Cubic to Develop CDLS Subsystem for US Navy
Cubic 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 Navy View post tag: Cubic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Subsystem Equipment & technology View post tag: develop Share this article
Monk praises Fulham but predicts Middlesbrough will be hard to stop
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesMiddlesbrough boss Garry Monk said his side are still to find their top level of performance – but predicted few teams would be able to live with them when they do.Boro were installed as one of the pre-season favourites for promotion following a squad overhaul that left them with a strikeforce of Britt Assombalonga, Patrick Bamford, Martin Braithwaite, Rudy Gestede and Ashley Fletcher.But it took a defender, Cyrus Christie, to snatch a late equaliser at Fulham in a 1-1 draw that leaves Monk’s team fifth in the Championship – five points behind his former side Leeds.“I don’t think we’ve hit our full stride yet,” Monk said.“But I think that’s coming. When it fully clicks, and we hit that top gear, there won’t be many sides that can stop us. That’s the attitude we have to have.“It’s still early days and we’re trying to find that consistency.”Monk praised Fulham and said he believed a draw between the two teams was a fair result, after a game that was full of chances but was goalless until the 86th minute.He said: “Last season they were, for me, one of the best sides in the league and I don’t think anything different this season.“I’m disappointed with their goal, when it came and how it came. We’d defended those situations pretty well all afternoon.“But the character in the team is undeniable. If anything, after the equaliser, we were in the ascendency and tried to push for the winner.“I think a point was the fair result for both teams.”See also:Fulham’s Ayite suffers another hamstring injuryFulham denied victory by late Middlesbrough goal
Sunsa is shining for South African entrepreneurs
“Get up, step up and ride the entrepreneurship wave rising in South Africa.” Minister of Small Business, Lindiwe Zulu (above) (image: Sunsa)Entrepreneurship got a much-needed shot in the arm with the launch yesterday of Startup Nations South Africa (Sunsa), a collaborative effort aimed at helping start-ups in South Africa.It was launched at Wits Business School on 10 November by Minister of Small Business Lindiwe Zulu, The Innovation Hub chief executive McLean Sibanda, and Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) chief executive Geoffrey Qhena. Sunsa is a collaborative effort between The Innovation Hub, a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency that helps to drive sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in Gauteng; the IDC, the state-owned development finance institution; and Wits Business School.Sunsa joins a global network, including Startup Britain, Startup Chile, Startup Malaysia, Startup China, Startup Norway, Startup Australia and more recently Startup Brazil, Startup Vietnam and Startup Korea. This is a global community leading a revolution in entrepreneurship. It focuses on advancing the national agenda for entrepreneurship and the creation of a sustainable environment where start-ups and small businesses can meaningfully contribute to the economic and social development of a country.In South Africa, Sunsa aims to build a trusted knowledge-network of highly connected local and global innovation and entrepreneur thought leaders who will provide strategic guidance on how best to create a national impact and encourage dialogue on entrepreneurship capacity development.COLLABORATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIPIt will focus on creating a national collaboration platform between the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society. It is believed this collaborative effort will mobilise human, financial and institutional resources as a means to support, develop and grow start-up businesses in South Africa.“Get up, step up and ride the entrepreneurship wave rising in South Africa,” said Zulu. “The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 annual survey reminds us that entrepreneurship levels in our country are the lowest they have been in three years. The call to action is for all of us to work hard to inculcate a culture of entrepreneurship in the country. We must consciously strive to build a nation of entrepreneurs and not a nation of job-seekers.”In the spirit of vukuzenzele – an IsiZulu words that loosely translates as “wake up and do for self” – she added, “our people must seize the economic opportunities presented by our democracy and freedom to build and grow businesses”.Qhena said that while challenges continued to characterise certain sectors of the economy, “I need to emphasise this point to small business owners – there are abundant opportunities for growth in certain sectors of the economy… As the IDC and Startup Nations South Africa, we need to inform them of these opportunities and help them to commercialise these opportunities and get a slice of the pie.”Sunsa will work to make concrete South Africa’s National Development Plan or Vision 2030. Qhena explained that the IDC’s infrastructure would be used to leverage Sunsa’s activities and impact so that it could support, uplift and develop small and medium enterprises and youth.INNOVATION IS KEYAn entrepreneur ecosystem that drives innovative solutions for local problems is needed, Sunsa contends, hence its mantra – spark, seed and sustain. As a full member of Startup Nations and Global Entrepreneurship Week, supported by the Kauffman Foundation, it will enable local start-up businesses to share best practices and collaborate with like-minded peers around the world.“Innovation is critical for the growth of our economy, as the National Development Plan acknowledges,” Sibanda said. “Start-ups are important elements of ensuring that innovation reaches the market and starts to contribute towards job creation, poverty reduction and competitiveness… The Innovation Hub supports the establishment of the Startup Nations South Africa platform as a means of creating an enabling environment that will contribute to start-ups becoming high growth businesses.”To join the Startup revolution, visit Sunsa’s website or interact with it on Facebook and Twitter; the handle is @Startup_Nations.
Sarbanes-Oxley Ripples across Silicon Valley — Free Upgrades Gone?
Cnet reports that more high-profile resignations from startups like those in Silicon Valley are likely to follow. They also suggest that many startups will seek to stay private to stay clear of compliance requirements. Another alternative is for those companies to go public on foreign exchanges, and many new company listings have shifted to the UK.An interesting statistic is that while new listings in the UK are soaring, so is fraud. The British accounting firm BDO Stoy Hayward found that the reported instances of business fraud in the UK jumped 30 percent last year and that the value of the fraud reported jumped 40 percent.Consider also the ongoing scandal of backdating of stock options. The ability to do this has been diminished with the introduction of Sarbanes-Oxley. Options now need to be reported to the SEC within two business days of award. The whole backdating scandal would never have come to light had it not been for stricter SEC rules on executive pay disclosure and the work of academics who analyzed the public data and uncovered strong correlations between option grants and stock price.Now with Apple and Steve Jobs in the middle of the scandal, it is somewhat ironic they are invoking Sarbanes-Oxley as the reason for why they plan to charge for a software update. Apple will charge $1.99 for users of Core 2 Duo Intel Macs to use 802.11n WiFi hardware. Apple says “The nominal distribution fee for the 802.11n software is required in order for Apple to comply with generally accepted accounting principles for revenue recognition, which generally require that we charge for significant feature enhancements, such as 802.11n when added to previously purchased products”.If Apple’s interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley holds then many or all software updates, whether they are service packs or bug fixes, may need to be for a fee to be legal. Are there any implications for Open Source software here? Probably not, but it’s likely that this will get a lot of public companies looking more closely at the language of their end-user license agreements (EULAs). Venture Capitalist and entrepreneur Jim Clark stepped down as chairman of the online photo service Shutterfly earlier this month because he said that Sarbanes-Oxley had “gone too far”. Clark said that because of Sarbanes-Oxley that he could not “Chair any committee due to the size of my holdings, because of the loan I once made to the company, not be on the governance committee, and it even dictates that some other board member must carry out the perfunctory duties of Chairman. What’s left is liability and constraints on stock transactions, neither of which excite me.” Five years since becoming law, high-tech Silicon Valley companies are now finding themselves running amuck with Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance regulations.Small companies have argued that Sarbanes-Oxley hits them disproportionately hard on their financial bottom lines. On Tuesday the Washington Post gives the example of no-revenue biotech companies being made to comply with the same accounting procedures of multibillion-dollar competitors, diverting money to accountants and lawyers that could better be spent in research and development.Treasury Secretary Paulson headed a committee that made recommendations in late 2006 that attempted to reduce some of the high costs of implementing Sarbanes-Oxley, especially for smaller companies. On the one hand, Paulson was criticized by the corporate governance group, the Council of Intstitutional Investors, for undermining the effectiveness of the original intent of the legislation.But the National Venture Capital Association, coming from the perspective of many small Silicon Valley startups, criticized Paulson for not going even further to help out small companies that have been affected by the compliance regulations. The group called it a “step backwards based on work and recommendations that have already been put forth.”
UAAP: UE scores second straight win, stuns NU
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UE’s second unit came up big late in the game and outscored NU’s core unit, 18-9, in the crucial moments of the match.Mark Olayon gave the Red Warriors a 14-point lead, 88-74, on an and-one play with 47 seconds left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUE head coach Derrick Pumaren said they have to start strong in the second half of the tournament if they hope of cracking the top four.“We thought about it the whole week that if we want to make a run we have to start the second round on a winning note,” said Pumaren. “The second round will be tighter and there’s no third round for us.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East started off its second round campaign in glorious fashion after taking down National University, 90-77, to score back-to-back wins in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.The Red Warriors, who started the season 0-6, improved to 2-6 while the Bulldogs slipped to 3-5.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown MOST READ “And I’m proud of the second group because we were able to give Alvin [Pasaol] his much needed rest. These guys were able to deliver and they held the fort for us.”Pasaol, after scoring 49 and 32 points in his previous two games, got his 4th foul late in the third quarter and finished the game with 11 points and 10 boards in 19 minutes of play.It was Olayon who topbilled UE’s offense with 17 points to go along six rebounds and eight assists while Wil Bartolome and Mark Maloles combined for 27 points to help the Red Warriors.Nick Abanto showed his grit underneath finishing with a 13-point, 11 rebound double-double for UE.Issa Gaye led NU with 20 points and 13 rebounds while J-Jay Alejandro almost came away with a triple-double walking off the floor with 16 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists under his name.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games
#KicksStalker: Jordan’s ’98 Playoff sneakers set for return
Michael Jordan (R) of the Chicago Bulls is guarded by Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz 03 June 1998 in game one of the NBA Finals at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES / AFP PHOTO / JEFF HAYNESMichael Jordan may have put this pair to rest before he won he won his sixth ring, but the Air Jordan 13 is still one of the brand’s most iconic silhouette.And the same black-red colorway His Airness wore during the 1998 Playoffs, and a few games into the 1998 Finals against the Utah Jazz, is set for another retro release.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Affectionately called “Breds” as a contraction of “black and red,” the shoe (P9,445) will be released on August 19 with Titan serving as the Philippines’ main distributor.The colorway last released on December 1, 2013—a good nine years after its second going back in 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 9-man Chelsea loses 3-2 to Burnley to open EPL title defense MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
Mighty-PH relegated to battle for 3rd by hot-shooting Lebanese opponent
Read Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Mighty Sports’ Juan Gomez de Liano tries to score against a Lebanese defender during their match Friday in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Patrick CastilloDubai, United Arab Emirates—Mighty Sports absorbed an 89-84 loss to Al Riyadi in their knockout semifinal duel late Friday in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship at Shabab Al Ahli Club here.Led by the hot-shooting duo of Wael Mazen Arajki and import Dominic Johnson, the Lebanese buried the Mighty Sports dribblers with a hail of 3-point shots to arrange an all-Lebanese final showdown.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Al Riyadi collected 16 triples, six coming from Johnson, against only six for Mighty Sports, which was relegated to a battle for third against Homenetmen—a team it beat, 96-89, in the group stage.Regardless of the outcome, Mighty coach Charles Tiu and coteam owners Alex and Caesar Wongchuking already consider the team’s campaign here a success.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We played valiantly and gave our kababayans a real entertainment,” said Caesar Wongchuking. “Our target was to reach the semis and we did, but unfortunately, we fell short in our final bid.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Swimming siblings power Davao to Mindanao leg overall crown PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss
14 days agoClaudio Ranieri offered Sampdoria contract
Claudio Ranieri offered Sampdoria contractby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is in talks with Sampdoria.Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Samp this week.And should Ranieri be hired, it would mean for the second time in only a few months, Ranieri will be replacing Di Francesco, having taken over as caretaker manager at Roma in March.Ranieri met with Samp directors last night, with significant steps taken in reaching an agreement.He has been offered a contract to the end of the season worth €1m plus bonuses, with automatic renewal for another season if Samp avoid relegation. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
MISC Inks Time Charter Deals for Two LNG Carriers
zoomImage Courtesy: MISC MISC Berhad has signed two time charter contracts with LNG Shipping S.p.A. (LSS), a 100% owned subsidiary of Eni S.p.A, for two LNG carriers.The ships in question are ENI’s LNG Portovenere and LNG Lerici, built by Fincantieri in 1997 and 1998, respectively.As informed, the time charter contracts are pursuant to a sale agreement between LSS and MISC, which resulted in MISC acquiring the two vessels from LSS.The two 65,000 cbm LNG carriers, which are currently trading in the Asia Pacific region, will be used to transport LNG cargoes to meet the MISC’s trading needs in the international waters, the company said.The five-year charter period will tentatively commence in December 2018 for LNG Portovenere and in January 2019 for LNG Lerici, with an estimated combined contract value of USD 133 million.“Acquisition of the two vessels as well as the TCPs will further strengthen MISC’s position (…) by boosting the strength of our fleet as well as our capacity to support the LNG demand worldwide. This business opportunity supports the MISC2020 strategy for our LNG business segment in expanding our portfolio of customers,” Yee Yang Chien, MISC’s President / Group Chief Executive Officer, commented.“In view of the evolving marketplace, there is certainly potential for us to diversify our solutions by including mid-scale and small-scale LNG transportation especially with the growing spot market demand for LNG trading and this will enable MISC to develop our capability in the trading of multiple-size vessels as well as our reach to other global locations,” he added.Yee further said that the mid-sized LNG carriers have the potential to be converted into mid-sized floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), floating storage unit (FSU) or other alternative LNG floating solution projects upon expiry of the charter.Currently, MISC’s LNG fleet comprises 28 LNG carriers and two FSUs with a combined deadweight tonnage capacity of over 2 million dwt.Earlier this month, MISC announced its financial results for the 9-month period ended September 30, 2018, showing that the group posted a 15.9% lower revenue. The revenue stood at MYR 6,391.8 million in the first nine months of this year, against MYR 7,603.2 million seen in the corresponding period last year.The decrease in revenue was mainly from the offshore segment as the corresponding period included a recognition of a one time gain for Gumusut-Kakap Semi-Floating ProductionSystem (L) Limited (GKL) variation works arising from the favorable adjudication decisions in 2017 and lower construction revenue for FSO Benchamas 2 in the current period. The revenue was also dampened by the LNG segment and petroleum segment.Group profit before tax of MYR 988.8 million was lower than the corresponding period’s profit before tax of MYR 1,961.5 million caused by the decrease in MISC’s operating profit.
IGNCA More than a centre for art and culture
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts celebrated it’s second Samavartan Samaroh (Convocation Ceremony) for the students of Post Graduate Diploma courses of batch 2018-19 on September 5, 2019. The ceremony began as dignitaries and senior officials of IGNCA lighted the lamp and members of Shri Kunwar Shyam Sangeet Bhawan presented the Saravati Vandana.IGNCA, a premier centre for arts and culture initiated the academic courses to upkeep the mandate of documenting, conserving and disseminating the Indian Arts and Cultural Heritage. These courses also train competent professionals to work in the specialised field of arts and culture. The 63 students received Post Graduate Diplomas in Cultural Informatics, Preventive Conservation, Buddhist Studies, Manuscriptology & Palaeography and Digital Library & Data Management. Auditorium echoed with the applauses of the IGNCA officials, graduating students, current students and parents of the students. Executive Trustee of IGNCA, Dr Bharat Gupt was also present. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainDr Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA, while addressing the audience, reminisced, when he joined IGNCA three year back, he observed that there is lack of specialised manpower in the field of art and culture. Moreover, it was also felt that there is a disconnect and disinterest among the masses towards their own artistic and cultural heritage. Therefore, it was decided to design and initiate courses in IGNCA to train competent professionals to work in this specialised field and also to create awareness and sensitivity among the citizens of India.” Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardMember Secretary, IGNCA, appealed to the young minds to get involved in these courses and this endeavour has been highly appreciated by students enrolling in huge numbers. Embarking on its vision to draw people closer towards their culture, IGNCA has been adding new courses in its curriculum every year. Currently, one-year Post Graduate Diploma courses and Short Term Certificate courses are being offered. Dr Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice Chairman, UGC, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, congratulated all the students. Dr Patwardhan encouraged the endeavour of IGNCA in producing professionally strong manpower in the field of art and culture as well as appreciated the students who have taken up these courses. The Samavartan Samaroh ended with a soulful rendition of Vande Mataram.