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Russia: Sevmash Shipyard Completes Preparation of SSBN Alexander Nevsky for Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: SSBN Russia: Sevmash Shipyard Completes Preparation of SSBN Alexander Nevsky for Sea Trials Sevmash shipyard (Severodvinsk) has completed preparation of the first serial Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Alexander Nevsky for sea trials, reports Interfax referring to Navy Main HQ. In the next few days the sub will take the White Sea for the first time.The sub’s crew was earlier formed under command of Capt 1 rank Vasily Tankovid; personnel has passed training course in Obninsk naval training center and probation period on SSBN Yury Dolgoruky.The decision to start sea trials of Project 955 first and second serial subs was made by Russian Navy command and Sevmash directors on Sept 30, 2011. Laid down in 2004 and launched in Dec 2010, SSBN Alexander Nevsky has already passed mooring trials. According to the source, while preparation for sea trials, the sub was degaussed, i.e. hull magnetization was reduced in order to protect from sea mines and to improve accuracy of onboard navigation equipment.SSBN Alexander Nevsky is built under modernized Project 955A which basically differs from Project 955 in larger number of SLBM Bulava launch tubes (from 16 to 20). At present, Sevmash shipyard constructs the third (second serial) Project 955 submarine SSBN Vladimir Monomakh. Besides, the yard prepares to lay down the fourth Borei-class sub – SSBN Svyatitel Nikolai.Having displacement of 24,000 tons, length 170 meters and beam 13.5 meters, Project 955 submarines are capable to move at up to 29 knots. Their endurance is 90 days. Apart from Bulava ballistic missiles, Borei-class subs are armed with six 533-mm torpedo tubes. In prospect, Bulava-armed Project 955 submarines are to become the core of Russia’s naval strategic nuclear shield.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 18, 2011 View post tag: sea View post tag: Navy View post tag: Alexander View post tag: of Industry news View post tag: completes Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Sevmash Shipyard Completes Preparation of SSBN Alexander Nevsky for Sea Trials View post tag: Preparation View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Russia View post tag: trials View post tag: Nevsky View post tag: Sevmash View post tag: For View post tag: shipyard View post tag: Naval October 18, 2011 Share this articlelast_img read more

Former Australian Fleet ‘XO’ Awarded CSM in Queens Birthday Honours List

first_img View post tag: Queen’s The proud father of three from Sydney’s east is to be recognised for his achievement in the performance of duty as the Fleet Executive Officer at Navy Fleet Headquarters Australia.Commander Landon said he didn’t expect such an honour and was surprised to be announced in the list.“I am very humbled and honoured at being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal,” Commander Landon said.“As the Fleet Executive Officer the rewards come from observing a new ship’s company develop into a team, ready to tackle the next challenge”. “As a part of the Navy’s sea training group, I was privileged to work with some of the most experienced and professional people in the service. My job was to help them work to the best of their abilities, during a very busy two years of work-up exercises on major fleet units.”The award is not the first recognition of Commander Landon’s commitment to the Navy. In 2008 he received a Chief of Defence Force Commendation for his role as the Executive Officer of HMAS Toowoomba during Operation Catalyst. “The deployment to the Middle East was the first for Toowoomba. We were tasked with protecting vital infrastructure and contributing to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq,” Commander Landon said.Currently living in Bondi Junction, Commander Landon has just completed his post graduate studies at the University of New South Wales and said he is now preparing for his first command posting. “In December this year I will take over as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Arunta,” Commander Landon said. “It is something I have aspired to throughout my career and I would not be able to achieve without the loving support of my wife and children.” The Conspicuous Service Medal, which will be presented to Commander Landon later this year, is given to those who show outstanding service or achievement in non-warlike situations.[mappress]Press Release, June 9, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Honours June 9, 2014 View post tag: Awarded Training & Education Former Australian Fleet ‘XO’ Awarded CSM in Queens Birthday Honours List The next Commanding Officer of HMAS Arunta, Commander David Landon, has been named as a recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2014 Queens Birthday honours list this weekend. View post tag: Birthday View post tag: CSM Back to overview,Home naval-today Former Australian Fleet ‘XO’ Awarded CSM in Queens Birthday Honours List center_img View post tag: XO View post tag: News by topic View post tag: List View post tag: fleet View post tag: Australian View post tag: Former View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Adjunct Biotechnology

first_imgPreferred QualificationsMasters in Biotechnology/Biology Description/Job SummarySummary of Position:•Develop & select course materials as they reflect the MasterSyllabus.•Based on Master Syllabus, teach assigned class session(s),leveraging digital content and multi-media resources in theclassroom.•Assess student engagement/understanding during each classsession.•Collect, grade, and report assignments and homework.•Adhere to and strictly follow departmental course evaluationcriteria and documentation such as course score sheets.•Assess and monitor student progress and understanding throughoutthe course.•Remediate student’s lack of prerequisite knowledge.•Offer content help through various means, including referral toprescriptive tutoring.•Place the syllabus, readings, and homework on Blackboard.•Maintain, manage and use Publisher’s website such as Connect,Mastering biology etc. for supplemental course instruction,Homework, assignments, and quizzes.•Maintain and update the instructor syllabus and coursematerials.•Set up online course content on Blackboard when relevant.•Create new digital instruction materials.•Exhibit a spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning, studentdevelopment, and evaluation methods.•Use evidence-based resources to improve and supportteaching.•Develop an area of expertise in the academic arena.•Share teaching expertise with colleagues and others.•Demonstrate integrity as a scholar.•Provide required office hours.•Effectively communicate with students via e-mail, phone or onlinediscussion boards.•Provide academic advice and guidance to students.•Submit grades, on time, via the faculty portal.•Manage incomplete and make-ups.•Occasionally instruct Independent Study students for purpose ofgraduation. (Individualized Instruction)•Identify individual learning styles and unique needs of studentswho are culturally diverse, traditional vs. non-traditional,at-risk (e.g., educationally disadvantaged, learning and/orphysically challenged social and economic issues).•Advise learners in ways to help them meet their educationalgoals.•Create a learning environment that facilitates self-reflection andpersonal goal setting.•Foster the development of learners in these areas: cognitive,psychomotor, effective, and creative.•Adapt teaching styles and interpersonal interactions to facilitatelearning behaviors.** May be required to teach classes on-site at designatedHigh School and teach online**Required QualificationsRequired Qualifications:Bachelor of Science – Biotechnology from a regionallyaccredited University or CollegeExperience with Biotechnology labsNon- USA degrees must have the transcript evaluationcertificate from a National or Regional evaluation agency such asWES.2 years or more teaching experience from a Higher Educationinstitution or regional High SchoolEducation may be substituted for experiencelast_img read more

Cambridge professor hits out at ‘burgers in the bod’

first_imgA prominent Cambridge academic has expressed concern at changes being made to Oxford’s Bodleian Library once plans to merge the History Faculty Library with the Radcliffe Camera go ahead.In a letter to The Times, Gillian R. Evans, Professor Emeritus of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge, complained that greater student numbers in the Library will “destroy the old atmosphere” as they “listen to music, text, and chatter uninhibitedly”. She also claimed that students damage precious texts as laxer rules let in “chocolate brownies, hand cream, even burgers and chips”.Professor Evans, who studied at Oxford and now lives in the city, was also alarmed at the speed of the move, protesting, “No consideration has been given to the balance between student and research needs.“I have been watching people from management going around with tape measures just calculating shelf-space. It is disdainful to treat this as an issue about which there is no need to ask readers.”Defending the plans, Oxford Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Walmsley and Bodley’s Librarian Dr Sarah Thomas responded, “We do not allow food and drink anywhere near manuscripts: anyone who somehow managed to sneak a “burger and chips” into the Bodleian would be stopped by staff before they could even remove the wrapper.”However, Professor Evans claimed this was “simply not true”, telling Cherwell, “I am in the reading rooms almost every day, but there are no checks of incoming bags. Only outgoing bags in the Camera, which are not checked in the Bodleian.”An ex-Bodleian librarian commented, “As a librarian, I can assure you that inappropriate library behaviour is actually a constant problem and often feels like a losing battle.”Tiago Viula de Faria, a D.Phil. history candidate at St John’s, said, “Common sense rules simply must be followed — no chatting, no sticky fingers, no roller skating.”last_img read more

New York Times writer discusses concussion research in the NFL

first_imgEmmet Farnan | The Observer Allan Schwarz, the journalist who broke the story on the football-concussion connection, speaks at Notre Dame on Wednesday.In 2007, former New York Times investigative reporter Alan Schwarz started writing a series of stories reporting on the staggering rate of concussions amongst NFL players, leading to new regulations and a congressional hearing. In his talk at Jordan Auditorium on Wednesday, Schwarz discussed his research process and how his interests in sports and math informed his research.Schwarz said that after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in math, he started to write as a sports journalist. At the end of 2006, Schwarz began to receive information about brain damages of football players from his friends, which caught his attention.“I, like everybody else, thought [a] concussion was a brain bruise,” he said. “But it can bring on early Alzheimer-type symptoms — cognitive impairment, cognitive decline, memory loss … that’s pretty awful.”Schwarz said he observed four consecutive football players diagnosed with concussions — he figured there must be a correlation between playing football and concussions.“The chance for these players to have this disease is greatly higher than the national population,” he said. “Something is going on here.”After embarking on his research into the effects of concussions, Schwarz said he was confronted by NFL managers and scientists, who tried hard to deny the risk of brain damage that playing football presented.When Schwarz told NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that four out of four football players he observed suffered from concussion symptoms, Goodell refused to believe it.Schwarz’s persistent research with mathematical modelings further convinced him of the cause-and-effect relation between repetitive head collisions and concussions. Several months later, Schwarz said he obtained the NFL’s research on brain disease, which was conducted by the University of Michigan. Schwarz said this critical study revealed that NFL retirees aged 30-49 are 19 times susceptible to memory problems, while NFL retirees aged above 50 have six times the chance of having memory-related diseases, compared to all U.S. men.Despite the consequences of Schwarz’s stories, he said he never harbored any resentment against the sport itself.“I’ve never said that football should be banned. I’ve never said that there should be different rules, anything like that,” Schwarz said. “My whole point is just that ‘Look, there’s an increase of risk.’ People should know about that so that they can make better-informed decisions for themselves and their kids.”Tags: Alan Schwarz, concussions, New York Times, NFLlast_img read more

High prices for coal power, dirty air spark growing support for renewable energy in Poland

first_imgHigh prices for coal power, dirty air spark growing support for renewable energy in Poland FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:As he stood outside a coal mine during a campaign stop last month, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki surprisingly touted the project’s green credentials. “Without investments like this one, we wouldn’t have renewable energy and other industries that we are betting on,” Morawiecki told a crowd of miners in Silesia, the country’s coal heartland.The mention of renewable energy at all, in the weeks leading up to an election on Sunday, marks a change of tone in the country, which gets most of its power from coal and has previously stifled renewable investments. With wind and solar costs plummeting and an increasing public backlash against some of the dirtiest air in the region, the government is changing its rhetoric on energy and looking to the European Union to help finance the transition.Morawiecki’s Law & Justice party came to power in 2015 thanks in part to support from miners. In its first year, the government nearly halted the fast-developing onshore wind industry with restrictive laws. At the same time, it revived a 1 gigawatt coal-fired power plant project in Ostroleka — whose backers now struggle to find financing.A tripling in the price of emission permits last year also hit Polish coal hard, with wholesale power prices currently about 25% above levels in neighboring Germany. The government stymied the impact to consumers by freezing household electricity rates and limiting the increase for businesses.Then last year, the government held an auction for new onshore wind projects. Developers, including state-owned utility PGE SA and international players EDP Renovaveis SA and Innogy SE bid to sell power at prices that were far below what the market had expected. “That was a big turning point,” said Bart Dujczynski, founder of Proventus Renewables Ltd., which advises on renewable energy projects in Poland. “It made opposition to renewables quite difficult to justify because economically, it was very attractively priced.”Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski, a major proponent of coal power, has championed a 1 billion-zloty ($255 million) solar subsidy program. Additionally, the government plans to auction a record 3.4 gigawatts of renewable energy this year. The country’s photovoltaic capacity passed the 1 gigawatt mark on Oct. 1, up 158% from a year earlier, as households and enterprises sped up installations of solar panels.More: Poland’s backing wind power in the heart of coal countrylast_img read more

April 2020: Outdoor Families

first_imgDepartments Riding for Mental HealthIn West Virginia mountain biking is helping kids combat stress.  Quick HitsE-Bikes – Plank Record – Styrofoam Ban – Runners Getting Slower – Lands Protected in Tennessee and Virginia ExploreRiding the Swamp Fox Passage in South Carolina’s Francis Marion National Forest. photo courtesy The Baker Family The Go Outside and Play GuidePlanning for your next weekend getaway? Check out these six outdoor adventure hotspots for the best recreation, food, and lodging recommendations. Follow the itineraries or create your own when you Go Outside and Play The GoodsGear for the Whole Family Special Sections Type 1 RadAn adventure guide’s greatest challenge is dealing with diabetes. Featurescenter_img Trail MixJim Lauderdale gets back to his North Carolina roots. Flip through or download the April issue for FREE HERE On the Cover The South’s Next National Scenic Area?A new coalition is working hard to protect the 16,000-acre Craggy section of Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina.  Outdoor FamiliesBlue Ridge parents share ways they get kids outside.  PerspectiveMaintaining the Appalachian Trail is hard yet rewarding work done by dedicated volunteers. Squirt Boating in the SouthSpecial skills are required for what’s known as the “grandfather of freestyle kayaking.” Family paddling on Claytor Lake. Photo by Sam Dean.last_img read more

Credit union EMV best practice

first_imgThe cardholder should be at the top of the EMV food chainAlthough many financial institutions are engulfed in the back-office activity required to implement EVM chip cards, “the cardholder should be at the top of the EMV food chain,” reminded presenters in an Arroweye Solutions webinar, Best Practices to Navigate the EMV Transition.“A meager 7 percent of banks we surveyed said customer satisfaction was a top EMV implementation concern,” the company shared in a webinar follow-up report. “But issues both within and outside of the bank will impact customer satisfaction. Banks must be customer focused and use this critical opportunity to educate and establish trust with customers.“Despite the numerous players who work together to enable transactions and keep cardholder data secure, banks hold the primary responsibility in consumers’ minds, and must have a solid ongoing communications strategy in place to retain customers and build loyalty,” the payment cards solutions firm reminds.“Start now with pre-launch communications including every available channel, such as online, cardholder statements, direct mail, media, branches, ATMs and more. Maintain, don’t sideline, key marketing strategies. Use the EMV touch point to reconnect with customers by offering a more personalized cardholder experience or introducing new services. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Where to find social media content for credit unions? Ask your members!

first_imgOne question we get over and over is ‘Where can I find good nsocial media content for our credit union?’ And the answer truly is more simple than you might think… JUST ASK YOUR MEMBERS! Example #1: Ask Members Simple Questions on Instagram or Facebook About Favorite Local Businesses/RestaurantsRecently we ran a simple comment to win contest for members around ‘get to know your customers’ day (which we changed to get to know your members day!). This is celebrated by businesses on the 3rd Thursday of each quarter, and we have found it’s a great excuse to learn more about your CU members.In this example, we asked members to comment and tag their favorite local businesses and also asked specifically for restaurants. We learned SO much and were also able to develop some nice organic connections with local businesses. The contest was very inexpensive and easy to run — even just a $10 Dunkin Donuts card is enough to encourage participation. And if you target these posts to confirmed members on the platform you KNOW that the info is about your very customers!Example #2: Ask Members About Favorite Activities & HobbiesIn another similar contest, we asked CU members about their favorite hobbies and local attractions. Again, we simply asked members to share in comments on Instagram and Facebook for a chance to win a very small prize. The results were fantastic! In one day we received 38 local parks and 31 hobbies that are favorites of credit union members. Now you might ask, SO WHAT? Well… social media is all about building relationships with members. And we do that by trying to be authentic and caring about what people do and where they like to go. So, we’ve now created a spreadsheet of these preferences and use them to inspire the content we share.We track when and where local attractions and information about favorite hobbies are shared, and we make sure that we tag any local attractions when possible, which again boosts the organic reach of our social media content.Example #3: Share Member & Staff Stories to Encourage Referrals and Reach CU Member’s Friends and FamilyTestimonials are something we push with each and every client we work with. At least once a year we run an email and social media testimonial contest for all of our credit unions, and these provide incredible content for social media.Telling member stories is a no-brainer for credit unions. These testimonials tend to be moving stories of how a staff member helped someone overcome a significant obstacle or how a member used the credit union’s products or services to save for their first car or house. We’ve seen stories of helping avoid bankruptcy and overcoming the challenges of the loss of a family member.All of this kind of content is fantastic to share in the future on social media or via other means like email, blogs or direct mail. And it acts as almost word of mouth marketing, but with the potential to be multiplied across multiple online channels and social networks.Example #4: Survey members yearly or even quarterly for feedback on the content you are sharing and what they would like to see more ofThis sounds so easy, but you’d be surprised how few credit unions actually do this. Consider including some of the following questions on your next member survey:When you are on social media, what platforms do you prefer? (provide answer list of options)Do you follow our CU on (include social platform you want feedback on)?If you follow us, what do you like about our social media efforts?If you were managing our CU social media, what would you change about our efforts on —- platform?Are there topics that you’d like to see our CU create more content about? (please list)Do you read our CU blog?If you read the blog, approximately how often?Which topics on the blog have you found most useful? What topics would you like to see more blogs about?And remember, member feedback from these kinds of surveys is only useful if you USE it! So, make sure you provide this information to the appropriate staff members so that they can take the feedback to heart and adjust the credit union marketing and sales approach accordingly.Example #5: Encourage Front-Line staff to share FAQs This one is a little more challenging, but often we find with marketing and sales departments that they are working within a silo, and are often quite disconnected with branch staff and members themselves. We urge you to consider ways to better connect your departments. Whether it’s via formal meetings each quarter, where each branch sends a team member to provide marketing and sales campaign feedback and FAQ examples, or more informal lunches. Create an environment that encourages sharing.Then take these ideas and put them to work!At Social Stairway, we are always here to help! Read more on our Social Stairway Blog, or download our latest FREE template on setting smart goals for your credit union today! 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meredith Olmstead Meredith Olmstead is the CEO and Founder of FI GROW Solutions, which provides Digital Marketing & Sales services to Community Financial Institutions. With experience working with FIs in markets of … Web: www.figrow.com Detailslast_img read more

Crikvenica International Health Tourism conference in the best health destination

first_imgIn about ten days, the Crikvenica Riviera, which was recently declared the most successful health destination in Croatia at the Days of Croatian Tourism, will host an international conference dedicated to health tourism.Namely, in the Hotel “Omorika” in Crikvenica November 16 and 17, 2017 for the fifth year in a row to maintain Crikvenica International Health Tourism Conference (CIHT), a conference organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenica, and co-organized by Thalassotherapia Crikvenica and the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster.The CIHT conference will bring together prominent and esteemed domestic and foreign lecturers and participants from the field of medicine and the economy, primarily tourism. In addition to lecturers from Croatia, experts from the USA, China, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Germany will share their valuable knowledge and experience with the conference participants.It is a grand opening November 16, and the first day of the conference is divided into four parts, and this year for the first time one of them will not contain classic presentations, but a round table is organized on the topic “Health tourism – yesterday, today, tomorrow”. Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism, Kristjan Staničić, Director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Denis Kovačić, Deputy Minister of Health, Vladimir Mozetič, President of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster and Željko Miljanić, founder, majority owner and director of the Rident Polyclinic, will take part in the discussion.Participants expect a number of interesting presentations from the Crikvenica Tourist Board, which cover a variety of educational topics, such as respiratory rehabilitation, experiences and expectations of patients from the United States, different models and sources of funding in health tourism, how to increase profits by meeting patients, how satisfied patient becomes the best promoter, integrative medicine as a strategically important opportunity for our county and traditional Chinese medicine and many others.Participation in the CIHT 2017 conference is free, and applications are still ongoing, exclusively through the website: http://ciht.com.hr/registration-form/last_img read more