Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services

first_img View post tag: JFD Authorities View post tag: submarine View post tag: Navy November 5, 2014 View post tag: services Share this article View post tag: hires View post tag: rescuecenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Australia Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services View post tag: Asia-Pacific James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal Australia Navy’s (RAN) submarine escape and rescue capability for the next five years, plus options through to 2024.The James Fisher Submarine Rescue Service (JFSRS) has provided escape and rescue services to the RAN since 2008 and was recently awarded a special commendation by the RAN’s Commander Submarine Force for dedication and innovation during the recent Black Carillion exercise.Building upon the existing six years of safe and successful operations, the new contract will incorporate the provision of Pressurised Submarine Escape Training, which will be delivered by JFD’s instructors at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. Additional enhancements to the JFSRS will include the design and manufacture of an integrated hyperbaric capability, together with a comprehensive training and exercise programme which will sustain and grow the capability, further assuring the ability of the service to respond to a submarine in distress.[mappress mapid=”14330″]Press release, Image: James Fisher Defence View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Wheat prices set to match previous records

first_imgUK wheat prices are poised to match levels last seen in 2007/08, as the latest delivered price hit £229.50 per tonne in the north west this week. It had reached its highest point for the current crop year before Christmas at £219.Prices stand at £220.50/tonne in East Anglia/London, £221.50/tonne in Northamptonshire and £224/tonne in Avonmouth this week. But contracts due to end in May are trading at £237/tonne.Alex Waugh, director general, National Association of British and Irish Millers, said future pricing would depend on the harvest situation in the southern hemisphere, with floods in Australia and very dry weather in Argentina expected to have an impact. He said: “Bad news stories are keeping the market firm and it will stay that way until there are indications of what the 2011 harvest in the northern hemisphere are likely to be. The expectation is that the winter crop in North America will have been damaged by the cold weather.”>>Wheat prices hit new high for crop year to datelast_img read more

Hall President Council updates Rocknes, evaluates Hall of the Year selection process

first_imgAs Hall President Council (HPC) co-chairs, seniors Alyssa Lyon and Brandon Ryan have brought changes to HPC focused on efficiency and collaboration.“We wanted to create an environment that was a lot more collaborative as opposed to competitive,” Lyon said. “We felt that presidents didn’t want to share what was going on in their dorm so that one could get a leg up, be a better hall, get hall of the year, whatnot. We did a couple changes this year so people are encouraged to share and tell what’s great about your dorm.”As part of the weekly HPC meetings, Lyon and Ryan said they have shortened the time focused on administrative tasks and instead used more time to focus on hall signature events and troubleshooting problems in the dorms.“If you compared a 45-minute [meeting] last year and a 45-minute meeting this year, the ones this year feel so much more productive because what we’ve tried to do is cut out or make really efficient all the administrative and formality stuff,” Ryan said.This year, HPC uses HPChats as a way to get feedback on problems hall presidents are facing. Lyon and Ryan also have started Standouts in the meetings in place of Hey Halls, which allow dorm leadership to present on what’s unique about their dorm instead of giving a dorm history.“It’s shifted from information for information’s sake and no one really caring to actually having a productive source for people to hear new ideas that other dorms are doing,” Ryan said.Lyon and Ryan have also been focusing on aspects of dorm life such as the dorm relationship with the rector, Ryan said.“Some rectors seem to be the heart and soul of the dorm and others seem to be ‘us-against-them,’” he said. “One thing we’ve really been trying to do is see how we can bridge that gap and see how each dorm has an opportunity to make dorm culture better.”The HPC co-chairs have also given their input to a committee working to standardize certain elements of the residential experience, such as dances.“You might go to one dorm and the dance rules are very relaxed, and you might go to another one and the list of rules is two pages long,” Lyon said. “Residents are having a discrepancy of experiences with something that should be pretty standard in the way that they’re run.”An important aspect of the HPC co-chairs’ job is their role in determining Hall of the Year. Lyon and Ryan made changes to the formats of Rocknes at the start of this year. Lyon said the reflections are more concise and hall presidents must list three items that could be improved.They made these changes, Ryan said, to focus less on the presentation and more on the content of the Rocknes.“The thing my rector would say last year is any time you would spend filling out a Rockne, spend that time actually on the dorm — and that’s so true,” he said. “We shouldn’t be awarding people who are basically putting the best ornaments on their Rocknes, it should be about the content.”Lyon said the HPC co-chairs both recognize the problems that exist with the Hall of the Year process and they are working now to make changes that will be implemented for the 2018-2019 school year. They want the process to be more about recognition and less about a competition.“We feel that it should really be more of an afterthought in that at the end of the year whoever really stood out as building a really strong community or transitioning their dorm,” Lyon said. “ … It should be an honor that they receive as opposed to something they’re competing for all year long.”Lyon said she and Ryan will be presenting their recommended changes to student senate by the end of their term. HPC is working to create a more supportive atmosphere among dorms, standardize policies from dorm to dorm and improve the Hall of the Year process, but the changes to the Rocknes appear to be its only concrete solution thus far. Still, each of these goals are promising, and it remains to be seen if HPC’s presentation to senate will make an impact.Grade: B+Tags: 2017 Student Government Insider, Hall of the year, Hall President Council, HPC, Rockneslast_img read more

Rotary Club donates four audiometers to Health sector

first_img Share Share (L-R) Adina Bellot-Valentine, Nurse DeAnne Graham, Dr. Martin Christmas, Marvlyn Birmingham ang Glen Ducreay at Wednesday’s presentation ceremonyThe Rotary Club of Dominica in keeping with their mandate of providing service above self has collaborated with two local companies to donate four audiometers to the Ministry of Health.An audiometer is a standard equipment which is used for evaluating hearing or the loss thereof and is an essential tool for the ministry particularly in assessing students ability to hear and whether they need hearing aids.Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham told the presentation ceremony on Wednesday that the project began after she was informed by the mother of a “particularly challenged young woman” that her daughter needed replacement hearing aid but she was unable to meet the cost of the device.As a result Birmingham “networked and partnered” with Dr. Susan King of the Ross University School of Medicine to source hearing aid for that young lady and later to bring a “hearing mission” to Dominica. AC Shillingford & Company Limited and New India Assurance donated one audiometer while DOMLEC donated four to the Rotary Club’s “Touching Lives with the Gift of Hearing” project.Nurse DeAnne Graham who is responsible for administering the screening tests in the primary health program commended the Club and the sponsors for the donation as they have been unable to conduct screening for three years due to a lack of audiometers.“We have been really looking forward to having these audiometers. Every year all over the island, the school health care program which is the primary health program, we screen children for hearing in addition to other areas for vision and growth and so on. Over the last three years we have been unable to do so”.Audiometers which will be dsitrubuted to Marigot, Castle Bruce and La Plaine health districts.Nurse Graham also underscored the pertinence of the audiometers as “every year after screening we have approximately 3% of our children failing the screening” in the Roseau district.“We are almost on our third year and many of these children have fallen through the cracks and we know what poor hearing can do to the school child; it can really affect the way they learn and this is just Roseau three years almost, the other six health districts, many of them have been without a screening audiometer for many years”.Manager of AC Shillingford Glen Ducreay noted his company’s delight in partnering with the Club to “give back to customers and by extension the community”. “Being able to hear is critical to the process of living one’s life to the fullest. In developing countries like ours the burden of hearing impairment is estimated to be twice as large as in developing countries probably because of a lack of audiometers to identify the problem, therefore untreated ear infections continue to plague our lives. This service justifies our donation of an audiometer to the health sector in Dominica,” Ducreay said. DOMLEC’s Communications and Marketing Manager Adina Bellot-Valentine whose company sponsored three audiometers explained that her company “had no hesitations in pledging support to this timely gesture” having heard the “telling story of a young man who was able to hear for the first time through the intervention of the Rotary Club”. Director of Primary Health Care Services and Rotarian Dr. Martin Christmas who accepted the audiometers on behalf of the Ministry of Health noted the importance of health care particularly hearing and commended both businesses and the Rotary Club for the donation.Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham also announced that AC Shillingford/New India Assurance requested that the audiometer which they donated go towards the Roseau health district and the others will be distributed one each to the Marigot, Castle Bruce and La Plaine health districts.The cost of one machine is estimated at US$15, 000.00Dominica Vibes News 146 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Rotary Club donates four audiometers to Health sector by: – May 2, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

No. 5 Syracuse wins 14-13 overtime thriller over No. 6 Florida, snaps 2-game losing streak

first_img Published on March 10, 2015 at 11:17 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse attack Riley Donahue settled her right foot on the left hash of the 8-meter arc for a free position. Her stick sat in her hands with the head to her left as she twirled it. Four Florida defenders all stared at her.But they should have been staring at SU midfielder Kelly Cross.Cross sat alone on the right hash of the 8-meter arc. When the referee blew the whistle, Donahue sent a high pass to Cross, who slid the ball between UF’s goalie and the post. A grin spread on Cross’ face and teammates hugged her to celebrate the goal.The game-winning goal with just over two minutes left in overtime cemented a 14-13, comeback win for No. 5 SU (6-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) over No. 6 Florida (6-2) on Tuesday night in Gainesville, Florida. The Orange rode the final eight minutes of the game to snap its two-game losing streak. Cross tallied a career-high five points for SU, scoring four goals and dishing one assist on a night when UF held Kayla Treanor to no shots and one assist.SU had to overcome a 10-minute game of keep-away by Florida. Gator midfielder Nicole Graziano scored with just over 12 minutes left in regulation to give UF a 13-12 lead. After the Gators won the ensuing draw, they held the ball for 10 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU was given two yellow cards for fouls committed by Brenna Rainone and Haley McDonnell.With just under two minutes left, a Florida turnover behind the net found was picked up by SU goalie Kelsey Richardson and head coach Gary Gait called a timeout.Attack Halle Majorana took advantage on the other end, splitting two UF defenders, shooting while falling and bouncing in a goal. Her teammates circled around her as she got up to celebrate the game-tying goal.SU managed to prevent the Gators from scoring a goal during overtime and Cross’ goal finished off the comeback.The Orange continues its three-game road trip on Saturday against Harvard at 7 p.m. in Deland, Florida.Compiled by Chris Libonati, staff writer, [email protected] Commentslast_img read more