GD Bags USD 32.6 Mln Aegis Weapon System Gig

first_img General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a $32.6 million multi-year contract by the U.S. Navy for the production of MK82 gun and guided-missile directors and MK200 director controllers for six Aegis Weapon System ship sets.The MK82 director, commanded by the MK200 controller, positions the fire control antenna to illuminate targets and provide guidance to missiles used for fleet defense from anti-ship missile threats and for ballistic missile defense. The Aegis Weapon System is the Navy’s most advanced and most capable integrated air and missile defense combat system.Under this new contract the MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers will be installed on the Navy’s DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class ships, starting with DDG 117. The delivery of all illuminator components will be completed by March 2018. “The award of this competitive contract extends General Dynamics’ production of critical Aegis components over the next five years,” said Steve Elgin, vice president and general manager of armament systems. “The Aegis Weapon System provides the Navy with cutting-edge technology that will remain viable for decades to come.”General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been consolidated into General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics.[mappress]Press Release, July 31, 2013 View post tag: usa View post tag: GD View post tag: Gig Back to overview,Home naval-today GD Bags USD 32.6 Mln Aegis Weapon System Gig View post tag: Bags View post tag: DYNAMICS View post tag: Weapon View post tag: 32.6 View post tag: Ballistic View post tag: Missile July 31, 2013 View post tag: system View post tag: Armament View post tag: Generalcenter_img View post tag: Aegis Equipment & technology GD Bags USD 32.6 Mln Aegis Weapon System Gig View post tag: Defence View post tag: Mln View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy View post tag: Gun View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USD View post tag: MK82 Share this articlelast_img read more

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Magdalen bed bugs cause chaos

first_imgA bed bug infestation led to freshers being evacuated from Magdalen accommodation last week.The infestation spread through the ground floor of the Waynflete Building, part of the first years’ accommodation over Magdalen Bridge. Alongside the continued flooding of the toilets on the corridor, this has resulted in the exodus of all nine residents on the floor.One of the students affected by the infestation told Cherwell, “The issue started when I came back after the Christmas holidays. I first noticed something was wrong when I developed a rash on my arm, as I’m mildly allergic to insect bites. Later I found an insect in my room and went to speak to the Waynflete Dean. Despite them cleaning my room again, a week (and several more bites) later I found another insect.”“Fortunately there have been no issues in my new room, but the whole experience was very unpleasant and not what I was expecting to have to deal with on returning to college after the holidays. “I have to say, if it was true that they knew there was a bug problem over the holidays then I’m very disappointed with the college for not sorting it out. It may only be student accommodation, but we are still paying ‘customers’ and I’d expect better than that.“Although, I wouldn’t be entirely surprised; the whole of the ground floor of the Waynflete have been moved out because the toilets kept flooding the bathroom and the corridor, which was also very unpleasant, and has been happening continuously for over a year, (four times this term alone!). The college are now fixing this issue, and are replacing all the carpets and beds on ground floor. However, it has been a lot of hassle that I would rather not have had to deal with.”Indeed, one student on the affected corridor told Cherwell, “I wasn’t actually personally affected by the bed bugs on my corridor- despite the fact that I still had to move into temporary accommodation, although this was more as a result of the flooding toilets.”The accommodation is now being overhauled, with the floors being taken up and all the affected rooms being stripped. It is believed that the rooms will be uninhabitable for the rest of the academic year.One graduate student at Magdalen expressed their concern. They said, “The fact that this infestation had gone unrecognised for as long as it took for it to spread to multiple rooms is more than worrying for the rest of Magdalen accommodation.”One St. Anne’s third year expressed his surprise at the way that the situation had been dealt with.He said, “Lord al-mite-y! It really bugs me that colleges think they can get away with these ant-ics. They’d bed-er get their act together to ensure this doesn’t happen again.“I suppose if it came to choosing between living with bed bugs and sleeping rough, it’d be the lesser of two weevils. I used to have an insect in my room, but I got rid of it. Shame really, it was my pest de resistance. Magdalen should certainly follow suit. For a wealthy college, this is really taking the pest.”When contacted by Cherwell on Thursday, a spokesperson for Magdalen was unavailable for comment.last_img read more

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IS IT TRUE JANUARY 27, 2020

first_imgIS IT TRUE that the current Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear (D) had his re-election campaign kickoff event last Thursday evening?  …that Mr. Lockyear’s political fundraiser was held at Lamasco Bar and was very well attended?IS IT TRUE we been told that several people are considering running against District #77 State Representative Ryan Hatfield in the primary and generals elections? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE that this coming Thursday Democratic Vanderburgh County Commissioners Ben Shoulders and Jeff Hatfield are hosting a monster political fundraiser at the Veterans And Soldiers Coliseum? …around 375 people are planning to attend the sold-out event? IS IT TRUE that the Republican candidate for County Commissioner District #1 Reverend William D. Garrett labels himself as a conservative community leader?  …we are also told that this race may be getting a little more interesting because it’s possible that Zac Rascher may announce this week that he will be a candidate for the District #1 County Commission race?  …that the winner of the Republican primary will be running against the extremely popular and well-financed incumbent Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders (D) in the general election?  …it’s projected that Commissioner Shoulders will have around $200,000 in his political war chest at the end of the April reporting period? …if re-elected County Commissioner Ben Shoulders would become the youngest Commissioner to be re-elected since 1984? If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will be tolerated and will be removed from our site.”We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. IS IT TRUE we have been told at tonights Evansville City Council meeting that President Alex Burton (D) will appoint Republican Ron Beane (R as Finance Chairmen of the 2020 City Council?  …we are also told that the other two newly elected City Council members Ben Trockman (D), Kaitin Moore Morley (D) and Zac Herronemus will be appointed by President Burton as City Department Liaisons?IS IT TRUE we been told that the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party will be challenging every Vanderburgh County Republican officeholder and candidate running this year?IS IT TRUE we been told that Vanderburgh County Magistrate Gary Schutte is considering to be a candidate to replace the retiring Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge Tornatta on the Vanderburgh County Superior Court?  …that Magistrate Schutte has the unconditional support of a couple of individuals who have a close relationship with Governor Eric Holcomb? …this is definitely a developing story because we are hearing that there is a long list of extremely talented and qualified retired and practicing attorneys who are applying for this most prestigious position? IS IT TRUE that County Commissioner District #3 candidate Gabriel Whitley (R) recently resigned his candidacy so he can to support Ronald Chapman? …Ronald Chapman is now the new Republican County Commission candidate running against incumbent Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave (R) in the primary?… Commissioner Musgrave has over $103,000 cash on hand and could become the first female to ever win re-election to the Vanderburgh County Commission?IS IT TRUE that Greg Peete was considering running for the Vanderburgh County Council seat but has now ruled it out? …the Republican At-Large Vanderburgh County Council ticket could be Joe Kiefer, Angela Koehler Lindsay? ….that several people tell us that would like to Zac Rascher run for the Vanderburgh County Council the Republican At-Large seat? …we are also told that the Democrat At-Large Vanderburgh County Council ticket will be Mike Goebel, Ed Bassemeier and Amy Back?IS IT TRUE we been told that that the new President /CEO of the not-for-profit Evansville Convention And Visitor Bureau is being paid a whopping $175,000 a year not including benefits? …if this information is correct he’s being paid more than the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Evansville, Vanderburgh County Sheriff, Director of DMD, Evansville Fire and Police Chiefs and every appointed Department head in Vanderburgh County?  …we wonder what kind of marketing superpower does the new CEO/President of the CVB have to warrant this type of unreasonable starting salary minus benefits?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Convention And Visitors Bureau has a couple of vacant positions because of the abrupt resignations of two (2) long term employees?  …we are told that the Evansville Convention And Visitors Bureau doesn’t have any minorities serving on their Board of Directors or in their employment? …at this point it looks like “E Isn’t For Everyone” at the CVB? IS IT TRUE that the former Vanderburgh County Commissioner Dave Mosby had triple bypass heart surgery last week?  …we are pleased to report that he going well?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have LibertyToday’s “Readers Poll” question is: WHO ARE THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Harry S. Murrel – 61, of Pleasantville, NJ

first_imgHarry S. Murrel, 61, of Pleasantville, NJ passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 24, 2016.Born in Somers Point he had lived in Ocean City, was a 1973 graduate of Ocean City High School and has been a Pleasantville resident for many years.Harry was a short order cook for Bob’s Restaurant in Ocean City for many years.He was predeceased by his parents: Richard and Barbara (nee Wright) Murrel and a sister: Stephanie I. Murrel.Surviving are three brothers: Richard R. Murrel of Egg Harbor Township, Keith A. Murrel (Mary) of Hanover, MD, Tracy K. Murrel (Arvis) of Cranford, NJ, a sister: Doris E. Murrel of Cheltenham, MD, Aunt: Jane Pillow of Woodstock, GA, Aunt: Joan Murrel of Suisan, CA, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, best childhood friend: John Motley, his companion of 12 years Carmen Cruz of Absecon, NJ, other childhood friends: Pop Rackley, Thomas Jones and close friends: Michele Williams and Aungie Alexander.His funeral service will be offered Saturday, July 2, 2016 morning at 11 o’clock from The Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from 10 o’clock until time of service.Burial will follow in Lincoln Memorial Park, Mays Landing, NJ.www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

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I-90 Improvements Officially Complete

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.SILVER CREEK – The New York State Thruway Authority announced Tuesday improvements to parts of I-90 in the Cattaraugus Territory are now complete.Officials say the $20.8 million project included the complete repair and rebuild of approximately 14 lane miles of the Thruway and additional safety enhancements. The project was completed weeks earlier than scheduled and on budget.“Our focus from the start was to provide a safe and reliable roadway that the millions of drivers that travel this section each year deserve, and I am proud to announce that we have delivered on that promise weeks earlier than planned,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “We thank the Seneca Nation for their partnership and for working with us as we completed this project which utilized Nation employees and equipment.”Originally started in Fall 2019, the two-phased project included the complete repair and rebuild of approximately four miles of the Thruway, or 14 lane miles, on I-90 between exit 57A in Eden – Angola and exit 58 in Silver Creek. During the project, crews used approximately 125,000 tons of asphalt pavement and more than 20,000 tons of gravel subbase to completely rebuild the roadway down to the concrete base.The project also included additional safety enhancements including the replacement of more than 20,000 linear feet (approximately 3.75 miles) of guiderail, drainage improvements, and new roadway striping for enhanced visibility.The contractor, Union Concrete and Construction Corp. of West Seneca, completed the second phase of the project. Crews generally worked 24-hour shifts, 6 days a week.At the peak of construction, Union Concrete used a workforce of 50 employees on site each day, including employment rights participation rates agreed to by the Seneca Nation and the contractor.With the completion of the project, the speed limit in both directions between exit 57A and 58 has been returned to 65 m.p.h.last_img read more

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Squigs Sketches Taye Diggs! Check Out the New Hedwig Portrait

first_imgDon’t you know him? He’s the new Berlin wall, baby! Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson is no stranger to sketching transgender East German rock stars. He’s drawn portraits of former Hedwig and the Angry Inch headliners Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall and Andrew Rannells—and he’s created a new tribute for Hedwig star Taye Diggs! Check out this portrait of the Rent and Wicked alum with his new co-star Rebecca Naomi Jones as Yitzhak, then see them in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre! View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inch About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Related Showslast_img read more

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Do it yourself: Ikea masturbation video goes viral in China

first_img“We resolutely oppose and condemn this kind of behavior, and immediately reported it to the police in the city of the suspected store,” Ikea said in a statement, without revealing the name of the branch.The homeware group said Saturday that it would take “even more careful security and public cleanliness measures” and encouraged all customers to “browse stores in an orderly and civilized way”.The identity of the woman and the person who filmed it have not been revealed.Some Chinese social media users have speculated it was a store in Guangdong province, as Cantonese — spoken in parts of southern China — can be heard in the background store announcements. Ikea has said it will take “more careful” security measures in its shops in China after an explicit video of a woman masturbating in one of its stores went viral online.The pornographic clip shows a woman pleasuring herself half-naked on various sofas and beds in the furniture store’s showroom, while oblivious shoppers walk by in the background.While uncensored versions of the video have been scrubbed from Chinese social media, the Swedish company’s response to the clip gained nine million views. Topics :center_img Baffled users online also pointed out that nobody is wearing face masks in the video, suggesting it was filmed before the coronavirus outbreak which brought China to a standstill from late January.”This woman is so brave, I don’t understand, [she’s] just doing it in broad daylight,” read one Weibo post that gained more than 8,000 likes.”There are so many people around, I just don’t understand,” another wrote.It is not the first explicit video to cause a stir on China’s tightly controlled social media platforms.A Beijing branch of the Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo became infamous in 2015, after a clip of a couple having sex in one of its changing rooms went viral.Police arrested five people, including the young couple in the video, over the matter, while Uniqlo firmly denied that it was a publicity stunt.The clip “severely violated socialist core values,” the Chinese Cyberspace Administration said at the time.Chinese citizens can face up to ten days’ administrative detention for deliberate public nudity, while those who upload and disseminate obscene content online face up to 15 days’ detention and a maximum fine of 3,000 yuan.last_img read more

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Daimler transfers €1.8bn Renault/Nissan stake to pension fund

first_img“Regardless of the share transfer, we will continue the successful strategic alliance with the Renault-Nissan Alliance,” he said.Bodo Uebber, Daimler’s management board member responsible for finance and controlling and financial services, said the transaction improved the funding level of pension obligations significantly, by around 6%, with no effect on cash flow. “In addition, the company value will further benefit from a better interest result and a higher equity ratio of the industrial business,” he said.Zetsche referred to the start of Daimler’s joint production with Nissan of its new premium compact cars in Mexico as “one of the major milestones” in the cooperation between the car manufacturers.Daimler said the shares in Renault/Nissan, valued at €1.8bn and representing a 3.1% stake in the carmaker, were being transferred to the pension assets of Daimler AG.The transfer will result in a one-off positive impact to Daimler’s 2016 EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of around €500m, the company said.Daimler said the funding level of the pension obligations was falling due to the persistently low interest-rate environment. In December 2015, Daimler announced that it was making an extraordinary pension contribution of €1bn to the German pension fund, and the previous December it said it was contributing an extra €2.5bn to the fund.Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance – a partnership between France’s Renault and Japan’s Nissan – began working together in April 2010 and made an equity exchange as part of their strategic collaboration, giving the Renault-Nissan Alliance a 3.1% stake in Daimler and Daimler a combined 3.1% interest in Renault and Nissan.Last year, companies on Germany’s DAX stock exchange made around €10bn in pension fund contributions in 2015, according to research by Willis Towers Watson, an amount roughly the same as 2014 contributions.Of this, the largest contribution had been Daimler’s €1.9bn, increasing its funding level by 1,200 basis points to 71%, the research showed. Germany’s Daimler has moved to increase the funding level of its employee pension scheme by 6% by transferring its strategic holding in Renault/Nissan valued at around €1.8bn.In recent years, the company has topped up its German pension fund by large amounts but in cash rather in shares.Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler’s management board and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said: “With this contribution, we are again reinforcing our pension assets.”He said the company’s aim was to safeguard employees’ pension benefits for the long term. last_img read more

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‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgNine more sachets of suspected shabu were seized during his apprehension, police said. Detained in the lockup cell of the Panay municipal police station, the suspect faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The 47-year-old Alberto Asis was arrested around 9:05 p.m. on Wednesday in Barangay Tanza Norte, Panay, Capiz. An undercover cop initially bought to Asis a sachet of suspected illegal drugs for P500. ILOILO City – He allegedly sold shabu.last_img read more

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AFCO marks sponsorship milestone in 25th season of IMCA support

first_imgBOONVILLE, Ind. – AFCO joins even more exclusive company in 2018, its 25th consecutive season as an IMCA sponsor.The Boonville, Ind., manufacturer becomes just the fifth company to reach the quarter-century mark of sponsorship with IMCA, continuing a generous slate of awards for IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and IMCA South­ern SportMod drivers.“AFCO is thrilled to mark its 25th year supporting IMCA racing. We value our longstanding tradition of being involved with this great organization,” said AFCO Performance Group Marketing Director Kerri Hart. “We look forward to awarding IMCA racers with GM replacement frame kits and many various contingency awards. We’re gearing up for an exciting racing season!”The Modified national champion and rookie of the year, as well as the first hard luck driver to get upside down during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, all receive GM frame replace­ment kits.Top three eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions receive product certificates worth $250, $150 and $50, respectively, while the top three in both Stock Car regions receive certificates good for $200, $100 and $50.Top three eligible drivers in both Northern and Southern regions for Hobby Stocks and top three drivers in national SportMod standings get product certificates valued at $125, $75 and $50, respec­tively.Drivers in those divisions must compete with AFCO-manufactured shocks and springs, display two AFCO decals on their race car and return a completed sign-up sheet to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligi­ble.The national Late Model rookie of the year and fourth, sixth and 11th place finishers in national Late Model point standings all earn $100 product certificates.AFCO awards will be pre­sented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about AFCO products is available by calling 800 632-2320, on Facebook and at the www.afcoracing.com website.“AFCO has elevated themselves to rare air through the support of IMCA racing for 25 years,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Our relationship with them pre-dates the length of time most other sanctioning bodies have been in existence and even the age of a fair percentage of our most promising racers. We’re proud to be associated with AFCO and plan for many more years of success.”last_img read more

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