Budd’s expressions for strain-rate gradient along the centre line of a bounded ice shelf are shown to be applicable only to ice shelves with almost constant thickness and very small longitudinal strain-rates. A general expression is derived for creep in an ice shelf where the sole restriction is that of zero shear stresses in vertical planes. This is applied to the two special cases:(1)movement of an ice shelf restricted in at least one direction by sea-water pressure only;(2)movement of an ice shelf flowing between roughly parallel sides.
General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $139,9 million modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract for USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) fiscal 2014 extended dry-dock phased maintenance availability. View post tag: USS Pearl Harbor View post tag: News by topic September 1, 2014 GD Wins USS Pearl Harbor Maintenance Deal View post tag: Navy View post tag: GD View post tag: General Dynamics View post tag: wins An extended dry-dock phased maintenance availability 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 San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by August 2015.Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) and fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $139,953,434 will be obligated at the time of award.Contract funds in the amount of $106,492,103 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.[mappress]Press Release, September 01, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: americas Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today GD Wins USS Pearl Harbor Maintenance Deal View post tag: Naval View post tag: maintenance View post tag: deal Share this article
View post tag: Hellenic Navy Share this article View post tag: Lockheed Martin View post tag: MH-60R The US State Department has cleared Greece to buy MH-60R multi-mission helicopters with support equipment under a deal estimated to be worth $600 million.The US approval comes less than six months after the Greek government announced its intention to buy the MH-60R.The Hellenic Navy is expected to buy up to seven helicopters equipped with APS-l 53(V) multi-mode radars, airborne low frequency systems, and AN/ AAS-44C(V) multi-spectral targeting systems.Also included in the deal would be a thousand sonobuoys, AGM-114 M36-E9 CATM, AGM-114Q Hellfire training missiles, APKWS rockets, MK 54 torpedoes, M-2400 and GAU-21 crew served guns.The State Department said the helicopters would bolster the Hellenic Navy’s ability to support NATO and remain interoperable with the US and the NATO alliance.The MH-60R will provide the capability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions along with the ability to perform secondary missions including vertical replenishment, search and rescue, and communications relay.The prime contractor would be Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. Photo: Illustration. US Navy photo of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter firing an AGM-114N Hellfire missile
However, as we all know, we don’t go to Macbeth for the Witches. We don’t go for Duncan or Lennox or Banquo, or any of the cornucopias of other minor characters who are altogether uninteresting. We go for Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and their enduringly fascinating relationship. In Cudmore’s production though, I feel we were served a decidedly unbalanced relationship. Ed Chalk gives a stellar performance as the unhinged Macbeth (albeit it seems that either Cudmore or Chalk equate deteriorating mental stability with increasing campness), he moves from a slick power-player to a gibbering Mika seamlessly. I am sad to say however that his power is not matched by his Queen, Anna Popplewell (of Narnia fame) as that consummate politician, Lady Macbeth. For most of the play, Popplewell exudes a sense of dramatic apathy, a sense of being slightly uncomfortable in Lady Macbeth’s shoes. Popplewell, fine actress though she may be, was overshadowed by Chalk, which credit to him though it may be, goes against the grain of the play, where Macbeth is the manipulated, the controlled, the used. I’m not sure the audience got that impression here. The play starts as it means to go on – slightly bizarrely. Everyone’s favourite three witches look more like this year’s Russian Eurovision entry than the ghoulish sisters we’re all so familiar with. The director Will Cudmore has kept the play as fast paced and edgy as possible, but with hefty dialogue pruning as the inevitable consequence. The witches’ famous ‘double, double toil and trouble’ line mercilessly cut among others. Still, the merits of such pruning include keeping the play mercifully pithy but part of me still felt robbed. By Lewis Goodall Still, I’m at risk of being overly harsh. The adaptation is a fundamentally good one, with some production problems. For example, Mr Cudmore, enough with the smoke! We get it, it’s a murky situation, it’s Scotland, it’s foggy, it’s in the past. But there’s a line. And I think when the audience can only see the floating heads of the actors that line has been well and truly crossed. One and all, welcome to Macbeth – Cluedo style. Yes indeed, when watching this Macbeth I could never quite escape the feeling that I was an unhappy victim of one of those unfortunate murder mystery weekends. All characters clad in rather exquisite evening gear, the slightly dodgy ‘Murder She Wrote’ music, and the altogether camp performances. Still, at least it’s a new take on a story everyone knows, a story of love, revenge, deceit and delicious duplicity. Having said this, it’s well worth a visit. It’s fast paced and at times genuinely quite exciting (watch out for the fighting scenes, Jackie Chan eat your heart out) with some top quality performances. If nothing else go for the old-Etonian interpretation of Duncan, complete with sash, Herfordshire drawl and Patrick Moore squint. If that’s not worth a fiver, then I don’t know what it is. Macbeth runs at the OFS Studio through the end of the week at 7:30 PM, with a Saturday 2:30 matinee.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) has produced guidelines for the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. The new guidance is a crucial step forward in achieving the University and AstraZeneca’s goal of providing global access to the vaccine, which is being made available on a not-for-profit basis during the pandemic. The vaccine is easily manufactured, transported and stored at domestic fridge temperature (2-8 degrees C). It can be easily administered in existing healthcare settings, allowing for the vaccine to be deployed rapidly around the world. In contrast, the vaccine developed by Pfizer has to be stored at a temperature of -70 degrees C, which is more challenging logistically. Andrew Pollard, Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, and Chief Investigator on the Oxford vaccine trial, said in an Oxford University article, “The new guidance from WHO is an important milestone in extending access to the Oxford-AZ vaccine to all corners of the world and providing further endorsement that after rigorous scrutiny by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts the vaccine can be used to help protect populations from the coronavirus pandemic.” Image: Steven Cornfeld via unsplash.com They recommend that two standard doses of the vaccine should be given at 8- to 12-week intervals, for people aged 18 and older. This is the current strategy adopted by the United Kingdom. Clinical trials have shown that this dosing regimen is safe and effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19. Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology, and Chief Investigator on the Oxford vaccine trial, added, “It is excellent news that the WHO has recommended use of the SARS CoV-2 vaccine first produced in Oxford. This decision paves the way to more widespread use of the vaccine to protect people against COVID-19 and gain control of the pandemic.” In particular, the WHO believes that the vaccine is safe and efficacious even among older adults. However, some countries have recommended the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine only to those aged below 65. Multiple European countries, such as Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal do not recommend the vaccine for older adults due to insufficient trial data.
The Ocean City PTA would like to invite everyone in Ocean City and the surrounding communities to the sixth annual “Shop ‘Til You Drop” holiday event featuring a Kids’ Fun Zone.This event has a whole new feel this year with a new date, time and venue. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This early date is perfect for all of you who like to get your shopping done before the holiday rush. This event also has a new “home” at Ocean City High School.More than 40 vendors from all over South Jersey will gather to sell gifts for everyone on your list. There will be discount deals exclusive to this event and a wide array of raffle prizes. If you work up an appetite while you shop there will be delicious sandwiches, snacks, ice cream, water ice, and treats available to purchase.This year’s event will also feature a Kids’ Zone where kids of all ages can visit Santa, make their own ornaments/crafts, get their faces painted, and have fun with their friends. The PTA will also be taking pre-orders for school gear with Ocean City’s brand new mascot for the intermediate and primary schools. The Ocean City PTA’s “Shop ‘Til You Drop” Holiday Event is a great way to support our local schools while enjoying a day of shopping, food, and family fun!— News release from the Ocean City PTA
Bakehouse’s (in Bagshot, Surrey) new Chocolate & Hazelnut Twist – a spiral of butter pastry, chocolate and hazelnuts – fulfils two consumer trends, convenience and indulgence, says the company.Made from butter pastry, it has a creamy chocolate-flavoured filling and topping of real milk chocolate and crunchy sugared hazelnut pieces twisted together. Supplied frozen, the Twists bake off in just 15 minutes, following the success of Bakehouse’s savoury Cheese Twist. The 90g Chocolate & Hazelnut Twists are packed on trays of 10 pieces (with four trays per case), which can be lifted straight from the case in the freezer. No finishing is required as the Twists are supplied ReadyGlazed.”Indulgence and convenience remain the two big mega-trends driving the consumer market for sweet pastries,” explains Kate Raison, Bakehouse marketing director. “Our new Twist combines two of the UK’s best-loved ingredients: chocolate and hazelnuts, and it’s easy-to-manage twist shape will make it very attractive to consumers.”
The EU HealthBread project intends to form an association to drive commercialisation of its healthy bread technologies and concepts across the Europe. The EU-funded programme plans to have the group in place before the year is out, according to British Baker’s sister publication BakeryandSnacks.com. It has investigated methods of improving the nutritional profile of breads using altered grains, fractions, concentrates and different fermentation and baking processes.Of the eight companies involved, five have already commercialised products with some due to launch this January. Of those products, many have been developed with a different take on the HealthBread principles, including alternative fermentation processes, such as fermenting only part of the dough or using sourdough fermentation techniques.Jan Willem van der Kamp, HealthBread project leader from TNO Food and Nutrition, said the next stage was to spread the word to other European bakeries.The association has not been finalised yet, but if it happens, it will be used to pool all information, communicate results and act as a first point of contact for companies interested in its technologies. Companies involved would use the trademarked HealthBread name.
Derby Green in Derby, Vermont, is a small, 23 bed nursing home with a big, positive reputation that grows with every passing year. And that reputation recently grew again on May 17th when the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (D.A.I.L) awarded the home with it eighth Quality Award since the department first awarded the honor in 1999. No other nursing home in the state has earned this prestigious award so many times.On August 25 Lisa Bolhman, the director of Derby Green, accepted a check for $11,476.91 from the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living as a result of the long-term care home earning its eighth Quality Award. Left to right: Claudio Fort, President and CEO of North Country Hospital; Kathy Austin, chairman of the hospital’s board of directors; Fran Keeler, the director of Licensing and Protection; Lisa Bohlman; Susan Wehry, the Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living; Paula Ducharme, RN, the Director of Nursing at Derby Green; Bill Perkett, Vice President of Hurman Resources at North Country; and Andre Bissonnette, Vice President of Finance at North Country.‘It is quite an honor to win this award for the last 5 years in a row and a total of 8 times since the award has been given,’ Lisa Bohlman said. ‘This award is not easily achieved and it takes work to continue to receive it each year. We could not have won this award without the dedication and commitment of each person in each department here at Derby Green.’ Bohlman is the administrator of the home which is located on Route 5 in Derby.The recent honor was bestowed upon Derby Green at the Gold Star Conference held at the Quechee Club in Quechee. The award was given by Susan Wehry, the commissioner of DAIL, and Fran Keeler, the director of the Division of Licensing and Protection. Bohlman and Paula Ducharme R.N., the director of director of nursing services at Derby Green, accepted the award. Then on August 25 Susan Wehry and Fran Keeler traveled to the long-term care home in Derby to award them a check for $11,476.91 for their dedication to patient care.Also at the conference Derby Green, which employs 29 workers, was honored with the Gold Star Employer Award. This program is implemented through DAIL and the Vermont Health Care Association. To earn this honor, Derby Green proved it had implemented ‘best practices’ for retention and recruitment of employees. Derby Green was awarded this honor every year between 2005 and 2011.I am so proud of my staff and the quality care they give to each of our residents each day throughout the year,’ Bohlman said. ‘Working at a nursing home is not for everyone, it takes someone who genuinely cares for the residents.
What’s better than a run through North Carolina’s High Country? A beer run through North Carolina’s High Country. The inaugural Oskar Blues 5K Hash commences next Saturday, July 20, with a scenic route across Beech Mountain and beer stops stocked with Dales Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pilsner, and Old Chub Scottish Ale. That’s a hell of a lot better than the malt liquor that was circulating at the last last hash I ran. The run is part of Beech’s incredibly cool Bikes, Brews ‘n’ Views weekend (July 19-21) with live music (Acoustic Syndicate headlines), Monster Energy Dual Slalom and Downhill races, and a beer festival featuring some of North Carolina’s finest hop hucksters. Demo from the mountain’s fleet of state of the art downhill bikes and check out the newly-dug downhill park that’s poised to put Beech on the gravity map. The weekend also marks the grand opening of the mountain’s new disc golf course, a sport that truly pairs well with beer.As for brewery standouts, keep an eye out for regional favorites Green Man (Asheville) and Natty Greene’s (Greensboro) as well as up and comers Blind Squirrel (Plumtree) and Gizmo Brewworks (Raleigh). And here’s the best part—the $40 entry fee to the Oskar Blues Hash gets you a ticket to see Acoustic Syndicate and entry into the Beer Fest.Best. Weekend. Ever.Check out more beer fueled runs here.