UK: HMS Alliance’s USD10.16 Million Makeover Starts

first_img View post tag: start October 10, 2011 View post tag: Makeover Industry news View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 10.16 UK: HMS Alliance’s USD10.16 Million Makeover Starts Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Alliance’s USD10.16 Million Makeover Starts View post tag: USDcenter_img View post tag: Navy Share this article HMS Alliance, based at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, is set for a £6.5m makeover…(bbc)[mappress]Source: bbc, October 10, 2011 View post tag: Alliance’s View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMS View post tag: millionlast_img read more

Royal Thai Navy commissions second Krabi-class OPV

first_img View post tag: Krabi-class View post tag: Royal Thai Navy View post tag: HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan Photo: Photo: Royal Thai Navy Share this article The Royal Thai Navy commissioned its second Krabi-class offshore patrol vessel in a ceremony in Sattahip, Chonburi, on September 27.HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan (hull number 552) was commissioned less than a month after it was launched in early August by Thailand’s Bangkok Dock.Built under a licensing agreement with UK defense contractor BAE Systems, HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan is based on the River-class OPVs currently being built for the Royal Navy by BAE Systems.The lead ship in the class, HTMS Krabi, was delivered to the navy from Bangkok Dock in 2013.The 90-meter vessels feature Thales combat and communication suites and will be capable of launching Harpoon missiles via four launchers.In addition to the UK and Thailand, a version of the 90-meter OPVs is in service with the navy of Brazil and is known as the Amazonas-class. View post tag: BAe Systemslast_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE according to At-Large Evansville Councilmen and Finance Chairmen, Jonathon Weaver it looks like members of the Winnecke Administration kept the Evansville City Council in the dark by withholding material information prior to a vote that commits ECHO Housing Corporation money that the City is supposed to be providing financial stewardship over?IS IT TRUE the first time this happened was when members of the Winnecke Administration snuck Earthcare Energy LLC a $200,000 advance against and anticipated $4M gift that they hoped the City Council would okay?…in that particular case the wheels fell off the bus when the whiz bang contraption that some of the technical dimwits did not understand turned out to be junk science and Earthcare Energy LLC couldn’t produce a patent that they claimed to have had?…the advance payment was hidden from the City Council and all looked like fools by the time the taxpayers of Evansville had been fleeced for $200,000?IS IT TRUE this time members of the Winnecke Administration kept the facts about a quiet investigation of an alleged theft at Echo Housing a secret before City Council voted to approve a $400,000 plus funding request?…Councilman and Finance Chairmen Jonathan Weaver and 5th Ward Council member Justin Elpers are baring their political fangs and threatening to withhold all future support for Echo Housing and part of the reason for this manic disappointment is that fact that they got the wool pulled over their eyes again?IS IT TRUE that an Echo Housing Board member has now responded to the claims by the Evansville Police Department that the board of directors was not cooperating with law enforcement to investigate the alleged theft?…the response basically claims that they have always cooperated with the EPD and never resisted an investigation?…the also acknowledge that they are required to have an annual audit conducted by an outside CPA firm and that the audit is available at Guidestars which is a non-profit information clearing house?…we suspect this audit and past ones will be dissected thoroughly in the coming weeks?…with funding from federal, state and local government plus plenty of philanthropic dollars, Echo had better have their act together or something that smells is going to hit the fan?IS IT TRUE a recent grant application submitted to the City of Evansville listed the current Board of Director members of the Echo Housing Corporation? …the names listed on the grant application were: Roy Dane Chandler of Banterra Bank-Evansville, Reverend Gerald Arnold, President of the local NAACP, Tom Moore, Director of the Vectren Foundation and former EHCO Housing Executive Director, Stephenie TenBarge?  …we are amazed to find out that no one knows who appointed the above individuals to the current ECHO Board of Directors?  …one thing we do know for certain is that many people feel that above individuals have not been good stewards of the public trust and should be immediately replaced with new board members?IS IT TRUE that a groundbreaking has now occurred for a downtown Hyatt Place hotel that is being completely financed by private money?…this hotel will have 139 rooms and is expected to cost $18 Million which is less than the City of Evansville gave away to subsidize the downtown Doubletree Hotel?…years ago the City-County Observer opined that the IU Medical School would attract hotels without a handout and that just came true?…one can only imagine what could have been done with the $20 million plus in subsidies paid to the Doubletree owners to put a hotel in downtown Evansville?…patience could have saved all of that money?…neither the Weinzapfel or Winnecke Administrations have been known for  good financial judgement when it comes to city subsized capital projects?IS IT TRUE that the University of Evansville seems to have pulled off a coup de tats to hire Walter McCarty away from the Boston Celtics to coach the Purple Aces?…according to Celebrity Net Worth, Walter has a net worth of over $10 Million and earned a good living when he played in the NBA?…Walt is a great example of a hometown boy who did very well and we are glad to see him coming home to give back to his hometown?…we are pretty sure that McCarty is not getting NBA dollars from UE since they have consistently been the lowest paying college in the Missouri Valley Conference?…if Walter can win 25 games a year and get the attendance at home games back up to 10,000 per game he will be worthy of a 7 figure salary from UE and we hope he earns it?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the current ECHO Housing board members were not good stewards of the public trust and should be immediately replaced?Please take time and read our articles entitled “Statehouse Files, Channel 44 News, Law Enforcement, Readers Poll, Birthdays, Hot Jobs and “Local Sports.” You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]last_img read more

Warburtons unveils gluten-free Tiger Bloomer

first_imgNewburn Bakehouse by Warburtons has claimed a first for the gluten-free market with the launch of its Tiger Artisan Bloomer.The Newburn Bakehouse Gluten-Free Tiger Artisan Bloomers are available exclusively in Sainsbury’s. They are gluten-, wheat- and milk-free, and “baked using the traditional methods of hand moulding and kneading to ensure the perfect loaf is produced”, according to the company.Retailing at £3.69 for 400g, Warburtons said it created the traditional tiger loaf in response to customer demand.Chris Hook, free-from director at Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons, said: “Warburtons has been at the cutting edge of bakery innovation for over 140 years and the arrival of this new gluten-free Tiger Bloomer is the latest example of our work. “Our customers increasingly demand a high-quality artisan product and the Tiger Bloomer is representative of the excellent artisan free-from breads that our name is synonymous with. We’re proud we work with the best bakers and best ingredients to produce quality breads for our gluten-free customers.”The Tiger Bloomer will join the Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons artisan range, which includes the Classic White Loaf, Sourdough Cob, Seeded Boule and Breakfast Cob. The Tiger Artisan Bloomers have been developed at Warburtons’ family-run gluten- and milk-free bakery in Newburn, Newcastle.last_img read more

Live Nation Announces Partnership With TSA Pre-Check To Get Fans Into Concerts Faster

first_imgLive Nation has announced an interesting partnership that should make getting into concerts a whole lot easier. The concert giant is teaming up with IdentoGo, the company that helps facilitate the TSA Pre-Check program that has become popular among frequent travelers. The program allows travelers to skip the long TSA lines at the airport while not forcing to them to remove their shoes, belts, laptops, or liquids. With the Fast Pass program set to hit Live Nation’s events, approved fans will be able to get on a special line and go through TSA-like protocols to enter the venue at a much faster pace.If you are already enrolled in Fast Pass as a traveler, that membership will extend to Live Nation’s new offering, and fans will be able to get interviewed for the program at select Live Nation venues and amphitheaters. If you’re not already enrolled, the fee to sign up is $85 for five years, and you can find out more about enrolling in the TSA pre-check program by clicking here.[H/T to Pollstar]last_img read more

Many have seen the Notre Dame power plant. But how does it actually work?

first_imgPatrick Gerard: Most people have seen the Notre Dame power plant, but does anyone actually know how it works?If you’re like me, you’ve probably found yourself wondering: “Does it run off plutonium? The screams of the damned? Are we about to have our own little nuclear holocaust?”In a desperate search for knowledge, I found myself stumbling into the main office, begging for answers.Turns out, the short answer is no. And although it may be disappointing that Notre Dame won’t be the future home of a hit HBO series, the power plant still has an interesting story to tell — a story Paul Kempf tells suspiciously well.Paul Kempf: My name is Paul Kempf and I’m the assistant vice president of utilities and maintenance.Gerard: Kempf has worked for the university for 30 years, and is a key leader in keeping Notre Dame running.Kempf: I oversee basically two departments: one is the utilities department which runs the power plant; it’s responsible for the production and distribution of energy to all the campus buildings. And then the maintenance department, which is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all the facilities on campus.Gerard: According to Kempf, the Notre Dame power plant has existed nearly as long as the university itself.Kempf: In some form or fashion, the university has had a power plant since probably the late 1800s. It’s been located in different spots. At one point it was probably a small facility right behind the main building. That was probably until about 1900. If you’re familiar with where the St. Liam’s health center is, that was a plant site that lasted from about 1900 to 1930. In 1931, they built a portion of the existing plant as you see it today. And it’s stayed on this site for the last almost eighty years and expanded in almost eight or nine different pieces as the campus grew to support a bigger energy footprint.Gerard: And, as it turns out, the power plant is kind of a big deal, and really drives the University.Kempf: We do a variety of things. So, the original plants were mainly for heating, right? Air conditioning didn’t exist in the 1800s, it probably didn’t come around until the late ’50s or early ’60s. But over time, in addition to steam for heat, we make chilled water in a plant for cooling most of campus.  We produce energy as a byproduct of the overall … it’s called a cogeneration process. So, we provide about half of the electricity on campus, the other half we buy off the grid. We produce hot water that’s pumped around campus — centrally produced — for showers and things of that nature. So other than a little bit of gas, which is provided by an outside utility, which is used typically for maybe cooking in the dining halls, or laboratory uses in the science buildings, or purposes for providing steam for heat, we produce almost every sort of utility other than the communication ones.Gerard: The Notre Dame power plant has begun transitioning towards more sustainable energy sources.Kempf: It dates back to probably 2007, 2008, when the University — and actually our department in particular — started to take note of the movement for sustainability around the world. And, so, obviously a key part of that is energy; it’s probably one of the largest pieces when you think about sustainability — being recycling, water use and things like that. We realized energy conservation was a big piece, which we’ve been an advocate of for a long time. But there was an opportunity to not only show the University a financial payback from conservation, but also a reduction in carbon emissions by not using as much energy. And as we’ve started that process and gotten funding, we’ve invested something like fifteen-million dollars over the last decade in conservation projects alone, and saved the University something like twenty-two-million dollars in that period of time, and those investments are still paying dividends and will for years to come. We were asked what we would do in terms of long-range sustainability, so we did a long-range plan, so what would we look like? And initially the thought was we would probably start to move away from more carbon-intensive fuels like coal which had been the base fuel for this campus for a long time. We also used natural gas and we used fuel oil. Fuel oil really is about the same carbon output as coal, but natural gas is about half.But in 2015, when Laudato Si came out, from Pope Francis, I would say in 2010 our plan was to de-emphasize coal, but keep coal as a sort of hedge against price-volatility or interruption in service. And where we had been 10% gas and 90% coal, we would shift that paradigm opposite that, and that’s actually where we’ve been running for the last few years. But in 2015, [University President] Fr. John [Jenkins] asked us if there was a way that we could just stop burning coal altogether. And we knew, because of all the big construction on campus we were going to be adding things like gas turbines — which we are just finishing this year — and other projects. But we also looked into renewable and recoverable energy projects, and over the last three or four years that’s what we’ve been working on. In 2015, our goal was to get off coal by 2020 — five years. So, we’re well on the way, we’ll probably finish a little bit early on that processGerard: As it turns out, the Notre Dame power plant probably won’t be the source of Notre Dame’s transition into an apocalyptic hellscape. Rather, it acts as both a driving force behind Notre Dame and an expression of Notre Dame’s rich past and promising future.Tags: coal, natural gas, news podcast, Notre dame power plant, Paul Kempf, power plant, sustainabilitylast_img read more

Watch First Trailer for Spotlight, Starring Brian d’Arcy James & More

first_imgWe can see why Brian d’Arcy James’ new movie Spotlight has made it into the prestigious 40th Toronto International Film Festival! The Something Rotten headliner and three-time Tony nominee stars alongside Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Tony nominees Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci, as well as Tony winners Billy Crudup and Liev Schreiber, in the drama. Directed by Thomas McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer, the movie follows The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States, and their Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Massachusetts Catholic sex abuse scandal. Check out the powerful first trailer below. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten! Related Shows Star Files Mark Ruffalolast_img read more

Enel, Eni form green hydrogen partnership in Italy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 energy giants Enel and Eni are to work together to develop two green hydrogen projects.The partners plan to produce the hydrogen through electrolysers powered by renewable energy near two Eni refineries in Italy. They said that green hydrogen appears to be the best decarbonisation option at the refineries.Each pilot project will feature electrolysers of around 10MW which are expected to start generating green hydrogen by 2022-2023.Enel Group chief executive Francesco Starace said: “We are interested in exploring with Eni the promising green hydrogen sector. The overall system we have in mind will be working as a closed loop whereby the electrolyser fed by renewable energy and the refinery will be at the same location, therefore avoiding the construction of complex transport infrastructure to move hydrogen around.“We are looking forward to seeing green hydrogen supplying Eni’s refinery and biorefinery processes, and are working to have the first operating system in place before the end of our current three-year plan.”Enel is also developing green hydrogen projects in Spain, Chile and the US. It said that should the expected economic improvements of green hydrogen industry be confirmed, the company plans to grow capacity to over 2GW by 2030.More: Enel, Eni partner on green hydrogen pilots in Italy Enel, Eni form green hydrogen partnership in Italylast_img read more

Accusers must take responsibility, too

first_imgThe #MeToo movement has amplified the campus culture, which redefined both sexual assault and the rights of the accused. Then-president Obama’s 2014 campaign against campus sexual violence was followed by a now-retracted 2014 Rolling Stone article about a falsely reported rape story and a flawed 2015 survey by The American Association of Universities stating that one in four undergraduates have been sexually assaulted. Attempted hand-holding and the unexpected kiss were included as assault, with little deference to the due process of the accused. Young men have faced expulsion, despite patent inconsistencies on the part of their accusers. This practice is now being used to defame prominent men.Thirty years after the alleged incidents, during his Alabama senate race, Roy Moore’s campaign collapsed amid allegations he denied. Similarly, subsequent to winning his third Olympic gold medal, Shaun White was antagonized over an already-settled sexual-harassment lawsuit. Now, adult-film star Stephanie Clifford is attempting to discredit President Trump over consensual behavior she now regrets, an idea that has become synonymous with rape. Andrea Constant’s paradoxical choice to take pills offered to her by Bill Cosby, only to become too weak to refuse intercourse, proved adequate to convict a comedian once known as America’s Dad.Prosecutor Steele’s refute of “the real Bill Cosby” is as bastardized as the notion that role models are no better than the culture around them. These men achieved success by taking responsibility for their own actions, which is more than their accusers can say.Stephen DansereauAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Minerva buys out Hunter with increased Allders bid

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