Saab Exhibits at Euronaval 2014

first_img Saab will participate at Euronaval 2014, held from 27-31 October at the Le Bourget exhibition centre, Paris. Saab takes its place at this international naval and maritime event as a first tier global supplier of advanced naval vessels and systems.Ted Ackerstierna, head of the Saab’s naval segment in Western Europe welcomes all visitors to the Saab stand:Saab has a long background in supplying naval systems, it goes back some 60 years and we would like to bring you along with us on our naval journey.Saab has recently acquired Kockums in Sweden and so becomes a global supplier in complete naval systems. At the same time system integration on any platform remains one of the Company’s core competencies.They have a strong focus on strategic partnerships with key shipyards, and at Euronaval two of their partners that are displaying their vessels next to the Saab stand.Saab will present new solutions in the command and control area, including training concepts plus new features in their TACTICAL communication system. They recently launched two new radars to complement the Sea Giraffe radar family and deliver increased situational awareness with the capability to detect and react to increasingly sophisticated threats.At Euronaval, Saab is exhibiting on Stand F16.Through Kockums, Saab has gained the capability to develop and deliver complete platform solutions, with particular emphasis on submarines.Saab continues to be a respected supplier of integrated systems that are fully platform-independent and tailored to a very wide range of national needs. This capability has been thoroughly tested and proven by navies around the world.Saab is a source of key enabling technologies, such as radars, weapons and air independent propulsion (AIP) systems. At the same time, Saab can fully integrate all similar third-party equipment to meet specific customer requirements.Saab has a fundamental belief in the benefits of international partnership and is already working in close cooperation with many international ship designers and builders.[mappress mapid=”14161″]Press release, Image: Kockums/Artist Impression Authorities View post tag: Saab October 22, 2014 View post tag: Navy Saab Exhibits at Euronaval 2014 View post tag: Exhibits View post tag: europecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Saab Exhibits at Euronaval 2014 Share this article View post tag: 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Euronavallast_img read more

First Australian Supply-class AOR launched in Spain

first_img View post tag: Supply-class View post tag: Navantia View post tag: HMAS Supply First Australian Supply-class AOR launched in Spain The first of a new class of Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships, the future HMAS Supply, was launched by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia at its Ferrol shipyard on November 23.HMAS Supply (II) was launched following a keel laying ceremony in November 2017.Supply and sister ship Stalwart (III) will replace HMAS Success and Sirius with delivery of the first ship scheduled for 2021.The new Australian AORs are built under a contract signed in May 2016 and are based on the Spanish Navy’s Cantabria-class AORs. They will be delivered at an estimated cost of AU$640 million.The ships are intended to carry fuel, dry cargo, water, food, ammunition, equipment and spare parts to provide operational support for the deployed naval or combat forces operating far from the port on the high seas for longer periods.In addition to replenishment, the vessels can be used to combat against environmental pollution at sea, provide logistics support for the armed forces, and to support humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) operations following a natural disaster.The AORs will displace 19,500 tons and measure 173.9 meters in length. November 23, 2018 View post tag: AOR Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today First Australian Supply-class AOR launched in Spain View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Research Associate (Faculty Level) Statistician/Epidemiologist

first_img• Prepare manuscripts, reports, factDoctoral degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or relatedquantitative field. Proficiency in use of statistical andprogramming packages, e.g. R, SAS, Python, etc. Three years relatedexperience. Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.Excellent theoretical knowledge and outstanding ability to applystatistical approaches to a broad range of observational studiesand clinical trials. Familiarity with longitudinal data analyses,“big data” analytic methods (e.g. omics, EHR), Bayesian methods,and/or machine learning approaches are a plus. Record of researchpublications and presentations.Please submit a letter of interest and CV by clicking the Apply Nowbutton.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Execute complex statistical analyses involving multi-levelmodeling, including regression, Bayesian, and longitudinalapproaches• Write statistical design, methods, and analysis for manuscriptsand research proposals• Participate with faculty investigators on committees to reviewconcepts, proposals, and to continually improve researchimplementation and outcomes.• Implement appropriate methodologic procedures for statisticalanalysis, overall descriptive statistics, exploratory dataanalyses, including graphs, schematic summaries, and necessarytransformations and confirmatory data analyses, includingstatistical tests and/or modeling.• Collaborate with investigators on the need for additionalanalyses and/or special methodologic needs.Prepare written reports of statistical analyses, including relevantstatistical theory, references, methods, results, andconclusions.Contribute to education of trainees and junior facultyregarding design and analytic aspects of clinical research throughoral presentations and/or written materials. The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Anesthesiology andCritical Care Medicine is seeking a Research Associate to be partof the Clinical Research Core. The Research Associate Statisticianis a faculty position functioning similarly to a ResearchScientistGeneral PurposeThe Clinical Research Core for the department of Anesthesiology andCritical Care Medicine is a key initiative supporting the strategicpriority of Biomedical Discovery and the advance and integration ofdiscovery, innovation, translation, and dissemination of biomedicalresearch. The Core supports clinical research, clinical researchtraining, and patient safety and quality initiatives involvingacutely ill and/or injured adults and children and those undergoingsurgical procedures. The Core is comprised of two major components:a Clinical Informatics and Analytics Unit and a Clinical Trials andIntervention Unit. An innovative and experiencedEpidemiologist/Biostatistician leads the Core by establishing anefficient and responsive centralized service, providing oversightto staff, and collaborating with faculty researchers. The positionis responsible for the overall design, execution, and analysis ofall research conducted under the oversight of the Core.Duties and Responsibilities• Collaborate with investigators on research projects with primaryresponsibility for study design, execution, and statisticalanalysis for various complex studies including: retrospective andprospective cohort trials, clinical trials, and databasestudies.• Establish Core processes, function, and standard operatingprocedures• Provide general direction to both units within the Core, throughsupervision of data analysis staff, and oversight of clinicaltrials staff.• In collaboration with faculty investigators, and as an integralpart of the study team, contribute to the development of researchideas and project proposals and lead some proposals whenfeasible.• Collaborate with investigators on protocol designs, data analysisplans, statistical design, statistical analysis, grantapplications, and preparation of presentations andpublications.• Design observational studies, along with relevant samplingdesign, sample size, and data analysis techniques and procedures.Recommend most appropriate statistical procedures.• Responsible for the analytical plan, including design,implementation, and management of methods/ systems for dataanalysis of studies.last_img read more

New Traffic Pattern at 9th Street and Bay Avenue

first_imgThe travel route marked in red is now illegal at the intersection of Ninth Street and Bay Avenue in Ocean City, NJ. Southbound vehicles can take a right onto the Route 52 causeway or proceed straight through the intersection (routes marked in green).Effective immediately there will be a new traffic pattern for southbound vehicles at Ninth Street and Bay Avenue, according to the Ocean City Police Department.The new pattern will prohibit southbound traffic leaving the 800 block of Bay Avenue from making a left turn onto eastbound 9th Street. All traffic leaving the 800 block of Bay Avenue will have two options: 1) Proceed southbound into the 900 block of Bay Avenue toward 10th Street, or 2) Turn right onto the Route 52 Causeway toward Somers Point.This change is being put into effect to help eliminate the backup of traffic leaving the 800 block of Bay Avenue and traveling southbound. Vehicles will be allowed to turn eastbound on 10th Street. The new pattern on the county roadway was approved by Cape May County freeholders earlier this week.Officers will be in the area monitoring the new pattern to assist with educating drivers about the new turn restriction.__________Sign up for free Ocean City news updates from OCNJ Daily.__________last_img read more

Press release: The Earl and Countess of Wessex visit the Mentally Handicapped Children and Families Project

first_imgMENCAFEP began 30 years ago when Ranji and Chris Stubbs were working helping unemployed young women in Nuwara Eliya to find work. They found that there were many disabled children who were being left neglected because their parents did not know how to care for them. In many cases learning-disabled children were simply being left in isolation. Ranji and Chris decided to start a day-care school and centre where these children would be looked after, and where the unemployed women in the area could work with them. During MENCAFEP’s years of service they have worked with over 8000 children and their families.In addition to providing an education for disabled children, MENCAFEP also works with families and communities to counter stigma around mental disability, and it educates staff from government agencies and civil society in effective care-giving techniques. For The Earl and Countess of Wessex to visit MENCAFEP and meet and talk to the children and young people at our school has given us loads of respect and pride in the MENCAFEP community. The Royal visit to MENCAFEP is a great blessing to all of us here, and an important event in our history. The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s visit creates awareness of what MENCAFEP is doing for our children. It also gives us hope and the strength to build a future for MENCAFEP. The Royal couple spoke with students and their parents to understand how the project is helping children with disabilities integrate into society and reach their full potential.During their visit to the centre in Nuwara Eliya, Their Royal Highnesses heard from founders Ranji and Chris Stubbs how the project, which began in 1988 with 6 children and their families, is now working with over 3000 children and their families today. MENCAFEP is present in 3 districts, Nuwara Eliya, Batticaloa and Killinochchi.Ruwan, a young man who was educated at MENCAFEP and is Chair of the MENCAFEP Children’s and Young Persons Group, said: Thusitha Amarasinha, Secretary of the MENCAFEP Parents Committee said:last_img read more

Endurance athletes found to have enlarged aortas

first_imgIt’s long been known that endurance athletes have larger hearts on average than the rest of the population and that cardiac enlargement is a healthy adaptation to exercise.But what wasn’t known until now was whether the aorta — the main artery leaving the heart and supplying the body with oxygenated blood — followed suit, and if it did, whether that might pose problems as athletes aged.“The prevailing wisdom is that the aorta is a relatively stable structure with minimal plasticity,” said Aaron L. Baggish, investigator in Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Cardiovascular Performance Program. “But this concept comes from  studies done almost exclusively on young competitive athletes — typically under 25 years of age.”As a sports cardiology fellow at MGH’s Cardiovascular Performance Program, Timothy W. Churchill, noticed that a surprisingly high number of master athletes — the rapidly growing population of aging men and women who continue to train and compete into middle age and beyond — were coming in for evaluation of aortic enlargement. Churchill proposed pinning down the actual prevalence of this characteristic.So in 2018 Baggish, Churchill, and their team undertook a cross-sectional study evaluating aortic size in 442 veteran endurance athletes aged 50 to 75 years who were taking part in athletic competitions across the United States.“We set up study sites  at several large-scale rowing and running events that attract high-caliber masters athletes, and did cardiac ultrasounds at the race venues,” Churchill said.They found that a high percentage of athletes — 20 to 25 percent — had aortas larger than the upper limit of clinical normality. “It was proof of concept for us because while we’d been seeing it in the clinic for a long time, it had never been studied in an isolated fashion,” said Baggish.The question of whether this is a good thing or a bad thing — dilated aortas in non-athletic populations put patients at increased risk for a leak or rupture, and acute events involving the aorta have mortality rates as high as 50 percent — remains open. “We want to know whether this enlargement means the same thing in an athlete as in a nonathlete,” said Churchill, a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).“The findings from the study are pushing us to do more science,” said Baggish, “as there are two viable yet unresolved implications of our work. The first option is that aortic enlargement among masters athletes is a benign adaptation and another feature of the so-called athlete’s heart, where big is good. “The alternative is that being a lifelong exerciser may cause dilation of the aorta with the sort of attendant risk seen in nonathletes.”To find out, the MGH team plans to turn this cross-sectional study into a longitudinal one, checking outcomes for the same cohort four to five years from their initial ultrasounds. “We’re now halfway through that waiting period, so it won’t be too long until we have a touchpoint,” said Baggish, an associate professor of medicine at HMS. “If we find that big aortas are a benign adaptation, doctors can be reassured when they see it and not put patients through unnecessary testing and surgery. If we find that they really are an indicator of risk, then we have to think about screening people who fit this bill. So regardless of what the next step tells us, it has very important clinical implications. For now, our goal is to alert athletes and their doctors about this evolving story”The study’s co-authors are Meagan M. Wasfy and Rory B. Weiner of MGH’s Cardiovascular Performance Program and Echocardiography Laboratory; Erich Groezinger and Gregory D. Lewis of MGH’s Cardiovascular Performance Program; Jonathan H. Kimof the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute in Atlanta; Garrett Loomer and J. Sawalla Guseh of MGH’s Cardiovascular Performance Program; Eric M. Isselbacher of MGH’s Echocardiography Laboratory and Thoracic Aortic Center, and Christian Schmied, University Heart Center of Zurich.The MGH Cardiovascular Performance Program provided funding. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

The upgraded two-socket server portfolio: future-ready solutions for any environment

first_imgFurther enabling customers of all sizes to implement future-ready IT, we are excited to announce some key upgrades to our PowerEdge server portfolio. These upgrades further enable customers to realize peak performance, maximize operational efficiency and achieve even greater versatility by taking advantage of enhancements to our two-socket lineup of PowerEdge 13th generation servers, now with Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 v4.Flexible, Versatile and ExpandableThe Dell PowerEdge R530The upgraded portfolio includes Dell PowerEdge R530 and R430 rack servers and the T430 tower server. Leveraging the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 product family, customers can benefit from performance that drives common business applications, small-scale virtualization, and business transaction workloads. Thanks to the CPU family’s improved design and Dell’s Energy Smart implementation, this additional performance is delivered with the same or even less power consumption required, enabling capacity growth and lower total cost of ownership over the life of the product.Here are some details on the new editions to our 13th generation family:PowerEdge R530: This flexible, 2U mainstream rack server is designed for a wide range of common business applications and small-scale virtualization and for dedicated development or backup server. PowerEdge R530 features up to 80% more cores compared to the previous-generation R520 server with E5-2600 v2 processors.PowerEdge R430: A versatile, dense 1U rack server that delivers peak performance and sizable internal storage for enterprise HPC, web tech and infrastructure scale-out. This upgraded server has up to 150% more processing cores compared to previous-generation E5-2600 v2 processors.PowerEdge T430: This expandable and highly available tower server is ideal for office environments and a wide range of collaboration and productivity applications, mail and messaging, file and print serving. These two-socket rack and tower servers can easily accommodate data growth, and adapt to changing workload conditions with an expandable, virtualization-ready platform in a secure environment. Dell OpenManage delivers server administration with modern HTML5 support and provides server configuration management capabilities that simply and proficiently modify settings in response to evolving workload requirements.Upgrades at every scaleDell’s Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) group is also upgrading its DSS products. The DSS 7000 –packs up to 90 3.5-inch drives into a 4U chassis for up to 720 terabytes of storage – is not only leveraging the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 product family, but it’s now available with either one or two high performing server nodes. The single node version is ideal for video surveillance and archiving needs since one node talks directly to all 90 drives to provide maximum storage density at an affordable price. The dual-node version remains available for customers with increased performance needs such as running Ceph or other object based applications.Then there’s the DSS 1500, DSS 1510 and DSS 2500 which are 1U and 2U servers targeted at service providers, web tech companies and carriers. Designed to deliver flexibility and scale while reducing infrastructure costs, these servers have the latest Intel Xeon processors and continue to feature minimalistic designs, flexible storage and IO options, and industry-standard systems management.Today’s advancements place the PowerEdge 13th generation two-socket servers and DSS solutions from Dell at the forefront of choice for IT organizations needing prolific compute solutions today and in the years to come.We look forward to sharing the next wave of server innovations with you in the coming weeks – and encourage you to reach out to us in the comments or on Twitter with your questions.last_img read more

University, city officials formally announce Idea Week

first_imgThe University announced Friday that it will host Idea Week in partnership with the city of South Bend, the city of Elkhart and other local community groups starting April 21, 2018. The week is designed to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in the South Bend area and will involve entrepreneurship events, a concert at the Purcell Pavilion, a performance by a “major comedian” and a TEDx event. Tom Naatz South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg delivers a speech addressing his experiences with innovation and advancement within the city at a press conference in the Studebaker 113 Building.Several high-profile community officials from the University, South Bend and Elkhart made a formal announcement regarding Idea Week at a Friday press conference, held at South Bend’s Studebaker 113 Building.University provost Thomas Burish said Notre Dame’s location in South Bend has been a key part of the University’s success.“It’s a truism to say that you can’t have a great university unless that university is embedded in a great community,” Burish said. “The reason is that unless you’re in a great community, a community that has a strong financial base, that has good schools and a low crime rate, prospective faculty and staff are not going to want to come to live in that community and therefore work at that university. Notre Dame has made a lot of progress in recent years, and it’s the result of this being a great community in which the staff and faculty of the University can live and work. On behalf of a grateful university, we want to thank all of you for that.”Burish said research at Notre Dame has blossomed in recent years, as the University has “nearly doubled” its external research budget, which refers to money coming from the government and other external agencies. Last year, Notre Dame’s research budget was $138 million. Burish attributed that success to the University’s administrators but especially to the work of the University’s faculty and staff.“That research growth is also a both a testament to the support the University receives from this community, and an important contributor back to the community,” Burish said. “About 75 percent of all the external research dollars we receive are spent locally.”Another truism of both great communities and great universities, Burish said, is a desire to constantly improve. He said past members of the Notre Dame and South Bend community worked to lay a strong foundation so today’s communities could “climb higher and see farther.”“Idea Week is an effort that signals the partnership between the community, and the University wants to do even more — in this case, in the area of commercialization, innovation and entrepreneurship,” he saidBurish said he hopes the results of Idea Week will improve the entire world.“We want to make sure the results of the research that I just described and the results of other innovations going on in the community … improve the world, improve the community,“ he said. ”That’s what we want to celebrate with Idea Week.”The next speaker was Scott Mereness, president of Elkhart’s Lippert Components, Inc., who discussed recent innovative developments in Elkhart, such as a “renaissance” in the RV industry and the increasing prominence of robots in the area.“Elkhart County embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and self-made manufacturing culture that now drives some of our nation’s bigger pastimes,” Mereness said. “With an appetite for risk the county’s manufacturing industry continues to dream up new and exciting products, all the while paying great attention to innovation and progress. When you look at these great innovation programs that Notre Dame and St. Joe County have in progress coupled with the manufacturing strength of Elkhart, it’s my belief that our two counties have much to benefit from working together with each other.”South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg reflected on the progress he said South Bend has made in recent years.“When I was a kid being driven to school past this area, past this building, past the ground that is now Ignition Park, it was taken for granted that there would be collapsing industrial infrastructure all around us,” Buttigieg said. “I didn’t even think to ask what it was doing there, because until I left for a little while for school I didn’t know that every city didn’t have collapsing industrial infrastructure … and I didn’t understand until later the story that it told.”Buttigieg said South Bend’s manufacturing heritage provided a foundation for the middle class. He said despite a downturn in recent decades, South Bend is on the cutting edge of manufacturing innovation.“The reason all of us are fortunate to be alive now, and in particular alive and in the South Bend-Elkhart region and connected either with industry or the social sector or the academy here, is that we are living present at the creation of a new, entrepreneurial era in our region,” Buttigieg said. “This building alone is a testament to it. And it’s not an accident the number of people who have begun to take an interest in our small city. In this building alone, this year alone, we have hosted people from the head of the international carpenters’ union, to the founder of the Dollar Shave Club, to the mayor of Los Angeles, to the CEO of Facebook … Because people are fascinated by the story of a city like ours, that went through an extraordinary industrial heyday, a near collapse and now this amazing moment of renewal. What’s powering that renewal, of course, is ideas.”Buttigieg referenced the work of Harvard professor of economics Ed Glaeser in explaining that cities are uniquely positioned to power innovation.“Ed Glaeser argued that the reason that cities create so much more intellectual activity … is that they create exchange — not just exchange of goods and services, but exchange of ideas and exchange of culture,” Buttigieg said. “And that is why we are so enthused about the concept of Idea Week.”The last speaker was Bryan Ritchie, Notre Dame’s vice president and associate provost for innovation. Ritchie said Idea Week has brought together a unique array of figures in the South Bend community.“As you were all coming in, [Burish] and I were watching you come in, and we were just commenting, ‘What a unique group of people all in one place,’” Ritchie said. “Business, government, academia — this is exactly the kind of cooperative collection of people that will be necessary to continue this progress that we have embarked upon in this region.”Tags: Elkhart, entrepreneurship, Idea Week, innovation, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bendlast_img read more

Christmas Trees

first_imgChristmas trees can be kept healthy and green through the holidays by following these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. It’s hard to tell exactly how long pre-cut trees have been cut and how long they’ll last after purchase. To do a “freshness test,” hold a branch about 6 inches from the top of the tree. Allow the branch to slip through your fingers. If the tree is fresh, very few green needles should come off.  Some trees retain needles differently. A Leyland cypress, for example, does not lose as many needles as a fir or spruce.Another test involves lifting the standing tree a couple of inches off the ground, then abruptly setting it down on its stump. The outside green needles should not fall off. Remember, inside needles turn brown and shed naturally. Care for the tree should continue once it’s been cut or purchased and brought home.Before placing the tree in a stand, check the cut on the end of the stump. Trees have the ability to seal off a cut with sap to prevent losing moisture. This would also prevent the tree from taking up water in a tree stand. Make a fresh cut about a quarter-inch up from the original cut. Place the tree in the tree stand. If the tree won’t be decorated for a few days, leave it outside in a bucket of water in a spot out of the sun and wind. There is no need to add special products to the tree’s water. Just give it a gallon of water the first 24 hours and another 2 pints to a gallon the next day.Check the stand regularly and make sure it never runs out of water. If the stand were to run out of water, the tree’s cut may seal up with sap and possibly need cutting again to open it back up. Place the tree away from heat sources to help keep it from drying out too quickly. To find a local tree farm, visit the Georgia Christmas Tree Association’s website at read more