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HMS Gleaner scans seabed ahead of Queen carrier sea trials

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first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Photo: Smallest Royal Navy vessel scans seabed ahead of Queen carrier sea trials View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth Authorities View post tag: Royal Navy Photo: Royal NavyNineteen times longer, 15 times wider and a staggering 3,000 times heavier, the new carrier dwarfed the small survey craft HMS Gleaner as she scanned the huge inner basin at Rosyth, where Queen Elizabeth is in the final stages of completion.The smallest vessel in the Royal Navy, previously used to scan the wreck of the Mary Rose in the Solent, has spent weeks surveying the Forth estuary to ensure carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Rosyth dockyard without any obstacles next spring.According to the Royal Navy, the future flagship is due to begin trials in the North Sea next spring ahead of her debut in her home base of Portsmouth.But with data on the Forth estuary 60 years old, Plymouth-based Gleaner and a specialist team of military surveyors were dispatched to Scotland to gather information on the tides, river bed and the three crossings – one rail, two road – to ensure the carrier’s first departure runs smoothly.HMS Queen Elizabeth has already been fitted with a special main mast which can be lowered to allow the ship to safely pass beneath the bridges.But taking nothing to chance, Army surveyors from 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) from RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire used the latest theodolites to measure the bridge heights, while Gleaner’s crew did the same using a new laser scanner.Beneath the surface, Gleaner’s sonar looked down at the main channel into Rosyth dockyard which will need dredging before the carrier sails, and scanned the inner basin itself – 11.8 metres deep and about 32 times the size of the pitch at Wembley.“The use of modern multibeam sonar and precise satellite positioning should make the survey straightforward, but the environment of an estuary rarely makes it that way,” said the launch’s Commanding Officer Lt Marc Taylor.“Still, we’ve finished the job and shown how the Royal Navy’s smallest ship can provide a vital service to its largest.”Queen Elizabeth’s first Commanding Officer Capt Jerry Kyd took the helm of Gleaner for some of the work inside the basin to see the accuracy of the data being collected for himself.“The excellent work carried out by Gleaner over the past few months is hugely important to me as Queen Elizabeth’s captain,” he said.“There’s an absolute need to understand the hydrographical issues that will impact on the safe navigation of the carrier when we sail from Rosyth next spring.” View post tag: HMS Gleaner September 5, 2016 Photo: Smallest Royal Navy vessel scans seabed ahead of Queen carrier sea trials Share this articlelast_img read more

First female sailors graduate in blue jumper uniform

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first_img December 8, 2016 A number of female sailors graduating boot camp with their division on December 2 made history by becoming the first U.S. Navy sailors to graduate with the new female enlisted dress blue jumper uniform.Previously, the uniform traditionally known as the dress blue “Crackerjack” has only been worn by males, but as part of the Navy’s efforts towards uniformity in service members’ uniforms, will now also be worn by females.“We are excited to introduce the new female dress blue jumpers here at Recruit Training Command,” said Capt. Michael Garrick, commanding officer, RTC. “Our new sailors look great. The new jumpers improve the uniformity of the graduating divisions, and ultimately make them even more cohesive units.”Division 904, the state flags graduation performing division, contained the first enlisted female recruits issued the dress blue jumpers when they arrived in October. Additional female recruits at the Navy’s only boot camp have superseded these historical female recruits and are being issued their new uniforms.The uniform was designed and tailored exactly like the enlisted male dress blue jumpers, with 13 buttons on the trousers and the jumper top with a flap. The new jumper top has incorporated a side zipper, and the trousers will have a front zipper to help with changing in and out of uniform. The old female uniform with jacket and tie for female petty officers and junior sailors will be phased out.“It felt great to have been one of the first females to get issued the uniform,” said seaman recruit Leah Mendiola, after trying on her dress blue jumper top. “It’s an amazing feeling to wear the same uniform as my male brothers serving our great country and be part of making history. It’s really awesome how something as simple as our uniform is a historical symbol developing equality and the uniformity in our great military.”She expressed a sense of honor in being one the first females part of the Navy’s transition of the sailor’s uniform.During eight weeks of basic training, the female recruits are trained on the proper wear and care of the new dress blue uniform. During a recent personnel inspection, the female recruits lined up in their compartment for their final uniform inspection.During their sixth week of training, Division 904 performed in a graduation ceremony where the females wore the dress blue jumper top publicly for the first time in Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall.In addition to uniformity, the change also marks continued progress towards equality among sailors.“I like being able to wear the same uniform as them, because the Navy stresses a lot about equal opportunity and now I actually feel equal with these uniforms,” said Mendiola.Boot camp is approximately eight weeks, and all enlistees into the United States Navy begin their careers at the command. Training includes seamanship, firearms familiarization, firefighting and shipboard damage control, lessons in Navy heritage and core values, teamwork, and discipline. Since the closure of RTCs in Orlando and San Diego in 1994, RTC Great Lakes is, today, the Navy’s only basic training location, and is known as “The Quarterdeck of the Navy.” View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: uniform View post tag: Boot Camp US Navy: First female sailors graduate in blue jumper uniform Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy: First female sailors graduate in blue jumper uniform Share this articlelast_img read more

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR

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first_imgEmployment Class: PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) An M.D., MD/PhD, or DO degree, board certification or eligibilityin neurology, and Alzheimer’s disease fellowship training orequivalent experience is required. Degree and Area of Specialization: Additional Information: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Kathleen [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Appointment Type, Duration: Principal Duties: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) MAY 01, 2019 License or Certificate: Institutional Statement on Diversity: An M.D., MD/PhD, or DO degree, board certification or eligibilityin neurology, and Alzheimer’s disease fellowship training orequivalent experience is required. The successful candidate will behired at the assistant, associate, or full professor level,depending on experience. Candidates for associate or full professorrank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School ofMedicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotionon the tenure track. Substantial additional resources may beavailable for a candidate with a high level of excellence seekingto join UW’s Alzheimer’s disease research programs. A substantial portion of time will be devoted to researchendeavors. Clinical activities will involve attending duties oneday per week in outpatient Alzheimer’s clinics at the UW Healthclinics, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital orother locations. Research responsibilities include developing anindependent, extramurally funded research program. Teachingresponsibilities include teaching medical student courses andclerkship, mentoring graduate students and trainees, trainingresidents, fellows and medical students and/or teaching continuingeducation programs for physicians, neuropsychologists and thepublic. Official Title: Full Time: 100% Contact: Department(s): Instructions to Applicants:center_img Ongoing/Renewable The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. A535100-MEDICAL SCHOOL/NEUROLOGY/NEUROLOGY 97547-FA Job no: 97547-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/NEUROLOGY/NEUROLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services,Instructional, Research, Scientific Position Summary: Apply online at “Jobs at UW”, under job number 97547. Applicationsmust be received through UW-Madison’s online application system.Applicants should submit a current CV and a Statement of Interestincluding your career goals and professional plans.The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 13, 2019,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Salary: Work Type: Anticipated Begin Date: Faculty Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Job Number: Candidates must be certified or eligible for certification by theAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and have completedAlzheimer’s disease or equivalent fellowship training or comparableprofessional experience. Candidates must hold or be eligible tohold a Wisconsin Medical License. Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: A substantial portion of time will be devoted to researchendeavors.Clinical activities will involve attending duties one day per weekin outpatient Alzheimer’s clinics at the UW Health clinics, theWilliam S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital or otherlocations.Research responsibilities include developing an independent,extramurally funded research program.Teaching responsibilities include teaching medical student coursesand clerkship, mentoring graduate students and trainees, trainingresidents, fellows and medical students and/or teaching continuingeducation programs for physicians, neuropsychologists and thepublic. Applications Open: Feb 8 2019 Central Standard TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

Shire Foods

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first_imgMidlands-based Shire Foods sees major growth areas in savoury pastries and pies. It has recently launched the first of many new hand-held productss under the Pizza Pod brand name.The Pizza Pod is offered frozen unbaked, frozen baked and fresh baked and comes in a hand-held ovenable carrier. It contains 30% Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, onions, mixed peppers and Italian herbs.last_img

A collection of knowledge

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first_imgSince 1672, Harvard University has been acquiring scientific instruments for teaching and research. In 1948, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments was established to preserve the objects as a resource for teaching and research in the history of science and technology. It has since grown to more than 20,000 objects making it one of the three largest university collections of its kind in the world. Originally associated with the Harvard Library system, the collection was placed under the stewardship of the Department of History of Science in 1987. Whether it’s the handmade globe electrical machine (circa 1750) Harvard President Edward Holyoke created using recycled materials to perform experiments with Professor John Winthrop or the camera obscura given to the College by Benjamin Franklin, these astonishing collections never cease to amaze.last_img read more

Israeli troops kill Palestinian attack suspect in West Bank

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first_imgJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says troops have killed a Palestinian suspected of trying to attack soldiers at a West Bank intersection. In a video released by the army, a female soldier says the attacker approached her with a knife and jumped on top of her. She says she managed to fend him off, and her commander then shot him. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the suspect as a 17-year-old resident of a nearby Palestinian village. No soldiers were wounded in Tuesday’s incident. Israel has seen a series of shootings, stabbings and car-ramming attacks in recent years, mostly carried out by lone attackers with no apparent links to armed groups.last_img read more

‘Science of Food’

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first_imgEstablish partnerships that link public school science teachers and NSF graduate teaching fellows (GTFs) to improve science teaching.Create a community where teachers serve as expert resources to GTFs and UGA faculty on instruction-related issues.Use the community to identify science concepts that students find hard to grasp or inaccessible.Bring science-related resources centered on these concepts to public schools in forms easy for teachers to use. These would include student-run experiments, Weekend Discovery kits that students take home, research facility tours, ask-a-scientist questions-and-answers through videoconferencing, up-to-date news items and other related activities customized to the needs of individual teachers.Provide a Web-based linkage to experts, activities, curriculum alignment, lessons and reference information. By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaWith Georgia public schools struggling to meet the global demand for science education, the University of Georgia has secured a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to create “The Science Behind Our Food” for classroom teachers.”Much has been written in recent years about the status of science teaching in U.S. public schools,” said David Knauft, associate dean for instruction for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “That’s the basis for this program.”Results from the 2000 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education showed that when asked about their qualifications to teach plant biology, only 46 percent of teachers reported they were very well qualified. Even fewer reported being very well qualified to teach environmental and resource issues.”When asked about recent course work in the sciences, only 22 percent of middle school teachers and 37 percent of high school teachers reported having taken a course in the previous three years,” Knauft said.TSBOF goal”Our goal in ‘The Science Behind Our Food’ is to address these findings directly through a collaborative effort of the CAES and UGA’s College of Education,” Knauft said. “The project will provide resources and training for middle and high school science teachers to provide inquiry-based instruction for their students.” State-of-the-art support”This program gives teachers access to state-of-the art information and resources,” said Steve Oliver, associate professor of science education and one of four co-principal investigators. “Teachers need up-to-date information. And if you haven’t had a biology course recently, things have changed. There’s no way anybody can keep up with biology.”Oliver said the program also aims to change what people think of the CAES. “A lot of people think of a plow,” Oliver said. “But state-of-the-art science being done in the CAES is just as high-level … as what’s being done anyplace. “They have people sequencing the genome of the peanut. They’ve got the first cloned cow (from a carcass),” he said. “We’ve got a high level of research in a lot of those areas going on. So we want to change people’s opinion about that.”Starts with fellowsThe program will be started through GTFs’ work with public school science teachers as liaisons, technologists, resource providers and co-teachers. A startup summer institute, with teachers, GTFs and UGA faculty members, will develop programs to assess the science learning objectives that are hardest for students to master or for teachers to get across with available resources.Teachers and GTFs will create real-world demonstrations and experiments to provide teachers more knowledge and students real-world activities related to the hard-to-learn concepts. The activities will draw on research in nutrition, biochemistry, genetics, engineering, biology, physiology and other disciplines within the CAES.”We also want to inform people about the science that’s involved in food,” Oliver said. “We titled this ‘The Science Behind Our Food’ because we can use food-related examples to teach biology.””It’s an important educational issue,” he said. “Kids don’t know where meat comes from. A lot of school children have no idea of the link between the cows and hamburgers. That’s a link we need to make. People need to know that.”center_img The researchers also hope to:last_img read more

Applicants needed for bar examiners

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first_imgApplicants needed for bar examiners April 1, 2006 Regular News A pplicants needed for bar examiner s Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancy : Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its June 2 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms commencing November 1. Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible. Board members of the bar examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members volunteer 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed. Persons interested in applying may download the application from www.floridabar.org, or should contact The Florida Bar at 850/561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-2300. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business April 7. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.last_img read more

Does NY’s cybersecurity regulation apply to your credit union?

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first_img continue reading » With the recent ransomware attack demonstrating how vulnerable the world is to cyberattacks, I spent part of my weekend looking back over NY’s regulations and to whom they apply to. These regulations took effect in March, but there is a six month transition period, with some requirements being phased in over the next year.What follows is one man’s opinion and not a substitute for consultation with your own counsel and compliance team.NY’s regulations apply to “any person operating under or required to operate under a license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation or similar authorization under the Banking Law, the Insurance Law or the Financial Services Law.” This definition clearly applies to state chartered credit unions and CUSO incorporated or licensed in New York State, such as a mortgage banking or title insurance business.What if you have a federally chartered credit union that makes mortgage loans? Here is where people part ways with my analysis. Even though originators working for banks and credit unions are exempt from state licensing requirements under Section 12C of the banking law, they still must be registered with NYS as loan originators. (N.Y. Banking Law § 599-c(3)(a) (McKinney). On its face the regulation is broad enough to be triggered by this requirement. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more