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HMAS Farncomb Incident

first_img View post tag: Naval HMAS Farncomb Incident View post tag: HMAS July 27, 2012 Industry news There has been some sensationalist reporting relating to a minor flood in HMAS Farncomb on 25 July 2012. The following media release is the actual statement made by the Department of Defence on 25 July 2012.On Wednesday 25 July (Australian Eastern Standard Time), while participating in Exercise RIMPAC, HMAS Farncomb suffered a minor flood in one of the submarine’s machinery spaces. At the time of the incident, the submarine was at periscope depth operating its diesel engines to charge the battery.Standard pre-planned procedures were immediately executed and the situation was dealt with quickly. The submarine surfaced as part of this normal response. The incident has been traced to a split in a hose on the submarine’s weight compensation system.No personnel were injured and Farncomb is currently returning to Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to replace the hose. An investigation is yet to commence.There are number of hoses fitted to systems in the Collins Class submarine that use the supply of sea water as part of their operation. Weight compensation is one such system, moving water in and out of the submarine to maintain neutral buoyancy.Following the failure of a sea water cooling hose in HMAS Dechaineux in 2003, there were immediate changes made to procedures and the development of equipment changes commenced. One of these changes was automation of the closure of all hull valves should a similar situation arise. This change has been installed in HMAS Farncomb.HMAS Farncomb is currently on a 13000 nautical mile, five month deployment having departed her home base in Western Australia in May of this year. The submarine has spent the last 15 days at sea participating in Exercise RIMPAC, which has included the recent successful firing of an Mk 48 torpedo to sink the 12,106 tonne former USNS Kilauea.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 27, 2012; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Farncomb Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Farncomb Incident View post tag: Navy View post tag: Incidentlast_img read more

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first_imgNFWL/NRA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare For 20 years now, the National Foundation for Women Legislators & the National Rifle Association have joined forces for the Annual Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest; which provides six female high school juniors or seniors a $3,000 college scholarship, an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL’s Annual Conference, and an award that will be presented at the event.Congrats To The 2017 Scholarship Winners:Anne Crabill of Chapel Hill, North Carolina (mentored by North Carolina Representative Rosa Gill)Jessica Goldschlager of Magnolia, Delaware (mentored by Delaware Representative Andria Bennett)Margaret Kleiman of Hutchinson, Minnesota (mentored by Minnesota Representative Sandra Masin)Madeline Peltzer of Laveen, Arizona (mentored by Arizona Senator Nancy Barto)Faith VanVleet of Spring, Texas (mentored by Wisconsin Representative Kathy Bernier)Abby Weiderhold of Pottsville, Pennsylvania (mentored by New Jersey Assemblywoman-elect Serena DiMaso)Click here to view the 2017 award-winning essays.last_img read more



first_imgREMEMBRANCE POPPY FLOWERS — Dr. Walter F. Robinson 7th and 8th Graders with teachers John Hall, Mr. Asham, and teacher assistants. They are shown with their Remembrance Poppy flower and speakers Army Veteran Commander Flora, Marine Veteran John Scafidi, Army Lieutenant Veteran Mayor Rutkowski, Navy Veteran Louis Rowan, and Navy Veteran Hard Top Diver Chuck Gallagher. It was a most rewarding and educational learning experience for all! ×last_img


Gov’t Mule Honors Jerry Garcia In Maine With Members Of Galactic [Photo/Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images [Video courtesy of Brosef Wilson]You can check out photos from last night’s show below, courtesy of Vic Brazen.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Maine State Pier | Portland, ME | 8/9/2017Set One: Railroad Boy > Traveling Tune, Slackjaw Jezebel, It Hurts Me Too (w/ Ben Ellman), Sarah Surrender, Stone Cold Rage, Pressure Under Fire, I’m A Ram, Bad Little Doggie, Mr. High & Mighty, Fallen Down > The Other One Jam (w/ Stanton Moore) > Drums (w/ Stanton Moore) > Dark Star (w/ Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel) > St. Stephen Jam (w/ Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel) > Loser (w/ Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel) > Morning Dew (w/ Stanton Moore & Rich Vogel)Encore: Patchwork Quilt Yesterday marked the 22nd anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia. Jerry’s impact on the music scene as we know it today was profound, with his presence still greatly felt now and for decades to come. In honor of the lost guitarist, yesterday, Gov’t Mule paid tribute by ending their set with five-song medley from the Grateful Dead catalog. The band fronted by Warren Haynes was performing at the Maine State Pier in Portland when they performed this special set along with the funk force that is Galactic. As such, Gov’t Mule’s tribute set saw sit-ins from members of Galactic, including Ben Ellman, Stanton Moore, and Rich Vogel. Such sit-ins were not necessarily out of character, however, as a few days prior, the two bands teamed up for a tribute for Jerry on his birthday on August 1st.Following Galactic’s own fiery set featuring vocalist Erica Falls, Gov’t Mule took the stage, opening their set with an opening combo of “Railroad Boy” and “Traveling Tune.” Previewing what was to come later in the evening, the band moved through “Slackjaw Jezebel” and moved into “It Hurts Me Too,” inviting out Galactic saxophonist Ben Ellman to join in for the number. As the more traditional Gov’t Mule setlist began to wrap up, a little over halfway through the set, Gov’t Mule started up “Fallen Down.” “Fallen Down” transitioned into a jam based off the Grateful Dead’s “The Other One,” which also saw Galactic drummer Stanton Moore come out to join the band for the jam and for the rest of the set.“Slackjaw Jezebel”[Video courtesy of Brosef Wilson]Now solidly in Grateful Dead territory, Moore stayed on for the rest of the medley, shining during the drum of the jam coming out of “The Other One.” “Drums” came ahead of a glorious segue into “Dark Star,” which also featured Galactic keyboardist Rich Vogel, who would similarly stay on until the last song of the set. By way of a “St. Stephen” jam, Gov’t Mule and friends landed in “Loser” ahead of a heartfelt rendition of “Morning Dew.” Following a short break, Gov’t Mule sans sit-ins finished out their show with a rendition of “Patchwork Quilt.”“Morning Dew”center_img Gov’t Mule | Maine State Pier | Portland, ME | 8/9/2017 | Photos: Vic Brazenlast_img read more

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Pickathon Releases 2019 Lineup: Nathaniel Rateliff, Khruangbin, Mandolin Orange

first_imgThe 21st annual Pickathon will return to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon (just outside Portland) on August 2nd through 4th in 2019.The 2019 Pickathon lineup includes Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Rateliff’s first time playing Pickathon and he’ll be bringing two different bands), Khruangbin, Mandolin Orange, Tyler Childers, Lucius, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Fruit Bats, and Mountain Man. Also joining the lineup are “Americana outsiders Caamp, Lambchop, and H.C. McEntire, doom metal band YOB, North African desert blues artist Mdou Moctar, new supergroup Bonny Light Horseman, Northwest indie royalty Damien Jurado, Laura Veirs, and Courtney Marie Andrews, returning favorite Julia Jacklin, psych-soul outfit The Marías, Polaris prize winner Lido Pimienta, Congolese experimentalists Jupiter & Okwess, and word-of-mouth newer artists like Sudan Archives, Miya Folick, B Boys, The Beths, and Black Belt Eagle Scout, among many others.”Pickathon is one of America’s biggest jewels, when it comes to music festivals, as the festival is known for its taste-making, curation, and delivery. The press release details:Pickathon is a riot for the eyes, a festival that takes a holistic view to the music. Each stage is visually spectacular, from the woven branches that make a towering shell of the Woods stage to award-worthy architecture of the Treeline stage, using renewable resources in a different array each year. The Mt. Hood Stage, the mainstage of Pickathon, was ringed with living gardens in 2018, and the festival makes use of rustic, picturesque existing buildings like the late-night-raging Galaxy Barn, or the interview-focused Lucky Barn. Each artist’s sets are curated specifically to each stage and the timing of the festival meticulously planned, all to inspire the artists to new heights and historic performances.“Our secret,” explains festival founder Zale Schoenborn. “is that we continue to double down on choices that only make sense when your primary focus is to make the best experience possible, even when it sometimes conflicts with maximizing profits. We made a conscious choice some years back to limit our attendance to favor the comfort of our attendees over finding new ways to maximize how many people we can jam into Pendarvis Farm. Entering our 21st year, Pickathon remains inspired to innovate new ways to create the best festival experience.”For more information on Pickathon and festival tickets, head to the event website here.last_img read more

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Intellectual environment examined

first_imgEmpty seats at lectures and a lack of academic conversation in residence halls spurred discussion in Campus Life Council (CLC) Monday.The Council discussed possibilities for greater engagement outside the classroom and the intellectual environment on campus. “We are an extremely intelligent campus,” former student body president Grant Schmidt said. “We are very passionate about our studies. How do we expand on that?”Members of CLC debated how to bring a more intellectual environment to campus life outside of the classroom that would still preserve Notre Dame’s distinct identity. “We are getting a sense from juniors and seniors that they are just now realizing that they should be having friendships with their professors,” former student body vice president Cynthia Weber said. Creating more peer academic involvement during freshmen orientation would be a method to introduce this intellectual environment to students immediately, she said.Weber suggested that these conversations should could build an “opportunity to pursue service through scholarship” for students at Notre Dame who are looking towards graduate education. Council members steered away from specifically incorporating academic life in the residence halls around campus by holding more classes in dorm settings. “Looking at the residential system as a major piece of the puzzle in stimulating the intellectual life on campus is like trying to put out a fire with a water gun,” Sorin Hall rector Fr. Jim King said. The challenge is making the connection between the residence life and the culture of academia on campus, he said. Making academic events appealing to students is critical to developing an intellectual environment, members said. The Council identified a lack of interest as a problem rather than a lack of opportunities.“The value of a forum or of an event like the God Debate is that those stimulate discussion and are not just lectures,” Judicial Council president Ian Secviar said. Broadcasting important events through television and scheduling programs at more convenient times for students were proposed to engage more of the campus community. Council members targeted a combination of over-programming and a lack of advertising as the source of low attendance for lectures on campus. “It is a shame that we have so much at hand and so little being taken advantage of,” student representative John DeLacio said. “It’s frustrating.”last_img read more

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BMA’s Prinicipal Kirk Moore Achieves LEED AP

first_imgBENNINGTON, VT BMA Architects & Planners is pleased to announce that Kirk Moore AIA, Principal Architect, has earned the United States Green Building Councils (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional certification.Kirk will lead BMA in the design of sustainable, cost effective buildings for both new and adaptive reuse projects as more and more clients look to the firm for long-term solutions to reduce their buildings global impact and overall building costs.BMA is committed to taking a socially and environmentally sound approach in its work. The firm is a corporate member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and has instituted a policy that all design staff in the company must have their LEED AP certification within twelve months of being employed.BMA offers a full scope of architectural and planning services for both commercial and residential projects. The design team has more than 50 years of combined experience with services from site selection, feasibility studies and master planning, sustainable design, construction documents, construction administration and building evaluation and remediation.With offices in Rutland and Bennington, VT, the Firm is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, The Better Bennington Corporation, and the Manchester & the Mountains Area Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

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Brazil and Argentina Will Invest $8.4 Billion Dollars in Submarines Over the Next Decade

first_img Brazil and Argentina will be the countries that invest the most in submarines over the next ten years, a total of $8.6 billion dollars, accounting for 4.61% of the global market between 2011 and 2021. According to data revealed in a Research and Markets study titled The Global Submarine Market 2011-2021, the submarine market will grow at an annual rate of 1.02% around the world, reaching a volume of $186.3 billion dollars over the next ten years. In Latin America, Brazil and Argentina stand out, coming to occupy 4.61% of the global submarine market between them, very far from the situation in North America, where the market is almost entirely occupied by U.S. investments (47% of the global market during the period studied, with a total of 87.3 billion euros). Brazil has a National Submarine Construction Program (Prosub), carried out in collaboration with France, for the assembly of Scorpene submarines and the development of nuclear technology. The program calls for the construction of four conventional submarines and one nuclear-powered submarine, as well as a shipyard where the vessels will be built and a support base for them. In the case of Argentina, the Storni shipyard, part of the Argentine Naval Industrial Complex (CINAR), is finishing work, carried out with a budget of $60 million dollars, on extending the useful life of the submarine San Juan, after which construction of TR-1700 submersibles will begin. The future vessel, with a displacement of 2,300 tons, a length of 68.6 meters, and a diameter of 8 meters, is capable of being equipped with nuclear propulsion, due to the solidity of its bulkheads. I totally agree. It is the more adequate weapon for countries like ours, with a long coastline and low budget for the Armed Forces. Germany gave more importance to it that to any other surface vessel. It has great combat effectiveness and doesn’t require a lot of protection like from aircraft carriers, minimum logistics and lower cost, and it remits to a basic concept of war, inflicts as much damage as possible with the lowest cost. By Dialogo June 14, 2011last_img read more

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Military law symposium set for January 21

first_img December 15, 2005 Regular News Military law symposium set for January 21 Military law symposium set for January 21 Brig. Gen. Thomas Hemingway will be the keynote speaker for the 2006 Military Law and Legal Assistance Symposium January 21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Miami in association with the Bar’s Midyear Meeting.The Military Affairs Committee will also present its 2006 Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence at the event.The symposium includes a full program of Florida law CLE topics to help practitioners meet the challenge of providing legal service to Florida military personnel and their families. Special attention is given to the needs of military lawyers new to the state. The aim of the program is to bring civilian and military lawyers together to promote cooperation and exchange information and resources.On Friday, January 20, a no-host cocktail reception is scheduled to offer attendees an opportunity to socialize with speakers, committee members, and other symposium attendees. The cost of attending the symposium including lunch and course materials is $100. For more information contact Maria Simmons Johnson at (800) 342-8060, ext. 5811 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

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Microsoft warns public of COVID-19-related cyberattacks

first_img“We found that the threats were largely old attacks that had been altered slightly to be associated with the pandemic. This means attackers use their existing infrastructure, such as phishing and other malware delivery tools and enter the COVID-19 keywords,” he said in a media release on June 26.Haris suggested that businesses set up multi-layer authentication for their remote workers, activate endpoint protection and introduce digital safety protocols for employees. Employees are also encouraged to learn how to detect phishing messages and install anti-virus tools or software.With social restrictions in place to prevent the virus from easily spreading, many businesses have instituted work-from-home policies for their workers.The National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) previously stated that Indonesia had recorded more than 88 million cyberattacks during the first four months of the year, with March seeing the highest average of daily attacks. More than half of the cyberattacks were Trojan horses, or malware designed to look legitimate, followed by phishing scams and web application attacks. American technology company Microsoft is warning businesses and individuals about of the risk of cyberattacks that prey on people’s health concerns using pandemic-related content.The company found that among millions of global phishing e-mails, around 60,000 were related to COVID-19, with the senders pretending to come from official organizations such as the World Health Organization.Microsoft Indonesia president director Haris Izmee said that COVID-19 was being used to trick users into opening malicious e-mails, giving hackers the opportunity to infiltrate networks and obtain private information. Topics :center_img In May, three Indonesian e-commerce platforms reportedly experienced data breaches that stole their customers’ details, which were then sold on the dark web.According to a Microsoft report titled Security Endpoint Threat Report 2019, developing countries, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Vietnam, were most vulnerable to malware and ransomware threats in 2019.Indonesia recorded the highest rate of malware attack last year, followed by Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Meanwhile, Vietnam saw the highest rate of ransomware attacks in the Asia-Pacific in 2019.“Countries with higher piracy rates and lower cybersecurity knowledge are more likely to be affected by cyber threats,” Haris said, adding that software patching, the use of legitimate software and regular updates could reduce the risk of malware and ransomware infections.Even though the region’s overall cyber threat declined last year, malware and ransomware attacks in the Asia-Pacific were respectively 1.6 times and 1.7 times higher than the global average.IBM Security previously reported an increase of more than 6,000 percent in coronavirus-related spam, including virus-themed malware, malicious domains and phishing scams from March to May.“If you ask me when companies should invest in security, I would say yesterday. Investing in security is like investing in insurance. Sometimes people realize that they need it [only] when there has been an attack. This is the mindset that needs to change,” IBM Indonesia president director Tan Wijaya said on June 18.Besides installing the necessary infrastructure, Tan suggested that companies educate their employees on basic digital safety, such as avoiding emails, website links or downloads from unknown sources.last_img read more

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