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


first_img88, of Bayonne, passed away on August 23, 2017, at Bayonne Medical Center surrounded by her family. Patricia was born in Jersey City and resided most of her life in Bayonne. A proud homemaker, Patricia’s focus and joy in life was her family. She was a member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary in Jersey City. Patricia was predeceased by her husband John in 1986, her parents, Joseph and Hilda (Ahern) James, and her siblings. Left to cherish her memory are her 3 sons, John and his wife Barbara, Richard and his longtime companion Marie Czok and Robert and his wife Jacquelyn, and her 6 grandchildren, Michele, Bryan and his wife Molly, Ian, Evan, Robyn, and Cassidy, and 1 great-grandchild, Hudson. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more


first_imgA funeral mass took place Jan. 18 at St. Anthony Church, Union City, for Mary Ann Molinari, 68, of Union City. She passed away surrounded by her family on Jan. 13. She was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident of Union City. Mary Ann was vice president for Dress Barn Co. in Suffern, N.Y. for many years before retiring. She was an active member of Sts. Joseph and Michael Parish as a member of the Veronica’s Veil Guild and served on the Parish Council, Finance and Building committees, Director of the Food Pantry, Youth Group Coordinator and lector as well as a volunteer bookkeeper. She was an ever-present force by her many friends and parish members.Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Ann and James Louis Molinari. She was the sister of James (Donna) Molinari, John (Joan Marie) Molinari, Robert (Maria) Molinari, Michele (James) Foote, Michael Molinari, Richard (Eileen) Molinari and the late Teresa and Joseph L Molinari. She was also survived by her many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.Services arranged by the Leber Funeral Home, Union City.last_img read more

Mayor Jay Gillian: City Hall and Other Project Updates

first_imgCity Hall in Ocean City, NJThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens, posted on Friday, April 4.Dear Friends:A few quick updates:Some offices will begin to move into the renovated ground floor of City Hall next week.  By the end of the week the Tax Collector’s and Tax Assessor’s Offices will be back on the ground floor.  The City Clerk’s Office will remain at 550 Asbury Avenue for a few more weeks until the windows and doors on the 9th Street side of the building are replaced.A preconstruction meeting for the Merion Park road and drainage improvements was held earlier this week and construction will begin shortly.Work will begin shortly to reconstruct the middle dock and fishing pier at the 2nd and Bay Marina.  The docks and pier were destroyed in hurricane Sandy.  The new docks and pier are expected to be complete by summerLast evening a large crowd attended a City Council Workshop regarding the new skatepark.  Councilman DeVlieger gave a report on the project and issues surrounding it and many had a chance to express their opinion.  Any loss of parking remains the biggest concern and a number of excellent ideas came out of the meeting. Our engineering team has already been examining how to reconfigure the lot and increase the number of parking spaces.  Earlier this week we relocated a number of city vehicles that previously parked in this lot.   A combination of these and other simple actions will allow us to have an increased number of spaces in the area during the summer season.  We will continue to discuss this project in the coming weeks.Have a great weekend!Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

In the British Baker archives

first_imgA weird form of treasure hunt, organised at a Lancashire resort, has bothererd the staff of a local café. It was found that cups of tea or coffee were ordered and, having received the usual receipt, the customers paid the money, but attempted to retain the check [receipt]. In some cases the tea or coffee was not touched. The mystery was solved when it was discovered that a local had organised a treasure hunt, one condition of which was the production of a check from the particular café. A more pointless and peculiar scheme it is difficult to imagine. On the face of it, it would seem that the café would benefit by increased turnover and a little advertisement. But any advantage of this kind would be easily outweighed by the inconvenience to the staff occasioned by the inteference with the ordinary clerical routine, as a result of which it would be impossible to analyse the takings properly. Such schemes should obviously be discouraged.last_img read more

News story: Update for Carillion workers: claiming redundancy payments

first_img in total, to date 6,668 jobs have been saved and 989 jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation further information about rights in redundancy is available on continued support by Carillion’s public and private sector customers is enabling as many employees as possible to be retained in the interim until all contracts have been worked through All employees of the group will be eligible to make a claim for redundancy, including those transferring to new suppliers.We have established a specialist team spanning both the Redundancy Payments Service in the Insolvency Service and the company’s HR department to process these payments as quickly as possible. You should expect receive the information you need to submit your claim within seven days of being made redundant or transferring to a new employer.As a result of the systems we have established to prioritise these payments we are aiming to pay your claim quicker than our agreed 14 day target.Additional information To be notified of future updates from the Official Receiver please register to receive an email alert.last_img read more

Subway to launch new health-focused ad campaign

first_imgSandwich chain Subway is to launch a new health-focused advertising campaign next week, featuring sports stars.Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and international boxer Anthony Ogogo are shown requesting more salad in their low-fat subs in the ad, which is designed to reflect the work Subway has been doing with the Department of Health.The sandwich brand said it was currently in discussions to become one of the first signatories to the latest of the UK Government’s Responsibility Deal pledges, which aims to improve access to fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.The £1m ‘Where Winners Eat’ campaign will air on national television from 21 November, and will be supported through social media, PR, and SUBCARD communications.Subway will also be working with Irish rugby star Tommy Bowe who will join the likes of Smith and Ogogo, as the latest Subway Famous Fan in the UK. The parallel campaign will run across national television in the Republic of Ireland.last_img read more

Watch Gregg Allman And Dickey Betts Play “Melissa” In Duane’s Honor

first_img“Melissa” was always Duane Allman‘s favorite song to hear his brother sing. So ten years after his death, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, and “Dangerous” Dan Toler took the stage at NBC Studios to perform the emotional song in his honor.Gregg Allman would often recount memories of his brother Duane at the dinner table, asking him to “play that song… the one about the girl.” While the core of the band died in the early 1970s, when Duane and Berry Oakley died in motorcycle accidents a year apart from each other, the last 40+ years have been dedicated to prolonging the life of the music through the remaining members, and whatever iteration of players the original bandmates recruited throughout time.The music stayed strong for 45 years, until the Allman Brothers Band officially played their last show in October of 2014. While Gregg, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe all played in their respective bands outside of the ABB, there was still hope that the band would reunite for a 50th anniversary. With the deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks this year, we regret to realize the time has passed.Gregg Allman’s voice and songwriting has proved timeless already, and will continue to warm our hearts for years to come. Watch the 1981 performance, and take a moment to let it sink in.last_img read more

So doggone complicated

first_imgDogs in all their amazing variety — tall or short, pug-nosed or snouted, curly haired or straight, mastiff or teacup — are the same species, Elaine Ostrander reminded the audience, standing before an almost comical image of a giant harlequin Great Dane and a tiny Chihuahua.Being the same species means that even breeds at opposite ends of the size spectrum can breed, as unlikely as that may seem from a practical standpoint. It also means they share the same genetic code, except for the part responsible for breed traits. That makes those genes stand out and makes dogs ideal subjects for genetic studies, Ostrander said.Ostrander, who runs a comparative genetics laboratory at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute, described her lab’s work during a lunchtime seminar on Thursday in the Northwest Laboratory, sponsored by the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Over the past several years, Ostrander’s lab has made some landmark findings, including tracking dog size to a single gene, finding three genes for coat variation, and discovering a mutation for the short-legged characteristic of corgis, dachshunds, and similar breeds.In the genes of dogs, researchers not only learn more about specific breed traits, they also gain insight into similar human traits that might be related to disease.Ostrander (left) meets with Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard professor of organismic and evolutionary biology and molecular and cellular biology. The talk was sponsored by the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.For example, research led by Heidi Parker in Ostrander’s lab searched for the genes responsible for the short-legged, big-boned breeds like corgis, which have an analogue in human asymmetrical dwarfism. Researchers examining dog skull characteristics to understand the genetic basis for differences between pug-nosed breeds like boxers and long-nosed breeds like Afghan hounds found a gene that might be applicable in human cases of frontal bossy, where the forehead is prominent and rounded; hypertelorism, where the eyes are spaced abnormally far apart; and short philtrum, where the distance between the upper lip and the nose is abnormally small.Ostrander’s work has been greatly aided by the cooperation of the many breed associations in the United States and around the world, which helped to stock her freezer with 13,000 small DNA samples from registered dogs.There are 300 breeds recognized worldwide, each of which resulted from careful mating to emphasize specific characteristics. Ostrander said her research actually began as a search for the genes responsible for breed-specific behaviors, but that has proven very difficult to nail down. Physical traits, however, have proven easier to track through DNA.Ostrander’s research doesn’t just focus on healthy dogs’ traits. The inbreeding required to cement characteristics in dogs’ genetic profiles sometimes carries undesirable side effects in the form of a breed’s heightened susceptibility to specific diseases.In research on a disease that strikes standard poodles — but only those with black coats — researchers found that a susceptibility to squamous cell cancer of the nailbed was associated with a gene involved in pigmentation. It was the first case identified where breeders have specifically selected a disease gene in order to get a particular morphological trait, Ostrander said.Ostrander uses a technique called genomewide association studies, in which the entire genome is scanned looking for genes that are turned on and off. By comparing the profiles of many individuals of different breeds, researchers can zoom in on likely candidate genes turned on in one breed but not in another that doesn’t share the trait. With dogs having been bred for specific traits for hundreds of years, the signal is sometimes far stronger than can be found using similar techniques in humans.In some cases, like the work on pug-nosed dogs, researchers take the research a step further and confirm their candidate gene through genetic studies with another lab animal. For instance, they turned off the candidate gene in zebrafish, a common laboratory animal used in developmental studies.“We sort of made ourselves little pug-nosed zebrafish,” Ostrander said.last_img read more

Sting’s The Last Ship Will Set Sail to Scandinavia

first_imgAll aboard! has confirmed that the short-lived but loved Great White Way musical The Last Ship will dock in Norway, Sweden and Finland over the next two years. Sting, who received a 2015 Tony nomination for his score of the tuner, is also in talks to bring the show home to his native U.K.The Last Ship will play in Oslo in 2016 before heading to Stockholm and Helsinki in 2017; the musical will be performed in each country’s local language.Featuring a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, The Last Ship is inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences and his album of the same name. It is set in an English seafaring town that operates around the local shipyard and follows Gideon Fletcher, a man who left home to see the world and returns fourteen years later to find that the future of the shipyard is in danger. The shipyard’s workers decide to take their fate into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that has defined their existence.The high-profile tuner opened officially at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 26, 2014, directed by Joe Mantello. Sting himself joined the cast of the show mid run in an attempt to improve ticket sales, but the musical shuttered on January 24, 2015 after 29 previews and 105 regular performances. View Commentslast_img read more