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Cubic to Develop CDLS Subsystem for US Navy

first_imgCubic has been awarded a contract by the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to develop communications data link subsystem (CDLS) and other communications technology.Under the $18.7m deal, the company will provide one CDLS and upgraded KI-11A security subsystems for installation onboard an aircraft carrier in support of anti-submarine warfare missions.The multiple data links on the aircraft carrier will assist helicopters to conduct multiple simultaneous missions, such as anti-submarine warfare and other scheduled operations, while enhancing the battle group’s overall warfare capability.Cubic Defense Applications director of military programmes Rob Janssen said: “Cubic is very sensitive to the fact that the communications data link subsystem is a critical enabler and a significant component in the deployed navy’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance communications network.”With initial funding of $8.7m from SPAWAR, deliveries of the systems are scheduled to complete by February 2014.Cubic has delivered 20 CDLS advanced communications systems to the navy since its initial production contract award in 2003, of which 13 systems have been already deployed aboard navy vessels.Equipped with a high-speed wideband data link, the system features advanced software-programmable radios, an antenna and secure data link technology.CDLS is the first system in the navy to feature interfaces enabling network-centric warfare.Using multiple waveforms between reconnaissance aircraft sensors and associated surface ship processing systems, the systems transmit signal and imagery intelligence data to ensure quick and secure real-time spread of critical intelligence information to the fleet.[mappress]Press Release, Septembar 4, 2012 View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today Cubic to Develop CDLS Subsystem for US Navy View post tag: News by topic September 4, 2012 View post tag: CDLS View post tag: US Cubic to Develop CDLS Subsystem for US Navycenter_img View post tag: Cubic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Subsystem Equipment & technology View post tag: develop Share this articlelast_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 27, 2020

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the  link in your e-mail to unsubscribe)IS IT TRUE that sometimes the journalism community puts a spin on a story that is simply hilarious and yesterday the Evansville Courier and Press published such a story?…the article was about how Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was making a visible sacrifice in solidarity with those good people whose lives have been negatively impacted by the COVID19 virus?…that sacrifice is that Mayor Winnecke will not be getting his hair cut into its typical perfectly coiffed form?…the poor man has already gone 6 weeks without seeing a barber and he isn’t going to be able to see a barber until Governor Holcomb’s order to shelter in place has been lifted?IS IT TRUE that Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has been dubbed by the Courier and Press as a “HAIR CUT HERO?”…the City-County Observer was much taken aback that the CP gave the Mayor Winnecke the distinction of being a “HAIR CUT HERO?” … this distinction inspired us to write the following song to the tune of “Juke Box Hero” that was performed by “Foreigners” in both Roberts Stadium and the Ford Center?FOOTNOTE: The following song was inspired by the “HAIR CUT HERO” article published in yesterday’s Courier and Press?  Please sing this song to the tune of “Junk Box Hero.”Mayor Winnecke standing in the Civic Center, with his head hung lowCouldn’t get a haircut, cause the barber was closedHe was bored as hell, then he took one chancePut his best shoes on, for a chicken fat danceHe smoked one cigar, it blew him awayHe saw stars in his eyes and the very next dayBought a beat up shear kit, from the local pet storeDidn’t know how to use it, but he knew for sureThat one shear kit felt good in his handsDidn’t take long, to understandJust one shear kit, at a Broadway ShowWas a one-way ticket, only one way to goSo he started chicken dancing’, ain’t never gonna stopGotta keep on dancing’, someday gonna cut that hair up topAnd be a haircut hero, got stars in his eyesHe’s a haircut heroHe ain’t just one of the guys (hair cut hero, stars in his eyes)Hair cut hero, come alive tonightIS IT TRUE that in times of national crisis, it is often humor that makes a person’s day and helps them get through the tough reality of life?… Mayor Winnecke has always been a good sport to create a good laugh?…the days of the chicken dance video that was intended to slim Evansville down, to the current comical distinction of being a “HAIR CUT HERO”, he has always been there with a song, and dance and a laugh?IS IT TRUE the economic repercussions may take years to be absorbed?…on this day over 95,100 Americans were diagnosed with COVID-19 and 1,451 died?  …3.5 million people have been laid off since last week and many families have lost and will continue to lose loved ones? …it’s time we ask for divine guidance?IS IT TRUE we are told by reliable sources that CEO’s of local hospitals, representative of the Vanderburgh County Board of Health gives regular (3 to 4 times a week) updates to the Mayor Winnecke, Vanderburgh County Commissioners and a member of the County Council concerning the current status and mathematical data of the deadly COVID-19 in Vanderburgh County? …it’s obvious that Vanderburgh County could use Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and New York Governor Andrew Como types giving the masses daily accurate, and detailed information concerning the ever-changing dynamics of the deadly CORD-19 virus? … the truth is power?IS IT TRUE that single-strand RNA viruses like Corona exit the host cell and wrap a piece of host cell membrane around them as they leave?  … this makes it hard for white cells to identify them?   …they do present viral antigens which stick out, why they are called Coronaviruses?  …any kind of lipid solvent will disrupt the piece of the cell membrane, such as soaps, detergents, and smaller alcohols? …you need to use about 70% ethanol in water for optimum effectiveness?  …the RNA will get disrupted and unable to get into another cell?IS IT TRUE its time that Vanderburgh County officials to look at ways of helping City and County taxpayers and public employees with some kind of an economic stimulus that will help them while they are out of work and struggling? …many people feel its time that our elected officials start the discussion about giving the citizens of Evansville/Vanderburgh a break on their water and sewer bills or a delay on paying property taxes?IS IT TRUE that a 6.1 million gallons raw sewage storage tank is under construction at the Westside Water and Sewage Treatment plant and it should be finished in 2021? … the new sewage storage tank will collect stormwater and raw sewage overflow? …when finished the 6.1 million gallons raw sewage storage tank will meet the requirements of the EPA consent decree? …the EPA consent decree has given the City 20 plus years to eliminate the combined water and sewer overflow throughout Evansville and parts of Vanderburgh County?IS IT TRUE we been told that the Westside Water And Sewage Treatment plant experienced an extreme rain event? …we are told that the combined stormwater and untreated sewage was greater than the plant could handle and that many thousands of gallons of untreated water and sewage overflowed out of a manhole located next to the Westside Water and Sewage Treatment plant?  …we were also told that untreated raw sewage flowed into tributaries that which flows into the “Howell Wetlands”? … it’s been alledged that this raw sewage event has been reported and inspected to the EPA, Indiana Department Environmental Management and the Vanderburgh County Health Department? … it’s been alleged by those who work at the Westside Water and Sewage Treatment plant that there was no environmental damage to the “Howell Wetland.”  …we question this statement because we visited this site and noticed that a lot of raw sewage was floating in the waters at “Howell Wetlands”?IS IT TRUE that Williams Brothers Construction Corp.and the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Board are in the mediation of a bill received by the utility for their contract work at the Westside Water and Sewage Treatment facility? …the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Board believe that the additional monies Williams Brothers Construction attempting to collect for what they believe to be work not contemplated in the contract is in fact clearly contemplated in the contract.?  … the amount of the mediation bill is in excess of $1,000,000?IS IT TRUE its time that relatives and parents of millenniums demand that they begin to quarantine themselves?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty?IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you believe the Indiana Department Of Health March 26, 2020 report that Vanderburgh County only has four positive COVID-19 case?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Third Eye Blind Played The RNC Just So They Could Troll Republicans [Watch]

first_imgLast night, the Third Eye Blind summer tour hit Cleveland, OH, performing at a benefit concert during a time when the city was overrun by the Republican National Convention. While the concert was technically affiliated with the RNC, the hosting organization – the RIAA – had previously shown their support for the Republican party.With many GOP supporters in the building, lead singer Stephan Jenkins reportedly took a number of shots at the Republican party’s values, saying things like “Raise your hand if you believe in science” and launching into a speech about LGBTQ rights. The band also refused to play most of their hit songs, only adding to the crowd’s distaste for the performance. Of course, the one hit song they did perform is “Jumper”, which is partially about their manager’s gay high school friend who killed himself while at Military school, so the song was included in the set as part of the protest.Watch the band’s speech below. The band even snarkily struck back at disappointed fans on social media…last_img read more

Study to probe what makes us happy and healthy

first_imgMulti-year Harvard research collaboration with Aetna will assess well-being across numerous dimensions of health and wholenessWhat does it mean to be well? Not just “not ill,” but really thriving?Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at Aetna are embarking on a collaborative, multi-year study of well-being intended both to advance scientific understanding of what it means to be truly healthy across numerous dimensions and to translate that knowledge into practice.The principal investigators at Harvard Chan School plan to develop a comprehensive assessment that considers physical health, emotional health, purpose, character strengths, social connectedness, and financial security. Implementing this assessment in a large cohort of participants across a multi-year timeline could, they say, transform the field of well-being research. It will also inform how institutions and companies can best help their employees to thrive.“The vast majority of the existing data on happiness is cross-sectional, with all data collected at one time, making it difficult to draw conclusions about causality,” explained Tyler J. VanderWeele, Ph.D., the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard Chan School and director of Harvard’s Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing.That’s about to change. Through the participation of thousands of Aetna employees and members and the sharing of de-identified data with Harvard, the study is expected over time to generate a unique and valuable trove of longitudinal data.“Within a couple of years it will be one of the most important well-being data resources in the world,” said Eileen McNeely, Ph.D., founder and co-director of the Harvard Chan School’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) and instructor in the Department of Environmental Health. “Our collaboration with Aetna will powerfully advance our understanding of, and capacity for, workplace promotion of employee well-being.”The well-being assessment will be closely related to a conceptualization of flourishing put forward in a 2017 paper by Professor VanderWeele in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In that review, VanderWeele pressed the need for further study into the causes, outcomes, and interventions that affect well-being. Such new knowledge, he asserted, would not only improve individuals’ health; it could compound to produce a better functioning society.“We’re excited by the unprecedented opportunities to measure and improve the well-being of those we serve, in line with our mission of building a healthier world,” said Kay Mooney, Vice President of Employee Benefits & Well-being at Aetna. “We’re changing the conversation around health to focus on holistic well-being, and this groundbreaking collaboration with the Harvard Chan School will help accelerate this strategy.”The agreement with Aetna, spearheaded by Harvard’s Office of Technology Development, provides significant support to Harvard Chan School to enable the study, in a field of research where smaller commitments have been more typical.“Until now, relatively little funding has been available for well-being research,” VanderWeele said. “The ambitious and well-funded collaboration with Aetna will propel forward our understanding of the determinants of well-being.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Loan-pricing models: What to consider for loan origination

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Financial institutions that structure and optimize pricing for loans are able to make sure they are adequately compensated for the risk they are taking. Instead of pricing loans based on a “gut feel” or a request to match or beat competitors’ rates, institutions that utilize loan-pricing models for origination incorporate a more methodical approach.Benefits Of Loan PricingThis methodical approach can help ensure the best loan and terms are matched to the borrower so that the financial institution makes the sale and keeps the customer. Loan pricing models can allow banks or credit unions to set prices based on other institution goals, too, including goals related to profitability targets or loan portfolio composition. In talking with banks, Abrigo has learned these institutions thought a conservative estimate was that they could pick up an additional 5 to 10 basis points in interest if they had more structured pricing methodologies in place.One overall benefit of effective loan pricing is that it is one of the many ways a financial institution can optimize capital. Optimizing capital is important because it provides institutions with the ability and freedom to deploy capital for developing new products and new markets, addressing regulatory issues or navigating shifts in the macroeconomic environment. “Institutions that optimize capital can be more flexible and agile,” said  Rob Ashbaugh, Senior Risk Management Consultant at Abrigo. “They can be more competitive and better prepared for changes on the horizon.” continue reading »last_img read more

Pandemic wreaking havoc on traditional banking structure and practices

first_imgThe Great Recession came about in some ways because of mistakes made by financial institutions. The resulting damage and ongoing recovery remade many aspects of the industry, created a huge cleanup and a concurrent compliance flood. And it also helped create an opportunity for fintechs to take root and bring fresh ideas to financial challenges while traditional institutions were otherwise occupied.That recession was a catalyst, and now it’s happening again, for different reasons.By contrast to the Great Recession, the COVID Recession and the pandemic and lockdowns that drove it, had almost nothing to do with financial institutions’ own previous actions. Quite the contrary. They helped keep financial services and parts of the economy on an even keel.Nevertheless, traditional financial institutions have been looking at the beginnings of a major series of changes in the way they operate — potentially even their very existence, at least in familiar form. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgThe Investment Association (TIA) – Helena Morrissey is set to become chair of the newly created TIA, after the merger between the Investment Management Association (IMA) and the Association of British Insurers’ (ABI) investment affairs division. In light of the merger, Morrisey will replace Douglas Ferrans, current IMA chairman, who is stepping down after four years in the role. Daniel Godfrey remains chief executive of the newly merged lobby group. Morrissey is also chief executive at Newton Asset Management and founded the 30% Club, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of women onto corporate boards.JP Morgan Asset Management – John Bilton has been appointed head of the global strategy team in the firm’s investment management solutions global mulit-asset group. Bilton joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was the European equity strategist responsible for asset allocation research. From London, Bilton will be responsible for global economic and asset allocation strategies. Towers Watson, Railways Pension Scheme, AVÖ, The Investment Association, JP Morgan Asset ManagementTowers Watson – Chris Mansi, currently the consultancy’s European delegated CIO, has been promoted to a global role in charge of all $60bn (€44.2bn) of delegated mandates. Mansi, who has been with the firm for 15 years, has been promoted alongside Craig Baker. Baker was previously global head of research at Towers Watson’s investment division, and has been named global CIO.Separately, Michael Valentine has joined the firm in Zurich from Mercer to consult German-speaking Swiss clients on investment issues. He follows Edouard Stucki in some of his positions, but not as a board member. Stucki had left the consultancy earlier this year to pursue new opportunities. Sebastien Brocard remains as investment consultant for the French-speaking Swiss clients, a position he has held for two years now.Railways Pension Scheme – John Chilman has become chairman of the pension scheme for railway workers in the UK. Chilman replaces Derek Scott, who was chair for seven years and will remain employer director of the scheme for his final three years on the board. Chilman, who has been on the board since 2007, is also director of reward and pensions at FirstGroup, a bus and rail company.AVÖ – Manfred Rapf has been elected president of the Austrian actuarial association AVÖ. He also heads the life insurance department at the Austrian insurance federation VVÖ. Rapf follows Christoph Krischanitz, managing director of actuarial consultancy Arithmetica. After six years in office, Krischanitz could not be re-elected president and is now serving as vice-president.last_img read more

Buying a house sight-unseen paid off for the owners of this house

first_img57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield“I was even more pleasantly surprised about what a beautiful feel the house had to it and really liked it,” she said.Since their ownership, they have renovated bathrooms and they undertook a major renovation about five years ago to restore some of the original features to their former glory.Ms Anderson’s favourite part of the home is an atrium which is effectively an internal space but can be opened up.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield.“It has an opening glass roof and it also has one massive big slider which goes across the whole front of the room and sliding doors that go on the side so when you actually open everything up, you feel like you are outside even though you are inside,’’ she said.“It overlooks the back yard, and I definitely think it was the most successful thing in the renovation.’’ 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldThe original home was designed by Brisbane firm Chambers and Ford in 1923. Known as Fetlar, it is on a 1215sq m block of land.Inside are herringbone designed timber floors at the entrance and original leadlight windows. There are formal living and dining areas, with high crossbeam ceilings. The home has a private reading space, formal living room with a fireplace and traditional windows.There is a deck at the front of the house and the kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and storage space. 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield.center_img 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldJodie Anderson took the risk of buying their family home at 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield, sight unseen.Living in Europe with her family at the time with young children it was difficult to get back to Australia to see the house before it went to auction.So she had family members give it the once over and they successfully secured it at auction for their return to Australia.They wanted to buy in Clayfield because it had good access to the airport, there were good schools in the area and homes on reasonable size blocks of land.“I just loved the look of it, the Californian bungalow style,” Ms Anderson said. On arrival in Australia, she was pleased to see the home had as much character as she thought it would. 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldThe main bedroom has a bay window and built-in robe and an ensuite as well as a walk-in robe.From the upper level of the home are views to the Gateway Bridge and beyond.It also has a study, large laundry, additional powder room, double lockup garage and a climate-controlled, glass- cased wine cellar which can hold more than 3000 bottles.last_img read more

PH halts issuance of ‘visa upon arrival’ to Chinese nationals

first_imgMANILA – Amid coronavirus scare, theBureau of Immigration temporarily stopped the issuance of tourist visas toChinese nationals. The virus is believed to have originatedlate last year in a food market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife. Chinese nationals cannot enter the Philippines as easily as before following the issuance of a new immigration order which temporarily suspends ‘visa upon arrival’ facility in all gateways across the country. UNTV “It is also a way to prevent Chinesenationals, who could be carriers of the virus, from visiting the country,” sheadded. Coronavirus infections have a wide rangeof symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathingdifficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratorysyndrome, kidney failure and death. “We are taking the proactive measure toslow down travel and possibly help prevent the entry of the novel coronavirus,”Morente said. According to the Jan. 26 situationreport of the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 2,014 cases of2019-nCoV have been reported globally, 1,985 of which were from China. The 2019-nCoV was first reported inWuhan City, China on Dec. 31, 2019. Symptoms of this new strain include fever,cough, and difficulty in breathing. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, meanwhile, saidthe continuous spread of the virus should prompt the Department of ForeignAffairs (DFA) to be on alert for possible evacuations of Filipinos working inWuhan, China. Last Thursday, the World HealthOrganization called the outbreak an emergency for China, but stopped short ofdesignating it a global emergency. According to Gatchalian, it is importantfor DFA to locate the Filipinos ahead of a possible evacuation and they should alsoconstantly monitor the situation in Wuhan of overseas Filipino workers (OFWS) sothat the government can address their needs. Many of thosewho died had pre-existing medical conditions or were elderly,authorities have said. The total number of confirmed cases inChina rose about 30 percent to 2,744, about half of them in the centralprovince of Hubei, whose capital is Wuhan. “We have to prepare for anyeventuality,” Gatchalian said. “Nakakabahalaang mabilis na pagkalat ng coronavirus saiba’t ibang bahagi ng mundo at mahalagang may regular din dapat na ibinibigayna balita ang DFA tungkol sakaligtasan ng ating mga OFW.” Cases have also been reported in HongKong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States, as well as Australia,Canada, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam. Nodeaths have been reported outside China. This move aims to ensure the new virus –officially known as 2019-nCoV – will not enter the country, ImmigrationCommissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement on Tuesday. Chinese researchers believe it may havebeen transmitted to humans from snakes, which in turn may have got it frombats. Both animals were known to have been sold at the market. (With Reuters/PN)last_img read more

Batesville man faces drug charges following traffic stop

first_imgBatesville, In.—A September routine traffic stop led to a October arrest for a Batesville man.Major Brad Wessel from the Batesville Police Department says on September 22 officers stopped Jonathan Salyer, 50, and paraphernalia and marijuana was found after canine Jinx alerted officers.After police released Salyer a search warrant was requested and received, then executed at his home when he was not there. During the search police found marijuana, paraphernalia, methamphetamine and controlled substances.Salyer was located and arrested on October 5 and taken to the Ripley County Jail. Salyer has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a controlled substance.last_img read more