Russia to Keep Naval TF in Gulf of Aden

first_img November 20, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia to Keep Naval TF in Gulf of Aden View post tag: TF Training & Education View post tag: of View post tag: Russia View post tag: Gulfcenter_img View post tag: to View post tag: Navy View post tag: keep Russia to Keep Naval TF in Gulf of Aden Russia will keep its naval task force in the Gulf of Aden as part of an international effort to fight sea piracy off the Somali coast, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said.The UN Security Council held a debate on piracy as a threat to global peace and security.“Russia supports the extension of a mandate to carry out all necessary measures to prevent piracy off the coast of Somalia, including its territorial waters,” Churkin said during the debate Monday.“We intend to maintain the presence of our Navy in the Gulf of Aden, working in close contact with other countries and regional organisations (involved in the fight against piracy),” he said.Russian warships have successfully escorted hundreds of commercial vessels from various countries through pirate-infested waters off the Somali coast since 2008, when Russia joined the international anti-piracy mission in the region.Task forces from the Russian Navy, usually led by Udaloy class destroyers, operate in the area on a rotating basis.Russia has recently asked France to allow the deployment of two Ilyushin Il-38 naval reconnaissance planes at a French base in Djibouti to facilitate its anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden.Russia has also called for the creation of a special UN juridical body to try hijackers captured during anti-piracy operations off the Somali coast.According to latest UN reports, sea pirates carried out 291 attacks and hijackings in the first 10 months of 2012. They hold at least 293 hostages.Pirates are most active in coastal waters around Africa, especially in the Gulf of Aden.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 20, 2012 View post tag: Aden Share this articlelast_img read more

VIDEO: New Marine Robots Emerge on the Market

first_img View post tag: New View post tag: usv View post tag: Naval View post tag: market Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: New Marine Robots Emerge on the Market View post tag: News by topic VIDEO: New Marine Robots Emerge on the Market View post tag: marine View post tag: Robotscenter_img February 13, 2013 View post tag: Navy Al Seer Marine, LLC and 5G International Inc. announce new unmanned surface vessels (USVs). Russell Bartlett, Al Seer Operations Manager and Robert Murphy, CEO of 5G International Inc. have formed a strategic alliance for the production of an integrated fleet of new marine robots. Eclipse Class vessels will be introduced at IDEX 2013 (The International Defence Exhibition and Conference), 17 – 21 February 2013 in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.On display will be three new vessels, manufactured by Al Seer and based on four generations of USVs designed, built and tested by 5G.“Al Seer is pleased to offer timely solutions for protecting the region’s population and their valuable assets. Eclipse Class vessels will be of particular importance to petroleum and marine interests in the Gulf region,” states Russell Bartlett.The primary missions for Eclipse Class vessels are surveillance and non-lethal deterrence for small craft. They can be operated remotely via encrypted RF from shore, or world-wide via secure satellite links. These are also true robots, which can be pre¬programmed to perform fully-autonomous missions. Options include inertial navigation and Faraday-caged hulls for EMP protection. They are fast, robust, modular, and adaptable to a very wide variety of applications.Robert Murphy says:“Al Seer’s proven capabilities in the fields of megayachts and high-performance craft are a perfect match for 5G’s innovative systems. We have developed a proprietary, hybrid propulsion system which is well beyond the scope of typical production boat manufacturers. Al Seer is the ideal OEM at the right time in a very strategic location.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 13, 2013; Image: Al Seer View post tag: Emerge View post tag: UAE Industry news Share this articlelast_img read more

BAE Systems Wins Further USS Halsey Repair Works

first_img September 25, 2015 View post tag: repair Authorities View post tag: USS Halsey View post tag: BAe Systems BAE Systems Hawaii is being awarded a $39,1 million modification to previously awarded contract for scheduled drydocking selected restricted availability (DSRA) of USS Halsey (DDG 97).The scheduled DSRA is the opportunity in the ship’s life cycle primarily to conduct repair and alteration to systems and hull not available when the ship is waterborne.Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by July 2016.Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”17011″]Image: US Navycenter_img View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Wins Further USS Halsey Repair Works BAE Systems Wins Further USS Halsey Repair Works Share this articlelast_img read more

Indian Navy fleet sails out for South China Sea deployment

first_img Authorities Indian Navy fleet sails out for South China Sea deployment May 18, 2016 The Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet, under the command of Rear Admiral SV Bhokare, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, sailed out on May 18 on a two-and-a-half month long operational deployment to the South China and North West Pacific.Indigenously built guided missile stealth frigates, IN Ships Satpura and Sahyadri, commanded by Captain AN Pramod and Captain KS Rajkumar respectively, INS Shakti, a fleet support ship, commanded by Capt Gagan Kaushal and INS Kirch an indigenous guided missile corvette commanded by Commander Sharad Sinsunwal are participating in this deployment.During this overseas deployment, the ships of Eastern Fleet will make port calls at Vietnam’s Cam Rahn Bay, Philippines’ Subic Bay, Sasebo, Japan, Busan, South Korea, Vladivostok, Russia and Port Klang, Malaysia.The visits to each port will last four days and are aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and enhancing inter-operability between the navies.During the stay in harbour, various activities such as official calls and professional interaction between naval personnel of both the nations have been planned. PASSEX has also been planned at sea with the host navies.These ships will also participate in MALABAR-16, a maritime exercise with the US Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force.center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy fleet sails out for South China Sea deployment Share this articlelast_img read more

Remontowa launches minehunter, tugboat for Polish Navy

first_img Posted: about 1 year ago Posted: about 1 year ago Photo: Remontowa Shipbuilding The ORP Mewa (603) is the third Kormoran II-class minehunter ordered by the navy. Equipment & technology View post tag: ORP Mewa All six tugs will feature Schottel propulsion solutions. The double launching ceremony took place in Gdansk on 17 December 2020. Przemko (H-13), the last in a series of six multi-role tugboats being built for the Polish Navy, was also launched on 17 December. Remontowa Shipbuilding SA has already delivered four tugboats Bolko, Gniewko, Mieszko and Semk. Port trials on the fifth tugboat, H-3 Leszko, will continue until next January. ORP Mewa, like ORP Albatros, will differ in equipment from the prototype ORP Kormoran. The main differences are due to the use of a different set of vehicles forming the ship’s mine defence system. The novelty is among others GAVIA system and Saab DE SAROV submarine vehicle, but an important change is the Kraken KATFISH 180 towed sonar. Another hardware modification is the use of the OSU-35 ship cannon caliber 35 mm instead of ZU-23 “Wróbel”. On newer mine destroyers, there will also be changes in the configuration of communication and navigation systems. B860 tugboats have a displacement of 490 tons and the capacity to carry 4 tons of cargo. The tugs will be used for military and logistical operations support at sea and in ports as well as for technical evacuations, personnel transfers, search and rescue operations and oil spill recovery. Polish Navy: new tugs to feature Schottel propulsion systems ORP Mewa View post tag: Polish Navycenter_img Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding recently launched a mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) and an ice-class multi-purpose tug for the Polish Navy. Photo: Remontowa Shipbuilding Categories: The lead ship of this type, ORP Kormoran (601), entered service in 2017. The second unit, ORP Albatros (602) is slated for delivery in 2021 and is currently in the final construction phase. The navy plans to build three more ships in the coming years. View post tag: Remontowa Shipbuilding Photo: Remontowa Shipbuilding View post tag: Kormoran II-class Przemko Thanks to FSIC IA ice-class reinforcement, these vessels can also be deployed in the Baltic Sea at any time of the year, The newbuilds will operate in the waters of the Polish exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as well as participate in NATO’s countermeasure group in the Baltic and North Sea. View post tag: Tugboat Related Article Share this articlelast_img read more

Administrator, Contracts & Grants III

first_img* Please select the answer that best describes your currentemployment relationship with Auburn University.Not a current Auburn employeeCurrent Auburn employee in position less than one yearCurrent Auburn employee in position more than one year * How were you made aware of this opportunity?AU Employment websiteEmployment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)Veterans Assistance ServicesDisability Assistance ServicesNewspaperProfessional JournalListservHR emailSocial MediaState Employment ServiceWalk-inOther * Please describe your related experience in detail and providethe job titles of the positions in which you obtained it. ‘Pleasesee resume’ is not a valid answer.(Open Ended Question) * How many years of experience do you have in this type ofposition?0-12-34-67+center_img * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accreditedinstitution in Accounting, Business Administration, Engineering, ascience discipline, or related field?YesNo Position DetailsRequisition NumberS580PHome Org NameSponsored ProgramsDivision NameVP for Research and Economic DevPosition TitleAdministrator, Contracts & Grants IIIJob Class CodeHC19CAppointment StatusFull-timePart-time FTELimited TermNoLimited Term LengthJob SummaryProvides administrative support at the Institutional level throughSponsored Programs for extramural projects including contract andgrant term negotiation, proposal development assistance, review andapproval, award review, contract and grant management, andcontracts or grants funded equipment management.Essential FunctionsAssists with the acquisition, management, and reporting for sponsorfunded equipment and materials while maintaining records andtitles. Assists with the formalization of individual contracts andgrants by negotiating and coordinating terms and conditions ofagreements and informing appropriate parties. Assists in theadministrative management of awards by approving and coordinatingchange orders, time extensions, budget reallocation, and monitoringreporting from inception to close-out. Serve as liaison betweenfaculty, staff, and sponsors to advise and/or assist with thepreparation and submission of proposals, review documentation forcompliance with University, legal, and cost accounting standards,and other guidelines.Education LevelBachelor’s degree from an accredited institutionField of StudyDegree in Accounting, Business Administration, Engineering, ascience discipline, or related fieldYears of Experience4 years of experience. Experience must include at least 2 years atthe preceding level or equivalent.Area of ExperienceExperience in preparing and overseeing contract and grantsRequirements for Additional Job LevelsEducation LevelField of StudyYears of ExperienceWhen a candidate has the required education, but lacks the requiredexperience, they may normally apply additional appropriateeducation toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1)year relevant education per year of required experience.Area of ExperienceRequirements for Additional Job LevelsMinimum Skills and AbilitiesMinimum Technology SkillsMinimum License and CertificationsNone Required.Desired Qualifications. Previous experience in contracts and grants management andfederal regulations.. At least five (5) years of contract experience preferred.. Knowledge of sponsored program administration and compliance withlaws, regulations, and policies.. Strong interpersonal and written communications skills.. Excellent time management and organization skills.. Able to perform high quality work in a dynamic and fast pacedenvironment.. Computer experience with specific skills in word-processing,experience with Banner financial system (highly desired) andweb-based applications.Salary Grade34Salary Range$45,100 – $75,100Job CategoryBusiness/Accounting/FinanceWorking Hours if Non-TraditionalList any hazardous conditions or physical demands required bythis positionPosting Date01/14/2021Closing DateEEO StatementAUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employmentopportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protectedveteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity, or any other classification protected by applicablelaw.Special Instructions to ApplicantsRequired:Cover letterResumeat least three referencesQuick Link for Internal Postings Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterOptional DocumentsSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

“Traitor” MP Left in Lurch

first_imgThe City Council, an Oxford Mail front page and the suspended Labour “MP for Baghdad” caused confusion for students on both sides of the political spectrum this week. An Oxford Students Stop the War Coalition meeting to be addressed by George Galloway MP was due to be held at the Town Hall today, before being controversially cancelled and then rescheduled at the last minute. The farce was complicated by the prospect of the Oxford University Conservative Association’s “first ever protest,” over Galloway’s close links with Saddam Hussein. Managers at the Town Hall cancelled today’s meeting because of fears over the numbers expected to attend. However, OUCA trumpeted the cancellation as a moral victory and the headline on the Oxford Mail’s front page on Wednesday declared, “City council bans ‘traitor’ Galloway”. City Councillor Rick Muir, one of the organisers of the meeting, said that the details of the piece in the Oxford Mail were, “simply untrue” while an email circulated on the Oxford Stop the War mailing list early on Thursday morning accepted that the meeting had been moved from the Town Hall but affirmed, “This is not due to banning of George Galloway by anyone.” John Townsend, the OUCA President who had organised protest to bring attention to the Glasgow MPs support of Saddam’s Ba’athist regime told Cherwell, “I see this as a victory for freedom of speech. Galloway needs to be challenged.” Organisers are now hurriedly seeking an alternative venue so that the meeting can go ahead as planned on Friday evening. Townsend insisted that if meeting was moved the planned protest would follow it saying, George Galloway is not a whose views should be given free airing in an uncritical environment.” Joe Silk, of the Oxford Students Stop the War coalition, said, “George Galloway and other speakers all have interesting views about this and they all have right to speak out in public”. The cancellation and threatened protest comes as another blow Galloway, the disgraced MP Glasgow Kelvin, who has been suspended by the Labour party pending the outcome of Government inquiry into dealings with former Iraqi leaders. At the time of press Galloway’s office confirmed to Cherwell the MP will be coming to Oxford today, but the venue is still open question.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

Remains Older Than Previously Thought

first_imgA team from Oxford University have helped to uncover the true age of an ancient skeleton, casting new light on human presence in western Europe.The skeleton, named The Red Lady of Paviland for its red ochre covering, was thought to be between 25000 and 26000 years old. However, new technology has discovered the remains to be around 4000 years older than this.Oxford University experts teamed up with members of the British Museum to uncover new ideas about the ways in which people lived. The skeleton was first discovered in Paviland on Gower in the 1820s. Although named a “Lady”, it was later discovered that the remains were actually those of a male.Dr Thomas Higham of Oxford University commented that the data was important for “our understanding of the presence and behaviour of humans in thi part of the world at this time.” He went on to say that the details might suggest that the custom of burying people with artefacts was in fact a western European trend, rather than an eastern European one, as previously thought.last_img read more

Renowned Corpus don dies of brain tumour

first_imgColleagues and former students have paid tribute to the life and work of Andrew Glyn, a radical and influential economics Fellow at Corpus Christi College, who died from a brain tumour on 22nd December 2007, aged 64.Born on June 30th 1943, the son of John Glyn, the 6th Baron Wolverton and a wealthy banker, he attended Eton and New College, Oxford. Despite a privileged family and educational background, Glyn remained a life-long political radical and was regarded as the foremost Marxist economist of his generation.Before he was chosen as the first ever tutorial Fellow in Economics at Corpus in 1969, Glyn worked from 1964-66 as an economic advisor to Harold Wilson’s Labour government.In the eighties, he collaborated closely with the National Union of Mineworkers throughout the 1984-5 strike, producing a series of incisive critiques of the economic foundations for the Thatcherite policy on pit closures.His last book, Capitalism Unleashed (2006), acknowledged the resilience of Western capitalism but continued to warn of its socially destabilising consequences. Writing in the Guardian, Cabinet Office Minister and former student Ed Miliband remembered his strong views and his “deep commitment to a fairer and more just society.” He said, “While Andrew was an analyst, he did not want simply to understand the world, he wanted it to change.”Glyn was also known as a great jazz enthusiast, reportedly telling one student, “The three greatest men who ever lived were Lenin, Trotsky and Charlie Parker. Not necessarily in that order.” He is survived by his wife Wendy Carlin and four children from his two marriages.His funeral took place in the College hall on 4th January, attended by family and friends, fellow economists, colleagues at Corpus, as well as current and former students. Amongst them were David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, and his brother, Ed. Reflecting on Mr. Glyn’s contribution to the University, Corpus President Tim Lankester told some 300 mourners that Andrew Glyn “represented the very best amongst Oxford tutors.”He said, “He was loved and revered by those he taught. He gave his students the tools, from a variety of economic traditions, with which to question and analyse. He didn’t try to impose his own views, even in the early days when his economic ideas were, shall we say, less rounded. No-one used the tutorial more effectively in encouraging students to think clearly and critically.”by James Staffordlast_img read more

Oxford Access schemes: are they working?

first_imgIn a report published by the government’s social mobility adviser on Monday, the number of working class entrants to prestigious universities is said to be dwindling. Interest about admissions to top universities is no new thing; even as early as 1852, the Royal Commissions listed access to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to Oxford and Cambridge as a key issue. Oxford is often cited as having one of the better funded access and outreach programmes in the UK, with time and resources dedicated to organising events in and outside of the city targeting students from state schools. In some respects, the outcomes appear very positive. There were over 1000 more applications from the maintained sector in 2012 than in 2006.Despite the rise in admissions from the sector, acceptance rates for students from this sector remain virtually constant, with about 47% of students (46.8% in 2007) coming from the maintained sector. Indeed, even with the enormous increase in applications, only 39 more students from a maintained school were accepted in 2012 than five years earlier.The most striking change in maintained applications, however, lies in the rate of success at application. This has dropped over the course of the last five years. In 2006, a student from the maintained sector would have almost a one in four chance of being accepted to the University (25.2%). Yet in 2011, this had dropped to one in five (19.9%).This information has greater significance when considered in light of the two studies released to the Observer this week. These, produced by the universities of Cardiff and Oxford Brookes, indicate that once at university, state school pupils achieve well beyond their privately educated counterparts.Oxford Brookes, like the University of Oxford, receives a higher proportion of applicants and entrants from private schools than the average. The findings from their study, however, have prompted the university to adjust their targets for state school entrants and to consider making lower offers to candidates from particularly deprived backgrounds.These are not the first reports of their kind: earlier research from the University of Bristol published in 2010 is frequently used as an example to justify access measures. Reports of this nature have often been criticised by schools in the independent sector as being incomplete.Though statistically overrepresented at Oxford, success rates for students from the independent sector have also dropped. In 2007, applicants from the independent sector could expect almost a one in three (30.3%) chance of being admitted to the university. This is now at one in four (25.0%). In 2012, there were over 100 fewer students from the state sector admitted to Oxford, with the acceptance rate moving from 43.4% (37.5%). Though the independent sector educates only 7% of the total UK school population, they account for 15% of all A-level entries, while 33% of students receiving three As are privately educated.Five years on, there are fewer students from the independent sector. But if the number of successful state-educated applicants remains the same, what makes up the shortfall? 15.6% of successful applicants in 2012 are neither privately nor state educated, comprising the ‘Other’ category. These include independent or overseas applicants. This has increased by over 5% from 10.1% (11.4% post-qualification) in 2006.It is difficult to draw decisive conclusions from all this information, though exciting to note significant increases in applications from the state sector. However, while Oxford’s target of 62% of applicants from state schools is easily being met, it remains to be seen precisely how the university intends to turn a high rate of state-educated Oxford applicants into an equivalent rate of state-educated Oxford students.last_img read more