Korean Coast Guard orders Falcon

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Korean Coast Guard orders Falcon The Korean Coast Guard has ordered Saab Seaeye Falcon, a robotic system for undersea investigations and research.The order follows the sinking of the ferry MV Sewol in 2014, which resulted in the deaths of 304 passengers, mostly schoolchildren. The accident generated a need for more response resources including underwater robotic vehicles, as explained by Saab.The Korean Coast Guard saw the advantage of a robotic system not only for maritime search and rescue but also as a resource in its role at the forefront of security. In addition, the system can help preserve and protect the maritime environment.Falcon has five thrusters and an intelligent distributed control system configured in a small 1 x 0.5 x 0.6-meter versatile chassis.The coast guard’s 300 meter-rated version of the Falcon features iCON behavior-based intelligent control architecture, while its surface control console display features a high-resolution touchscreen monitor. View post tag: Falcon November 30, 2017 View post tag: Saab Seaeye Equipment & technology View post tag: Korean Coast Guard Share this article Korean Coast Guard orders Falconlast_img read more

Archers Shooting to Success

first_imgA solid team performance and some stunning individual successes characterised a victorious weekend for the Oxford University Company of Archers, in the last tournament of the BUTTS League. Three wins in the five previous legs, at Warwick, Birmingham, Loughborough, Nottingham and Oxford, had left the experienced team requiring only third place in order to win the League title: instead, another impressive victory left the opposition standing. Oxford’s Ben Huckvale added his remarkable record in this competition with a fourth win, to complete a full house of medals from six competitions. With a significant fourteen-point gap over his nearest rival, he outclassed a struggling men’s field which seemed unable combat the poor conditions. “Like any sport the main problem is getting focused right from the start,” he told Cherwell. “I just hope the pressure works for me at the Varsity Match too. I need to be a match for Cambridge’s James Keogh if we are to stand a chance of winning.” Huckvale’s Varsity concerns are especially valid considering the absence of Saturday’s novice winner, Oliver Brown. Brown smashed the BUTTS men’s novice record twenty points to win the competition and take an outstanding third place in the experienced field. Jakob Heidbrink closely followed him second place, and Cath Roberts was second in the ladies event as Oxford drew even further away in the combined medals table. The experienced team Huckvale, Brown, Andrew Tustian and Heidbrink amassed a total score of 2180 points to secure a comfortable margin of victory over second placed Warwick. The novice team of Brown, Heidbrink, Rachel Turvey and Laura Watkins finished a slightly disappointing fourth, their good results in the last five competitions ensured a creditable second place in the Novice League. The Varsity competition expected to be very close, with many of Cambridge’s ‘big guns’ absent last weekend. If Oxford match their performance Saturday, however, the Tabs may have more to deal with than they bargained for: as club Secretary Laura Denney warns, “Oxford have proved themselves a consistently strong team, which bodes well Varsity next week”.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

Damon Bready is 2015 Realtor of the Year

first_img—News Release from Ocean City Board of Realtors The Ocean City Board of Realtors® is pleased to announce that Damon Bready of RE/MAX at The Shore was selected as the board’s 2015 Realtor of the Year. Bready is being recognized for his commitment to humanitarian services, dedication to the realtor organization and the real estate profession. Damon Bready of RE/MAX at The Shore was selected as Realtor of the Year for the Ocean City Board of Realtors.“This is a prestigious award and those agents who have earned the title of Realtor of the Year for their local boards have surely earned it through their dedication to the board, their business, and the industry as a whole. I congratulate them on a job well done,” said 2015 New Jersey Realtors president Eugenia “Jean” Bonilla.The annual Realtor of the Year award recognizes one member of the Ocean City Board of Realtors who demonstrates a commitment to the Realtor Code of Ethics, promotes good real estate practices among fellow real estate licensees and the general public, and dedicates time to perform charitable work in the community.Over the past four years as Chairperson of the Community Service/Fundraising Committee, Bready has, through his leadership- initiated, organized and managed the following fund raising events: Casino Night, Spring Golf Event, and the Fall Golf Event.Due to his commitment and managerial expertise these events have raised over $80,000. The funds have benefitted several local Ocean City scholastic and community organizations. As the local Realtor of the Year, selected by his local board of realtors in New Jersey, Damon Bready was honored by New Jersey Realtors at the awards ceremony during the Triple Play Realtors Convention & Trade Expo in Atlantic City on Tuesday Dec. 8, 2015.last_img read more

LPQ bemoans rents rise

first_imgLe Pain Quotidien has become the second major bakery chain to say that the cost of rents is a major downside of running a business in central London.Belgian food entrepreneur Alain Coumont, who founded the chain, is quoted in the Daily Telegraph as saying: “The rent is really crazy. I don’t know how it can continue to rise. The way the real estate market is structured in the UK – there are very few landlords. Sometimes the same one owns a whole street. The rent structure here is unlike anywhere else in the world.”“When we first came to London, less than 10% of our sales went on rent. Now it’s typically around 17%. The problem is, you sign a lease for five years, then there is a rent review and landlords will point to other commercial tenants in the street paying more than you, and put the rents up.”LPQ, founded 25 years ago, has 250 outlets across 19 countries, with a presence in cities including New York, Mexico City and Paris.The private company has just opened its first store in Dublin, and is about to sign another lease in the Irish capital.In London, there are now 25 sites, after Le Pain Quotidien opened its first store in Marylebone high street a decade ago.The firm’s newest opening, in Fulham, offers new dinner options alongside evening entertainment such as jazz gigs.In Le Pain’s St Pancras store, the rent bill is a fifth of annual sales – although Coumont says that with annual sales of around £5m, it is the most profitable post in London.LPQ’s UK arm saw sales increasing 10% last year on turnover of £34m, according to the latest accounts filed to Companies House.Gross profit margin rose two percentage points to 19.3% in the year to December, although operating profit almost halved to £537,000 due to costs associated with store expansions.Meanwhile, Greggs’ chief executive said in August that the retailer was avoiding opening sites in central London because of high rent prices.Roger Whiteside, chief executive of Greggs, said: “London’s going strong but we’ve still got a problem in zones one and two because we simply cannot afford those rents and keep our prices low. I can’t see that changing any time soon.”last_img read more

Dominique Ansel named The World’s Best Pastry Chef

first_imgCronut inventor and world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel was given the award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.Ansel was named The World’s Best Pastry Chef at an awards ceremony in Australia this week.Commenting less than half an hour after the win on his Instagram account, Ansel said: “Humbled to be here with so many great chefs and to bring this home award from @theworlds50best to our teams throughout the world in New York, London, and Tokyo.“One person can never do it alone, and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and support. It has been a lifetime of work, and now is just the beginning. #worlds50best.”The awards are given based on the votes of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, comprising over 1,000 international restaurant industry experts. The Academy is split into 26 separate regions around the world.Each region has its own voting panel of 40 members, including a chairperson to head it up. The panel in each region is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and well-travelled gourmets, each of whom has 10 votes.last_img read more

Help Starting on Your Big Data Journey

first_imgOrganizations are struggling with where and how to start their Big Data Journeys.  There are opportunities to help companies analyze the “dark” data that they already have and identify and prioritize other internal and external data sources that they could leverage.Bill Schmarzo responds to findings from a recent KPMG survey in this recent post on InFocus, a sister blog within the EMC community.last_img

Landscape Update

first_imgThe University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold the 2010 landscape updates and trainings January 15 and February 26 in Perry. The trainings will cover weed and insect control, soil compaction and thatch, small engine maintenance, cost management and pesticide recertification credits. The January session will focus on lawns and turf, and the February session will highlight landscape and environment. Participants will receive multiple hours of commercial pesticide credit from the Georgia Department of Agriculture in category 24 – ornamental and turf, or private pesticide applicator credits in each update for a total of seven hours. There is a $45 registration for each update. For more information contact Karen Atkins at [email protected] or (478) 987-2028. For registration information visit www.caes.uga.edu/?tiny=3K8G88.last_img read more

FairPoint Files Provisional Notice of Cutover Readiness, Expected Cutover at the End of January

first_imgFairPoint Files Provisional Notice of Cutover Readiness; Triggers Formal Process to Expected Cutover at the End of January CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — FairPointCommunications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) today announced it has filed itsprovisional notice of cutover readiness with the Public Utility Commissions(PUC) in New Hampshire and Maine and the Department of Public Service (PSB)in Vermont. The notice was filed after Liberty Consulting Group indicatedin its November 12th monthly Status Report that FairPoint had metsubstantially all of the criteria required to cut over at the end ofJanuary. The state PUCs/PSB will now hold technical conferences withFairPoint and, if necessary, or at the request of intervening parties,public hearings. Subsequent to the hearings, FairPoint expects to file itsirrevocable notice of cutover with Verizon. In its report, Liberty stated FairPoint needed additional attention inone area (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) testing), so FairPointtoday also filed its rebuttal to the Liberty Monthly Status Reportindicating that, in its opinion, it had met the acceptance criteria.However, FairPoint agreed to complete the additional CLEC tests recommendedby Liberty. Gene Johnson, chairman and CEO of FairPoint stated, “A tremendouseffort was put forth in order to get to this point. While our work is notdone, I thank the employees of FairPoint and Capgemini U.S. LLC(FairPoint’s lead integration partner) and Verizon for making these effortsto date. As we move closer to the expected end of January cutover date, welook forward to being that much closer to better serving the residents andbusinesses of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with new broadband and voiceproducts, services and bundles through our approximately 60 new,state-of-the-art fully integrated systems.” The Vermont Public Service Board has scheduled a status conferencelater this week and the Public Service Commission staffs in Maine and NewHampshire have a joint technical session scheduled on November 17. ThePUCs/PSB may choose to conduct hearings on the matter later this month anddates are being held for that purpose. About FairPoint FairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider ofcommunications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPointowns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advancedcommunications with a personal touch, including local and long distancevoice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. FairPoint istraded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FRP. Learn more athttp://www.fairpoint.com(link is external). This press release may contain forward-looking statements by FairPointthat are not based on historical fact, including, without limitation,statements containing the words “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,””plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and similar expressions andstatements. Because these forward-looking statements involve known andunknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that couldcause actual results, events or developments to differ materially fromthose expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Suchfactors include those risks described from time to time in FairPoint’sfilings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including,without limitation, the risks described in FairPoint’s most recentQuarterly Report on Form 10-Q on file with the SEC. These factors should beconsidered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue relianceon such forward-looking statements. All information is current as of thedate this press release is issued, and FairPoint undertakes no duty toupdate this information. SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inclast_img read more

Grafton Village Cheese to pay local milk suppliers a special premium while milk prices are low

first_imgGrafton Village Cheese Co., makers of award-winning, handcrafted Vermont cheddar cheese, announced today it will begin paying its local milk suppliers a special premium while milk prices are below the cost of production. The Company is working in concert with its two milk co-ops Agri-Mark and DMS, both of which have given Grafton Cheese permission to send checks directly to the farmers.Grafton Village Cheese is a major business of the Grafton, Vermont-based Windham Foundation whose mission is to promote Vermont s rural communities. All of the milk used for Grafton Cheese is from Vermont family farms, located primarily in southern and central Vermont. As a high quality Vermont cheddar cheese producer, we depend upon milk from Vermont dairy farms, and we are very concerned about the viability of our Vermont dairy farmers at a time of extremely low milk prices, said Adam Mueller, President of Grafton Village Cheese. Consequently, we are working with our milk suppliers to provide farmers in southern and central Vermont an additional premium for the milk they provide to our Grafton Village Cheese plants in Grafton and Brattleboro.Starting in April, while milk prices are below cost of production, Grafton Cheese will pay farmers an additional premium based on the butterfat, protein and somatic cell content of the milk. As the class three milk price increases the premium will decline on a sliding scale, becoming zero when milk price reaches $20/cwt.Grafton Cheese already pays significant quality premiums and handling costs for its milk to its co-ops. This new initiative is an additional premium that will be mailed directly to the farmers by Grafton Cheese.About Grafton Village CheeseThe Grafton Village Cheese Company, located in Grafton and Brattleboro, Vermont, handcrafts artisanal cheddar cheese. The company was founded in 1892 as the Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company, which converted surplus milk from local dairy farmers into cheese. Years later, a fire destroyed the original factory. When the Windham Foundation restored the company in the mid 1960s, a new era for the town was born. Today, quality and taste continue to serve as the hallmark of Grafton cheddar. As part of the nonprofit Windham Foundation, much of Grafton Cheese s annual earned income funds the Foundation s charitable programs. More information on Grafton Village Cheese Company can be found online at graftonvillagecheese.com.last_img read more

Construction report for October shows modest residential improvement

first_imgThe total value of Vermont construction contracts this year through October were down 23 percent as federal funding for highway and bridge construction waned. But both residential and commercial spending showed modest gains after two years of sluggish building in each. Residential was up 16 percent for the year-to-date and commercial was up 12 percent. New Hampshire showed a similar rebound in residential and commercial construction.Meanwhile, total US construction spending increased by 0.7 percent in October, driven largely by growing demand for power projects and public construction, the Associated General Contractors of America noted today in an analysis of new Census Bureau data. The new data, however, indicated continued weakness in many construction categories, including private nonresidential and single family construction, association officials observed.‘Without any upward trend in key private-sector construction components like homes and office buildings, it is hard to feel optimistic about the near future,’ said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. ‘With public construction at risk of cutbacks, it is premature to conclude that construction has awakened from its long nightmare.’Simonson commented that power construction increased by 8.8 percent between September and October at a seasonally adjusted rate, although the total remained 3.9 percent below the year-ago level. Public construction, aided by federal spending on stimulus, military base realignment and Gulf Coast hurricane-control projects, edged up 0.4 percent for the month and 2.2 percent year-over-year.Private nonresidential construction, however, slumped 0.7 percent in October, leaving the total 20.7 percent below the October 2009 figure. All 11 of the Census Bureau’s private nonresidential categories were below year-ago levels, Simonson added, with only private power and transportation showing gains from September.Private residential investment jumped 2.5 percent for the month. However, Simonson cautioned that the apparent leap is attributable to a 3.2 percent advance in new multi-family construction and a 6.2 percent rise in improvements to existing properties, whereas single-family construction sank 1.2 percent for the month.Association officials said that a proposal released today by the Deficit Commission to increase investments in highways, bridges and transit system construction provided some room for optimism. They urged Congress to embrace the transportation proposal, noting it would help the economy over the long run while giving a much-needed boost to short term construction demand.‘The best way to reduce the deficit and simultaneously support a strong and expanding economy is to invest in our aging network of highways, bridges and transit systems,’ said Stephen E. Sandherr. ‘Even as the broader report calls for dramatic reductions in federal spending, it is clear that our country can’t afford to neglect its infrastructure.’View Census Bureau data.last_img read more