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  • GE Marine Delivers Marine Gas Turbines to Avio for French and Italian FREMM Frigates

    first_imgGE Marine has delivered two LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbines to Avio S.p.A. of Turin, Italy, a GE Marine System Supplier. The gas turbines will power the Italian and French Navy’s fifth and seventh FREMM frigates, respectively.The first French Navy frigate Aquitaine of the Italian-French FREMM program was launched in December 2010 at DCNS’ shipyard in Lorient, France. The first Italian Navy FREMM Bergamini was launched in June 2011. The remaining five Italian Navy ships and 10 French Navy ships are expected to launch approximately one per year from 2013 through 2022, respectively.The FREMM project marks the first application in the marine sector of GE’s LM2500+G4 gas turbine, which has 17% more power than its LM2500+ predecessor. The LM2500+G4 benefits from the outstanding reliability and marine operating experience of the LM2500, which has logged more than 13 million hours in marine service.The LM2500+G4 incorporates proven technology enhancements derived from the latest generation of commercial and military aircraft engines. The LM2500 gas turbine family powers 32 navies worldwide and was chosen for the Italian-French Horizon-class frigate program and the Italian Navy’s Cavour-class aircraft carrier.The LM2500+G4 gas turbines were manufactured at GE’s Evendale, Ohio, facility. Avio will assemble the gas turbines into propulsion systems produced at its Brindisi industrial plant. The propulsion systems include a sophisticated turbine control system entirely developed by the Electronics & Electrical Systems Division of the Avio Group.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 26, 2012; Image: GE View post tag: Avio View post tag: delivers View post tag: Naval View post tag: FREMM October 26, 2012 View post tag: marine View post tag: French View post tag: turbines GE Marine Delivers Marine Gas Turbines to Avio for French and Italian FREMM Frigates View post tag: Gas View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: GE View post tag: Italian Back to overview,Home naval-today GE Marine Delivers Marine Gas Turbines to Avio for French and Italian FREMM Frigates Industry news View post tag: Frigates Share this articlelast_img read more

  • New SME service for growth launched

    first_imgThe Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a new national programme focused on growing small and medium manufacturing businesses.The new Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), launched by business minister Mark Prisk and the Manufacturing Advisory Consortium (MAC), is now available to all manufacturing businesses across England. It has been estimated that the new scheme will help generate £1.5bn in economic growth, create 23,000 jobs and safeguard 50,000 jobs.Prisk commented: “The new Manufacturing Advisory Service will play a key role, providing tailored advice to businesses, helping them to grow and thrive, with a specific focus on helping SMEs improve competitiveness and unlock their growth potential.”Businesses interested in finding out more about the programme can visit or call an advisor on 0845 658 9600.Small manufacturing businesses will also have access to a new initiative recently announced by the government to improve the global competitiveness of UK advanced manufacturing supply chains. The funding – up to £125m – will cover the whole of England and will help to support the UK supply chain, encourage new suppliers to invest in the UK and support economic growth.last_img read more

  • SMC student body president, vice president reflect on year

    first_imgLast February, seniors McKenna Schuster and Sam Moorhead found out they would be the new 2014-2015 student body president and vice president, respectively. Schuster, a business administration major with a minor in psychology, and Moorhead, a chemistry and Spanish double major, had been previous acquaintances, but running together was not the original plan.“It wasn’t something we really planned on,” Schuster said. “One day Sam came up to me and said, ‘You’re running for president? Can I be your VP?’”The student body president and vice president positions are tasked with many responsibilities throughout their one-year term. Schuster and Moorhead said these tasks were not always what they expected but turned out to be rewarding all the same.“I expected it to be really busy but really fulfilling,” Schuster said. “We knew that other people were going to be counting on us to get things done.” Wei Lin | The Observer McKenna Schuster (left), Sam Moorhead, Lauren Vidal and Matthew Devine worked to enhance community on their respective campuses through the 29 for 29 program at Notre Dame and the SMC card initiative.Schuster also said being able to watch various plans come into action was exciting.“I think seeing what our committee chairs accomplished was really fun, especially Love Your Body Week and Support a Belle, Love a Belle in the fall semester,” Schuster said. “Sam and I didn’t work on that personally, but those were things we were able to encourage our other members of SGA to get going and be successful with.”Schuster and Moorhead said although they did not expect to be working with administration as much as they did, it ended up being an enlightening part of the job.“It was a cool experience to be able to work so closely with them and know things that are going on in our community,” Moorhead said.“It was mostly administrative work and team work,” Schuster said.During their time in office, Schuster and Moorhead accomplished many tasks previous administrations had begun work on. One of the achievements they were able to fulfill was a substantial revamp of the Saint Mary’s student body constitution.“One of our biggest goals was restructuring and formatting the constitution so that it was a more cohesive, concise document and was more applicable to all of the student organizations on campus,” Schuster said. “That was a big task that SGA has been working on for the past four years, and it wasn’t working. In a month Sam and I had brought members of SGA together to get that done.”Another task the seniors set out to accomplish was the updating of the finance guidelines.“It will now be way easier for students and organizations to understand how to apply for money, how to receive sponsorships and travel grants and work better with our vice president of finance and administration,” Schuster said.Schuster and Moorhead said they aimed to increase student involvement in activities over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year.“The SMC cards that we launched first semester were really successful,” Moorhead said. “There was a huge increase in involvement in events this year, which is really exciting for us to see.”Their advice for future student government leaders is to stay organized and work together.“Find someone you work well with,” Schuster said. “I could not have done this without Sam at all.”Both Schuster and Moorhead have plans for post-graduate life. In the upcoming year, Moorhead will be working for a company in Indianapolis, and Schuster will most likely be moving to Chicago to discover what’s next for her.“I’ll be working through the Orr fellowship in Indianapolis next year for a company called Apparatus,” Moorhead said. “That’s what I know for now.”Tags: McKenna Schuster, saint mary’s, Sam Moorhead, sgalast_img read more

  • Professor sheds light on increase in cyber crimes

    first_imgJohn D’Arcy, an associate professor of accounting and management information systems at the University of Delaware, delivered his presentation “Data Breach: Failures and Follow-ups” Monday afternoon in the Mendoza College of Business. The lecture was the first event of Mendoza’s annual Ethics Week and focused on data breaches.“We hear about these [data breaches] all the time, and there’s even a term that’s come up recently, ‘data breach fatigue’ – it comes up so often, it’s not even a big deal anymore,” D’Arcy said. “Every week, we hear about another organization that’s high profile that’s been attacked.” According to D’Arcy, a data breach is an incident in which “sensitive, protected or confidential data” is accessed by a party without authorization. This data includes personal health information, personal identifiable information, trade secrets, intellectual property and personal financial data, D’Arcy said. There is also a movement to expanding the definition to include emails, passwords and information specific to healthcare. Healthcare is an industry that’s especially vulnerable to cybercriminals, D’Arcy said.“Getting this information can be used to make fake insurance accounts — there’s a lot of money to be made,” he said. “Everything is being digitized in the health industry, and it’s a gold mine. In general, they’ve been a little lax in terms of security compared to other industries.” D’Arcy explained the idea of a “compliance mindset,” which infers that the minimum required by law is enough protection.“There’s plenty of laws in the book that require both notification and adequate level of security, but we’re still seeing more and more breaches,” he said. “The question is, is the law enough? Just to comply with legal requirements, is that enough? The obvious answer is no — companies have an ethical obligation to go beyond the requirements and to really protect its information.”Contributing to this “compliance mindset” is the lack of incentive for companies to “step up” their precautions against data breaches. “There’s concern for your personal information, but in terms of hardcore impact, it’s not really affecting companies negatively, from a shareholder’s perspective,” D’Arcy said. “They have litigation costs and all these other costs, but in terms of satisfying their shareholders, they’re not taking much of a hit. There’s not a hard case from a business standpoint to go above and beyond.”D’Arcy presented case studies for four major data breaches: ChoicePoint, Inc. and TJX Companies in 2005, Target in 2013 and eBay in 2014. Email addresses, encrypted passwords, birth dates and mailing addresses were accessed from eBay in 2014, and the company was very slow to react, taking weeks to notify customers who may have been affected, D’Arcy said. “Their argument was since it wasn’t credit card data or drivers licenses, they didn’t need to notify customers right away,” D’Arcy said. “Also, because the passwords were in an encrypted format, their argument was that it wasn’t sensitive.” D’Arcy said information security and ethics are complicated and past incidents should be viewed as learning opportunities instead of complete failures. “It’s easy to look at these cases and be all high and mighty, but the reality is, ethics is difficult, and they’re dealing with pressures and other factors,” he said. “We can certainly learn lessons from these cases moving forward and begin to apply that ethical lens and acting on our ethical obligations.”Tags: data breach, Ethics week, mendoza college of businesslast_img read more

  • Tony-Winning Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Launch National Tour

    first_imgA warning to the audience: the D’Ysquith family is coming to a city near you! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, will kick off its national tour at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre in September. The tour plans to visit over 40 cities in North America. Casting and official dates will be announced shortly.A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance…and be done in time for tea.The musical opened at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre on November 17, 2013, and went on to become the most nominated and honored production of the 2013-14 Broadway season. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is the winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Direction of a Musical (Darko Tresnjak), Book of a Musical (Robert L. Freedman) and Costume Design of a Musical (Linda Cho).Can’t wait for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder to visit your city? Click below to see highlights from the Broadway production! View Commentslast_img read more

  • The Great Neck Spirits: Friendship, Basketball and Angels at Work

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The sound of basketballs echoing off the gymnasium floor fills the halls of Great Neck North Middle School long after the bells have given their final ring for the weekend.Each Friday at 5:45 p.m., a group of high school volunteers, committed coaches, and special needs athletes come together to form what is known as the Great Neck Spirits. Operating for more than 23 years, the Spirits have become an integral part of the broader community, providing a fun support system for athletes with disabilities and their families. One athlete in particular, Alex Smooha, has been profoundly affected by his three years with this tight-knit basketball team.“You get to meet new friends that you really enjoy, you get to spend time with them,” Smooha said with a grin.He plans to use the skills he gained in the Great Neck Spirits to spend his upcoming summer working at John. F Kennedy camp as a counselor.“It’s been incredible to watch Alex’s transformation,” Coach Jackie Mazur said of Smooha’s personal growth. “When he first came he stayed by his sister’s side and rarely ventured to be with others. But over time, his comfort and confidence has grown.”For parents of children with developmental disabilities, day to day life can come with unexpected challenges.“Some of the challenges have been Ross’s difficult behaviors, his frustration caused by his limited language, his lack of sleep and his need for constant care and attention,” said the parent of one of Alex’s fellow teammates, Laurie Rubin-Haber. “However, the rewards are numerous – particularly the incredibly caring people who have come into our lives because of Ross.”Laurie Rubin-Haber, a recently published author, has become a champion for the autism community, using both her struggles and triumphs as a mother to write Raising Ross, a vivid and inspiring account of her experiences. With an entire section of the book is dedicated to the Great Neck Spirits and other supportive organizations.“The coaches of the Great Neck Spirits special needs basketball program are remarkable people who truly care about the athletes,” said Rubin-Haber. “They are an example of the “Angels in Our Midst” in my book who have played an important role in raising Ross.”By creating a bridge between the youth and developmentally disabled communities, the Spirits have aided in increasing awareness towards our special needs population on Long Island.“Autism is no longer the fearful specter looming in the shadows,” she wrote in Raising Ross. “I am happy to say, around my neck, I wear a symbolic puzzle piece to remind me where Ross started and how far he has come, in much the same way that views on autism have evolved since his first diagnosis.”With another successful basketball season concluding, the Great Neck Spirits have continued to bring people together, increase awareness, and most importantly facilitate the growth of its athletes and volunteers.For more information or to get involved with the Great Neck Spirits, contact Alan Someck at [email protected] or visit greatneckspirits.wordpress.comlast_img read more

  • Could your holiday gift be a security threat?

    first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A hidden threat may be lurking under your Christmas tree this year. From fitness bands to digital photo frames, some seemingly innocuous presents may harbor flaws that can be exploited by hackers.“Most likely, a hacker isn’t very interested in how long you’ve run or [in controlling] any appliances in your home,” says Ebba Blitz, president of security and encryption firm Alertsec.  “However, anything that’s connected to the Internet could open up a potential backdoor to your laptop.”Fortunately, there is no need to pitch all your new holiday goodies. Instead, Blitz and other security experts say consumers can protect themselves by taking a few simple precautions.Manufacturers Skimping on Security MeasuresGary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist for Intel, says the problem lies largely with manufacturers who rush to get products on the shelves. “Most manufacturers are foregoing even the most basic of security controls,” he says. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Happy hour at the branch

    first_img continue reading » 47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hosting after-hours beer tastings is a way for O Bee Credit Union to pay tribute to its roots and to change the way members think about their local branch.“It becomes an inviting place for members to mingle and socialize,” says Lee Wojnar, VP/marketing of the Tumwater, Wash., credit union, which was founded to serve Olympia Brewing Co. employees and their families. Olympia has since been sold to Pabst, but the credit union still embraces its logo and the Pacific Northwest’s reputation for nurturing craft and micro-breweries.In fact, Wojnar credits O Bee CU’s celebration of its ties to the brewing industry with the credit union’s doubling in asset size to $255 million over the past five years. The members-only beer tastings featuring a different brewery at each event and spirits from Sandstone Distilling evoke how once-popular Olympia plant tours ended in its tasting room. Check out a video from a happy hour that took place early this summer: To comply with state liquor license and branch occupancy rules, the credit union opens its free beer-tasting events to a limited number of members who sign up online on a first-come, first-served basis. Since the first tasting this spring, O Bee CU has learned to keep several pour stations operating so members don’t need to stand in a long single line to try different beers, he notes.last_img read more

  • Festival of wild plants as a great tourist story

    first_imgImagine walking with your family in a meadow in nature in the fresh air, green and colorful around you, picking flowers and making flower necklaces, and it is especially interesting that you collect wild herbs, and later make lunch, chocolate, tea, cosmetics or you arrange a herbarium with the children.A superb and unforgettable experience, isn’t it? Especially since you are finally no longer suffocated in the smog and gray of the big city and you are finally spending quality time with your family.It’s an experience, it’s tourism.You can experience this tourist story in Pristava as part of the 9th Festival of Wild Plants, which takes place from 28 to 29 April, and this year many visitors are expected to discover all the charms of wild plants from year to year.U proljeće, kada priroda postaje čarobni vrt u kojem ubiremo hranu, ali i lijekove, Kršan postaje središte biljnog svijeta ističe Ariana Brnetić, direktorica Turističke zajednice Općine Kršan te dodaje „I ove ćemo godine otkrivati tajne korištenja samoniklog bilja – u gastronomiji, kozmetici, aromaterapiji, te po prvi puta predavanje terapija hranom – prirodnom prehranom do zdravlja ljubimaca. Polaznike predavanja upoznat ćemo s preradom bilja, ali i skrivenim opasnostima. „ ističe Brnetić.This year’s workshops mentioned at the beginning of the story will give a special charm, the brother will plant herbs in the surrounding meadows, arrange a herbarium, make personalized cosmetics, prepare a delicious dish with wild plants, pair it with chocolate and much more.A picnic on a nearby meadow led by the Survivors Club and archery led by the Croatian School of Survival is provided for younger guests, while a Choco art workshop and bird watching are interesting for children. In the gastronomic part, local restaurants will offer dishes at promotional prices – those based on herbs, but also those in which herbs will not be the basic food. You can also take home an original souvenir in the form of a spice plant that you will, for example, plant in your own garden or balcony.The festival will also bring together numerous lecturers who will tell interested visitors the story of herbs and all the useful things that the proper use of herbs can do for us. This year, visitors will be able to learn how to combine raw foods and herbs and educate themselves about preparing meals and desserts. Excellent botanists and herbalists will teach them how to recognize wild herbs, how to use it to alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and aromatherapists will show how to make a personalized preparation. Also, you can find out about the possibilities of breeding on farms in terms of encouraging the so-called. “Green entrepreneurship”.This is certainly a phenomenal tourist story and a complete tourist product that we can expand and add many more extensions, and such stories MINT, CNTB, Istria County Tourist Board and others must encourage, follow and help them grow into TOP events outside Croatia . Especially because it is about the pre-season and the rural area, ie the interior of Istria. The big ones no longer need incentives, they are strong enough to be market-oriented, such events that have great potential for expansion and growth should be encouraged.Kršan je srednjovjekovno naselje smješteno na istočnom dijelu istarskog poluotoka, a cijelo područje okružuju s jedne strane obronci planine Učke, njen najjužniji vrh Sisol, i rub Čepićkog polja, nekadašnjeg velikog jezera Čepić, a s druge strane Kvarnerski zaljev – sjeverni dio Jadranskog mora. Tako na površini od 124 km2 imamo priliku uživati u morskom, ravničarskom, ali i brdskom krajoliku, te upravo zato na tom području imamo veliku biološku raznolikost i autentičnost.Kršan center of wild plants at the European level, why not?See more about the 9th Festival of Wild Plants herelast_img read more

  • The average price per square meter of a house is the most expensive in Dubrovnik and Split, and the cheapest in eastern Croatia

    first_imgThe square meter of the house is the most expensive in Dubrovnik and Split Dubrovnik is in a convincing first place when we look at the average prices per square meter of houses. There, you will have to pay an average of 4.623 euros for a square meter of a house with a yard, which is almost 5 percent more than a year ago. In second place in terms of average prices per square meter is Split, where you will have to pay an average of 3.029 euros per square meter. Although until recently the average prices of apartments in larger cities in eastern Croatia stagnated or fell, the end of the year brought an increase in prices there as well. The average price per square meter of an apartment in Osijek is 963 euros, which is 4 percent higher than in 2017. Slavonski Brod recorded an increase in apartment prices by 2 percent. There, the average price per square meter of an apartment was 802 euros. In the City of Zagreb, apartment prices increased by 10 percent last year, while house prices increased by 2 and a half percent. At the moment, the average price per square meter of an apartment in Zagreb is 1.961 euros, while the average price per square meter of a house with a yard is 1.296 euros. The annual growth in the number of visits within Njuškal’s Real Estate category is becoming more pronounced. “Thus, in 2018, as many as 11 percent more visits were recorded compared to 2017, and if we compare last year with 2016, there was an increase in visits of over 20 percent. There is a growing trend in the number of visits from abroad and last year the share of foreign visitors within the Real Estate category was over 12 percent. ” they point out from Njuškalo and add that most foreign visits were from Germany, BiH, Slovenia and Austria. Apartment prices in Croatia rose by almost 8 percent last year, while house prices rose by 4 and a half percent. If we look at the last two years, 2017 and 2018, apartment prices grew by as much as 13 percent, while house price growth was more than 7 percent. The largest increase in apartment prices last year was recorded in Dubrovnik, where the average asking price is 3.773 euros and is over 16 percent higher than in 2017. High annual price growth is also present in Krapina. There, the average asking price per square meter of an apartment is 1.068 euros, and it is almost 13 percent higher than the year before. In general, we can conclude that apartment prices grew the most in coastal cities, in Zagreb and surrounding cities. In Samobor, apartment prices rose by 12 percent, while in Karlovac the jump was somewhat less pronounced, “only” 8 percent. If we look at larger cities on the coast, in Split, the average asking price per square meter of an apartment is 2.792 euros, which is 11 percent more than in the same month in 2017. In Zadar, the growth of prices is even more pronounced, almost 13 percent, and at the moment the average asking price per square meter of an apartment there is 2.116 euros. Rijeka recorded a slightly smaller jump, “only” 4 percent, and currently the average price per square meter of apartments there is a little more than 1.520 euros. According to the final research of the Njuš portal on a sample of more than 150 thousand real estates, in 2018 the turnover recorded a happy growth. Apartment prices in Croatia rose by 8 percent last year, and house prices by 4 and a half percent All this indicates a growing interest in real estate, and consequently higher real estate prices. The best house prices are in cities in eastern Croatia, so in Požega the average price per square meter is 510 euros, while in Slavonski Brod it is 637 euros.last_img read more