Goats hired to clear Utah church’s weedy lot become unexpected…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL June 3, 2017 at 11:36 am Love this idea!!!! Smart smart smart!!!! Goat herder makes money, goats well fed, church cleaned up…everyone wins!!!! Bravo for brilliant thinking and originality!!!! Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in West Valley City rented a flock of goats to tame an overgrown field of weeds on church property. Within days, the goats had made impressive progress. Photo: The Rev. Mary Janda[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Mary Janda has new perspective on Matthew 25:33. If God is to separate the righteous from the cursed like sheep from goats, Janda’s recent experience at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in West Valley City, Utah, has gotten her thinking Matthew was a bit unfair to the goats in destining them for eternal punishment.“I mean, give the goats a break,” said Janda, the vicar at St. Stephen’s.Janda is not alone in her newfound affection for these biblically maligned animals. She, her congregation and its neighbors spent nine eventful days in May getting to know a flock of 108 goats – give or take a few, due to one death and three births. The goats proved surprisingly useful in taming the church’s field of weeds, when they weren’t escaping and getting into mischief in the neighborhood.St. Stephen’s, a mission congregation of the Diocese of Utah, chose to rent the flock as a less expensive and more environmentally friendly way of clearing about an acre and a half of vacant church land, Janda said. In the process, the goats became an unexpected tool for evangelism.“People stopped and took pictures, and we made the evening news,” she said by phone. The goats “just did a fantastic job.”Churches have long incorporated animals of all kinds into their ministries, from pet-blessing services to farming projects. St. Peter’s Church in Malvern, Pennsylvania, even has maintained a flock of sheep in the church cemetery since 2003.The goats provided by 4 Leaf Ranch had plenty to eat when they arrived at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s overgrown field. Photo: Mary JandaA flock of goats may not be the best fit for many other congregations, but St. Stephen’s found it uniquely suited to its needs. Years ago, the diocese provided extra land for St. Stephen’s and other churches in Utah with the hope that it would be useful to expanding congregations. Instead, the land in West Valley City has remained vacant – “just a collection of weeds,” Janda said.This year, when church leaders were discussing the need to hire a contractor or rent equipment to mow the land, someone said it was too bad they didn’t have goats to do the job for them. Someone else mentioned that farms rent goats for jobs like that.The church took the idea seriously and discovered a flock for hire at 4 Leaf Ranch in Kamas, Utah. The diocese agreed to pay the ranch $1,250 to rent the goats long enough to eat the weeds in St. Stephen’s lot, and Janda said goats munch so close to the roots that their services likely are only needed once a season, rather than hiring someone to mow several times over the summer.On May 17, the 108 goats arrived by truck and were unloaded at St. Stephen’s. The ranch set up an electric fence around the church lot to keep the flock contained and provided a water trough. One of the ranch’s goat herders was assigned to remain with the flock, sleeping in a small camper that he parked on the property.The congregation delighted at the visitors, especially when some of them walked up to the church window and stared in at worshipers during Sunday service before returning to their meal of weeds.The congregation also learned that a lot can happen when you invite a flock of goats over for nine days. In addition to eating virtually nonstop, the goats staged a couple of “breakouts,” in one case getting under a chain-link fence and venturing into a neighboring school yard before they were caught again.Another time, some of the goats got out and made a snack out of a nearby resident’s flowers. Two joggers stopped to help the goat herder corral the animals back onto church property, and 4-Leaf Ranch covered the cost of the neighbor’s damaged plants.“All in the life of the goat-herding business,” Janda said.Life sometimes is mixed with death in this business. One elderly goat died after arriving at St. Stephen’s, a case of old age, Janda said. Two other goats had been pregnant upon arrival and gave birth in the church’s lot, one single birth and one case of twins. The mothers and newborn kids then were taken back to the ranch.Mostly, though, the goats just ate and ate, paying little attention to the bands of onlookers who gathered now and then at the edge of the lot to watch.“They’re so busy eating,” Janda said. “They’ll notice your presence, and then they’re continue eating.”The goats are seen in a corral shortly before leaving St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Photo: Mary Janda.St. Stephen’s is working on a plan to turn part of the vacant lot into a community garden by next year, but the congregation still may need the services of the goats to clear any remaining weed-filled land.“I just think anything we can do to show how we’re not just your institutionalized church, we’re trying to do things that are environmentally conscious and just have some fun doing it,” Janda said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest June 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm I agree. I have always felt bad for the poor biblical goats. Glad they have been so well received! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Comments (6) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anita Sherman says: Marianne McGrath says: June 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm Absolutely LOVED this story! Creative, animal friendly, environmentally friendly and with the bonus of being a tool for evangelism. Kudos to Vicar Janda and St. Stephen’s!Being an animal lover, I humbly offer this suggestion to anyone considering this option — research the farms or ranches with whom you choose to do business very carefully to ensure that their animals are lovingly cared for, both at their main place of residence and at any “rental” locations. Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Evangelism Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN June 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm I love this story! Goats get a bad rap in Matthew, and I am pleased that they have become contributing parishioners! Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 2, 2017 at 7:26 pm And the soil for next year’s garden should be well fertilized! TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 2, 2017 at 7:15 pm When I was quite young, I had a black goat named Nicodemus. He was gentle at first, but later became unruly and insensitive to human feelings. My parents, being practical, decided that his redemption could be effected if he ended up on the dinner table. Goat barbecue was delicious. If only he had been able to serve an Episcopal church by grazing, perhaps his personality would have meshed more with human expectations of a pet. However, at that time, my family were member of a fundamental church, and it didn’t occur to them that goats could fit in with spirituality. Becoming an Episcopalian later in life, I divined that perhaps Nicodemus missed his chance, and by laboring in the churchyard, he could have gone to goat heaven. 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Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more

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Nusang-dong House / studio_GAON

first_imgCopyAbout this officestudio_GAONOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialJongno-guSouth KoreaPublished on September 21, 2018Cite: “Nusang-dong House / studio_GAON” 20 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2017 Apartments Projects Save this picture!© Youngchae Park, Seokgyu HongText description provided by the architects. Nusang-dong is located in the western part of Gyeongbokgung Palace, built in the old Joseon Dynasty. This is a district commonly known as Seocheon. There must have been a pavilion(‘Nu’) there, since the name means ‘an area above pavilion.’Save this picture!© Youngchae Park, Seokgyu HongRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe thick rocks of Inwang mountain support the village like bolsters. Famous poet named Yoon, Dong-ju and a painter Lee Jung-seop lived here. They may have lived here briefly, but nevertheless it is a piece of history which the local Jongno-gu Office is eager to promote. A young couple came to us to build a house in this area. Mother in law was helping to raise their child because the couple both worked. In Korea, three generations often live together for child- care, which means the key to design is to secure each generations’ independence.Save this picture!East – South ElevationSave this picture!SectionsWe separated each generation by a vertical split and set separate entries for each, then created a shared space in-between. This scheme caused friction with the administration office since they insisted that the house should be interpreted as a multiplex house, not a single house. (Eventually solved by numerous visits).Save this picture!© Youngchae Park, Seokgyu HongLike many towns in the old northern Seoul, the surrounding area is filled with houses along narrow, winding paths like blood vessels. Old style houses are often left among the dense multiplex houses. When we went to site, we found an empty land that had already been emptied, devoid of any trace of the old house.Save this picture!© Youngchae Park, Seokgyu HongThe road leading to the site was too narrow for automobile’s access. This would cause extra work in the construction phase. There were also stairs on the access path, and not much traffic. This gave us an idea to use the leading alley to the site as an extension of court-yard(madang). The design scheme needed to incorporate issues of two generations coexisting in a single house, an island-like geographical location and a narrow alley.Save this picture!© Youngchae Park, Seokgyu HongThe alley was always kept quiet and there was a very large mountain behind the site, but the view was blocked by many surrounding buildings. The nearby multiplex houses have a very common and boring facade like any other old residential areas in Seoul, mostly finished with lame red bricks or granite.Save this picture!Site planSave this picture!1st floor planIn a case like this, colorless materials are essential. It is moderately intense and moderately emulsifying. It doesn’t reveal itself vibrantly, but has an inert power. So we decided to create a gray space with concrete tiles. Gray space means material, but it also signifies the nature of space. It is an intermediate space that is not classified in black or white, while it is ambiguous. Interpretation of overlapped family programs.Save this picture!© Youngchae Park, Seokgyu HongFrom the shape of the long, narrow site, we drew a ‘ᄃ’ shaped plan to make space for a small court-yard. The residential functions are located in the east and the south wing, allowing as much natural light as possible, and service functions like kitchens and toilets are to the west wing. The courtyard is seamlessly connected to the alley, allowing expansion of outer space.Save this picture!© Youngchae Park, Seokgyu HongSince the lot is small, each unit space is designed to fit the required function perfectly like a custom suit. A mother’s quarter was placed on the first floor, a couple’s bedroom on the second floor, and a living room and kitchen on the third floor. The courtyard is naturally on the ground floor with the terraces on the second and third floor. On the third floor terrace, a view to the disheveled cityscape slowly encroaching solid Inwangsan Mountain is available for the occupants.Project gallerySee allShow lessWenzhou Central Park Culture Club / Lacime ArchitectsSelected ProjectsShanghai Vanke Qichen Community Center / Shenzhen Huahui DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Jongno-gu, Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: studio_GAON Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Area:  162 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Nusang-dong House / studio_GAONSave this projectSaveNusang-dong House / studio_GAONSave this picture!© Youngchae Park, Seokgyu Hong+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyApartments, Residential•Jongno-gu, South Korea Year: center_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902169/nusang-dong-house-studio-gaon Clipboard South Korea Photographs:  Youngchae Park Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: Z:IN window Plus “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902169/nusang-dong-house-studio-gaon Clipboard Nusang-dong House / studio_GAONlast_img read more

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Pasadena School Board to Hear Plans for ‘Controversial’ Solar Power Plan

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Plans for a “controversial” District-wide PUSD solar power project will be heard by the Board of Education Thursday.According to a PUSD agenda report, the project envisions district power expenditure savings of up to $17 million over the length of the 25-year contract.“It’s such a long-term commitment,” said Board member Scott Phelps Wednesday. “It’s such an unknown, I guess that’s why it’s controversial. We don’t know what the power rate will be. We’re doing it because there’s an estimate that they will increase, and so we locked in lower rates.”PUSD signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PFMG Solar in 2018 for construction and operation of the PUSD solar project. PFMG has since been sold to Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon, which owns six utility companies across the US.Under the PPA, PUSD will not spend any funds from project inception to completion; additionally, there will be no maintenance costs for the next 25 years.The school district shall pay a reduced rate of energy costs, approximately $.05 or less per kilowatt-hour. Over 60 percent of PUSD’s electricity requirements can be supplied by solar power, resulting in large power savings, the PUSD said.According to spokesperson Dave Snyder of Constellation, the rate is 5 cents per kW/h less than they would otherwise pay if they were purchasing energy from the utility.Phelps added, “We just don’t know what will happen over 25 years. Long-term power contracts remind me too much of what happened to the State of California during the games Enron and others were playing.”According to a January 2020 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) report, “The EIA expects that wholesale electricity prices in many areas of the country in 2020 will be lower than last year, reflecting the lower costs for natural gas as a fuel for power generation.”The report also forecast that wholesale prices in the Southwest will rise 5% in 2020, as a result of the recent retirement of some coal-fired generating units. In 2021, EIA expects that “wholesale power prices will increase in most areas, as a result of an expected 9% increase in the cost of natural gas.”EIA also forecast that the U.S. retail price for the residential sector will average 1 cents/KWhh (kilowatt hours) in 2020, which is 1.2% higher than the average retail price in 2019. Forecast residential prices will increase by an additional 1.2% in 2021, said the report.Phelps said he didn’t know whether or not the agreement was a “bad idea.”“I just don’t like a lack of flexibility,” he said, adding, “Then again, we have to pay whatever we are charged now by Pasadena Department of Water and Power and Edison so maybe it’s not any worse.”According to Phelps, a number of Southern California school districts have solar panels in parking lots. Those districts may have purchased the equipment with school bonds, he said.According to the District agenda report, construction of the solar panels under Phase 1 is slated to begin this month, at no cost to PUSD nor to the City of Pasadena. The first phase will include installation at Coombs Elementary School, John Muir HS, Cleveland ES, Don Benito FS, Hamilton ES, and McKinley, with completion expected by the end of June.The second phase of the project, will begin construction in February, with completion expected around July or August. Phase 2 will include installation work at Rose City High School, Field ES, Longfellow ES, Madison ES, Sierra Madre MS, Washington STEAM, and Blair HS. Completion of Phase 2 is expected in July or August.Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the project begin construction later, with the latest completion date around December 2020. In all, 28 PUSD campuses will have solar power plants, upon the completion of the project.The Board of Education meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. at PUSD Headquarters, at 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena. 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Hiqa finds issues of non-compliance at Aras Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleExtra Gardai for Donegal a positive step but more needed-GRANext articleFamily don’t want soldier prosecuted over Bloody Sunday death News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Hiqa finds issues of non-compliance at Aras Gaoth Dobhair WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The health safety watchdog has found a number of issues of non-compliances at Aras Gaoth Dobhair Nursing Home. The inspection was carried out in November of last year and details of the report were published today.While a clearly defined internal management structure was in place, the arrangements for the governance and administration oversight for the centre required improvement.Gaps were found within staff recruitment, appraisal and training, and in the arrangements to manage risk, maintain records, agree and implement policies and in the communication systems.Volunteers were involved in the centre. A sample file reviewed contained a job description and letter from an external party confirming Garda clearance but a suitable written agreement and official Garda vetting clearance document was not in place.Policies were not consistently implemented in practice such as policies on end of life and use of restraint.The inspector concluded that the dining experience for all residents required much improvement as a social occasion.The inspector was informed that fire safety training for staff and a number of simulated evacuation exercises had occurred throughout the year. However, gaps within fire safety training were found in the staff training matrix record.Policies and procedures were in place to protect residents from harm or suffering abuse and to respond to allegations, disclosures and suspicions of abuse.However, there was insufficient evidence to confirm that all staff had received training in relation to the detection and prevention of and responses to abuse.Link to Full report here:https://www.hiqa.ie/system/files?file=inspectionreports/0311-aras-gaoth-dobhair-06%20november%202018.pdf DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – March 4, 2019 last_img read more

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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday January 27th

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleMan arrested as part of cross border Paramilitary Style Attacks investigationNext articleMan arrested in East Donegal as part of cross border operation News Highland Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday January 27th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday January 27th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/27news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – January 27, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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George Floyd’s brother on watching Derek Chauvin placed in handcuffs: ‘He had it a lot easier’

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — One of George Floyd’s brothers says he was struck watching former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin put his hands behind his back to be placed into handcuffs after the guilty verdicts were read.“I watched him put his hands behind his back — he had it a lot easier than my brother because my brother’s hands were pinned backwards,” Philonise Floyd told ABC News’ Good Morning America on Wednesday.As Philonise Floyd awaited the verdict, he said, “Inside that courtroom I prayed for like 30 minutes — because it took 30 minutes for the jurors and the judge to come out.”He said Chauvin’s conviction “makes us happier knowing that his life, it mattered and he didn’t die in vain.”“It was accountability,” he said of the verdict.Chauvin was convicted Tuesday on all counts against him in connection to George Floyd’s death: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.Philonise Floyd said his brother’s death “made people realize that people’s lives matter.”“All across the world, not just here in Minneapolis,” he said, “people, they marched for him, protested for him.”“Gianna, [George Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter] she said her dad would change the world. And I think that we will be able to cement his legacy because he did just that — he changed the world,” Philonise Floyd said. “He brought everybody across this country together for one purpose and that was to make sure that these officers be held accountable.”Floyd family attorney Ben Crump added on GMA that he hopes this case sets a precedent “where liberty and justice for all” applies “to all Americans.”Crump said passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is the next step “to prevent some of these unnecessary killings.”Philonise Floyd said, “I’m just happy that we will have the opportunity to cement his legacy, and hopefully the George Floyd Policing Act will be passed, because people’s blood is on that bill. And these people, they need to have justice for what happened to their families.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Food, feeding ecology and ecological segregation of seabirds at South Georgia

first_imgAt the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia 25 of the 29 breeding species are seabirds. Fifteen of these have recently been studied in some detail. By examining the timing of their breeding seasons and their diet and feeding ecology (especially feeding techniques and potential foraging ranges), the nature of their ecological isolating mechanisms, and in particular the way in which they partition the resources of the marine environment, are reviewed. Although breeding season adaptations occur (winter breeding in Wandering Albatross and King Penguin; out of phase breeding in two species-pairs of small petrels) these are less important than dillerences in food and feeding ecology. There is a fundamental distinction between the niche of pursuit-diving species (mainly penguins) and the remainder which are basically surface-feeders. The two abundant krill-eating penguins show clear differences in feeding zones. Three albatrosses and a petrel feed mainly on squid and there are differences in both the species and size of the prey of each. The remaining seabirds chiefly take krill (although the giant petrels are extensive scavengers and some smaller petrels specialize on copepods) and utilize different feeding methods and areas to do so. Various adaptations related to inshore and offshore feeding zones are discussed. Although most species possess a combination of ecological isolating mechanisms additional evidence for the particular importance of dietary differences is presented.last_img read more

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US Navy’s SPAWAR to Upgrade Its CDL System

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s SPAWAR to Upgrade Its CDL System View post tag: Naval December 11, 2014 View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic US Navy’s SPAWAR to Upgrade Its CDL System View post tag: SPAWAR View post tag: Cubic Cubic Corporation was tasked by the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), under contract, to develop and test an upgrade to the critical circuit card systems used on the AN/USQ-167 Common Data Link System (CDLS).This development effort, with funding up to $1.3 million, has the potential to significantly extend the system life in support of U.S. Naval operations.This state-of-the art data link system significantly increases the delivery speed and the volume of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data and video that can be processed aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and large-deck amphibious assault ships ensuring quick, accurate and secure distribution of intelligence data to the fleet.Mike Twyman, senior vice president, Communications and Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) division of Cubic Defense Applications, said:The Navy’s CDL system allows naval operators to track aircraft in any location relative to the vessel. It also provides 15 different waveforms needed to communicate with U.S. Air Force, Army and coalition aircraft sensors in a network-centric manner.[mappress mapid=”14682″]Press release, Image: Cubic Corporation View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: hires View post tag: Corporation Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

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GHWB Hosts Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas Authorities View post tag: Navy Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. visited USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (GHWB) Sailors to observe flight operations and tour the Navy’s last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean April 17.Winnefeld flew aboard GHWB in a C-2A Greyhound and met with ship and strike group leadership before observing shipboard operations.Some of the highlights of Winnefeld’s visit included observing flight operations and visits to the fo’c’sle, primary flight control and the navigation bridge.Winnefeld also had the opportunity to visit the ship’s Medical Department, a place where aviators like him spend countless hours being evaluated in preparation for flying.George H. W. Bush is currently underway conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean.Image: US Navy View post tag: Vice Chairman GHWB Hosts Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today GHWB Hosts Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff April 21, 2015 View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush View post tag: GHWB Share this articlelast_img read more

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Union Treasurer resigns

first_imgThe Treasurer of the Oxford Union, Charles Malton, has resigned. Malton’s letter of resignation was addressed to all the elected members of the Standing Committee and the Returning Officer. In his letter of resignation, Charles Malton, a student at Christ Church, said, “I am saddened that an institution which I have held in such high regard, has become such a toxic environment”.In his letter, he states that, “Two weeks ago I voted in favour of the Union paying for Ben Sullivan’s legal fees, believing that in doing so I was protecting the Union against rumours rather than what have now transpired to be formal allegations. I later made a speech defending this decision. These decisions were taken in good faith, but I now recognize that they were misguided.“People are innocent until proven guilty and I have every hope that Ben will prove to be innocent. However, the way in which many within the Union have handled this situation over the last few weeks is not behaviour that I would wish to associate myself with, and in which I have played no part. As such I no longer feel comfortable continuing to be involved with this society.”The resignation follows a week in which the Union has attracted national attention follwing the arrest of the Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan, on Wednesday, on suspicion of rape. Sullivan was later bailed without charge.The President-elect of the Oxford Union, Mayank Banerjee, announced that he would be acting President until further notice on Thursday night at an Oxford Union debate. In a speech to the house, Banerjee said, “It would be useless for me to pretend that tonight is business as usual.” Malton’s resignation follows his defence of the Union Standing Committee’s original decision at the beginning of term to cover Ben Sullivan’s £1,200 legal expenses. He voted to withdraw the claim later that week, following Sullivan’s decision to cover his own fees. This follows the resignation of the Union Librarian Kostas Chryssanthopoulos last Saturday. Mayank Banerjee, acting President of the Oxford Union, commented “It fills me with great regret to hear of Charles’ resignation. This has been an emotional time for everyone, and Charles has been a fantastic colleague and friend. The Oxford Union and I wish him all the best for the future”“I would also like to clear up any ambiguity about the position of the President, Ben Sullivan. Following his arrest on Wednesday Ben and I decided that it would be best for me to take over much of the day to day running of the Union for the time being, to give him some time to consider his position. Although I am currently acting as President, I would like to stress that he has not at this stage stepped down.”Charles Malton’s full letter:Dear Mr Acting President,I am writing with immense sadness to tender my resignation.Two weeks ago I voted in favour of the Union paying for Ben Sullivan’s legal fees, believing that in doing so I was protecting the Union against rumours rather than what have now transpired to be formal allegations. I later made a speech defending this decision. These decisions were taken in good faith, but I now recognize that they were misguided.People are innocent until proven guilty and I have every hope that Ben will prove to be innocent. However, the way in which many within the Union have handled this situation over the last few weeks is not behaviour that I would wish to associate myself with, and in which I have played no part. As such I no longer feel comfortable continuing to be involved with this society.I am saddened that an institution which I have held in such high regard, has become such a toxic environment. I am only sorry that I did not tender my resignation earlier when I first became aware of how the situation was being handled.I will not be seeking any further office within this organisation so I wish it the very best for the future.Yours Sincerely,Charles Maltonlast_img read more

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