View post tag: Royal Navy Tods Defence to design and build Type 26 sonar domes Back to overview,Home naval-today Tods Defence to design and build Type 26 sonar domes July 21, 2017 Tods Defence, a Unitech Aerospace Company, announced it has been selected by prime contractor BAE Systems to design and manufacture bow sonar domes for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates.The company announced this contract after a steel-cutting ceremony on Thursday which marked the construction start of the first frigate in the class, the future HMS Glasgow.The company said it was selected following a design and assessment phase which was carried out in partnership between BAE Systems and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).“Tods Defence is very proud of the contribution that its advanced Sonar Dome technology is making to the Type 26 Frigates’ capability, which will ensure that is the most advanced warship in its class when it is introduced in to service,” said Pete Eckersall, Vice President and Managing Director of Tods Defence. View post tag: Tods Defence Authorities View post tag: Type 26 Share this article
Authorities Republic of Korea Navy commissions 2nd Daegu-class frigate Back to overview,Home naval-today Republic of Korea Navy commissions 2nd Daegu-class frigate Related Article The second batch frigates are being equipped with a 16-cell Korean vertical launching system for defense against air threats and six torpedo tubes for anti-submarine warfare. This class is the first warship equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric of gas propulsion system. Powered by Rolls-Royce’s MT30 gas turbines, the frigates are capable of reaching speeds of 30 knots. The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has commissioned ROKS Gyeongnam (FFG-819), the second of eight Daegu-class guided missile frigates. Authorities Naida Hakirevic Photo: the Republic of Korea Navy The commissioning ceremony took place at Jinhae Naval Base on 4 January 2021. View post tag: ROKS Gyeongnam ROK Navy receives first FFX II frigate ROKS Daegu Posted: over 3 years ago View post tag: Frigate FFX II vessels are improved Incheon-class (FFX) frigates. At 2,800 tons, Daegu-class ships displace 500 tons more than their predecessors and measure 122 meters in length. Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) launched the frigate in June 2019. The navy received the newbuild on 31 December 2020. Share this article This year, the third and fourth Daegu-class frigates, ROKS Seoul (FFG-821) and ROKS Donghae (FFG-822), are expected to be handed over to the navy. Launched in 2019 and 2020, both units are being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). Daegu and sister ships will carry a towed array sonar system (TASS) in addition to naval guns and a Phalanx close-in weapon system. View post tag: Daegu-class Back in 2018, ROKN took delivery of the first of eight Daegu-class units, ROKS Daegu (FFG-818), from DSME. January 5, 2021, by Categories: View post tag: Republic of Korea Navy Posted: over 3 years ago The frigates are intended for a variety of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-air warfare, patrol, surveillance, search and rescue and exclusive economic zone protection.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr John Hood, has announced today that he will be leaving his post at the end of his five-year term in September 2009.In a statement made earlier, Hood said: “I continue to believe that five years is the right period. That was the commitment I made on my appointment as vice-chancellor and it remains my view today… “Oxford is making huge progress on so many fronts and I look forward immensely to helping it to make further substantial advances over the next two years.”Hood came into the role in 2004, after leaving the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Considered the first “outsider” to take the position, his tenure has been marked by controversy as he worked to change the way in which the university was governed.Chancellor of the university, Lord Patten, praised Hood’s clarity of vision and strength of commitment during his years, commending his “remarkable job” as vice-chancellor.
Around one hundred students assembled in Wadham’s front quad today to protest against rent increases. The ‘sit-in’ was part of a rent campaign organised by the college’s Student Union President, Leonora Sagan. She claims that students have not received fair representation in rent negotiation. Sagan, who spoke over a megaphone to assembled undergraduates during the sit-in, claimed that there had been a 46% rent increase in the past six years. Addressing the crowd, she said, “the rent increase is far out of line with national interest rates.”Wadham SU President Leonora Sagan claimed that the college had ignored her request for student representation in rent discussions.Students chanted slogans including Union anthem ‘Solidarity Forever’ at the protest, which ran for over an hour on Thursday lunchtime. One third year at the event called for “a rent revolution.” The increase in rent for Wadhamites in the academic year 2008-2009 remains at 4%. Che Ramsden, a first year English student, agreed with the SU President. Ramsden described the rent increases as “absolutely ridiculous”. “It is an access issue, as students have to rely on money other than student loans to pay battels,” she added. Third year historian Robin Clyfan complained that Wadham had failed to justify the rent increases. He said, “there has been no reasonable explanation for the increases.” Wadham Warden Sir Neil Chalmers went to view the protest. He denied any suggestion that students had not been consulted. “We have had extensive discussions with students over a long period of time,” he said. “Our governing body has come to a decision about next year’s rent that is fair both for this generation of students and for future generations.”
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of the nonprofit global venture fund Acumen, received the 2013 Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity for her advocacy for the revitalization of impoverished communities. University President Fr. John Jenkins presented Novogratz with the award on behalf of the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity in a ceremony Thursday. The event in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium was part of the Notre Dame Forum on women in leadership. Jenkins said Novogratz stands as an exemplary person in the area of women in leadership because of her dedication to human dignity. “There are two dangers when seeking to help people in need. One is condescension; the other is imposing solutions on the poor,” Jenkins said. “Novogratz is particularly worthy of celebration for avoiding those dangers.” “She displays a profound respect for the dignity for those whom she serves, knowing that the real gifts in life are not material, but empowering acts of love that form community.” Fr. Robert Dowd, director of the Ford Family Program, echoed Jenkins’s remarks, emphasizing the power of human dignity that drives the mission of the program. “We are thankful to Jacqueline Novogratz for advancing the mission of the Ford Family Program, which seeks to help people to lift themselves out of poverty and produce sustainable outcomes,” Dowd said. Novogratz spoke about the mission of Acumen, the nonprofit organization she founded in 2001 after working in the banking world of New York City. Novogratz is the daughter of Catholic immigrants from Austria, a fact which made Notre Dame stand as a mythic name in her family while she grew up. She also holds an honorary degree from the university. To begin her remarks, Novogratz appealed to the sense of kinship at the heart of Acumen’s mission. “We all do this work in different ways, and we do this work together and stand on top of each other’s shoulders,” she said. Acumen attempts to unify aspects of philanthropy with a sound understanding of investing to fund aspiring entrepreneurs primarily in Africa and south Asia, Novogratz said. “The goal is to take the humanitarian impulse of philanthropy with the efficiency of the market while recognizing the limitations of the market as well,” she said. Novogratz said this approach enables her to taks on issues of poverty and the great “un-freedoms” of economic inequality in a new and courageous way. Building and renewing conventional institutions lies at the core of this pursuit, and Novogratz lauded Pope Francis for his own efforts to renew one of the world’s oldest institutions: the Catholic Church. Since the organization’s founding in 2001, Novogratz said it has made immense strides, providing funding to projects that serve more than 100 million people around theworld. These projects aim to give the poor time to make mistakes and to help them satisfy basic needs in their communities, she said Novogratz gave two examples of how poor entrepreneurs have transformed their communities with funds from Acumen. Bruce Robertson, an entrepreneur originally from South Africa, took funds to Gulu in northern Uganda, a place typified by refugees and the aftermath of genocide. He gave capital to the newly returned inhabitants, trusting some who had virtually no farming experience. “Today, there are 50,000 farmers as part of an all-Uganda company in Gulu,” Novogratz said. “This is an image of resurrection.” Jawad Aslam, a Pakistani-American, used Acumen funds to establish low-income housing outside the Pakistani city of Lahore, Novogratz said. Aslam provided the poor with sustainable shelter without bribing corrupt officials. “Jawad did what was right, not what was easy,” Novogratz said. “Many people go into this thinking they’re building bricks and mortar, but Jawad built a community. There was one mosque in the whole settlement, and Jawad worked with the elders so that Imams from various Islamic sects could share.” The innovation of empowered citizens, along with the charity of philanthropists and ordinary kind-hearted individuals, maks these projects possible, Novogratz said. Novogratz provided a final example of her personal encounter with the poor to show how various kinds of capital can change the world. “I was visiting a site with an Australian entrepreneur who sells solar energy. I asked a woman who had bought his product if she thought it needed any improvements. Though she said she loved the product, she went on to list four ideas for improvement,” Novogratz said. “Seeing this little woman talking to this big man with such confidence about how he could improve his product reminded me of why I founded Acumen – to empower the poor to find their own solution.” In the end, Novogratz said we need both the soft and the hard – the head and the heart – to fight the status quo, the bureaucracy, corruption and complacency. “We need charity and philanthropy, but it can create dependency and arrogance, and the systems that will better the world have human dignity at heart,” she said. Contact Charlie Ducey at [email protected]
AgricultureBusinessEducationEnvironmentFood& HealthHome& GardenLifestylesInternationalScienceWeather Between the Christmas gifts and the New Year’s resolutions, youmay want to look back on the news of 2005 before you get startedon 2006. Here’s a look at the year’s top stories from the GeorgiaFACES news to use about Georgia Family, Agricultural, Consumerand Environmental Sciences. Sorted by date and linked to thestory in our archive, here are 2005’s top 10 stories in 10categories: agriculture,business,education,environment,food& health, home& garden, international,lifestyles,scienceand weather.
Photo courtesy of Staff at Wilderness Adventure Photo courtesy of Staff at Wilderness AdventureI remember the question clearly. I was talking to a professor in my college years and we were swapping stories of outdoor escapades, interrupting each other with friendly one-upsmanship. On the wall above his desk hung a large framed picture of a fly fisherman standing ankle-deep in flowing water with his line half out and waving behind his shoulders.He paused to ask, “who got you into all of this, how did Mother Nature pull you in, what connects you to the natural world,” or more simply put, “why?” And I remember sitting there trying to think of a thoughtful response. His intentions were good but I was struck by the question. Their were plenty of small reasons, really sensations, as to why the natural world resignated with me; a cool breeze on a summer’s day, orange and yellow blossoms in the Autumn sky, or perhaps sleeping under an infinite sky filled with different planets.But I couldn’t put a cummalitive thumb on it, on “why?” And then, as I stuttered to poorly explain a jumble of an answer, a lightbulb flicked on and I realized that the question for me had never been why, but instead it revolved around why not?If their was no need for the trees, the aestetics and the leaves, what substitute for air would I breathe? If the morning sun forgot to rise, how could I fail to notice the darkened skies? And without a need to know more, to see whats behind every door, without this Adventure Thirst, then the question can be reversed; Why?I don’t remember what I told my professor thay day, but after our conversation I recognized my intrinsic “why-not” attitude towards the natural world, the satisfaction of something so simple embedded in complexity, and it opened a brand new appreciation for the world I live in. The question now stands for those of you with a wandering eye out the window, the weekend warrior, andthe air-breathers; Why Not? Photo courtesy of Staff at Wilderness Adventure
My mom is awesome.She’s definitely where I get my adventurous side. Growing up, my mom was the one who introduced me to the outdoors and instilled in me an insatiable curiosity for the world. We went for walks together, rode horses together, saved countless stray cats and dogs and hid them in abandoned barn stalls so my dad wouldn’t find out. She’s smart, funny, caring (almost to a fault), a total goob, and my best friend. She’s where I find the motivation to get up every day and make the most out of every moment, no matter the obstacles. She’s wise beyond her years yet still gets mistaken as my sister. She rocks tattoos on both of her forearms, has the best taste in music, and lets me push her off rocks (okay maybe not willingly).Circa 2011, New River Gorge, West VirginiaAs if all of those qualities weren’t good enough, my favorite part about my mom is that she’s willing to try just about anything. Starting tomorrow, my mom will be joining me on the road for the next two weeks. From the mountains of western North Carolina to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, this pretty lady is going to be my partner-in-crime, sidekick, copilot, cooking buddy, Go-mate. The best part? I couldn’t be more excited.Stay tuned for updates from our ramblings and we’ll see you on the road!
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus kicks off tomorrow in Washington, D.C., as the association prepares for a busy week that will also include testimony by Dixies Federal Credit Union President and CEO Scott Eagerton about the Dodd-Frank Act on behalf of NAFCU before a House subcommittee.Tomorrow at Caucus, former Reps. Tom Davis, R-Va., and Martin Frost, D-Texas, will deliver a keynote address to attendees on what could help solve the legislative stalemate in Washington. They will be followed by close to 30 other speakers from the Senate, House, NCUA and other federal agencies during the week’s general sessions.On Thursday, Eagerton will testify on the impact of the Dodd-Frank regulatory burden on his $41 million, South Carolina-based credit union before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. The hearing will mark NAFCU’s fourth time testifying before Congress this year. continue reading »
We all know that our economy and our society is evolving rapidly through data collection and advanced analytics, yet we are surprised by news each day of another business area adopting advanced techniques. Within the world of finance, credit unions are beginning this same evolution.We might think “even credit unions” are changing, but with thousands of credit unions and a naturally more collaborative environment, groups of credit unions are combining resources to deploy advanced analytics. Although this will happen naturally, the proposed CECL accounting rules for loan loss reserves will cause a dramatic shift in the use of data and analytics at credit unions, comparable to the changes occurring at larger banks due to CCAR and DFAST.Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar sponsored by OnApproach, a Credit Union Service Organization, and Deep Future Analytics, an advanced predictive analytics solution for Credit Unions and Community Banks.In Preparing for CECL I discussed what will be needed to estimate the numbers needed for CECL. Vintage analysis, macroeconomic factors, and credit quality adjustments will all be key components. I believe that those who designed CECL asked for all the right things, but did not realize the effort and investment required to comply. The goal of my talk was to highlight that CECL is an investment, not a cost, because if done right, the insights gained will directly impact pricing and underwriting, portfolio management, and risk appetite assessment. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr