USA: Department of Navy for Fleet Introduction Approves ATK’s Upgrade for AAR-47

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: Department of Navy for Fleet Introduction Approves ATK’s Upgrade for AAR-47 ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced that its recently-developed Hostile Fire Indication (HFI) capability upgrade for the AAR-47 Missile Warning System has been approved by the Department of the Navy for Fleet introduction. In addition to the AAR-47’s longstanding, combat-proven ability to detect incoming missile threats, the new HFI capability provides enhanced protection through detection of smaller-caliber weapon fire and rocket propelled grenades. ATK is the first company to deliver this key capability as part of a proven missile warning system.With ATK’s unique HFI capability added to the AAR-47, military aircrews flying helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft can detect a wider range of threats to their aircraft, and quickly respond with countermeasures. The HFI will be provided as a software upgrade and requires no hardware modifications to the aircraft or existing AAR-47 components. The upgrade is scheduled for delivery to the Fleet later this year.“ATK continues to enhance our electronic warfare and protection capabilities to meet the urgent operational requirements of our customer,” said Mike Kahn, President of ATK Missile Products Group. “We are leveraging the expertise developed during years of design, development, and production to support the next generation of aircraft survivability equipment.”“The Navy’s decision to deploy ATK’s HFI upgrade to the Fleet brings aircrews the very best protection from hostile ground fire,” said Bill Kasting, Vice President and General Manager of ATK Defense Electronics Systems. “We are proud to help protect aircrew lives during combat by delivering this innovative and affordable capability.”ATK’s AAR-47 Missile Warning System is a combat-proven electronic warfare system designed to protect helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from surface-to-air threats. The AAR-47 is the only system in use today that integrates laser and missile warning into a single system. The system is installed on more than 2,600 fixed and rotary-wing aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies in more than 16 countries. The systems are installed on aircraft such as the C-5, C-17, C-130, P-3, CH-53/MH-53, CH-46, HH/SH-60, AH-1W/Z, UH-1N/Y, and MV-22.ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 23 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally, and revenues of approximately $4.8 billion.[mappress]Source: atk, June 1, 2011 View post tag: approves View post tag: introduction USA: Department of Navy for Fleet Introduction Approves ATK’s Upgrade for AAR-47 View post tag: AAR-47 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Equipment & technology View post tag: upgrade View post tag: ATK’s June 1, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: usa View post tag: Department View post tag: fleet Share this articlelast_img read more

County Offers Ways to Stay Safe on Thanksgiving

first_imgThe Cape May County Health Department is offering safety tips for Thanksgiving celebrations.The holiday is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you must travel, be informed of the risks involved.Lower risk activitiesHaving a small dinner with only people who live in your household.Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others.Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family.Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday.Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home.Moderate risk activitiesHaving a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community.Lower your risk by following CDC’s recommendations on hosting gatherings or cook-outs.Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing.Attending a small outdoor sports events with safety precautions in place.Higher risk activitiesAvoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving.Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race.Attending crowded parades.Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors.Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household.Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System Hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, World Health Organization at www.who.int and New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov.For additional information, visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net and also on Facebook.last_img read more

Gelders scoops £300k contract with Tesco

first_imgGelders Bakery has just signed a deal with Tesco to sell its pies and sausage rolls in at least 20 shops.The family-run firm, which is already in 24 Asda stores, will supply single sausage rolls, as well as single packs and three-packs of savoury mince pies to north-east stores.Tesco will take between 3,500 and 4,000 products a week, which will be worth about £300,000 a year to the Sunderland-based bakery.Partner Hilary Monk said its persistence with Tesco had paid off. “Local people know us well, but when you’re a small company, it can be more difficult if a big chain hasn’t heard of you,” she said. “We kept calling, emailing and sending samples and of course, our sales increasing in Asda also gave us leverage.”She added: “We hope to gain contracts with other supermarket chains in the future.”Gelders also hopes the new contract will mean its 42-strong workforce can be expanded.Sam Nundy, Tesco regional buying manager north east, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to offer Gelders Bakery products to our customers. This will be a fantastic addition to our growing offer of local products across our stores in the north-east.”last_img read more

Senate brainstorms proposals, discusses ‘senior exclusion policy’

first_imgThe Notre Dame student senate convened Wednesday for its first meeting of the 2020 spring semester. The minutes from the last Senate meeting (Dec. 11) were read and approved without objection.Student body vice president Patrick McGuire opened with several announcements. He welcomed the senators back from the break, then reminded the senate about the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon scheduled for 11:30 a.m. next Monday, at which activist and civil rights movement leader Diane Nash will be in attendance as keynote speaker.“It’s a really important event, and I think it’s really important that we all go,” McGuire said. “We have been given tickets for the senate, and I highly encourage you all to go. If you can’t, then please give it to someone who can or who will go.”McGuire also reminded senators of the other events planned for Walk the Walk Week, and urged senators to attend as many events as possible and to encourage their constituents to attend.After several other announcements, McGuire suggested that for the rest of the meeting, senators and others in attendance could discuss potential resolutions they had been working on in December, and new resolutions could be proposed and brainstormed.Quentin Colo, Off Campus Council senator, suggested a resolution encouraging the University to abandon the “senior exclusion policy” — a policy change aimed at reducing off-campus students’ access to on-campus activities and amenities.“I know there was a resolution last year to encourage the University to get feedback on the senior exclusion policies and how students felt about it,” Colo said. “Although I have not looked at the feedback, I can probably assume what it’s saying, and I think it’s fair to say that the feedback’s pretty negative and students want the University to abandon the senior exclusion policies. I was hoping to propose a resolution … to encourage the University to abandon those policies.”After several senators had offered their feedback and discussed potential measures Student Government could take, Colo asked sophomore class council president Jordan Theriault, who met with and interviewed associate vice president for Residential Life Heather Rakoczy Russell on Dec. 10 during a public meeting in the Dahnke Ballroom, to talk more about the discussion and the feedback that he has since received.“After the meeting we sent out a survey form … we asked ‘Do you understand the policies?’” Theriault said. “So we were just trying to figure out if people understood that it’s kind of malleable. The response was kind of iffy, which was interesting because I think we kind of hoped, and the administration as well, to open it up to the class and make them understand that they’re willing to work and to give them ideas. From there, it’s kind of split between people who want to still abandon the policy and encourage the University to reevaluate the exclusionary policy, and the other half was different solutions.”Theriault also mentioned that he had been working on a resolution with others regarding club funding, and encouraged any interested senators or other members of student government to speak with him.After those in attendance had offered and discussed several other proposals, the meeting broke into several small groups to continue these discussions.Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified Quentin Colo as the Club Coordination Council’s Special Interest Division chair. Colo is the Off Campus Council senator, not the Special Interest Division chair. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: Notre Dame Student Government, senior exclusion policy, student senatelast_img read more

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle?

first_imgChildren who are included in conversations about household greening and recycling are more motivated to educate their friends and also green their lunchroom at school. There are numerous resources for getting your children involved in going green at home and at school. Listed below are tips for parents and children to reduce their daily waste. Consider the product’s packagingPackaged products make up 30 percent of solid waste. One way to reduce the amount of packaging your family throws away is to buy cereals, chips and cookies in bulk and then store them in reusable containers. Try to avoid foods that are sold in single-serve packaging; they produce more waste per serving and are often more expensive. by Colin Couch, Family and Consumer Sciences graduate student studying housing and consumer economics Teaming up to reduce the amount of trash your family throws away each week can give parents and children the experience of working towards a common goal and create some fun family traditions. By working together, families can make their homes greener and limit the amount of waste their family produces. Another simple way to have a large impact on the amount of plastic waste is to bring reusable cloth bags to the grocery store. Use reusable bags, kits and utensils for lunchBy purchasing reusable lunch bags for your children, you will not have to purchase and throw away paper bags. Throwing away paper bags each day creates between 4 to 8 ounces of garbage; nearly 100 pounds annually. Reusable lunch kits include different sized containers for your children’s lunches as alternatives to zippered plastic bags that are thrown away daily. By purchasing reusable utensils, you can save up to $40 per year by taking plastic utensils off your shopping list. Drink from reusable bottles Another small change that can make a big impact is ditching juice boxes and other drinks that are in disposable containers. Packing water in reusable BPA-free water bottles not only reduces waste, but may also be healthier than grabbing a juice box or a can of soda when you need something to drink on the go. Start a compost pile Recycling and cutting down on disposable packaging will greatly reduce the amount of trash that your family sends to the landfill, but if you’re looking to go above and beyond, you might consider a compost pile. Food scraps and yard trimmings make up 27 percent of the trash collected by U.S. cities, and they’re also the two main ingredients in compost, which can be used as a fertilizer and mulch in your own yard. Using compost in your flowerbeds and garden reduces the need for water, fertilizers and pesticides while keeping organic materials out of your local landfill. For more info on starting a compost pile search “compost” at caes.uga.edu/Publications.last_img read more

Alleged Ricin Mailer Arrested, FBI Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address of his second term Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Update: The charges against Paul Kevin Curtis were dropped.Federal authorities arrested a Mississippi man Tuesday for mailing three letters suspected of containing the lethal biological warfare agent ricin to the White House, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and a Mississippi district court judge who authorities have not identified.The FBI identified the suspect as Paul Kevin Curtis who was apprehended in his Corinth home near the Tennessee border but did not immediately say what specific charges he is facing other than to say he is believed to have sent the letters containing a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin.The U.S. Secret Service had quarantined the letter to President Barack Obama that was received at a mail screening facility offsite from the White House, the front of which was cordoned off by yellow tape Tuesday, officials said. Lab test results will take 24-48 hours to confirm if the substance is ricin.The Associated Press reported that the letters sent to the lawmakers included the same message: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.” Both were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message,” the AP reported.“There is no indication of a connection to the attack in Boston,” the FBI said in a statement. The letters were mailed April 8, before the attacks.The mail case broke a day after the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and nearly 200 wounded. The FBI has said at least one of the two bombs was built out of a pressure cooker filled with projectiles.President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel Thursday to Boston, where he will speak at an interfaith service.last_img read more

Preparing for 8-digit BINs: A checklist for credit unions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Bank Identification Numbers (BINs) are the first six digits on any credit, debit or prepaid card. Whenever a cardholder transacts, the BIN helps the merchant processor identify both the type of card (Visa, MasterCard, etc.) and the institution that issued it, in order to approve or decline the transaction within a matter of seconds. BINs also enable merchants to accept multiple forms of payment including digital and mobile.But the industry is facing a BIN shortage, thanks to the rapid growth of both the number of cards being issued and new forms of digital payment. In response, the two largest card networks, Visa and MasterCard, announced plans to expand the length of BINs from six to eight digits by April of 2022.After the new 8-digit expansion is implemented, anytime a transaction occurs, the merchant’s card processing system will now read eight numbers instead of the first six. Every 6-digit BIN will automatically add two numbers at the end of the string (00, 01, 02, etc.) all that way up to 99. So essentially one 6-digit BIN will generate 100 different 8-digit BINs. Three Major Ways the 8-Digit Expansion Will Impact Payment Card IssuersLicensing & Underutilization Costs – Currently, issuers pay licensing fees for every new BIN created. Which means that come April of 2022, the cost of one 6-digit BIN will increase with the new 8-Digit BINs that are automatically generated. At the same time, issuers are often penalized for underutilized BINs, which means those 99 extra 8-Digit BINs that aren’t actually in use will cost them extra. According to an analysis of VisaNet transactions, less than 9 percent of future 8-digit BINs are currently active.last_img read more

RCTI, iNews TV under fire following petition to classify OTT firms as broadcasting media

first_img“If the petition is granted an added definition […] it will cause legal uncertainty for broadcasting and the public,” Ahmad said during a hearing at the Constitutional Court last Wednesday.“Expanding the definition of ‘broadcast’ to include activities such as Instagram TV, Instagram Live, Facebook Live, YouTube Live and the distribution of audio-visual content on social media platforms […] means requiring [the companies] to register as broadcasting firms, which, in turn, requires the formation of entirely new broadcasting bodies that are not accommodated by the Broadcasting Law.”He said that OTT companies – the majority of which are foreign firms – that lacked a broadcast permit could face legal sanctions as their transmission was viewed as illegal under the petition.“In regard to OTT companies and content creators based outside of Indonesia’s territorial jurisdiction, they cannot possibly be subject to Indonesian law,” Ahmad said, adding that the petition could also harm the flow of international trade with other nations.The petition has drawn the ire of social media users who responded with a stream of criticism against the stations run by media conglomerate PT Media Nusantara Citra (MNC).Comedian Bintang Emon, for instance, posted a short skit on Instagram in which he portrays a livestreamer who is arrested by the police for merely broadcasting live footage of himself eating a couple of fried dumplings. Private television stations RCTI and iNews TV have recently come under fire for submitting a petition to the Constitutional Court calling for a judicial review of the Broadcasting Law to establish a “level playing field” for both broadcasting media and over-the-top (OTT) digital content and service providers.The petition was promptly met with resistance from the public and government officials alike amid concerns over a media monopoly that could potentially result in severely limited access to digital content and services.The petition argued that Article 1 of the Broadcasting Law – which defines broadcasting as information transmission via radio frequency through the air, cable and other media – suggested there was “discrimination” against broadcasting media as OTT companies that distribute digital content and services through the internet remain relatively unregulated. Topics : “Please, sir, I only pressed the ‘live’ button, not a missile launch button,” he says in the video clip.Former coordinating maritime affairs minister Rizal Ramli also voiced his concern regarding the petition, saying that it was merely an effort to acquire “business and legal protection” from the government.RCTI milik HT yg kuasai banyak channel TV menggugat UU No 32 2002 ttg Penyiaran ke MK, minta media digital “ditertibkan” supaya tidak menyaingi TV. Oligopolist kok minta proteksi ?Ini oligarchy media penjilat kekuasaan demi bisnis & proteksi hukum. Hari ini minta2 tlg MK 😀— Dr. Rizal Ramli (@RamliRizal) August 29, 2020“Media oligarchy is pandering to power for the sake of business and legal protection,” he tweeted.RCTI programming and production director Dini Putri, during an episode of Deddy Corbuzier’s Close the Door podcast on Sunday, brushed off any concerns, arguing that the petition instead would indirectly benefit content creators as their content would be attributable to the OTT companies that hosted it.Therefore, according to the petition, the government would instead go after the companies instead of individual content creators should there be any problem regarding any digital product, she said.She also fended off criticism that the TV station only submitted the petition to regain a foothold in the media industry amid purported competition with rising OTT firms in recent years.“For us, digital [content] complements the free-to-air content. So we’re not competing,” Dini said. According to the petition, a redefinition of broadcast media is required so that digital content and service providers may become subject to the same law that binds traditional media.The Communications and Information Ministry’s informatics director general, Ahmad M. Ramli, rebutted the claim, saying that OTT companies belonged to a different legal domain under the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, the Pornography Law and a number of other regulations concerning digitally transmitted content.Furthermore, he said the petition implied a host of legal consequences that could jeopardize free speech in the country.Read also: Digital killed the analog star: Minister calls for TV transformationlast_img read more

Typhoon Haishen heads to South Korea after slamming Japan

first_imgPowerful Typhoon Haishen approached South Korea on Monday after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions.On Monday morning, initial assessments suggested the storm had done less damage than feared, though hundreds of thousands of homes were left without power across much of Japan’s southern Kyushu island.At 7 am, the typhoon was 30 kilometers (around 20 miles) north of Tsushima island and was categorized as a “large” and strong” storm, having weakened overnight, but was still packing gusts up to 216 kilometers (135 miles) per hour. Several dozen mostly minor injuries were reported, according to national broadcaster NHK, most of them elderly people who suffered falls.In Nagasaki’s Goto, four people were hurt after a shattered window flung glass into an evacuation center in the early hours of Monday morning, a local fire department official told AFP.”It was unclear if the window was smashed in by a gust of wind or something that blew into it,” he said.Weather officials had warned the storm’s strongest gusts would be strong enough to overturn cars and snap powerline poles. Topics : By Monday morning, around 476,000 households were without electricity, according to Kyushu Electric Power, raising fears of heatstroke for those left without air conditioning.Authorities issued non-compulsory evacuation orders and lower-level advisories for more than seven million people at the peak of the storm.But they also asked residents to avoid crowding at shelters to reduce the risk of coronavirus infections. Hotels fully booked Some shelters were forced to turn people away to have enough space to maintain social distancing, and many of those advised to evacuate decided to check into hotels.Hotel Polaris in Shibushi city, Kagoshima, said all 73 of its rooms were booked out for the weekend — the first time it had been fully booked during a typhoon.”This is a large building for our area. I think our guests have chosen to stay with us to feel safe,” front desk employee Takayuki Shinmura told AFP.The typhoon played havoc with transportation, grounding hundreds of flights and disrupting train services.But with little sign of significant damage early Monday morning, travel was expected to resume quickly.Japan’s typhoon season usually runs until October and Haishen is the second powerful storm to move through the region in recent weeks.It follows Typhoon Maysak, which also hit Japan before moving into South and North Korea, where heavy damage was reported.Kim Jong Un appeared in state media over the weekend to inspect the damage and ordered 12,000 elite members of his ruling party to help with recovery efforts.Rough weather caused by Maysak also sank a cargo ship carrying 43 crew and 6,000 cows off Japan’s west coast, prompting a desperate rescue effort by the country’s coast guard.Two survivors and the body of a third crew member were found before Haishen’s arrival forced the coast guard to suspend the search.”We are assessing the situation including exactly when we can resume the operation,” a coast guard duty officer told AFP on Monday.last_img read more

Matteo Guendouzi reveals France Under-21 coach played trick on him over senior call-up

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi reveals France Under-21 coach played trick on him over senior call-up Advertisement The Arsenal youngster could hardly believe he’d been called up to the senior team (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi has revealed that he briefly thought he was being dropped from the France Under-21 squad as coach Sylvain Ripoll teased him over his senior call-up.The Arsenal star was drafted into Didier Deschamps’ World Cup-winning squad after Paul Pogba was forced to withdraw with an injury, though he was taking a well-earned nap after his north London derby exploits when Ripoll came to deliver the news.After the coach was forced to wait outside the door for several minutes, he decided to play a little trick on Guendouzi to make him fear he’d been axed – only to then reveal the real reason he was leaving the Under-21 set-up. Guendouzi trained with the senior France squad at Clairefontaine on Monday (Picture: Getty)Asked about the call up, the midfielder explained: ‘Actually, I was taking a nap and someone knocked on my door. I didn’t answer because I was sleeping I swear.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Then my phone rang and it was the coach on the phone. He said, “It’s me, I knocked” and so on. Obviously I went and opened the door straight away!‘And then he said, “Matteo, come here, we need to talk.” He said, “I like you very much but you have to leave.”More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘And I said, “What do you mean I have to leave? What do you mean?” He said, “Actually, you’re going with the senior France national team.‘In my mind I was like, at first I couldn’t believe it. Ten minutes before I was asleep – I thought it was still a dream!‘Ten minutes before I was asleep. I thought I was still in a dream.’Matteo Guendouzi on the moment he received his first ever France call-up 🇫🇷😁 pic.twitter.com/unGl7betdC— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) September 2, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Sep 2019 8:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.5kSharescenter_img ‘The coach and I, we had a good talk, he explained it well. That’s it, he told me I was in the national team of France. It’s a dream. I’m glad I just showered for the sake of my awareness.’Asked how he reacted, he added: ‘My eyes were wide open. I think coach Sylvain Ripoll can better describe the reaction I had than me. It’s a big surprise for me today.’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 Comment Advertisementlast_img read more