ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, Thales to Upgrade German Class F124 Frigates’ Combat System

first_img View post tag: Atlas ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and Thales Deutschland have jointly been commissioned to modernize the combat system of the German Class F124 frigates. The CEOs of both enterprises recently signed the contract at the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) in Koblenz.With completion scheduled for 2017, the “HW Regeneration CDS F124” consortium formed by the two companies will refurbish the hardware of the Combat Direction System (CDS) and also adapt and update the software. The regeneration process is driven by the sweeping implementation of commercial hardware and software, because technological development in this field is progressing at a rapid pace. Here it will be possible to build up on the know-how and experience gained during the F124 construction and service phase, in which both companies were involved. The order comprises the three frigates “Sachsen”, “Hamburg” and “Hessen” as well as the Test and Training Centre (EZ/AZ) in Wilhelmshaven and the Reference Maintainer and Training Site (RMTS) in Den Helder. The work is to be organized and managed in such a way that the vessels will not need to be taken out of service.The activities include replacement of the outdated console processors, the data recording modules, and various network modules using components of the latest generation. Supportability of CDS components that are not regenerated yet critical for the system’s realtime response will, however, be ensured. An intentional side-effect is that, following the hardware regeneration, the computer systems will offer sufficient capacity for the integration of new subsystems and future CDS functionalities. Volker Paltzo, Managing Director of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and Peter Obermark, CEO of Thales Deutschland, stated:“The frigates of the Class F124 are amongst the most modern and effective ships of their kind worldwide. We are proud of this expression of trust: in close cooperation with the German Navy, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and Thales – as two internationally leading system suppliers – are to prepare these ships for the challenges of the years to come.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 12, 2013, Image: Thales Equipment & technology View post tag: system View post tag: German ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, Thales to Upgrade German Class F124 Frigates’ Combat System View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, Thales to Upgrade German Class F124 Frigates’ Combat System View post tag: Navy View post tag: Thales View post tag: Frigates Share this article View post tag: class View post tag: Naval View post tag: Elektronik March 12, 2013 View post tag: F124 View post tag: upgrade View post tag: Combatlast_img read more

OED hunts for lost book

first_imgThe Oxford English Dictionary has appealed to the public to help track down a book from which almost 50 words are thought to have been sourced.According to the New Yorker, the missing book, Meanderings of Memory, is cited as an early source for 49 words, including the adjective “chapelled” (meaning situated in a chapel).The appeal, published on the OED website on 3rd May stated that “we have been unable to trace this title in library catalogues or text databases”. According to the website, the only evidence that could be found for the existence of the book was a single entry in a London bookseller’s catalogue dating from 1852. The author was listed as “Nightlark”.Dan Selinger, a spokesperson for Oxford University Press, told Cherwell, “There are a range of theories as to why the book is proving difficult to trace. One is that the title was privately published – possibly because it was pornographic.”So far the appeal has had some success. One online commenter provided an additional reference to the book in an 1845 auction catalogue. Selinger said that “this appeal has been one of our most popular so far, so we are hopeful that additional information will emerge in the days and weeks to come”. He continued, “There has been a huge amount of interest in this appeal”.When asked what the consequences for the dictionary would be if the book could not be traced, Selinger stated “The quotations in the OED are evidence of the way a certain word has developed and been used down the years; it’s important that we can identify and date the source accurately”.The Oxford English Dictionary has a long tradition of appealing to the public for assistance. In 1879, OED editor James Murray appealed to English-speaking readers to send in curious words that they came across to help with the development of the first edition. The challenge was taken up, not only by academics, but many laypeople.One first-year English student, Nancy Jiang, told Cherwell, “The loss of this book might not turn out to be such a bad thing. In fact it might be quite a good thing because it will help the public to think about the history of our language”.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Invites Larry Keel For Acoustic “You And You Alone” & Beatles Cover [Full Show Video]

first_imgLast night, Umphrey’s McGee took to Washington, DC, for a performance with The Marcus King Band at the newly opened venue, The Anthem, to kick off the band’s four-night East Coast run. During the two-set show, a major highlight of the evening included a sit-in by legendary bluegrass guitarist Larry Keel, who sat in for an acoustic rendition of Umphrey’s own “You And You Alone” and stuck around for the first set’s closer, a cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence”.After the intro song “Catshot” opened the show, marking the tune’s first appearance since spring of last year, the band launched into “40’s Theme”. While the majority of the first set housed standard (though mostly beloved) songs in Umphrey’s McGee’s catalog—”Puppet String”, “White Man’s Moccasins”, “Example 1”, and “Attachments”—the group focused on the segues between them, building the set into a frenzy early on.The set continued to build to its ultimate climax, when the legendary Larry Keel came out to join the six-piece act for the final two songs of the frame. “You And You Alone”, a track off the band’s recently released studio album it’s not us, started the end of the set, with Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger offering up an acoustic take on the number with Keel. After the tune, the Umphrey’s guitarists returned to their electric guitars, and Keel and the band performed a goosebump-inducing rendition of The Beatles’ beloved hit, “Dear Prudence”.As for the second set, the band opened up with another it’s not us track, “Half Delayed”, marking the 10th time the song has been played live. A string of four well-transitioned songs came next: the classic “JaJunk”, it’s not us‘s “Speak Up”, a take on “Booth Love” including “Divisions” teases, and “Stinko’s Ascension”. The latter, “Stinko’s Ascension”, is a fan favorite the band debuted at UMBowl 2015 that has only been performed live 11 other times, though most recently, the group performed it in Pittsburgh in mid-January. The second set closed with a take on the relative rarity, “Turn & Run”, and a return to the first set’s “Puppet String”. For the band’s encore, the group offered yet another number from it’s not us, “Looks”, before ending the show with a return to the second set’s “JaJunk”.You can watch the full show below, which was streamed in its entirety on Umphrey’s McGee YouTube.Umphrey’s McGee – The Anthem – Washington, DC – 2/15/2018Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Anthem | Washington, DC | 2/15/2018Set One: Catshot > 40’s Theme, Puppet String -> White Man’s Moccasins, Example 1 > Attachments, You and You Alone [1], Dear Prudence [2]Set Two: Half Delayed, JaJunk [3] > Speak Up > Booth Love [4] > Stinko’s Ascension, Turn & Run > Puppet StringEncore: Looks > JaJunkNotes:[1] with Brendan and Jake on acoustics, with Larry Keel on acoustic guitar[2] with Larry Keel on acoustic guitar[3] with Divisions teases[4] with Jake on keys, with Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) teaselast_img read more

Best Monitors for Workplace Productivity

first_imgIn today’s workplace, productivity is always top of mind for employees, managers and leadership. So, it’s only natural that companies equip their teams with the latest products to achieve peak productivity. Whether you are an engineer, sales person, administrator, teacher, healthcare professional or accountant, Dell’s latest line-up of professional monitors has the right display to help you be more productive.With slimmer bezels, the new professional monitors offer a better visual experience while also making it easier to configure your dual- or multi-monitor setup. On select models, the bezel width is nearly 40 percent thinner than previous versions. And with a flicker-free screen and Dell ComfortView, the new P-model monitors are much more comfortable on your eyes by minimizing blue light emissions, allowing you to view your screen over time with ease. These monitors also feature panels with in-plane switching technology that offer consistent colors from virtually any viewing angle.The new P-model monitors are designed with the latest technology in mind and sport a wide range of conveniently accessible digital ports, including two USB 3.0 ports on the side, so you can future-proof your desk setup with a range of flexible mounting options such as arms and display stands. Speaking of which, these monitors help reduce desk clutter with their integrated power and cable management.Not only do the P-models boost the productivity of employees, but they also help boost a company’s bottom line thanks to the eco-conscious design – meeting the latest environmental standards such as ENERGY STAR, EPEAT Gold, TCO Certified Displays and more – that reduces energy consumption and associated costs.Hot Hardware described P-family monitors as:“The perfect blend of productivity-boosting performance and comfort in an eco-conscious design with low power consumption for enterprises of all sizes that want to help limit carbon footprints.”At Dell, we constantly strive to make you and your business more productive, which is one of the many reasons why we’ve been the #1 manufacturer of displays in North America for 16 straight years and worldwide for three years.And with our Premium Panel Guarantee and three years of Advanced Exchange Service and Dell ProSupport (optional for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa), we’re committed to giving you peace of mind so you can focus on what you do best.Visit Dell.com today to find out more about the other exciting aspects of the new P-family of monitors.last_img read more

Zoe Kazan & More to Join Cherry Jones in MTC’s When We Were Young

first_img When We Were Young and Unafraid Kazan has appeared on Broadway in A Behanding in Spokane, The Seagull and Come Back, Little Sheba and her screen credits include Revolutionary Road, It’s Complicated and Some Girls. Saylor co-stars in the Showtime series Homeland as Dana Brody. Boothe is best known for originating the role of Josephine in Ruined at MTC. Darragh has appeared on Broadway in Our Town. View Comments When We Were Young and Unafraid is set inside an underground women’s shelter in the early 1970s—before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, before women had places to turn in times of distress. Agnes (Jones) has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where a woman on the run can seek refuge. But to Agnes’ dismay, her latest young runaway Mary Anne (Kazan) is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter Penny (Saylor), forcing each girl to question her destiny. And as the drums of the feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the people she’s been trying to help. Cherry Jones Related Showscenter_img When We Were Young and Unafraid, directed by Pam McKinnon, will feature scenic design by Scott Pask, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Russell H. Champa, original music and sound design by Broken Chord and fight direction by Thomas Schall. The Manhattan Theatre Club has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid. Joining the previously announced Cherry Jones will be Zoe Kazan, Morgan Saylor, Cherise Boothe and Patch Darragh. The new play will have a limited engagement at the off-Broadway New York City Center – Stage 1, with performances beginning on May 21 prior to a June 17 opening. Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014last_img read more

NACTA Conference

first_imgFor more information about NACTA, please visit nactateachers.org.Founded in 1859, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia is the state’s home for cutting-edge research, student-focused instruction and Cooperative Extension public service and outreach programs. On three campuses across Georgia – in Athens, Griffin and Tifton – CAES offers courses of study in 22 majors, 18 minors and 28 graduate programs that cover the breadth of agricultural, environmental and food sciences. In each field, students are able to work directly with world-class researchers who are finding answers to tomorrow’s food supply and environmental questions. For more information, visit caes.uga.edu. More than 300 faculty and graduate students from agricultural colleges across the nation will gather at the University of Georgia this week to learn about the latest research in teaching and mentoring students in agricultural, food and environmental sciences. The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA), a professional society that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning agriculture and related disciplines, is conducting its 2015 annual conference at UGA. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), home to several nationally recognized instructors, is hosting the event. “At CAES, we strive to provide engaging, challenging instruction that prepares our students to become the next leaders in the world of agriculture and environmental sciences,” said Jean Bertrand, assistant dean for academic affairs at the college and chair of the 2015 NACTA conference planning committee. “Participating in the NACTA conference gives instructors the tools needed to lift their teaching effectiveness to the next level and keep an eye on the developments of the future.” Over the five days that NACTA members are at UGA, they will cover best practices for teaching agricultural sciences through skill-sharing presentations. Topics to be discussed range from curriculum for undergraduate research methods to teaching international extension programs through service-learning. Presentations will focus on service-learning strategies, curriculum development, student recruitment, experiential learning and other topics facing higher education instructors across the country. In addition to sharing oral and poster research presentations, the conference will include tours of UGArden, the UGA Campus Arboretum, The Trial Gardens at UGA and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia as well as local farms, historic sites and culinary landmarks. last_img read more

It’s time to own the payment relationship

first_imgPayment options are among the stickiest of services.by: Matt WilcoxIt’s no longer news that payment relationships are one, if not the, wave of the financial services future. Experts have harped on the subject ad infinitum.People like me have harped on it, too. And part of the message seems to have gotten through loud and clear.Financial institution decision-makers are well aware that rising adoption trends attest to demand, and that being slow to supply risks losing business to speedier competitors.It is no idle threat. As mobile options supplant in-person transactions, it becomes easier for once-loyal clients to disengage and defect.Readers of Credit Union Magazine need no reminder of the value of sticky products, and payment options are proving themselves among the stickiest. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Trump eggs on primary challenge to GOP governor who acknowledged Biden’s win

first_imgRenacci’s beef with DeWine, whom he spent months running against in the 2018 gubernatorial primary before he switched to the Senate race, goes back much further than the aftermath of the 2020 election, though. Back in September of last year, Renacci argued that the state had seen little private-sector job growth during DeWine’s first six months in office, and the former congressman notably declined to rule out a primary bid. Renacci has also spent his 2020 attacking DeWine’s measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, with him writing last month that the state was “committing economic suicide” under its current leadership.Renacci also used his weekend to trash DeWine on Twitter for recognizing the results of the election and for considering new restrictions on restaurants and bars as COVID-19 cases rise, and he called for voters to “Ditch DeWine.” However, Renacci wouldn’t say if he was considering taking on the governor himself, though he did add, “It’s always the right for citizens to primary or run for office if they believe change is necessary.”Ohio has become a rough state for Democrats over the last few years, but Renacci could give Team Blue more of an opening if he managed to take the nomination from DeWine. Renacci ran a weak campaign against Brown in 2018, and national Republicans never bothered to spend much money to aid him.- Advertisement – While DeWine, who served as Trump’s state co-chair, added, “The White House, or the president and his campaign, has every right to go into court” and challenge the results, his admission that “Joe Biden is the president-elect” was not what Trump wanted to hear. Indeed, Media Matters’ Matthew Gertz noted that Trump’s tweet came just 39 minutes after Fox had aired a clip of DeWine’s comment.Campaign Action- Advertisement – Renacci also pissed off his party by loaning his campaign $4 million but never spending most of it (almost $3.5 million in loans were repaid to the candidate after the campaign was over), and he managed to attract unhelpful headlines like, “Jim Renacci failed to pay strip club owner for governor campaign flights.” Brown ended up winning 53-47, even as DeWine prevailed 50-47 and the GOP swept every other partisan statewide race that same evening.Georgia Runoffs● GA-Sen-A, GA-Sen-B: Republican Sen. David Perdue recently launched his first TV spot of the Jan. 5 runoff, which ties Democrat Jon Ossoff to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The commercial shows a clip of Schumer saying, “Now we take Georgia, then we change America,” footage that conservatives have already made plenty of use of.Ossoff, meanwhile, is connecting Perdue to Donald Trump, who is the first Republican presidential nominee to lose Georgia since George H.W. Bush in 1992, in the Democrat’s second runoff spot. The ad, which is similar to one that ran in the first round of voting, features audio of both Trump and Perdue using almost identical language to downplay the coronavirus as a chart shows its death toll skyrocketing.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Meanwhile in the special election, Democrat Raphael Warnock is out with two new spots against appointed GOP incumbent Kelly Loeffler. One ad slams the stock transactions made in Loeffler’s name before the stock market crashed in March, while Warnock uses the other commercial to push back on the senator’s attacks against him.Warnock says in the latter piece, “I believe that in the greatest nation in the world, people should have affordable healthcare. That Georgians who work hard every day deserve a livable wage, and that seniors ought to be able to afford the costs of prescription drugs.” He concludes, “Kelly Loeffler may think that’s radical, I think it’s common sense.”Senate● MO-Sen: Republican incumbent Roy Blunt’s team recently confirmed that he would seek a third term in 2022, and there’s no obvious Democratic opponent on the horizon. Abe Rakov, a longtime aide to 2016 nominee Jason Kander, told the Kansas City Star over the weekend that Kander would not seek a rematch in two years.● NH-Sen, NH-Gov: Former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte did not rule out seeking a rematch with Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan when she was asked about the idea on Friday. Ayotte, who sits on the board of the conservative group Winning for Women, told Roll Call, “I’m very happy with what I’m doing right now. So I’m not focusing on running for office.” There has also been some speculation that Ayotte could run to succeed Gov. Chris Sununu if he takes on Hassan instead.Gubernatorial● VA-Gov: Former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been talking about running for his old job next year for a while, and Axios reported on Sunday that he’s told friends that he plans to go for it “in the coming weeks.” McAuliffe has not yet said anything publicly about his 2021 plans, though his spokesperson confirmed last week that the former governor would not be seeking any posts in the Biden administration.The Democratic field already consists of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, and Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, and another potential candidate is also expressing interest in seeking the nomination. Reporter Brandon Jarvis tweeted on Saturday that Del. Lee Carter, a self-described socialist, “believes there is a path to victory for him and he is strongly considering running.” Carter soon replied with a GIF of The Office’s Dwight Schrute captioned, “It’s True.” (Yes, we do indeed live in a world where politicians communicate their interest in higher office through GIFs.)House● MS-04: On Thursday, Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo’s campaign said that he was under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics for allegedly misusing nearly $200,000 in campaign funds. Palazzo’s treasurer argued that the congressman had done nothing wrong, and added, “I think in the final analysis, it’s going to be a disgruntled employee and a sore loser that is driving this thing.”The probe stems from a March complaint from the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, which accused the congressman’s campaign of spending $60,000 in rent in 2018 and 2019 for a Palazzo-owned farm they did not ultimately use; CLC also said that the campaign paid more than three times as much rent per month during this time than the state’s other three congressmen combined. As Roll Call‘s Chris Marquette explains, “House rules allow members of Congress to lease property to their campaigns if there is a bona fide campaign need for the space and specify that the campaign cannot pay more than fair market value.”The CLC also said that Palazzo’s campaign paid $128,000 since he took office in 2011 to an accounting firm run by his now-former wife, who is not a certified public accountant; the couple divorced in 2016, but the campaign continued to make the payments. Marquette writes, “If a family member wants to sell services to a lawmaker’s campaign, there needs to be a bona fide campaign rationale for it and it cannot be more than fair market value, according to federal law and House rules.”Legislative● AK State Senate: While Alaska Republicans maintained their 13-7 majority in the state Senate, Democrats are hoping that GOP infighting will give them a chance to form a governing coalition. The baker’s dozen of Republicans met on Friday but failed to decide on a new Senate president, though the members said they were still confident they’d be able to work out an agreement for an all-GOP ruling majority.Called RacesA handful of major races remain uncalled, and Daily Kos Elections is tracking them here.● CA-39: The AP called this contest on Friday for Republican Young Kim, who defeated freshman Democratic Rep. Gil Cisneros in their rematch from two years ago.● UT-04: Republican Burgess Owens secured a pickup for his party on Monday when freshman Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams conceded defeat; the AP called the contest a short time afterwards.● AK Ballot: The Associated Press has called a defeat for Measure 1, which would have increased the state’s fuel production tax; the referendum lost 58-42.Grab Bag● Deaths: Former Iowa Sen. Roger Jepsen, a Republican who won his only term in a big 1978 upset, died Friday at the age of 91. Jepsen, who was a former lieutenant governor, took on freshman Democratic Sen. Dick Clark during Jimmy Carter’s midterm year, and he looked like the underdog during the entire campaign. The New York Times notably called Jepsen “a rather plodding campaigner with a tendency to get tangled up in positions that he repeatedly had to clarify or back away from,” while it said Clark had “reputation for being both articulate and tireless on the hustings.”National Right to Life, though, made Clark its top national target, and it found a willing ally in the anti-abortion challenger. Jepsen ended up defying the polls and winning 51-48, a result that was attributed to his performance among anti-abortion Catholic voters who had yet to fully align themselves with the Republican Party. Clark’s campaign manager afterwards blamed his defeat on the 300,000 pamphlets that were circulated in churches by anti-abortion forces the Sunday before the election.Six years later, though, Jepsen faced a tougher contest from five-term Rep. Tom Harkin. The Democrat began the 1984 contest with a wide lead over Jepsen at a time when the economy, especially in farming areas, was suffering. However, the race turned very close and ugly, and the lead would shift multiple times.Harkin, notably, went after Jepsen after the news broke that he’d joined a spa in 1977 that listed “nude modeling, nude encounters and nude rap sessions” as offerings; the spa was shuttered three months after Jepsen joined it after authorities raided it for prostitution. Jepsen defended himself by saying that he’d ventured there once out of “curiosity and weakness” and never went back.Harkin took a decisive lead in the polls late in the campaign, and despite Jepsen’s attempts to once again use abortion as a wedge issue, the Democrat didn’t lose his advantage. Ronald Regan ended up carrying Iowa by a 53-46 margin during his 49 state landslide, but Harkin’s strong showing in farming areas that were still struggling helped propel him to a 55-44 win. Reagan appointed Jepsen afterwards to the National Credit Union Administration, but the former senator never sought office again.last_img read more