Saab contracts Polish yard for Swedish Navy SIGINT vessel

first_img Authorities Saab contracts Polish yard for Swedish Navy SIGINT vessel work View post tag: Swedish Navy View post tag: Nauta Shiprepair Yard April 26, 2017 View post tag: SIGINTcenter_img Polish Nauta Shiprepair Yard, a part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), will build the ship platform for the Swedish Navy’s special purpose Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) vessel.Earlier this month, Saab announced a SEK730 million (approx. $80.6M) contract with the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for design, construction and delivery of a special purpose ship.The Swedish company now announced that the ship platform will be constructed, launched and tested at the Polish shipyard Nauta in Gdynia. The ship will then sail to Saab’s shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden for fitting of the signal intelligence equipment and final sea acceptance test (SAT).Saab added that the contract is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Saab and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), the biggest Polish defence company, which was signed in October 2016.“I am very pleased how we have turned the initial intentions in the MoU into a tangible business with PGZ. Special purpose ships of this kind require both high availability and reliability. In Nauta we have found a partner who can contribute in delivering a modern solution to our customer,” said Gunnar Wieslander, head of Saab business area Kockums.“For the Nauta Shiprepair Yard participation in construction of this ship will represent an opportunity for further dynamic growth by increasing our shipbuilding portfolio, not only on the domestic arena. As Nauta we have access to a skilled workforce, needed infrastructure and have accumulated long term experience in maritime projects,” Slawomir Latos, the chairman of the Nauta Shiprepair Yard, commented. Back to overview,Home naval-today Saab contracts Polish yard for Swedish Navy SIGINT vessel work View post tag: Saab Share this articlelast_img read more

USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap on June 1 to start a regularly scheduled deployment.The aircraft carrier is joined by destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) who departed Naval Station Everett on the same day.While many speculate the deployment is in response to events in the South China Sea and North Korean missile tests, the U.S. Navy said this was a previously planned, routine deployment and was not in response to any specific incident or regional event.“This deployment is the culmination of months of intensive training and preparations,” said Rear Adm. Bill Byrne Jr., commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11. “The Nimitz Strike Group stands ready to respond to a wide variety of contingencies, be that a humanitarian disaster or a regional incident. We’re honored to be in this position to answer the nation’s call to duty.”Nimitz, the flagship of the strike group, Kidd and Shoup will make a brief stop at Naval Air Station North Island to meet up with the other ships and units of the strike group.Strike Group units have spent most of the past seven months underway preparing for deployment. Nimitz participated in a series of pre-deployment inspections and training evolutions, including Board of Inspection and Survey and a Composite Training Unit Exercise that certified them ready for deployment.USS Shoup and USS Kidd are part of Destroyer Squadron 9 which also consists of San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard and USS Pinckney and the San Diego-based Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton.The Nimitz Strike Group last deployed in 2013. Since then, Nimitz hosted the first aircraft carrier landings of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in 2014 and completed a 20-month extended planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, which completed in October 2016. June 2, 2017center_img View post tag: USS Nimitz Share this article View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

Tower Bakery agrees deal to supply local Tesco stores

first_imgPerth-based Tower Bakery has agreed a deal to supply Tesco with traditional Scottish bakery treats.The company is now supplying direct to a selection of Tesco stores across Perth, Dundee and Dunfermline.Shoppers will be able to buy Tower Bakery rolls, butteries, scones, crumpets, potato scones, soda farls, iced doughrings, fudge custard doughnuts and yum yums.Craig Chalmers, Tesco’s local buying manager, said: “Tesco stores are a big part of their local communities – as are local, family-run businesses.“More customers are now looking for local, traditional products and want to buy products from a company that has a rich heritage and a good story. Many Tesco customers across Perth, Dundee and Dunfermline will already be aware of the Tower Bakery brand and we hope that these customers will pick up some Tower Bakery products as part of their shop.”There are 10 Tower Bakery shops across Clackmannanshire, Perth, Crieff, Coupar Angus and Alyth, owned by the McKinnon family. The craft bakery uses traditional methods and products are made by hand.Denise McKinnon said: “We’re very excited to be working with Tesco. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us and for the brand.“When we get a Tesco order in, we’ll bake what’s required and when it has cooled, it will go straight out to the store.”As we reported this week, Tower Bakery won £10,000 worth of equipment in a recent competition run by Dawn Foods and Mono Equipment.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s welcomes senior dads to campus

first_imgThis weekend, Saint Mary’s will welcome men from all over the country as fathers arrive on campus for Senior Dads Weekend, a three-day long event that encourages fathers to reconnect with their daughters through both organized and informal activities. Senior Sarah Huser said she is looking forward to sharing her college experience with her father for a few days. “It’s not something most college students get to do. I feel like the Saint Mary’s community extends beyond the student body and the professors;, it encompasses each person’s family,” she said. “I’m excited to let him experience first-hand why I love Saint Mary’s so much.” Senior and Elkhart native Mara Scott said she plans to give her father a personal tour of campus as well, even though she sees her parents about once a week. “It’ll be fun to show him around and literally walk through my daily schedule with him,” Scott said. “He’s not as involved in my college life so it’s nice to involve him in it on my own terms.” Scott said she is also interested to meet the male role models who have influenced her peers. “I’m so used to talking with my friends’ moms and having them talk to my mom, but I haven’t even met most of my friends’ dads. I’m not sure what to expect. It will be a good environment because we’re doing manly things, like the beer tasting,” Scott said. “I plan on tailgating and then going to a screening of the football game in Vander Vennet Theatre.” Senior Maggie Galvin said her father hasn’t visited Saint Mary’s since her older sister’s graduation two years ago. “I seriously just got off the phone with him about [this weekend],” Galvin said. “He loves spending quality time with me. I’m definitely daddy’s little girl.” The weekend’s official events include evening entertainment in Noble Family Dining Hall, “The Secret Garden,” a game watch and a Mass. “I’m pumped for the beer garden,” Galvin said. “I think my goal of the weekend is to make my dad feel like he’s back at school and living it up with his frat.” Scott said she is most enthusiastic about the hypnotist featured in the Dining Hall Friday night. “I’m hoping it’s the one that they’ve had at ND. I’ve been to three shows over there and it seems so fun and unusual,” she said. “I want my dad to be hypnotized!” In comparison with her Moms Weekend experience, senior Nicole DeRoche said she anticipates a more laid-back, “carefree” weekend with her father. “I would probably shop with my mom, whereas my dad and I will most likely go to the Football Hall of Fame, out to eat and then out to bars,” DeRoche said. “My dad’s a Notre Dame alum, and he’s eager to return to his old stomping ground and show me where he used to party.” While Senior Dads Weekend is a privilege for Saint Mary’s students, it also marks the beginning of the end of their time at the College. “It’s one of the things that I’ve looked forward to since freshman year,” Galvin said. “So it’s almost surreal for both me and my parents for me to be in my last year of school. When I started college [my dad] told me it was just going to fly by and here I am … approaching an event that already marks the end of it.” Huser said her father is apprehensive about her impending graduation. “Honestly, the weekend is probably more important to him than it is to me. I’m excited about being a senior and he isn’t,” Huser said. “I’m moving out of the house officially in six months and as much as he respects the person who I have become, there’s no doubt he’s missing the little girl who always ran up to him in the driveway when he pulled in on his truck.” For DeRoche, this weekend represents a unique father-daughter bonding experience. “We’ll definitely be having a lot of ‘what’s happening next’ conversations,” DeRoche said. “It’s a special time for my father because it will probably be the last organized event we’ll ever do together, besides the father-daughter dance at marriage.” Contact Rebecca O’Neil at [email protected]last_img read more

UVM Extension Employees Win Communication Awards

first_imgThe National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA) recently recognized several University of Vermont Extension employees for excellence in communication.Larry Myott, Maple Specialist, Burlington Extension Office, was named National Winner for the newsletter “Maple Mainline”, distributed to Vermont sugarmakers and related industries twice yearly. Myott was also recognized as a Northeast United States regional finalist for personal news column, and website publication. Dr. Betsy Greene, Equine Specialist, UVM campus, was recognized as a Northeast United States regional finalist for direct promotional mailing, and Rick LeVitre, Dairy Management Specialist, Rutland Extension Office, was recognized as a National Finalist for a video/television program (Across the Fence).Award winners will be honored at the NACAA Annual Meeting, Green Bay, WI, July 13 – 17, 2003.Jeff Carter, Nutrient Management Specialist, Middlebury Extension Office, was selected by NACAA as one of four individuals nationally to receive training at the NASA Space Dynamics facility in Logan, Utah on Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to enhance agricultural sustainability.last_img read more

Inter-American Air Forces Academy Welcomes Partner Nations

first_imgBy Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo June 12, 2019 The U.S. Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) hosted an event for military officers and delegates from Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay. The nations took part in the IV Western Hemisphere Exchange Symposium (WHES IV) in San Antonio, Texas, on May 20-24, 2019. The yearly symposium gathers nations of the hemisphere to exchange information and experiences on disaster relief and humanitarian assistance operations, counternarcotics operations, and air and maritime strategies. “We are here fundamentally about education and training, on IAAFA’s mission. We work to solve our challenges, our problems, to share perspectives, knowledge, ideas, and to make a difference for our people across this hemisphere,” said U.S. Air Force Major General Mark E. Weatherington, Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The symposium is an open forum for regional high commanders to present their progress and challenges, with organized crime as a common issue. “The U.S. initiative enables us to [figure out] what is happening to us, our problems, and also to meet in person, so that we can work in a combined way,” Brigadier General Javier Rene Barrientos Alvarado, commander of the Honduran Air Force, told Diálogo. “It’s a great opportunity for all countries to cooperate and operate with better outcomes.” In the case of El Salvador, narcotrafficking and gangs cause unrest among the population. “That gang-narcotrafficking combination causes grief and death to families and countries threatened by these scourges,” said Army Colonel Carlos Alberto Tejada Murcia, head of the Salvadoran Armed Forces’ Engineering Command. “One of the Salvadoran gangs, the so-called MS-13 [Mara Salvatrucha], has the scope of a transnational criminal organization.” For four days, the officers presented the most efficient ways to confront common threats. Experiences and information shared helped attendees to find specific solutions to local problems. “Honduras was one of the most violent countries in the world,” Gen. Barrientos told Diálogo. “We did a deep restructuring and purge of the National Police and Armed Forces to strengthen both institutions.” “The changes implemented in our country in the last six years have worked,” Army Colonel Hugo Lorenzo Coca Cantarero, Operations deputy director of the Honduran Armed Forces, told Diálogo. “In 2012 we had 86 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, and we have now reduced it by 50 percent.” In 2018, the average murder rate went down to 40 per 100,000 inhabitants, after authorities fired 4,000 corrupt police agents, increased education, training, and wages, and hired new personnel in security institutions, the Inter-American Development Bank indicated in its report How Did Honduras Cut its Homicide Rate by Half The goal now is to train and certify 23,000 new agents by 2023, the report said. Guatemala’s initial solution was a considerable investment to improve the Armed Forces’ capabilities. “We bought planes, recovered helicopters, optimized 3D radar systems for airspace surveillance, and conducted a combined, comprehensive effort to counter transnational crime,” Brigadier General Timo Hernández Duarte, commander of the Guatemalan Air Force, told Diálogo. The rule of law is under constant attack from traffickers and other criminals. “They control sections of towns and cities, bribing government officials, murdering judges and police officers, as well as friends and partners of ours, and common citizens,” U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, U.S. Southern Command deputy commanding general, said at the meeting. “[For] the U.S. Southern Command, the competition is deadly; many of you take part in it on everyday, and it destroys tens of thousands of lives in our neighborhood every year. It’s a competition [where] we all participate actively,” said Gen. Barrientos. “We have to work together; we must trust each other so that we can conduct better operations,” he concluded.last_img read more

Roche to give flu drug to WHO to fight pandemic

first_img CDC information on neuraminidase inhibitors Movement of people in and out of the area would be effectively restricted. WHO news release Roche news release “If the first signs of improved transmissibility are picked up quickly, there is a chance that rapid intervention, involving mass prophylactic administration of antiviral drugs, might contain the pandemic at its source or at least delay international spread, gaining time to intensify preparedness,” the agency said. The first viruses that show an ability to sustain transmission among humans would not yet be highly contagious. The 30 million doses will be used to build up an international stockpile of antivirals, the WHO said in announcing the gift today. The first 1 million treatment courses (10 million capsules) will be ready early in 2006, with the rest expected before mid-2006. Earlier this month, the WHO said it had enough oseltamivir to treat 120,000 people. The company said it has received orders for oseltamivir from about 30 countries in the past few months, as governments have begun building their own stockpiles. Countries aiming to buy enough of the drug to cover 20% to 40% of their people include France, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Recent news reports said the US government has stockpiled enough oseltamivir to treat about 2.3 million people. “Right now, many countries are creating their own stockpiles of antivirals,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Lee Jong-Wook, as quoted in the WHO announcement. “However poor countries simply cannot afford to do this. If a flu pandemic were to emerge in a poor country for example, these drugs could be flown quickly to the center of a potential pandemic. We urge other countries to help us build up the international stockpile.” Roche CEO William M. Burns said the production lead time for the drug is about 12 months. The company doubled its production capacity last year and this year, and it plans to increase it further in 2006, he said. Aug 24, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Swiss drug company Roche has pledged to give the World Health Organization (WHO) enough doses of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat 3 million people, in the hope that it could help to stave off or delay an influenza pandemic. The emergence of such viruses would have to be limited to a small geographical area.center_img Antiviral drugs would be rapidly mobilized from the stockpile and administered to a large enough share of the affected population. “While mass intervention with antiviral drugs has no guarantee of success, it nonetheless needs to be undertaken as it represents one of the few preventive options for an event with predictably severe consequences for every country in the world,” the WHO said. “Once the virus has become fully contagious, its spread to all parts of the world is considered unstoppable.” “Oseltamivir could help to reduce illness and death, and when combined with other measures, could potentially contain an emerging pandemic virus or slow its national and international spread,” the WHO said. “If it reaches the site of an outbreak quickly, an antiviral stockpile could especially help people in poorer countries.” A Roche news release said oseltamivir is likely to be effective against any mutating strain of the H5N1 virus. See also: Oseltamivir is one of the two flu drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, the other being zanamivir (Relenza). Of the two, only oseltamivir is approved for prevention (as well as treatment) of flu and for use in children younger than 7 years (and older than 1 year). Both drugs reduce flu severity if treatment is begun within 48 hours after symptoms appear, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The drug “would be dispatched to people in greatest need at the site of an emerging influenza pandemic,” the agency said today. The announcement comes amid growing concern that the H5N1 avian flu virus in Asia may evolve into a humanly contagious form at any time, triggering a pandemic. The first clusters of human cases caused by the virus would have to be rapidly detected and reported. Officials said the following specific conditions would be required: Disease experts have warned that stopping a budding pandemic would be extremely difficult at best. The WHO noted that such a thing has never been tried before and said success would depend on meeting tough conditions.last_img read more

Unai Emery told to sell three Arsenal players in summer clear-out

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 18 Jun 2019 4:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link442Shares Lucas Torreira has been linked with a return to Italy (Picture: Getty)‘Who can they get out of the door? If you can get the right offer for Mesut Ozil you’d sell. Mkhitaryan can go and you want to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.‘Torreira seems to be interested in going back to Italy. If you can get the right money: take it.’Arsenal have been linked with moves for Ryan Fraser, Alexis Claude-Maurice, Gabriel Martinelli, Yannick Carrasco and David Neres this summer.Emery’s side kick-start their 2019-2020 Premier League campaign with a trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Unai Emery has been told to sell three Arsenal players (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has urged Unai Emery to sell three Arsenal players before bolstering his defensive options in the summer transfer window.The Gunners suffered a dismal run of form towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign to fall out of the top-four in the Premier League.Having also lost to London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final, Arsenal will again be absent from the Champions League next term.Emery is keen to bolster his defensive options during the summer transfer window and Nicholas says he should also be looking to sell some of his current players.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityThe Gunners hero has identified Mesut Ozil, Lucas Torreira and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as players who should be sold if the right offer is on the table.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe told Sky Sports: ‘We’re being slow again in the market. The manager has identified plenty of options. Defensively is the key area.‘I just hope we don’t delay these deals. Arsenal need to get into the market. We can’t afford someone like Aaron Wan-Bissaka but we need a whole new defence really.‘We need three defenders to come in which will cost £60-£70m. Unai Emery told to sell three Arsenal players in summer clear-outlast_img read more

Barcelona prepare ambitious Coutinho – Kante swap deal

first_imgThe idea suggested in Mundo Deportivo today is certainly that. They connect the dots between Barcelona’s talks with Chelsea over Philippe Coutinho and the possibility that N’Golo Kante will be on the market this summer to suggest a deal involving the two.Kante apparently provides the physical presence that Barca are looking for, and is a midfielder “with legs” to play alongside their more technical stars. Loading… Barcelona are in a pretty desperate situation right now, especially upstairs, and while they need more than a few transfers to sort out the mess they’re in, it would be a valuable boost to the club to pull off something impressive.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Read Also: Video: Iranian child offers himself to Barcelona as ‘new’ MessiIt’s a deal that seems way too difficult to be realistic, but the paper insists that with Coutinho keen to come back to the Premier League and Chelsea willing to offers once they reach a certain value, a deal can be done.Certainly the appearance of managing to go from one to the other would be a PR win for Barcelona, and might not be well received by Chelsea fans.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Silva opens up on why he opted for Real Sociedad

first_img The former Valencia playmaker is now hoping to win titles in San Sebastian and celebrate them with the club’s fans. “I want to send a message to all Real fans, I’m very happy to have signed for this great club and hopefully we can win titles and celebrate them together,” Silva told La Real’s website.“I have had quite a few offers, but I decided to join La Real because it is a club that is doing things very well and the style of play suits my game.“I already know San Sebastian from when I was at Eibar a long time ago, and it’s a beautiful and quiet area, my family has played a role in this decision.”Real Sociedad were one of La Liga Santander’s most potent attacking forces in 2019/20, and Silva is looking forward to being a part of that.“I saw a lot of LaLiga and the truth is that Real Sociedad played very well,” he added.“I have heard very good references for the coach and I think good things can be achieved.“We can play great football, which for me is very important, it’s a beautiful and exciting challenge,”Silva played for Valencia against La Real on multiple occasions and he has called upon fond memories of the Estadio Anoeta. Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Best Cars Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad Guys7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Read Also: Mbappe dreams all-French Champions League final“I remember that the Anoeta’s pitch was always spectacular and the atmosphere has improved a lot without the running track,” he declared.“I’m looking forward to seeing it.“However, for now a little rest is good for the mind and my batteries will be recharged.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img David Silva has opened up why he opted to join Real Sociedad on Monday evening, much to the chagrin of Lazio after the La Liga outfit completed a coup in securing the Spaniard on free transfer. The Basque club made a move in the market that will help mitigate the loss of Martin Odegaard, who has returned to Real Madrid after his loan spell, and it says a lot that Silva was still a regular starter for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City right until the end of his time there.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more