Russia Develops New Fast-Speed Patrol Boat

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Russia Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Patrol New multipurpose fast-speed river-sea class patrol boat Lider-17 has been created by Euroyachting group. Experimental prototype was presented at 15th international exhibition Interpolitekh-2011 closed on Oct 28 in Moscow.According to Valery Volodin, Euroyachting group Director General, the boat was launched late in Aug 2011 and is presently passing trials. Lider-17 can be used as patrol, pilot, search-and-rescue or pleasure boat in inland waters and littoral sea zones at wind force 5 (Beaufort scale) day and night in ice-free waters.The boat was built by Rybinskaya Verf shipyard and has a high-strength and well-navigable hull. It is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy 1561.Currently, the boat participates in the EMERCOM tender for patrol craft and – according to designers – has good chance to win it. EMERCOM operates 4 multipurpose firefighting rescue boats Lider-12M also produced by Euroyachting.The new version inherited from Lider-12M boat some features like perfect stability. It cannot be turned over, since it returns afloat from any position.The boat is powered by water-jet propulsor consisting of two 1,100-shp water jets KaMeWa FF41 produced by Rolls-Royce.The boat’s length is 18.5 meters, beam is 16.75 meters, draft is 0.7 meters, max speed is 48 knots, operational range is 600 miles, endurance is 5 days, crew is 2 men. In addition, the boat can accommodate 8 passengers.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, November 02, 2011; View post tag: News by topic View post tag: develops View post tag: Fast-Speed Russia Develops New Fast-Speed Patrol Boat View post tag: New November 2, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia Develops New Fast-Speed Patrol Boat View post tag: Boat Share this articlelast_img read more

Ocean City Council Approves New Budget for Special Events

first_imgFireworks are part of the Fall Block Party weekend in Ocean City through funding from the Special Improvement District..City Council approved a $518,448 annual budget to fund special events and promotions in three parts of town that serve as magnets for tourism and commerce.The Special Improvement Districts include the downtown section of the Ocean City Boardwalk, the downtown area of Asbury Avenue and the Ninth Street gateway.The SID budget for 2016, approved Thursday night by a 7-0 vote, matches last year’s level of funding, Council President Keith Hartzell said.Hartzell characterized the SIDs as not only important for drawing visitors to town, but also as vital to giving them an array of entertainment and other things to do once they are here.“We need to get the word out,” he said.Some of the events funded by the SID budget include the fall and spring block parties on the Avenue, the October fireworks show, Family Nights and Mummers Nights on the boardwalk. The budget also funds flower pots and other upgrades to help beautify the city.The boardwalk and downtown area serve as the epicenter for special events. SID funding for the Ninth Street gateway is devoted to radio advertising to attract visitors, according to city business administrator Jim Mallon.Assessments on the businesses located within the SIDs help to underwrite the annual budget, along with other funding sources.In other business Thursday, Council gave final approval to a measure dubbed the “ice cream ordinance.” It governs the number of licenses that the city issues to ice cream vendors who sell their products from bicycles.Council voted to cut the number of licenses for bicycle ice cream vendors from 20 to 10 based on the advice of the city’s purchasing agent, Joe Clark.Clark informed Council that 20 licenses weren’t needed. Some of the licenses go unused and simply “remain in the drawer and never get bid on,” City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson said.Hartzell said he spoke to the ice cream vendors and they had no objections to slashing the number of licenses in half. Despite the cutback, there will still be enough bicycle vendors to sell ice cream to the public, he added.In another vote, Council appointed Richard Waddell and Michael Buck as new members to the Zoning Board after spending more than an hour interviewing 11 candidates in closed session.Waddell and Buck had previously served as alternates on the Zoning Board, but now take full seats. Council voted to appoint Tom Rotondi and John Quinn as the new alternates.last_img read more

The Great British Bake Off: Episode 5

first_imgWeek five in The Great British Bake Off tent brought more biscuits than you can shake a cigarillo at. Mary demonstrated the difference between a bend and snap, signalling the half-way point of the series. After last week’s sogginess, the contestants thought they were home and dry. Oh, if only. The bakers entered the tent looking considerably calmer than before. Even Howard admitted to feeling relaxed. Did he have his own sabotage planned? A splintered rolling pin, perhaps?Enter the traybake for the Signature Challenge. It could be anything, so long as it was, well, baked in a tray. The contestants had a right to be relaxed. The viewers could enjoy their 8pm cup of tea.“We want some lovely surprises and wonderful finishes,” said Mary.In true Hollywood style, Paul rattled nerves with his own take on the bake: “The very fact that it’s simple… makes it extremely difficult, because when you’re judging you have to be even more critical.”Howard chose a relatively simply breakfast traybake: cereal topping, yoghurt and oats. Frances, as always, wanted to do one better than anyone who had ever entered the hallowed Bake Off tent: a Millionaire Banoffee Bonus, laid out like Jenga. We could practically hear Mary pulling her blonde locks out. Substance, substance, SUBSTANCE.Never one to shy away from a challenge, Glenn opted for a tricky apricot and pistachio tiffin, made from bowls of chocolate, marshmallow and biscuit. As Paul eyed up Glenn’s mountain of chocolate, the Devon teacher admitted to marking essay after essay, taking up most of his time. What? There’s something going on outside this tent?All was well, however, as his creations were labelled “very good”, if not “grotesque”.  Rob’s blueberry and orange traybake wasn’t up to scratch, deemed “raw” and “soggy”. Ruby presented her own soggy bottom, proclaiming that she doesn’t “do biscuits”, while Howard’s breakfast bakes were too “stodgy” for Paul.It was Mel’s turn for a snapshot of baking history, explaining the origins of the Tottenham cake, first created by Quakers. Chelsea fans threw their buns at the telly, while Arsenal supporters lamented their lack of baked treats. Did Arsene Wenger resist purchasing more players for the season to invest in a Gunners bakery? Only time will tell.Next, “the most delicate technical challenge Mary has ever devised.” Oh, lovely. A tuile: tiny, thin, tricky biscuits, similar to a French roof tile… apparently. For those of you who want to make your own, the recipe is in the latest Bake Off book, Everyday.Darn those tuiles. Techniques were instantly debated. How much whisking? How thin? Is that too thin? “There’s thin and there’s Alexa Chung,” said Frances.Tuiles created, it was time to pipe. Could anyone find a piping bag? Turns out, Mary wanted the bakers to… get ready for it… make their own. “I will not be defeated by a sodding French biscuit,” cried Ruby, practically waving a Union Jack.It is not enough to just make the tuiles, you have to shape them, and fast. They need to immediately be rolled on to a rolling pin or the handle of a spoon to achieve the required shape. Sharp intakes of breath followed, as well as a few yelps of pain as the remaining contestants battled with the hot biscuits. The Berry is a cruel mistress.Howard came last, Kimberley’s were burned, and Ruby’s were “a bit of a mess”. Miss Style-over-substance managed to brush off her former nickname with a “nice flavour”, while Glenn secured second place, and Christine snatched first with “the crispest of the lot”. Was she happy? Take a guess.And now, the Showstopper. Considered to be the challenge to save or send bakers, a biscuit tower was demanded. It had to stand up. It had to be 30cm tall. It had to taste good and, unsurprisingly, stop the show.“You don’t just have to be a baker, you have to be an architect too,” cautioned Paul. Could the contestants handle baking and building? Ever the practical one, Howard made four different tea-flavoured biscuits, channelling them into a Japanese pagoda. People were impressed, he beamed. These people, he explained, were his mum and dad. Family can be one’s harshest critics.Christine fashioned a Bavarian clock out of 70 identical shortbread bricks. Rob wanted a Dalek, regardless of what it would look or taste like. Had he signed up for his own extermination? Elsewhere, Ruby resorted to covering her pile of biscuits in pink icing with her hands.We could feel the tent-sion and, with one minute to go, Frances’ tower of biscuit buttons and beads fell dramatically on to the table. As the dust settled, the bakers backed away from the construction.There were smiles, mostly from Christine, who was awarded star baker of the week. Beca’s treat-covered cake stand was suited to a child’s birthday party, Glenn’s shortbread and macaroon helter-skelter was deemed “impressive”, but Kimberley’s tower had “cracks all the way down”. Howard’s tea tower was artistic, but bland. The broken biscuit tower by Frances was given a firm telling off by Mary, who reiterated the criteria of the task.This week, it was Rob who was left wishing he’d made a Tardis instead of a Dalek, as he left the Bake Off tent for the final time. We will miss you and your scientific elements.Week six brings sweet, sweet dough. We are expecting the biggest buns ever seen on the BBC.The Great British Bake Off is screened on BBC2 every Tuesday, at 8pm.last_img read more

Volunteer rain collectors

first_imgGeorgia weather experts need precise, timely information on the amount of rain and when it falls across the state. With good access to the Web and rain gauges in hand, citizens can help.The non-profit organization Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS, is looking for volunteers to collect rainfall data in Georgia, said Pam Knox, the state’s assistant state climatologist and researcher with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.“This is a great chance for weather enthusiasts and average citizens to be part of a project that collects vital rainfall data,” said Knox. “The data is readily available to the general public and other organizations. It is also critically important to understanding how rainfall varies around the state in times of limited water supply, such as the current drought in Georgia.” So far, 150 Georgians from 58 counties have signed up this spring, she said. But more volunteers are needed, particularly in south Georgia.Volunteers must purchase and use a rain gauge able to measure to the one-hundredth of an inch. A good one costs $22 plus shipping and handling, she said. They will be trained to use an interactive Web site to post data.Information the volunteers collect will be used by climatologists, hydrologists, water resource managers, UGA Cooperative Extension agents and experts with the National Weather Service, she said.“Official measuring stations across the state are sparse, and rainfall can vary quite a bit over short distances,” Knox said. “With trained volunteers, CoCoRaHS helps fill these gaps and supply users with a better picture of rainfall patterns.”An introductory meeting and training session will be held on the UGA campus in Athens on May 22 at 7:30 pm in the Driftmier Engineering Center auditorium on Agriculture Drive. The guest speaker will be Colorado State Climatologist Nolan Doesken, the founder of the CoCoRaHS network.The CoCoRaHS program started in Colorado in 1998. The network now includes 31 states and more than 9,000 observers who take daily measurements of rain, hail or snow. It is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation.To volunteer or to learn more, visit the Web site or, send an e-mail to [email protected]last_img read more

Back to the . . . status quo?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr At the end of the classic film Back to the Future, Doc, Marty, and Jennifer are readying to take a trip to 2015. Concerned that Doc won’t have enough road to get up to 88 miles per hour (the usual speed required for time travel, duh). Doc responds with “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” Then the DeLorean flies off, the audience cheers, and they’re off to an unknown future where anything is possible.  It’s awesome.The future of today is going to look exponentially different as a result of the events that have been impacting the globe for the last three months.  In addition, other agents of change such as social, technological, environmental, economic, and political drivers will also influence how we go about our daily lives.  The question in front of many organizations is, what are we willing to do about it?Learning is a continuing activity and from every failure, we should be able to learn something new about the way we operate.  One comment I continue to hear from organizations across many verticals has been, “we need a short-term solution to get us through the next couple months”.Sure, a band-aid will triage the challenges that your organization is currently experiencing.  However, in today’s rapidly evolving landscape, we should be asking ourselves critical questions that will take our organizations from band-aid fixes to long-term transformations. continue reading »last_img read more

Hidden strengths

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Italy records fewest new virus cases since February

first_imgItaly posted a series of encouraging figures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, including the smallest daily number of new cases since February 26, the Civil Protection Agency said in a statement. The official tally of new cases increased by 178 in 24 hours, bringing the total to 233,197. The daily number of new cases was 516 Friday, 416 Saturday and 355 Sunday.  Topics : The number of deaths in the past 24 hours was also low compared to the recent average with 60 victims recorded throughout Italy for a total of 33,475 deaths, while the number of people in intensive care, 424, continues to fall. Lombardy in the north remains the most affected region, with 16,131 deaths and 89,018 cases, but it recorded only 50 new cases on Monday from a population of around 10 million. Monday’s figures make encouraging reading as they come two days before the planned reopening on Wednesday of internal boundaries as well as borders with European Union countries and the Schengen area. Italy has been easing its lockdown gradually since the beginning of May, eager to get the economy back up off its knees.last_img read more

Manchester United advance transfer talks with Lille over signing of Nicolas Pepe

first_imgArsenal and Liverpool are interested in Pepe (Picture: Getty)United have had a long-standing interest in Pepe and last week stepped up their interest in the Lille star.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add quality and new characters to his squad, with United also chasing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited are preparing to collect a big transfer fee for Romelu Lukaku, after rejecting a £54m offer from Inter for the striker.The Manchester side want closer to £75m for Lukaku, but will use the funds raised from the sale to go after Pepe.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Manchester United advance transfer talks with Lille over signing of Nicolas Pepe Comment Pepe is expected to leave Lille this summer (Picture: Getty)Manchester United have progressed talks with Lille to sign Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.Arsenal and Liverpool are chasing Pepe and French media claim the Premier League duo have lodged offers for the forward.The 24-year-old is one of the most in-demand attackers this summer following his impressive season for Lille in which he scored 22 goals in Ligue 1.Lille want upwards of £70million for Pepe and The Times claim United have advanced discussions to sign the goalscorer.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementcenter_img United advanced talks with Lille last week (Picture: Getty)While Lille are eager to cash in on Pepe, the player is yet to give an indication on which side he wants to join this summer.Pepe is on holiday after taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations over the summer.Only Kylian Mbappe (33) scored more goals than Pepe in Ligue 1 last season, as the winger caught the eye of several top clubs.La Liga and Serie A sides are interested in Pepe and Paris Saint-Germain have also been tipped to raid their French rivals.MORE: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take on Roy Keane’s advice after private chatMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Coral BarrySunday 21 Jul 2019 11:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

La Oficina de Defensa y Reforma de PA, la Oficina del Fiscal General de PA se unen para presentar la red informada sobre el trauma de PA

first_imgLa Oficina de Defensa y Reforma de PA, la Oficina del Fiscal General de PA se unen para presentar la red informada sobre el trauma de PA SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 03, 2020center_img Español,  Press Release Como complemento del Plan de PA informado sobre el trauma que la Oficina del Gobernador Tom Wolf dio a conocer la semana pasada para guiar a la comunidad y a los proveedores de servicios en todo el estado sobre lo que significa estar informado sobre el trauma y centrarse en la sanación en Pennsylvania, la Oficina de Defensa y Reforma (OAR, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Oficina del Fiscal General de Pennsylvania han trabajado con más de una docena de ACE e iniciativas sobre el trauma basadas en la comunidad para presentar la “Red Informada sobre el Trauma de Pennsylvania” en la Plataforma de Conexión de ACE.“Hubo un claro énfasis en el desarrollo del apoyo a nivel comunitario y del empoderamiento de las personas a nivel local entre los miembros del grupo de expertos de Pennsylvania informado sobre el trauma que reflejaban mis experiencias con el exitoso trabajo contra la pobreza a lo largo de los años”, dijo Dan Jurman, Director Ejecutivo de la OAR. “Cuando vimos en qué había estado trabajando la oficina del Procurador General, de más está decir que quisimos apoyar ese gran trabajo”.La Red es una de las recomendaciones en el plan Pennsylvania informado sobre el trauma para conectar diversas ACE y coaliciones y movimientos informados sobre el trauma en condados y comunidades en todo Pennsylvania, al igual que organizaciones e individuos interesados en su desarrollo.La Red ayudará a conectar todas las coaliciones existentes y futuras informadas sobre el trauma de Pennsylvania al compartir las mejores prácticas y las lecciones aprendidas, y los recursos para ayudar a las personas a sanar y prevenir el trauma. El trabajo en esta iniciativa comenzó en 2017 con la Oficina del Fiscal General bajo el liderazgo del Fiscal General Josh Shapiro con la asistencia de Robert Reed, Fiscal General Adjunto del Ejecutivo a cargo de Iniciativas Especiales, y fue reforzado por el Grupo de expertos de Pennsylvania informado sobre el trauma y la Oficina de Defensa y Reforma (OAR) este verano.“Esta red servirá como una herramienta invaluable para reforzar las actuales coaliciones informadas sobre el trauma y crear otras nuevas con una representación más completa de todas las partes cruciales para lograr el éxito, que incluyen la educación, la salud, los servicios humanos, las fuerzas del orden público y la justicia penal, entre otros”, dijo Reed.Los condados/ las localidades actuales cuyas ACE e iniciativas sobre el trauma se han vinculado a la página de la Red de Pennsylvania informado sobre el trauma incluyen:ChesterDelawareErieCrawfordCumberland, Franklin y Perry (South Central PA)LancasterLehigh, Northampton y Carbon (Lehigh Valley)Condado de Montgomery (Pottstown)PhiladelphiaLas personas u organizaciones interesadas en aprender más o desarrollar su propia iniciativa para conectarse a la red deben ir a read more

UK government backs pension dashboard project

first_imgThe UK government has pledged to take the lead on developing a “pension dashboard” to allow individuals to see all of their savings through one portal.Speaking at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) conference in Manchester yesterday, Guy Opperman, minister for pensions and financial inclusion, pledged that the Department for Work and Pensions would take forward work on the project “at pace”.“Be in absolutely no doubt: The dashboard will happen,” Opperman said.The project has been pushed forward by industry bodies so far, with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) leading work on a prototype. The ABI co-ordinated work between pension providers and technology firms to attempt to address data issues and other hurdles to displaying all an individual’s savings and pensions in one place.Huw Evans, director general of the ABI, said a dashboard was “vital to helping workers keep track of their pension savings as they move employment as well as helping them track down lost pension pots likely to be worth billions in total”. Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at the PLSA, said: “The minister’s support of the pensions dashboard is great news for savers – who will be placed at the heart of the project. The dashboard could have a revolutionary effect on the way people engage with pensions, but it needs regulation and strong governance underpinning it. This is a job for government and we are pleased DWP has been tasked with leading the project.”center_img Guy Opperman MPThe Pensions Regulator also backed the project. Darren Ryder, director of automatic enrolment, said: “The work to date is also a clear demonstration of what industry can achieve when it works together and showcases the huge benefits the pensions industry could get from the application of such technology.”The People’s Pension, one of the UK’s leading defined contribution providers, has been a vocal supporter of the dashboard concept. Darren Philp, director of policy, described the government’s support as “an important milestone”. “While there are still significant challenges to overcome, this is a substantial step to help bring people closer to their pensions,” he added.last_img read more