View post tag: Navy View post tag: Saharan Express Authorities Maritime forces from West and North Africa, Europe and the United States began the underway phase of Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 22.Exercise Saharan Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter sea-based illicit activity in the region.This ships getting underway in the Western Operational area near Cabo Verde are the Spanish civil guard maritime service Rio Segura, Portuguese navy Bartolomeu Dias, Cabo Verde coast guard Guardio and Senegalese navy Kedougou.The ships getting underway in the Eastern operational area near Senegal and Mauritania are USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), Royal Moroccan navy Bir Anzarane, Senegalese navy Djiffere, Mauritanian navy Limam El Hadrami and Spanish navy Vencedora.Aircraft from France, Portugal, Senegal and Spain are also planned to conduct maritime air patrol operations in support of the exercise operational areas.[mappress mapid=”15767″]Image: US Navy View post tag: underway Share this article View post tag: phase View post tag: Naval Underway Phase of Saharan Express 2015 Begins View post tag: 2015 View post tag: africa View post tag: News by topic April 24, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Underway Phase of Saharan Express 2015 Begins
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Carmel, Ind. – Moriden America, a manufacturer of cargo systems and interior trim for the automotive industry, announced plans today to expand its Indiana operations to support increased production at Subaru’s assembly facility in Lafayette. As part of its growth, Moriden America plans to create up to 32 new jobs by 2017.“Today Hoosiers across the state are witnessing the impact of Subaru’s significant commitment to growing in Indiana,” said Governor Mike Pence. “In addition to creating more than 1,000 new jobs in Lafayette, Subaru’s growth has a ripple effect on its suppliers, including Moriden America, which is ramping up production and adding more manufacturing jobs. Indiana’s world-class automotive supply chain ranks third in the nation for car and truck production and is a key contributor to the state’s overall economy, which has added nearly 150,000 new Hoosier jobs since 2013.”The company, which is a subsidiary of Japan-based Moriden Company Limited, will install new structural reaction injection molding machines over the next two years at its Carmel facility at 9760 Mayflower Park Drive. With its new equipment, the company will begin producing cargo systems for annual model launches through 2018 at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) in Lafayette, including the launch of the new Subaru Impreza later this year. Moriden America opened its operations in Indiana in 1990 before moving into its newly-renovated, 130,000-square-foot facility in Carmel in July 2015.Moriden America, which currently employs 37 full-time associates in Indiana, is currently hiring for production and quality control positions, with plans to add additional second-shift production positions next year. Interested applicants may apply by sending a resume to [email protected]“Locating in Indiana allows us access to a broad base of customers within close proximity to our facility,” said Sumio Imori, vice president of Moriden America. “We will be able to grow our business and utilize our new equipment to full capacity. Our goal is to provide a high quality, competitively-priced product delivered on time to our customer. Our success lies with our associates, and we are pleased with the work ethic of the Indiana workforce. We look forward to adding more Hoosiers to our team.”Production of the Subaru Impreza is slated to begin later this year at SIA in Lafayette, Subaru’s only U.S. manufacturing facility. As part of its growth, SIA has invested $1.3 billion over the past four years and has added 1,300 new jobs since last November to enable it to significantly increase its production volume capacity and to prepare to build the new Impreza.Founded in 1910, Moriden established its U.S. subsidiary in 1989 in Detroit before moving all North American operations to Indiana in 1990. The Carmel headquarters facility currently serves as a base for production and logistics, where it is a tier 1 supplier to Subaru and a tier 2 supplier to Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana in Princeton. The company operates additional production facilities in Japan and China, and generated $173 million in global sales in 2014.The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Moriden American Inc. up to $225,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Carmel supports the project.“A little more than a year after moving its American headquarters to Carmel, we are pleased to see that Moriden America is already expanding its manufacturing operations to better serve the Subaru operation in Lafayette,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. “This is good news for Carmel and our family of national and international businesses who have chosen to grow their business here.”Indiana is a global destination for Japanese manufacturers, with announcements already this year from six Japan-based companies that together plan to create more than 600 new Hoosier jobs across the state in the coming years. As the only state that is home to three Japanese automotive assembly facilities – Subaru, Toyota and Honda – Japanese companies are responsible for more than 53,000 jobs across the state. Among all U.S. states, Indiana has the largest among of Japanese investment per capita.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Construction work will cause detours on Bay Avenue. The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work is being done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street.Work for Feb. 17-21:As of Friday, the contractor will have installed PVC pipe, backfilled and temporarily paved from the southern end of the project on 31st Street up to a point about 150 feet south of 14th Street.The digging of a second tie-in pit has also started between Eighth and Ninth streets on Bay Avenue. The purpose of the pit is to provide access to the existing 20 inch and 12 inch DIP lines so that tie-in connections can be made.The pit will be there for approximately three months to accommodate the schedule for the completion of all other pipe work and the delivery of tie-in equipment (valves, wet taps, couplings, line stops). In the meantime, the pit will be secured with temporary fencing and covered with a steel plate.On Tuesday, one of the contractor’s crews will progress northward on Bay Avenue from the current stopping point, south of 14th Street. Traffic:The contractor will not be working on Monday, Presidents Day. In the meantime, 31st Street is closed to traffic between Simpson and Haven avenues.Bay Avenue will be open to local traffic only from 18th to 14th streets until the construction work crosses 14th Street. Once 14th Street is crossed, Bay Avenue will be closed, except for local traffic, from 14th Street to Ninth Street. The contractor’s other crew will be doing work at the two tie-in pits. Intermediate School Activity:No work is planned on Bay Avenue in front of the Intermediate School during the week.See full project update.
For the 83rd edition of RAD Tracks Thursday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has released something special for us fans. This newest release comes straight out of their New Year’s run at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Falling squarely on the day before New Years, this twenty-five-minute segment from their show on 12/30/2016 featuring a giant “Viola Lee Blues” sandwich is a treat for the eyes and ears.The first song, “Viola Lee Blues,” features Cochemea Gastelum of The Dap Kings on baritone sax, before the band jams into “Uncle John’s Band.” Then, the band drops into Benevento/Russo Duo favorite “Becky” during which the band, save Marco and Joe, more or less drops out to let the two musical masterminds do their thing. After that awesome surprise, the band works back through “Uncle John’s Band” before closing it back out with the reprise of “Viola Lee Blues.” Words do not do this epic sandwich justice, so give it a listen for yourself below, courtesy of the band.You can check out the full setlist from the show below, as well as listen to the full audio from the show here.
Read Full Story The Harvard Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce its spring 2014 Askwith Forums, a series of public lectures dedicated to discussing challenges facing education, sharing new knowledge, and generating spirited conversation. Highlights this spring will include a discussion about how hip-hop culture can offer teaching and learning tools in science with Assistant Columbia University Professor Christopher Emdin; a conversation with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum; a presentation by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan on his research on closing America’s achievement gap; and a talk with autism activist Temple Grandin.The complete spring schedule of events follows. (Please note that events may be changed or added. Please visit www.gse.harvard.edu/calendar/askwith.html for the most up-to-date information.)Read more
After firing the lasers and bombarding the ultracold molecule with light, the scientists gathered around the camera to check the results. By seeing how far the molecule expanded they would know almost instantly whether they were on the right track to chart new paths in quantum science by being the first to cool — aka, slow down — a particularly complex, six-atom molecule using nothing but light.“When we started out on the project we were optimistic but were not sure that we would see something that would show a very dramatic effect,” said Debayan Mitra, a postdoctoral researcher in Harvard’s Doyle Research Group. “We thought that we would need more evidence to prove that we were actually cooling the molecule, but then when we saw the signal, it was like, ‘Yeah, nobody will doubt that.’ It was big and it was right there.”The study led by Mitra and graduate student Nathaniel B. Vilas is the focus of a new paper published in Science. In it, the group describes using a novel method combining cryogenic technology and direct laser light to cool the nonlinear polyatomic molecule calcium monomethoxide (CaOCH3) to just above absolute zero.The scientists believe their experiment marks the first time such a large complex molecule has been cooled using laser light, and say it opens new avenues of study in quantum simulation and computation, particle physics, and quantum chemistry.“These kinds of molecules have structure that is ubiquitous in chemical and biological systems,” said John M. Doyle, the Henry B. Silsbee Professor of Physics and senior author on the paper. “Controlling perfectly their quantum states is basic research that could shed light on fundamental quantum processes in these building blocks of nature.”,The use of lasers to control and atoms and molecules — the eventual building blocks of quantum computers — has been practiced since the 1960s and has since revolutionized atomic, molecular, and optical physics.The technique essentially works by firing a laser at the atoms and molecules, causing them to absorb the photons from the light and recoil in the opposite direction. This eventually slows them down and even stops them in their tracks. When this happens, quantum mechanics becomes the dominant way to describe and study their motions.“The idea is that on one end of the spectrum there are atoms that have very few quantum states,” Doyle said. Because of this, these atoms are easy to control with light, since they often remain in the same quantum state after absorbing and emitting light, he said. “With molecules, they have motion that does not occur in atoms — vibrations and rotations. When the molecule absorbs and emits light this process can sometimes make the molecule spin around or vibrate internally. When this happens, it is now in a different quantum state and absorbing and emitting light no longer works [to cool it]. We have to ‘calm the molecule down,’ get rid of its extra vibration before it can interact with the light the way we want.” Related In a first, optical tweezers give Harvard scientists the control to capture ultracold molecules Mystery of the missing molecules Scientists — including those from the Doyle Group which is part of the Harvard Department of Physics and a member of the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms — have been able to cool a number of molecules using light, including diatomic and triatomic molecules, which each have two or three atoms.Polyatomic molecules, on the other hand, are much more complex and have proven much harder to manipulate because of all the vibrations and rotations.To get around this, the group used a method they pioneered to cool diatomic and triatomic molecules. Researchers set up a sealed cryogenic chamber where they cooled helium to below four Kelvin (nearly 450 degrees below zero Fahrenheit). This chamber essentially acts as a refrigerator, in which the scientists created the molecule CaOCH3. Right off the bat, it began moving at a much slower velocity than it would normally, making it ideal for further cooling.Next came the lasers. They turned on two beams of light on the molecule, coming from opposing directions. The counterpropagating lasers prompted a reaction known as Sisyphus cooling. The reaction takes its name from the myth of Sisyphus, a Greek king who angered Zeus and was doomed to roll a giant boulder up a hill for eternity, only for it to roll back down when he nears the top.Essentially the same thing happens here with the molecule, Mitra said. When two identical laser beams are firing in opposite directions, they form a standing wave of light, stronger in some places and less intense in others. This wave forms a metaphorical hill for the molecule.The molecule “starts at the bottom of a hill formed by the counter-propagating laser beams, and it starts climbing that hill just because it has some kinetic energy in it and as it climbs that hill, slowly, the kinetic energy that was its velocity gets converted into potential energy and it slows down and slows down and slows down until it gets to the top of the hill where it’s the slowest,” Mitra said.At that point, the molecule moves closer to a region where the light intensity is high and the molecule is more likely absorb a photon that causes it to roll back down to the opposite side. “All [it] can do is keep doing this again and again and again,” Mitra said.By looking at images from cameras placed outside the sealed chamber, the scientists inspect how much a cloud of these molecules expands as it travels through the system. The narrower the cloud, the less kinetic energy it has — and therefore the colder it is.Analyzing the data further, the researchers saw just how cold. They took it from 22 millikelvin to about 1 millikelvin — just a few thousandths of a decimal point above absolute zero.The paper lays out ways to get the molecule even colder, and discusses some of the pathways that opens in a range of physical and chemical research frontiers. The scientists said the study is proof of concept that their method could be used to cool other carefully chosen complex molecules to advance quantum science.“What we did here is sort of extending the state of the art,” Mitra said. “It’s always been debated whether we would ever have technology that will be good enough to control complex molecules at the quantum level. This particular experiment is just a stepping stone.”This research was supported with funding from the National Science Foundation. A platform for stable quantum computing, a playground for exotic physics Researchers crack case by trapping ultracold molecules in mid-chemical reaction Team makes most precise measure ever of their charge Recent research settles a long-standing debate Tiny tweezers Electrons, up really close
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Billings Gazette:Republican legislators are taking another run at bailing out Colstrip Power Plant, capping some costs, but still obligating NorthWestern Energy customers to a 30-year repayment plan of the utility’s $407 million Colstrip investment.The new legislation, SB 331, which was introduced Wednesday, comes after Billings Sen. Tom Richmond announced that he’ll abandon his previous attempt to save at least a portion of the four-unit coal-fired power plant. The earlier proposal allowed NorthWestern Energy to buy a larger share of the troubled Colstrip Power Plant and then pass all future costs onto its customers.The power plant is owned by Pennsylvania-based Talen Energy, South Dakota-headquartered NorthWestern and four regulated utilities based in either Oregon or Washington. Concerned about climate change, both states are pressing their utilities to pull the plug on coal power. NorthWestern indicates it has a chance pick up a bigger Colstrip share for the token price of $1.The new bill, sponsored by Richmond, would prevent NorthWestern from billing its customers for more than $40 million in operating costs accumulated over five consecutive years. Richmond’s plan still binds customers to a 30-year Colstrip payment plan, in order to guarantee NorthWestern a full return on the $407 million it has already paid for 30 percent ownership of Colstrip Unit 4. Those payments would continue even after Colstrip shut down, which is unusual. Typically, customers cannot be charged for a power plant that doesn’t supply them energy. Richmond’s bill would change that.The Montana Consumer Counsel, the office created by the state constitution to defend the interests of the customers of monopoly utilities, has been outspoken about the potential customer harm NorthWestern’s $1 deal might do. The counsel typically advocates for the lowest cost power available, discouraging utilities like NorthWestern from making business decisions that drive up customer bills.More: Montana GOP again tries to save Colstrip with revised bill Montana Republicans introduce revised bill to save Colstrip coal plant
Bolivia eradicated 5,000 hectares of illegal and excess coca in the first half of the year, equal to the amount set by the country’s anti-drug law as a mandatory annual goal, announced on July 2 the Joint Task Force (FTC), made up of the army and the police. “As of 1st of July, we’ve eradicated 5,098 hectares of illegal coca. We’ve exceeded what was done under the previous administration,” said Colonel Williams Kaliman, the commander of the FTC, at a public event attended by President Evo Morales in the coca-growing locality of Chimoré, 550 km southeast of La Paz. “We hope to reach the goal of more than 10,000 hectares by the end of the year,” the Bolivian president noted. In 2011, a record 10,509 hectares were eradicated. Morales emphasized that prior to his administration, “zero-coca policies led to a great deal of confrontation, because they were imposed from above and from outside, (but) now we’ve changed; it’s been possible to reduce the numbers without injuries and deaths.” The highest percentage reduction was recorded in the Trópico region of Cochabamba with 3,835 hectares, while in the Yungas region of La Paz (a traditional growing area), 1,000 hectares were eradicated. Official figures also indicate that 23 tons of cocaine, the majority coming from Peru, were seized in 7,000 operations. United Nations reports specify that there are 31,000 hectares planted with coca in Bolivia, despite the fact that the law only authorizes 12,000 hectares for traditional uses, such as chewing, medicine, and Andean religious rituals. Bolivia is the world’s third largest cocaine producer, after Peru and Colombia, according to the same organization’s data. By Dialogo July 05, 2012
The Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj has actively started 2018 with a new promotional campaign based on visuals and a new slogan “1 Visit is worth 1000 pictures “.Thus, in January 2018, in cooperation with the Kuharić-Matoš agency, a new destination Image catalog of the island of Lošinj was designed and printed. Visually and textually adapted by languages, ie according to market trends, and the new Image includes the following factors of the offer: health, culture, active vacation and natural beauty and specialties of the Lošinj archipelago. As part of the new promotional campaign, the Tourist Board, in cooperation with photographer Hrvoje Serdar, created a new database of destination photos with the aim of creating a website and new online and offline promotional materials. The production of jumbo posters, banners and other materials is underway, created as a logical sequence of the development of visual identity, and the plan is to create a new line of promotional printed materials on topics: events, culture, health, gastronomy, beaches and active holidays. catalog.Photo by: Hrvoje SerdarLocals as the main actorsDirector of the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj Dalibor Cvitković especially thanks the models, ie residents who voluntarily participated in the creation of the promotional campaign and thus helped achieve the authenticity of photos and experiences, which in itself is a special and great story.By merging its offline and online channels, the destination together with the Tourist Board is actively moving towards the targeted positioning of the tourist offer of the island of vitality on the world market ” said Cvitkovic.In addition to printed and digital materials, a novelty is the redesign and creation of a new Web site of the Tourist Board in cooperation, ie the destination website (www.visitlosinj.hr) which follows digital trends, and on which new visuals have also been implemented. The work of the website is also monitored by new promotional activities on social networks, all with the aim of adapting to trends in foreign markets.As pointed out by the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, in addition to offline and online activities, presentations will follow in the coming months in Trieste, Ljubljana and Sete (France) where many participants will be presented the cultural, sports and maritime tradition of Lošinj, all in the new September. new visuals and slogan “1 Visit is worth 1000 pictures”