The Royal Canadian Navy’s Resolve-class naval support ship Asterix has completed all trials and is en route to Canadian Forces Base Halifax where she will enter Royal Canadian Navy service and be operated by Federal Fleet Services Inc.According to Davie Shipbuilding, the company in charge of converting the former containership into a fleet support ship, Asterix departed Québec City on December 23.Upon arrival in Halifax, the ship will welcome aboard members of the Royal Canadian Navy to begin integration training during the month of January 2018 prior to supporting Canadian naval operations from February 2018, for the next 10 years.Asterix is the first new naval support ship to enter service with the Royal Canadian Navy in over 50 years, Davie Shipbuilding said in the announcement. It is also the first large naval platform to be delivered from a Canadian shipyard in over 20 years and the first naval ship to be delivered since the launch of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.“This is a proving point for Davie. When we began this program, we looked at what DND had been planning with the Joint Support Ships since 2005 and we quickly realized that the 26-year old German design could be improved upon,” Alex Vicefield, Chairman of Davie Shipbuilding, commented.“For example, having only two replenishment-at-sea stations would mean that it does not fully meet the latest NATO requirements, which crucially calls for four stations. So, we set out to build an innovative, modern design of a naval support ship with the latest, state-of-the-art systems that would be fully compliant to meet Canada’s international and NATO commitments yet also provide a purpose-built platform for responding to humanitarian crises.”As explained by Davie, the vessel was converted using the hull from a modern, high quality and ice-strengthened containership. During the conversion, the ship was stripped down to its keel and rebuilt in a modular fashion, installing the same key Canadian military systems that will be installed on Canada’s future naval fleet such as OSI of Vancouver’s Integrated Tactical and Navigation System, L3 MAPPS of Montreal’s Integrated Platform Management System and Hepburn of Toronto’s Replenishment-At-Sea Systems.Other innovative features include an extensive intermodal handling area that is accessible at sea (a first within NATO), Canada’s first at sea hospital facility (with a full operating theatre) and an advanced aviation capability which is able to land all of the RCAF’s helicopters (including Chinooks).Like the Joint Support Ship, the ship is capable of being fitted with a range of active and passive self-defence systems, including three Raytheon Phalanx 20mm Close-In Weapon Systems.The ship will remain under the ownership of Federal Fleet Services and be operated by a mixed crew of Canadian merchant seafarers and Royal Canadian Navy personnel for at least the next 10 years. The ship has a service life of 40 years.While Asterix remains under the ownership of Federal Fleet Services, it will fly the company’s House Ensign and be referred to as Motor Vessel Asterix. View post tag: Royal Canadian Navy Authorities Davie Shipbuilding delivers M/V Asterix to Canadian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Davie Shipbuilding delivers M/V Asterix to Canadian Navy View post tag: M/V Asterix View post tag: Davie Shipbuilding December 27, 2017 Share this article
Crimson forward and co-captain Andre Akpan ’10, who was named to the All-Ivy League first team for the fourth time on Tuesday (Nov. 17), has added another accolade to his already lengthy resume by being crowned Ivy League Player of the Year.Akpan joins the ranks of past recipients Charles Altchek ’07 (2005, 2006), Thomas McLaughlin ’98 (1997), and William Kohler ’97 (1996). The Grand Prairie, Texas, native, who was named Ivy Rookie of the Year in 2006, also becomes the first Harvard player to win both Ivy Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors, and the fourth overall.Akpan, who was also named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Year (Nov. 19), finished the regular season first in the league in nearly every statistical category, holds the Harvard career points (33) and assists (123) records, and is two goals behind Chris Ohiri’s ’64 goals-scored record (47) going into the NCAA tournament.Freshman forward Brian Rogers received the Ivy Rookie of the Year and second-team All-Ivy honors. Rogers is the sixth Harvard freshman to win the award. Rogers, who was named Ivy Rookie of the Week twice this season, assisted on three game-winning goals this season in addition to tallying three game winners.Rounding out league honors were Crimson defenders Kwaku Nyamekye ’10 (first team) and Richard Smith ’13 (second team), and midfielders Brian Grimm ’10 (second team) and Alex Chi ’11 (honorable mention).On Sunday (Nov. 22), Harvard will host the second round of the NCAA tournament, playing the winner of Friday’s (Nov. 20) match between Monmouth and the University of Connecticut. Game time is 1 p.m.
Notre Dame marketing professor John F. Sherry, Jr. received the 2011 William R. Davidson Honorable Mention Award from the “Journal of Retailing,” where his article on the American Girl Company appeared in 2009. Sherry’s article is titled, “Why Are Themed Brand Stores so Powerful? Retail Brand Ideology at American Girl Place.” Sherry and five other college professors wrote the article after observing customers at American Girl Place in Chicago, Sherry said. Sherry said the most interesting aspect of the project was being admitted into the female world of American Girl Place. The Journal of Retailing is a marketing journal that publishes four issues annually. One article each year receives the Award for Best Paper and one receives the Honorable Mention Award, Sherry said. Sherry and his colleagues will receive a plaque at the American Marketing Association Winter Educators’ Conference in Boston later this month. Sherry said he chose to research American Girl because he wanted to study a retail company that caters to females. “I had studied a number of other retail outlets that were more masculine in character, places like Niketown and ESPN Zone,” Sherry said. “Most of them that I studied before were male-oriented, and it struck me as a good idea to try to understand a female counterpart.” Sherry and the other researchers studied consumers’ relationships with American Girl Place by observing customers at the store. “I’m an anthropologist by training, so the research I do is called ethnographic research,” Sherry said. “What that means is you collect participant observations, a lot of video-taping and photography. The idea is to actually be present when the consumers are using the services so you can catch them in the act.” The researchers focused on how consumers co-create their experiences with the American Girl brand, Sherry said. “Marketers create a product, but they don’t control all the meanings associated with it; they don’t control the behaviors the consumers engage in,” Sherry said. “We’re interested in what the consumers do with the brand to create that brand. The [marketing] field is still trying to understand what makes for an iconic brand.” In addition to writing the journal article, the researchers also created a film in order to produce multiple ways to understand American Girl Place. Sherry said working with researchers of different ages and ethnicities was also exciting because they brought different perspectives on the problem. The other researchers are from Loyola University and DePaul University in Chicago, York University in Canada and Bocconi University in Italy. Sherry has taught at the University of Florida, Katholieke Universiteit in Belgium, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok in Thailand and Northwestern University. He has been the Raymond W. & Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Marketing at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame since 2005.
MGN ImageMAYVILLE – Congressman Tom Reed has announced a $3 million Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant for Chautauqua County homes.The funds, which are being disbursed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will help the county address lead hazards in 140 housing units for low-income families with children.“We care about making sure underserved communities and working families have access to safe housing,” said Reed in a statment. “Now, we can ensure 140 families in Chautauqua County can enjoy their homes without concern over the harmful impacts of lead poisoning on their loved ones and children. We will continue to fight to support this funding so our district receives the resources it needs to keep folks safe going forward.”“The Lead Paint Prevention Programs are an important part of the work our County Environmental Health Division performs,” said Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel. “This additional funding will help identify and remediate many more homes where lead paint is still present and help to keep children in those homes safe. I thank Congressman Reed for his assistance in bringing this funding to Chautauqua County.” The Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program helps to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in homes that are eligible. For more information, visit HUD.gov. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Paul CollinsU.S. Marshals have apprehended a 62-year-old Centereach man wanted for alleged sex crimes against children in Massachusetts dating back more than 30 years ago, Suffolk County police said.Paul Collins was arrested at his Pleasant Avenue home and charged with rape of a child by force, indecent assault and battery of a child under the age of 14 and open and gross lewdness.Collins was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip over the weekend before Arlington Police Department investigators took him back to Massachusetts, where he will face the charges, authorities said.Collins was a swim coach and the Aquatics Director for the Arlington Boys and Girls Club between 1978 to 1980 when he met the four boys he is accused of victimizing, police said.WCVB-TV in Boston reports that Collins in the second suspect to face such allegations in the three months since victims began coming forward.Special Victims Section detectives are investigating if Collins, who lived in Suffolk for nearly a decade, committed similar crimes on Long Island and are asking anyone with information about him and possible victims to call investigators at 631-852-6184 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With this weekend unofficially marking the end of summer—fall technically starts Sept. 22—Labor Day festivities are the last chance for Long Islanders to revel in peak beach season.What better way to celebrate a holiday—held the first Monday of every September—that honors the achievements of American workers then by spending the last weekend of summer relaxing?We’ve compiled this list of ideas to do just that. Instead of running out the clock on summer BBQ hopping as usual, mix it up with something different this Labor Day, like any one of these local events.44th Mother Cabrini FeastSuffolk County Community College, Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood. mothercabrinifestival.org 4 p.m. September 2-7.69th Shinnecock Annual PowwowShinnecock Indian Nation, 1 Little Church Street, Southampton 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday Sept 4-7.The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival: Aziz Ansari & Amy SchumerNikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $45. 5:15 p.m. September 4.Westhampton Beach 7th Annual Festival of the ArtsWesthampton Great Lawn Great Lawn, Main Street, Westhampton Beach. paragonartevents.com/westhamptom. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September 5-6.Seaford FestivalLong Island Rail Road station, Sunrise Hwy., Seaford. 11 a.m-6 p.m. September 5-7Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival5 Barclay St, Huntington Station, Huntington. lighthousemusicfest.com 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. September 5.Eisenhower Park Craft & Gift ShowEisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. September 5-6.Long Island Sound ChampionshipParchment Yacht Club, Babylon. September 6-7Cold Spring Harbor Car ShowMain Street (Route 25A) coldspringharborvillage.org 10 a.m- 4 p.m. September 6.Chabad’s Famous Backyard BBQ13 Woods Lane, East Hampton. chabadofthehamptons.com $30 adults/$15 children. 5 p.m-8 p.m. September 6Garden City Country Club-Labor Day BBQ206 Stewart Ave, Garden City. gardencitycountryclub.org September 6.Long Beach Labor Day McAvoy RunRiverside Boulevard, Long Beach. 8 a.m. September 7America’s Love Affair with the MotorcycleThe Ward Melville Heritage Organization, 97P Main Street, Stony Brook. stonybrookvillage.com $5, $3 for children under 12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 7.Labor Day BBQ Manhasset Bay Yacht Club455 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050 manhassetbayyc.org 4:30 p.m. September 7.
See also: The three countries have been sharing information on plague vaccines since 2000, and the United States and the UK have been working separately to develop them since the 1990s, the DoD said in an Apr 15 news release. The vaccines now being tested are “subunit” vaccines made of particular proteins found on the surface of Y pestis, rather than whole cells. CIDRAP overview of plaguehttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/plague/biofacts/index.html Apr 15 DoD news releasehttp://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=8397 The vaccine prevented bubonic plague (the most common form of plague, associated with flea bites and leading to swollen lymph nodes, fever, and other symptoms) but did not protect against pneumonic plague (lung infection, usually from inhaling the pathogen). The DoD program is managed by the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program in the office of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense. Apr 21, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced plans to collaborate with the defense departments of Canada and the United Kingdom to develop a vaccine for plague, which would fill an empty slot in the nation’s current vaccine arsenal. “This joint effort will continue until late 2005, at which time the DoD will evaluate both vaccine candidates and select one for continued advanced development,” the statement said. A licensed vaccine against plague was available in the United States until 1999, when the single manufacturer stopped making it. It was used to immunize US troops during the Vietnam War, because plague was fairly common in Vietnam at the time. The product was a whole-cell vaccine that used inactivated Yersinia pestis, the plague bacterium. The British vaccine contains the plague organism’s F1 and V antigens, derived separately from recombinant Escherichia coli. “The DoD vaccine contains the F1 and V antigens linked together as a fusion protein,” the DoD statement said. It was developed by the US Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and, according to previous reports, has been tested successfully in mice, ferrets, and monkeys. Plague is a fairly uncommon disease in the United States today, with 390 cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1947 through 1996. But the plague agent is one of six pathogens the government believes terrorists are most likely to try to use as a biological weapon. An experimental plague vaccine developed by DoD is in a phase 1 clinical trial that began earlier this year at the University of Kentucky, the DoD announcement said. A British plague vaccine candidate will be tested in a separate phase 1 trial in the United States later this year.
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Read also: Four die as flash floods, landslides hit South SulawesiThe injured were immediately taken to local hospitals for treatment.Criminal investigation unit head at Rembang Police Adj. Comr. Bambang Sugito said the victims were truck drivers who were on top of their parked trucks as they waited to be loaded.“The workers who were on top of the vehicles were hit by the falling rocks in the landslide,” he said.The police have identified the dead victims as Muhammad Abram, 28, and Solikin, 30, while the four injured have been named as Angga, 25, Qosim, 35, Sutrisno, 30, and Dasrun, 40. They were all local men. (dpk)Topics : Two people were killed and four severely injured following a landslide in a quarry in Blimbing village, Rembang regency, Central Java, on Wednesday afternoon.The landslide buried and destroyed six dump trucks that were waiting in line to be loaded, Rembang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Dolly A. Primanto said.“The six victims are all truck drivers. Two died and four were injured. All six trucks were destroyed in the landslide,” Dolly said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.
Tottenham v Sheffield UnitedSpurs thumped Crvena Zvezda in midweek and it was great to see Son Heung-min score two after his involvement in Andre Gomes’ horrific injury last Sunday. But the 1-1 draw at Everton was another example of Spurs blowing a lead and they need to beat Sheffield United. It won’t be easy, as United are going great, but I have a feeling Spurs can do it.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-0. Comment Betfair Exchange Odds Burnley 11/8, Draw 11/4, West Ham 9/4 Liverpool v Manchester CityWhoever plays in goal for Manchester City won’t be too much of a concern for Pep Guardiola, as he has faith in Ederson’s understudy Claudio Bravo. The City manager will be aiming to come away from Anfield with three points on Sunday. It will be tight, and the first half could be a tactical chess match, but I’m backing City to nick this one and blow the title race wide open.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-2. Betfair Exchange Odds Wolves 20/21, Draw 11/4, Aston Villa 7/2 Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool & Man Utd Newcastle v BournemouthI had a feeling Newcastle would raise their game for the trip to West Ham last Saturday and so it proved with Steve Bruce’s men holding on to win 3-2. Bournemouth upset the odds by beating Manchester United but, with a long trip to the north east, I can see them coming unstuck against this gutsy Magpies team.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-0. Advertisement Betfair Exchange Odds Southampton 2/1, Draw 5/2, Everton 8/5 Betfair Exchange Odds Manchester United 5/7, Draw 11/4, Brighton 11/2 Betfair Exchange Odds Tottenham 5/8, Draw 6/5, Sheffield United 11/2 Betfair Exchange Odds Newcastle 7/4, Draw 12/5, Bournemouth – 15/4 Dimitar Berbatov previews another blockbuster weekend of Premier League action (Pictures: REX/Metro.co.uk)Our Premier League clubs enjoyed a productive week in Europe but attention returns to domestic action this weekend.Liverpool’s heavyweight summit meeting with reigning champions Manchester City at Anfield tops the bill with Jurgen Klopp’s side presented with an opportunity to take a potentially decisive nine-point lead into the international break.Elsewhere, Chelsea are strong favourites to continue their rapid progress under Frank Lampard with what would be a sixth straight win when they host Crystal Palace, while it could be curtains for Unai Emery if his under-performing Arsenal side drop more points at rampant Leicester.Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Bebatov reviews the action exclusively for Metro.co.uk…AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTChelsea v Crystal PalaceIt’s five league wins in a row for Chelsea and their stunning comeback against Ajax will have felt like a victory. But you have to remember Ajax had two players sent off and ask why Chelsea let themselves go 4-1 down at home in the first place. Against Crystal Palace, the Blues will concede again and it will be close.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1. Betfair Exchange odds Chelsea 4/11, Draw 9/2, Crystal Palace 9/1 Betfair Exchange Odds Leicester 21/20, Draw 14/5, Arsenal 14/5 For more from Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov head to www.betfair.com/berbatov and to find out more about the new Betfair Exchange ‘How to Hub’ head to www.betfair.com/howtoexchangeMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Betfair Exchange Odds Liverpool 13/8, Draw 11/4, Manchester City 9/5 Southampton v EvertonSaints lost their last home match in the league 9-0 against the excellent Leicester. They showed more fight, and better organisation in going down 2-1 away to Man City last weekend, and I reckon they can bounce back again on Saturday. Everton are really struggling so I expect a draw here.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-1. Burnley v West HamLast week, the Clarets became the latest team to be outplayed at Brammall Lane, losing 3-0 to a strong Sheffield United team. Burnley should be much better at Turf Moor on Saturday but West Ham come to Lancashire needing a result.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-1. Leicester v ArsenalWhat is Brendan Rodgers telling his players in training? What are they eating? Whatever it is, the results are there for all to see with Leicester flying in the Premier League this season. That man Jamie Vardy scored against last weekend and I can see him getting amongst the goals against a struggling Arsenal team that played in the Europa League in midweek (albeit on Wednesday).Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1. Dimitar BerbatovFriday 8 Nov 2019 10:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link379Shares Advertisement Wolves v Aston VillaWolves played well and won in the Europa League on Thursday. The question is, will they be tired when they host west Midlands rivals Aston Villa, who were unlucky against Liverpool last week, on Sunday? I have a feeling Wolves might struggle against Villa and am going for the away win.AdvertisementAdvertisementDimitar’s prediction: 2-1. Man U v BrightonBrighton sit above United in the table but it’s still difficult for me to contemplate anything other than a home victory when the Reds play at Old Trafford. Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all scored in midweek which should be good for their confidence. United need to put the fear factor back into their performances, especially at home.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0.