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first_img April 25, 2011 View post tag: Simpson View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: contract Back to overview,Home naval-today Earl Industries Awarded Contract to Maintain, Repair and Rebuild USS Simpson View post tag: USS View post tag: repair View post tag: Rebuild View post tag: Navycenter_img Earl Industries Awarded Contract to Maintain, Repair and Rebuild USS Simpson View post tag: Awarded View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Maintain View post tag: Earl The Jacksonville Florida Office of the Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Contract Number N4002711C0022 to Earl Industriesʼ Mayport Ship…(earl-ind)[mappress]Source: earl-ind, April 25, 2011;Contract to Maintain View post tag: industries Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgSingapore’s tally of cases is still inching up but it’s no longer the worst-hit nation outside of China after South Korea saw an over 30-fold increase in a week. Italy, with at least 400 confirmed cases, has now become the epicenter in Europe while Iran has reported an alarming jump in numbers of those infected and dead.“There seems to be more of a willingness to place the community and society needs over individual liberty and that helps in a public health crisis,” said Kent Sepkowitz, an infectious disease control specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.A man wearing a protective mask looks at his mobile phone as he walks through the Marina Bay business district in Singapore, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Bloomberg/Ore Huiying)‘Not hesitate’ Singapore was aggressive out of the gate and has continued to be. It was one of the first countries to impose restrictions on anyone with recent travel history to China and parts of South Korea. It has a strict hospital and home quarantine regimen for potentially infected patients and is extensively tracing anyone they may have been in contact with.It’s charging a couple who gave false information on their travel history and taking away residency status from a person who breached his quarantine, among other punitive actions.Singapore “will not hesitate to take strong action” against rule breakers, Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in a statement Thursday. “The deliberate breaking of the rules, in the current situation, calls for swift and decisive response.”The consistently forceful posture is in contrast to other Asian nations, who despite being closer geographically to China, have been slower to act. Japan and South Korea are both facing criticism for lax and delayed containment measures that has led to mounting virus cases.As the epidemic that emerged from China threatens to become a global pandemic that could wipe off $1 trillion from world’s gross domestic product, Singapore used its early infections to establish an advanced contact tracing system.It’s now using a new serological test developed by Duke-NUS Medical School that can establish links between infected cases, which will allow authorities to map out the chain of transmission and therefore try to break it. Local researchers had earlier successfully cultured the novel virus within a week of Singapore confirming its first case.A historically “very strong epidemiological surveillance and contact-tracing capacity” in Singapore led to a high detection rate initially, according to a yet to be peer-reviewed study published by researchers at the Harvard University.Past experienceThe country’s experience with the 2003 SARS outbreak in which 33 people died in Singapore, and the 2010 swine flu known as H1N1 where an estimated more than 400,000 people were infected, meant that precautions were already in place. These included ready-made government quarantine facilities and a 330-bed, state-of-the-art national center for managing infectious diseases that opened last year.To be sure, few other countries can recreate Singapore’s circumstances. It’s a small, rich nation without a hinterland or health-care shortages. It’s been ruled by one political party for its nearly 55 years of independence, and local media outlets carry the government’s messaging without questioning, from washing hands to staying at home if someone is not feeling well.In a recorded address earlier this month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reassured Singaporeans that the city had enough supplies and that the virus didn’t appear as deadly as SARS, meaning that most people would likely experience a minor illness even if they contracted it. The population has been noticeably calmer since.A pedestrian walking a dog passes a group of people work out in a field at the Marina Bay financial district in Singapore, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Bloomberg/ Ore Huiying/)Business hubFresh infections in Singapore may still break out given the virus’s long incubation period and lack of symptoms in some carriers. Authorities have tested more than 1,300 people while the Ministry of Health has imposed two-week quarantines on 2,887 close contacts of infected patients. Singapore is also a regional business hub with a large flow of overseas visitors.After a local business meeting was tied to a cluster that spread to countries in Asia and Europe, officials said earlier this month they were investigating residents who attended the meeting to prepare for the possibility of fresh confirmed cases. Three infected people have recovered and no fresh cases related to this meeting have emerged.But what Singapore is showing the world is that when all the stars are aligned, the virus may not be as uncontrollable as feared.The situation “tells you a lot about Singapore’s health care system and their confidence,” said Sepkowitz. As the novel coronavirus starts to gather speed in Europe, the Middle East and the US, there’s one place it is seemingly being contained: Singapore.With no reported virus-related deaths despite 96 cases, and a slowing rate of infection that’s been outpaced by recoveries, the Asian city-state is emerging as a litmus test of whether the deadly pathogen can be, if not contained, then neutralized.The answer is maybe, and perhaps only with the unique combination of factors that Singapore brings: a top-notch health system, draconian tracing and containment measures, and a small population that’s largely accepting of government’s expansive orders. Few other countries battling an outbreak that’s now infected 82,000 globally and killed over 2,800 can replicate these circumstances.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport Winery Garden ResortWestport Winery Garden Resort gathered more gold at the Cascadia Wine Competition held in Hood River, Oregon, on March 21 through 23. Director of Winemaking, Dana Roberts said, “This is one of our favorite competitions. They’ve got a big panel of tough judges and lots of entries from the top producers in the region. When we do well at Cascadia we know we’re proving ourselves among the best.”Photo courtesy: Westport WinerySurfer, the winery’s 2014 Syrah, earned a double gold at this event. Roberts said, “We harvested these grapes at Mays’ Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. As a winemaker, working with Milo and Kay May is just as supreme pleasure. It’s definitely a team approach to winemaking in the best sense of the phrase.” This wine is described in their tasting notes as “The Edgar Allen Poe of wine, dark, brooding and intense.” The winery recommends you enjoy this while listening to Pipeline by The Ventures since the label features a photo of winery co-owner Blain Roberts when he was a nationally-rated surfer on Maui in the 1970s. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits South Beach EMS in Westport. Both Going Coastal, a sparkling Gewurztraminer, and Jetty Cat a red blend, earned gold medals. Jetty Cat, a primarily Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Syrah, is described as “Wall Street rich and ultra-luxurious with a bit of attitude.” A portion of the proceeds from this label benefits the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA).Photo courtesy: Westport WineryGoing Coastal’s fruit was harvested at Washington’s iconic Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Coastal Interpretive Center in Ocean Shores. Described as “Brisk and bright, like a spring sea breeze,” the winery recommends you enjoy this sparkler with Eggs Benedict in their restaurant while listening to Champagne by Andrea Bocelli. Maritime, the winery’s sparkling Riesling earned a silver medal, while True Blue and Bordello Blonde earned bronze medals. Additionally, each wine is commemorated in the winery’s gardens with a sculpture by different local artists making this a must visit destination winery.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. It was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine six times. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The resort (including the restaurant, bakery, plant nursery and 15-acre display garden) is open daily or breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westport Winery’s second location, TASTING @ Cannon Beach, is located at 255 N. Hemlock. The Oregon tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal Guide Leader who attended an international leadership seminar in France has returned home all set to make a positive impact on her local community.Eimear McElchar, a Leader with Convoy Guides, was one of 11 Irish Girl Guides (IGG) members to participate in the Juliette Low Seminar, which took place simultaneously in 18 countries around the world.The Guide Leaders jetted off to hubs across the globe, including to Poland, Switzerland, Oman, Madagascar, Mexico and New York while three stayed in Ireland to participate in the Irish hub, which took place in Gormanston Park, Co Meath. The young women were among 500+ young Guide Leaders from around the world to take part in the international seminar, which is organised by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) every three years.It was the first time for it to take place in different locations at the same time and IGG was honoured to be selected as one of the host nations.The 500+ participants all followed the same Lead Out Loud programme to help them develop their leadership skills. Each of them has pledged to share these skills with girls and young women in their own communities.Assuming each participant reaches 200 girls over the next two years, a total of 100,000 girls and young women will be empowered to also lead and bring about positive change in their communities. Eimear said taking part in the French hub, which took place at Noisy le Grand, just outside Paris, had been “an amazing experience”.She added “Getting the opportunity to go and learn all these new amazing skills and focus on becoming a better leader myself so that I can inspire other girls through my project was a fantastic experience,” she said.“Meeting other women from all over the world and hearing their stories and what they are planning on doing for their 100 Girls Project was truly inspiring,” she continued. “The week was intense, but interesting and full of laughs. I am so grateful to Irish Girl Guides for giving me this opportunity.”Irish Girl Guides welcomes new youth members from age 5-30. Ladybirds are 5-7 years old, Brownies 7-10, Guides 10-14 and Senior Branch members aged 14-30. Volunteer Leaders from age 18+ are also welcome (no previous Guiding experience is necessary as training will be provided). See www.irishgirlguides.ie or 01 6683898 to find out more.Convoy Guide Leader Eimear has “amazing experience” at leadership seminar was last modified: December 15th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Convoy GuidesdonegalEimear McElcharlast_img read more

first_imgAlly Del Grande put on a show Friday afternoon, pitching a pair of complete games as St. Bernard’s swept its Little 4 Conference opening doubleheader against visiting South Fork at Washington Elementary School by scores of 4-3 and 8-2.The senior struck out a total of eight batters on the day and at one point in game two, accounted for nine consecutive outs thanks to a couple strikeouts and more than a few nice fielding plays.“Ally is a great competitor,” St. Bernard’s head coach Alan Borges …last_img read more

first_imgGAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (2-0) vs. Pittsburgh (0-2) at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. (PT)TV: CBS-TV, Greg Gumbel … Follow along Sunday beginning at 1:25 p.m. for in-game insights and analysis when the 49ers look for their third consecutive victory when they take on the Steelers in Santa Clara. Click here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device.Watch: 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan on his team’ win versus the Steelers.last_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Anthony GrederDTN Managing EditorOMAHA (DTN) — U.S. winter wheat is starting off the 2019 growing season in the best condition in three years, according to USDA’s first weekly Crop Progress report released Monday.For the week ended March 31, 2019, winter wheat was rated 56% in good-to-excellent condition, well above 32% at the same time last year and the highest initial good-to-excellent rating in three years. Nine percent of the crop was rated poor to very poor, well below 30% last year.Top winter-wheat-producing state Kansas reported 55% of its crop in good-to-excellent condition, far better than 10% at the same time last year. More problems with the crop are being seen in Ohio and Michigan so far.For the other crops USDA included in its report this week, planting was progressing at a near- to above-average pace. Sorghum was 13% planted, compared to 8% last year and a 9% five-year average. Cotton planting was 4% complete, compared to 6% last year and a 3% average. Rice was 12% planted, compared to 15% last year and a 12% average.Oats were 25% planted as of March 31, compared to 22% last year and a 25% average. Emergence was at 25%, compared to 21% last year and a 23% average.Nationwide, soil moisture was considerably higher this year than last year at the same time. Based on reports from 48 states, topsoil moisture nationally was rated 8% very short to short compared to 24% last year and 92% adequate to surplus compared to 76% last year. Subsoil moisture was rated 8% short to very short compared to 28% last year and 92% adequate to surplus compared to 72% last year.National Crop Progress SummaryThisLastLast5-YearWeekWeekYearAvg.Cotton Planted4NA63Sorghum Planted13NA89Oats Planted25NA2225Oats Emerged25NA2123Rice Planted12NA1512Rice Emerged2NA53**National Crop Condition Summary(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)This WeekLast WeekLast YearVPPFGEVPPFGEVPPFGEWinter Wheat27354511NANANANANA111938284Anthony Greder can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @AGrederDTN(AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgAfter a delay of over a year, the air shuttle service by SpiceJet was launched between Hisar and Chandigarh on Tuesday under the Regional Connectivity Service. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar flagged off the service and also become the first passenger to take the flight to Chandigarh.To begin with, the air travel has been started through a small seven-seater aircraft, later 18-seater and larger aircraft would also fly from Hisar. SpiceJet would provide the service of two flights between Hisar and Chandigarh daily. The flights will take off from Hisar at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and from Chandigarh at 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m and the one-way fare has been fixed at ₹1,674. For booking, SpiceJet will soon set up its own call centre at the airport and after a week the process of advance booking would start, for which the company had to complete some formalities.After Hisar and Chandigarh, SpiceJet would gradually expand its air services from Hisar to Delhi, Jammu, Dehradun and Shimla. Interacting with media persons before taking the flight, Mr. Khattar said that it was a historic day for the people of Haryana. With Hisar airport, the dream of many people of the State had been fulfilled, as now they could take air flights from their own. He said that Hisar airport would be linked with Rapid Rail Task Force System from Delhi and the distance from Delhi to Hisar could be covered in just 90 minutes. For this, the work on railway line between Rohtak and Hansi was in progress.Phased developmentMr. Khattar said that Hisar airport would be developed as an international-level airport in three phases. For this, 4,200 acres had been made available and the process of providing 3,000 acres of additional land was in progress. The Chief Minister said the length of the runway, which is 4,000 feet at present, would be increased to 10,000 feet, which is a required set criteria for an international-level airport.He said that hangers would be constructed in the second phase. In the third phase, the work of increasing the length of the runway and other civil works would be completed. Mr. Khattar said that Hisar airport would be the most suitable option to reduce the air traffic pressure at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.last_img read more

first_imgfAs expected, the BCCI has confirmed that Gautam Gambhir will miss the entire tour of the West Indies to recuperate from his shoulder injury.Yuvraj Singh will also be unavailable for the full tour. Yuvraj is suffering from an upper respiratory infection, with a small patch of pneumonitis in the left lung. Joining the injury list is swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag, who had opted out of the IPL mid-way on account of his shoulder injury that needed to be operated up.Suresh Raina will lead India against the West Indies during the LOIs. APSuresh Raina will lead the Indian team for the ODI series and a T20 match, while offie Harbhajan Singh would be his deputy. Shikhar Dhawan and Manoj Tiwary have been named as the replacements for Gambhir and Yuvraj.Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gambhir, who aggravated his shoulder injury during the last league game against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League playoff, had been advised six weeks’ rest by the KKR physio Andrew Leipus. The BCCI then received a report from the Indian team physio before taking a final call on the southpaw’s availability for the tour to West Indies. The selection committee, led by Kris Srikkanth, met in Chennai on Friday to pick the Test squad and decide the captain for the first half of the tour. Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar requested that he be allowed to spend time with his family. He will, therefore, not play the Test series. However, he will be available for the full tour of England that follows.advertisementParthiv Patel too finds a place in the squad. Virat Kohli and Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund are the only uncapped players in the Test squad.Limited-overs squad: Suresh Raina (capt), R Ashwin, S Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh (vc), Virat Kohli, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Parthiv Patel (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Manoj Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan.Test squad: M S Dhoni (Captain), V V S Laxman (Vice Captain), M Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, S Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel.ScheduleDateMatchVenue4 June 2011Only Twenty20Queens park oval, Trinidad6 June 20111st one dayQueens park oval, Trinidad8 June 20112nd one dayQueens park oval, Trinidad11 June 20113rd one dayViv Richards stadium, Antigua13 June 20114th one dayerViv Richards stadium, Antigua16 June 20115th one dayerSabina Park, Jamaica20 June 20111st test matchSabina Park, Jamaica28 June 20112nd test matchKensington Oval, Barbados6 July 20113rd test matchWindsor Park, DominicaNo 1 team, No 2 squadOn a day when chief selector Srikkanth tried his best to sound confident by saying ‘we have selected the best side’, questions are being raised if the IPL is being given too much prominence at the expense of the national pride.While it is believed it’s a depleted side, Srikkanth may beg to differ: “Let’s not go deep into the issue. Sachin deserves rest. Some people are not well.”So, even as cricket analyst Charu Sharma, while talking to Headlines Today, seemed to concur with Srikkanth, saying, “Injuries you can’t control. Some players need rest”, senior sports journalist Gulu Ezekiel maintained players were giving ‘national duty’ a go-bye. “While cricketers are willing to carry niggles through IPL, they skip international matches,” Ezekiel said.”What if India lose the series 5-0 and their numero uno status in the ODI? There will be more questions then. Plus, it’s very offensive that the BCCI is sending a second-rung team to the West Indies. It’s a slap in the face of the Windies, who have a great cricketing tradition. If India want to show West Indies are dispensable, such arrogance is shameful,” Ezekiel told Headlines Today, adding, “Indian fans are not fools. If we lose the No 1 status, there will be huge backlash.”last_img read more