Fincantieri launches Qatari’s first Doha-class corvette

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Fincantieri launches Qatari first Doha-class corvette View post tag: Doha-class navaltoday Authorities Share this article The technical launch of Al Zubarah, the first of four Doha-class corvettes ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia on February 27, 2020.The vessel, which will be delivered in 2021, is designed consistent with the rules for the classification of naval ships (RINAMIL) rules.She will be a flexible type of ship capable of fulfilling a range of tasks, from surveillance with sea rescue capabilities to being a fighting vessel.Al Zubarah will feature a length of 107 meters, a width of 14.7 meters and a maximum speed of 28 knots. The unit will be provided with a combined diesel and diesel plant (CODAD) and will be able to accommodate 112 persons on board.Furthermore, the vessel will be capable of operating high-speed boats such as rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern. The flight deck and hangar will be sized for hosting one NH90 helicopter.The corvette is being built under a larger, EUR 4 billion contract which will see the Italian shipbuilder deliver a total of seven surface vessels — four corvettes, one amphibious vessel (landing platform dock) and two offshore patrol vessels. Fincantieri launches Qatari first Doha-class corvette View post tag: Fincantieri View post tag: Corvette February 27, 2020, by View post tag: Qatar Emiri Navylast_img read more

Ocean City High School Athletic Hall of Fame

first_imgOcean City High School Ocean City High School is proud to announce the creation of an Athletic Hall of Fame. The Ocean City High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class on Sunday, October 22, 2017 with an induction ceremony and reception, beginning at 11:30 A.M in the school’s auditorium and reception in cafeteria to follow.The mission of the Ocean City High School Athletic Hall of FameThroughout the long history of Ocean City High School Athletics, numerous individuals have made a significant and lasting impact on Ocean City High School.  Recognizing the accomplishment of past graduates, coaches, and outside contributors may inspire the present and future members of the school and community to strive for higher achievements and positive involvements in Ocean City High School athletic programs.The Ocean City High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as a way to recognize and honor athletes, coaches, and contributors in a permanent manner who have excelled in athletic programs at Ocean City High School. After a year of defining the bylaws and procedures, eight (8) esteemed OCHS Community members were identified by the committee to be inducted.The Inaugural Induction Class of 2017 will be: Mike Naples, Jen Blizzard, Phil Birnbaum, Kevin Sinclair, Abbey Woolley, Leon Brown, Ralph Carson and The 1996 Football Team (Coach Gary Degenhardt)Tickets are $20 per person. Checks made payable to Ocean City High School Athletic Hall of Fame may be sent to: Ocean City High School Athletic Hall of Fame or (OCHSAHF) at 501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, NJ c/o Vince Leavey.NOMINATION PROCESSWe need your help in identifying former athletes, coaches, and contributors worthy of being in the Ocean City High SchoolAthletic Hall of Fame. We are asking people to complete Nomination Forms and return them to Ocean City High School Athletic Director, Vince Leavey.Nomination forms can also be picked up at Ocean City High School offices. All Nomination Forms must be submitted on or before December 31, 2017 for 2018 Hall of Fame Class.   Information on all nominees will be shared with Selection Committee members who will in turn make the final selections for the Hall of Fame inductees.last_img read more

Citywide Classroom initative expands internet for students across South Bend

first_img Twitter Citywide Classroom initative expands internet for students across South Bend WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – November 1, 2020 0 314 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/City of South Bend) South Bend Community School Corporation, the City of South Bend, and local nonprofit EnFocus are partnering to expand internet access throughout the city.The City of South Bend released the following information:The partnership between the South Bend Community School Corporation, City of South Bend, and local nonprofit enFocus to expand internet access for students in our community has announced the start of outreach efforts to connect students across the district with WiFi hotspots and at-home internet packages.The program, called Citywide Classroom South Bend, was recently piloted with the South Bend Empowerment Zone Schools and Washington High School. During the pilot, approximately 100 hotspots and 50 at-home internet subscriptions were distributed.“Through our pilot, we have worked through some necessary infrastructure planning and logistics requirements,” said Patrick Stalvey, Chief Technology Officer for South Bend Community School Corporation. “We are now rolling out our phased distribution approach to reach those with the greatest need first.”“The South Bend Empowerment Zone is grateful for this partnership which aligns with our core values of students and families first, equity, and excellence and ensures that our families on the westside of South Bend have tangible resources to address historically persistent inequities,” said Isaias Solis, Director of Student and School Supports for the South Bend Empowerment Zone. “There is still much work but this partnership through the Citywide Classroom Program highlights the power of what we can accomplish together to better serve our community and provide internet access to entire households, not just students.”Data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that 30 percent of South Bend’s households lack home internet access. The $1.8 million provided through the Governors Emergency Education Relief grant will allow the Citywide Classroom South Bend partnership to distribute more than 2,200 at-home internet packages and 2,000 WiFi hotspots to students in South Bend.“This year has shown us all how crucial at-home Internet access is for 21st century learning and economic resiliency,” said South Bend’s Chief Innovation Officer Denise Linn Riedl. “The Citywide Classroom South Bend partnership is an excellent step in bridging our local digital divide and addressing educational equity.”(Photo supplied/City of South Bend)The distribution of at-home connectivity options is intended to increase online attendance during days when students must learn from home.“Next week, we are launching Phase 1 of distribution. By the end of this year, we will connect to up to 3500 households, many with two or more students per household. The anticipated impact on student attendance and therefore, student learning, is enormous,” said Gillian Shaw, enFocus Program Director of Research and Development.As the program expands throughout the SBCSC district, families that lack internet access can contact administrators at their student’s school to inquire about eligibility to receive equipment.Tier 1: Nov. 2 through Nov. 13 (blue)Rise Up AcademyMuessel Elementary SchoolLincoln Elementary SchoolMonroe Elementary SchoolMadison STEAM AcademyCoquillard Elementary SchoolNuner Fine Arts AcademyJackson Middle SchoolHay Elementary SchoolHarrison Elementary SchoolTier 2: Nov. 9 through Nov. 20 (red)Marshall Traditional SchoolWarren Elementary SchoolMarquette MontessoriDarden Elementary SchoolDickinson Fine Arts AcademyNavarre Middle SchoolWashington High SchoolRiley High SchoolEdison Middle SchoolClay High SchoolTier 3: Nov. 16 through Dec. 2 (green)Swanson Traditional SchoolClay International AcademyMcKinley Elementary SchoolJefferson Traditional SchoolJohn Adams High SchoolTarkington Elementary SchoolKennedy AcademyLaSalle Intermediate SchoolWilson Elementary SchoolTo find out more about the initiative and the phased implementation plan, visit www.citywideclassroomsb.org.       Google+ IndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest Previous articleMain St. Trick or Treat event in Elkhart doesn’t go off as plannedNext articleImpersonator posing as South Bend Police officer Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Run The Jewels Didn’t Let The NFL Play Their Song At The Super Bowl “Because Fuck Them”

first_imgi only told that story because i wanted to make the point that its all a choice. its fun and great to watch the games with fam and friends if thats your thing, but you control it and if you gotta change the channel to put a dunce cap on these clowns so be it, no?— el-p (@therealelp) May 24, 2018The members of Run The Jewels have never been shy about their politics. Beyond the pervading “speak truth to power” theme of their catalog, Killer Mike and El-P have both been notably outspoken on a number of controversial topics, from sexual assault at concerts to institutional oppression to gun rights. Killer Mike was an active supporter of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries, interviewing him in a widely viewed, six-part video segment. Mike would also go on to speak at a number of Bernie campaign events, and Sanders returned the favor by recording an introduction video for Run The Jewels’ set at Coachella.[H/T Pitchfork] In the wake of this week’s latest wave of scandal surrounding national anthem protests in the NFL, Run The Jewels MC El-P took to Twitter to voice his opinions about the league and its often questionable moral compass. Earlier this week, the league passed a ruling which allows them to levy fines if players continue to kneel during the customary pre-game rendition of the national anthem.As The Washington Post noted:The new policy, announced Wednesday after a two-day meeting of the league’s 32 owners here, leaves it to individual teams to discipline players for acts deemed disrespectful during the anthem but also gives the league wide discretion to fine teams for actions taken by players. The changes met quickly with approval from Vice President Pence and skepticism from the NFL Players Association, which said it was not consulted on the changes.El-P was one of many people in the public eye who spoke out against the decision, offering some facts and reasoning behind RTJ’s opposition to the NFL and their practices this week:NFL been trash. they asked for the rights to play legend has it in the stadium during the superbowl. we said no because fuck them. they operate like they’re an indispensable public utility. they aren’t. they are gone with the flip of a channel. fuuuuuuck you.— el-p (@therealelp) May 24, 2018 and just in case anyone is wondering how much the nfl wanted to pay us for using legend has it, that would be zero dollars and the strong suggestion that we take them up on the opportunity to enrich a private, racist and for profit company masquerading as a non profit. blow me.— el-p (@therealelp) May 24, 2018last_img read more

Doe Camp Abnaki Returns to North Hero

first_imgNorth Hero, VT. – Vermont Outdoors Woman announces it’s 3rd Annual Doe Camp Abnaki to be held in North Hero, VT. on September 14-16, 2007. Women 18 years and older are invited to participate in their choice of over 35 outdoor classes while staying on the shores of Lake Champlain.During the day, enjoy a smorgasbord of outdoor recreation education and hands-on workshops. Doe Campers will find themselves literally surrounded by Lake Champlain with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. The atmosphere is friendly, non competitive, and welcome to all women regardless of your physical condition or level of experience. Doe Camp Abnaki offers courses in Firearms Safety, Fishing, Archery, Canoeing & Kayaking, Nature, Biking, Wilderness Survival, ATV Rider Course, Forest Management, Hunting Skills, Sailing and much more. Participants are urged to bring a craving for the outdoors, a willingness to learn and a sense of humor. Expect to meet new friends, learn new skills and gain self confidence in a stress free atmosphere.Attendees include individuals, family groups and girl friends. Businesses, clubs and organizations are encouraged to sponsor your staff members or employees to inspire and develop self confidence and team work. Cabins accommodate groups up to 12.Cost is $245 and food, lodging & instruction are included. Partial scholarships are available! Discounts are available for students, mother/daughter, tenting, or daily drive-ins. Details and printable registrations are available online at: www.voga.org(link is external). Sponsored by Camp Abnaki, Vermont Fish & Wildlife, Vermont Outdoor Guide Association, Alburgh Rod & Gun Club and scores of local and regional businesses. Contact us at: email: [email protected](link sends e-mail), or call: 800-425-8747local: 802-425-6211. Or write to: VOW, P.O. Box 10, N. Ferrisburg, VT. 05473-0010. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.last_img read more

Fuerzas Comando 2012 Begins in Colombia

first_img I think that events like this should take place more often. Armed forces must be ready for any kind of terrorist events, kidnappings, drug cartel wars just to mention a few. If they do not know how to respond to this type of criminals, the persons involved are more likely to die, but instead, with this type of training, armed forces and security forces have more chances to rescue the people involved. Good job you guys, and be ready for any event.- I was Second Sergeant in the Salvadorean army from 1963 to 1968. Back in for the 100 hrs. War in 1969.- Second Sergeant Humberto Vasquez Gomez. This year, Fuerzas Comando will have its first female participant, a marine lieutenant from Mexico. Sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the event is an athletic military exercise which seeks to strengthen relationships among the members of the Armed Forces of the Americas, as well as to share skills, techniques, and tactics in the fight against terrorism. Teams from the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, Surinam, and Trinidad and Tobago will participate in the ninth edition of the event, which runs through June 14. In the days leading to the event, competitors from each country became familiarized with the weaponry they will use during the shooting competitions, as well as continued training for the rowing competitions, among other activities. By Dialogo June 05, 2012 Fuerzas Comando 2012, the Anti-Terrorism Military Olympiad, will begin on June 6 at the Tolemaida Military Fort in Colombia, where participants from 21 Western-Hemisphere countries will meet. Colombia, who won four of the last eight editions of the event (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007), is this year’s host country and is also considered one of the strongest opponents. During Fuerzas Comando 2012, Dialogo-Americas.com and FuerzasComando.com will have the most updated information on the competition results. last_img read more

Google adds mobile friendly to search rankings

first_imgby: Roy UrricoBeing mobile-friendly has its rewards. Google announced that starting this week its mobile searches will label sites as mobile-friendly, and also use it as a determining factor in ranking results.“Users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices,” Google emphasized in its announcement. “By boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results, searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling.” continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Sports Gold Coast CEO Brett Richardson’s home is gated luxury

first_img10 Clear Water Bay Avenue Clear Island WatersThe elegantly designed home has ornate cornices and a chandelier in the foyer. Over the past eight years the family has spent almost $200,000 on putting their own style on the residence. The family upgraded everything from the floors to the pool deck.“We have come a long way with the gardens,” Mrs Richards said. “We are big on outdoor entertaining so we put in surround sound.“The flow in this house is great because it is so open but it still has a really luxury feel.” 10 Clear Water Bay Avenue Clear Island WatersSPORTS Gold Coast CEO Brett Richardson and his wife Kim have been looking for a way to expand their five-bedroom home so they don’t have to part with it.Built by George Cassar, the two-storey Clear Island Waters home is surrounded by palm trees on a 961sq m block with a gated entrance. 10 Clear Water Bay Avenue Clear Island WatersMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We found Clear Island Waters was an area for families and that sealed the deal for us.“Now that we have made really great friends in the street we are reluctant to move. I wish there was a way to expand the house.“I want space for an art studio because the spare room is currently a play room. We are considering moving to acreage property.”center_img 10 Clear Water Bay Avenue Clear Island WatersMrs Richards said the home had met the family’s criteria when they found it.“We moved from Sydney in search of a home that we could grow old in,” the mother-of-three said. “We needed a home that was central. Our kids love playing outside and hardly ever spend much time in front of the television, so it was important to find a good community.last_img read more

Germany’s SEB Investment to focus solely on real estate

first_imgSEB’s investment subsidiary in Germany is hoping the dissolution of former open-ended funds will serve to strengthen its real estate institutional business, while the country’s new KAGB regulation enables it to make its first foray into closed-end funds.SEB Investment, the local investment division of Swedish bank SEB, is one of several asset managers that had to dissolve former open-ended real estate funds (GOEFs), forced to close in the wake of the financial crisis due to liquidity problems.Over the last year, the manager has withdrawn from every asset class apart from real estate, where it now aims to strengthen its institutional business. SEB Investment has said it is confident the dissolution process can actually help generate new institutional business. Christian Hanke, head of institutional real estate clients at SEB Investment, said: “Sales have been facilitated by the currently high demand for core properties, which we can satisfy.”He pointed out that other providers had been forced to sell in more difficult markets 2-3 years ago.“Institutional investors do not want to cut their real estate allocation, and they need returns in a low interest rate environment,” he added.Hanke said SEB Investment was now looking to sell off assets from formerly open-ended funds in “themed packages” – such as ‘European core’, ‘US retail’ or ‘European logistics’ – and other assets to investors, possibly in club deals.One of the markets SEB Investment is currently targeting is Austria, where several Pensionskassen are invested in SEB real estate funds, including the SEB Asia real estate fund.“We could even imagine creating a single themed fund for Austrian institutional investors,” Hanke said.Another area SEB Investment will explore is the closed-end fund business, which has been restructured in Germany through new KAGB regulations.SEB Investment confirmed it included this area of business under its application for a KVG license, which all KAG must receive from German regulator Bafin as part of the new regulations, by which the country implemented the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.Hanke said offering closed-end funds would be “no problem” for SEB Investment, as it had people on its board with a background in the sector, and “the structures are in place as well”.last_img read more

300 Club urges attitude change to avert pensions and savings crisis

first_imgStefan Dunatov, chairman of the 300 Club, said: “Over the past seven years, our focus at The 300 Club has been to ask uncomfortable questions about behaviours within the industry, and our latest focus is to ensure that these questions promote the interest of asset owners themselves.“Changing economic and geopolitical circumstances combined with the looming threat of a pensions and savings crisis mean that we, as an industry, cannot afford to ignore the demands of those who at the very centre of our business.”Dunatov is also head of investment strategy, research and risk at $145.6bn (€97bn) British Colombia Investment Management Corporation, and was formerly CIO of the UK’s Coal Pension Trustees.The 300 Club’s membership includes PGGM’s Jaap van Dam, Amundi’s Pascal Blanqué, and CREATE-Research’s Amin Rajan, while its North American members include Ted Eliopoulos, CIO of CalPERS, and Chris Ailman, CIO of CalSTRS. The 300 Club, a group of investment professionals established to challenge industry behaviours, has warned that a pensions and savings crisis is approaching.The impending crisis was being fuelled by “a general misalignment between the goals of managers themselves and that of the investors they work on behalf of,” the group said.Combined with various other factors, this discrepancy threatened to leave many beneficiaries in a state of retirement that was barely above the poverty line unless attitudes within the investment industry changed, it added.The warning came as the group announced it was adjusting its focus to concentrate on asset owners.last_img read more