Indian first nuclear submarine Arihant ready for service

first_img View post tag: Indian Navy February 23, 2016 Having completed a set of deep sea diving drills and several armament firing tests, the Indian first indigenously-built nuclear submarine INS Arihant is now ready to join the fleet.Economic Times said officials affiliated with the project confirmed that the submarine was fully operational.Arihant is the first nuclear ballistic missile submarine to be built under the Advanced Technology Vessel Programme (ATVP). It was launched on July 26, 2009 at Visakhapatnam with sea trials scheduled for 2012. The sea trials, however, started only in 2015.The Times of India reported in August 2013 that the submarine’s 83 MW pressurized reactor had reached “criticality” which meant the 6000-tonne submarine was ready to go out to sea.Many private Indian companies were involved in the build. The hull was built by Larson & Toubro, one of the largest engineering and construction companies in India. Tata Power manufactured the sub’s control systems while Walchandnagar Industries delivered some of the steam turbine systems.The submarine will now be waiting for the official commissioning ceremony. Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian first nuclear submarine Arihant ready to join the Navy View post tag: INS Arihantcenter_img Authorities Indian first nuclear submarine Arihant ready to join the Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Raytheon, Kongsberg to build Naval Strike Missile in the US

first_img View post tag: LCS July 13, 2016 View post tag: Kongsberg Raytheon, Kongsberg to build Naval Strike Missile in the US Authorities View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: Raytheon American Raytheon and Norway’s Kongsberg Defence Systems are finalizing plans to assemble, integrate and test the Naval Strike Missile at Raytheon’s missile plants in Tuscon, United States.The two companies also plan to produce NSM launchers in the U.S., a press release said July 13.The U.S. Navy plans to equip its littoral combat ships with the over-the-horizon missile to increase the ships’ strike capability.“NSM production in America is the latest evolution of our decades-long relationship with Kongsberg,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. “We will assemble the missile and launchers in the same Raytheon factories where we produce many of the world’s most advanced missiles and other weapons systems.”Raytheon expects to perform final assembly, integration and test of NSM at the company’s Tucson, Arizona facility. Launchers would be manufactured at Raytheon’s factory in Louisville, Kentucky.With a range of more than 100 nautical miles, NSM is a long-range, anti-ship missile that provides strike capability against land and sea targets.Harald Ånnestad, President Kongsberg Defence Systems said: “Production of NSM in the United States will secure ramp up and sustainability of NSM, the world’s only Fifth Generation Naval Strike Missile with Land Target capabilities, for the US and our allies. Increased volume of NSM creates and secures jobs in both the US and Norway.”The two companies are also teamed on the development of the Joint Strike Missile and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems also known as NASAMS. Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon, Kongsberg to build Naval Strike Missile in the US Share this articlelast_img read more

Biomedical Engineering Lecturer Pool

first_imgDepartment SummaryThe Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at SJSU is home todynamic BS BME and MS BME programs. Being located in the heart ofSilicon Valley, we have developed strong ties and long-standingcollaborations with the diverse array of biomedical engineeringindustries that surround us. While most of our students stay inSilicon Valley upon graduation and contribute actively to thedynamic growth in the Bay Area, a significant portion of ourstudents have enjoyed successful careers around the country andelsewhere. Our rigorous BS and MS curricula were developed in closeconsultation with our Industry Advisory Council to ensure that ourgraduates are industry-ready. Many of our classes benefit immenselyfrom the contributions of industry experts who engage our students,share their practical experiences, and frequently teach some of ourclasses.The reputation of our educational programs for providing a uniquepractical approach built on a strong academic foundation continuesto attract students. Student enrollment in our BS and MS programshas increased significantly since the department’s inception, witha current total student population of approximately 450. Many ofour students are engaged in academic research with faculty in theirresearch labs or work on projects with industry in variouscapacities.The full time faculty are all active researchers and continue tosuccessfully attract major funding from federal institutions suchas the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes ofHealth, and others. The range of their research interests spansadvanced biomaterials, orthopedic applications, 3D printing,microfluidic devices for diagnostics, nanotechnology for drugdelivery, and cardiovascular devices, among others.More information about the SJSU Biomedical Engineering Departmentcan be found at: https://www.sjsu.edu/bme/Brief Description of DutiesLecturers in the Biomedical Engineering Department are generallyemployed on an as-needed basis, to teach one or more classes,including labs. Lecturers are expected to have expertise in thesubject matter of the class or lab that they are employed to teach.The regular duties of the lecturer include: Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureThis is a continuing open position. Click Apply Now to complete theSJSU Online Employment Application and attach the followingdocuments: The applicant must be committed to teaching at the highest academicand professional caliber, and maintain a student-centric approachat all times, thus contributing to the development of students asproductive, responsible, and caring citizens of the world. Inparticular, applicants must have a strong commitment to: (a)teaching and working with a diverse population of students at theundergraduate and graduate (MS) levels, (b) curricular innovationto complement and further advance the Biomedical EngineeringDepartment’s programs, and (c) laboratory development that willenhance the quality of education and research. Development ofexternally funded research programs and laboratory capabilities areencouraged.The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experienceunderstanding the needs of a student population of great diversity– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty are expected to organize their classes within theCanvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS providedfor the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not,must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required QualificationsCandidates are expected to have earned at least a MS degree inBiomedical engineering or a closely related discipline.Expertise in biomedical electronics, bioinstrumentation, biomedicaland clinical imaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical devicedesign and/or manufacturing, or other areas closely related tobiomedical engineering is required.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience.Preferred Qualifications A PhD degree and/or several years of relevant industry orresearch experience.An ability to evaluate adult learners, as demonstrated forinstance by evidence of satisfactory achievement in previousacademic work. Developing all necessary course materials,Delivering synchronous and/or asynchronous lectures for theassigned class, in accordance with standard SJSU practices,Grading course assignments, examinations and project reports,and assigning of appropriate grades in a timely manner at the endof the semester,Enforcing academic policies in the assigned course, such asacademic integrity violations and reporting violations to theappropriate authorities,Coordinating the activities of teaching assistants and graderswho may have been hired for the assigned course,Posting the final grades in a timely manner at the end of thesemester. CVCover LetterStatement of Teaching PhilosophyStatement of Expertise, including professional experience,courses you are qualified to teachList of References The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: July 27, 2020 (2:00 PM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img read more

Spot the Difference

first_imgLast week Susan Kennedy got a makeover. Unfortunately the revamping of the Neighbours star’s look did not live up to our expectations – she merely invested in a few more teacherly silk scarves, a long beaded necklace and got her hair blow-dried by Lynne. But in the world of Neighbours it worked and now take a look at her. Karl noticed her in the pub and now she gets invited round for dinner with strange friends from the tennis club. And an eligible bachelor even hit on her. Soon Harold, who inspired Susan to change her image by calling her a frump at the coffee shop, will be “copping a perv” on her and she will have had total success. I love a good makeover. It’s the classic super-hero storyline: the downtrodden, undesirable person takes off their glasses and puts on some lycra to reveal an amazing body and smouldering eyes. The secret to a good makeover is to look completely hideous beforehand. This will throw any slight improvement into dramatic relief. Beautiful people masquerading as mingers guarantee brilliant transformations for the crucial ‘before” and ‘after’ photos. In magazines the ‘before’ photo always features the subject looking vacant, cross-eyed and miserable with massive bags under their eyes. In the ‘after’ photo they are all smiley and bright-eyed, their life changed forever; no one is out of their league now. So, inspired by the Australian soap and full of hope and merriment on this sunny afternoon in the summertime, I got one boy and one girl and gave them both a makeover. Mo, 20, wanted a smarter look as he has been wearing a pair of trainers with a massive hole in the bottom for about a year. He says, “Sometimes I would step in a puddle and then have wet feet for days.” He also hates every t-shirt he owns: “They all make my head look massive.” Mo’s transformation merely involved him putting on another t-shirt and some new jeans. As I say, the secret to gaining sex appeal in the makeover is little more than taking off the glasses. Anna, 18, wanted a more sophisticated style, as she thinks she looks about 12 years old and claims, “Last week the waiter in a restaurant mistook me for a child and gave me the children’s menu and crayons.” Anna put on her least flattering t-shirt, which she made in an art lesson at school when she was really 12. The next thing she knew, she was in a dress and heels in a meadow, spring had sprung, the sun was setting and go on then, she says, “Ki-iss Me”. The effects of the makeover won’t last long and I can’t say what hope the future holds for Susan, Anna and Mo. Fashion is short-lived. The sun will go down. Turn around and your head might still be massive. You might get given the crayons again. Karl might still shag Izzy. Never mind; for now, chuck out the ‘before’ and savour the ‘after’.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img read more

Forfars finds time-saver

first_imgSussex bakery chain Forfars has reduced costs and man-hours after introducing the Toshiba B-SV4D compact desktop printers and Solo software from KTEC to print labels. With label formats stored on the printers, the time-consuming manual labelling process was replaced by printing on demand. The KTEC solution is USB-based, so any changes to the label formats or prices can be sent from head office on a memory stick, for download directly to the printer on site.last_img

CSM to keep Sussex plant open

first_imgBakery giant CSM revealed plans to close the Ashington-based Kate’s Cakes site last year, but has now announced it will keep it open to focus on ‘free-from’.CSM, which took over the firm of Kate’s Cakes in Ashington in 2006, announced plans to close the site last year. But it announced yesterday (12 March) that it is to keep the Sussex plant open, which will save around 350 jobs.Originally, CSM sent out letters to staff in February last year, saying it was to close its bakery site on the Wiston Trading estate in Ashington, and one in Esher, by the end of 2017. It had planned to open a new site in Daventry and extend another in Bradford.But now CSM says it has undertaken a “comprehensive review” of its plans and the Ashington bakery – which achieved record sales over the past year – will remain open.Alex Dekker, CSM’s head of production in Europe, said: “We believe Ashington and its team have a role to play in our bid to maintain our industry leadership in innovation, quality and service.“I also must note the dedication and pride of the Ashington workers, who, over this past year, have delivered record output and service quality levels, regardless of the plant’s future. I’m glad they will remain part of our team.”He said the former Kate’s Cakes plant will focus on producing gluten-free and ‘free from’ baked goods and ingredients for CSM.last_img read more

Dead & Company Continues Concert Vault Rollout With Pro-Shot “Eyes Of The World” From 2017 Philadelphia Show [Watch]

first_imgDead & Company continues to build momentum ahead of their 2019 summer tour by gradually sharing the official audio and video footage from the band’s fall 2017 and winter 2018 tours. So far, the band has released the pro-shot videos of “Deep Elem Blues” and “If I Had The World to Give“. The band continued their video vault rollout on Friday with the release of “Eyes Of The World”, which was originally performed by the latest incarnation of the Grateful Dead during the second set of their show at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia back on November 16th, 2017.The band’s performance of the lively Dead tune, which originally appeared on 1973’s Wake Of The Flood, featured Bob Weir on what were customarily Jerry Garcia‘s lead vocals. John Mayer also joined in by taking the higher vocal harmonies during the song’s anthemic chorus, only to tear into a groovy guitar solo shortly thereafter. Both Weir and Mayer stood side-by-side as the two guitarists played away throughout the number’s lengthy first solo. The second half of the song saw keyboardist Jeff Chimenti step up to let his fingers dance away on the piano. The performance kept rolling along with a fun Oteil Burbridge bass solo which led the band into a group outro jam. Nicely done, fellas! You watch the full pro-shot video of the song below.Dead & Company – “Eyes of the World” [Pro-Shot] – 11/16/2017 [Video: Dead & Company]SiriusXM’s Gary Lambert also continues to provide thought-provoking liner notes to go with the release of every video and audio performance as part of the band’s latest fan-friendly initiative. As he notes about this week’s video selection,In the early 70s, the Grateful Dead started building improvisations around a lively little riff based on an E Major 7th chord that reminded quite a few people of the rhythm guitar part from the great 60s soul hit by Archie Bell and the Drells, ‘Tighten Up.’ Eventually, that lick evolved into the foundation of one of the most enduring songs in the Dead catalog, ‘Eyes Of The World,’ which made its recorded debut on ‘Wake Of The Flood’ in 1973. All these years later, the song remains a highlight of many a live show, as you’ll hear in this version, with instrumental solo contributions by John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge.Friday’s Spotify arrivals for the band’s ongoing rollout of soundboard audio included their full performances from Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC on November 11th, 2017 and the Spectrum Center in Charlottesville, NC on November 28th, 2017. Dead & Company fans should keep their eyes and ears checking up on the band’s social media accounts, as more videos and audio recordings are expected to arrive throughout next week.last_img read more

Taye Diggs Begins Performances in Hedwig on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Taye Diggs will assume the role of our favorite internationally ignored song stylist in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on July 22. The stage and screen star takes over for Darren Criss at the Belasco Theatre and is set for a 12-week engagement. Rebecca Naomi Jones continues in the role of Yitzhak.Hedwig will mark Diggs’ return to Broadway after nearly 12 years, when he briefly played the role of Fiyero in Wicked opposite his wife at the time Idina Menzel (the two separated in 2013). He has appeared in Rent and Chicago (he also appeared in the screen adaptations of both), as well as Carousel and off-Broadway’s The Wild Party. His screen credits include Private Practice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Best Man and Brown Sugar. He is currently in production for the second season of Steven Bochco’s crime drama Murder in the First.Written by 2015 Tony honoree John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Trask’s score features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love” and “Angry Inch.” Michael Mayer directs the Tony-winning production.  Related Showslast_img read more

Burton makes Fast Magazine’s fast list

first_imgFAST COMPANY RANKS THE WORLD’S 50 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES:EIGHT OF THE 50 ARE BASED IN THE NORTHEAST(FAIRFIELD, CT, NEW YORK, NY, STRATHAM, NH, ARMONK, NY,BURLINGTON, MA, BURLINGTON, VT, CORNING, NY)NEW YORK, February 20, 2008 Fast Company magazine has announcedits “Fast 50” list of the world’s most innovative companies. Eight of the 50firms named to the 2008 list are based in and around the Northeast (Fairfield,CT, New York, NY, Stratham, NH, Armonk, NY, Burlington, MA, Burlington, VT,and Corning, NY). The Fast 50 firms in the Northeast that made the list are:No. 4 GE (Fairfield, CT)No. 12 News Corp. (New York, NY)No. 21 Timberland (Stratham, NH)No. 22 IBM (Armonk, NY)No. 24 Anomaly (New York, NY)No. 31 IRobot (Burlington, MA)No. 35 Burton (Burlington, VT)No. 38 Coring (Corning, NY)Expanded profiles of theses companies can be found athttp://tinyurl.com/3catzj(link is external).The list also highlights how innovation can drive economic growth. From greenconsumer-products phenomenon Method to 100-year-old Corning, whichspends $2 million each workday on R&D, the list celebrates companies thatare redefining the rules of business through new ideas.Other notable 2008 Fast 50 firms include:No. 1 Google (Mountain View, CA)No. 2 Apple (Cupertino, CA)No. 3 Facebook (Palo Alto, CA)No. 4 GE (Fairfield, CT)No. 5 Ideo (Palo Alto, CA)The complete list and related stories appear in the March 2008 issue of FastCompany magazine (available on newsstands February 19 – March 25).Expanded profiles can be found at http://tinyurl.com/3catzj(link is external), where users canalso nominate their own Fast 50 Reader Favorite.Fast Company Editors are available to discuss the most innovative companiesand how new ideas and fresh initiatives can lead the U.S. to economic growth.About Fast Company magazine:Founded in 1995 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC, award- winning Fast Company magazine (www.FastCompany.com(link is external)) covers the ideas,trends and visionaries that are sparking change and creating the future ofbusiness. With a total paid circulation of 746,161, Fast Company explores theprofound innovation, creative breakthroughs, best and “next” practices thatare driving the business world. # # #last_img read more

Military Forces from around the World Assist Ecuador in Earthquake Recovery

first_imgBy Dialogo April 26, 2016 Hours after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Ecuador on April 16th, leaving more than 650 dead and over 16,000 wounded, countries from around the world instructed their security forces to help rescue survivors, deliver humanitarian aid, and remove bodies lying in the rubble. In most cases, aid arrived on military planes from nearby countries, such as Peru and Colombia, and countries as far away as Spain, and in other cases the assistance arrived by sea aboard naval vessels. Peru, Ecuador’s neighbor to the south, has already provided 61 tons of humanitarian aid. The Air Force of Peru (FAP) used Hercules and Spartan aircraft from the Military Air Group No. 8 to ship the aid, while the Peruvian Navy also sent the vessel Tacna, its largest naval logistical support unit. The BAP Tacna is endowed with multiple capabilities, such as the ability to supply water and fuel to remote areas, carry up to 11,000 tons of supplies, and operate at a range of up to 30 days. Peru also provided Ecuador with three military helicopters that were assigned to the more isolated areas of the country. The assistance from Colombia, Ecuador’s neighbor to the north, was commanded personally by President Juan Manuel Santos, who landed at the port city of Manta, one of the cities most affected by the earthquake, on April 23rd, together with approximately 25 tons of humanitarian aid brought in by four flights and two ships with food and water. “[We want] to tell the Ecuadorean people [that] the Colombian people are here, ready to help in any way that we can. This help is only the tip of the iceberg… we will do what they ask of us and what we can do ourselves. It is in these difficult times when the true friends show themselves; and the Colombian people and the Ecuadorean people are more than just friends; we are brothers, which is why we are here,” Pres. Santos said on his arrival. “[Ecuador’s] corps of engineers are here working hard and have conducted surveys of critical areas, the overall infrastructure, and the current conditions,” Ecuadorean Rear Admiral Rafael Poveda, commander of the Naval Infantry, who is in charge of the deployment of military forces during the earthquake emergency, said in an interview with Diálogo. “The complementary assistance that the international teams provided us was very good; [they have been] very professional, and the teams came from different countries, such as Colombia, Peru, Venezuela,” said Rear Admiral Poveda. “A significant delegation also came from Mexico, as well as Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, France, Spain, and Russia. They have done an outstanding job.” World response Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, meanwhile, ordered the activation of the “Protocol for the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Services”, sending a Federal Police Boeing 727 to Ecuador with a contingent comprising members of the Navy, Army, Federal Police, Mexican Red Cross, and Civil Protection Service. The Argentine government sent a Hercules C-130 with 21 Air Force service members who were authorized to participate in the tasks of logistics and the supply of equipment for the identification of bodies. Argentina also sent tents, water purification tablets, blankets, basic care medicines, hygiene kits, and kitchen sets. The Bolivian Air Force also used a Hercules C-130 to send humanitarian aid consisting of 3,000 liters of water, a half ton of medicine, and 50 search and rescue specialists from the SAR-FAB group, accompanied by a trained dog to search for survivors caught in the rubble. El Salvador sent a group of 25 rescuers from the National Fire Department, the Police, the Red Cross, and three other Salvadoran first responder units. Chile sent 49 specialists from the Search and Rescue Unit of the Fire Department of Chile to aid the affected population in Ecuador. It also sent six tons of equipment needed for search and rescue operations to find people trapped in the rubble. Likewise, Spain sent an Air Force Airbus aircraft with 50 members of the Military Emergency Unit, rescue dogs, and autonomous lighting material. France deployed 64 civil rescue specialists and more than 30 specialized Soldiers for water purification projects. For their part, South Korea, Norway, and the Netherlands announced that they would be sending funds to help with the Ecuadorian emergency. Close coordination In addition to the formal protocols between the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador and their colleagues in other countries, Ecuador has assigned a military coordinator to direct the work of the various delegations that have arrived in the country with humanitarian aid, rescue specialists, and demolition equipment. “There is ongoing coordination between the foreign ministries of these countries. There are already established protocols, and as a result of those protocols they can enter our country depending on the needs that we have,” explained Rear Adm. Poveda. “When the teams come in, there has been a military coordinator who directs the teams to the disaster areas that need the help of rescuers. That has been the method. There has been an ongoing rotation of staff based on the work being carried out. That control has been carried out by the Armed Forces.” “After the [rescue] stage, which is almost complete, we move on to the next stage, which is related to the implementation of heavy equipment, focused on debris removal and controlled demolition,” concluded Rear Adm. Poveda. Carolina Loza contributed to this story from Quito, Ecuador.last_img read more