UK: Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ambush Makes Maiden Dive

first_img October 6, 2011 Industry news View post tag: Ambush View post tag: HMS View post tag: submarine View post tag: Dive View post tag: UK View post tag: Navy Here’s a unique sight to thrill all submariners.Nope, not clear skies over Barrow, but the very first dive of the Silent Service’s newest state-of-the-art leviathan: HMS Ambush.The second of seven Astute-class boats made her maiden dive in a huge basin at BAE Systems’ yard in Cumbria, ten months after she was officially unveiled to the world.The hunter-killer was moved from her berth to an enormous 25-metre-deep (82ft) ‘dive hole’ long enough and wide enough to accommodate her – and almost deep enough to completely submerge the submarine.The dive – known to engineers as ‘the trim and inclining experiment’, proves that Ambush is safe and stable in the water and measures the submarine’s performance at a depth of 16 metres (52ft), which is periscope depth.The trials took place over two days and involved more than 70 people including BAE Systems’ engineers, Ministry of Defence personnel and Ambush’s crew.“This is a major milestone for Ambush and shows she is firmly on track to exit Barrow early next year in order to commence her sea trials,” said Cdr Peter Green, the boat’s first Commanding Officer.“Nuclear submarines are some of the most complex machines on earth and therefore to see everything come together in order to dive the boat for the first time is very satisfying.“It has been a superb team effort between BAE, the Ministry of Defence submarine project team and Ambush ship’s company.”Preparations for the first dive were extensive; on the equipment side, weeks were spent ensuring all the systems on the boat were tested, commissioned and ready for use by the crew.Ambush’s ship’s company spent months training for the moment and, in addition to mastering their own jobs aboard the 7,400-tonne submarine, have also honed their skills in firefighting, damage control, first aid and submarine escape – skills required of every man who wears the coveted dolphin badge on his uniform.“The first dive marks the start of what is likely to be a 30-year career for Ambush,” said weapons engineer officer Lt Cdr Richard Brooking.“We’ve seen from the Libyan operations how important submarines are in the modern defence arsenal – and everybody on board is keen to get the boat to sea. We’re delighted that things are progressing so well.”Ambush is due to make her maiden voyage to her future home at Faslane early in the new year. In the meantime, of the rest of the class:Boat 1 – HMS Astute – is commissioned and in the hands of the RN and undergoing trials in ScotlandBoat 3 – HMS Artful – is taking shape in the cavernous Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow, where key equipment and systems have been commissioned, most recently the boat’s diesel generators commissioned 18 days ahead of schedule.Boat 4 – HMS Audacious – has all her pressure hull units in the dock hall; these are being fitted out and joined together.Boat 5 – HMS Anson – will have her keel laid in a formal ceremony on Thursday October 13; the even will be marked by the first unit of the submarine moved out of fabrication and into full construction and outfit in the hall.Boat 6 – long lead procurement has begun and first steel cut is due in 2012.As for Boat No.2, ahead of her sea trials and departure for Faslane, Ambush has to go through ‘power range testing’.[mappress]Source: royalnavy, October 06, 2011 View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ambush Makes Maiden Dive View post tag: Maiden UK: Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ambush Makes Maiden Dive View post tag: Royal View post tag: Naval View post tag: makes Share this articlelast_img read more

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City Council Meeting – Monday, October 14, 2019

first_imgB.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS I.INTRODUCTION III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS E.ORDINANCE F-2019-20 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS F-2019-18 Amended Attachment: C.ORDINANCE F-2019-17 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Evansville-Vanderburgh Levee Authority District for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2020 Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY D.ORDINANCE R-2019-26 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 257 259 E Mulberry Street Petitioner: Sarah Schuler Owner: Albion Fellows Bacon Center Requested Change: C1 & R2 to C1 Ward: 4 Weaver Representative: Sarah Schuler, VPS Architecture VI.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS B.ORDINANCE F-2019-22 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Re-Appropriations within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/28/2019 C.ORDINANCE R-2019-25 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 210 Waggoner Avenue Petitioner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Owner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 5 Elpers Representative: Beth Folz, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. F-2019-17 Amended Attachment: E.ORDINANCE R-2019-27 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1807 & 1809 Stringtown Rd Petitioner:Jason Paul Owner:Jason Paul Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward:3Melcher Representative:Jason Paul A.ORDINANCE G-2019-13 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.40 (Taxicabs) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Melcher Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 10/28/2019 Notify: Josh Claybourn, Jackson Kelly II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM A.RESOLUTION C-2019-19 A Resolution Encouraging Changes to the 2020 Budget for Fire Station Maintenance Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: Councilman Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 Memo Attachment: B.ORDINANCE F-2019-16 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville, Indiana Appropriating Monies for the Purpose of Defraying the Expenditures of Departments of the City Government for the Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2020 Sponsor(s):Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date:10/14/2019 Notify:Russ Lloyd, Jr., Controller X.ADJOURNMENT VIII.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESScenter_img IX.COMMITTEE REPORTS F-2019-22 Attachment: F-2019-16 Amended Attachment: R-2019-25 Attachment: C-2019-19 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-12 An Ordinance Fixing the Salaries of Every Appointive Officer, Employee, Deputy, Assistant, Departmental and Institutional Head of the City of Evansville and the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Levee Authority for the Year 2020 and Establishing Salary Administration Procedures Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 F.ORDINANCE F-2019-21 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Appropriations and Repeal and Appropriations of Funds Within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 Notify: Kelley Coures, DMD R-2019-27 Attachment: Agenda Attachment: F-2019-20 Amended Attachment: R-2019-26 Attachment: F-2019-21 Attachment: VII.RESOLUTION DOCKET G-2019-12 Attachment: A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council is Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. City Council Meeting OCTOBER 14, 20191 NW ML KING JR. BLVD – ROOM 3015:30 P.M.AGENDA G-2019-13 Attachment: D.ORDINANCE F-2019-18 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving and Adopting the 2020 Budget for the Port Authority of Evansville Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 10/14/2019 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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FEBRUARY 11, 2017 “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHAT IS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is” Do you agree with City Councilman Weaver comment that the terms of his protective order is a personal matter?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 17 years.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Sick pay and work

first_imgThe National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) receives many calls about bakers or shop staff found to be working elsewhere, while supposedly on sick leave from their employers.An important non-bakery-related cases highlights your rights as an employer. In McCann v Clydebank College, Mr McCann was employed by the college as a part-time lecturer in motor engineering. He also owned a local garage, which he worked at.McCann went off sick, and was paid contractual sick pay by the college. However, Clydebank discovered that he was working at the garage while claiming sick pay, and confirmed this via covert surveillance. They disciplined him and dismissed him for “working for financial gain while drawing sick pay from the College”.McCann claimed unfair dismissal and said that his timetable at the college meant he could not have been ordered to attend on Thursdays and Fridays, and that the covert surveillance contravened his right to privacy.EAT judgementThe Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that the principle that an employee may not undertake paid work for anyone else at a time when he is contracted to work for his employer did not change, because the employee was unable to work due to illness.Interestingly, it suggested that the College could have negotiated an agreement to a reduction in sick pay in return for consenting to McCann doing the other work. The fact that McCann was not timetabled to work at the college on Thursdays or Fridays did not make the dismissal decision unfair and he had worked at his garage on other days anyway.Surveillance decisionFinally, the EAT ruled that the question of the covert surveillance was a matter of proportionality and found, as a fact, that it was not disproportionate.McCann lost his case.last_img read more

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Cereform site achieves zero landfill

first_imgCereform’s manufacturing site in Corby has achieved ‘zero to landfill’ status.During the financial year 2010/11 the site produced 46,498 tonnes of finished product. It achieved a 32% reduction in waste to landfill and a £2,893 cost saving on landfill charges. It also achieved a 105% increase in materials sent to recycling.During May this year Cereform embarked on an objective to achieve ‘zero to landfill’ at its site in Corby. The firm said that despite increasing recycling initiatives over the two years prior to this objective being set, it hadn’t had a significant impact on the waste going to landfill. It enlisted the help of Nutrafeed to manage the site’s total waste outputs, which included: animal feed, hazardous waste, recycling and waste to landfill. The firm said it now estimates the total cost recovery following the zero to landfill achievement will be around £37k for the year to 2011/12.Cereform said the entire team at Corby was engaged in the process, with the support of Nutrafeed’s business development manager Angela Walker. Nutrafeed specialises in delivering specifically tailored sustainable environmental solutions.last_img read more

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Suspect in Elkhart torture murder being evaluated

first_img Previous articleWhitmer: No new state hires; money must go to fight virusNext articleNotre Dame commencement ceremonies to take place online Carl Stutsman Facebook By Carl Stutsman – March 30, 2020 1 340 Twitter WhatsApp Suspect in Elkhart torture murder being evaluated Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews (“Court Gavel – Judge’s Gavel – Courtroom” by wp paarz, CC BY-SA 2.0) A man accused in an Elkhart torture-murder will now undergo competency evaluations. The evaluation is for Mario Angulo Jr, who was charged alongside Donald Owen Jr. in the death of 31 year old Kimberly Dyer.Police believe that the pair tortured the woman at a home on the east side of Elkhart before murdering her and disposing of her body. Because of the nature of the crime prosecutors are seeking life without parole.Angulo’s attorney filed an intellectual disability motion earlier this month. State law prohibits anyone with a mental disability from receiving life without parole.The Elkhart Truth reports Owen Jr. also underwent mental evaluations, one of those reports has already been submitted to the court. Google+last_img read more

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Press release: Kristallnacht 80 years on

first_imgUK Holocaust Memorial Foundation co-Chair Lord Pickles said: The Foundation was set up to increase the visibility and scope of Holocaust education in the United Kingdom, securing the legacy of the British Holocaust survivors who have dedicated their lives to educating the future generation on where prejudice, intolerance and hatred can lead. Our hope is that the short film released today, with moving testimony from men and women who recall the impact of Kristallnacht on their own communities, is a small step in achieving these aims. UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation co-Chair Ed Balls said: Kristallnacht was a moment where prejudice turned into violence, and it is right 80 years on, that we examine this vicious escalation of the Nazi campaign against Jewish communities in Europe. By understanding the steps that lead up to the Holocaust, we are can remain vigilant to any attempt to create divisions and stir up hate in our society today. Watch British Holocaust survivors recall their memories of Kristallnacht To mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation has today (9 November 2018) released a short film with exclusive testimony from 6 British survivors of the Holocaust.On the 9 and 10 November 1938, Jewish communities in Germany and throughout Nazi occupied territories faced widespread state-sponsored violence against their businesses, homes and places of worship. The pogrom became known as Kristallnacht (in English, crystal night) after the smashed glass that littered the streets on the morning of the 10 November.Over the course of the evening an estimated 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps, including Dachau and Buchenwald.The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation set out in 2015 to record the testimony of British survivors of the Holocaust. In interviews with broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky, survivors recall their experiences of Kristallnacht and the aftermath of the violence on their daily lives, their families and their wider communities. The aftermath of KristallnachtKristallnacht was a turning point in the Nazi persecution of the Jewish communities in their territories. The events of the pogrom, widely reported in the international press, lead to a wide range of responses.British Jewish community organisations and charities, including World Jewish Relief, rallied the UK government to allow the transport of children from Germany and Austria to the United Kingdom. Less than a month after the shocking events of Kristallnacht, on 2 December 1938, the first group of children arrived on British shores to be placed with foster families. Ultimately, 10,000 child refugees entered the country in what came to be known as Kindertransport.last_img read more

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Full Video Of STS9’s Red Rocks Finale Has Emerged [Watch]

first_imgAfter celebrating their 20th show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, beloved jamtronica outfit STS9 returned to the famed Morrison, CO to dig in for show #21. The energy was beyond electric as the band brought tons of classic material to the Colorado crowd, as well as new songs from their recently-released The Universe Inside album and more.The show featured a number of debuts, including Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues,” Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” and original tune “Worry No More.” The band also brought out covers of Chic’s “Good Times” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” to close out the second set.Fortunately, thanks to YouTube user JMar, a full video of the STS9 show on the Rocks is available for your streaming pleasure. Sit back and enjoy!The full setlist can be seen below, courtesy of The Church of STS9.Setlist: STS9 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 9/10/16Set I: When the Dust Settles(*) > Inner City Blues(#!$), Aimlessly, Walk to the Light, Move My Peeps > Monkey Music, Oil & Water, Everybody Loves the Sunshine(&!$), Give & Take($), CircusSet II: Click Lang Echo ($), Hubble, EHM, Looking Back on Earth, 20-12, Get Loud($), Totem > Good Times([email protected]) > Get Lucky(%@)Encore I: Worry No More(!$), Common Descent([email protected]) > The Universe Inside([email protected])Encore II: Itzamana(***)(*) = Family Affair intro(#) = Marvin Gaye cover(&) = Roy Ayers Cover(!) = First time played($) = Maureen Murphy on vocals(+) = Chic cover(@) = featuring chorus(%) = Daft Punk cover(?) = Alana on stand-up bass(***) = w/ Led Zepplin Fool In The Rain Jam[Photo by Aaron Bradley taken on night one]last_img read more

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The Motet Hits Boulder For Fox Theater’s 25th Anniversary Month [Photos]

first_imgOut of all the Fox Theatre 25th Anniversary shows I’ve seen this month, Friday’s Motet show takes the cake for the most packed crowd. The sold-out show on the Hill in Boulder was skyrocketing with energy from start to finish. Over the past year, the Motet’s line-up has undergone some changes, and the recent additions of Lyle Divinsky on vocals and Drew Sayers on sax has been nothing short of a blessing. The world-class Colorado funk band never ceases to amaze me, and consistently brings a high-energy dance party to any city they come to party down.A large amount of the material played last night was off the ensembles new album Totem, but there was no shortage of old songs and covers either. “Danger,” “Truth,” and “Know it Too Well” were some of the familiar highlights of the night, with a bouncing off the walls rendition of “Keep on Don’t Stoppin’,” which is off of their self-titled album from a few years back.My highlight of the evening was an unexpected and tasty cover of Prince’s hit “I Feel For You”. The crowd erupted, and the entire 625-person crowd was singing along, while boogying down with their friends and family. Dave Watts is an absolute machine on drums, with Garrett Sayers helping on the rhythm section on bass, and the pair were flawless and unstoppable the entire evening at their hometown throwdown.If you’re attending Fool’s Paradise in Florida later this month, make sure to catch this funky powerhouse for their performance at the beautiful St. Augustine festival. You can also check out photos from the evening below, courtesy of C. B. Klein. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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The Flamingo Kid Musical Eyes Broadway

first_img The Flamingo Kid is ready to make the Great White Way a little more beachy. A musical adaptation of the film directed and written by the late Garry Marshall has its eyes on a spring 2018 Broadway bow. The show will feature music by Scott Frankel and a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman.Frankel received a Tony nomination for the score of Grey Gardens. He also composed War Paint, which is currently playing a world premiere engagement at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Freedman penned the lyrics and book to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; he won a Tony Award for the latter.The Flamingo Kid follows Jeffrey Willis, an 18-year-old Brooklynite who, against family wishes, takes a job at El Flamingo, a private beach club. It’s there he meets Phil Brody, a gin rummy champ with an alluring car business. As time goes on, Jeffrey must choose between his family’s humble roots and strong values and Brody’s easy, potentially dishonest buck.The 1984 film starred Matt Dillon (in one of his first leading roles) as Jeffrey, as well as Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo, Jessica Walter and Janet Jones.Additional information, including dates, casting and creative team, will be announced later. A musical adaptation of Marshall’s Pretty Woman is also in the works. Matt Dillon and Hector Elizondo in ‘The Flamingo Kid'(Photo courtesy of ABC) View Commentslast_img read more

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