Sweden Orders Saab’s Sensor Systems for Its Submarines

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sweden Orders Saab’s Sensor Systems for Its Submarines Sweden Orders Saab’s Sensor Systems for Its Submarines Authorities View post tag: Sweden View post tag: orders View post tag: Submarines View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topiccenter_img December 8, 2014 View post tag: Saab View post tag: Systems View post tag: Naval Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class submarines.The contract is valued at SEK 420 million (USD 55,5 million). This order is one of the terms included in the Letter of Intent covering Swedish armed forces’ underwater capabilities that was signed on 9 June 2014 and refers to the period 2015-2024. Neither a production order for A26-type nor a modification order for Gotland-class has been received for the submarines.A submarine’s sensor systems detect threats, identify other submarines and surface vessels, and provide support for navigation. These systems will be provided to Saab by other suppliers and there are lengthy lead-times for their delivery. Therefore, the sensors are being ordered in a timely fashion to allow the FMV to move forward on schedule with its plans for the A26 next-generation submarine programme.Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Sensor Share this articlelast_img read more

Oxford Radical Forum attracts record numbers

first_imgThe Oxford Radical Forum was held this weekend for the seventh year, with a well-attended series of lectures, talks, workshops and film screenings hosted by Wadham College.Speakers included Trenton Oldfield, the notorious protestor who disturbed the 2012 Oxford–Cambridge boat race, alongside literary theorist and public intellectual Terry Eagleton, who also spoke at the 2012 forum. Eagleton gave a talk entitled ‘The Death of God and the War on Terror’, in which he expanded on his criticism of the ‘New Atheism’ of Richard Dawkins. Other speakers included Vanessa Baird, editor of the New Internationalist magazine, who raised questions about the independence of electronic communication as it becomes increasingly commercialised, and Linda Bellos, an intersectional feminist, who spoke about “feminism, labour and Marxism.”The Oxford Radical Forum describes itself as “a completely free and open annual festival of radical ideas and culture. Each year leading critics, authors and activists spark critical thought and debate about how we understand the world and struggle to change it.” It aims to address, “the meaning of current events in Egypt and Syria, the fight against sexism, racism and homophobia, radical political and labour projects… and of course the weather.”Events were free of charge and open to the public, covering topics ranging from political economy, intersectionality, feminism, and the media, to drone warfare, arms divestment, sex work, and current events in Latin America and the Arab world. There was also a noticeable international presence throughout the weekend, with talks on Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine, the Arab uprisings and Latin America taking place, many by citizens of those countries.Social media appeared to help the Forum gain its 500 attendees, with multiple events on Facebook attracting record numbers. The event was hosted at Wadham, described by one attendee as “trusty bastion of all that is hip and happenin’ in Ox.”Kate Guariento, one of the organisers of the event, commented, “there was an immense feeling of satisfaction at how successful this year’s forum had been.”Xavier Cohen, another co-organiser, also praised the 2012 Radical Forum. “I was sixteen at the time and it was a formative experience for me, the beginning of my political journey. It’s great to think that two years on, from that person who sat there baffled not knowing anything about left wing theory or radical ideas at all, I’m now so involved and have learnt so much.”last_img read more

THE OLD COLLEGE TRY

first_img Gavel Gamut By Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.comTHE OLD COLLEGE TRYMary Tyler Moore’s theme song advised:“Love is all around, no need to fake it.You can have the town, why don’t you take it?You’re gonna make it after allHow will you make it on your own?”The Mary Tyler Moore show first aired September 19, 1970. Mary’s character was a single woman competing against the odds. She triumphed with grit, hard work, and good character. Mary saw herself as America saw itself before the days of instant success achieved via money and proximity to power. The show’s message was clear and believable; work hard, do right, be honest, and success will inevitably follow.The antithesis of this infallible formula was the show’s character of Ted Baxter who invariably failed because he sought fame and acclaim through hook and crook, much as did the people and the institutions shamelessly enmeshed in the current fraudulent attempts to have unqualified students admitted to some colleges.Mary Tyler Moore only lasted until March 19, 1977. Perhaps the Viet Nam War and Watergate were too much for the message of high hopes and ethical behavior to overcome. Much the same may be true of the exhortation to students and student-athletes to work hard and play by the rules if they wished to be accepted to colleges such as Yale, Texas, U.S.C., Stanford, Georgetown, and several others.America’s self-image as a country where anything is possible by putting one’s shoulder to the wheel and one’s nose to the grindstone suffered a wet blanket of reality when it came out that all one needed to do to be a successful applicant to some universities was to have wealthy and unscrupulous parents. The Mary Tyler Moore message of honesty and devotion was transformed by some parents to You are not good enough on your own; Hard work is for suckers; Lies and bribes are the way to succeed; It is more important to get into a university than to learn something while you are there; and, It is more important for your parents’ friends to be impressed by which school you get in than by your accomplishments.The real danger is not that some people game the system, but that the system has produced or is still producing a generation, or generations, many of whom fervently believe dishonesty in the pursuit of their goals is preferable to risking not achieving those goals.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.comOr “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooks&KnittingFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Wrights Food Group appoints Ian Dobbie as MD

first_imgSource: Wrights Food Group(L-R) Wrights Food Group chairman Peter Wright and managing director Ian DobbieWrights Food Group has named Ian Dobbie as its new managing director.In his new role, Dobbie will focus on further growth across all trade channels and developing a strategic plan for the next stage of business expansion.He will work alongside the firm’s chairman Peter Wright and board of directors as they continue to develop more foodservice and retail partnerships, it said.Dobbie has 20 years’ experience as a UK managing director, followed by the role of CEO in global bakery business Délifrance, where he specialised in the supply of frozen bake-off products. He has also held senior positions at Associated British Foods, CPC/ Bestfoods and Northern Foods.“As an established food manufacturer, we are growing, evolving and entering new markets. Ian’s appointment marks a new chapter in almost a century of producing quality ‘family favourites’ for foodservice, retail and food to go markets and I know Ian is absolutely the right person to maximise the many opportunities that are open to us,” said Wright.The appointment follows a period of significant change for Wrights Food Group, it added, which saw the business sustain its core foodservice supply, increase retail sales by 20% – including a new seasonal range with Marks & Spencer – and introduce food to go sub brands Urban Bistro and commercial food delivery service Wrights Bites alongside the addition of its on-site Sheaf Street bakery.“While this is a challenging time for all businesses, it is also immensely exciting as we build on almost a century of Wrights food production across our multiple site business which has the capacity to grow alongside the agility to innovate and move quickly on customer briefs,” said Dobbie.“Developing new partnerships and launching new lines has been a key focus of the last 12 months and I’m keen to lead the team in further strategic growth while continuing to invest in and perfect our NPD to introduce even more first-to-market products.”last_img read more

Maggie Gyllenhaal Departs MCC Theater’s The Village Bike

first_img The Village Bike A replacement for the role of Becky will be announced shortly for the Sam Gold-directed play, and performances will begin as scheduled on May 21 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. View Comments The Village Bike premiered in 2011 to sold-out crowds at the Royal Court Theatre in London and won Skinner the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and the 2011 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. The play follows Becky, who is pregnant—and friskier than ever. But she can’t seem to get the attention of her husband, who is preoccupied with preparing for the baby’s months-away arrival. So Becky takes matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she’d go. Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal has departed MCC Theater’s upcoming North American premiere of Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike. A spokesperson for the off-Broadway play said that her exit was due to scheduling conflicts. It was recently announced that Gyllenhaal will make her Main Stem debut opposite Ewan McGregor in The Real Thing this Fall. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 13, 2014last_img read more

Hempstead Hit-and-Driver Sought

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are looking for a hit-and-run driver that struck a pedestrian in Hempstead and fled on Saturday night.The victim was trying to cross Clinton Street at the corner of Wellington Avenue when he was hit by a northbound vehicle that did not stop shortly before 9 p.m., police said.The vehicle was only described as dark colored.The unidentified victim, a Hispanic man about 30 years old, suffered head trauma and a broken femur. He was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this accident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

NCUF steps up digital engagement to inspire action

first_imgWhen thinking about my transition from young adult to working professional, I constantly cite three milestones:When I found my job, as an intern at Lake Trust Credit UnionWhen I found my passion/career, after Crashing the GAC and Filene’s big.bright.mindsAnd, when I found my calling, as a graduate and mentor in the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) DE programLast week, I had another opportunity to work with the NCUF, by hosting a DE Collaboration Session. This hour-long forum allowed me to share some of TransUnion’s most recent Consumer Hardship Data. I talked at length with credit union advocates on how financial hardship is disproportionately impacting hourly employees and minority groups. I also shared data that showed how many Americans were delaying major purchases or events like home buying, new/used autos, and education. We know the financing of these experiences are key ways credit unions serve their community.But, more impactful than any slides or data I had prepared was the conversation from the credit union advocates. We heard stories from a credit union in Connecticut, that was hosting virtual “financial health house parties”. A credit union in New Mexico shared how their inclusive lending program has adapted to continue to serve their unique field of membership. Some CU employees were shouldering new responsibilities; others were scrambling to learn and deploy new products, programs, and compliance requirements, all while juggling different tasks at home, like teaching their children (and in some cases simultaneously teaching themselves) geometry.These Collaboration Sessions were just one of the many DE Alumni Resources the NCUF brought digital. Over the past month, I have participated in:Cooperative Learning Sessions – These focused sessions allow DEs to focus on a single topic of learning and development during the pandemic.Empathy Chats – These one on one sessions pair DEs to meet and practice empathetic communication.Happy Hours – A place for DEs to virtually socialize and share ideas and challengesThis surge of digital content is inspiring in a number of ways. To start, it is more inclusive than historical in-person industry events. I was able to participate in more DE events over the past month than I had in the prior year. It is also incredible to see how better connected DEs are becoming. My calendar is filling up as DE friends, new and old, grab time to discuss consumer financial hardship, and ideate on how we might help members navigate these uncertain times.The road ahead will continue to present challenges. If other partners can follow the lead of the NCUF, and inspire credit union advocates to action, I am confident this industry can truly differentiate themselves from other financial organizations. Millions of Americans hold accounts at more than one type of financial institution. Let’s work together to guarantee their credit union is their most trusted financial partner as we collaboratively recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Blake Woods Blake Woods is an Advisor for Credit Unions at TransUnion. He’s a mentor in the Cooperative Trust and CUDE programs and a graduate of Filene i3 and MDC Next … Web: www.transunion.com Detailslast_img read more

A short history of retail in ukraine

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Big market swings ‘here to stay’, warns Finland’s Veritas

first_imgFinland’s Veritas has reported a weakening in investment returns over the third quarter and said the very strong fluctuations seen in markets over the last year were indicative of a permanent shift in the way the markets behave.The pensions insurance company said it made a 2.4% total return on investments between January and September, compared with 5.6% in the same period last year, according to provisional interim figures.Equities produced 5.3% compared with 8%, and fixed income investments made a loss of 0.5%, compared with a 4.9% profit.Veritas described the overall return as “decent” despite turbulent market conditions, and said the third quarter had been challenging in investment markets, with returns declining in those three months. Investment director Nina Bergring said: “Over the past year, we have experienced several very strong fluctuations in the market, which affected many asset classes simultaneously.”She said all of these swings had been branded historically large and rapid, and predicted that strong market movements were here to stay.“The fluctuations are due to the fact the market’s microstructure has fundamentally changed with increasing digitisation,” she added.“More and more players have started to use the same kind of algorithms for risk management and investment strategies, which makes it all the more necessary to make quick changes to the risk exposure simultaneously.”She said this behaviour had created a snowball effect, and that stronger and faster market movements had presented long-term investors with new challenges.“We have to concentrate even more on following the real economy and analysing our investment targets carefully,” Bergring said.Veritas’s solvency capital fell to €580.9m at the end of September, from €609m at the same point last year, and to 27.3% of technical provisions from 30.1%.Premium income rose to €359.6m from €347.7m, while total investment assets increased to €2.67bn from €2.58bn.last_img read more

Willamette gears up for weekend shows

first_imgLEBANON, Ore. – This Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, Willamette Speedway hosts some of the best racing around.Both evenings will feature IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds as they wrap up the Wild West Modified Speedweek and the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series. The IMCA Modified race on Saturday will be the best paying to win all week as the main event winner earns a cool $2,000. Other contingencies are in the works also and will be announced soon.In Wirth Wireless Modified action at Willamette in 2014, it’s been a great year of competition. Matt Mitchell has the point lead but is tied for the most victories on the campaign with Collen Winebarger and Jeremy Shank with two each. Craig Cassell, Monte Bischoff, and Kyle Yeack all have won once this year, too.Racing will begin around 6:30 p.m. on Friday while on Saturday it will be at the usual 6 p.m. time.Tickets both days are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and juniors ages 13-17, $5 for youth ages 6-12 and free for five and under. A family pass, good for two adults andup to four youth sells for $35.last_img read more