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BAE Systems Wins USD 12.12 Million USS Green Bay Contract

first_img View post tag: 12.12 View post tag: wins Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Wins USD 12.12 Million USS Green Bay Contract BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,124,464 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4407) for the USS Green Bay (LPD 20) fiscal 2011 non dry-docking phased maintenance availability (PMA). PMAs provide for an extensive renovation and modernization of an LPD class ship, including alterations and repairs as well as inspection and testing to all ships systems and components ensuring safe and dependable operation of the ship.Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by May 2012.  Contract funds in the amount of $12,124,464 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: defense, September 8, 2011 View post tag: green Industry news View post tag: Navy BAE Systems Wins USD 12.12 Million USS Green Bay Contract View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval September 8, 2011 View post tag: BAE View post tag: USD View post tag: Systems View post tag: Bay View post tag: million View post tag: News by topic View post tag: contractlast_img read more

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OUSU supports new approach to access

first_imgA new report has recommended that Oxford radically changes its approach towards socially disadvantaged applicants.For the last few years Oxford has been flagging applicants from non-traditional backgrounds and tracing their progress through the system. Of the 500 flagged candidates from 2010, 100 received offers. However 50 failed to meet the necessary grades and 15 rejected their place.The report, which has been given OUSU’s support, suggests that these two problems could be tackled by bridging provisions and foundation provisions. The former is aimed at supporting potential applicants who are still at secondary school, through the use of mentors. The second proposed solution suggests Oxford could attempt to fix problems of poor education, socio-economic deprivation and the social care system by introducing a foundation course.This course could be a short residential study period or a year-long more traditional foundation scheme. It would provide an entry route into undergraduate courses for students with potential to study at undergraduate level who might not meet grade requirements, bringing them up to the necessary level.Hannah Cusworth, OUSU’s Access Officer, stated her support for the motion, commenting, “As well as being a moral imperative for Oxford to ensure that disadvantaged students have a fair chance of making their offer, it is key we don’t lose potential students from non-traditional backgrounds who could go on to be great students.”JCR President of Univ, Daniel Tomlinson, added, “Bridging support is a really good idea. It’s a way of making candidates from non-traditional backgrounds feel that Oxford wants them.”The report was created by a working group and received some support from Admissions Officers last Michaelmas, although some concerns about logistics were expressed. OUSU supported the motion at its meeting last week, and JCR Executives and other representatives will be consulted early this term.”If the proposal is implemented, it could help the university meet its targets for including students from non-traditional backgrounds. This is a condition of the agreement with the Office for Fair Access which accepted Oxford University raising their fee level to £9,000. Around 150 more flagged students must become Oxford undergraduates by 2016last_img read more

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News story: Crime news: prison law scope changes to 2017 crime contract

first_imgWe are making updated 2017 standard crime contract documents available for download. This follows recent changes to the scope of prison law.The documents have been updated following consultations with representative bodies.The amended regulations will come into effect on 12 June 2018. Guidance will also be updated.Further informationStandard Crime Contract 2017 – to download amended contractCriminal Legal Aid (Amendment) Regulations 2018last_img

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Bagel company seeds new product

first_imgNew York Bakery Co. has launched a limited-edition seeded bagel to its premium bagel range.The UK’s leading bagel producer extended the range to capitalise on customer demand for healthy snacks.The company has delivered a growth of £21m over the past two years, according to market insight company Nielsen.The company claims the new seeded bagels are high in fibre and provide a source of slow-release energy. They contain four varieties of seed: linseeds, sunflower seeds, millet seeds and poppy seeds.Pauline Clement, brand manager of Maple Leaf Bakery UK, which owns the New York Bakery Co, said: “We are excited to announce the latest addition to our premium bagel range, and extend our range of sweet and savoury bagel flavours. Based on the success of New York Bakery Co’s other seeded bagel variants, we are confident the new limited-edition seeded bagels will appeal to the increasing number of consumers looking for healthy grains – and give people an authentic taste of New York.”The bagels will be sold from £1.60 for a pack of four, and are available in Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.last_img read more

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Ten Reasons Why We Can’t Wait For This Year’s LOCKN’ Festival

first_imgLOCKN’ Festival is coming up on August 25-28, and we are beyond excited to get to Virginia for what should be one of the best weekends of the summer. On top of incredible headlining sets from Phish, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Phil Lesh & Friends, Gary Clark Jr., and Tedeschi Trucks Band, the festival has a ton to offer, from amazing food to awesome outdoors activities, and of course some of the best up-and-coming bands on the scene.Let’s take a look at everything we’re excited about at LOCKN’ this year, and get pumped to head to Virginia in just a few short days!1. WheelhouseBring your bike with you to LOCKN’, and you shall be rewarded with 15 miles of beautiful trails to ride on Oak Ridge Farm’s lush and expansive property. There will be guided tours provided by CAMBC and Red Bull athletes with beginner and intermediate options, and three ride times per day to choose from. The festival is encouraging bicycle use in general, and will also be providing bike racks around the concert site for convenient parking. You’ll even be able to rent your own bicycle for the weekend from Respect Cycles. Save your legs, hop on a bike, and enjoy the outdoors that LOCKN’ has to offer.2. Participation RowParticipation Row calls LOCKN’ its home, and, while it has moved on to have a presence at other events, the original incarnation lives on as the essential gathering of non-profit, non-partisan organizations who want to inform and engage voters in the festival world. This year, Participation Row will feature HeadCount, Conscious Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, NORML, Love Hope Strength and more, with 20 different organizations in total.The festival is once again partnering with Qello Concerts and HeadCount to bring Participation Row to LOCKN’. In an interesting move, the festival will hold a raffle that you will automatically be entered into if you complete four of the activities located in the Participation Row area. You could win a D’Angelico guitar signed by the festival’s headliners, or a free scoop of ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, and all people who finish four activities will win a free 30-day subscription to Qello Concerts. In a highly divisive election year, we need Participation Row to inform the masses and educate people as much as possible.HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein had this to say about Participation Row: “This is a chance for fans at LOCKN’ to get in touch with their powers as voters and what their votes really mean. But it will all be in a fun setting with no partisan agenda.”HeadCount is hoping to register over 500 voters at this year’s festival, so, if you need to register to vote, please make sure to stop by their booth at Participation Row while at LOCKN’!3. Circles Around The Sun’s Debut PerformanceThis Neal Casal-led project took everyone by surprise at last year’s Fare Thee Well celebration in Chicago. The Grateful Dead-inspired music was created specifically to be played during the show’s intermissions, and fans loved it so much that the project will now make its debut live performance at this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. Deadheads will be excited to hear these groovy instrumentals in the live setting for the first time, with the show fittingly taking place late night on The Woods stage. Casal will also be playing with Hard Working Americans on Saturday and Chris Robinson Brotherhood & Phil Lesh & Friends on Sunday, so he will be all over the festival, but if you want to see something truly special, make sure to stay up late Friday night to hear the psychedelic sounds of Circles Around The Sun.4. WaterLOCKN’Let’s face it. Summer music festivals can be really hot! With a full weekend of camping in the August heat ahead, LOCKN’ provides festival-goers with the ultimate opportunity to cool down: WaterLOCKN’. You can buy a relatively cheap $20 ticket to take a shuttle from the Trinity Church, located just across the street from the festival’s Main Stage grounds, to the Tye River for an hour long session of swimming and hanging with your friends. All proceeds go to local charities that help feed hungry children, and the program is 100% volunteer driven. Buses leave on the hour, every hour, but fans are encouraged to sign up at least one day early because the shuttles do fill up. The shuttles run from 11:00am to 4:00pm Friday and Saturday, and 11:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday.5. Garcia’s ForestDo you like Jerry Garcia? Do you like to dance all night long? Well then, you’re in luck, as Garcia’s Forest will be a new addition to LOCKN’ Festival this year. The festival has described Garcia’s Forest as “a late-night dance party featuring endless good vibes and a kaleidoscope of energy” that will feature the music of Jerry Garcia 100% of the time. This stage sounds destined to be a hit, and seems to be an early favorite for the best place to finish your night at LOCKN’. We can’t wait to get to Garcia’s Forest and dance to the sweet, sweet sounds of Jerry all night long!6. Local Virginia Food and Beverage VendorsLOCKN’ will feature tons of delicious local Virginia food vendors at this year’s festival. Blue Ridge Pizza, Got Dumplings?, Shenandoah Joe, and Carpe Donut are all from Charlottesville, Crazy Cakes is from Harrisonburg, Richmond Grapevine is from Richmond, The Southern Way Cafe and Gryffon’s Aerie are from Crozet, and those are just a few of the local options that you can expect to find. Make sure to stop by The Rock Barn, which is actually from Arrington, the town where LOCKN’ takes place, for some truly local meat products. Worry not, non-meat eaters, as Priya’s Now Serving will be on-site providing vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. There are a few other fun additions as well that come from out of state, including the awesome looking Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co., festival-veterans Peace Love Tacos, and the absurdly fun dance party that is Ice Cream Disco.7. Festival DebutsLOCKN’ is all about big-time collaborations and unpredictable improvisation, but one thing the festival also does is break up-and-coming artists on the regular. This year’s festival has a bunch of great bands making their first appearance at LOCKN’, as the festival continues to keep a keen eye on what people are listening to. Besides Circles Around The Sun, Turkuaz will bring their brand of power-funk to the stage on Friday afternoon, and relative newcomers Khruangbin will play a set of their smooth grooves in The Woods late night on Saturday. The festival also has two of this year’s top buzz-bands, Vulfpeck and Twiddle, playing two sets each over the course of the weekend. The festival lineup is stacked, but these rising stars will all have huge moments at this year’s LOCKN’ festival.8. The LocationNestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, LOCKN’ offers a jaw dropping setting that enhances the festival’s vibe and atmosphere. LOCKN’ patrons will experience the ultimate natural high on LOCKN’s awe-inspiring farm with incredible views and natural wonders. On your way to the festival, you can even adventure through the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering magnificent mountain views, or sip and savor wine or beer at one of the award-winning wineries and breweries conveniently situated on the drive. Natural beauty goes a long way at festivals, and there’s no shortage of that at LOCKN’.9. Unexpected CollaborationsNo matter what, the most exciting part about LOCKN’ are the unexpected musical collaborations. With so much talent on site, and so many musicians that respect one another, the possibilities are endless, and has fans salivating at the prospect of seeing several of their favorite musicians play together. Will Mike Gordon or Trey Anastasio or Phil Lesh play with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead? Will Phish and Ween play “Roses are Free” together? Will Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman reprise his role as Billy Joel and perform “The Stranger” with Umphrey’s McGee? Will Derek Trucks sit in with My Morning Jacket? Will Jim James sit in with Phil Lesh & Friends?….Simply put, the LOCKN’ lineup is loaded with potential, and we cannot wait to see how it all plays out!10. The CommunityLOCKN’ has all the ingredients to be one of the best weekends of the summer. The positive vibes are undeniable as people prepare to make the trek to Virginia, and we can only imagine that we’ll have all the feels once everyone is on Blue Ridge Farm for a weekend of musical bliss. The community element is palpable at LOCKN’, and with Phish, My Morning Jacket, and Ween–all bands that have devoted and hardcore fanbases–joining the frey this year, we can’t wait for the melting pot of fans that only a festival like LOCKN’ can provide. Whether you are going to the festival with your best friends, or are attending the event solo, remember that every single person at the festival is there because they love music. In that sense, you’ll never be alone at LOCKN’!Check out more information about LOCKN Festival on their official website here, and scope the full music lineup below!last_img read more

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Blondie Announce Co-Headlining 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgElvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie have announced that they will team up for a co-headlining summer tour, set to begin on July 20th and run through the middle of August.The two bands will open up their joint tour with a performance at Bethel, NY’s Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on July 20th, followed by stops at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena (7/21); Boston, MA’s Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (7/23); Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium (7/24); Washington, D.C.’s The Anthem (7/26); Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion (7/27); Las Vegas, NV’s The Pearl Theater At The Palms (8/1); Temecula, CA’s Pechanga Summit (8/2); Irvine, CA’s FivePoint Amphitheatre (8/4); Los Angeles, CA’s Greek Theatre (8/5); Santa Barbara, CA’s Santa Barbara Bowl (8/7); San Francisco, CA’s Concord Pavilion (8/8); Seattle, WA’s Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery (8/10).Artist fan club pre-sale tickets are available now. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday, April 6th at 10 a.m. local time here.Fans can head to Elvis Costello or Blondie‘s websites for more information and a full list of both respective band’s upcoming tour dates.Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie 2019 Co-Headlining Tour:July 20 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsJuly 21 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun ArenaJuly 23 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank PavilionJuly 24 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills StadiumJuly 26 – Washington, D.C. – The AnthemJuly 27 – Camden, NJ – BB&T PavilionAug. 1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Theater At The PalmsAug. 2 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga SummitAug. 4 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint AmphitheatreAug. 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek TheatreAug. 7 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara BowlAug. 8 – San Francisco, CA – Concord PavilionAug. 10 – Seattle, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle WineryView Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Driving mega profit return through data entrepreneurship

first_img Read Full Story After Chunlei Tang published “The Data Industry: The Business and Economics of Information and Big Data” in 2016, she focused her time on a problem surrounding data innovation within the healthcare industry. Data-rich profits can come from a number of sources — personal, private, or third-party — but each stakeholder may not share equitably in the profit return.To address the challenge of data profits, Tang and her colleague Wen Chen, a Harvard Medical School researcher, decided to launch a new organization that would gather like-minded students and fellows at Harvard to accelerate driving data profits return. Besides having an outstanding publication record, Chen is also an entrepreneur with extensive experience in industrialization-research projects, such as the development of new vaccines based on aptamers and bacteria-based energy storage. The pair’s mentors, David W. Bates and James J. Chou, gave their full support to this initiative.In March of 2018, the Harvard Data Entrepreneurship Club obtained approval at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Core members include Jianxiong Sheng, Min J. Kang, Suzanne V. Blackley and Ruth Akindele. The advisors are Eugene W. Mont and Lynn A. Volk.The club will combine research projects and new methods of data production driven by researchers’ own experiences. Creating a blockchain-based platform as a big data arena within the Harvard community is the first step, followed by recording both the ownership and innovation processes of raw data by distributed ledgers, leading to the acceleration of data-product incubation.Even the world’s best health systems are fragmented. The data entrepreneurship team envisions sharing data and data mining results will make it possible to form economic cluster effects within the greater health care system, including hospitals, insurance companies, medical suppliers, and drug companies. Fragmented, insecure, and proprietary health care data could be completely redesigned under a blockchain-based system, to achieve the goal of rebalancing profits between the various stakeholders.Owner and innovator privacy is the key precondition for creating a data transaction marketplace. The club is preparing to host a competition with grant awards and is looking for participants across disciplines within the Harvard-MIT community to develop innovative solutions to support the blockchain and to address privacy concerns. Interested students and affiliates from Harvard and MIT may submit an application online this October.Following the competition and allocation of funds, the club plans to add more members and increase involvement from the extended Harvard-MIT community. Additional club-sponsored events focusing on networking and business opportunities related to the data industry will be offered as well.For more information about how to join the club or to contact its members, please visit the website.last_img read more

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Weekly unemployment claims fall back for second week

first_imgThere were 1,020 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, as claims remain at a high level post Tropical Storm Irene. However, new claims decreased of 230 from the week before. Last summer’s historically low claims came to an abrupt end with the storm. The numbers then dropped signifcantly in the following weeks after the storm, but in the last several weeks there has been mostly an increase in the number of new claims. Despite a recent drop in new claims, the latest numbers are nearly double the initial claims observed in July and August.Altogether 7,627 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 842 from a week ago and 2,840 fewer than a year ago. The Department also processed 1,516 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 69 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 651 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is 24 fewer than the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)  Vermont’s unemployment rate fell two-tenths in October to 5.6 percent. SEE STORY HERE.last_img read more

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Mitchell to head Insignia team in Manchester

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Sokratis Papastathopolous reveals dressing room reaction to shocking Wolves defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Sokratis Papastathopolous reveals dressing room reaction to shocking Wolves defeat Arsenal face a fight to finish in the top four following their defeat to Wolves (Getty Images)‘[Wednesday night] was a bad moment for us,’ Sokratis admitted. ‘We cannot change it now. So we look forward to the next game. All the players take responsibility. We are not stupid. We know that we didn’t play good. We have to win all the games and be there.‘Maybe a little bit [of the problem is physical and mental] but it is not time to have excuses. We have to look forward: three games more. We need to win all the games and get nine points and we’ll see if we can be in the top four. I trust 100 per cent my team and the players and I think we can do it.”‘For us we have to be in the best four teams in the Premier League and then after to win also the Europa League,” he said. “We cannot wait only for our one chance. We have two chances and we have to fight for both.‘Leicester is another difficult game and if we face [it] like this, we will lose. It’s clear. It is not the problem of the coach, the system, it is nothing. It is just us. We have to win the next [League] three games and it is finished.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 12:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12Shares Sokratis admitted that Arsenal were not good enough during their defeat to Wolves on Wednesday (Getty Images)Sokratis Papastathopolous has called on his Arsenal teammates to take responsibility following back-to-back Premier League defeats and insisted they must win their remaining three games to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Arsenal’s top-four hopes have taken a hit over the past few days after they followed up a 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Sunday with a 3-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday.Those results mean that Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League table with three games remaining, a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea and four away from their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in third.AdvertisementAdvertisementSokratis, who scored Arsenal’s consolation against Wolves, insisted that Arsenal must do all they can to finish in the top four and win the Europa League, while also absolving his manager Unai Emery from any criticism.last_img read more

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