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first_img View post tag: Minister Australia: Minister for Defence Announces More Work, More Jobs for Hunter on New AWD Project View post tag: more View post tag: Jobs View post tag: Navy Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare and Member for Newcastle Sharon Grierson today announced more work and more jobs for the Hunter on the new Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) Project.When the Air Warfare Destroyer project began in 2009, Hunter company Forgacs were contracted to build 29 steel blocks.This has now increased to 40 blocks.In February Forgacs were awarded nine more blocks.Following a re-allocation of work announced in May this year, Forgacs has been awarded another two blocks.This additional work is worth around $80 million and will create approximately 200 more jobs.It has also meant opening an additional shipyard at Carrington.Mr Clare and Ms Grierson made the announcement while visiting Forgac’s Tomago worksite today.“This is terrific news for the Hunter and a tribute to the quality of work being done here at Forgacs,” Mr Clare said.“Forgacs will now build about half of the first two Air Warfare Destroyers.“They will build 14 of the 31 blocks that make up the first ship, HMAS Hobart (III) and 13 of the 31 blocks that make up the second ship, HMAS Brisbane (III).“They have started work on all of the 14 blocks for ship one and on two of the 13 blocks they will build for ship two.”While at the Tomago facility, Mr Clare and Ms Grierson inspected a block that is currently undergoing its final stages of work, including the installation of mechanical and electrical equipment, electrical cabling and completion of pipework installation.“There are now 50 workers working on the AWD project at Carrington and 450 workers working on the project at Tomago,” Ms Grierson said.“At peak production 650 people are expected to be working on this project across both shipyards.”[mappress]Source: navy, October 19, 2011 View post tag: For View post tag: project Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: Minister for Defence Announces More Work, More Jobs for Hunter on New AWD Project View post tag: work View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: ON View post tag: News by topic View post tag: AWD View post tag: Defence October 19, 2011 View post tag: New View post tag: Hunter View post tag: Announces Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have a couple of commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so.,The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so. “Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” February 7, 2019 “Right Jab And Middle Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have a couple of commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give our more opinionated readers exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and Middle Jab and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “MIDDLE JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view, “MIDDLE JAB” is the libertarian view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments in this column is free to do so.last_img read more


first_imgCity Hall in Ocean CityCity Council has a full agenda for its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday (March 26) at City Hall in Ocean City, but here are some items that might be of special interest:2015 municipal budget: City Council is expected to introduce a $72 million budget that raises the local tax rate by 1.3 percent. (Read more from a February budget workshop.) A separate ordinance relates to the state’s Cap Bank requirements. (See full agenda packet below.) The budget process will not be complete until a final public hearing and vote later this spring.Street flooding review: A resolution to authorize an engineering report on one of the island’s most flood-prone neighborhoods is back on the table. Read more: O.C. to Reconsider $44,720 Study of 26th to 34th Street Flooding.No livestock in O.C.: It’s unclear what prompted this amendment at this time, but a proposed ordinance would prohibit keeping non-domestic animals or livestock in any zone in Ocean City. The same ordinance addresses a minor change to the permitted styles of porch roofs.Flashing traffic lights in winter: City Council will cast a final vote on turning two traffic signals to flashing mode in the off-season. Read more: Two Fewer Traffic Lights on a Winter Drive Down the Beach Side of Town.Bond ordinance: City Council will cast a final vote on a $7.9 million bond ordinance that authorizes spending on boardwalk reconstruction and other facility repairs in town. Read more.New tax collector: Council will vote to approve Terence S. Graff to replace the retired Gary Hink as tax collector. Graff has worked as tax collector in Estell Manor, West Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Buena Vista Township. Download (PDF, 2.92MB)last_img read more


first_imgThe Grateful Dead and Dogfish Head Brewery will continue their music and beer collaboration with a limited edition vinyl compilation, Sage and Spirit, set to be released on Record Store Day this spring.The 10-track album will feature a mix of studio and live versions of Dead favorites hand-picked by the band’s archivist, David Lemieux, including “Sugar Magnolia”, “Eyes Of The World”, “Lost Sailor”, “Saint Of Circumstance”, “High Time”, “Unbroken Chain”, “If I Had The World To Give”, and “Sage and Spirit”. The two live tracks included on the compilation will be “Jack Straw” and “Brown-Eyed Women” from the band’s famous Europe ’72 live album. Fans will be able to purchase the album when Record Store Day takes place in independent stores across the country on April 13th this year.Related: St. Louis Cardinals To Host Annual Grateful Dead Night During 2019 Season“Choosing the songs for Sage and Spirit really didn’t take long, but that’s not to say I didn’t put a lot of work into it,” Lemieux said in a statement shared with Tuesday’s announcement. “My directive was, ‘You’re sitting on the porch. It’s a summer day. You’re drinking a Dogfish Head American Beauty and listening to the Dead,’ and immediately I thought, ‘I got it.’”This latest development in the ongoing partnership follows a busy winter which has already seen the two worlds come together to revive the Delaware brewery’s Dead-Inspired “American Beauty” Pale Ale. The brewery followed that up with an “American Beauty”-Themed weekend at their Milton, Delaware headquarters, which featured live music in addition to meet-and-greet hangs with Lemieux earlier this month.Fans can head over to the Record Store Day website to learn more about this year’s music-themed holiday.last_img read more


first_img Read Full Story These new papers include exploration of the challenges of defining hate speech, assessment of efforts to address racist speech online in South America, and consideration of the legal foundations of harmful speech regulation in India.The Harmful Speech Online project at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce a new set of publications authored by a global and multidisciplinary group of project collaborators within our community. Harmful speech is proliferating online, and calls to restrain it come from virtually every country and community. Over the past several years, harmful speech online has received much more public and media attention and has emerged as one of the central challenges for Internet policy experts, often pitting protections for freedom of expression online against the rights and interests of those that are subject to online harassment.This collection of publications includes an assessment of the efforts of civil society organizations to address racist speech in Brazil and Colombia; a study of the legal foundations of harmful speech regulation in India; a paper that explores the definitional and framing questions that complicate efforts to study and address harmful speech online; and a research note that offers reflections and observations on the state of research related to harmful speech online. The perspectives outlined here are grounded in the lessons from a year of exploratory work in the field.last_img read more


first_imgPatients with Type 2 diabetes who have high levels of blood sugar are at greater risk of serious complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart disease and blindness.While lifestyle changes and medications can help some patients better control their blood sugar levels, Type 2 diabetes tends to progress, and patients typically need more intense treatment to continue to maintain blood sugar control. Insulin offers the most robust way to control blood glucose, but insulin therapy is often delayed, sometimes by several years.A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that more than 40 percent of patients refuse a physician’s recommendation of insulin therapy. The study also finds that patients who decline insulin therapy had worse blood sugar control and it took them significantly longer to lower their blood sugar levels than patients who began insulin therapy. The team’s findings are published in Diabetic Medicine.“Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease. High blood sugar levels can have a severe impact on a person’s quality of life and life expectancy,” said corresponding author Alexander Turchin, director of quality in diabetes at the Brigham. “Saying no may bear a strong influence on blood sugar levels and, down the road, complications. A few years of uncontrolled blood sugar can have a big impact.”Previously conducted clinical trials have found that just a few years of elevated blood sugar levels can lead to an increased risk of heart attack and kidney failure 10 or 20 years later. Given the consequences of uncontrolled blood sugar levels, Turchin and colleagues set out to better understand why insulin therapy initiation is frequently delayed.The team used natural language processing — an artificial intelligence tool that can scan through large amounts of data to pull out key phrases — to comb through clinical narratives that physicians had recorded in patients’ medical records. This allowed researchers, for the first time, to identify documented insulin decline by patients in electronic medical records notes. The study included more than 5,000 adults with Type 2 diabetes who were followed by primary care physicians (PCPs) affiliated with the Brigham and Massachusetts General Hospital between 2000 and 2014.More than 2,000 patients (43 percent) in the study declined insulin therapy. It took patients who declined insulin an average of 50 months to reach target blood sugar levels, whereas it took an average of 38 months for those who started insulin therapy when their physician recommended it. Participants were more likely to accept insulin therapy if they had diabetes complications or higher blood sugar levels or if they were already seeing an endocrinologist. Older participants and those taking other diabetes medications were less likely to accept insulin therapy.The authors note that the study does not address the reason patients decline insulin therapy — that generally is not noted in a patient’s record. All patients in the study received care in Massachusetts where insulin costs are generally lower than in other parts of the country. Turchin would like to further investigate possible reasons in future studies as well as the long-term complications that patients who decline insulin may experience.Funding for this work was provided by Sanofi.— Haley Bridger/BWH Communicationslast_img read more


first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Related Shows View Comments Just try and tear him down! Two-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss may be departing Hedwig and the Angry Inch on July 19, but he already has his next gig lined up. The former Glee star, who recently received an Emmy nod for his original song on the series, will headline new movie Smitten!. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the romantic comedy, from Oscar winner Barry Morrow (Rain Man), will start shooting on July 20 in Italy.Criss will play a fashion executive who gets kidnapped by inept mafia members and they end up in the alpine mountains. The film will also star Madalina Ghenea and Angela Molina.Perhaps best known for playing Blaine on the Fox series Glee, Criss made his Great White Way debut in 2012 as J. Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a role that earned him a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Replacement (he also picked up the same trophy this year for Hedwig). His additional film and TV credits include Girl Most Likely, Eastwick and Little White Lie. In 2010, he released his first EP of original music, titled Human. He can occasionally be found at Marie’s Crisis belting Disney standards with Tony winner Lea Salonga.Taye Diggs will begin performances as our favorite internationally ignored song stylist from July 22 at the Belasco Theatre. Star Files Hedwig and the Angry Inch Darren Crisslast_img read more


first_imgThe Department of Environmental Conservation s Compliance and Enforcement Division today announced that it has formally settled environmental violations involving Churchill Coatings Corporation. The company operates a coating facility in North Springfield. The settlement includes a $17,000 penalty.        Through the Agency s investigation, it was discovered that the company violated provisions of the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. In the course of doing business, the company stored containers of waste paints and thinners in a tractor trailer located adjacent to the facility. The containers had been filled in 2005 and stored in the trailer since that time, were not properly labeled, did not have aisle space between them, and as a result did not have visible labels. The trailer was located outdoors with no ability to control its interior temperature, spill and fire control equipment were not available in its immediate area, warning signs were not posted, an inventory of the waste in the trailer was not being maintained, and daily inspections of the trailer were not being conducted. An inspection of the facility revealed that rags used to clean the coating machines with mineral spirits were disposed with regular solid waste, and therefore no hazardous waste determination was made. In addition the facility did not have an up-to-date Site ID form.        The matter was investigated by Environmental Enforcement Officer Gary Urich. After the investigation was completed, Churchill Coatings Corporation was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter. In response to Agency directives, the company characterized and properly disposed of the hazardous waste stored in the trailer, which is no longer being used for hazardous waste storage. It also established new procedures for storing hazardous waste inside the facility, created a waste inventory log, daily inspection log, properly labeled its hazardous waste accumulation drum, and submitted an updated Site ID from. It has also taken steps to reduce the quantity of hazardous waste generated by re-using coating and cleaning materials.        The settlement was reduced to an Assurance of Discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court. In it, Churchill Coatings Corporation agreed to comply with the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations in the operation of its business. It was also agreed that it will pay a civil penalty of $17,000 to the State of Vermont for the violations.        Involved Program: Hazardous Waste Management Division of the Department of Environmental ConservationEnvironmental Enforcement Officer: Gary UrichSource: VT DEC. 3.30.2010last_img read more


first_imgLyndon State College has announced that Michigan-based clothing company Carhartt, Inc, has made a $1 million gift in support of the college’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, A New View: The Second Century Campaign. ‘This is a significant gift that will benefit our students and the surrounding Northeast Kingdom,’ said Lyndon President Carol A Moore.Carhartt President & CEO and Lyndon alumnus Mark Valade ‘78 helped secure this gift when he recognized ‘that the stars are aligned with regard to the leadership and resources available to guide both Lyndon State College and the Northeast Kingdom into a promising and prosperous future.’A portion of the Carhartt gift will help expand Lyndon’s Promise Scholarship Program and provide more scholarships to low-income students from the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) who will be among the first in their families to graduate from college. The Promise Scholarship has also benefited from a corresponding grant from Boston-based Jane’s Trust, and the program will be organized through the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Rural Students at Lyndon.In addition to bolstering scholarship support, this gift will be used to create the Carhartt Advising Resource Center. The Carhartt Center will serve as an advising resource to students as well as to faculty and staff. For students, it will support the academic advising process by providing students with a visible resource on campus to find answers to a wide range of questions. For faculty and staff, it will exist as a central resource for professional development and information to ensure consistency in advising practices across the campus. The primary goal of the Carhartt Center is to ensure that all students receive the information they need to succeed at Lyndon and beyond.The gift will also fund two important initiatives that will strengthen the College for decades to come. The first is the acquisition of a ten-acre parcel of land adjacent to the campus. The second is to provide funding to underwrite some of the costs of The Second Century Campaign. Lyndon plans to announce the details of The Second Century Campaign at public events scheduled to occur concurrently at nine different locations around the country on Saturday, July 17, 2010. President Moore said that ‘Lyndon is very grateful for Carhartt’s vision and generosity.’Since 1889, Carhartt, Inc., has manufactured premium work wear known for exceptional durability, comfort and quality of construction. Carhartt is family-owned and operated with more than 3,500 employees dedicated to its mission of providing ‘best-in-class’ apparel for the active worker.Source: Lyndon State. 6.28.2010last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mining.com:Foresight Energy became on Tuesday the latest coal miner to file for bankruptcy, saying the global economic slowdown triggered by the coronavirus epidemic had pushed it over the edge.The company, already hit by an ongoing switch to cheaper and cleaner sources of energy, said it planned to hand ownership to its creditors as part of a restructuring plan. The restructuring plan, which allows the company to stay in business, would cut debt by about $1 billion by swapping $1.4 billion of debt for equity, according to the Chapter 11 documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis.The coal miner’s collapse is yet another sign of a dying industry, despite President Donald Trump’s rescue attempts. Right after taking office, he slashed environmental regulations and even installed former coal lobbyist Scott Pruitt at the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt resigned in 2018, facing numerous ethics investigations.The deregulatory push, however, has been unable to offset market forces. Coal just can’t compete with cheap natural gas and the falling cost of solar power, wind and other forms of renewable energy.Internal demand for the fossil fuel, in turn, has hit a decades-low point with power plants expected to consume less coal next year than at any point since President Jimmy Carter was in the White House, according to official forecasts. At the same time, financial institutions are restricting thermal coal funding.To date, over 100 global banks and insurers, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, have announced their divestment from coal mining and/or coal-fired power plants.[Cecilia Jamasmie]More: Foresight latest U.S. coal miner to file for bankruptcy Foresight Energy joins ranks of bankrupt U.S. coal companieslast_img read more