BAE Systems Gets USD 17.06 Million USS Mason Contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Gets USD 17.06 Million USS Mason Contract View post tag: Mason September 16, 2011 BAE Systems Gets USD 17.06 Million USS Mason Contract View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: million BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $17,062,566 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for the USS Mason (DDG 87) fiscal 2012 drydocking selected restricted availability (DSRA).A DSRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by April 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $17,062,566 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Portsmouth, Va., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: defense, September 16, 2011; View post tag: 17.06 View post tag: BAE View post tag: USD Share this article View post tag: Systems View post tag: contract View post tag: Navy View post tag: getslast_img read more

Professorships in Race in Art & Design (Fine Arts)

first_imgPosting DetailsTitleProfessorships in Race in Art & Design (Fine Arts)DepartmentSocial Equity & InclusionDivisionSocial Equity & InclusionEmployment TypeFull-TimeCritical Review Track (similar to tenure track)YesPosition DescriptionAs part of its “Race in Art & Design” cluster hire initiative,Rhode Island School of Design seeks to hire 10 new faculty inmultiple disciplines to begin in Fall of 2021. We inviteapplications for three of the ten full-time faculty appointments,at the rank of Assistant or Associate, to commence fall 2021, witha focus on the fine arts disciplines.Central to the implementation of our evolving social equity andinclusion initiatives, this cluster hire aims to grow ourcross-institutional expertise in areas of race, colonization,decolonization, post-coloniality, and cultural representation, aswell as in material practices of resistance.We seek faculty whose scholarship, creative practice, and researchaddresses the lives, experiences, and cultural traditions of Black,Indigenous, and communities of color. The ideal candidates will notonly be prepared to offer courses that both expand and seek todecolonize/challenge traditional art and design curriculum andpedagogies, but also help expand the work of the Center for SocialEquity and Inclusion as it engages our various constituencies andcommunities – both departmental and cross-institutional – inrelated dialogue and initiatives.While we will prioritize those working in areas connected to theAfrican American and African diasporas, Indigenous north Americanand Latinx communities, we encourage applications that engage anyindigenous or historically marginalized communities of color.The ideal applicants for this cluster combine critical, creative,and material practices that engage Black, Indigenous or Latinxepistemologies and address the systemic structures and powerrelations that shape disciplinary practices and material cultureswith a focus on histories of representation, embodiment, and theproduction of race and gender.The three positions for this subset of the cluster will be housedin the following departments:-Photographywww.photo.risd.eduAreas of focus may include: entanglement of photography with thehistory and ongoing production of racial and gendered difference; Aclear and substantive mastery of photography’s relationships withracialization as a symbolic ​and​ political process; someone whoworks across two mediums (photography ​plus another visualart)-Apparel and Jewelry + Metalsmithing (Joint Appointment)risd.edu/academics/apparel-designwww.risd.edu/academics/jewelry-metalsmithingAreas of focus may include: the relationship between joy, style andresistance; activism ​(across a multitude of forms), and changeadvocacy; style as creative performance; Indigenous knowledgesystems and how we might learn from these to address ethical andresponsible design; environmental racism and unethical practicesdriven by the textile, fashion and jewelry industries; culturalappreciation/cultural appropriation;​ Afrofuturism-Sculpture/Painting/Textiles*risd.edu/academics/sculpturerisd.edu/academics/paintingrisd.edu/academics/textiles*The ideal candidate need not work in all three(Sculpture/Painting/Textiles) disciplines/media but rather haveexperience, interest, research, practice that could be broadlyrelevant and applied across all three discursive spaces.Areas of focus may include: candidates whose pedagogical engagementdemonstrates proficiency with intersectional feminism, queertheory, and disability studies. Adjacent areas of expertise couldinclude New Materialism, sustainability as it relates to race, andresearch-based/de-material practices.Required Qualifications-Terminal degree in a relevant discipline/field-Evidence of teaching at the college level-A strong record of creative practice, exhibition and scholarshipand research practices-Demonstrated leadership and collaborative work*Rank will be dependent on years of in-rank teaching experience andprofessional status.Preferred QualificationsDepartment /RISD DescriptionRhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduatecollege of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate andundergraduate students. RISD supports faculty professional practicewith sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, andprofessional development grants. RISD has a critical reviewprocess, which is very similar to the tenure process. For moreinformation about RISD, please visit www.risd.edu.Faculty ResponsibilitiesThe full-time faculty teaching load is six courses a year,comprised of a combination of sophomore through graduate levelcourses. [Department Heads are released from teaching two teachingunits, or course equivalents, per year.] In addition to teaching,full-time faculty are expected to maintain a professional practice,serve on college committees, advise students, participate incurriculum development and other departmental activities andprojects, and contribute to the vibrancy of the intellectual lifeof the college.Each faculty member will receive an annual research fund for theirfirst three years.UnionYesPre-employment RequirementThe successful candidate will be required to meet ourpre-employment background screening requirements.Special Instructions to ApplicantsTo apply for any of these three positions please:Please submit the following application materials:1.) Letter of intent2.) Curriculum vitae3.) A statement of teaching philosophy4.) Two sample syllabi5.) Portfolio of recent professional work (Maximum 10 written pagesand/or 20 images, preferably in one PDF )Names and contact information for three references are requested aspart of the application process. Requests for reference letters aresent directly to the reference providers when candidates becomefinalists.Review of applications begins immediately and continues until theposition is filled. Candidates who submit their materials byNovember 20, 2020 are assured full consideration.For any questions, nominations, or inquiries please contact:Matthew Shenoda, Associate Provost for Social Equity &Inclusion and Professor of Literary Arts & Studies at:[email protected] StatementRISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions aremade without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, nationalorigin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genderidentity or expression, genetics, or any other protectedcharacteristic as established by law.Posting NumberF00054POpen DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed To ApplyRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaePortfolio of Professional WorkTeaching PhilosophySample SyllabiOptional Documents * Which Department are you applying for?(Open Ended Question)last_img read more

Gabe Bowling to Step Into My Big Gay Italian Wedding Off-Broadway

first_img My Big Gay Italian Wedding Now in its eleventh year, My Big Gay Italian Wedding is loosely based on Wilkinson’s own wacky Italian family. The show tells the story of Anthony Pinnunziato (Wilkinson), a gay Italian-American who wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew in a traditional wedding ceremony. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 22, 2015 There’s a new (hot) villain of the bridal party. Gabe Bowling will step into My Big Gay Italian Wedding at off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre beginning July 5. He will assume the role of Gregorio, the misunderstood villain, replacing Jonathan Wiener. The show is written by and stars Anthony K. Wilkinson. Bowling appeared in the Chicago cast of Million Dollar Quartet, in addition to Because of Winn Dixie and SPANK! The 50 Shades Parody.center_img View Comments Related Shows In addition to Wilkinson and Wiener, My Big Gay Italian Wedding features Hugh Hysell, Donna Castellano, Marissa Rosen, Debra Toscano, Liz Gerecitano, Meagan Robar, Erik Ransom, Chad Kessler, Brandon Goins, Joe Scanio, Brant Michaels, Josh Drake, Marie Fontaine and Fred Ross.last_img read more

CUNA to build off early 2016 momentum to secure reg. relief

first_imgThe Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will build off momentum from the first quarter of 2016, using it to advance credit union advocacy priorities going forward. In particular, CUNA is encouraged by bipartisan efforts from Congress to highlight the regulatory burden facing credit unions, and those same members calling for relief from regulators.In CUNA’s latest Advocacy Update video, Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan highlighted CUNA’s numerous successes on the advocacy front so far this year. Most notable are the 329 legislators who called for the CFPB to use its exemption authority and the subsequent requests for regulatory relief language to be inserted into appropriations legislation.At least six legislators have requested CUNA-supported regulatory relief language–everything from general regulatory relief to raising the member business lending cap–be included in appropriations bills. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Jelko Kacin: From tomorrow, Slovenia will put Croatia on the red list

first_imgThe situation is so bad that we have no choice but to call on the citizens to return from the dangerous country as soon as possible, Kacin warned The 14-day quarantine awaits all those who will go on holiday to Croatia on Friday, while those currently vacationing in Croatia will have the entire weekend available to return, including Monday if necessary. According to Kacin, the fact is that the situation in Croatia is deteriorating drastically, because the data on those infected show that the situation is really bad and that Croatia will be on the red list, because most likely more than 40 people will be infected with the new coronavirus per 100.000 inhabitants. today’s press statement. Source: STAcenter_img Kacin: The government will put Croatia on the red list on Thursday, quarantined from Friday https://t.co/NyZ0TEVaZx- STA news (@STA_novice) August 19 Slovenian government spokesman for Covid19, Jelko Kacin, announced today that the government would put Croatia on the red list tomorrow, reports the Slovenian news agency STA, and called on its citizens to return to their homeland by the end of the weekend to avoid quarantine.last_img read more

Russian strikes kills 15 civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor

first_imgA rescuer carried in the body of a baby girl, her mouth filled with grey debris and her pink pyjamas caked in dust.At the site of the strikes, two large one-storey out-buildings lay mostly in rubble near green orchards.The strikes destroyed the poultry farm where the displaced families had been living. Dozens of surviving white chickens picked through the dust, as rescuers operated bulldozers to comb through the debris.The Observatory said the toll was likely to increase as many wounded were in a critical state. Russian air strikes Thursday killed at least 15 civilians including a child in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in northwestern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said.The strikes after midnight targeted an area where displaced Syrians had gathered outside the town of Maaret Misrin in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.An AFP correspondent saw the bodies of some of the victims wrapped in thick winter blankets at a local hospital. Moscow-backed regime forces have since December waged a deadly battle against the jihadist-dominated Idlib region, causing almost a million people — mostly women and children — to flee their homes and shelters.Even before that offensive, Idlib was home to three million people, around half of them already displaced from other parts of the war-torn country.The Observatory says it determines what plane carried out a strike according to flight patterns, as well as ammunition and aircraft involved.The strikes comes as the leaders of Russia and Turkey meet in Moscow to discuss the situation in Idlib, where Ankara backs some rebel groups and has become directly involved in fighting in recent weeks.Syria’s war has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with the brutal repression on anti-government protests.Topics :last_img read more

Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Remains Open as Arctic Blasts Rushes into Pennsylvania

first_imgCommonwealth Response Coordination Center Remains Open as Arctic Blasts Rushes into Pennsylvania January 20, 2019 Latest News,  Press Release,  PSA,  Weather Safety Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) remains open at PEMA as Winter Storm Harper exits the state, leaving behind snow and a rush of arctic cold air and gusty winds.“I want to thank all Pennsylvanians for heeding our request to stay off the roads, which made a big difference in allowing plow crews to do their jobs, keep roads cleared and people safe,” Governor Wolf said. “The tail end of this storm is bringing a blast of freezing air with wind chills expected to be well below zero, so we remain vigilant to ensure the safety of all residents and travelers.”Weather forecasts also indicate an increased chance of flash freezing on wet surfaces and blowing snow hazards in the northern portion of the state where snow was heaviest.The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers cold weather health tips and the National Weather Service offers a host of winter driving safety tips, including during extremely cold weather.The CRCC coordinates the deployment of state agency resources to counties that do not have the capability to respond as needed or have exhausted all available resources at the county level.The CRCC is staffed with personnel from PEMA and multiple state agencies, including the departments of Transportation, Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, Fish and Boat Commission, Game Commission, General Services, Health, Public Utility Commission, Military and Veterans Affairs, Health, PA State Police, Human Services, Revenue, and PA Turnpike, as well as the American Red Cross and Civil Air Patrol. Other state agencies are on notice to report if needed.“We remain prepared and activated at PEMA to ensure all needs are being met and Pennsylvanians are safe and warm,” said PEMA Acting Director Randy Padfield. “I would encourage everyone at home to ensure that they’re ready for the bitter cold and strong winds that will be moving across the state today.”Governor Wolf signed a state of emergency declaration Friday. PennDOT imposed speed restrictions and a ban on all commercial traffic, including buses on most interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but many of those restrictions have been lifted. The ban remains in effect on Interstate 79 north of Interstate 80; Interstate 81 north of Interstate 80; Interstate 84; Interstate 86; Interstate 90; Interstate 380; and Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north of Interstate 80.The bans include all commercial traffic, including buses, though tow-truck operators were permitted to perform their operations for motorists. See the most current map of bans and restrictions here.State officials continue to urge motorists to use caution in the aftermath of the storm, postpone travel if possible, reduce speeds and be aware of the potential for rapidly changing weather and roadway conditions throughout the day and overnight.The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reports that as of 8 a.m. today, utility crews are working to repair about 4,000 outages scattered across the state.Utilities and the PUC are also continuing to monitor for any new problems related to wind and ice as conditions change today.The PUC continues to urge consumers to consider safety first:Report all outages to your utilityStay clear of downed linesDon’t touch fallen trees or other objects that are in contract with power linesTo help make decisions regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.A vehicle emergency kit should be prepared or restocked with items such as non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket, cell phone charger and a small snow shovel. Motorists should tailor their kits to any specific needs that they or their families have such as baby supplies, extra medication and pet supplies.Pennsylvanians are encouraged to monitor state agency social media accounts for the most up-to-date information on any emergency or weather-related situation affecting the state, in addition to any social media accounts for your local emergency management offices.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

UK pensions regulator hits back at suggestion it lacks ‘teeth’

first_imgTitcomb argued that, for the “vast majority” of pension funds, the current regulatory framework was sufficient, rejecting claims TPR could only take action when it was too late.“We see that if there is a strong, well-behaved, responsible employer standing behind the scheme, that is the best thing for it, and it is right to give that sufficient time to work through,” she told MPs during the meeting on 9 May.When it was put to her that TPR was “not much of a regulator”, Titcomb pushed back.“I don’t agree with that statement,” she said. “We have to, as a regulator, operate within the framework provided to us.”She also questioned the need for TPR’s powers to be enhanced.“The work and pensions select committee is well aware I am prepared to ask for more tools in my toolkit if I need them,” she said. Twenty-three-year recovery planTitcomb agreed the length of the BHS recovery plan was “atypical”, noting trustees usually submit funding proposals of 7-12 years.However, she emphasised that the 23-year plan, submitted in 2014 as part of the 2012 triennial valuation, had not been approved by the regulator by the time Arcadia Group sold BHS to Retail Acquisitions in 2015, which triggered the launch of a still-ongoing anti-avoidance case.Retail Acquisitions was the company’s owner when, last month, it entered administration.Speaking during the same committee hearing, the Pension Protection Fund’s chief executive Alan Rubenstein said there were lessons to be learned from the collapse of BHS.He suggested there should be “some natural limit” to the flexibility granted to deficit-reduction payments under the current system, arguing in favour of shorter repayment periods.He also pointed out, however, that TPR had a number of issues it needed to address and that it did not wish to “push companies over the edge”. The UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) has defended itself against accusations it does not possess the requisite “teeth” to regulate the defined benefit (DB) sector, amid an examination of the insolvency of retailer BHS.During a joint hearing by the work and pensions select committee with its counterpart for business, innovation and skills, Lesley Titcomb, the regulator’s chief executive, rejected repeated suggestions TPR lacked the requisite powers to deal with situations akin to the collapse of BHS.The insolvency of BHS saw two DB funds sponsored by the employer left with a combined buyout deficit of £571m (€734m).It has led to questions of whether its former owner, the Arcadia Group, should have increased its contributions to address the deficits sooner than the 23-year timeline of its deficit-reduction schedule envisaged.last_img read more

Wakerley remains a popular choice for families

first_imgA putting green at 13 Cliff Close, Wakerley was one of the property’s selling points.WAKERLEY’S reputation as a destination of choice for young families continues with the sale of 13 Cliff Close.The four-bedroom house, which had been on the market since September, sold for $765,000 during the first week of the new school year to a young family. FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK ABS Census data shows 10.5 per cent of the population is aged from 5-9 years, compared with 6.9 per cent for Queensland.“The properties are conducive to families, and generally there’s a lot of parkland and reasonable-sized blocks,” he said.“With this house, it was a little unusual in layout and it backed onto bushland.”The property included a putting green, inground pool, an office and media room. Integrated bushland and parkland are making Wakerley popular with families. David Whyte of McGrath Bayside Manly said two local owner occupiers and one investor offered for the lowset house.He said the reputation of the local school had a lot to do with the area’s popularity.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020center_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN WAKERLEY A relaxed outdoor entertaining area gives families an extra place to hang out at home.The main living areas separated the master bedroom from the three other bedrooms.Wakerley’s median house price is $757,500, a 2.4 per cent increase in 12 months, with 144 houses selling, CoreLogic property data released this month shows.last_img read more

JERA inks LNG MoU with PetroChina International

first_imgJapan’s JERA has entered into a memorandum of understanding with PetroChina International, a unit of China National Petroleum Corporation, concerning cooperation in the LNG business.Under the MOU, JERA and PCI will discuss opportunities to cooperate in the LNG business.JERA said in its statement the pair will focus on generating new demand for LNG, including overseas LNG value chain investments, joint sale and procurement of LNG. LNG shipping optimization and LNG bunkering.As LNG demand in China increases, the presence of Chinese energy companies in the LNG industry is growing year by year.JERA believes that strengthening its cooperation with PCI, a leading energy company in China, will not only expand business opportunities for both JERA and PCI but also contribute to the healthy development of the LNG industry.JERA said it will continue to work together with LNG industry counterparts both within and outside Japan to strengthen its LNG business and to seek opportunities in an LNG market that is undergoing great change.last_img read more