USA: Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier Takes Final Shape

first_img USA: Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier Takes Final Shape View post tag: Carrier View post tag: HII View post tag: R View post tag: Navy View post tag: takes January 28, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ford View post tag: Shape Industry news View post tag: usa Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Aircraft Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress on January 26 as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The island will serve as the command center for flight deck operations aboard the first of the next-generation class of aircraft carriers.  “The Gerald R. Ford continues our tradition of building quality ships,” said NNS President Matt Mulherin. “It is our duty, our responsibility and–indeed–our great privilege because we know CVN 78 will provide American presence and diplomacy anywhere she is needed. She will be home to thousands of sailors, and she will keep President Ford’s legacy alive for future generations.” Susan Ford Bales, daughter of the late President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, serves as the ship’s sponsor and participated in the event.“Shipbuilders–thank you for your extraordinary work,” she said. “You are a national treasure. Thank you very much.”Ford Bales also placed items under the island during the mast-stepping, an ancient Roman ceremony in which coins were put into the mast of a ship to ensure safe passage and good luck. Ford Bales placed a sandstone piece made of the same sandstone used in the construction of the White House and the U.S. Capitol. The piece was embedded with a unique coin designed by Ford Bales, as well as five official seals representing her father’s service to the nation. “The Gerald R. Ford represents an incredible engineering achievement—truly a wonderful blend of technical know-how and American heavy metal,” said Rear Adm. Ted Branch, commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. “This ship will operate until about 2065 or beyond.”Gerald R. Ford is being built using modular construction, a process where smaller sections of the ship are welded together to form large structural units, equipment is installed, and the large units are lifted into the dry dock. The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island represents the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total structural lifts needed to complete the ship. At this stage in construction, Ford is about 90 percent structurally complete. “When the island is landed, Gerald R. Ford will take on that distinctive and unmistakable profile of an aircraft carrier,” said CVN 78’s prospective commanding officer Capt. John Meier. “Its profile will be easily recognizable; it belies the advancement of essentially every system aboard the ship. Simply put, this is not your father’s aircraft carrier.”The island is redesigned on Ford to incorporate the latest technology in flat-panel array radar systems and dual-band radar that provides improved functionality. It is shorter in length but stands 20 feet taller than islands on previous aircraft carriers. Its placement is 140 feet further aft and 3 feet further outboard than previous carriers to improve flight deck access for aircraft operations.The first-in-class ship also features a new nuclear power plant, electromagnetic catapults, improved weapons movement, an enhanced flight deck capable of increased aircraft sortie rates, and growth margin for future technologies and reduced manning.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 28, 2013; Image: HII Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier Takes Final Shape View post tag: Gerald View post tag: Finallast_img read more

Ian Wright sends message to Arsenal over Wilfried Zaha, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette transfers

first_img Comment Ian Wright sends message to Arsenal over Wilfried Zaha, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette transfers Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 2:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link652Shares Arsenal legend Ian Wright has sent a transfer message to Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright says Wilfried Zaha would be a ‘magnificent’ signing for Arsenal and has urged his former club to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.The Gunners are keen to sign Zaha from Crystal Palace and saw an opening £40million offer rejected by their Premier League rivals at the start of the week.Arsenal are preparing a second bid for Zaha, who is keen to join the club he supported as a child despite the lack of Champions League football at the Emirates.Zaha has emerged as one of the best players from outside of the top-six since returning to Palace from Manchester United in 2015.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAnd Arsenal hero Wright told the South China Morning Post: ‘We’re trying to get Wilfried Zaha, which would be magnificent.‘You want competition for places. Defensively, I think everyone can agree, we need some strength in there.‘You can always strengthen in the midfield. Aaron Ramsey’s gone. We need that midfielder who is going to join the front guys and try to contribute with goals.‘Goals is a premium so you always want to be linked with a striker that might be able to come and help.’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a shock summer move (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is desperate to bolster his squad at the Emirates following a season in which Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League and lost the Europa League final.But forwards Aubameyang and Lacazette have both been linked with shock summer departures.Aubameyang has netted 41 goals in 65 appearances for the Gunners since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, while Lacazette has scored 27 Premier League goals across the last two campaigns.‘Hopefully that doesn’t happen because that would be disastrous,’ Wright said of their potential exits.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 movescenter_img Advertisement The Gunners are keen to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty) Advertisementlast_img read more

The International Competition Sarajevo Open 2015 Finished

first_imgThe Alliance of skating sports BiH hosted the international competition in figure skating “Sarajevo Open 2015”, which is as a part of the 31st anniversary of ZOI in Sarajevo. The competition was held in sports hall Zetra.In this competition 125 competitors from 11 countries participated: fromTurkey, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Finland, Cyprus, Moldova, Romania, Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.Most gold medals were won by participants from Turkey (9), followed by Romania (3), Italy (2), Serbia (2) and Finland and Croatia (1), announced Fena.The best result of BiH representative had Arijana Tirak and Tara Michelle Gliha who won the fifth and Alma Sehic and Hena Uzunović, who won sixth place.Zara Husedžinović won the ninth, Larisa Tomic won the tenth and Tina Perovic eleventh place.Amel Bureković, the senior national team member of BiH was hurt on the warm up and could not play, announced the Alliance of skating sports of BiH. (Faktor.ba)last_img read more

VIDEO: How Nakaayi won historic 800m gold for Uganda

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi (R) celebrates and dances with Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo after winning in the Women’s 800m final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on September 30, 2019. PHOTO AFPDoha, Qatar | AFP |  Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda won the women’s 800m at the world championships here Monday, producing a sprint finish to claim the throne left vacant by the absent South African Caster Semenya.Nakaayi, 24, timed her race to perfection moving onto the shoulder of leader Ajee Wilson of the United States on the bend before kicking for home down the stretch. (video bottom)Nakaayi took gold in 1min 58.04sec, with the fast-finishing Raevyn Rogers of the United States taking silver in 1:58.18.Wilson had to settle for bronze in 1:58.84.The 800m at this year’s championships took place with the glaring absence of South Africa’s two-time Olympic champion Semenya.Semenya is not competing in Doha following a controversial Swiss court ruling which found in favour of new regulations effectively barring female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels from competing in the 800m. Ugandan team in DOHA – Women (10)400 MetresLeni SHIDA800 MetresHalimah NAKAAYIWinnie NANYONDO1500 MetresEsther CHEBETWinnie NANYONDO5000 MetresSarah CHELANGAT10,000 MetresRachael Zena CHEBETJuliet CHEKWELStella CHESANGMarathonLinet Toroitich CHEBET3000 Metres SteeplechasePeruth ChemutaiMen (12)1500 MetresRonald MUSAGALA5000 MetresOscar CHELIMOStephen KISSA10,000 MetresJoshua CHEPTEGEIJacob KIPLIMO 1Abdallah Kibet MANDEMarathonStephen KIPROTICHFred MUSOBOSolomon MUTAI3000 Metres SteeplechaseAlbert CHEMUTAIBenjamin KIPLAGATBoniface Abel SIKOWOlast_img read more

Canada Post hasn’t gone on strike just yet

first_imgAs of story publication time, there had been no comment from CUP-W, but each side in the dispute has a legal obligation, to give the other one 72 hour notice, before initiating any job action. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Despite concerns to the contrary, prior to the holiday weekend, Canada celebrated its 149th birthday without any notice of another postal service work stoppage.However, despite latest reports indicating efforts to reach a negotiated settlement are continuing there’s no indication an agreement is near at hand between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.Spokesperson Jon Hamilton, has confirmed the Crown Corporation has rejected the latest settlement proposal from the union, which he argues would add up to more than one billion dollars in costs, which would go towards the customer.- Advertisement -That was a reference to the last contract settlement which followed a 2011 work stoppage when the post office locked out its employees after the union staged ten days of rotating strikes.It ended when the Conservative government intervened with back to work legislation but the collective agreement which followed expired on January 31st of this year.The two sides say currently the main unresolved issue, in talks which began last year, involves proposed changes to employee pension plans, and Mr. Hamilton says Canada Post must address its customer responsibility to remain competitive.Advertisementlast_img read more

Donegal’s Daniel set to take time off following sellout Irish and UK tour

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell is set to ‘recharge his batteries’ later this year as plans on taking time away from a busy schedule. The Donegal native is currently in the middle of Irish and UK tours before he heads to the US in November for his annual residency in Missouri.But he will be hanging up the microphone at Christmas, and says he’s looking forward to time off the road. Having just released a new album, he plans to honour all his existing commitments for next year, but said he hopes to spend more time at home with wife Majella and family.However, the 57-year-old hinted he might make time for some new TV projects, having made several hit shows with Majella.He told the Daniel fanzine: “There has been talk about us doing another American Road Trip following the success of the last one on RTE.“It’s a possibility, and maybe we’ll also do another B&B Road Trip in Ireland too.” Daniel also pledged to return to Sri Lanka, despite the Easter Sunday terror attacks by militant Islamists in Colombo which killed more than 250 people.He is a major star in the Asian country and is one of the most played artists on its biggest radio station.Weeks before the atrocity, he played a sold-out gig in Colombo.He said: “My first reaction on hearing about the bombings was some of those people may have been at our concert or their families were.“Like our own situation in Ireland, it’s terrible religion would be used as a cause. It should unite us and not divide. Hopefully we will be back in Sri Lanka someday.”Donegal’s Daniel set to take time off following sellout Irish and UK tour was last modified: August 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Construction of Dunfanaghy Health Centre needed without further delay

first_imgNegotiations are underway to secure a contract for the building of the new Health Centre in Dunfanaghy. It is hoped that a commencement date will be confirmed by the HSE soon, as the current health centre in the village faces high demands.Construction of the new €2.5million health centre was due to begin in October 2018. Now, it has been confirmed that the HSE are working towards the completion of an agreement for a lease with the developers.  Once this is complete a commencement date can be agreed. The primary care centre will be a modern facility delivering GP, Primary Care, Dental and ambulance facilities for the area. It will replace the current centre, which served the community for many years.Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope says it is important that construction commences as soon as possible: “The health centre for Dunfanaghy is urgently required as the current centre can no longer function under the demands placed on it, therefore it is imperative that a new centre goes to construction stage without further delay. “I have on numerous occasions raised this matter with the HSE, Department of Health and the Minister, I will continue with my lobbying until we see actual construction commence, but I am satisfied we are nearing that point albeit, I admit it is taking longer than what was projected in a Government press release of October 2018, but it is important that the momentum is now maintained and we see this project over the line,” concluded Pat the Cope.  Construction of Dunfanaghy Health Centre needed without further delay was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

One Young World Counsellors

first_imgBrand South Africa CEO, Miller Matola, pictured here with the One Young World counsellors at the organisation’s Pittsburgh conference. Johannesburg will be hosting the conference in 2013.last_img

Case IH Is the First Original Equipment Manufacturer to Offer a Proprietary Cellular-RTK Correction Network — AFS RTK+

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New AFS product features also increase accuracy, accessibility and integrated-data sharing capabilities Case IH is pleased to introduce three new Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) products: AFS RTK+, ElectriSteer and AFS Connect Data Sharing. Led by AFS RTK+, the first proprietary cellular-RTK network offered by an original equipment manufacturer, these new products help make the benefits of precision agriculture technology more attainable to producers of all sizes. From managing inputs during field preparation through harvest, these new capabilities add to the company’s full suite of AFS offerings across its entire product lineup.AFS RTK+ provides cellular-based correction guidance Available for purchase through participating Case IH dealers, an AFS RTK+ subscription allows producers to achieve sub-inch, repeatable accuracy through a network of dealer-supported base stations throughout the United States and Canada. Cellular guidance correction signals alleviate line-of-sight issues, including hills, valleys, trees, buildings or other structures — offering consistent accuracy at any distance within the network. AFS RTK+ delivers seamless connectivity and year-over-year, repeatable sub-inch accuracy by expanding the reach of existing service signals. This means greater field efficiency and the reduction of application overlaps and skips even in the most narrow of rows.“AFS RTK+ allows producers to easily achieve sub-inch accuracy for farming practices that require the highest level of precision, such as strip till or bedding,” said Leo Bose, Case IH AFS Marketing manager. “Better yet, they can rely on this secure, Case IH network solution to support their entire fleet.”AFS Connect Data Sharing provides a cloud-based, integrated data-sharing platform   Another new feature offered through AFS Connect takes existing two-way wireless-file-transfer capabilities to the next level. The AFS Connect portal now includes a cloud-based data-sharing feature that gives producers an easy way to seamlessly transfer agronomic data to and from trusted third-party providers, including agronomist or decision-making software services. Producers now have the ability to approve and direct the sharing of yield maps, prescriptions, guidance line patterns and much more from any computer or tablet connected to the Internet. This allows producers to make farm management decisions on the go.“Gone are the days of handing off USB drives,” said Bose. “With AFS Connect Data Sharing, producers can collaborate with their trusted third-party providers to make real-time decisions — saving time and money.”Additionally, Case IH is actively partnering with cloud-based agronomic decision-making software companies to give producers even more options to connect with their trusted third-party providers. Case IH has extended an open invitation to any third-party companies interested in partnering at developer.cnhindustrial.com.   ElectriSteer offers affordable, after-market autoguidance solution The new Case IH ElectriSteer universal steering motor connects with the AFS Pro 700 monitor to provide autoguidance for both used and new machines across all equipment manufacturers. Within minutes of installation, ElectriSteer provides high torque and a positive drive with whisper-quiet operation. Additional features include operating speeds from 1½ to 15-plus miles per hour, including reverse operation, guidance patterns, swath algorithms, nudge and remark functionality, plus added aggressiveness during guidance line acquisition. Easily transferring from one vehicle to the next, ElectriSteer is available for more than 700 vehicle makes/models and can be configured for ultraslow operations.“ElectriSteer is a quick, easy and affordable way for producers to realize the benefits of autoguidance for all their vehicles,” added Bose.For more information about the latest Advanced Farming Systems capabilities, visit your Case IH AFS dealer or www.caseih.com.last_img read more

Ohio’s July rainfall totals…so far

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Thursday, after another round of heavy rainfall in parts of Ohio, farmers from all over the state sent us their most current rain gauge figures for the month of July.last_img