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Destroyer combat systems training enhanced

first_img August 29, 2016 View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Equipment & technology With destroyer NUSHIP Hobart set to commence contractor sea trials next month before being delivered to the Royal Australian Navy next year, many of the growing number of the ship’s company have already undertaken AEGIS combat system training in the United States.Some of them were able to hone these skills onboard a US Navy AEGIS ship while the ship was alongside in Australia last month.At the invitation of US Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 31, Captain Charles Johnson, eight Hobart electronics technicians embarked USS Spruance in Darwin for a day of training. Having previously conducted AEGIS training in the US, the Hobart crew enjoyed a tour of the ship before Spruance personnel provided combat systems training in the operations room. Utilising tailored scenarios that displayed capabilities and functionality unique to the AEGIS Weapon System, the event enabled the Hobart sailors to consolidate their previous training in preparation for delivery of the first destroyer next year, affording them the opportunity to glean deeper combat system knowledge from their US counterparts.Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Hobart, Lieutenant Commander Peter Shirley rated the experience highly.“The benefits of this training opportunity and the chance to talk with experienced AEGIS technicians were immeasurable,” he said.“Our team was excited to learn from the US officers and sailors and have walked away with additional knowledge and skills that will immediately support the introduction of Hobart.” Opportunities for AEGIS experiential training with the US Navy are likely to become more frequent as the three Hobart class destroyers are transitioned into service and beyond. Destroyer combat systems training enhancedcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Destroyer combat systems training enhanced View post tag: NUSHIP Hobart Share this articlelast_img read more

Chargers impress as Caballero, Cifuentes and Arano shine

first_imgNeeding just one more victory to secure their spot in the JCC of Bayonne Indoor Flag Football Sr. Division “Championship” game, the (8-0) Chargers took on the (4-4) Bengals for a week 7 showdown. Starting quickly, the Chargers took a 14-0 lead as Kyle Arano (1 TD, 2 expts) and Aaliyana Cifuentes (1 TD) found the endzone. The Bengals cut the Chargers advantage to 14-6 as Mike Piscopo rumbled in from 10 yards out for a TD. Like a lava flow the Chargers’ offense got red hot and torched the court for 38 unanswered points as Alejandro Cifuentes (2 TDs, 4 expts), Christopher Caballero (3 TDs), and Kyle Arano (4 expts) helped the Chargers mount a 52-6 advantage. Unable to gain a foothold, the Bengals continued to make big plays from time to time with Chris Ballance, David Matos, Mariam Rasslan, and Anthony Baez giving it their all but they could not cash in. Finally with less than twenty seconds remaining Mike Piscopo notched his second TD of the bout but the die was cast as the Chargers rolled to a 52-12 win.last_img read more

ISDH: 6,900+ confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indiana

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By Jon Zimney – April 10, 2020 0 396 Google+ Twitter Facebook ISDH: 6,900+ confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indiana Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Health) The Indiana State Department of Health announced on Friday, April 10, that 568 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.That brings to 6,907 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.A total of 300 Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.Locally, the curve is beginning to flatten in St. Joseph County. That, from the latest statistics from local health department leaders. Confirmed COVID-19 cases are at 165 in St. Joseph County, 61 cases in Elkhart County, 31 cases in LaPorte County, 17 cases in Kosciusko County and 12 cases in Marshall County.To date, 35,040 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 32,133 on Friday.The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at Previous articleMichigan approved to begin food program for children following school closuresNext articleBBB reporting a new spin on the tech support scam Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Dollar General literacy grants will benefit Michiana

first_img Previous articleWalorski updates recent coronavirus moves in Washington and IndianaNext articleLatest COVID-19 numbers for Indiana Tommie Lee (“Dollar General,” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) Literacy programs in Indiana are about to benefit from a grant program by Dollar General.Non-profits around the state are receiving $143,000 in literacy grants. They will benefit summer, family and adult literacy programs in Indiana.The money represents part of the largest single-day grant announcement by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. $8.6 million was given to 970 non-profits across the country.La Casa de Amistad in South Bend, adult literacy in the South Bend Schools, The Elkhart County Boys & Girls Clubs, and Kosciusko Literacy Services are among those receiving funds WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp Dollar General literacy grants will benefit Michiana Google+ Google+ Pinterest By Tommie Lee – May 19, 2020 0 457 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

We Celebrate An Act of God’s Return to Broadway

first_img Related Shows An Act of God The Second Coming! An Act of God officially returns to Broadway on June 6. This time the show stars Sean Hayes as the Almighty; the comedy was written by God (stay with us) and has been transcribed by David Javerbaum, who also collaborated with the Holy Father on The Last Testament: A Memoir. Joe Mantello directs.To celebrate this most sacred of events at the Booth Theatre, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson” penned this sketch of the Great White Way’s holy trinity. Front and center is the Almighty Himself (as portrayed by Hayes), as well as David Josefsberg and James Gleason as Archangels Michael and Gabriel, respectively.Happy opening to the cast of An Act of God! Sending you all the Praise Hands emoji. © Justin “Squigs” Robertson About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

Vermont Yankee engineers believe they have found source of tritium leak

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,Vermont Yankee engineers and technicians have identified a likely source of a tritium leak at the Vernon nuclear power station, according to a statement from Yankee released last night. As noted by Yankee on Saturday, workers were successful in inserting a conduit into the Advanced Off Gas pipe tunnel from the AOG Building side of the tunnel. This allowed an inspection of the tunnel using a boroscope. The inspection found standing water in the tunnel. The water was tested and found to contain tritium in a concentration of  2,400,000 pCi/L. A level of 200,000 pCi/L is considered by the EPA as the maximum safe level in drinking water. On Sunday, workers shut off flow from a drain line associated with one of the plant s hydrogen recombiner units and began moving the standing water out of the tunnel to be processed through the normal radiological waste treatment systems. The drain line appears to be a likely source for the water found in the tunnel, according to Yankee. Work continues to determine if and where the water from the tunnel could have been getting into the groundwater, and to verify that there are no other potential sources of tritiated water entering the tunnel.Meanwhile, the shoring and bracing work at the AOG building excavation is being reviewed by engineers and vendor experts. Over the weekend, workers attempted to set the I-beam shoring piers around the perimeter of the excavation site. Due to interferences found while excavating for the pier holes, there is a need to make changes to the shoring plan and these changes are being worked on. The actual size of the excavation area might have to be modified from the original size in order to place the piers or to accommodate different shoring options. Erection of the enclosure building over the excavation site continues.While this investigation continues, Vermont Yankee states that no tritium levels found in any samples taken from drinking water wells or the adjacent Connecticut River. Outside experts and Yankee have agreed that tritium probably is seeping into the river, but at levels that are undetectable given the amount leaked and the volume of the river.For more details on the tritium investigation, the Vermont Department of Health has a thorough status report on the investigation at this web link:…(link is external)Also helpful is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission web page on tritium monitoring:…(link is external)Source: Entergy Vermont Yankee. 2.16.2010last_img read more

Kayaker Dies Paddling Linville Gorge

first_imgAn Atlanta man has drowned kayaking in Linville Gorge.Saturday night, William Halliburton, “Burton” Greer was found on the Linville River near the Pinch-In Trail on the western side of the gorge. The trail is located off Old North Carolina 105. WSOCTV reports that A team of about 50 emergency responders from multiple agencies worked nearly six hours in the dark to get to them. The difficulty of accessing the river in Linville Gorge makes rescue efforts a challenge.Greer’s kayak became lodged on a rock, just downstream from a Class IV rapid. A group of kayakers who found Greer attempted to resuscitate him but were too late. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to family, Greer knew WNC rivers well, reports the Citizen-Times.Usually a shallow river system, heavy rains bring kayakers from all over the region to challenge Linville Gorge’s rapids.This is the second kayaking death this year, following the passing of WNC kayaking legend, Maria Noakes.last_img read more

Pentagon moves about 1,600 Army troops into the Washington region

first_imgThe Pentagon has moved about 1,600 US Army troops into the Washington, D.C., region, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, after several nights of violent protests in the city.”Active duty elements are postured on military bases in the National Capitol Region but are not in Washington, D.C.,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement.He said the troops were on “heightened alert status” but “are not participating in defense support to civil authority operations.” Meanwhile, the Trump administration has floated the idea of taking control of Washington’s police department amid nationwide protests over police brutality, according to media reports on Tuesday.US President Donald Trump said in remarks in the White House Rose Garden on Monday he would deploy thousands of soldiers and law enforcement officers to halt violence in the US capital and threatened to do the same in other cities.”I think you heard the president yesterday that he wanted a show of force in D.C. and we know that they examined a lot of ways to do that,” Muriel Bowser, the city’s mayor, told reporters on Tuesday.Her office told reporters the Trump administration had floated the idea of federalizing the district’s 4,000-member police force, the Washington Post and the local NBC affiliate reported earlier. The district’s Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Washington, D.C. is among several US cities engulfed by protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in police custody in Minneapolis after an officer, who was later fired and charged with murder and manslaughter, pressed his knee onto Floyd’s neck for some nine minutes.Protesters outside the White House were forcibly pushed back and reported being tear-gassed by police on Monday before Trump walked to a nearby church.A White House spokesman said the US Park Police were reacting after the protesters ignored orders to clear the area. The US Park Police confirmed the statement and said smoke canisters and pepper balls were employed.Washington, D.C.’s special status means its 700,000 residents pay federal taxes but don’t have political representation in the US capitol, and local politicians have less control over law enforcement.US state governors are in control of the local national guard, but in Washington the guard reports to the president. The city is also home to dozens of federal agencies with their own active law enforcement.The protests come as millions of Americans are unemployed as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened 1.8 million and killed more than 105,000 people in the United StatesTopics :last_img read more

Dimitar Berbatov fears David Luiz has made ‘one too many’ mistakes at Arsenal

first_imgLuiz was sent off after giving away a penalty (Picture: Getty)Dimitar Berbatov believes David Luiz may have sealed his fate at Arsenal after a woeful display against Manchester City.Luiz replaced the injured Pablo Mari, but lasted just 25 minutes on the pitch before being sent off.The centre-back was guilty of a slew of costly mistakes in his short cameo and Manchester United legend Berbatov gave his reaction to the defensive horror show.‘In the other match – Man City v Arsenal – it was a bad day for David Luiz,’ Berbatov told Betfair. ADVERTISEMENT‘You can easily judge and criticise, and he probably deserves it in a way. You could argue and say he came off the bench and wasn’t ready, but that first mistake for the goal comes from underestimating the danger and he was too confident in thinking it would be easy to control.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When you make a mistake it plays on your mind and that can lead to other problems, which is exactly what happened to Luiz in giving away a penalty later in the game and getting a red card. ‘It’s sad to see because he has been a good defender but obviously something isn’t going right for him at the moment. Coral BarryThursday 18 Jun 2020 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Advertisement Arteta speaks out after Arsenal’s 3-0 loss to Man CityTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:04FullscreenArteta speaks out after Arsenal’s 3-0 loss to Man City is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Everybody has a bad game and makes mistakes, but maybe in his case it is now one too many.’City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal and the Gunners must now decide whether to extend Luiz’s contractArteta wants the 33-year-old to stay, but admitted there was reason Luiz started on the bench against City.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I don’t know what will happen with his contract,’ Arteta said‘I know what happened today. I know the way David reacted because I know him well, not only as a player but a person as well. ‘There was a reason why I didn’t select him from the start and he had to play because Pablo got injured. He’s always going to try and give you his best.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang apologises to Arsenal fans after Manchester City defeatMORE: Mikael Silvestre blasts Jamie Carragher for ‘spitting’ on Arsenal star David LuizFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Dimitar Berbatov fears David Luiz has made ‘one too many’ mistakes at Arsenallast_img read more

Worst house, best street sale lands a bargain

first_imgBuyers Adam and Laura Barbaro with one of the beneficiaries of the property, Tom Carter. Picture: Mark Cranitch.“This house belonged to my grandmother’s cousin,” Mr Carter said.“She passed away in 2010 but even when she lived here it looked like this.“I’ve been underneath but she never let anyone upstairs.”The other beneficiaries are a friend and a Catholic missionary society. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoAnd now 50 Deighton Rd looks like this. The street is now looking to the new owners of 22 Deighton Rd, to see what they turn it into.With no registered bidders, that property was passed in with a vendor bid of $1.45 million. Is this the worst house in Australia? It certainly is the cheapest in this part of Brisbane since 2016. Picture: Mark Cranitch.The boarded-up 405sq m property at 22 Deighton Rd in the tightly held suburb of Dutton Park was sold sight unseen for $665,000 to a Carina couple buying their first home.It was the cheapest house sale in three years for the inner city suburb according to CoreLogic property data. More than 60 people crowded around a skip and a caravan which were set up outside 22 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park. Picture: Mark Cranitch.The rain eased only when Mr O’Kelly raised his wooden gavel to announce the property was on the market at $657,000.A further six bids were made before the property sold for $665,000, well below the suburb’s median house price of $1.028 million.The land alone has been valued by the State Government at $700,000.“It was definitely nerve-racking knowing how much there is to do with it,” Adam Barbaro said after securing the winning bid with his wife Laura.“What do they say, you buy the worst house in the best street? It’s a good street and if we can work hard and put some value into, that’s our way to get a leg up in the market isn’t it?”While the property was a bargain for the buyers, it has also become a gift for three beneficiaries including Woolloongabba resident Tom Carter who was present at the auction. Public Trustee auctioneer Simon O’Kelly almost lost his voice in the rain, trying to get the best price for the worst house in a million dollar suburb. Pic: Mark Cranitch.After a long pause to start, Public Trustee auctioneer Simon O’Kelly suggested $600,000, then a bidder called out $400,000, which was left ‘in the pocket’ until another bid of $550,000 started the auction.Of the 26 bids, almost half were jumps of $1000 or $2000 each. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< Buyers Adam and Laura Barbaro are smiling but they’ve got their work cut out, turning this dilapidated circa 1920 house into a home. Picture: Mark Cranitch.A DERELICT inner city property, vying for the title of Australia’s worst house, sold for less than its land value yesterday after a gruelling auction in the rain that saw 26 bids in 13 minutes.center_img The Public Trustee of Queensland took 22 Deighton Rd to auction with 10 registered bidders among more than 60 standing in heavy rain on the footpath. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN DUTTON PARK Just half an hour earlier on the same street, a property previously dubbed “Australia’s worst house” also went to auction. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Just down the road, 50 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park used to look like this.In 2015, the knockdown pre-war building at 50 Deighton Rd, was bought for $668,000 and then demolished to make way for a brand new five-bedroom house.last_img read more