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VIDEO: Boeing Delivers Sixth P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy

first_img View post tag: US View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy February 5, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Boeing Delivers Sixth P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy View post tag: Aircraft Industry news View post tag: Boeing View post tag: P-8A View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Poseidon Boeing delivered the sixth production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy Jan. 31, successfully completing the first group of low-rate initial production aircraft that are dramatically improving the service’s maritime patrol capabilities.The delivery is the final aircraft from a contract awarded in January 2011. Boeing is on schedule to build 24 P-8A maritime patrol aircraft as part of contracts awarded in 2011 and 2012.“The P-8 team continues to incorporate efficiencies into our production as we ramp up deliveries in 2013,” said Rick Heerdt, Boeing vice president and P-8 program manager. “We’ve reduced flow times and costs, which ultimately benefits our U.S. Navy customer.”The U.S. Navy plans to purchase 117 P-8As, which are based on the Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 platform. It is a versatile multi-mission aircraft that provides broad long-range maritime patrol capabilities — anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. It is replacing the U.S. Navy’s P-3 fleet.“This aircraft delivery marks the beginning of a new era of maritime patrol aircraft,” said Capt. Scott Dillon, Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft program manager. “The first fleet squadron is now equipped with P-8s, and will soon deploy with a maritime patrol capability that is greatly enhanced relative to our legacy P-3 force.”The next three Poseidon aircraft are undergoing mission systems installation and checkout in Seattle, and two more are in final assembly in Renton, Wash. Boeing will deliver its seventh production P-8A to the Navy later this quarter.As part of the LRIP contracts, Boeing is also providing maintenance training for the Navy, in addition to logistics support, spares, support equipment and tools.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 5, 2013; Image: Boeing View post tag: Defense VIDEO: Boeing Delivers Sixth P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sixth View post tag: delivers Share this articlelast_img read more

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Sullivan Invites Non-Traditional Female Students To Apply For “The POWER Scholarship”

first_imgState Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) encourages non-traditional female students to apply for the POWER Caucus Scholarship to further their education and career aspirations.Women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, and seeking advancement in their careers or work lives, as well as stay-at-home moms entering the workplace who are in need of additional education and training, can earn a scholarship of $750 to put toward their education.“Through this scholarship, non-traditional female students can receive financial help as they further their education,” Sullivan said. “Obtaining higher education credentials can open doors and we want hard-working Hoosiers to have opportunities to meet their career goals and aspirations, regardless of their age, family structure or previous work experience.”Sullivan said there will be 18 scholarships awarded – two per congressional district. Scholarships are given to women who are residents of the state of Indiana and who are pursuing their educational endeavors in the state.The primary selection criteria to be used by the committee selecting the scholarship winners will be financial need, personal vision, service to the community and future plans.Scholarships will be awarded at a ceremony in February. To fill out an application, go to www.inpowercaucus.org/powerscholarship/. The application deadline is October 1.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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HATFIELD AUTOPSY REPORT BILL ON WAY TO GOVERNOR FOR FINAL APPROVAL

first_imgHATFIELD AUTOPSY REPORT BILL ON WAY TO GOVERNOR FOR FINAL APPROVALLegislation authored by State Rep. Ryan Hatfield (D-Evansville) that will help ensure hospitals across Indiana use best practices in handling autopsies is on its way to Gov. Eric Holcomb for final approval.Indiana House members today concurred with technical corrections made to House Bill 1571 by the state Senate. If signed by the governor, the measure would take effect July 1.“House Bill 1571 allows a county coroner, under certain circumstances, to make an autopsy report available to the peer review committee at the hospital where the decedent was treated immediately before death,” Hatfield said.Peer review committees are set up at hospitals to evaluate the quality of care at the facility. The committees are usually made up of health care professionals and hospital personnel.“Committees are designed to make sure that hospitals are using the best practices available in patient care, and I believe extension of this oversight to include autopsies is a reasonable step,” Hatfield said. “Providing autopsy reports will enable professionals to learn what has happened with each patient, and see if there is additional information that can provide insights on preventative care. It is all part of making sure that hospitals provide safe and productive health care environments.”House Bill 1571 was co-authored by State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Cornish pasties secure protected status

first_imgCornish pasties have finally received protected status under EU law after a nine-year battle, ensuring that only pasties made in Cornwall and following a traditional recipe can be called ‘Cornish pasties’.The Cornish Pasty Association (CPA) submitted the application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in 2002 to protect the quality and reputation of the product and to ensure that only Cornish bakers who make genuine Cornish pasties can use the denomination when selling and marketing their produce.David Rodda from the Cornwall Development Company and spokesperson for the CPA said: “Receiving protected status for the Cornish pasty is good news for consumers, but also for the rural economy. By protecting our regional food heritage, we are protecting local jobs. Thousands of people in Cornwall are involved in the pasty industry, from farmers to producers, and it’s important that the product’s quality is protected for future generations.”Alan Adler, chairman of the CPA, added: “By guaranteeing the quality of the Cornish pasty, we are helping to protect our British food legacy. We lag far behind other European countries like France and Italy, that have hundreds of food products protected, and it’s important that we value our foods just as much. Today’s announcement does not stop other producers from making other type of pasties but they won’t be able to sell them as ‘Cornish’.”Under the new protected status, a genuine Cornish pasty must have a distinctive ‘D’ shape and be crimped on one side, never on top. The texture of the filling should be chunky, made up of minced or roughly cut chunks of beef (not less than 12.5%), swede, potato, onion with a light seasoning.The pastry casing should be golden in colour, savoury, glazed with milk or egg and be robust enough to retain its shape throughout the cooking and cooling process without splitting or cracking. The pasty must be slow-baked and no artificial flavourings or additives must be used. It must also be made in Cornwall.>>Cornish pasties make progress on PGI statuslast_img read more

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It’s a Marathon

first_imgMichael’s Letter to Team MembersOne of the best parts of my job is meeting our customers and partners where they live and work, and seeing firsthand all the amazing things they are doing with our technology. But like everyone, I’ve been grounded for nearly five months — riding out the pandemic and waiting for everything to get back to normal. But what we’re all coming to realize is that whatever or whenever normal happens, it isn’t going to be anytime soon.When this started, there was a sense of novelty. The novel coronavirus also came with novel ways to live and work and communicate, and with all of us in it together and an abundance of goodwill and kindness and generosity of spirit, we’ve helped each other safely through. Now, the novelty is wearing thin. We’re all done with coronavirus, but unfortunately, the virus isn’t done with us.This is going to be a marathon and it’s going to be uneven and frustrating at times. Some of our sites are opening… others are not. Some schools will start in person and others will not. And as hot spots flare up and down over the coming months, local situations will quickly change. We are all going to have to be incredibly flexible, agile and patient. Patient with each other and patient with ourselves and our families. And we are going to have to take a longer-term view of the new normal.Back in March we made a quick pivot and kept our business running, delivering essential services and solutions for our customers. Now we’re reorienting our business toward new customer priorities, aligning with our customers’ needs to continue to do it fast and to also to do it right for the long-term transformation of their businesses. Our work and family situations also need to be secure and sustainable.COVID-19 has made one thing clear – work is something you do, an outcome, not a place or a time. We want you to have the flexibility to weather this storm safely and productively, however long it lasts. In many cases we’ve seen that you can be more productive working remotely. I encourage you to talk with your managers about what flexibility you and your families may need. It will likely look different for each of us, and that’s OK.This next phase will be all about resilience and grit – and we’re going to have to dig deeper into that well of goodwill and kindness and generosity, which are going to be more important than ever.I’ve never been prouder of you, of this company and of our collective spirit and culture. Thanks to everyone for staying safe, remaining flexible and delivering for our customers during this unique period. We will get through this together.Michaellast_img read more

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Punxsutawney Phil’s town misses Groundhog Day boost

first_imgPunxsutawney Phil returned to his burrow one day after he saw his shadow and predicted another six weeks of winter. But residents and merchants in the tiny Pennsylvania town that Phil put on the map are hoping the coronavirus pandemic does not continue to cast its shadow over the next Groundhog Day.,This year’s virtual Groundhog Day event left the community, which is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh, without its annual economic boost from visitors who spend money on lodging, food, beverages and souvenirs.,“There was hardly anyone,” said Mayor Richard Alexander. “The economic impact was really bad.”,The mayor said the community of roughly 6,000 residents swells with between 10,000 to 15,000 tourists on Groundhog Day. When it occurs on a weekend, the number balloons to as many as 40,000, he said.,“On a normal Groundhog Day, there are so many festivities and the businesses and restaurants are inundated,” the Republican said. “None of that happened this year.”,Alexander has lived in the town for about 50 years and has served as mayor for eight of those .,The mayor believes Phil’s popularity drives tourism along with the 1993 movie, “Groundhog Day.” He said visitors want to compare the real Punxsutawney with the Illinois locations used in the film.,Tourists can see Phil and his female companion, Phyllis, in their environmentally controlled natural habitat in the town’s library. Groundhog statues are scattered throughout the community and the name of the nation’s most famous prognosticator is everywhere to be seen.,After the pandemic spread and restrictions were imposed on businesses and gatherings, organizers decided to go virtual for the 135th time that Phil would offer his prediction.,Tuesday’s livestream from Gobbler’s Knob, the tiny hill just outside Punxsutawney, was made possible by the Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s Holi-stay PA and had more than 15,000 viewers worldwide at one point.,Phil was not without some kind of audience though. About 150 cardboard cutouts of fans were there to “watch.”,Officials would not put a dollar amount on the lost revenue.,“It was slow, but we expected that because it’s been slow since March and it was no different,” said Katie Laska, who owns Laska’s Pizza, which has been in business since 1987. She is also president of the town’s Chamber of Commerce.,She said Groundhog Day typically gives local merchants a boost at a time of year when tourism is usually slow.,Groundhog Day has its origin in a German legend about a furry rodent. Records dating to the late 1800s show Phil has predicted longer winters more than 100 times. The 2020 forecast called for an early spring — however, Phil didn’t say anything about a pandemic.,“For places that sell souvenirs, it’s like the Christmas holiday for their merchandise. They took a hit, but some did see online sales,” Laska said.,Laska said no merchants have gone out of business during the pandemic. She is optimistic visitors will return for the Chamber of Commerce’s festival in the park during the last week in June.,Mayor Alexander says he is eager to get back to a pre-pandemic functionality.,“My hope around here is to get back to some degree of normalcy,” he said.last_img read more

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Colombia Names General As Defense Minister

first_imgBy Dialogo May 26, 2009 Colombia on Saturday named General Freddy Padilla as its new minister of defense, a post which will put the current head of the armed forces squarely in charge of the fight against drug and rebel groups. Padilla will retain his current post while taking over the defense portfolio from Juan Manuel Santos, who recently resigned to prepare a possible run for president in 2010. Colombia’s security forces receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the United States each year to combat cocaine cartels and rebels engaged in a decades-long fight against the government. Padilla will replace Santos, who was one of the masterminds behind the current administration’s crackdown on left-wing FARC guerrilla group, which has seen its leadership decimated during Santos’ near three-year tenure.last_img read more

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Chile Opens International Military Exercise

first_imgBy Dialogo July 13, 2011 With the formation of a joint force of six hundred military personnel, members of the armies of Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, the United States, Uruguay, and Chile began the “Huemul” multinational military peace operations exercise at Peldehue Military Base on 11 July. The international training exercise, which includes forces from Conference of American Armies (CAA) member countries, is the first of its kind and simulates a crisis situation, with the aim of having existing regulations, manuals, and procedures put into practice by the squads or forces of the participating militaries, as proposed by the Chilean Army at the CAA’s twenty-ninth conference in Peru in 2010. Apropos of the occasion, the Secretary of State indicated that “having such a major presence from the armies of the Americas is very significant, and first, the government would like to express its thanks, and second, these exercises, which have as their context the new tasks that armies are taking on – that is, a very strong commitment to humanitarian-aid tasks, to peacekeeping tasks and going out to help the community, in order to manage natural-disaster situations – are of the greatest importance.” He also emphasized that “the magnitude of these challenges is going to increasingly demand more joint actions by armies, but that is going to entail the need for shared, accepted, and validated norms and procedures,” all of which will be needed, he added, in order to act in coordination with other armies of the Americas, when necessary and requested by the international community. The countries participating in the multinational military exercise will operate in coordination until 15 July, with forces deployed according to a plan that has the objective of validating the CAA standards, defined by the conference’s member countries. The exercise, organized by the Chilean Army, addresses the development of multiple types of training in communications and planning in the area of peacekeeping operations and disaster aid, in accordance with the Conference’s standards, which can make it possible to originate coordinated actions in such a way as to make progress in studying the advantageousness of unifying procedures, to take action in response to crisis situations, and to promote scientific, technological, and environmental research. Good news for this sitelast_img read more

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Woman, 84, Dies in Westbury Crash, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 84-year-old woman died after the vehicle she was a passenger in was involved in a crash in Westbury on Thursday morning.Nassau County police said an 86-year-old man driving a Nissan was making a left turn from Merrick Avenue northbound onto Old Country Road westbound when an eastbound Lexus hit his vehicle at 11:45 a.m. The Lexus then hit an Audi, police said.The female passenger in the Nissan was taken to Winthrop University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her identity wasn’t immediately released.The Nissan and Lexus drivers were also taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.Homicide Squad detectives impounded the Nissan and the Lexus but released the Audi to its owner.last_img read more

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Opinion – Here we go Looby Loo with transgender toilets (UK)

first_imgDailyMail 7 April 2017Family First Comment: Very good piece….“This is just the tip of the ‘trans’ tyranny, which has been driven by a vindictive, gobby minority within a minority — egged on by the usual Left-wing rabble and predictable procession of pro-celebrity virtue signallers.The number of truly transgendered people in Britain — not only those who enjoy raiding the dressing-up box — has been estimated at a mere 0.01 per cent of the population. It should be possible to accommodate their needs without forcing the 99.99 per cent majority to change their ways.”You can’t say you weren’t warned. It’s almost a decade since Manchester University unveiled Britain’s first ‘transgender-friendly’ toilets. Overnight, the Ladies were reclassified simply as ‘Toilets’ and the Gents became ‘Toilets with Urinals’.I told you at the time this was merely your starter for ten. So it proved. Left-wing councils were quick to follow suit, with Brighton opening unisex conveniences on the seafront at Rottingdean shortly afterwards.That exciting innovation appeared here under the headline: ‘To boldly go where no man has gone before.’Since then there has been a relentless campaign to de-sex every public WC in the country, even in primary schools — despite the furious objections of parents.This is just the tip of the ‘trans’ tyranny, which has been driven by a vindictive, gobby minority within a minority — egged on by the usual Left-wing rabble and predictable procession of pro-celebrity virtue signallers.The number of truly transgendered people in Britain — not only those who enjoy raiding the dressing-up box — has been estimated at a mere 0.01 per cent of the population.It should be possible to accommodate their needs without forcing the 99.99 per cent majority to change their ways.Of course, this isn’t really about trans ‘rights’, it’s part of the remorseless revolution aimed at erasing our traditional values and demonising small ‘c’ conservatives. That’s why it’s been seized upon by the hard Left, who realise they have no prospect of changing Britain at the ballot box.Consequently, anyone who so much as rises a quizzical eyebrow at the increasingly deranged demands of the militant trans lobby is howled down as a bigot, coupled with demands that they are sacked or even prosecuted for ‘hate’ crime.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4388748/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-Looby-Loo.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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