View post tag: million HII Secures USD 383 Million USS Abraham Lincoln Contract View post tag: Naval View post tag: secures View post tag: Abraham Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has received a $383 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort contract option to continue planning work for the refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln(CVN 72). If all contract options are exercised, the full value of the contract could reach $678 million.The contract option is for work performed from Feb. 27, 2012, until Feb. 18, 2013, and includes planning, design, documentation, engineering, material procurement, pre-fabrication and shipboard inspections.“RCOH work represents 35 percent of all maintenance and modernization that is performed on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers during their 50-year service life,” said Ken Mahler, NNS’ vice president of Navy Programs. “The complexity of this effort requires significant planning and preparation so that we achieve our commitment to successfully re-deliver these ships to our Navy customer in a timely and cost-effective manner.”Christened in 1988 and delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1989, USS Abraham Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz-class carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding. It will also be the fifth ship of the class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone. More than 1,000 employees will support the planning effort.Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Employing nearly 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 27, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: 383 View post tag: contract View post tag: News by topic February 27, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today HII Secures USD 383 Million USS Abraham Lincoln Contract View post tag: HII View post tag: USS View post tag: USD Share this article View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Lincoln
We hope that today’s “Readers Forum” 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?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Would you like for Deaconess and Henderson Community Methodist Hospitals to be more forthcoming with the details of the merging of services between both hospitals?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmail
Those companies that are not bold in the face of the global economic crisis and don’t have the courage to take risks, may be left behind, according to Starbucks chairman, president and chief executive Howard Schultz.Speaking at the 12th European Foodservice Summit in Zurich, Schultz said that, more than ever, companies “must have the curiosity to see around corners and have the courage to take risks”. Talking about operating in the current unstable financial environment, he said: “The status quo of how we operate in the past is on a collision course with time and how we operate in the future. I believe those who understand their environment and take the road less travelled will win and endure. Schultz, who returned as chief executive of Starbucks in 2008, said that every company would need to be more creative and more entrepreneurial to cope with the major challenges facing economies. “Great companies pick up market share in downturns, great entrepreneurs come forward and new businesses are born.” Schultz said that with trust in traditional institutions, such as governments, at its lowest ever level, people were hungry for leadership, which has got to be “consistently honest”. He recently launch a campaign to urge chief executives to boycott donating to US political campaigns to encourage leaders to solve the nation’s growing budget deficit. Over 60 business leaders have already signed up to the pledge. He said: “I am asking that we forego political contributions until the country’s leaders deliver a fiscally disciplined long-term debt and deficit plan to the American people. Our leaders need to lead, business leaders shouldn’t be quiet, politicians work for us, people need to be represented.” And he added that communicating a company’s strategy with its staff/people was crucial. “There should be transparent, honest and frequent communication with your people, there needs to be a common vision and your people need to see themselves as part of that vision, you need to bring them along. “Our competitive advantage is our relationship with our people. Long-term value for your shareholders is directly linked to creating long-term value for your people.” Schultz said that companies cannot escape what is going on in the world. He said: “We should recognise that we have a collective responsibility to invest in communities we serve. Companies need to demonstrate a positive signal to their communities that we can work together. Workers need respect for their company and they need to see that it is investing in the local community. Manage our organisations and brands, think about our responsibilities to the communities we serve.”• This article first appeared on M&C Report, a WRBM publication that offers business and intelligence in the eating and drinking out markets. For more information visit www.wr-bi.co.uk.>> Breakfast trade boosts Starbucks UK sales
On July 16th, the annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival will return to Queens, NY for the third straight year, celebrating the life and legacy of Louis Armstrong with a day of performances held in his honor. The festival has captured the spirit of the big band jazz legend by booking a number of great performers.The festival has announced three acts so far, including Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins and Soulive. Regular admission to the festival is also free, with tickets and more information here. The fest also promises to add “local acts with international flair,” so get ready for a great time!
Update 5/2/20: Dead & Company is re-broadcasting their 6/6/18 performance at Deer Creek as part of their One More Saturday Night archival webcast series. Tune in and follow along with our initial review of the show below:Dead & Company – 6/6/18 – Full Show [Pro-Shot] – Live Re-StreamOn Wednesday night, Dead & Company continued their 2018 summer tour with a performance at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, IN, the fan-favorite shed known to most by its original name, Deer Creek. Throughout their a creatively-crafted set, the band continued to dig into the Grateful Dead repertoire, offering up yet another full show’s worth of tour debuts and pushing their streak of concerts without repeating a song to five.After their customary meandering intro jam, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart‘s drum line began to intensify, taking the familiar shape of Bob Weir-penned classic “The Other One”. John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge continued to push the band through blistering blues as “The Other One” Oteil Burbridge and the Rhythm Devils dialed in the song’s groove beneath him. It was clear from the start that the band had big intentions for this show, as after a single verse of “The Other One”, the band slid back into improv mode, foregoing the song’s second verse in favor of “Dire Wolf”. Jeff Chimenti shined on piano throughout the track, expertly imbuing it with the saloon swagger that its lyrics evoke. Watch pro-shot video of the show’s opening number below:Dead & Company – Jam > “The Other One” (Verse 1) [Video: Dead & Company]A funky “Feel Like A Stranger” followed, Bobby leading the charge with gusto on vocals, any hints of his brief struggles in Cincinnati now a distant memory. Mayer and Burbridge pushed the song’s jam forward with intention, making it one of the improvisational highlights of this strong first set.The band took things down a notch for their next number, a beautifully bobbing “Row Jimmy”. After a quick beat, the band kicked into “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”, Mayer once again asserting himself as the focal point with his engaging guitar melodies over the song’s smooth slither.Next, the band offered up another classic Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter ballad, “Comes A Time”, sung as always with tender sincerity by Oteil. Finally, the band brought the groove back one last time for a gritty “Viola Lee Blues” featuring still more striking soloing from Mayer to cap set one.With yet another set of tour debuts in the bag, the list of Dead & Company’s go-to songs not yet played this tour grew shorter, the “Help On The Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower” that began the second set was a predictable choice, though no less thrilling because of it. “Slipknot!”, in particular, saw the band dive into dissonant, frenetic space, amassing jazz-inspired tension to great effect. The sublime “Franklin’s” provided the release, as the audience sang along to the carefree classic.The crowd’s cheers of appreciation as “Franklin’s” finished quickly turned into cheers of approval as the band steered smoothly into “Terrapin” country. As always, Mayer took the helm for the “Lady With A Fan” portion before Weir came in with purpose for the opus’ “Terrapin Station” climax. As the song petered out, Mickey and Billy picked up steam, signaling the start of the evening’s “Drums/Space” voyage. As the band finally rejoined the stage, the drummers began to chart a more specific course, once again adopting the distinctive time signature they had used to bootstrap the show’s first song. Finally, the band dropped back into “The Other One” in earnest, Chimenti peppering in well-placed synth pops as Bobby picked up where they had left off in set one, completing the song’s second verse to the delight of the crowd.Dead & Company – “Lady With A Fan” >”Terrapin Station”[Video: rdeal1999]Next, the always-emotional “Standing On The Moon” hit its mark as a late-show breather, with Bobby singing Jerry’s vocal lead while Chimenti, Mayer, and Burbridge gave the tear-jerker reverberating sonic texture. Finally, Weir kicked into “Sugar Magnolia” as the crowd joyfully sang along. The song’s closing “Sunshine Daydream”—the first since their 2017 summer tour-closing fireworks spectacle at Wrigley Field—picked up the pace, turning into a dance party before closing strong, Bobby hamming it up in peak rockstar form. A searing “Casey Jones” encore victory lap sent fans filing out of the amphitheater singing.Once again, the band’s setlist for the evening was comprised entirely of tour debuts, though a number of the songs played were slated to be performed in the latter part of their rain-shortened second set on night two in Camden. That now makes it 5 performances with no repeats to start the summer tour.Dead & Company – Set Two Opener[Video: Dead & Company]You can listen to the full show now via nugs.net. Next up for Dead & Company is a performance at Atlanta’s Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Friday, June 8th. For a full list of Dead & Company’s upcoming tour dates, head here.SETLIST: Dead & Company | Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center | Noblesville, IN | 6/6/18Set One: The Other One* > Dire Wolf, Feel Like A Stranger, Row Jimmy, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Comes A Time, Viola Lee BluesSet Two: Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > Lady With A Fan > Terrapin Station > Drums > Space > The Other One^, Standing On The Moon, Sugar MagnoliaEncore: Casey Jones*first verse^second verse
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies supports graduate and undergraduate students in advancing their Chinese language skills and conducting research focused on China-related topics.In 2012-13 the Fairbank Center assisted the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in providing three dissertation completion grants to doctoral students pursuing research on China in various disciplines. The center also provides graduate student grants for conference travel, language study, and dissertation research. For undergraduates, the Fairbank Center provides grants for student organizations, optional winter term experiences, language study, and summer research.The generosity and foresight of many donors have made the student grants possible by establishing funds such as the Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellowship, Elise Fay Hawtin Travel and Research Fund, Fairbank Center Challenge Grant, Harvard Club of the Republic of China Fellowship Fund, Jeffrey Gu Memorial Fund for Study in Taiwan, John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Undergraduate Summer Travel Grants, Leila F. Sobin Summer Travel Grant, and Liang Qichao Travel Fund.For more about student support and programs at the Fairbank Center.
Technology “is the enabler of virtually any strategy, whether by providing the big data analytics that reveal new ways to reach new customer groups, or the Internet of Things connections that enable a whole new profit center in after-sale support. Top leaders need to know what technologies can do and how to bend it to their strategic goals. Leaders cannot wait until technologies are fully baked to think about how they will work for – or against – them. And sometimes companies will need to disrupt their own business models before a rival or new competitor does it for them.” This excerpt from a recent research paper published by the McKinsey Global Institute makes the point that new IT models require more explicit alignment to business strategies, and therefore, require a mature vertical industry go-to-market strategy that parallels IT innovation.At EMC, we apply our IT infrastructure capabilities to create value for enterprises looking for targeted industry solutions. With increasing frequency, we balance our horizontal technology approach with carefully chosen vertical industry solution development.Working closely with our largest customers, it’s clear that they expect more from their IT partners than just great IT infrastructure building blocks. Large enterprise IT organizations are transforming to drive business impact and results from faster, more flexible IT delivery tuned to the needs of their industry. And they need their infrastructure partners to play a key role in that transformation.A few examples:In energy exploration, seismic interpretation models cannot take full advantage of Big Data without IT infrastructure partners providing the linkage to their unique application stack.In large financial services institutions or large pharmaceutical companies, security analytics cannot be applied as quickly to their multi-channel, highly complex information environments without their IT infrastructure partners forming the ecosystem of providers necessary to make it happen.Manufacturers cannot combine the benefits of virtualization and predictive analytics and long-established manufacturing processes without their IT partners showing them how.For telecommunications carriers, the move to the software-defined datacenter holds the promise of next-generation infrastructure. We can help the large network carriers around the world realize the vision of the new completely virtualized networked infrastructure model.An industry solutions model requires an understanding of the ROI tied to the big industry IT transformation efforts of a customer. For the companies we serve, evolving their industry models with IT innovation isn’t measured only in hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings. It’s measured in the millions of dollars’ worth of growth opportunities.
Acclimatize to the heat. Work a limited amount of time outdoors and gradually increase your amount of time in the heat.Avoid the peak heat periods of the day. Get your work done early in the morning or late in the day. Avoid the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. when daytime temperatures are likely to peak.Take frequent breaks in a cool area. Taking breaks in an air-conditioned area is preferable, but a shady area will work.Limit exposure to direct sunlight when possible. Plan your workday to take advantage of shaded areas.Drink plenty of water. Take a water break at least every hour, and drink cool water. Also, drink water before working in the garden. Hydration is key.Avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol. These are diuretics and cause your body to lose water.Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat. Use sunscreen to protect against ultraviolet rays on all exposed skin. Summer heat can be dangerous, especially with the heat and humidity that we are experiencing this summer.The best way to stay safe from heat exposure might be to stay indoors, but that’s not an option for gardeners. Those cherry tomatoes aren’t going to harvest themselves.While heat stress can be a real concern for those working in gardens, there are some strategies that can help keep gardeners safe. For more information about recognizing heat stress, exhaustion and heat stroke, visitcdc.gov/extremeheat/warning.html. Know yourself. Know the symptoms.Heat stress is defined as any situation where the human body is unable to cool itself by sweating. This can lead to several conditions, including heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and the medical emergency known as heat stroke.A rapid and strong pulse; a body temperature over 103 degrees Fahrenheit; hot, red skin; and possible unconsciousness indicate heat stroke. Call 911 if you or someone you’re working with exhibits these symptoms.Many regulars at community gardens — especially the elderly and children — are more susceptible to heat stress and need to be especially careful when working outdoors. Pregnant women, people suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure, people who’ve just moved from a cooler climate and those using certain medications also face greater risks from the heat, said Certified Safety Professional Millard Griffin, who has managed worker safety on a range of outdoor projects for Environmental Resources Management.“It’s preferable to work with another gardener so that you can monitor each other,” Griffin said. “If you notice extreme sweating, dizziness, nausea or muscle cramps, stop working. Head indoors, hydrate and cool down.”Strategies for staying safe
Austrian utility Verbund plans expansion into European wind, solar markets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Austrian utility Verbund AG, which produces the majority of its power from hydro plants, is planning a major push into wind and solar power generation over the next decade, executives outlined on the company’s first-quarter earnings call on May 13.Verbund has introduced a target to generate 25% of its power from wind and solar by 2030, CFO Peter Kollmann said. Limited further upside in the hydro segment is driving the utility to diversify its renewables portfolio, with most of the suitable locations in Austria either already in use or under national conservation protections.Verbund also sees potential in the continued cost efficiency gains in the wind and solar sector, and a ballpark target of 25% of power generation would allow it to achieve a critical mass, he said.The utility currently operates a small wind portfolio in its core markets in Austria and Germany, as well as in Romania. For its growth ambitions, it is looking at the Spanish and Italian solar markets, and for new opportunities in France, Germany and home market Austria.“We have a big radar screen,” Kollmann said, but the focus is largely on Central and Western Europe and geographies with clear regulatory frameworks.[Camilla Naschert]More ($): Hydro-heavy Verbund eyes European wind, solar expansion
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Eric Georgoulakos (NCPD)Nassau County police are asking the public’s help to find a Farmingdale man who allegedly stabbed his father Friday during a dispute at their house and stole a neighbor’s car and fled, police said.Detective said 23-year-old Eric Georgoulakos became involved in a domestic dispute with his 53-year-old father at their Grant Street home just after 1 p.m. and allegedly used a knife to stab him in the head and torso.The father, who was outside the house when police arrived, was transported to a local hospital for treatment, police said.Georgoulakos had left the house before police arrived and went to a neighbor’s home on Washington Street and asked to use the bathroom and phone, police said. Once inside, he allegedly took the keys to a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer with Pennsylvania plate number HKE2644 and fled, police said.Detectives ask anyone to call 911 if they have information regarding Eric Georgoulakos’ whereabouts or the stolen vehicle.