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US Navy Successful Tests LCS Minesweeping System

first_img View post tag: Tests View post tag: system US Navy Successful Tests LCS Minesweeping System View post tag: News by topic July 22, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy The Navy announced the successful completion of shore-based and at-sea integrated system tests on the prototype Unmanned Influence Sweep System, July 20, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, in Panama City, Fla.Designed for the LCS as part of the mine countermeasures mission package, the system provides unmanned mine sweeping capability that keeps warfighters out of the mine field. The system consists of an unmanned surface craft that carries and tows the minesweeping payload.The test, known as Phase 1 Sweep Operational Checkout, consisted of confirming that the new sweep system can be deployed and retrieved from a surface craft and that it tows properly. The test was the first use of the prototype Sweep Power Subsystem which includes magnetic and acoustic sweep systems. The first phase of testing was completed on July 1. Phase II is currently ongoing. “The first day of testing was executed flawlessly. The team performed very well and the system operated as expected. The data gathered during this first phase of testing will provide key performance parameters and establish benchmarks for the remainder of the test event,” said Stephen Olson, Unmanned Maritime Systems assistant program manager for UISS System Integration and Test.This summer’s test program includes a full signature test and full mission profile where the entire UISS system will be tested in a series of integrated systems tests planned to demonstrate minesweeping capability in preparation for littoral combat ship mission package integration.“This is another important step in our efforts to deliver evolutionary technology to the fleet,” said Rear Adm. Jim Murdoch, program executive officer for Littoral Combat Ships.An affiliated program executive office of Naval Sea Systems Command, PEO LCS provides a single program executive responsible for delivering the Littoral Combat Ships to include seaframe, mission modules, mission systems, fleet introduction, and life cycle maintenance and sustainment.[mappress]Source: navy, July 22, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Successful Tests LCS Minesweeping System View post tag: US View post tag: LCS Share this article View post tag: successful Equipment & technology View post tag: Minesweepinglast_img read more

USS Curtis Wilbur Ends Sea Trials After EDSRA

first_img View post tag: US View post tag: USS Curtis Wilbur View post tag: Naval USS Curtis Wilbur Ends Sea Trials After EDSRA March 17, 2015 View post tag: Sea Trials Equipment & technology View post tag: News by topiccenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Curtis Wilbur Ends Sea Trials After EDSRA View post tag: Navy View post tag: asia The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed the sea trials, after conducting a DDG midlife overhaul extended dry dock shipboard repair availability (EDSRA).The EDSRA lasted 335 days and was the longest and most extensive DDG overhaul in Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) history. The availability was the first ever DDG EDSRA conducted and led by the Ship’s Repair Facility in Yokosuka, Japan.This critical time is essential in the life of a ship to upgrade numerous systems, weapons, and much needed repairs. The underway opportunity allows for the Sailors to work closely with civilian technicians to put their gear to the final test.Curtis Wilbur is one of seven Arleigh burke-class guided-missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 and is permanently forward-deployed to Yokosuka supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress mapid=”15408″]Image: US Navy View post tag: EDSRA Share this articlelast_img read more

Pink Talking Fish Performs “Stop Making Sense” In Marathon Capitol Theatre Show

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Capacity Images On Friday night, Pink Talking Fish headlined for the very first time at the iconic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Opening the show was Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven, which had fans quickly filling the room once they took to the stage. Funky beats and electrified jams got the night moving, massaging the audience with tasty vibes.After a quick intermission, Pink Talking Fish took to the stage and blasted out of the gate straight into Phish’s “Harpua” before flowing into the Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” which was crammed with spacey guitar and keys. Without missing a beat, the band walked right into Pink Floyd’s “In the Flesh,” making sure to hit all three of the bands that make up their name right off the bat. Turkuaz’s Sammi Garrett joined the group during a delicate performance of “Heaven.” Continuing with slowly adding members throughout the night, Kung Fu’s Adrian Tramontano took his place behind the percussion just in time for a steamrolling “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel,” which was heavy on riffs from guitarist Dave Brunyak, and pounding keys from Richard James.The quick pace continued with “Llama” before cooling things down a notch with “Found A Job,” which brought John Braun, of Start Making Sense, to the mic.  Braun came out wearing the infamous “big suit,” as worn by David Byrne in the movie, Stop Making Sense. The other female half of Turkuaz made an appearance, as Shira Elias joined Garrett on the mic for “Slippery People.” Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” was the perfect ensemble to introduce Jen Durkin, of Deep Banana Blackout, to the stage, as she put her blasting pipes to use during this number, gaining a vocal reaction from the crowd in response to her incredible talent.“Burning Down the House” welcomed the Turkuaz Horns to the stage. Starting from a low boil, to full steam ahead, this song had the venue jumping and simply going nuts. The guests for the show were complete, as Leo Nocentelli, of The Meters, hit the stage with his guitar beats during “Gumbo.” The group tipped their hat to The Meters with their tune, “Fire On the Bayou,” before sliding right back into “Gumbo.”The stage was crammed with musicians during “Life During Wartime” and “Another Brick in the Wall” as the entire ensemble of guests performed on stage with the band. “2001” not only featured the Turkuaz Horns strutting their stuff, but Jay Lane, Reed Mathis, and Clay Welch of Electric Beethoven made an appearance, really giving the audience an ever changing cast of characters contributing to the musical journey of the evening. “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody),” a heavy Talking Heads favorite, finally made its appearance on the set list. Fans around the theater had arms waving in the air, showing their excitement as the first notes dropped.The energy was nonstop as they flew into “Once In A Lifetime,” keeping the fans full with intense vibes being thrown around the Capitol.  A surprisingly devilish Edgar Winter Group jam reared it’s head on the set as a trippy “Frankenstein” captivated the audience. The Tom Tom Club’s dazzling “Genius of Love,” led by drummer Zack Burwick, extended the surprising tunes showing up during the evening.Wrapping up the nonstop set, Pink Talking Fish sandwiched the entire evening with a reprise of “Harpua,” which initially kicked the entire show off. The night encored with “Crosseyed and Painless,” which featured every musician on stage and ending with a bow of thanks to the fans.  Pink Talking Fish did not just put on a hot show for fans, they put on a musically choreographed performance of epic proportions for their headlining debut at the Capitol Theatre.For more information on Pink Talking Fish, as well as tour dates, please visit their official website. Full audio of the show can be streamed below, courtesy of Keith Litzenberger:Check out the full setlist and a gallery from Capacity Images, below.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish “Stops Making Sense” | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 2/3/17Set: Harpua >Psycho Killer >In The Flesh >Heaven {Thank You For Sending Me An Angel$ >LlamaFound A Job*Slippery People*^Great Gig In The Sky^% >Burning Down The House^%=Gumbo+= >Fire On The Bayou+= >Gumbo+=Life During Wartime+++Another Brick In The Wall+++Making Flippy Floppy*^=$$ >Carini >Swamp*Have A Cigar* >What A Day That Was*^=2001=++ >This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*^Once In A Lifetime*^= >Frankenstein=Genius Of Love^Girlfriend Is Better*^%= >Another Brick In The Wall Reprise*^%= >Take Me To The River+++ >HarpuaE: Crosseyed and Painless+++{ w/ Sammi Garett on vocals*w/ John Braun of Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute on vocals^ w/ Sammi Garett & Shira Elias of Turkuaz on vocals%w/ Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout on vocals= w/ The Turkuaz Horns+ w/ Leo Nocentelli of The Meters on guitar++w/ Reed Mathis, Jay Lane & Clay Welch of Electric Beethoven$w/ Runaway Jim tease$$w/ Rift tease+++w/ Full EnsembleNote: Adrian Tramontano of Kung Fu played percussion for the entire show except for Harpua, Psycho Killer, In The Flesh & HeavenWords by Sarah Bourque. 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Patti LaBelle Heats Up After Midnight On Broadway

first_img Related Shows Patti LaBelle is ready to shake things up at the hottest club around! The two-time Grammy winner is After Midnight’s latest “Special Guest Star” vocalist, beginning performances on June 10. LaBelle will jazz up the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through June 29. She takes over for original cast member Fantasia Barrino, who returned to the show last month. After Midnight View Comments LaBelle’s numerous albums and hit songs include “On My Own,” “New Attitude” and “Lady Marmalade.” She has previously appeared on the Great White Way in Fela!, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God and Patti LaBelle on Broadway. Additionally, the singer and actress starred in the Los Angeles run of Chicago as Mama Morton. Conceived by Jack Viertel and directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight is an evocative new musical that tackles the sexy, smoky glamour of the Jazz Age, set in the heyday of Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s Cotton Club. In addition to LaBelle, the show currently stars Tony winner Adriane Lenox and Dule Hill. This summer, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will also join the roster of special guest star vocalists. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014last_img read more

Norway’s Statkraft looks to ‘ramp up’ its solar, wind development efforts

first_imgNorway’s Statkraft looks to ‘ramp up’ its solar, wind development efforts FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge News:Norwegian utility Statkraft has unveiled a revised strategy that will see it “significantly ramp up as a wind and solar developer” with ambitions in Europe, India and South America.The group will also look for new business opportunities in renewables and decarbonisation in Norway and beyond, as the hydro-focused group seeks to combine “flexible hydropower and intermittent onshore wind and solar power to deliver reliable, renewable and cost competitive energy,” said CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen.Statkraft also laid out an updated geographical focus for the new approach, which it said was driven in “response to technological developments” in each sector.In the Nordics it plans to “optimise” its hydro portfolio, complete the 1 GW Fosen onshore wind project, and “lead the Norwegian energy transition” by pursuing growth in areas such as EV charging, hydrogen and biofuels.In the rest of Europe, South America and India, Statkraft will pursue wind and solar development opportunities, as well as boosting its hydro portfolio.Statkraft operated just under 1 GW of wind capacity by the end of 2017, according to information on its website.More: Statkraft plans wind and PV ramp-up under revised strategylast_img read more

Donovan: NCUA out of approps a win for 360-degree advocacy

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA Chief Advocacy Ryan Donovan called last week’s successful amendment keeping NCUA out of the appropriations process a great example of what’s possible with 360-degree advocacy in an interview with CUBroadcast Tuesday. Donovan, being interviewed from Madison, Wis., talked about how CUNA, leagues, credit unions and members made their voices heard during the process, as well as what comes next.“This means we won’t be fighting a battle in the appropriations committee every year trying to make sure NCUA is funded at appropriate levels or trying to beat back banker attacks to dictate what goes on at NCUA,” Donovan said. “We want to make sure NCUA is an independent regulator that is doing well by credit unions, that it’s protecting the share insurance fund and more importantly, that the folks sending resources to fund the agency have a say in how those resources are being used.”The original appropriations bill (H.R. 3354), contained a section that would have placed NCUA under the appropriations process, but an amendment offered by Reps. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) and Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) was successfully added by voice vote the day before.last_img read more

All in the family

first_imgCheryl Doss has been called a “dream builder.”When asked about her day-to-day responsibilities, she says that they entail “making dreams come true,” adding, “Who wouldn’t want to go to work and do that?”As the CEO of the $188 million asset URW Community Federal Credit Union in Danville, Va., her enthusiasm for building dreams inspires the next generation—namely, her daughter, Taylor.“Taylor was practically raised at the credit union, so the philosophy of people helping people was instilled in her at a young age,” Doss shares. “She got involved in a church-based tutorial program and started her own tutoring site at one of our branches. She won our city’s 2018 volunteer of the year award for partnering the church-based tutorial program with a business. It was the first time that had been done.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Keller Makes Good Progress in Dubai

first_imgAn extensive new harbor complex that will attract large cruise ships to one of the Middle East’s most iconic locations is underway, with Keller nearing completion on some innovative deep compaction works.The new 20-million-square-foot Dubai Harbor, which will sit adjacent to the famous Palm Jumeirah, will feature the region’s largest marina, as well as a cruise ship terminal, a 135m-tall lighthouse featuring a luxury hotel, and various retail and entertainment spaces.Led by developer Meraas Holding, the project is the cornerstone of the Emirate’s vision to attract 20 million tourists a year by 2020.The project requires substantial land reclamation to create a new peninsula, and the work was contracted to leading international dredging specialists, Van Oord. In turn, Van Oord has brought in Keller for its expertise in ground improvement.Compaction experts“Vibro compaction is one of our core products in the Middle East and this is our third contract in a row for Van Oord, building on what is already a successful relationship,” commented Guido Freitag, Technical Director. “We’re very experienced in this type of work – over the last 25 years there’s been a lot of reclamation and development in the region, and since 2000 we’ve carried out more than 200 million cubic meters of ground compaction.”In late February, Keller started the project by beginning ground compaction on seven million cubic meters across approximately 380,000m² of land.“Van Oord chose us not only because of our expertise and competitive price, but because we were able to bring some innovative thinking, cutting costs and saving time on what is a time-critical project,” Guido Freitag added.Typically, there are two ways to compact the ground on the sloping edge of reclaimed land – either from a marine platform or by temporarily extending the reclamation so the equipment can reach the end of the slope from a dry platform (the overfill). The dredging contractor would then need to cut the overfill back to the desired shape, reusing or disposing of excess material.“Our solution was to use a larger-than-usual crawler crane, eliminating the need for expensive marine equipment or extensive overfill and cutback,” said Raja Mohamad who, with more than 25 years’ experience with Keller, led the site operations as project manager. “When the shoreline is as long as this [2,675m], a 20m-wide overfill would have added close to an extra million cubic metres and had a big impact on schedule and cost.”Keller was also able to support the client’s idea for the reclaimed land’s source material. Initially, Van Oord was going to have to dredge from an approved area out at sea, but since they also had to dredge a channel to allow large cruise ships access to the harbor, they wanted to reuse this material.With Keller’s works due to be completed by the end of November, the project is on target to be a high-profile success.last_img read more

Maxine Combs

first_imgMaxine Combs, 67 of Milan passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. Maxine was born in Batesville, IN on Saturday December 31, 1949 to Elvin and Bessie (Watkins) Quicksall. She married Ronald Rollie Combs December 28, 1988 and he survives. She was a member of the Moores Hill Church of Christ. Maxine greatest passion in life was taking care of her family and spending as much time with her grandchildren as possible.  Her family said her heart was pure as gold.Maxine is survived by husband: Ronald Rollie Combs of Milan; sons: Bryan (Dawn) Wentz of Noblesville; Ronnie (Tina) Combs of Brookville; Benji (Kendra) Combs of Milan; Russell Wayne (Pam) Combs of Salem, MO; daughter: April (Ronald) McDaniel of West Harrison; mother: Bessie Kelley of Richmond, Ky; brothers: Kenny Quicksall of Greensburg; Ronnie Quicksall of Greensburg; Randy Quicksall of Rising Sun; Chuck Hawkins of Jacksonville, FL; Stan Hawkins of Baltimore, Maryland; sister: April Dodd. 15 Grandchildren, 7 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father: Elvin Quicksall, daughter: Brittany Combs, sister: Brenda Baker, foster parents: Robert & Ann Hawkins.Funeral services will be at 10AM Friday March 17, 2017 at Moores Hill Church of Christ 13567 State Road 350 Moores Hill, IN 47032 with Tito Pel officiating.  Burial will follow in Hogan Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday March 16, 5-8PM also at the church. Memorials may be made to the Moores Hill Church of Christ or American Cancer Society.  Sibbett-Moore entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032. (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Shirley M. Armstrong, 85

first_imgShirley M. Armstrong, 85, former resident of Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, July11, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Born November 3, 1934 in Paynesville, Michigan, she was the daughter of August W. and Lempi F. (Haara) Ivio. Shirley was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the Home Economics Club “Modern Trends”. She loved her family, was an avid traveler, and a wonderful friend to many. She and her husband Bill served in their church with much love and devotion for many years.  She was married to William R. “Bill” Armstrong on August 27, 1955 and he preceded her in death on April 23, 2009.  She is survived by two daughters: Debra Armstrong (Russell Kowal), Goshen, NY;  Cheryl Armstrong, Denver, CO; one son, Robert Armstrong (Debbie), Shelbyville, KY; one brother, Kenneth Ivio (Jane), Bruce Crossing, MI; three grandchildren, Noah Berger (Serena), Adria Zeppa (Antonio), and Leanna Fritsch (Chaz). And four great grandchildren whom she adored: Remy, Mila, Raya, and Elia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, and one brother. Private Graveside Services were held for the family in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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