First steel cut for Royal New Zealand Navy’s new tanker

first_img View post tag: HHI Construction of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s largest ever vessel, the HMNZS Aotearoa, officially started on January 31 with a steel cutting ceremony at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Ulsan shipyard in South Korea.The ice-going tanker will be launched in March next year, and enter service in 2020.The tanker acquisition was approved by the New Zealand government in June 2014 allowing for a tender to be released in March 2015. The contract was awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries in July that year for $493 million.Aotearoa will be able to refuel two ships at the same time while underway, carry and refuel New Zealand Defence Force helicopters, produce and store water, and store and transport bulk goods.HMNZS Aotearoa has twice the displacement of its decommissioned predecessor HMNZS Endeavour and will carry 30 per cent more fuel.HMNZS Aotearoa will also be a world-first naval “Environship”, with Hyundai using the Rolls-Royce Environship concept design under licence. The design incorporates a new wave-piercing hull, which reduces resistance and lowers fuel use, while its combined diesel electric and diesel propulsion plant has lower fuel emissions than older vessels.The design and capabilities of HMNZS Aotearoa were announced by the Ministry of Defence in 2016. The cost includes the tanker’s enhanced “winterisation” capabilities, such as ice-strengthening for operations in Antarctica, including resupplying McMurdo Station and Scott Base. HMNZS Endeavour was not Antarctic-capable.The Defence White Paper 2016 identified Antarctica as a “focus on increasing international interest” while noting the New Zealand Defence Force’s “critical role” in supporting personnel in the Ross Dependency and monitoring activity in the Southern Ocean. Back to overview,Home naval-today First steel cut for Royal New Zealand Navy’s new tanker Share this article View post tag: RNZN Authorities February 1, 2018 View post tag: HMNZS Aotearoa First steel cut for Royal New Zealand Navy’s new tankerlast_img read more

Man jailed for Tube crash

first_imgA man was jailed for a year on Wednesday for grabbing the wheel of an Oxford Tube coach, causing it to overturn. The incident occurred on the M40 on the 30th August last year. Thomas Roby, 21, of Cavell Road, Oxford, pleaded guilty to the charge of to causing danger to road users by interfering with a motor vehicle.One passenger required hospital treatment, but none were seriously injured in the crash.The Court saw CCTV footage which showed Roby grabbing the wheel, then falling over as the bus toppled. The incident preceded another crash which occurred in December, when an Oxford Tube coach overturned, resulting in 17 people being rushed to hospital, five of whom required surgery.last_img

I&M plans helicopter inspections of area power lines

first_imgIndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Previous articleRegis Philbin laid to rest at Notre DameNext articleAutopsy set for man, 35, found dead in South Bend alley Tommie Lee Pinterest I&M plans helicopter inspections of area power lines (Tommie Lee) Indiana Michigan Power will start the month of August by conducting aerial inspections, on both sides of the state line.Helicopter flights to inspect the high-voltage lines in our area begin Monday.The red and white helicopter will be flying about 50 to 100 feet above the power lines, moving at about 40 miles per hour.It will be seen over South Bend, North Central Indiana, and Southwest Michigan between August 3 and the 15.In the second half of the month, they will cover the Fort Wayne and Muncie areas. Weather could delay the schedule. Anyone with questions or concerns should call I&M. Facebook Google+ By Tommie Lee – July 31, 2020 0 460 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Led Zeppelin Wins ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Plagiarism Lawsuit

first_imgBig news out of California, as a federal jury has found Led Zeppelin not guilty in their plagiarism lawsuit.The suit, which debated whether their most famous song, “Stairway to Heaven”, was actually copied or influenced by the song “Taurus” by the band Spirit, has been going on since April. All three surviving members of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, wound up testifying in the proceedings.The verdict was decided earlier today, shortly after the sides finished their closing arguments. The case had been pursued by the estate of Spirit’s original guitarist and lead songwriter, Randy California, who passed away in 1997.Plant and Page issued a statement, which you can read here:We are grateful for the jury’s conscientious service and pleased that it has ruled in our favor, putting to rest questions about the origins of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and confirming what we have known for 45 years. We appreciate our fans’ support, and look forward to putting this legal matter behind us.” – Jimmy Page and Robert PlantIn honor of their victory in court, take a look back at Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day from their reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2007.last_img read more

Minnesota Timberwolves To Give Fans Exclusive Seven-Inch Vinyl Of Prince’s “Rock and Roll is Alive!”

first_imgThe Minnesota Timberwolves have made a point to celebrate the life and legacy of former Minneapolis native and rock pioneer, Prince, during their 2018-19 N.B.A. season. On Tuesday, the professional basketball organization announced they will treat attendees to a complimentary, seven-inch vinyl pressing of Prince’s 1995 song, “Rock and Roll is Alive! (and it lives in Minneapolis)”, during a game against the Miami Heat on Friday, April 5th. The song initially appeared as the B-side to “Gold” when the single was released on November 30th, 1995.Related: Purple Party Announces NOLA Late-Night With Prince, Snarky Puppy, Tank And The Bangas, TAB, Motet MembersThe exclusive collector’s edition of the 1995 song on vinyl could easily be considered the best promotional giveaway from any professional sports team so far this year, with the possible exception of the Chicago Cubs‘ upcoming “Grateful Dead Night” this summer. It will also be the first time in the league’s history where a record is being given away to fans in attendance at a game.The giveaway comes as a result of the team’s ongoing partnership with the Prince Estate along with Sony Music. The upcoming game on April 5th also acts as the final Prince-inspired “City Edition” night, a recurring theme throughout the team’s season which has included players wearing Prince-inspired jerseys, and games featuring Prince’s music being played exclusively throughout the venue from the start of the event until the end. The team has yet to announce which musical act will perform during halftime at the game on April 5th.Wolves vs Heat – Prince Vinyl Giveaway Promo[Video: Minnesota Timberwolves]“From a young age, Prince enjoyed basketball – as a player and a fan,” representatives from the Prince Estate mentioned in a statement about their partnership with the Timberwolves earlier this year. “From his days playing at Bryant Junior High and Central High in South Minneapolis, through countless pick-up games while on the road with bandmates around the world, he enjoyed the camaraderie and competition of the game. This partnership brings together the city of Minneapolis, and more broadly the state of Minnesota, in an exciting effort to uniquely honor Prince.”Fans can click here to purchase tickets to the team’s April 5th game against the Miami Heat.last_img read more

Student represents Flex Watches

first_imgWhen Notre Dame sophomore Steve O’Hara sat down to watch MTV’s, “Real World: San Diego,” over fall break, he did not imaging it would lead to a new job. But after seeing the company Flex Watches featured on the MTV show, O’Hara said he was hooked by Flex Watches’ philosophy, which isbased on the belief that 21st-century businesses can be both profitable and charitable. O’Hara said this philosophy made him decide to become a campus representative for the San Diego-based company. “I wanted to buy a watch and eventually became a campus rep to spread awareness for the company,” O’Hara said. “There are 10 watches to choose from, and each one represents a different charity. For example, 10 percent of the proceeds from a pink watch will go toward finding a cure for breast cancer.” The slogan for Flex Watches is “10 colors, 10 charities, 10 percent.” O’Hara said his campus representative position requires marketing the company’s product in a variety of creative ways. “I had to get an article in the [campus] newspaperand put up Facebook statuses,” O’Hara said. “The ultimate goal would be to get Flex Watches in a local store or the [Hammes Notre Dame] Bookstore.” O’Hara, a lacrosse player at Notre Dame, considers his involvement with Flex Watches more of an extracurricular activity than a job. “My first plan of attack was sending out an email to the entire [lacrosse] team,” O’Hara said. “Networking with friends and trying to explain what Flex Watches are all about is part of my strategy.” O’Hara said his time working with Flex Watches proves that a company can still be a force of change in the world. “A business can be both profitable and can give back to the community,” he said. “It’s not all about making money; it’s about making an impact on the world around you.” Working for a company based in Southern California has not presented any challenges, O’Hara said. “When you order a watch, they ask how you found out about the product,” O’Hara said. “People are supposed to use my name as a reference so they know how well I am promoting and advertising the product.” Interested buyers can purchase a Flex Watch just in time for the holiday season. “You can go to or email me at [email protected] if interested in buying one,” he said.last_img read more

School of Rock Celebrates One Year on the Great White Way

first_img School of Rock has been teaching audiences to stick it to the man for a year on Broadway. The tuner opened on the Great White Way on December 6, 2015 and garnered four Tony Award nominations, including a nod for original frontman Alex Brightman’s performance, Best Book, Best Original Score and Best Musical. School of Rock’s current lineup includes Eric Petersen as Dewey Finn, Jenn Gambatese as Rosalie Mullins and original pint-sized band members Bobbi MacKenzie as Tomika, Brandon Niederauer as Zack and Luca Padovan as Billy. The entire company came out to celebrate the musical’s one-year anniversary with a cake and a whole bunch of balloons. Enter the halls of Horace Green and catch School of Rock’s epic battle of the bands at the Winter Garden Theatre. Also, fans can get schooled with the musical’s marvelous making-of documentary and take a look at our hot shots! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 The company of ‘School of Rock'(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)center_img School of Rock – The Musical View Commentslast_img read more

Stars Set for Florence Henderson Memorial

first_img There will be a memorial for the late Florence Henderson on February 21 at the Music Box Theatre. Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Judy Gold, Isabel Leonard, James Snyder, Bruce Vilanch and Barry Williams will share their memories and talent to honor the beloved stage and screen star. Henderson is best known as Carol Brady on the iconic sitcom The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974, as well as many follow-up Brady projects, including the TV movie A Very Brady Christmas. However, she had many stage credits, including Wish You Were Here, and Oklahoma!, The Great Waltz, Fanny, The Sound of Music The Girl Who Came to Supper, The King and I, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Bells Are Ringing and more.The memorial, presented by Rich Aronstein, Kayla  Pressman and Glen Roven, is open to the public with doors opening at 1:20 PM. Florence Henderson(Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images) View Commentslast_img read more

Salmonella outbreak

first_imgThe recent recall of peanut butter from a processing plant in Georgia should be viewed as an isolated food safety incident, not a ban on all peanut butter, says a University of Georgia expert.Michael Doyle, director of the UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Ga., said peanut butter has a long record of safety from harmful bacteria like Salmonella.Peanut not a common vehicle”It’s important to realize this is a highly unusual incident and peanut butter isn’t a common vehicle for salmonella,” he said. “This is a unique situation which will most likely be linked to the processing plant, not the peanuts. Peanuts are roasted to more than 300 (degrees Fahrenheit), which kills Salmonella.”The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers on Feb. 14 not to eat jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter with a product code number of 2111 on the jar lids. Both affected brands were manufactured by the ConAgra Foods facility in Sylvester, Ga. Great Value peanut butter manufactured at other facilities is not affected.As of Feb. 13, 288 cases of foodborne illness in 39 states had been linked to eating varying types of Peter Pan peanut butter, according to the FDA.Usually found in meat, poultry and eggsThe strain of salmonella involved in this case is Salmonella Tennessee, a bacterium that can cause foodborne illness. Doyle says the strain is named such because it was first identified in Tennessee. There are also Ohio and Michigan strains of salmonella named for isolates identified there, he said.”There are more than 2,100 different types of Salmonella,” Doyle said. “The most common types are Salmonella typhimurium and Salmonella enteritidis. And they’re usually linked with meat, poultry and eggs. (Salmonella Tennessee) is not a common cause of human Salmonella infections; it’s not in the top 10.”Symptoms of salmonellosis include fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and vomiting. Jimmy Taylor of Griffin, Ga., knows the symptoms too well. A tried-and-true peanut butter lover, Taylor opened one of the affected jars Feb. 7.”I went by with a spoon and got some on Wednesday and then Thursday I had a little more on a Ritz cracker,” he said. “By Friday I felt a little bad, and by Saturday night it had lowered the boom on me.”Taylor said by Sunday he was violently ill.”My wife wanted me to go to the hospital but I was so sick I didn’t think I would make it,” he said. “I thought I was headed to the other side.”Most cases aren’t hospitalized”About 20 percent of these cases have been hospitalized, and that’s pretty high for salmonella outbreaks,” Doyle said. “Typically, cases experience mild diarrhea for a few days and maybe some vomiting.”Taylor returned to work Tuesday at “80 percent” of his normal strength.If you’ve recently eaten Peter Pan or Great Value brand peanut butter beginning with product code 2111 and have had any of these symptoms, contact your doctor or health care provider as soon as you can. Report your illness to state or local health authorities, too.ConAgra is recalling all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter with product code 2111. The FDA reports that the company has destroyed all the potentially affected products it had.Mail in lid for refundThe ConAgra Web site also advises customers to destroy any jar they have of either brand of 2111-coded peanut butter. Get a full refund by mailing the product lid with your name and mailing address to ConAgra Foods, P.O. Box 57078, Irvine, CA 92619-7078.If you have questions or concerns about the recall, call the 24-hour toll-free hotline at 866-344-6970.”You shouldn’t be concerned about peanut butter, because this is not a peanut butter issue,” Doyle said. “This is nothing like the spinach cases or outbreaks associated with fresh produce. Peanut butter is not a typical vehicle for Salmonella.”last_img read more

Cisco (CSCO) earnings Q1 2021

first_imgCisco’s Infrastructure Platforms segment, which includes data center networking switches, delivered $6.34 billion in revenue, down 16% year over year and below the consensus of $6.45 billion among analysts polled by FactSet. It’s the largest part of Cisco’s business by revenue, and it’s the one that’s most impacted by the virus.The Applications business, which contains the Webex video-calling service and the AppDynamics monitoring software, contributed $1.38 billion in revenue, which is down 8% and slightly less than the FactSet consensus of $1.40 billion.Cisco said Scott Herren, chief financial officer of Autodesk for the past six years, will be the replacement for Kelly Kramer, Cisco’s chief financial officer, whose retirement was announced in August. Kramer “was very supportive on the decision for Scott,” Robbins said.In the quarter Cisco announced a goal of increasing Black representation among executive ranks by 75% by 2023. Also in the quarter Cisco acquired BabbleLabs, a company with software that can improve call quality and announced Webex software enhancements.As of Thursday’s close, Cisco shares had fallen about 20% so far this year, while the S&P 500 had gone up 9% over the same period.WATCH: Organizational Resilience – Cisco’s Chuck Robbins & Francine Katsoudas at CNBC @Work Summit Cisco shares moved as much as 9% higher in extended trading on Thursday after the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings and an upbeat forecast that exceeded analysts’ expectations.Here’s how the company did:Earnings: 76 cents per share, adjusted, vs. 70 cents per share as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.Revenue: $11.93 billion, vs. 11.85 billion as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv.With respect to guidance, Cisco said it sees 74 cents to 76 cents in adjusted per share and a 2% revenue decline to flat revenue in the fiscal second quarter. Analysts polled by Refinitiv had expected 73 cents in adjusted earnings per share and $11.63 billion in revenue, which implies a 3% revenue decline for the period.- Advertisement – CEO of Cisco Chuck Robbins speaks during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris on May 24, 2018.Gerard Julien | AFP | Getty Images Overall, Cisco’s revenue declined 9% on an annualized basis in the quarter, according to a statement, in line with the 9% decline in the previous quarter. Revenue has now fallen four quarters in a row. The coronavirus pandemic and recession continued to challenge Cisco as much of its revenue still comes from sales of equipment for corporate and government data centers and offices, while spending on cloud services has increased as people work from home.Cisco saw a 5% increase in public sector orders year over year in the quarter, while orders were down in enterprise, commercial and service provider segments. Stimulus spending boosted government orders in the U.S. and abroad, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins told analysts on a conference call.“What I kind of was hopeful was going to happen which I think we did see this is that we had customers who were super focused on getting their employees working from home properly and getting their security set up,” Robbins said. “I think everyone raced to do that, and then I think they took a pause, which is what we felt in our last quarter in orders, and then I think they reprioritized what they were going to be spending money on, and I think we started seeing some of that come back.”- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more