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USS George Washington’s IM 2 Maintains CVW Aircraft

first_img View post tag: CVW View post tag: Naval USS George Washington’s IM 2 Maintains CVW Aircraft Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department 2nd Division (IM 2) aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) helps keep Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 mission ready. View post tag: Aircraft Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George Washington’s IM 2 Maintains CVW Aircraft IM 2 division disassembles, repairs, rebuilds and tests specialized jet engines used by CVW aircraft.“We’re basically the ships engine repair shop,” said Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Jacob Lichty, from Waterloo, Iowa. “Our job is to ensure every jet engine we receive is perfectly ready to go in every way possible.”According to Lichty, CVW 5 Super Hornet aircraft use two F414 jet engines and each engine is capable of producing more than 21,000 pounds of thrust.“We used to use the F404, but this newer iteration is much more powerful, lighter, and generally much more efficient,” said Lichty.The engines are split into several component parts called modules. Each module is dedicated to a particular part of the engine’s function. For example, the afterburner is a module that delivers more fuel into the engine, which boosts the aircraft’s thrust by more than 50 percent.“These engines have six different modules,” said Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Corbin Riley, from Akron, Ohio. “We rarely ever have to fix an entire engine; we replace particular modules or install newer ones as necessary.”According to Riley, the IM2 shop has a ‘time to repair or replenish’ schedule that allows each job to typically take less than 32-working hours.The amount of work they perform depends on how much the air wing is flying. Engines only need to be serviced once they reach a state called ‘high time’.“High time is defined as more than 3,000 total hours of use,” said Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Dustin Ligtenburg, from Amboy, Illinois. “To give an example of how long that is, I’ve worked here for two years and I have never seen the same engine twice.”Jet engines themselves are incredibly sturdy but remain delicate. A single foreign object getting inside an engine can damage or ruin it.“Although we have enough space and personnel to work on two engines at once,” said Ligtenburg. “We prefer to only work on one at a time to keep us from mixing up parts or paperwork. Foreign object damage is something we focus to avoid.”IM2 jet shop performs intermediate level maintenance on jet engines. Deeper level repairs require them to send engines to shore facilities that are better equipped to work on module assemblies.“We basically act as the quick repair shop for the jets,” said Ligtenburg. “However, we can only do so much with the equipment we have; We work with what we have to maintain these engines.”George Washington and CVW 5 provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Press Release, June 13, 2014; Image: Flickr View post tag: USS George Washington Authoritiescenter_img June 13, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Maintains View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic View post tag: IM 2 Share this articlelast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Prev Oral Health Svcs

first_imgA Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline is required. Must bea registered dental hygienist in the state of New Jersey. Communitycollege and/or postsecondary teaching experience ispreferred.Supplemental Information Minimum Qualifications Please attach a resume and cover letter indicating reference, copyof dental hygiene license, and a copy of your transcripts. Alsoindicate the days you are available.Michelle Roman, Chairperson, Dental Hygiene732-906-2536last_img

Press release: Compensation rule abolished allowing victims to reapply

first_img The ‘same-roof’ rule was unfair and we recognise the impact this had on victims whose applications were refused simply because they lived with their attacker. Whilst no amount of compensation can make up for the immense suffering caused by such appalling crimes, by abolishing the rule we are widening access to much needed support and continue to review the entire scheme so it better supports victims. “Improving support for victims is at the very heart of this government’s work, and through our Victims Strategy we are determined to improve their experience at every stage of the justice system. The scope of the Scheme, including the definition of violent crime for the purposes of compensation for injury, and the type of injuries that are covered by the Scheme. The eligibility rules including, among other things, concerns about time limits for making applications, unspent convictions, and consent in sexual offences cases. The requirements of the Scheme in relation to decision-making, including issues such as the level of evidence required for compensation claims, and the timeframes for accepting or rejecting awards. The value and composition of awards available through the Scheme, including the balance struck between serious and less serious physical and mental injuries. The impact of the Scheme on particular groups, including victims of child sexual abuse and victims of terrorism. Opportunities to simplify the Scheme. The affordability and financial sustainability of the Scheme. From today (13 June 2019) more victims of violent crime will be able to apply for compensation as new legislation comes into force abolishing the longstanding ‘same-roof’ rule.It will mean that anyone previously denied compensation under the rule, or put off from coming forward because of it, will be able to make fresh applications.The so-called ‘same roof’ rule, blocked victims of violent crime from receiving compensation if the attacker was a family member they were living with at the time of the incident.It was amended in 1979 to not prevent future victims accessing compensation, but as common with many changes to the law this was not made retrospective. This has led to some victims of crimes which occurred before the law change missing out on compensation.Ministers vowed to remove the rule as part of the government’s Victims Strategy launched last year, recognising the rule’s unfair impact and to allow greater access to compensation.Victims will now have 2 years to apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), with a dedicated team set up to provide extra support with the claim process – including a named contact to ensure applicants do not have to repeat their traumatic experiences to multiple people.Victims Minister Edward Argar said: The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme awards taxpayer-funded payments to victims injured as a result of violent crime, paying out over £150 million to victims in 2017/18.Victims applying or reapplying for compensation will have to meet the Scheme’s other eligibility criteria to be made an award.An ongoing review of the Scheme, looking at a range of issues raised by victims, including eligibility rules, the definition of ‘violent crime’, and the type of injuries that are covered, will report back later this year.Gabrielle Shaw, NAPAC’s CEO, said: ReviewThe review will examine whether the Scheme remains fit for purpose, reflects the changing nature of violent crime and effectively supports victims in their recovery.It will consider: Same roof rule We are delighted that the ‘same roof’ rule has been scrapped. Given that most child abuse happens within the family and children are likely to have had no choice but to live under the same roof as their abuser, this rule was rightly viewed as deeply unfair and punitive. It is impossible to measure the damage done by childhood abuse, but for many survivors the impacts affect their health, their adult relationships and their earning potential throughout their lives. President of the Law Society of England and Wales Christina Blacklaws said:center_img The so-called ‘same roof rule’ was part of the original (non-statutory) compensation scheme introduced in 1964 The rule was changed in October 1979, but the changes were not made retrospective. The pre-1979 same roof rule applies to adults and children. Under the rule applicants are not entitled to compensation if they were living with their assailant as members of the same family at the time of the incident. The reasons for the rule were, broadly, difficulties with evidence in such cases, and a wish to ensure that offenders did not benefit from compensation paid to the victim who they were living with. The rule applies to all victims of abuse inflicted by a family member living under the same roof; this includes physical as well as sexual abuse. The Scheme was amended in 1979 to apply only to adults who continued to live with their attacker. Under the current 2012 Scheme, applicants can still be refused compensation if at the time of the incident they were adults living with the assailant as members of the same family unless they are no longer living together and are unlikely to do so again. This rule of the Scheme (para 20) is being considered as part of the review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. In July 2018 the Court of Appeal decided that the ‘same-roof’ rule had unfairly denied a claimant who was abused by her stepfather the right to compensation. The government chose to not appeal this judgment, and confirmed that the rule would be removed as part of the Victims Strategy published in September. The legal instrument comes into effect today and will remove the pre-1979 rule from the 2012 Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme New and past applicants refused an award under the pre-1979 rule will still need to meet all the remaining eligibility criteria within the 2012 Scheme. apply online call our Customer Service Centre on 0300 003 3601 request one of our team to call you This change is a welcome correction to a historical anomaly that was causing significant injustice. We are very pleased the government has made this change, as a result of which more victims of historical child abuse will be able to claim recompense for the traumas they suffered. Notes to editorsHow to applyYou can: victims previously denied awards can reapply for compensation as of today part of wider review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme already underway The review’s Terms of Reference.The Victims Strategy, published in September 2018, sets out a series of measures and commitments across government to overhaul the support available to victims of crime.last_img read more

Bakery organisations call for transparency on GM trials

first_imgThe Real Bread Campaign and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union were among 27 organisations that yesterday (3 June), issued a statement calling for transparency on current GM wheat trials.The letter to Rothamsted Research challenged the company, the government and related funding bodies to be more open and transparent about the aims of the current trials.It also asked them to justify the expenditure of public money – £1.28m-worth of taxpayers’ money has so far been spent on the trials, in the form of grants from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – when it said alternative aphid control methods in wheat had been shown to be effective.In September 2011 Defra granted Rothamsted Research permission, to trial two versions of GM wheat, genetically modified to emit aphid repelling pheromones in spring 2012 and 2013. An application to release the same GM wheat in autumn 2013 is currently being considered by Defra.Pete Riley, of campaign group GM Freeze, said: “From the information currently available, the scientific objectives of these GM trials are not at all clear, and the decision to publicly fund the project was not made in an open or transparent manner.“There is currently no GM wheat grown commercially anywhere on the planet, and we feel Rothamsted and the BBSRC needs to explain why this project took priority over other non-GM agriculture research projects that could be have delivered  benefits more quickly while commanding public support.”last_img read more

Telluride Bluegrass Festival Announces 2019 NightGrass Lineup: Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, More

first_imgFor the last 45 years, Telluride Bluegrass Festival has brought the best and brightest to Telluride, CO, reveling in the majesty that is folk and bluegrass music. This year’s 46th annual lineup is no exception, as many favorites, both old and new, will return to the festival once more on June 20th-23rd, 2019.On Wednesday, the four-day music and camping festival unveiled their annual NightGrass programming. Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon will kick things off with the lone NightGrass show on Wednesday, June 19th at the Telluride Conference Center. The Sheridan Opera House will host Sierra Hull & Molly Tuttle (3/20), Yonder Mountain String Band (3/21), Steep Canyon Rangers (3/22), and Punch Brothers (3/23). Just a short ways up the road, the Michael D. Palm Theatre will see performances from Lake Street Dive (3/20), Railroad Earth (3/21), and Greensky Bluegrass (3/22). The Telluride favorite Fly Me To The Moon Saloon will host Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Band (3/20), Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (3/21), and Jon Stickley Trio (3/22).Telluride Bluegrass Festivals’ 2019 lineup boasts the likes of Brandi Carlile, Sam Bush Band, Kacey Musgraves, Jim James (full band), Gregory Alan Isakov, Greensky Bluegrass, Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon (Stories From the Living Room set), Punch Brothers, Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Missy Raines, Molly Tuttle & Sierra Hull, The Tim O’Brien Band, Railroad Earth, Peter Rowan, Lake Street Dive, The Jerry Douglas Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Chris Thile, Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Wood Belly, and many more.Tickets to NightGrass shows are completely separate from festival tickets. To give festival goers a fair chance to get tickets, Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be selling all NightGrass tickets via a 48-hour online lottery again this year, which opens on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:01am (MST) through Wednesday, April 10th at 11:59pm (MST).For more information on Telluride’s 2019 NightGrass programming, head here.last_img read more

Your Student @ Lamont

first_imgWoodcut images of flowers from Harvard-Yenching library, a 1920s-era catcher’s mask (a late-19th century innovation developed at Harvard), and a letter written by John Hancock to his sister – parents of Harvard freshmen got to see all these and more as part of “Your Student @ Lamont,” an interactive event which highlighted the array of collections and experiences the libraries offer to first-year students.Organized by Harvard College Library’s Services for Academic Programs (SAP) unit as part of the annual Freshman Parents’ Weekend, the event offered parents a hands-on introduction to Lamont and the handful of other libraries where their children are likely to spend most of their time, and illustrated how library services, resources, and people come together to support undergraduate education.“The goal was to make this a more interactive event for parents,” said Susan Gilroy, librarian for undergraduate programs for writing, who coordinated the event with administrative coordinators Lynn Sayers from Lamont and Mikel Kearns from Widener. “We were able to make the libraries come alive more powerfully. With this new model, parents have the opportunity to experience the libraries, and see the materials their children could actually be using.”Following tours of Lamont, parents were invited to the Collaborative Learning Space on Level B, where other HCL libraries – Cabot, Houghton, Harvard-Yenching, Loeb Music, Fine Arts, and Tozzer – had items on display highlighting their collections, services, and resources. Staff from each of the participating libraries were available at their respective tables to provide parents with information about their library’s collections and services. In addition to woodcut prints from Harvard-Yenching, parents were able to view online exhibitions from Houghton Library and facsimiles of historical maps showing Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, from the Harvard Map Collection. The Harvard University Archives displayed pictures of undergraduates from various eras and a summer “coat” that students wore in the 19th century, along with other items.Since expository writing classes are the one place students are guaranteed to encounter “research” in their first year, it was particularly enlightening for parents to be able to talk with Tom Jehn, Sosland Professor of the Harvard College Writing Program, about the resources students are able to call on in the libraries. Librarians from HCL and Writing Program staff have collaborated to develop a curriculum designed to help freshmen navigate the physical and online resources of Harvard’s libraries.At Widener, staff also offered tours to parents of freshmen. Hundreds gathered to walk through the Atkins Reference Room, Loker and Phillips reading rooms, and library stacks. The Gutenberg Bible on display in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room drew a large crowd to the Widener rotunda.Parents Ron and Kathy Berg said the event illustrated the impressive resources available to their daughter, Jolie.“I’m impressed with the resources Harvard [College Library] has, and with the number of librarians that are taking part today,” said Ron Berg. “I didn’t know some of these libraries existed. I’m blown away by the number of resources, and I have complete confidence [my daughter] will use her time here very well.”last_img read more

Roosevelt Man 3rd Suspect Nabbed for Attempted Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A third suspect has been apprehended for his alleged role in the kidnapping, rape and attempted murder of a woman who was left for dead in Roosevelt last year, Nassau County police said.Kasim Taylor, 45, was charged with second-degree attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, criminal sexual act, robbery and assault.Police have said an unidentified man brought the 46-year-old victim to a house a Brookside Drive and left her alone with Taylor, 53-year-old Kenneth Bass and 37-year-old Julia Lopez, all of whom are from Roosevelt, who accused the victim of owing them money on May 5, 2012.When the victim said that she had no money, Special Victims Squad detectives said the trio “performed a sexual act,” severely beat the victim and stole her handbag and cell phone.The alleged assailants then placed a plastic bag around her head, tied her hands and feet and dumped her body into a wooded area behind Henry Street, police said. The victim freed herself and screamed for help before being taken to a local hospital for treatment.Bass and Lopez were arrested two weeks later and have pleaded not guilty to similar charges that Taylor was charged with.  They are being held without bail and are due back in court Thursday.Taylor will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Santa visits CFJ Carousel during annual ‘Lights on Carousel’

first_imgThe rides will also be offered next Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Johnson City Celebration Committee holds the event as an opportunity for the community to be able to ride the historic CFJ Carousel while it is all decked out for the holidays. It was also an opportunity for kids to get their picture taken with Santa. In addition to rides, Santa Claus himself tells us the Johnson City Walmart is holding a backpack and notebook giveaway to help local children get school supplies. “Walmart’s donated backpacks and notebooks to spread a little more holiday cheer for the children around here, it’s all about the kids it’s fun,” said Santa Claus. center_img JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The tenth annual Lights on the Carousel event kicked off this weekend with rides being offered Friday and Saturday night from 5 to 8 p.m. last_img read more

A new step forward towards the realization of a tourist zone at the Pula Hydrobase

first_imgThe initial value of the annual fee for the establishment of construction rights is set at 2,3 million kuna, and will be revalued after 3 years from the start of payment of the fee. The deadline for the construction of the tourist zone is set at 5 years. The plan is to turn Hidrobaza into a new catering and tourist center with three zones. The first zone would have a capacity of 800 beds categorized with at least 4 stars, the second capacity of 400 beds with a minimum of 4 stars and the third would be intended for recreational facilities. The public invitation will be published on the websites of the Ministry of State Property, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, the City of Pula and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, as well as in high-circulation Croatian dailies. Location Hidrobaza is located in the extreme northwestern part of the city of Pula, and southeast of the Brijuni Islands. With good connections to local and county roads (“Istrian Y”), it is 7 km away from Pula Airport This Decision is determined by the “Urban Development Plan Štinjan”, and it determines the manner and procedure of disposal as well as the initial fee, conditions and criteria for selection of bidders, conditions and deadlines for construction and appoints a Commission for evaluation of bids. At the last session, the Government announced the Decision on initiating the procedure of disposing of real estate for the purpose of the construction of a tourist zone in the area of ​​the Hydrobase in the City of Pula. Recall, in November last year, the signing of “Agreement on determining the conditions, rights and obligations for the implementation of catering and tourism projects Muzil, Hidrobaza and Saccorgiana” In order to collect bids for the purpose of construction of the tourist zone Hidrobaza, a public tender will be conducted by announcing a public call for binding bids. The most favorable bidder is obliged to build buildings in the area of ​​almost 282 thousand square meters, the purpose of which is to offer a catering and tourist offer. By concluding a contract with the bidder, the right to build for 50 years will be established. Find out more about the Hydrobase location HERElast_img read more

President Salva Kiir will not attend final days of South Sudan…

first_imgSouth Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sacks striking judges South Sudan Rebels Reject Kiir Staying on as President South Sudan’s government said Saturday it would continue with peace talks to end a 20-month civil war, but without President Salva Kiir attending South Sudan’s government said on Saturday it would continue with peace talks to end a 20-month civil war, but without President Salva Kiir attendingSouth Sudan’s government has announced that President Salva Kiir will not travel to Addis Ababa for final days of the peace talks.The talks which are scheduled to end on Monday aim at ending 20 months of civil war. The government’s entire negotiating team has been recalled according to officials. Kiir’s government claims the opposition, led by Riek Machar is divided.A group of military commanders split from Machar’s group and announced that they no longer recognized him as their leader. President Kiir will only return to the negotiating table once he can establish who he will be negotiating with.South Sudan’s Minister for Information has officially said that talks have not been suspended saying instead Kiir may not attend the meeting today because his invitation was sent to Juba late and the president did not have sufficient time to travel.Relatedcenter_img President Kenyatta travels to Ethiopia for South Sudan peace talkslast_img read more