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US Navy awards Austal, Lockheed LCS contracts

first_img April 1, 2016 US Navy awards Austal, Lockheed LCS contracts View post tag: Lockheed Martin Share this article Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy awards Austal, Lockheed LCS contracts View post tag: Austal View post tag: US Navy The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal and Lockheed Martin $564 million contracts each for the construction of further littoral combat ships (LCS).Under the contract, Lockheed will be building ship number 25 while Austal is to deliver LCS 26 as the prime contractor.Lockheed Martin builds the Freedom-variant of littoral combat ships and Austal builds the Independence-variant.LCS 26 will be the eleventh Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships built by Austal as prime contractor, with the U.S. Navy exercising an option in addition to Austal’s existing 10-vessel block- buy contract.Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said: “It is pleasing to see the Navy’s ongoing confidence in Austal’s ability to produce these high quality vessels.“We are working hard to increase production efficiencies and reduce costs as the program matures and look forward to constructing the newly funded ship, which secures work at our US shipyard through to CY2021.”Both Lockheed and Austal have delivered three LCS so far.last_img read more

The Governor’s Week in Photos

first_imgimage006 2) Japan’s Largest Steel Producer Adding Operations in Shelby County // June 21, 2016. Governor Mike Pence and Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun join executives from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Japan’s largest steel producer, as the company announces plans to establish operations in Shelbyville, creating up to 70 new jobs by 2021.image003 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 3) Governor Pence Joins INDOT and State and Local Officials to Kick Off Construction on $92 Million in I-69 Improvements // June 22, 2016. Governor Mike Pence joins State Senator Jim Merritt and local leaders from Fishers, Noblesville and Pendleton to kick off construction on a $92 million project to modernize Interstate 69 in Hamilton and Madison counties.image005 image004center_img 4) Governor Pence Visits Fort Wayne’s Shepherd’s House // June 22, 2016. Governor Mike Pence visits and tour Shepherd’s House, a transitional living center for homeless veterans struggling with addiction, in Fort Wayne. There, he honors Lonnie and Barb Cox, the founders of Shepherd’s House, with a Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the state’s highest civilian honors.image007 5) Governor Hosts Mile With Mike at Capital Campout // June 24, 2016. Governor Mike Pence hosts a Mile with Mike event at the Department of Natural Resources’ Capital Campout at Fort Harrison State Park. The Capital Campout is one of more than a dozen outdoor camping experiences hosted by governors across the nation to promote outdoor recreation as part of Great Outdoors Month 2016.image009 1) Governor Pence Opens IHSAA Student Leadership Conference // June 21, 2016. Governor Mike Pence speaks to a crowd of student athletes from across the state at the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Student Leadership Conference at Plainfield High School about the value of leadership on and off the field.image001image002last_img read more


first_imgFuneral mass took place April 25 at St. Nicholas Church, Jersey City for Lorraine Katherine Brickwedel, 87, of North Bergen. She passed away peacefully on April 21. Lorraine was born in Hoboken and lived most her life in Union City before moving to North Bergen. She was a retired executive secretary. Lorraine was the daughter of the late Henry and Barbara Brickwedel; sister of Eleanor DeIanni and the late Thomas Carmody, Neil Carmody, Grace Rubino and Doris Zadroga. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home, Jersey City.last_img read more

There May Be An Allman Brothers Band Reunion For 2017 In The Works [Report]

first_imgEver since their final shows at the Beacon Theatre, fans have been pining for a reunion of The Allman Brothers Band. Now, according to bassist Oteil Burbridge, it seems that reunion may be closer than ever.According to an interview in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Burbridge said, “I think the original guys have been talking. We’ll see what happens.” He also talked about being open to reprising his role in the band, saying, “Oh, yeah, I’m always waiting for that call… Gregg (Allman) texted us not long ago, saying: ‘Hey, maybe we should start thinking about getting something together in 2017.’ I said: Hey, man, I’m here! Holler at me!’”When we spoke to Burbridge earlier this year, “There’s PLENTY of time left for an ABB tour. We’ll see what happens. I’m game for it. Playing in both bands in the same year would certainly be cool. Never think your best days are behind you.”Considering that Derek Trucks and Gregg Allman performed together just last night, it seems anything is possible. Then again, Trucks and Warren Haynes both pushed for the end of the ABB to work on their own projects, so perhaps a reformed Allman Brothers would have a different lineup from the one that toured throughout the 2000s. Only time will tell.last_img read more

Octave Cat Releases Killer New Live Album, ‘Live From The Simulation’

first_imgToday, Octave Cat—an electronic side project featuring Lotus’ bassist Jesse Miller, Dopapod‘s keyboardist Eli Winderman, and drummer Charlie Patierno—released a brand-new live album dubbed Live From The Simulation.Known for their infectious grooves, the fusion trio started in 2016 after Miller and Winderman realized they shared a mutual appreciation for vintage keyboards and analog synths. Since their inception, the band has sporadically released music, though 2018 has seen Octave Cat tour more extensively across the US, with long winter and spring runs already under their belt and a number of performances scheduled for this summer.Live From The Simulation was recorded over several nights during Octave Cat’s past tours this year. As Jesse Miller shared in a press release:We started Octave Cat as a studio project in the summer of 2016. Live shows were sporadic, wedged into rare weekends when our other projects were off. In the first few months of 2018, though, we had the chance to play 17 shows, and it really helped us tighten up our live sound and experiment with different ways grooves and improvisation methods.Live From The Simulation is a product of those times, with the album offering up a snapshot of the band’s current sounds as it continues to dial in with repeated performances. It offers a true sampling of the band’s abilities, showing the group’s penchant for tight improvisation and broad musical stylings, which range from more jazz-dance hybrids to heavier electronic tunes.The nine-track live album offers up three tracks from Octave Cat’s self-titled debut album, a rendition of the band’s new single “Precarious”, and the songs “Coins” and “Analog Improvisation”, which highlight the band’s more electronic side and feature Miller moving from the bass to the modular synth. Live From The Simulation also contains two covers: Nirvana‘s “Lithium” and Khruangbin‘s “Maria Tambien”. As Miller shared about the live album’s borrowed songs, “For covers, we look for material that is well-suited for trio voicing with strong melodies. … Nothing quite like having a crowd sing-along to a grunge anthem with a jazz trio.”You can listen to Octave Cat’s new live album, Live From The Simulation, below. You can also catch the band on the road, with their upcoming tour dates listed below. You can keep up with news and releases from Octave Cat here.<a href=””>Live from the Simulation by Octave Cat</a> Live from the Simulation Track List:1. TitTat2. Metropolis3. Expat4. Precarious5. Coins6. Lithium7. Maria Tambien8. Analog Improvisation9. Intl KleinView All TracksUpcoming Octave Cat Tour Dates:June 9 – Disc Jam – Stephentown, NYJune 28 – Beanstalk – Bond, COAug 4 – The Werk Out Festival – Thornville, OHAug 11 – Wild Woods – Croydon, NHAug 25 – Nightlights – Sherman, NYSept 7 – Valley Fusion Festival – Capon Valley, WVView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Fruition Shares Video For First Single, “Baby Let’s Go”, Off New ‘Fire’ EP [Watch]

first_imgPortland jamgrass rockers Fruition recently released a new EP dubbed Fire on August 17th featuring four tracks. Fruition is headed out on an extensive fall tour in support of Fire, following a successful performance supporting Railroad Earth, at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre.Three of the EP’s four tracks—”Baby Let’s Go”, “Dirty Thieves”, and “Fire”—were recorded during the band’s recording sessions for their latest full-length album, Watching It All Fall Apart, which was produced by Tucker Martine (First Aid Kit, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists). The remaining track, “New Colossus”, was mixed and engineered by Fruition’s own Tyler Thompson.Fruition has shared a video for “Baby Let’s Go”, shot by ontheDL Photo (Dylan Langille), during Fruition’s recent performance at Red Rocks last month. With Mimi Naja leading on vocals, the video does an incredible job of capturing Fruition’s raw rockin’ jams, and special behind the scenes footage of their high-energy Colorado pickin’ party.Watch the video for “Baby Let’s Go” below:Fruition – “Baby Let’s Go”[Video: Fruition]Fruition will head out for a number of headlining dates in the fall, including shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York City, and more. At a number of these performances, Fruition will be joined by Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival and The Lil Smokies. The group has also announced a run across the Pacific Northwest in November with Yak Attack, marking Fruition’s first headlining shows in the region since their last New Year’s Eve run in Seattle and Portland. For more information and tickets, head to the band’s website.Railroad Earth w/ Fruition – “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman” – 8/18/2018[Video: Arloki272]Fruition Upcoming Tour Dates:September 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel &September 15 – Templeton, CA – Whale Rock Music FestivalSeptember 23 – East Aurora, NY – Borderland FestivalSeptember 26 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply @September 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme @September 28 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs’ @September 29 – Winona, MN – Boats and BluegrassSeptember 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo @October 03 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe @October 04 – Baltimore, MD – 8×10 @October 05 – Arrington, VA – The FestyOctober 07 – Ontario, CA – Huck Finn JubileeOctober 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle ^October 11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage ^ @October 12 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One @October 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^October 17 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater @October 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Breck TrekOctober 19 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands @October 20 – Fayetteville, WV – Bridge JamNovember 15 – Bend, OR – Domino Room *November 16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *November 17 – Seattle, WA – The Croc *December 28 – Boulder, CO – Boulder TheaterDecember 29 – Boulder, CO – Boulder TheaterJanuary 15-21 – Port of Miami, FL – Jam Cruise# opening for Greensky Bluegrass% opening for Railroad [email protected] with Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival& with Bear Market Riot^ with The Lil Smokies* with Yak AttackView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Guatemala Revamps National Civilian Police in Face of Rising Crime Rates

first_img New uniforms, patrol cars, police academies By Dialogo August 21, 2013 The initiatives are modeled on Colombia’s police force following a meeting last year between Colombian officers and Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina to discuss police reforms in both countries. Local press reports have described Guatemala’s police force as “underfunded, poorly trained and often outgunned” in the past — adding urgency to measures such as these aimed at instilling trust in the PNC and strengthening law enforcement in Guatemala. The PNC set up a new high-security task force in early August to tackle crime in the most dangerous parts of Guatemala City. Each unit consists of two officers, a driver and a trained sniper onboard a motorcycle that patrols areas of the capital known to be rife with assaults and vehicle thefts. “This is a special force against hitmen and thieves,” Bonilla said during the inauguration ceremony. Panamanian specialists will train a total of 108 officers using techniques that have proved effective at reducing crime in the most dangerous cities of Colombia. Another group of police officers is working on improving transport safety by accompanying buses around the capital to minimize assaults against passengers and drivers. The country has updated its police uniforms, equipped patrol cars with new technology, and added two new police academies in the past few months. “All police officers used to be trained in Zone 6 [of Guatemala City] but now there’s an academy in Huehuetenango and another in Santa Rosa,” said police inspector and PNC spokesman Jorge Aguilar Chinchilla. “The same thing is happening with the police networks. Workshops were all held here in the capital, but now each regional precinct has its own workshops and supplies, and they don’t have to travel to [the capital] to repair a unit. It’s a decentralization procedure that has sped up the process for a lot of Guatemalans.” This means that all officers will have access to firearms, as well as the authority to use them. A shortage of guns prevented agents from confronting armed criminals in the past. Guatemala is also acquiring cameras that capture license plate numbers and send signals to police alerting officers of stolen vehicles. “These changes are taking place to improve and dignify the work of the police. It will put them at the forefront and help them do their jobs better,” said Aguilar Chinchilla. Reforms follow meeting with Colombian counterparts The Guatemalan government is hiring 10,000 new agents and earmarking $30 million to arm officers with weapons in an effort to reduce violent crime and revamp its National Civilian Police (PNC). The increase will bring the total number of police officers in Guatemala to 35,000 – one agent for every 400 residents. Guatemala has one of Latin America’s highest crime rates, and the current government is committed to reducing it, said Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla. Homicides grew 20 percent during the first four months of 2013 compared with the same period a year ago, according to police statistics. Last year, Guatemala had 5,681 homicides or 38.5 per 100,000 inhabitants, said the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Guatemala’s police force must be on the same level as the army – not below it – Bonilla recently told reporters. last_img read more

Think Spring With Alure Home Improvements’ Guide to Choosing Colors Just Right For You

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsIt’s spring and it’s natural to want to color your world when outside the flowers are finally blooming, first the daffodils and then the forsythias. All of a sudden you see yellow where before there was nothing but drab, dull shades of muddy brown. You feel the surge and you want to take it back inside.But then you find yourself getting overwhelmed by all the choices. There are more colors than tints on a rainbow. Before you know it, the weekend is over, and you’re still stuck with the same-old same-old in the rooms you wanted to change. Repainting indoors is easier done while the weather outside is still too rainy for a weekend project. You can open your windows to let out the paint fumes, but you don’t have to worry about your DIY plans being washed out by a sudden thunderstorm.Here, we’ll encourage you to express yourself but do it reasonably. Remember that the colors you choose to repaint your room or refurnish your décor have to last for more than one season. They’ve got to have a relatively long life span unless you’re able to change your interior design on a whim, like a Hollywood star from the golden age of Technicolor. Smart people in the suburbs don’t have money to burn whenever their tastes change. We recommend you take the time to get it right.If you want to go bold, consider floral drapes in shades of pink or bring a touch of green into your room with a new picture frame or a painted chiffonier. We encourage you to step back and reflect. What’s the furniture look like? What’s the lighting? What’s the view outside the window? What’s the existing color scheme? You can use sample paint color boards to match what’s already there before you make your picks. All these things should be taken into consideration long before you open the paint can and pick up your brush or dip your roller.You should be aware that the wrong paint color alters the appearance of someone who enters the room. Most common offenders are green and gray, especially if those are the colors on a bathroom wall behind you when you stand and look at yourself in the mirror. Warmer undertones are more conducive to a good impression. This concept works for a living room or a bedroom, too. Pink, peach and clear blue colors can definitely be flattering.But remember: You don’t want to apply a color just because it matches your new sofa or your cabinets. You should pay attention to the neutral colors: beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray and white. Decorating with neutrals is never as easy as it looks on the surface because they have subtle undertones. A bad choice can still lead to an interior decorating disaster. Your friends at Alure Home Improvements don’t want that to happen to you. If you have any concerns, please consult us first.Color experts say that a warm, neutral beige that trends toward taupe can enhance your indoor space while adding a stylistic touch that’s not too overstated. Warm beiges and taupe colors can work with cool color accents like blue but only if they’re free of gray, the experts say. An alternative is a gray beige combo, a pewter hue, which blurs the distinction between warm and cool. It’s a gray color warmed by soft brown undertones. But be forewarned because it can appear darker on the walls than its color swatch might lead you to believe. Diana Hathaway Timmons, a well-known color expert, said, “Its luminous quality makes it suitable for a variety of rooms. It looks its best with crisp white trim and dark woods.”Learn More About Alure Home ImprovementsHere’s another rule. There is no perfect white paint. That’s why it can be so difficult to choose the right shade. A white can have hints of gray, yellow or even pink. On the other hand, a warm white can be a perfect backdrop for warm colors in most cases, advise the experts. It can also go with cool colors if they’re saturated and not too gray. Improving overall color harmony and warmth is the goal.What’s the furniture look like? What’s the lighting? What’s the view outside the window? What’s the existing color scheme?Baby blue used to be very popular but the color trend for blues has apparently been shifting to slightly green and gray undertones. What blues you choose depends on several factors, like the lighting and the other surfaces in your home. You may want a blue that is rich with gray or a blue that is subtle with green. A good neutral blue can look great with dark or medium woods.Another neutral color that has been drawing raves is an ethereal tan that has just enough warmth to banish the cold from a room but not so much that it heats up the space or clashes with the décor. The advantage of a neutral tan with a hint of beige in it is that it politely recedes into the background and lets your furnishings and décor speak for themselves. It pairs well with most woods and trims, and is compatible with a range of styles from Modern, to Mid-Century or French Provincial. A color called greige is a subtle blend of gray and beige that is neither too warm nor too cool. It’s inviting enough to be welcome in a room with all shades of wood from light to dark, and it is versatile enough to flow gracefully from room to room whether there are deep chocolate browns, black or deep gray with warm undertones as complementary colors. This hybrid also works well with yellow, orange and some other warmer colors.The point is that you need to recognize the underlying tone that makes your neutral color either warm or cool and then go with it, depending on the feel you’re trying to achieve. But you don’t have to limit neutral colors to the broad surface of your walls. You can use them as accents, backdrops or even build an entire color scheme around them.When you go for a spring fling, sometimes the less said the better.And if you have more questions, come to Alure Home Improvements where our colorful characters won’t tell you anything off color.last_img read more

Robin van Persie slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for smiling during interview after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer smiled as he saw Arsenal’s goals being replayed during his post-match interview (BT Sport) 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‘But I would like to see him a bit more edgy, a bit more mean at times.‘[Angry] yeah, sometimes, it’s part of his job as well. Just be angry.‘I see him smiling now, after a game like that, you know.‘This is not the moment to smile.’ Robin van Persie slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for smiling during interview after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal Advertisement Robin van Persie hit out at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal (BT Sport)Robin van Persie has criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for smiling during his post-match interview after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal on New Year’s Day.United delivered a woeful performance at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday as first-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos secured a 2-0 victory for Mikel Arteta’s side.During his post-match interview with BT Sport, Solskjaer caught a replay of Arsenal’s two goals in his eyeline and briefly laughed before putting his head in his hand.And former Arsenal and United striker Van Persie was not happy with the Norwegian’s reaction.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I listen to Ole, he sounds like a really nice guy,’ Van Persie told BT Sport. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 11:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kSharescenter_img Van Persie says Solskjaer picked the wrong time to smile following United’s defeat to Arsenal (BT Sport)Asked if there’s a lack of fear from United’s players towards Solskjaer, Van Persie replied: ‘Probably, by the looks of it I think so.’However, Rio Ferdinand insisted that Solskjaer does have a nastier side which the public do not see in the dressing room.‘I understand what he’s saying and you what a reaction in the changing room,’ Ferdinand said.‘The difference is there might be a different Ole in the changing room, and that’s what you’re hoping probably.‘There’s a different side to Ole, I know he can be very cutthroat, very cold, things he said to players can be very cutting when he was a player, and I’m sure he’ll be similar like that as a manager.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Categories for the Flood & Coast 2018 Awards

first_imgCategories for the Project Excellence Awards at the Environment Agency convened Flood & Coast 2018 conference have recently been announced at the Teams, partnerships and all people from across the flood and coastal risk management sectors are invited to nominate their project to be considered for one of the EA’s Awards.Submissions need to be in by 5th January 2018 with categories including Asset Management, Innovation and Sustainability and including new categories this year for International Excellence and Inspirational Graduate of the Last Decade.Award categoriesProgram and Project DeliveryWorking in PartnershipAsset ManagementLeading InnovationEfficiencySustainabilityCommunity LeadershipInternational ExcellenceInspirational Graduate of the Last Decadelast_img read more

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