Russian Navy receives modernized nuclear-powered submarine

first_img Authorities View post tag: nuclear submarine View post tag: Russian Navy View post tag: Kuzbass Zvezda shipyard (Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center) held a ceremony to mark the end of the overhaul period of the Russian Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine “Kuzbass”CEO of Zvezda shipyard Yuri Filchenok and Acting Armaments Commander, Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Igor Korolev, signed the acceptance/delivery papers at the pier during the ceremony.The Project 971 submarine was laid down July 28, 1991 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and launched May 18, 1992. The Kuzbass entered service with the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet on February 5, 1993 and operated in the Pacific and the Arctic.The Russian Navy is currently in the process of modernizing 12 nuclear-powered submarines. According to IHS Jane’s Navy International, the boats will receive new armament and have their service life extended for another 20 years.In September 2015, Russian media reported the Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu saying that there were six submarines currently undergoing the modernization process.In a May 27, 2015 statement, the Russian Navy said it was expecting to receive two modernized nuclear submarines, “Kuzbass” and “Ryazan” by end 2015. March 21, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy receives modernized nuclear-powered submarine Russian Navy receives modernized nuclear-powered submarine Share this articlelast_img read more

Associate Director, Energy Services

first_img3. Ensures up-to-date records of all inventory, equipment logbooks andpreventative maintenance programs.4. Supervises the Plumbing and Energy Services departmentpersonnel. Thisinvolves: Reviewing design submissions from outside designers at thevarious stages of design including conceptual, schematic, designdevelopment and construction documents,Recommending design solutions and timely valueengineering,Evaluate proposed systems for constructability and ensure easeof maintenance,Review of submittals on an as needed basis to ensure conformitywith design and campus standards,Establish and support design standards for the University toensure specified and installed equipment is consistent with thequality and maintenance history desired by the University,Participate in start-up of key mechanical systems to ensurequality and performance,Involve facilities maintenance staff in turnover training aswell as project documentation,Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs basedon the completed installations to ensure the efficient and longterm performance of mechanical systems. 2. Oversees and is responsible for the management mechanical andplumbing work orders in SchoolDude. This involves: Job Description:BASIC FUNCTION:Responsible for the day-to-day energy operation, plumbing and HVACsystems as well as maintenance of equipment; maintains up-to-daterecords of inventory, equipment log books and preventativemaintenance schedules; supervises Energy Services personnel;assists the Director of Facilities in the planning and developmentof the department; assists the Director of Capital Planning andDesign in major capital projects and assist the Vice President forFacilities in developing long term energy strategies. Manage allcentral plant compliance with Federal, State and local regulatorycompliance. Manage unionized trade associates in compliance withthe CBA and established disciplinary and grievanceprocedures.UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS:Exposure to confidential information. Ability to respond toemergencies on a 24/7 basis.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED:EDUCATION: College degree, preferably in mechanical orelectrical engineering.EXPERIENCE: 10 years construction experience of power plantsand complex office building(s). 5 of the 10 must be supervisoryrelated. Experience with combined heat and energy cogenerationfacility preferred. Office and communication skills includingMicrosoft Word and Excel. Demonstrated knowledge of all elements ofplumbing, DDC controls, building automation, VFD’s, boileroperation, air conditioning and auxiliary equipment heating systemsand auxiliary equipment. P1, Boilers License and S1 or S2 licensepreferred. Possession of EPA, OSHA or state licenses orcertifications preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license ingood standing.SUPERVISION OF PERSONNEL:(HVAC) Systems Mechanics (6), Plumbers (3), Plumber’s Assistant(1), Supervisor HVAC Controls (1)REPORTS TO: Director, Facilities ManagementESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Responsible for the efficient day-to-day operation of allcontrols, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems locatedin campus facilities, underground distribution systems and CentralUtilities Facility complex. This involves: Interviewing and evaluating potential employees in coordinationwith the Office of Human Resources policies,Training staff in policies, procedures, the general energyoperation and safety measures,Communicating effectively with staff concerning pertinentdepartmental and university matters. 5. Assists the Director of Facilities Management in the planningand development of the Energy Services department. Thisinvolves: Recommending capital expenditures necessary for HVAC upgradesor replacement of equipment,Recommending new or modifications to existing departmentalpolicies,Recommending long-term upgrading and modifications of the highvoltage electrical underground system distribution network. 6. Assists the Director of Campus Planning and Design in theplanning, design and construction of Capital Improvement Projects(CI) and major building and renovation programs. Thisincludes: Providing energy consumption and projections for keycommoditiesReporting cogen facility performance for the creation of carbonenergy creditsSupporting the university’s environmental sustainabilityinitiatives by tracking data to support the calculation ofgreenhouse gas emissions. 7. Assists the Vice President for Facilities in the developmentof long term energy strategies and the hedging of purchasedcommodities. This includes: 9. Promotes safe and secure working conditions. Thisinvolves: 8. Participates in the professional development of the EnergyServices department. This involves: Promoting the proper utilization of equipment andmaterials,Notifying supervisor immediately of any unsafe workingconditions. Providing the optimum comfort level for staff in coordinationwith the highest level of equipment efficiency,Understanding the cogeneration installation including theability to black start the system and operate in island mode.Complying with EPA and DEP regulations and requirements for allboilers, chemicals, fuel usage and all pollution producingequipment, including record-keeping and reporting ensuringappropriate safety measures of personnel and overseeing necessarytraining in accordance with internal, state and federal guidelinesincluding OSHA implementing design changes to HVAC systems toimprove system operation and save energy,Supervising the proper organization of university mechanicalrooms to maintain a clean, safe and professional appearance.Generating steam, hot water and air, and ensuring the safeoperation of all the associated pneumatic, electronic andmechanically operated valves, control devices and mechanisms,Recommending and interacting with sub-contractors engaged inrepair modifications and renovations associated with HVACsystems. Assignment of work orders and associated follow-up for timelycompletion, feedback to University users and compliance with thedepartment’s standards for quality.Data mining of work orders to identify areas of continuedmaintenance that would be better resolved with a long term capitalinvestment. Monitoring developments in energy management through theattendance at meetings, workshops and seminars,Fostering a team cooperative environment,Promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy throughout theuniversity community consistent with the department’s mission,Attending staff meetings as requested,Communicating effectively with Manager concerning pertinentdepartment or university matters. 10. Performs other related duties as directed or dictated byresponsibilities.Duties may change and/or be added at any time.Category:Facilities – AdminAll offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactorybackground check.Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Actionemployer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in thisspirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons ofcolor, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresentedgroups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations toall qualified individuals with a disability.Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documentsincluding a cover letter at the bottom of the third page under the”My Experience” section where it says to upload a Resume/CV.You will be able to upload up to 5 other documents in this section.You will be unable to edit your application, so please have alldocuments available before applying. Faculty Positions : Ifyou need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combinethem to upload or email the additional documents to the applicablecontact in the job description. Staff positions : If youneed to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them toupload or email them to [email protected]last_img read more

Cadbury in-store

first_imgKitchen Range Foods (Huntingdon, Cambs) is building on its Cadbury Mini Dipping Donuts with the launch of Cadbury Twinpack Donuts.Each pack contains two full-sized donuts covered in Cadbury milk chocolate and chocolate pieces. The packs retail at 79p and are on sale in Tesco stores, with a roll-out in Asda stores imminent. The product will be sold in in-store bakeries where few branded products are on offer, but doughnuts are the best-selling products, says marketing manager Matt Godbold.last_img

Future view

first_img“At the moment, things haven’t slowed down that much in terms of basic food sales and petrol is cheaper than it was six months ago. From a general trade point of view, we have to be careful not to talk ourselves down too much. We have to keep positive and keep doing what we know we can do well; we are in a better position than many trades.On a personal level, I’ve just bought a new bakery in Snodland near West Moorling in Kent, which I’m in the middle of doing up. We opened the shop the week before Christmas and have been bringing goods over from our family bakers in Strood. Our first days of trading saw people queueing out of the door.Although we cannot get the actual bakery open for another month or two, until the building work has finished, we can bring in fresh bread and cakes every day from our bakery about five miles away. So on a personal level, we hope to face a slightly busier few months than we maybe would have done.Having talked to other bakers, it’s not perhaps quite as busy as they would have liked it to have been, but the market hasn’t dropped completely and I’m a great believer in keeping positive.”last_img read more

Willie Nelson Reflects On His 50-Year Friendship With Merle Haggard

first_imgLast week, music fans everywhere mourned the death of Merle Haggard, who passed away at his home at the age of 79. Haggard spent a lifetime playing country music, and continued to work until his final days. Among his more popular releases was Django and Jimmie, a 2015 album featuring Haggard and Willie Nelson. While the pair only recently released an album, Nelson shares that he met Haggard at a poker game in the early Sixties, and remained friends ever since.In the editorial published in Rolling Stone, Nelson recalls, “We always had a lot in common. We both hopped trains as kids. We both got our starts playing bass in other bands before stepping out on our own. We’d both been married for the last 20 years. We both had our sons playing guitar with us. Over the years, we played a lot of dates, a lot of poker. He was a great audience for my jokes. I told him recently, ‘You know what you call a guitar player without a girlfriend? Homeless,’ and he laughed.”Nelson also talks about Haggard’s work ethic and dedication to his craft. “I always had a lot of admiration for him. He came onto the scene with a bang. He wrote more Number One songs than me, Kris [Kristofferson], anybody. He was a great one to follow. He was able to talk about his life in his songs intelligently and ingeniously, really.”He also says that his favorite song by Haggard is “Looking For A Place to Fall Apart,” and that Nelson’s band is currently “we’re finishing the tour in Merle’s honor. We’re getting through it.”It’s humbling to see such two musicians carry a strong band throughout their lives. RIP Merle.last_img read more

The Allman Brothers Band Museum At The Big House To Host Jam After Gregg Allman’s Funeral

first_imgToday is the day. It’s been one week since Gregg Allman passed away. While the funeral plans will be kept small and intimate, with a “no suit” rule, Gregg’s final wishes were to include his fans in the process. Fans who would like to pay their respects are asked to create a mile-long motorcade route between the Snow’s Memorial Chap and Rose Hill Cemetery, where he will be buried alongside his brothers Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. It is in this cemetery where songs like “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Little Martha” were written, and much of the band’s early history was spent.Allman Brothers Band Manager Says There’s More Music To Be ReleasedFurthermore, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House is hosting a street party on Vineville Avenue between Corbin and Rogers streets in Macon, Georgia. From 6PM – 11PM, the block that the original Allman Brothers Band spent many years living together on will transform into an epic celebration of life. There will also be a family-oriented jam on the Big House stage, featuring members of the Allman Brothers Band, the Gregg Allman Band, and their extended families and friends. With so many former bandmates in town to mourn their musical leader, there’s no doubt that this gathering will be of special accord. While the street party is open to the public, the museum and yard will be closed off.*Please remain respectful of privacy during this difficult time and refrain from asking for photos and autographs. This is a time to be together. We also ask that you do not take or post pictures of the burial site until after today’s events are over.*If you haven’t yet visited the Big House, make sure that you do at some point. You’ll see instruments, sheet music, personal photographs, clothes and other belongings once held by members of the originators of the 1970’s new sound dubbed “Southern Rock.” A walk through the house includes the instrument room where the band practiced, Duane Allman’s bedroom, Berry & Candace Oakley’s “casbah” and the kitchen where “Ramblin Man” was written. When the band sang “Please Call Home,” they were talking about The Big House. Come see it for yourself and relive the music, the vibe and the love shared by Allman Brothers Band fans worldwide. More information on the Big House website.last_img read more

The Marcus King Band Honors The Allman Brothers Band At The Big House [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Marcus King had a busy weekend on the east coast! After two nights at the Brooklyn Bowl with Soulive in NYC, the 20-year-old guitarist, singer, songwriter took the Marcus King Band to Macon, Georgia for a sold-out show at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. With the recent passings of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, the musical spirit at the Big House is especially heavy. Marcus King used the empty space to fill the air with his own being, undoubtedly following these southern rock pioneers while creating a sound of his own.Soulive, Scofield, Marcus King, & The Shady Horns Play “Liz Reed” And “Lovelight” At Bowlive Friday Night [Videos]Since officially breaking onto the scene a little over two years ago with his debut album Soul Insight, King has become highly regarded as the heir apparent to the southern blues and rock throne. With the endorsement and support of veteran axe men like Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes (both artists appear on 2016’s The Marcus King Band, and the latter produced every track), King’s ascension through the ranks of the live music community has been swift. The young guitarist plays with maturity well beyond his years and a keen sense for showmanship that simply can’t be taught. With a well-oiled and polished machine backing him, the Marcus King Band have truly impressed all audiences that they’ve played before.Soulive Goes Southern With Marcus King And George Porter Jr. At Bowlive Night 7 [Photos/Videos]King’s natural ability to take deeply personal experiences from his own life and put them out into the universe in song form was especially evident on Saturday night, as he performed an impressive setlist of originals while also honoring the music of the Allman Brothers Band with covers of “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Dreams.”See the full gallery below, courtesy of photographer Emily Butler.The Marcus King Band | The Big House | 6/17/17 | Photos by Emily Butlerlast_img read more

Yes, That Happened: PowerEdge at #DellTechWorld

first_imgFOMO /ˈfōmō/ (noun): “fear of missing out” Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere.Our week at Dell Technologies World started out innocently enough. Introduce a few new products, start some great conversations, hear our customers’ stories, and maybe have a little fun. What we got was the most exciting week of PowerEdge action since we launched the 14th generation last year.Somewhere between being the week’s biggest trending topic, and looking out over another packed session, we had a revelation: people really love PowerEdge. And that love was in full bloom at Dell Technologies World.If you joined us in Vegas, here’s a quick recap of a truly wild week. If you were simply there in spirit, here’s a quick look at what you missed.Tuesday’s Launch: Got A Need for Speed?With no time to waste, we shifted into high gear at Jeff Clarke’s Tuesday morning general session to reveal our new PowerEdge R840 and R940xa servers. Built for the rigors of AI, machine learning and intensive data analytics, these 4-socket beasts were given a hero’s welcome from the crowd’s big data devotees (BTW, the “xa” stands for “extreme acceleration). When Jeff called the R940xa “bar none, the fastest and most intelligent server on the planet”, the race was on to get a hands-on look in our expo booth.Let’s Build It: Kinetic InfrastructureJeff’s Tuesday session also offered a sneak peek at the evolution of PowerEdge and our kinetic infrastructure solution – a modular approach that allows users to assign the right resources for the right workload and to change dynamically along with their business needs. Scroll to around the 51-minute mark of Tuesday’s session re-play for an overview by our director of engineering, Joyce Metevier.For a more in-depth introduction to this game-changer, check out Robert Hormuth’s post “Kinetic Infrastructure is the Path to Full Composability.”Game On!How fast can you deploy 500 servers? A few days? A few hours? Plenty of visitors to our expo booth put their admin skills to the test with our OpenManage Enterprise challenge. Believe it or not, many of them deployed 500 servers in less than 2 minutes. No tilting, no cheating, no sorcery, OpenManage Enterprise is just that easy to use.“#openmanage #DellTechWorld I just deployed 500 servers 👍👌💪💪💪“— NunoSentieiroMarques (@nunosomarques) May 1, 2018ShareCurious about blockchain? Turns out you’re not alone, as hundreds of attendees downloaded our exclusive PowerEdge-powered blockchain app to play games, earn currency and win prizes. It was such a hit that we’ll be taking it back on the road to repeat the fun, so be sure to drop by the PowerEdge booth at future events to earn some serious coin. And if you still don’t see what all the fuss is about after playing, you’ll at least walk away with one big question answered: “What the heck is blockchain?”You Did WHAT?!Meeting customers and hearing about what they’re doing with PowerEdge is, without question, our raison d’être at Dell Technologies World. And were here to report that our customers are doing some incredible stuff with these servers. They’re visionaries using PowerEdge to provide people around the world with the tools they need to ensure a free and open Internet. They’re IT leaders who rely on the compute power of PowerEdge to analyze data from the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator (yep, that one). They’re cloud service providers who trust the reliability of PowerEdge so much that they’ve deployed over 6000 servers over the course of the last 13 years. And when they experience zero downtime, they come to us with new words to describe their experience: FANTABULOUS.Wish You Were There?All-in-all, it was an amazing experience for PowerEdge and the people who live and breathe it, and this wrap up is just barely scratching the surface. If you were there with us, get ready to level-up next year. If you missed out, you can re-live the sessions, re-play the panel discussions, and immerse yourself in some 360 degree VR scenes from the show over at our live archive. It’s the next best thing to time travel.We’ll also be releasing videos of select sessions, as well as those great customer conversations over at our PowerEdge YouTube playlist, and on Twitter at @DellEMCServers.last_img read more

Tix Now Available to See John Sanders & More in Cloud Nine

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 1, 2015 Cloud Nine Tickets are now on sale to see John Sanders and more Broadway alums in the revival of Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine. Directed by James Macdonald, the production will officially open on October 5 at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater.Set in colonial Africa and 1979 London, Cloud Nine is about power, politics, family, Queen Victoria and sex. The modern classic has not been seen in a major New York production since 1981, when it ran for over two years.Along with Sanders the cast also includes Brooke Bloom, Sean Dugan, Lucy Owen, Chris Perfetti, Izzie Steele and Clarke Thorell.The production will play a limited engagement through November 1. View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Hidden in plain view

first_imgCat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaThe federally endangered smooth coneflower has gone by the wayside– literally. The four wild populations that remain in Georgia are all growing next to rural roadsides in the northeast corner of the state.A University of Georgia program to reintroduce and safeguard the smooth coneflower species, Echinacea laevigata, is underway. Two new populations of the wildflower have been planted near the wild ones, in Habersham and Stephens counties, but “not quite so close to the road,” said Heather Alley, who heads up the flower restoration project at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.As a horticulture graduate student in UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Alley compared different techniques in an effort to find the best way to insure the flower’s survival in the wild. She looked at fall versus spring planting, caging or not caging the plants to protect them from predators and planting in clumps versus planting singly.As a result of her research, new sites of smooth coneflower, planted in 2000, are flourishing today. The USDA Forest Service, in conjunction with UGA’s Plant Conservation Program, has made the reintroduction of the smooth coneflower in Georgia part of its 10 year land management plan.“We’re looking at loblolly pine plantations as possible sites,” said Doug Watson, wildlife biological technician for the Chattahoochee National Forest. “We’ll either thin those areas out or use intense prescribed fires to destroy the understory and create the open areas and sunlight where these plants thrive.”Loss of habitat, through development and a decrease in the number of forest fires, is the biggest threat to the smooth coneflower’s survival, said Alley. “We estimate that two-thirds of the original coneflower populations have been destroyed,” she said. “[It] is now only found in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. Its range used to extend up to Pennsylvania.” Before, Alley explains, periodic wildfires would clear areas of trees, creating the Piedmont prairie conditions needed for species like the smooth coneflower to survive.“Fire was important for early successional species,” she said. “Since our land management practices now involve protecting humans and their property by suppressing these fires, the areas that were part of the Piedmont prairie remain forested or have been developed.”Lack of fires has meant that a lot of rare and endangered plants, like the smooth coneflower, that require high sunlight or soil disturbance, are now growing by roadsides and under power-lines, she said. Alley and other UGA researchers are closemouthed about the smooth coneflowers’ exact locations in the wild. It, like other echinacea species, has been wild gathered – collected for both medicinal purposes and as a striking garden wildflower – for years, which is another reason this species is endangered.Many species of Echinacea, all native to the U.S., have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes, first by Native Americans and later by European settlers. “At the turn of the century it was a very common tincture,” Alley said. “It’s value as an immunostimulant is well documented. It has been widely cultivated and used in Europe since the 1930s.”The petals of the smooth coneflower are droopier, longer and thinner than common varieties and they are pale pink. The plant itself is taller and more gangly than its cousins, so it doesn’t have quite the same garden potential, Alley said.While the remaining wild sites of the smooth coneflower are best left undisturbed, it can be seen growing in both the Georgia State Botanical Garden in Athens and at Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain. (Cat Holmes is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more