S&T helps assess USCG National Security Cutters

first_img Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today S&T helps assess USCG National Security Cutters View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: US Navy View post tag: National Security Cutter View post tag: Science and Technology Directoratecenter_img S&T helps assess USCG National Security Cutters Authorities The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has participated with the US Navy and the US Coast Guard (USCG) in several tests and evaluations of two National Security Cutters (NSC) to assess their operational capability.The cutters in question are USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) and USCGC James (WMSL 754).“In a collaborative effort, S&T partnered with testers from the Coast Guard and the Navy to evaluate the cutters’ varied mission capabilities,” Greg Simmons, S&T Office of Test and Evaluation Deputy Director for National Preparedness Programs, said.In this case, S&T worked with the US Navy, Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Forces, which supplied subject matter experts and operational research analysts aboard each cutter to collect and record data required to assess the mission impacts of any discovered deficiencies. As explained, this process is key to determining if the cutter is operationally mission effective, suitable, and resilient in a cyber contested environment.Events consisted of more than two weeks of at-sea testing with the Coast Guard and US Navy fleets off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina.The team evaluated a host of cutter systems to include the newly integrated command and control systems, two cutter boats, 57-mm deck gun, and the Close-In Weapons System.S&T and Navy testers, with augmentation from Department of Energy Sandia National Laboratories, also conducted an in-depth cybersecurity assessment of the cutter Hamilton.NSC capabilities were on display over the past year as cutters Hamilton and James supported critical relief efforts in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria in 2017, providing port security, search and rescue, and damage assessments.“S&T provided critical, unbiased assessment of mission capabilities, in collaboration with the USCG and the Department of Defense, in a great example of S&T’s commitment to ensure homeland security end users receive the equipment needed to carry out their missions,” S&T said in a statement. May 4, 2018last_img read more

Kentucky Downs Plans For 3-Part Expansion Is Unexpected News For Ellis Park

first_img“It just exposes people to Franklin and I think it is going to explore more tourism here,” Griffin said. The second and third phases remain in the early planning stages but will be designed to greatly broaden the range of guest experiences and facilities Kentucky Downs offers, according to the release. The first of three phases will add 18,000 square feet to the south end of the facility on U.S. 31-W South with an estimated investment of approximately $20 million to $25 million. The new building will have more gaming area as well as more food, beverage and entertainment options.\According to a press release from Kentucky Downs, construction is expected to begin on the first phase in the next few weeks with the completion date estimated before the 2020 race meets in early September. This expansion will be the largest construction project on the racetrack grounds since the track opened in 1990.The existing building will undergo its own renovation during the expansion, which includes transforming part of the current gaming floor into restaurants and adding other food and beverage outlets, the press release said.“We are looking forward to the expansion and renovation of our existing facility,” Wholihan said. “It just demonstrates the new owners’ commitment to making Kentucky Downs a prominent regional destination. We want everyone to know us as a go-to stop year-round for gaming and entertainment in addition to our famous September live horse racing.”The expansion and renovations will nearly double the gaming operation at Kentucky Downs. Currently,y there are 753 Historical Horse Racing terminals, after the expansion and renovations there will be 1,200 terminals. Kentucky Downs Plans For 3-Part Expansion “The expansion will only enhance Kentucky Downs’ role as an economic engine for the Franklin-Simpson area and beyond. Just the first phase is expected to add more jobs to our workforce of 300,” said Kentucky Downs’ Director of Marketing John Wholihan.Denny Griffin, executive director of the Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority, said Kentucky Downs is one of the larger employers in Simpson County right now. Kentucky Downs plans for 3-part expansionThe Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission gave preliminary approval to Kentucky Downs during their meeting on Oct. 1 to start construction on an expansion plan covering three phases. Two prominent Nevada entrepreneurs Ron Winchell and Marc Falcone purchased Kentucky Downs earlier this year and created a new company, Kentucky Downs LLC.Winchell said the goal is to “make it bigger and better pretty much all the way around, whether it’s the main building, the racing, everything.”Kentucky Downs must now receive final planning and zoning commission approval for the expansion, which will be addressed at a future meeting. BY JODI CAMP [email protected] 10, 2019 Updated Oct 10, 2019 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgA mass of Christian burial was celebrated Sept. 13 at St. Paul of the Cross Church for Walter Kosinski, 90. He passed away peacefully while with his family on Sept. 8. A lifelong Jersey City resident, Walter served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He worked for the US Postal Service for 40 years, retiring as Assistant Plant Manager of the New Jersey International Mail Center in 1993. A lifelong parishioner of St. Paul of the Cross Church, Walter was involved in many charitable organizations. He enjoyed the sport of horse racing but most of all loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Walter was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Rita; son Walter; brother Joseph and sisters Veronica, Stella, Alice and Nellie. He is survived by his sons, Daniel Kosinski, Robert Kosinski (Janice), Theo Kosinski (Kathleen) and Edward Kosinski (Annette) and grandchildren, Jake, Robert, Thomas, KelliRae, Amye and Lauren. Services arranged by the McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Rosie Perez’s Teddy Bear, Andrew Rannells’ Audition & More

first_img Watch Andrew Rannells & Jimmy Fallon’s Glee Audition Cold, miserable, so over frozen February? The below video will cheer you up, we promise. Broadway fave and screen star Andrew Rannells dropped by The Tonight Show on February 25, where host Jimmy Fallon discovered that the Tony nominee has a part in Glee’s series finale. Fallon also wants in on the gig, so suggests they turn the role into a duet and audition with “True” by Spandau Ballet. The subsequent rendition of the 80’s hit is truly classic. View Comments Elisabeth Moss is on B’way Because of Bryan Cranston We have Bryan Cranston to thank for Elisabeth Moss’s return to the Great White Way in The Heidi Chronicles! According to The New York Times, Moss stopped by the Tony winner backstage when he was appearing in All the Way last year. Cranston thought treading the boards might help her transition to a post Mad Men world, since it had helped him after he’d completed his run in Breaking Bad. Turns out, he was right. “I’m never happier than when I’m crying onstage,” Moss said. She is currently in preview at the Music Box Theatre; opening night is set for March 19. Baz Lurhmann Teams Up With Stephen Adly Guirgis  Baz Luhrmann is hard at work on his previously reported Netflix hip-hop drama, The Get Down, and he’s tapping theater talent for the project. Vulture reports that Stephen Adly Guirgis, currently represented off-Broadway by Between Riverside and Crazy, is writing and executive-producing the show. Brooklyn playwright Radha Blank is also on the team. No casting has yet been announced, but The Get Down company will feature both professionals and new talent. Rosie Perez Loves Larry David The View co-host Rosie Perez visited The Today Show on February 26 to talk her role in Broadway’s Fish in the Dark—and also her admiration for the production’s creator and headliner Larry David. “I’ve fallen in love with this man,” she said, calling him a “teddy bear.” That Jennifer Lawrence really is a trailblazer! Check out Perez’s interview below and then the comedy at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.last_img read more

Rio Police Successfully Occupy Rocinha, Brazil’s Largest Shantytown

first_img On November 13, following an operation that began early in the morning with support from armed vehicles and in which not a single shot was fired, the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro (PM) obtained complete control of the Brazil’s largest shantytown, Rocinha, which had been in the hands of drug traffickers for 30 years. Following the operation, around 1,000 residents observed an improvised ceremony to raise the Brazilian flag at a central location in the gigantic slum, to symbolize the recovery of this territory controlled by criminals. On an improvised flagpole, surrounded by a tangle of electrical cables, the officers of the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) raised the national banner and the Rio de Janeiro state flag, amid cheers. “Rocinha, Rocinha, Rocinha,” the residents repeated with emotion. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the other forces that participated in the police takeover of this populous shantytown of 120,000 inhabitants, located in the heart of the city’s wealthy neighborhoods. In the operation, which began around 4 a.m. local time and had support from Navy armored vehicles, the shantytowns of Vidigal and Chácara do Ceu were also occupied. “There were no incidents, nor any shots fired,” Alberto Pinheiro Neto, head of the PM general staff, was happy to say upon announcing the mission’s success. The governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, congratulated the security forces and indicated that he had informed President Dilma Rousseff about the success of the operation. “We’re recovering [the territory] for this population that needs peace, in order to raise their children in peace, people who want to live with dignity, and any access to a life with dignity is by way of peace,” the responsible official indicated. The police seized 13 rifles, 10 mortars, 1 grenade, ammunition, telescopic sights, and motorbikes, in addition to around 150 kilos of marijuana. One person was arrested, although that individual is not currently linked to the 200 drug traffickers who the authorities estimate remain in the shantytown and who were not detained. “The triumph that the citizens of Rio had today was the liberation of those people from being at the mercy of a gun. Arms, drugs, ammunition, (wanted) individuals are important, but returning the territory to those who had not had it for 30 years is not a small thing,” the secretary of security for Rio state, José Mariano Beltrame, judged. Even so, leading trafficker Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias Nem, was already arrested earlier in the week while trying to flee hidden in the trunk of a car. By Dialogo November 15, 2011 I applaud that n operation of this magnitude was carried out cleanly, with a positive outcome and no lives to mourn. Brazil is a country that is moving forward at a winner’s pace. May God continue to bless them. Charlie,I now you know what is happening in Rocinha but wanted to introduce you to this site. It is a great place to quickly catch the highlights on important issues in Latin America and it is free.Have a good evening.Sir James of Belize What charade is this, that not a bullet was shot? If during the first day of the invasion there were more than 21 dead. It is stupid to think that a lot of drug dealers and dangerous criminals were going to allow to be easily detained. In any case, these criminals deserved it by all the suffering caused to all those poor innocent people that only try to live in poverty, between night shootings and extortion by traffickers. You publish false and incomplete information. I do not know why are you trying to disguise the reality.last_img read more

Spring Fashion: It’s All About Color

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Now that spring is in the air and spring fever is setting in, it’s time to shed those layers, pack up the snow boots and switch out all your black ensembles for bold, bright colors that are light, flowy and fabulous.Spotlighting some of this season’s star lineup are florals and fringe, multicolored patterns, polka dots and pastels and asymmetrical lines that are all playful, professional, and on point.“This spring is all about color and I’m talking serious color, not for for the faint of heart,” says Danielle Merollo, Director of Personal Shopping at Americana Manhasset. “For those of us who’ve grown accustomed to an all-black winter wardrobe, this transition can be a little scary. Don’t fret. There are so many gorgeous, colorful pieces to choose from.”THE WEEKDAY LOOKConsider mixing soft pastels with bright outerwear. Mix and match bags in lovely rose and blush tones that are this season’s new neutrals. For a bright splash, finish off the look with floral ankle strap sandal.Dress: Theory Good Wool Shift Dress in Berry Tint, $325Coat: Theory Suede Piazza Coat in Deep Celadon, $1,555Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo Medium Sophia Rainbow Bag, $2,400Shoe: Salvatore Ferragamo Ankle-Strap Foulard Sandal in New Blush, $695THE WEEKEND LOOKFreshen up your denim look with a distressed pair of jeans and a modern, vibrant top. Add fun, graphic touches — another big trend — with your accessories. Complete the look beautifully bold bags and shoes.Top: Rag & Bone Vanessa Top in Bright Rose, $350Jean: Alice + Olivia Genevieve Distressed Jean, $295Bag: Dior Dio(R)evolution Flap Bag with Slot Handclasp in Off-White, $3,900Strap: Dior Multi-Colored Canvas Shoulder Strap with J’aDior Signature, $1,500Shoe: Louis Vuitton Fireball Mule in Noir / Blanc, $1,120THE EVENING LOOKHere’s where you can pull out all the stops. A flowing skirt and silk tank in a mix of rich gem tones is sure to turn heads, while still looking effortless and easy. Pair the look with vivid sandals and an elegant clutch and you’re ready to paint the town red… and green and pink!Top: Alice + Olivia Harmon Drapey Silk Tank in Bright Juniper, $195Skirt: Alice + Olivia Katz Sunburst Pleat Mid Length Skirt, $660Bag: Bottega Veneta Stretch Knot Clutch, $1,800Shoe: Giorgio Armani Sandal with Heel and Braided Laces, $1,195Model/Stylist: Lucianna Bartellino with the Americana Manhassetlast_img read more

Bank of Ireland sees deficit increase by €460m on back of Brexit

first_imgThe Bank of Ireland’s pension fund has seen a significant increase in its pension deficit as a result of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, disclosing a shortfall €460m higher than in December.The defined benefit (DB) scheme’s deficit increased to €1.2bn at the end of June, the bank said in an announcement to the Irish stock exchange, ahead of its half-year results set to be published at the end of July.The Irish scheme joins UK DB funds struggling in the aftermath of the country’s referendum.The most authoritative source of deficit figures, the PPF 7800 Index, recorded an £89bn (€105bn) increase in the days after the vote.  In the statement, the bank said: “The outcome of the EU referendum in the UK has impacted, amongst other factors, foreign exchange rates and interest rates including AA corporate bond yields, which, under IAS 19 accounting requirements, are used to discount the liabilities in the group’s sponsored defined benefit pension schemes.”The bank said that, as a consequence, the deficit had risen from €470m at the end of December to around €1.2bn.The scheme, closed to new members in 2007 and closed to accrual in 2014, reported assets of €6.8bn at the end of last year.While the company applied a discount rate of 2.3% at the end of December, and assumed inflation of 1.6% – both measures were up by 10 basis points over the end of 2014 – it calculated a 0.25% drop in the discount rate would increase the deficit by €328m.The marked increase in the scheme’s deficit comes after several years of fluctuating shortfalls for Bank of Ireland.Over the course of 2012, it saw an even steeper increase in the shortfall, from €413m to €1.1bn.last_img read more

Gold Coast house with see-through facade sells for more than $1 million

first_imgThe Broadbeach Waters property at 31 Naranga Ave is known for its unusual design.AN unusual brick house known for its see-through facade has changed hands in a million-dollar deal.The award-winning Broadbeach Waters property on Naranga Ave was snapped up for $1.2 million earlier this month by an interstate couple.Property records show its sale marks a record price for its street.The previous benchmark of $890,000 was set when the property at no. 17 sold in 2017.Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Jesse Willcox, who marketed the property, said it also set the bar for dry blocks in the area. The new buyers plan to move in. The house sold for $1.2 million. The polished concrete floors are among the house’s standout features.“It’s a standard brick unit but it’s turned on its edge so you see through it,” Mr Davidson told The Bulletin in March.“It’s like a breezeblock but more hard-wearing, it doesn’t need to be painted or treated.”He said the house was broken down into different sections with some very enclosed and sheltered areas while the main living areas were open to the elements.A 25-year-old crepe myrtle tree, which stands within the central atrium and connects the home’s two levels, is a highlight.Large expanses of glass, polished concrete floors and spotted gum timber flooring are also standout features. There is a 25-year-old crepe myrtle tree inside the house.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said the buyers were perfect for the four-bedroom, two bathroom house and planned to move into it.“They fell in love with it, the uniqueness of it stood out,” he said.“Obviously it’s a fairly unique property so it drew a lot of attention.”The house, which was built by vendors James and Lauren Davidson with Brisbane-based James Russell Architect, is well known among locals because of the bricks that surround it.It is a design similar to breezeblocks, which were hip in the 1950s and ’60s, where bricks are laid on their side to show their weepholes and allow for natural light and air to flow through. MORE NEWS: How this woman made $100k in eight weeks An interstate couple snapped up the house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35 MORE NEWS: Coast’s first penthouse sells under the hammer It has an open floorplan with lots of natural light.last_img read more

Twisters Get Victory Over Shiners

first_img4th Ranked Oldenburg Academy welcomed Rising Sun to the graveyard on Monday night and OA came away with a 4-0 win to raise their record to 6-3-1.OA got on the board early as Rising Sun was called for a hand ball in the box within the first 2 minutes of the game. Rising Sun was called for a second hand ball in the box in the second half as well. Aaron Huber calmly stepped up on both PK’s and put them in the back of the net. Huber also assisted on the fourth goal on a nice flick in the box to a waiting Sidney Ricke. Luke Ruter scored the second goal of the night on a nice move up the middle as he got behind the defense for a one on one with the keeper.‘We knew going into the game that Rising Sun had been scoring a lot this year. I was proud of our defense as they stood the challenge and got a shutout. Adam Mullen was credited with his 3rd shutout of the year.’  Twisters Coach Ken Getz.last_img read more