Raytheon Anschütz contracted for research vessel deliveries

first_img March 27, 2017 Equipment & technology Ship designer VARD has contracted German Raytheon Anschütz for the supply of a Synapsis integrated navigation system (INS) to an advanced research vessel that is being built in India.The Synapsis INS is part of a large equipment and electrical installation package, which VARD Electro AS will provide to Cochin Shipyard Ltd.The INS consists of a total of six workstations for chart radar, ECDIS and conning, all connected through a redundant Ethernet-based local area network (LAN). The system manages all routes and charts, sharing data across the network.Raytheon Anschütz will also deliver S-band- and X-band network-based radar sensors, the top-of-the-range NP 5000 autopilot, and a fully redundant inertial navigation system.Raytheon Anschütz’s Norway-based partner Syberg AS will be responsible for the supply and commissioning. Share this article View post tag: Raytheon Anschütz Raytheon Anschütz to supply navigation system for new research vessel Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon Anschütz to supply navigation system for new research vessel last_img read more

The Netherlands to begin construction of new CSS

first_img View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy The cabinet of the Dutch government has submitted a D-letter to the parliament to begin the construction of the combat support ship (CSS) Zr.Ms. Den Helder, shipbuilder Damen said.The D-letter, part of the Defense Materiel Process (DMP), is the conclusive letter announcing the procurement decision for a large military project.With this new ship, the supply capacity of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) will once again expand to two ships.The construction contract for the combat support ship has been awarded to Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS).As explained, the new CSS is based on the design of the joint support ship Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman. By taking an existing design as a basis, it is possible to deliver the ship in 2024.The almost 200-meter-long ship will have a 75-person crew and can also take an additional 75 people on board. There will be room for several helicopters and around twenty containers, according to Damen.The engineering of the CSS will largerly take place in the Netherlands and a large number of components will be delivered by Dutch suppliers. The CSS is built by Damen in Romania, after which the ship’s final components and the combat management system will be installed in Den Helder.In addition to the CSS, DSNS will build the new frigates replacing the M-frigates of both the Belgian and Dutch navies. The yard was also selected last week, together with its Swedish partner Saab Kockums, for the next phase in the replacement program of the Walrus class submarines. Share this article View post tag: CSScenter_img View post tag: Damen Photo: Photo: Damenlast_img read more

City Council Meeting Information May 8, 2017

first_imgCostco WholesaleCorporation, Bruce CoffeyC2 to C4Theodore R. Johnson, TJ Design Strategies, Ltd. Owner: Ward: An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds McGinnFinance Chair McGinn 5/22/2017Russ Lloyd, Jr., City ControllerAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 119 W. Franklin Street and 121 W. Franklin StreetAndrew & Lori Ricketts Owner: Andrew & Lori Ricketts R4 to C4 w/ UDC Ward: 3 HargisAndrew & Lori RickettsAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1021 E. Sycamore Street and 201, 205, 209, 211, 215, 217, 219, 221, 223, 301, 307, 309 and 315 S. New York Avenue New Odyssey Investments, LLC4 Robinson SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONSAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers & Re-Appropriations Within the Department of Metropolitan DevelopmentMcGinnFinance Chair McGinn 5/8/2017Kelley Coures, DMDAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Re-Appropriations within the Department of Metropolitan DevelopmentMcGinnFinance Chair McGinn 5/8/2017 Kelley Coures, DMDAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 525 S. Green River RoadDennis W. Gensic Owner: GPM 517, LLCC1 to C2 Ward: 3 Hargis Dennis W. GensicAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as a Portion of Parcel Known as 1501 N. Burkhardt RoadAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in Vanderburgh County, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as E. Virginia Street, 5401 E. Virginia Street, 5431 E. Virginia StreetBulkley Investments, LLC Owner: Bulkley Investments, LLC C4 to M1 Ward: 1 McGinnBret Sermersheim, Morley & Associates ORDINANCE F-2017-07Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE R-2017-12Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative:ORDINANCE R-2017-13Petitioner:Requested Change: Representative:VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS Owner: Ward: FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare I. INTRODUCTIONII. APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDAIII. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONSIV. SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAYV. CONSENT AGENDA: FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS Hirsch-Martin Development, LLC1 McGinn New OdysseyInvestments, LLCR2 to C4 & M1Mark S. Samila, Esq., Kahn, Deese, Donovan & Kahn, LLP VII. REGULAR AGENDA: ORDINANCE F-2017-05Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE F-2017-06Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE R-2017-04Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative:ORDINANCE R-2017-05Petitioner:Requested Change: Representative:ORDINANCE R-2017-06Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative:VIII. RESOLUTION DOCKET IX. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESSTHE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, May 22, 2017 at 5:30p.m.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESSX. COMMITTEEREPORTSXI. ADJOURNMENTlast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: DCS IS A FAILED GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY

first_imgDCS IS A FAILED GOVERNMENTAL AGENCYMy niece has a daughter who is evil.  She has 2 kids by different fathers.  She’s a drug addict, shoplifter, no job, mean and cruel. Her little baby daughter almost drowned in the bathtub. She just left her in the tub and went to the kitchen to eat.  Thank God my niece was there and heard her choking and saved her life. She has a 7-year-old son too.In short, my niece’s daughter has spent time in jail. My niece, the boy’s grandmother and the little girl’s grandmother want custody of the kids.  My niece wants the boy and the other grandmother wants the girl.  They both went to court with attorneys in Indianapolis to get custody of the kids.They went at different times and had two different judges. Both judges would not let the grandparents or their attorney speak. They let my nieces daughter and her drug buddies speak. Course they told a bunch of lies.DCS just keep giving the kids back to their mother.  This is so wrong, I can’t believe it. DCS continually puts these kids into a drug environment over and over again. To hell with the kids. No wonder DCS has so many lawsuits against them. It amazes me that anyone would even want to work for DCS.Name Withheld By RequestFootnote: City -County Observer posted to letter without option, bias or editing. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

St. Ann Hoboken to Host Annual Wintertide Concert

first_img1 / 4    2 / 4    3 / 4    4 / 4  ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 4    2 / 4    3 / 4    4 / 4  ❮ ❯ Wintertide: A Celebration of the Season promises to be a one-of-a kind concert led by American musician and band leader, Jeremy Beck.The second annual Wintertide will feature an immersive world music experience for all in attendance, including original compositions and new arrangements of your favorite Christmas classics performed by 10 acclaimed musicians.center_img Proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise of Hudson County, a shelter for families experiencing homelessness.Wintertide will be held on Thursday, December 12th at St. Ann Catholic Church (704 Jefferson Street, Hoboken) at 8:00 p.m., with a reception following.Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite,  (https://jeremybeckswintertide.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw)or by calling (201) 659-1114.last_img read more

Mayor Promises No Tax Increase In 2019

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian reads his 2019 State of the City address. By Donald WittkowskiDelivering a dose of good news to homeowners, Mayor Jay Gillian announced during his annual State of the City address Thursday night that there will be no increase in local property taxes in the 2019 municipal budget.Gillian also used his speech to tout the city’s strong financial condition and an ambitious five-year capital plan that proposes more than $100 million in spending for an array of infrastructure projects from the beach to the bay to the Boardwalk.“As we begin a new year, I want to thank you all for working together to make Ocean City a truly exceptional place to live, work and play,” he told members of City Council. “I’m proud to report: The state of Ocean City is stronger than ever.”Giving a sneak preview of the city’s proposed $90.7 million operating budget for 2019, the mayor stressed that it keeps local taxes stable.For the owner of a typical home assessed at $675,000, the annual local tax bill will be about $3,100. The figure does not include county or school taxes, said Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer.Donato is expected to give a detailed report on the budget at an upcoming Council meeting. The governing body will scrutinize the spending plan before it introduces the budget, followed by a public hearing and final vote.Members of City Council listen to a presentation on the budget and capital plan by the mayor and his senior aides.The city’s finances have been strengthened by its growing tax base, including $133 million in new ratables in this year alone, Gillian said. He also noted that a new arrangement for retirement healthcare benefits saved the city more than $2.2 million.“Revenues from 2018 were up by about $280,000,” Gillian said. “These factors helped us continue our infrastructure improvements without raising the tax rate.”Road and drainage improvements, beach replenishment projects, the Boardwalk’s recent reconstruction and the dredging of the shallow back bays will all pay dividends as the city looks to make itself even more appealing to residents and tourists, he said.“As mayor, I will make sure our city is clean, safe and family-friendly and will commit the resources to make that happen,” he pledged. “I know City Council and the city team are with me in our continued goals. We all share a common mission, so future generations can enjoy the Ocean City we all know and love.”In the past three years, in particular, Gillian has placed a heavy emphasis on capital projects to catch up on what he has described as the city’s aging and long-neglected infrastructure.He pointed out that during his nine years as mayor, the city has completely rebuilt more than 35 percent of its 110 miles of roads and alleys.“From the start, City Council and the city administration made a priority of addressing the most common complaints: Fix our roads – help with flooding,” he said.Dredging projects to clear out the city’s sediment-choked lagoons are a major priority in 2019.The city is in the process of completing major drainage improvements to help reduce flooding in the midsection of town and expects to finish a similar project in the north end by April. Gillian said those projects reflect Ocean City’s aggressive action to protect the island from floods.“New study after study tells us what we already know: Barrier islands flood. But unlike others, Ocean City is taking a lead in finding solutions,” he said.“The elevation of homes and infrastructure, installation of pumping stations, replacement of bulkheads and barriers, creation of living shorelines, the purchase of open space and various other ideas are all part of our work,” he added.A major theme of his State of the City address was his emphasis on more capital projects to come in 2019 as well as in the next five years. To that end, Gillian and his top aides unveiled the city’s proposed $108.3 million, five-year capital plan, a sweeping blueprint for construction projects that will span the entire island.“There are a lot of moving parts to this plan,” Donato told Council. “We’re doing some catch-up, where we are still completing road projects.”Road and drainage improvements continue to be big-ticket projects in the capital plan.The capital plan calls for nearly $33.3 million worth of projects in 2019. Big-ticket items planned for this year include a total of $6 million in road and drainage upgrades, $3 million for dredging along the back bays, $2 million for beach replenishment and $2.1 million in improvements to the historic Music Pier, the city’s main concert venue.The city’s Sports and Civic Center is in line for $2.2 million in upgrades this year, including new restrooms, locker rooms and concessions. Gillian said the Sports and Civic Center’s facelift will make the facility, as well as the adjacent Carey Stadium, more attractive to college teams wanting to rent out both sites, producing more revenue for the city.Construction projects to fulfill the city’s affordable housing obligations are another major part of the 2019 capital plan. In total, the city plans to spend $6.6 million to build or rehabilitate affordable housing sites for senior citizens and low-income families.“We are obligated to make major investments in affordable housing, and it’s important to provide this basic need for all our residents” Gillian said.The city’s affordable housing sites include Bayview Manor and Peck’s Beach Village. They are operated by the Ocean City Housing Authority.Bayview Manor is slated for $2.7 million in rehabilitation work in 2019. Part of the flood-prone Peck’s Beach Village site will be demolished and replaced with a new 33-unit affordable housing project for senior citizens next to Bayview Manor.The city’s share of the new senior citizens housing project is expected to be $3.7 million. The Ocean City Housing Authority, meanwhile, plans to contribute $4.2 million in funding to the project using a federal Hurricane Sandy recovery grant.State of the City address: www.ocnj.us/Proposed 2019 budget: www.ocnj.us/financeCapital plan: www.ocnj.us/projectslast_img read more

Electric vehicle maker makes plans to move into AM General plant

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Electric vehicle maker makes plans to move into AM General plant WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Photo Courtesy of ABC 57 The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has announced that a company from Michigan has announced intentions to invest in and move operations to the former AM General plant in Mishawaka.Below is the full release:MISHAWAKA, Ind. (Dec. 17, 2020) – Electric Last Mile, Inc. (ELMS), an electric vehicle (EV) company focused on commercial and delivery fleet vehicles, announced intentions today to establish operations and launch production at the former AM General commercial plant in Mishawaka. Subject to the completion of ELMS’ recently announced business combination with Forum Merger III Corporation (Nasdaq: FIII), the company plans to create up to 960 new jobs by the end of 2024 to support its expansion plans in Indiana.“ELMS’ decision to fuel its growth in Indiana is a testament to the state’s business-friendly environment, strong automotive sector and skilled, diverse workforce,” said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “We’re excited ELMS is choosing to launch production at the former AM General facility in Mishawaka and look forward to supporting their growth as the company delivers advanced electric vehicle solutions and creates hundreds of quality career opportunities for Hoosiers.”The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based company plans to invest more than $300 million in the 675,500-square-foot former AM General facility at 12900 McKinley Highway in Mishawaka. The facility is expected to support the production and assembly of ELMS’ electric Urban Delivery vehicle, with the capacity to manufacture up to 100,000 vehicles annually. The company plans to launch production by the third quarter of 2021.To support its Indiana operations, the company plans to add up to 140 positions by the end of 2021 and ramp up hiring over the next few years. ELMS plans to hire for positions in production, engineering and administration. Interested applicants may apply at electriclastmile.com.“Indiana was a natural choice for us given our product roadmap, the highly-trained and motivated workforce, and the logistics of moving finished goods within the U.S.,” said Jim Taylor, co-founder and CEO of ELMS. “We couldn’t be more pleased to launch our production operations in Indiana.”ELMS’ commercial electric vehicles will offer efficient last mile solutions for commercial fleet providers. The company’s electric Urban Delivery vehicle is expected to provide 170 cubic feet of cargo space, 150 miles of range capacity, and advanced onboard and wireless data capabilities to optimize fleet planning and tracking. Once launched, the vehicle is expected to be the only Class 1 EV in the U.S.“This project puts St. Joseph County on the forefront of the electrical transportation movement and continues our long history of being industry leaders in manufacturing,” said Andrew Kostielney, president of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered ELMS up to $10 million in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in conditional training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The IEDC also offered up to $2.8 million in conditional tax credits from the Hoosier Business Investment (HBI) tax credit program based on the company’s planned capital investment in Indiana. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired. St. Joseph County will consider additional incentives at the request of the St. Joseph County Division of Economic Development.Indiana is a leader in manufacturing, with 8,500 manufacturing facilities and the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation. With more than 500 automotive suppliers and five original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies, Indiana supports the second largest automotive sector by GDP in the U.S., producing more than 1.3 million cars and light trucks annually. Twitter Pinterest Previous articleTwo suspects arrested in connection with Waterford Glen Apartments deadly shootingsNext articleCity of Goshen passes bonus for Mayor Carl Stutsman Google+ By Carl Stutsman – December 17, 2020 0 387 Google+last_img read more

Five SEAS computer science students named 2011 Siebel Scholars

first_imgFive students dedicated to the study of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) were named among the recipients of the 2011 Siebel Scholars awards.Karim Atiyeh (M.S. candidate), Michael Lyons (Ph.D. candidate), Geoffrey Mainland (Ph.D. candidate), Rohan Murty (Ph.D. candidate), and Yinan Zhu ’11 (joint A.B./S.M. candidate) will all receive a $35,000 award for their final year of graduate studies. From facial recognition to CPU brains to novel wireless networks, the scholarship winners are exploring the frontiers of computer science.The students are among other honorees hailing from Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Tsinghua University in China, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.Siebel Scholars are selected from among students who rank in the top of their class and are chosen by the dean of their respective schools on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated qualities of leadership.SEAS Dean Cherry A. Murray will host a reception for the winners later this fall. To read more on the students and their projects, visit the SEAS website.last_img read more

Plaza WinterFest 2018 begins Jan. 22

first_imgHarvard Common Spaces announces the second annual Plaza WinterFest. Enjoy the outdoors with easy to play games, a wide variety of food to sample, and fire pits to keep warm all at the Plaza, located just outside the Science Center..Beginning Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 enjoy ice lane games; gather around the toasty fire pits; play games like ping pong, foosball, and cornhole; and sample some of the tasty treats courtesy of the Common Spaces food truck program including Bon Me, Rhythm ‘N Wraps, Tenoch, Stoked, and more.  Zinneken’s will specialize in WinterFest s’mores and other wintery delights, and hot chocolate will be available through Harvard Student Agencies.Plaza WinterFest opens daily at noon and is open until 8 p.m.  On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, fire pits are lit starting at 3:00 p.m. and WinterFest is open late, until 9 p.m.The program is collaboratively managed by Common Spaces and Harvard Student Agencies. For more information about the WinterFest schedule, special events, and the food truck schedule, visit www.commonspaces.harvard.edu and Facebook.last_img read more

Experts say global coal industry will not recover from Covid-19 pandemic

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The global coal industry will “never recover” from the Covid-19 pandemic, industry observers predict, because the crisis has proved renewable energy is cheaper for consumers and a safer bet for investors.A long-term shift away from dirty fossil fuels has accelerated during the lockdown, bringing forward power plant closures in several countries and providing new evidence that humanity’s coal use may finally have peaked after more than 200 years. Even before the pandemic, the industry was under pressure due to heightened climate activism, divestment campaigns and cheap alternatives. The lockdown has exposed its frailties even further, wiping billions from the market valuations of the world’s biggest coal miners.As demand for electricity has fallen, many utilities have cut back on coal first, because it is more expensive than gas, wind and solar. In the EU imports of coal for thermal power plants plunged by almost two-thirds in recent months to reach lows not seen in 30 years. The consequences have been felt around the world as well.This week, a new report by the US Energy Information Administration projected the US would produce more electricity this year from renewables than from coal for the first time. Industry analysts predict coal’s share of US electricity generation could fall to just 10% in five years, down from 50% a decade ago. Despite Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to “dig coal,” there are now more job losses and closures in the industry than at any time since Eisenhower’s presidency 60 years ago. Among the latest has been Great River Energy’s plan to shut down a 1.1-gigawatt thermal plant in North Dakota and replace it with wind and gas.More importantly, in India – the world’s second-biggest coal consumer – the government has prioritised cheap solar energy rather than coal in response to a slump in electricity demand caused by Covid-19 and a weak economy. This has led to the first year-on-year fall in carbon emissions in four decades, exceptional air quality, and a growing public clamour for more renewables.“The economics of coal were already under structural pressure before the pandemic,” said Michael Lewis, the head of climate change investment research at French bank BNP Paribas. “And coming out of it these pressures will still be there – but now compounded by the impact of the pandemic.”[Jonathan Watts and Jillian Ambrose]More: Coal industry will never recover after coronavirus pandemic, say experts Experts say global coal industry will not recover from Covid-19 pandemiclast_img read more