ceasefirebetween the rebels and the government amid the reported encounter in Tubungan, Iloilolast Dec. 23.
Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis beat Lawrenceburg High School 4-1.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 6-0, 6-1 vs. Matthew Ansley#2 Singles Brant Ertel 6-0, 6-1 vs. Jack Powell#3 Singles Landen Wuestefeld 4-6, 1-6 vs. Logan Rohrer#1 Doubles Kurt Oetzel & Lonnie Schwartz 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 vs. Haiden Rowlett & Paddrick Libbert#2 Doubles Will Wade & Evan McMillin 6-1, 6-1 vs. Harry Hanneken & Logan BrunerCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.
Our Sports ReporterGuwahati: The CBSE Cluster-1 (East Zone) Under 17 & 19 Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament 2018-19, kicked off today at Miles Bronson Residential School (MBRS), Borjhar.The inauguration ceremony of the tournament was graced by P. I. Sabu, Regional Director, CBSE, Guwahati as the Chief Guest.A total of 30 CBSE schools encompassing the NE, including the host MBRS have participated in the tournament out of which 19 are U-19 boys and 12 are U-19 girls teams. However in U-17 Boys and Girls categories, there are 15 and 13 teams respectively.Dr. N. K. Dutta, the Founder and Principal of the host school MBRS, extended a warm welcome to all the participating CBSE schools encompassing the entire NE region to MBRS.The Chief Guest P. I. Sabu, Regional Director, CBSE, Guwahati in his address extended greetings and good-luck to all the participants and made a clarion call to all to maintain a congenial atmosphere throughout the tournament and to build a splendid camaraderie to fulfil the real cause of organizing this Cluster matches. Sabu also declared the opening of the tournament.
Preparing for his senior season, Scott Firman knew a potential position change could happen. The lone returning starter from the defense, Nick Mellen, had just undergone surgery and his status for fall ball remained unclear.Firman, who’s been a long stick midfielder for the past three years, started dabbling with a possible switch to close defense during the summer.When fall came around, Mellen was not ready. Given the inexperience on the backline, Syracuse assistant coach Lelan Rogers wanted to move a veteran player to play defense to patch up the hole. Firman’s skills as a long stick midfielder and previous experience playing close defense in high school made him the best candidate for the job.“If you can play both, it’s really going to get you on the field a lot quicker,” Rogers said. “Scott’s a kid who can play both up top and down low.”Firman has been an anchor for No. 6 Syracuse (1-0) on the defensive side of the field since his freshman year in 2014. The senior had spent three years as the long stick midfielder, a position he has been most comfortable playing. But with two close defensemen now graduated and Mellen out with injury, Firman will play close defense for SU this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt started with 1-on-1 and 6-on-6 drills in practice. In the former, Firman would work on technique. Each day, Rogers had a new tip or a note for Firman to improve on — whether it be spacing or proper footwork. During the latter, he would be able to see the full field and improve communication down low.The transition came with a degree of difficulty. The main difference was learning to deal with attackmen who’d run behind the net, something Firman wasn’t used to when guarding midfielders.When Firman played close defense in high school, it was because he was one of the best athletes on the team. Now, he needed to learn the fundamentals.“(At Syracuse) it’s more of a ‘We’re going to put you down here,’” Firman said, “’but you’ve got to learn everything in terms of technique and team defense.’”Jamie Archer, Firman’s high school coach, says speed and pushing transition are intangibles crucial to being a long stick midfielder. And to Archer, Firman had that.But at close defense, Firman has to get to the goal line and turn his hips to keep the opposition behind. The angle is completely different and there is more lateral movement. Up top as a long stick midfielder, it’s more turning his hips and sprinting, staying with the midfielder. Close defense also leaves room to recover from a quick slip up.“Behind goal if they beat you initially,” Archer said, “you can recover a little more because they’re behind the goal most of the time.”In Syracuse’s season opener against Siena on Saturday, Firman made his first career start. He had played regularly for three years prior, appearing in 46 games. He picked up four ground balls in SU’s 19-6 win. In only one game, he already has 12 percent of his total ground ball total in 17 games last year.There was some miscommunication in the first game, including a three-goal first quarter. The defense then buckled down, allowing only three goals in as many quarters the rest of the way.“The great ones, of which Scotty is, can adjust quickly,” Rogers said.When Mellen returns to action, Firman may play both long stick and pole, depending on the opposition. With quicker and faster attackmen, Firman will likely stay down low. But with quick midfielders, Firman will move back up to his natural position.Despite the position change, Firman has been a steady constant from preseason to now. He will likely match up on the team’s No. 1 attacker since the other two starters, Tyson Bomberry and Marcus Cunningham, have made a combined 16 appearances in college.“Switching positions from long stick middie done to close and back and forth like that,” senior attack and high school teammate Jordan Evans said, “that’s one of the hardest things you can do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco