UK: BAE Systems Moved the Biggest Section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: BAE Systems Moved the Biggest Section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH View post tag: Systems UK: BAE Systems Moved the Biggest Section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: moved View post tag: Queen View post tag: Elizabeth View post tag: HMS October 15, 2012 View post tag: Section View post tag: biggest Share this article View post tag: BAE Workers at BAE Systems yesterday moved the biggest section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the first of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, out of the company’s shipbuilding hall at Govan for the first time. A team of 40 moved the 11,300 tonne aft section, known as Lower Block 04, across the specially reinforced tarmac at the yard in less than three hours using 450 remote controlled transporters.Angus Holt, Queen Elizabeth Class Block Delivery Director at BAE Systems, said: “Today marks the culmination of months of hard work and preparation and I am extremely proud of the team’s achievements in successfully loading out the aft section on time and built to an exceptional standard. The sheer size and complexity of the block both highlights the skill of workforce here on the Clyde and the huge amount of progress which we continue to make on the programme to deliver the nation’s flagships.”Today the block will be loaded onto one of the two biggest sea-going barges in the world in preparation for her journey to Rosyth where the aircraft carriers are being assembled. Departing from Govan on Saturday 3 November, the 600 mile journey will take Lower Block 04 around the north coast of Scotland.The load out of Lower Block 04 comes only 34 months after the first steel was cut on the section in January 2010. Since then, employees at the company’s Govan yard have worked steadily to construct the block which stands over 20 metres high and 80 metres long. It is the largest hull section equating to around 20% of the overall weight of the ship, and the final hull section of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH to arrive in Rosyth. This will mark a significant phase in the programme with all major hull sections of the ship delivered and ready for integration. Approximately 250 employees from the Clyde will follow the block to Rosyth where they will work in partnership with employees at Babcock to complete the assembly phase of this section of the carrier.Meanwhile, production on both Lower Block 03 and 04 of HMS PRINCE OF WALES continues to progress at Govan, while the aft island for the first ship is underway at the company’s Scotstoun yard. BAE Systems is also manufacturing sections of hull at its Portsmouth facility. Additionally, the company is responsible for the design integration and testing of the ships’ complex mission and advanced communications systems.The aircraft carriers HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a unique partnering relationship between BAE Systems, Thales UK, Babcock and the UK Ministry of Defence. BAE Systems has an overarching role in managing the QE Class programme, as well as playing a central role in the design and build of the ships.The QE Class will be the centre piece of Britain’s military capability. Each 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier will provide the armed forces with a four acre military operating base which can be deployed worldwide. The vessels will be versatile enough to be used for operations ranging from supporting war efforts to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 15, 2012; Image: BAE Systems View post tag: Naval Training & Educationlast_img read more

MDSU 2 Salvages T-34C Turbomentor Aircraft (USA)

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today MDSU 2 Salvages T-34C Turbomentor Aircraft (USA) Share this article View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas MDSU 2’s Area Search Platoon (ASP) conducted towed, side-scan sonar searches 200 feet around the suspected crash site May 15 locating the T-34C approximately two miles off the coast of Texas 50 feet below. The ASP supports salvage operations by using sonar and unmanned underwater vehicles to locate an object of interest.From May 19-27, MDSU 2’s ASP conducted a debris field survey and mapped the wreckage site using a Seabotix remotely operated vehicle. Navy Divers from MDSU Co. 2-2 conducting scuba dives from a rigid hull inflatable boat cleared small debris and began marking and rigging larger pieces for recovery by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne (WLM-561), completing salvage operations on May 27.“We wouldn’t have been able to do these heavy lifts without the help of the Coast Guard,” said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Justin Wallace, assigned to MDSU 2 Co. 2-3.The team had to deal with limited visibility, a challenging bottom current and adverse weather conditions in addition to the difficulty in finding solid rigging points for the debris.“We utilized good salvage survey techniques in order to determine good lift points for the large pieces of wreckage,” said Navy Diver 2nd Class Patrick Lane, assigned to MDSU 2 Co. 2-2. “The condition of the wreck made it difficult to find solid rigging points.”All aircraft debris was then handed over to the Navy’s Aircraft Mishap Board to support their investigation.Two aviators assigned to Training Squadron 28 at Naval Station Corpus Christi escaped from the T-34 earlier this month unharmed during a training flight.MDSU 2 is an expeditionary mobile unit homeported at Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Ft. Story in Virginia Beach, Va., and has successfully conducted salvage operations to support TWA Flight 800, Swiss Air Flight 111, the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse in Minnesota, the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, two U.S. Air Force F-16Cs, and a downed MH-53E off the coast of Virginia in January.[mappress]Press Release, May 30, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Salvages Authorities MDSU 2 Salvages T-34C Turbomentor Aircraft (USA) May 30, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Turbomentor View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: MDSU 2 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: T-34C Navy Sailors and Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 found and salvaged a downed T-34C Turbomentor aircraft off the coast of Texas, May 14-27.last_img read more

Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in Final Preps

first_img View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Exercise Back to overview,Home naval-today Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in Final Preps View post tag: americas August 11, 2015 View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Dawn Blitz View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 2015 Naval, aviation and ground forces from the United States, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand are scheduled to participate in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 off the coast and ashore in Southern California from August 31 to September 9.Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB15) is a multinational amphibious exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and partner nation operational capabilities and interoperability. DB15 will also test military forces in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore.Units from U.S. Third Fleet (C3F) and I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) will utilize latest technologies and live exercise techniques to accomplish Dawn Blitz 2015 training objectives.DB15 will involve the compositing of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) and the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG 3) as a brigade-level task force. U.S. and partner nations will conduct live-fire training at sea and ashore, Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) training, sea-basing operations and tactical amphibious operations from ship to shore.Australia, Colombia and Chile will also integrate military personnel within the U.S. military staff to collaborate on the latest operational strategies and build a shared understanding of how to conduct coalition sea-basing and amphibious operations ashore.This exercise is one of a series of amphibious training events on both coasts of the U.S. that take place alternating years. Last year on the East Coast, Bold Alligator 2014 exercised U.S. and coalition forces across a broad range of sea-based vessels while conducting amphibious operations at sea and ashore as well as training in support of contingency operations.Exercises like Dawn Blitz 2015 provide realistic, relevant training necessary for effective global crisis response expected of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.[mappress mapid=”16640″]Image: US Navy Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in Final Prepslast_img read more

HNLMS Van Amstel Returns Home

first_img Share this article Authorities After a 4 month-deployment in the Caribbean, the Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose Frigate HNLMS Van Amstel arrived to Den Helder on September 23.The ship has been deployed on anti-drug operations and coastguard duties in the Caribbean.Working in collaboration with an American Law Enforcement Detachment, the Dutch Navy vessels conducted anti-drug tasks in the Caribbean. The boarding team had access to a helicopter to intercept drug traffickers in fast boats.During the four-month deployment Van Amstel has implemented several boarding missions on suspicious vessels and thereby contributed to the disruption of drug trafficking routes.[mappress mapid=”17012″]Image: Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Van Amstel Returns Home View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy September 25, 2015 View post tag: HLNMS Van Amstel Back to overview,Home naval-today HNLMS Van Amstel Returns Home View post tag: Den Helderlast_img read more

Adjunct- English

first_imgDescription/Job SummaryMust possess a broad understanding of developmental education,student success and learning strategiesExperience facilitating instruction with technology (Canvas andother tools);Patience and excellent communication skillsTeaching subject matter to first time in college studentsDeliver master curriculum (basic syllabus will be provided) andguide instruction in an engaging and intentional mannerAssess student engagement/understanding during each classsessionCollect and grade assignments; provide timely, thoughtful andconstructive feedback to studentsWork closely with Mayor’s Scholars Program staff to identifypotential academic and non-academic barriers to learningRequired QualificationsA Master of Arts degree in English, Literature, Composition, orRhetoricOne (1) year of teaching experiencePreferred QualificationsFacilitating instruction in an urban settinglast_img read more

Widdecombe to host quiz show

first_imgAnn Widdecombe is to host a brand new quiz show titled ‘Cleverdicks’. An alumnus of Lady Margaret Hall, Widdecombe is aiming to make viewers smarter and teach them a thing or two.Widdecombe retired from politics in 2010, having been a prominent Conservative Member of Parliament since 1987; after retiring, she gained showbiz fame with her unusual performance in Strictly Come Dancing.The quiz show will feature contestants of “Mastermind level” but apparently will not be as hard as University Challenge. They will play for a money prize and compete for the title of ‘Cleverdick’.Widdecombe, who has two degrees in Latin in PPE, will ask questions such as, “Which city was invaded and occupied by Italy on 20 September 1870?” and “In medicine, what does a ‘sphygmomanometer’ measure?” (Rome and blood pressure, respectively).On Widdecombe’s new role as a quiz show host, one LMH student commented, “What a good idea, Ann is just full of them.”Other notable LMH alumni include Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan, and Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education.last_img read more

Covered Market thief dies in hospital

first_imgAt 9 o’clock on the 30th of March, two men were seen walking through the Covered Market in motorcycle helmets and pushing a motorbike. They are said to have been armed with a pickaxe. Police received a phone call from the jeweller at around 9.15 to report the robbery. Whilst the thieves failed to retrieve anything from the jeweller, one of the thieves was detained by a member of the public as they tried to make their escape. The man, who was treated on the scene by members of the South Central Ambulance Service was rushed to the John Radcliffe hospital, where he died on Sunday. He was later identified as Clint Townsend, aged 33.A post mortem is scheduled in order to determine cause of death but it is believed that the man suffered a cardiac arrest at the scene. The other thief left the Market and disposed of the helmet in Blue Boar Street before boarding a bus. According to the police he got off the bus somewhere in the Clarendon area. He was described as being white and wearing a black and white t-shirt and blue jeans.Police have confirmed that the motorbike used during the robbery, a green Kawasaki ZX600 was stolen from an address in Botley Road on the previous Wednesday.Two men aged 31 and 32 were arrested by the police on suspicion of robbery,  but have since been released on bail.Unconfirmed reports have suggested that a smoke grenade was used by the thieves but failed to detonate.Esther Hodges, a first year student at Keble commented that “you just don’t expect it, it happens in Morse but that is about it. It’s good to get a reminder of the real world problems that are out there, especiallywhen exams are coming up – revision is put into perspective by this incident”.Aditya Pandey a classicist at Somerville was blunter, telling Cherwell that while “maybe crime doesn’t pay, Oxford’s  reputation as a safe town, devoid of crime seems to be breaking down.”Det Supt Chris Ward who is leading the investigation said: “I am asking anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant they believe it to be, to get in touch.“I would like to reassure residents that I have a team of detectives working on this investigation to ensure that we catch whoever is responsible and I urge anyone who might have been in the area of the Covered Market and seen any suspicious activity, to contact the police immediately.”Employees at the John Gowing jeweller declined to comment.last_img read more

Exeter Library temporarily loses 24 hour privileges

first_imgExeter College Library has temporarily revoked its 24-hour opening privileges after “an accumulation of unacceptable breaches of the Library rules”. In an email sent out to all junior members on Tuesday, the Fellow Librarian, Fara Dabhoiwala, informed students that the Library would only be open during staffed, week-day hours for the remainder of the week because of breaches of the Library rules.In the email she stated that: “In recent weeks there has been an accumulation of unacceptable breaches of the Library rules, and disrespect of the Library’s staff.“In accordance with College rules, I am therefore temporarily withdrawing the privilege of 24-hour opening.“For the remainder of this week, the Library will be open during normal, staffed, week-day hours, i.e. 9.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. It will be closed after 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. It will also remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.”The 24-hour opening privilege will be reinstated on Monday 31st March, however, the College have warned that if there are any further incidents of eating, drinking, or inappropriate behaviour, it will be withdrawn again.The Librarian went on to say, “I am well aware that not everyone breaks the rules; and also that it may be a serious hardship to some students if the Library has to be closed again out of hours during Trinity Term. But unstaffed out-of-hours opening can only work if the junior members of the College collectively take responsibility for treating the Library and its staff with respect.”The College Rector, Frances Cairncross, commented, “Students working for exams are, as always, able to borrow books and to study in their rooms.”last_img read more

Oxford comes second to Cambridge in new rankings

first_imgAs well as claiming to offer better punting and more Nobel prize winners, Cambridge now have the satisfaction of being ahead of Oxford in university league tables once again.The rankings, recently released by the Guardian, rate each university on a wide range of metrics. These include student satisfaction with their teaching course, quality of feedback, spending and number of staff per student, entry tariff and whether the graduate career after six months.The data was compiled by an independent company using information provided by the universities themselves and drawn from the National Survey of Students to measure satisfaction scores.Oxford did top Cambridge on student satisfaction with teaching, achieving 92.9 points against the other institution’s 91.3, and satisfaction with courses, 91.6 to 88. Oxford also spends more per student, while Cambridge edges out its rival in jobs, with 89.6 holding a career after six month to 87.6 from Oxford, and higher UCAS point entry tariff s – a score of 600.1 to 576.9.Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews have held first, second and third positions respectively for the third year in a row, and Surrey holds onto a fourth place from last year. The big mover is Loughborough, which has shot from 11 to joint fourth since last year.Oxford edged out Cambridge in both Mathematics and Economics, but was ranked lower in some staples like Classics, Law and History.An Oxford University spokesman told Cherwell, “The various university ranking tables vary greatly in their criteria and in their placings from year to year. What is most important is that across these tables, Oxford is consistently ranked among the world’s leading institutions, both for the strength of its research and the quality of its teaching.”First year History and Politics student and Oxford resident Hugh Tappin cited the greater range of course options as one of the reasons he chose his hometown over Cambridge as well as the nightlife.He told Cherwell he made the decision “principally because they don’t do HisPol at Cambridge and it’s very small: I have heard bad things about the night life – there’s a distinct lack of Bridge.“You can’t really say no to the Rad Cam being your faculty library and despite what people say about History at Oxford being very traditional, there is actually a fair degree of choice and you’re not as bound to studying British kings and queens as some people would have you believe.”Some took a silver lining from the loss. “Both educational institutions are world class and the constant competition between us is what create the environment where we keep improving and developing,” first year Magdalen student Hannah McNicol said.last_img read more

USI To Honor Military Veterans With Series Of Events

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana’s Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center will honor veterans with a series of events January 22-29.A nationally touring photo-display honoring Indiana military who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone since September 11, 2001 is coming to Evansville.The University will host the “Remembering Our Fallen” war memorial from January 22-29 in the Screaming Eagles Arena, first floor concourse. The memorial will be open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until January 29th when the exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in order to move to the next site.“Remembering Our Fallen” (Indiana) visits the hometowns of the Fallen as well as other communities around the state.A public opening ceremony open will be held at 10 a.m. on January 24th at the Screaming Eagles Arena and will include the dedication of the POW/MIA Chair of Honor memorial which will remain a permanent fixture for all to view year round.“We are very honored to host the newest memorial to our veterans and to dedicate a memorial that will stand as a reminder that there are still service members who have yet to return home,” said Joel Matherly, assistant director of the USI’s Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center.“Remembering Our Fallen” was established in November 2010. It was built to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, to provide comfort to friends and family of the fallen and to remind others of the tremendous cost paid by some.In addition to the memorial, USI will host its seventh annual Hoops for Troops Military Appreciation game Saturday, January 25 to honor members of the United States Armed Forces when the Screaming Eagles host Quincy University for a Great Lakes Valley Conference men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader. Game time for the women’s game is 1 p.m., while the men’s contest is slated for 3:15 p.m.Veterans, military personnel and their guests will receive up to five free tickets per veteran to the games with their military identification or proof of service at the front of the Screaming Eagles Arena ticket window. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Post 324 and the USI Student Veteran Association.For more information on the memorial visit http://www.rememberingourfallen.org.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more