GD named prime contractor for US Navy Ohio Replacement build

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today General Dynamics becomes prime contractor for new US Navy submarines General Dynamics becomes prime contractor for new US Navy submarines View post tag: Ohio Replacement March 29, 2016 Authorities The U.S. Navy has selected General Dynamics’ Electric Boat as the prime contractor to design and deliver 12 Ohio-Replacement submarines.In its Submarine Unified Build Strategy (SUBS), the U.S. Navy has outlined a way to keep the OR programme on schedule without neglecting the Virginia-class construction.USNI News reported that the U.S. Navy called on Newport News Shipbuilding to take up more work on the Virginia-class so Electric Boat can focus on the new class of submarines.Navy spokeswoman Capt. Thurraya Kent said: “To execute this strategy, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation (GDEB) has been selected as the prime contractor for OR with the responsibilities to design and deliver the twelve OR submarines. Huntington Ingalls Industries- Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) will participate in the design and construct major OR assemblies and modules leveraging their expertise with VCS (Virginia-class submarine) construction.”The new plan also proposed to continue the construction of two Virginia-class subs per year through at least 2023. This was welcomed by the Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), whose district includes the Electric Boat yard, as the Navy previously called for building only one in 2021. View post tag: General Dynamics Share this article View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

Peters Shock Victory

first_imgCorpus Christi 24 all out St Peters 28-1 One would not have been wrong to think that a match in the second round of cuppers between last year’s runners up and a third division side would be no contest, but a dazzling display by Blues captain Jamie Dalrymple turned this tie on its head. The late appearance of much of the Peters team all but confirmed the belief in the Corpus camp that they would be giving the villagers a lesson in cricket. However, ten minutes later, Peter’s star man Mr. Dalrymple arrived. St. Peter’s elected to field first, despite having only nine players ready and only one of their usual opening bowlers. Alexis White bowled consistently on the spot at a difficult length for the batsmen letting the wicket throw up its many surprises. Unfortunately for the Corpus batsmen, the late arrival of the other opening bowler allowed Dalrymple to have some fun with the wicket as well and a rapid succession of magic tricks ensued. Despite some brave batting from the lower order who were eager to get at least double figures on the board, Corpus were bowled out for 24 with Dalrymple finishing his spell with 7 wickets for 4 runs. Corpus were eager to utilise the lively wicket and the teams switched round without a break. However, with the confidence now in the Peter’s camp, the opening batsmen dealt with decent bowling and an unpredictable wicket marvellously well considering the lower standard of bowling in their division. Alan Eddington played some good looking shots with great technical ability and Jules Neave seemed eager to go and finish his essay as he scored every single run of his with a boundary. Neave’s failed attempt to finish the match with a six fittingly brought on Dalrymple who won the match with two fours in two balls. Everyone learnt from Dalrymple’s example in tactical thinking and athleticism. St. Peter’s were lucky to profit not only from his undoubted physical ability but also his ability to read the game and intelligent field management, as those who were not clean bowled were caught by a purposely placed fielder. The game had indeed been a lesson in cricket.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003last_img read more

JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

first_imgNJCU gets tax abatement for Westside campusTaking advantage of a now-expired state law that allows colleges to work with private developers for public/private ventures, New Jersey City University attained a 30-year tax abatement from this city last week. ×A BRIDGE TOO FAR – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a result of an investigation arising out of the agency’s failure to disclose to bondholders the legal risk that the Port Authority’s March 2011 decision to fund $1.8 billion for roadway improvements at and around the Pulaski Skyway. The Port Authority in a statement said the project might have been beyond the agency’s statutory authority. A BRIDGE TOO FAR – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a result of an investigation arising out of the agency’s failure to disclose to bondholders the legal risk that the Port Authority’s March 2011 decision to fund $1.8 billion for roadway improvements at and around the Pulaski Skyway. The Port Authority in a statement said the project might have been beyond the agency’s statutory authority.center_img The City Council adopted two ordinances that cleared the way for construction of three residential buildings as part of a $84 million project. The building’s 301 market rate apartments are designed to generate revenue to the school and to help fund future development of a performance arts center. Council members Chris Gadsden and Richard Boggiano abstained, and Michael Yun voted no.Having a ball – Snow Ball that isThe Snow Ball, Jersey City’s most anticipated arts charity gala, makes a triumphant return on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. (snow date, Saturday, Feb. 4). This event raises funds for Art House Productions’s 16th season of theater, music, visual art, dance, educational programming, and citywide arts festivals. The Snow Ball is presented by Silverman, a local development company.Dress for the event is “black tie creative,” and guests are encouraged to compete for the annual best-dressed guest or couple award by donning their favorite formal attire, including vintage, wedding, and costume-wear.The Snow Ball welcomes Manouche Bag to the stage this year, performing Gypsy Jazz through the night. The evening concludes with a party on the dance floor, courtesy of local favorite DJ George “Soul” Fernandez. Hosted by Lillian Bustle.A $90 advanced purchase ticket for the fundraiser includes light fare and drink. Art House’s major food and dessert sponsors include Whealth and Milk Sugar Love. The Snow Ball’s exclusive wine sponsor is CoolVines, beer sponsor is New Jersey Beer Co., and liquor sponsor is Stateside Urbancraft Vodka.The highly anticipated silent auction will feature unique artwork and experience packages, as well as items from favorite local vendors. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.arthouseproductions.org, and $100 tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the night of the event.A $150 VIP ticket can be purchased for the event. A VIP reception will be held at 7 p.m. at Art House, featuring a champagne bar and hors d’oeuvres, a private concert by acapella group Cabaret Sauvignon, and exclusive gift bags.Art House Productions has a wheelchair accessible entrance and is located at 136 Magnolia Ave. at the corner of Summit Avenue. The theater is adjacent to the Journal Square PATH Station.For more information about our programs, please visit our website at arthouseproductions.org.Student of achievement awarded to St. Dominic Academy studentSt. Dominic Academy senior Aolani Vargas of Jersey City is the recipient of a $1,000 one-time scholarship from The Comcast Leaders and Achievers (R) Scholarship Program. This program recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership. Vargas is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Spirit Committee, and the Academy’s National and State Champion Dance Team. Additionally, Vargas has spent the last two summers as a scholarship student in the Summer STEM program at the Cooper Union Albert Nerken School of Engineering. In 2015, she was also accepted to New Jersey’s Governors School for Engineering and Technology.Politics & power on screenThe Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square in Jersey City, will feature a series of films on politics and power on Jan. 28 and 29.On Friday, Jan. 27 starting at 8 p.m., the theater will present a double feature of“The Great McGinty,” a 1940 film directed by Preston Sturges, followed the Marx Brothers’ 1933 classic, “Duck Soup.” Tickets cost $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger).On Saturday, Jan. 28 starting at 6 p.m., the theater will feature “Wag The Dog,” starring Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, and Dennis Leary. Tickets cost $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & youngerAt 8:15 p.m., the theater will present what some to believe one of the greatest political films ever made, “Citizen Kane,” starring and directed by Orson Welles. Tickets cost $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger).Combination pricing is available. For more information call (201) 798-6055 or go to http://www.loewsjersey.org or email: [email protected] photography exhibit to open in FebruaryThe Gallery at Garden Street Lofts at 1425 Garden St., Hoboken, will host work by Jersey City-based photographer Rob Jenkins this February.An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to celebrate the debut of Jenkin’s photography. Residents, guests of the artist, and the local community are invited to attend.The catering for the reception will be provided by sponsors Cork and Urban Coalhouse.The Gallery at Garden Street Lofts series has been created to bring art into the home environment, support local artists, and create events that bring the Hoboken community together. Every four months a new local artist will be featured in the buildingFor more information on the artist, go to his website robjenkinsphotography.com/fine-art/.last_img read more

Have your say in the Bakery Business Survey

first_imgBritish Baker needs your views to compile a review of the industry’s thoughts on the bakery sector over the last year. It is the second Bakery Business Survey, which will ultimately become the Bakery Market Report 2015, which is jam-packed with information on the sector from individual companies to trends of the last and coming years.The Bakery Market Report 2014’s inaugural results last year revealed much insight, such as that 43.8% of the survey’s respondents said they were more positive about the baking industry. What will the results show this year?British Baker is calling on all retail bakers to take part and make the Bakery Market Report 2015 even more comprehensive. Questions cover details on sales, confidence and industry outlook and take just a few minutes to complete.If you’ve taken part, give us a tweet using @BritishBaker.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “The Bakery Business Survey was one of the first-ever attempts by British Baker to gauge the reaction of the industry to their trading challenges and it was widely supported by the industry.“The past year has been one of conflicting fortunes within the industry and hopefully the latest survey will be able to provide a snapshot of the current state of play.”The Bakery Market Report 2015 will be published on 26 March. Keep an eye on the British Baker website for further details.last_img read more

The Marcus King Band Offers Free Downloads Of “Live At Rockwood Music Hall”

first_imgThe Marcus King Band has been rapidly gaining steam since the release of their 2016 self-titled LP, playing shows around the world and developing into an electrifying touring act. In the coming months, singer/guitarist Marcus King and company will play club dates around the U.S., embark on a seven-country European tour, perform at Japan’s famous Fuji Rock Festival, and deliver performances at high-profile domestic festivals like Peach Music Festival and LOCKN’ Festival, among others.While The Marcus King Band’s big year may have caught some music fans by surprise, it was clear to all in attendance at their 3/2/16 show at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall–just over one year ago–that this band was destined for greatness. On that cold late-winter night, New York fans flooded the small downtown room to check out Warren Haynes‘ acclaimed young protege and his new-look band. The venue was packed to the brim (including people squeezed into the open bathroom doorways as well as behind and on top of the bar), and the audience watched with amusement as King and keyboardist Matthew Jennings lugged Jennings’ Hammond organ through the front door, parting the crowd on their way to the stage. Once situated, the band tore through a selection of songs from 2015’s Soul Insight and then-unreleased 2016 album The Marcus King Band, with 19-year-old King leading the way with the stage presence of a seasoned veteran.You can watch video of Marcus shredding on B.B. King‘s “Don’t Answer The Door” from the 3/2/16 performance at Rockwood Music Hall courtesy of Marc Millman:Thankfully, The Marcus King Band recorded the performance and used the audio for a live EP, Live At Rockwood Music Hall, which they released a few months later. Says King of the performance, “There’s a certain energy you feel playing smaller clubs that’s unmatched in larger venues–an intimate encounter with the audience. I feel this recording captured that spirit.” The Marcus King Band: Live At Rockwood Music Hall is available for free download below:These days, it’s no longer an intimate affair when The Marcus King Band rolls into the Big Apple. Most recently, the band delivered a sold-out performance at Gramercy Theatre with Eric Krasno Band in January. In truth, they were probably too big for the Rockwood already when they played there a year ago. Perhaps that’s what made the performance feel so special. This was a band on the rise, poised to make it big. Years from now, when they’re selling out arenas and headlining festivals, fans will tell stories about that special evening in New York City when The Marcus King Band officially outgrew the proverbial “smaller club” on their way to the “big time.”For information and upcoming tour dates, visit The Marcus King Band’s website.[Cover photo by Emily Butler]last_img read more

Remembering Mary Maples Dunn

first_imgMary Maples Dunn, a historian and advocate for women’s education who presided over Radcliffe during its merger with Harvard, died on March 19. She was 85.“Mary always believed firmly in what women could do,” Harvard President Drew Faust said. “She made that clear both in what she said and in the model she represented.”An educator for more than four decades, Dunn arrived at Harvard in 1995, after serving a decade as president of Smith College. She had intended to retire from Smith, but her devotion to libraries and to building access for women led her to accept a position as head of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.That again was a likely last stop, but when Radcliffe tapped her to serve as interim president, Dunn rose to the occasion, steering the women’s college through its merger with Harvard and its transformation into an institute for advanced study that built on Radcliffe’s twin missions of academic excellence and commitment to women.“She was so widely liked and respected that she was kind of an emollient in the midst of the controversy surrounding the transition,” Faust said. “She was also hugely competent and a real leader who brought the institution forward.”Dunn was at the table as Radcliffe and Harvard ironed out a merger deal, taking on one of the most contentious issues of the negotiation: what to do with faculty appointments.“When news of the ‘merger’ between Radcliffe and Harvard was announced, I was excited and relieved to learn that Mary would be serving as acting dean,” Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen said. “Mary was extremely well suited to take on this delicate role … She was smart as a whip and had intellectual and administrative gravitas as the former president of Smith College. But she also wore those qualities lightly and mixed them with a delicious sense of humor that disarmed potentially angry alums and endeared her to many of us.”Speaking to incoming freshmen in 1999, Dunn noted that the merger with Harvard was but one increment in Radcliffe’s history.“Metamorphosis is a useful metaphor for the transformation of Radcliffe,” she said. “A step that seems sudden … is actually part of an ongoing process.”The second of four children, Dunn was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., in 1931. She studied history in the early 1950s at the College of William and Mary, her sense of justice developing as the Civil Rights Movement spread across the South. Later, as a graduate student at Bryn Mawr, she was awakened to the possibilities of gender equality.“At first it seemed like an unreal kind of world … [but] I began to see how important it was,” Dunn told The Harvard Crimson in 1999. “I was in a place that was pretty much run by women and for women.”She earned her master’s and doctorate in history from Bryn Mawr, and then stayed on to teach, specializing in colonial America and the history of women, contributing to the transformation of women’s history into a field of scholarly importance.Dunn was president of the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in 1974 when the group organized a session at Harvard that drew more than 2,000 historians and garnered a New York Times story headlined “The Woman in History Becomes Explosive Issue in the Present.”“She will be remembered for her stalwart, unfailing commitment to the educational needs of women, not just affluent daughters, but daughters of the not affluent,” said Patricia Albjerg Graham, who was dean of the Radcliffe Institute in the 1970s, and then became Harvard’s first female dean, overseeing the Graduate School of Education from 1982 to 1991. “That characterized her work at Bryn Mawr, at Smith, and ultimately at Radcliffe.”Among Dunn’s students at Bryn Mawr was a young Faust, whom Dunn once described as an outstanding pupil, “the type of student you shape your teaching to.” The admiration was mutual; Faust says Dunn was “one of my absolute favorite teachers.”“She was just a great teacher,” Faust said. “She was jolly, energetic, smart, interesting, open. She was just great.”It was the beginning of what would turn into a decades-long friendship. Dunn and her husband, Richard, socialized often with Faust and her husband, Charles Rosenberg. Dunn was thrilled when Faust had a daughter, knitting her a baby blanket and telling Faust, “You’ll make her sane and Charles will make her interesting.”Faust believes it was Dunn who recommended her to then-Harvard President Neil L. Rudenstine to lead the new Radcliffe Institute, and it was Dunn who urged Faust to come to Harvard. When Faust asked to delay assuming her responsibilities at Radcliffe for several months so that she could fulfill writing and teaching commitments, Dunn stayed on in an interim capacity without hesitation.“She just wanted to set it up in the best possible way to make me succeed,” Faust said. “I had my leadership tutorials watching her.”Dunn was an authority on William Penn, collaborating with her husband, a fellow historian, on scholarly projects, including editing the four-volume “Papers of William Penn.” After she departed Radcliffe, she and Richard served as co-executive officers of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia until 2007.“They enjoyed a long and very collaborative marriage,” Albjerg Graham said.Dunn was appointed dean of Bryn Mawr’s undergraduate college in 1978. In 1985 she was named Smith College’s eighth president, presiding over the school during a time of budgetary and racial turmoil.Upon her retirement in 1995, she said she hoped to be remembered more for the latter era; her administration created programs to promote inclusion and diversity, increasing the hiring of underrepresented minority faculty and the enrollment of minority students.“I would like to think that I had something to do with preparing the organization and the institution to live in a more diverse world than the one we used to inhabit,” she told the Smith Alumnae Quarterly.An enthusiastic cook, Dunn was entertaining friends at her home right up until the end of her life.“She loved being a hostess,” Rosenberg said. “And in some ways that skill served her well as an executive.”Dunn was named a Radcliffe Fellow in 2000. In 2001, the Radcliffe Association surprised her with the Radcliffe Medal.Expressing her gratitude for the honor, Dunn said, “I’m more grateful for the opportunity to build the bridges between Radcliffe and Harvard.”A memorial service will be held at Radcliffe Institute, Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., April 8 at 4 p.m.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s campus undergoes renovation

first_img Johnson said new closed circuit cameras were added to the Angela parking lot. These cameras were requested by students several years ago to create a safer environment in the parking facility.  Regina Hall was the recipient of some new furniture. The College also repaired several sidewalks after requests from students last spring.  The College applied it, Johnson said. In addition to the cameras, card access was added to Angela Athletic Center. Johnson said several buildings were upgraded. The roofs of Moreau Hall and the Science Hall are being replaced, and other building renovations include a new air handling system installed in Holy Cross Hall to better circulate fresh air throughout the building. The radiators in Holy Cross Hall were removed as well, allowing new convection heating units to be installed in every room. “All the work benefits the students, whether it is providing a more comfortable learning or living environment, or providing a safer campus,” Johnson said.  Johnson said Lake Marian was cleaned during the summer as well. Silt was removed from the lake and will be used as filler around campus. After several severe storms during June, seven trees were removed from campus and will be replaced, Johnson said. Karen Johnson, vice president for student affairs, said most of the work was done during the summer, though students may still see some continuing into the fall. Many of the changes were made to directly benefit students, while others benefited students more indirectly and were designed to add beauty to the College. “I absolutely think these things improve the campus,” Johnson said. “Any time you make upgrades and repairs you improve the campus environment.” Students returned to the Saint Mary’s campus to find some changes. Additionally, the College changed the landscaping in several different areas on campus. Johnson said this was to remove old or overgrown plants. The Nature Trail received new markers, and foliage around the trail was trimmed.last_img read more

Share Your Favorite Blue Ridge Adventures

first_imgPhoto by: Leslie Restivo While we’re all staying home, we can still celebrate what we love about the Blue Ridge. We’d like you to join us by sharing some of your favorite photos from past adventures. Let’s inspire each other with images highlighting our scenic destinations and moments made in our mountains, while looking forward to returning to these places in the not too distant future. With each pic, please include a brief caption telling us about your adventure. We’ll share them all in an online gallery and select a few favorites to be published in an upcoming print issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors.center_img [contest-menu id=”2″][contest-page id=”2″]last_img read more

10 Long Island Oktoberfest 2015 and Related Events

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The centuries-old, 16-day traditional German festival known as Oktoberfest started last month in Munich, but those unable to fly to Bavaria to enjoy it there can join in the beer-soaked festivities on Long Island.From authentic German restaurants serving up mouthwatering Bavarian delicacies such as sauerbraten to massive outdoor festivals under tents big enough to fit a circus, there are plenty of Oktoberfest-themed events across Nassau and Suffolk counties.Sure, a few on this list are local pubs offering special Oktoberfest menus and others are simply fall-themed pumpkin beer and cider parties, but they’re all worth raising a glass to!OktoberfestAuthentic Bavarian restaurant serving German specialties. Performance by accordionist Frank Rapuano. Oak Chalet, 1940 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore. oakchalet.net Prices vary. 6-9 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 29, plus Oct. 14 & 28.OktoberfestOne of Long Island’s only brew pubs, serving authentic Bavarian food all year, will celebrate this occasion with German music. Black Forest Brew Haus, 2015 New Hwy. Farmingdale. blackforestbrewhaus.com Prices and times vary. Through Oct. 17.Oktoberfest CelebrationDine on beer-glazed bratwurst, sauerbraten and German chocolate cake, and wash it all down with German-style brews in a communal atmosphere. Post Office Café, 130 West Main St., Babylon. lessings.com Prices Vary. Oct. 9-11.Pumpkin FestMore than 20 different varieties of pumpkin beers on tap and casks including local brews from Long Ireland, Fire Island Beer Co., Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. and Blue Point Brewing Co. First 200 guests drink out of mini-pumpkins. 42 East Main St., Bay Shore. tjfinleys.com Free. 6 p.m., Oct. 17.Pumpkin-paloozaUnlimited pumpkin draught beer with more than a dozen varieties on tap, including Southern Tier Pumking, River Horse Hipp-o-Lantern and Uinta Punk’d. Effin Gruven, 2562 Sunrise Hwy., Bellmore. effingruven.com $30. 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 17.PunktÖberfestMore than 100 mostly pumpkin-flavored and German-style brews from 50 different breweries, as well as Bavarian fare and five punk rock bands. Lederhosen optional. Great South Bay Brewery, 25 Drexel Dr., Bay Shore. greatsouthbaybrewery.com $40, $55 VIP, $15 DD, $50 DOS. 1:30-5:30 p.m., Oct. 24.East End OktoberfestLocal craft beer, pumpkin picking, farm tours, live music, vendors and more. Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com/Oktoberfest $15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24, 25.18th OktoberfestLive music and dancing, plus a performance by the Bavarian Dancers of the Plattdeusche Park. A German dinner will also be served which includes bratwurst, schnitzel, potato pancakes and red cabbage. You will want to save room for dessert because you’ll have strudel, black forest cake and rice pudding to tempt you. Parish Hall 145 Franklin Ave., Franklin Square. $15- $30. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 24.Oktoberfest MontaukLive music with Mösl Franzi and the JaJaJa’s playing multiple sets. There will be broiled chicken, pork shank, giant pretzels and imported beers. Zum Schneider Montauk, 4 South Elmwood Ave., Montauk. zumschneider.com Prices vary. 12–11 p.m. October 17, 24; 12–7 p.m. Oct. 18, 25.OktoberfestThird annual celebration, featuring tractor rides, a pumpkin maze, live music, German food and beverages, bounce houses and vendors. Eisenhower Park Field 6, Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov Free. 12–5 p.m. Oct. 11, 12.-Compiled by Chelsea Russelllast_img read more

New in 2015: Experience counts

first_imgCustomer experience was the most common reason for opening and closing accounts – more so than fees, rates, locations and convenience – according to Ernst & Young. In a recent Gartner survey on marketing and customer experience, 89 percent of companies expected to compete mostly on the basis of customer experience by 2016, versus 36 percent four years ago. continue reading » by: Samantha PaxsonWelcome to a new year! We’re kicking off our 2015 coverage with “then and now” comparisons on hot topics for credit unions. First up: Member experience.If you scroll back to last January, you’ll see that the industry was abuzz about member experience in early 2014. What’s changed for 2015? If anything, credit unions are even more sanguine on the subject. That’s with good reason:In Ernst & Young’s 2014 Global Consumer Banking Survey, 32,000 customers worldwide selected “the way I am treated” as the second most important reason for trusting their financial institution. Only “financial stability” ranked higher. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more