first_imgIron-rich meteorites are significantly underrepresented in collection statistics from Antarctica. This has led to a hypothesis that there is a sparse layer of iron-rich meteorites hidden below the surface of the ice, thereby explaining the apparent shortfall. As standard Antarctic meteorite collecting techniques rely upon a visual surface search approach, the need has thus arisen to develop a system that can detect iron objects under a few tens of centimetres of ice, where the expected number density is of the order one per square kilometre. To help answer this hypothesis, a large-scale pulse induction metal detector array has been constructed for deployment in Antarctica. The metal detector array is 6 m wide, able to travel at 15 km h-1 and can scan 1 km2 in ~11 hours. This paper details the construction of the metal detector system with respect to design criteria, notably the ruggedization of the system for Antarctic deployment. Some preliminary results from UK and Antarctic testing are presented. We show that the system performs as specified and should reach the pre-agreed target of the detection of a 100 g iron meteorite at 300 mm when deployed in Antarctica.last_img read more

first_img View post tag: News by topic USA: Northrop Grumman Advanced Shipboard Electronic Systems to Enter Service on New OSV View post tag: Shipboard Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Northrop Grumman Advanced Shipboard Electronic Systems to Enter Service on New OSV View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Service October 24, 2012 View post tag: enter View post tag: Grumman View post tag: OSV Northrop Grumman Corporation has provided the advanced communication, sensor and navigation systems installed on the first of two new offshore support vessels (OSVs) being procured by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on behalf of the Iraqi navy.NAVSEA accepted delivery of the first 60-meter multipurpose OSV, Al Basrah (OSV 401), in July for subsequent transfer to the Iraqi navy this fall when it will enter service. Its sister vessel, Al Fayhaa (OSV 402), recently completed sea trials and is scheduled for delivery with Al Basrah.Northrop Grumman was awarded a $7.4 million contract in November 2010 by prime contractor RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames of Tampa, Fla., to provide advanced electronic systems for the two OSVs being built for the Iraqi navy. The company delivered the systems late in 2011 for installation, integration and testing during sea trials.Al Basrah will conduct maritime security operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf alongside previously delivered Iraqi naval patrol boats.“These shipboard electronic systems will improve Iraq’s ability to provide its own national security,” said Bill Hannon, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Maritime Systems business unit. “By providing a quick-response, affordable, capable solution to RiverHawk, Northrop Grumman demonstrated its ability to deliver integrated navigation and communication solutions along with management and engineering services.”Under the contract Northrop Grumman provided its Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Integrated Tactical Data Link System (ITDLS) for both vessels, together with communications, maritime situational awareness displays, VisionMaster™ TotalWatch™ multifunction workstations, chart radar, electronic chart display and information system, and other electronic systems. The work also included program management, design, procurement, assembly, and shipboard integration and testing.“The OSVs will play a key role in the new Iraqi Navy. These are complex, multimission ships; it took real teamwork to build in all the quality and capability into these ships, and the partnership with Northrop Grumman has proven critical to that success,” said Jake Ross, managing director of RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames.Northrop Grumman’s IBS and ITDLS are in service on 10 35-meter Iraqi patrol boats, which will conduct maritime security operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf alongside the new OSVs. Two more 35-meter boats are in production, and are expected to deliver in late 2012 and early 2013, respectively. The company has also provided the tactical data link components for the Iraqi Maritime Surveillance System (MSS). The ITDLS provides for situational awareness and sharing of tactical tracks between the MSS, the 60-meter OSVs and the 35-meter patrol boats to provide the Common Tactical Picture.Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, October 24, 2012; Image: rhfsf View post tag: Electronic View post tag: Northrop View post tag: Advanced Industry news View post tag: New View post tag: Systems Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgMan Accused of Assaulting Two Nurses ArrestedAUGUST 11TH, 2017  TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA  A 19-year-old man is in jail after being accused of assaulting two hospital staffers in Dubois County. Jasper Police say they were called to Memorial Hospital about a combative patient.They say when they arrived, hospital staff told them Josey Shelton had assaulted two hospital staff members punching of them in the chest and one in the chin.Another staff member says she was held against her will. Shelton is in the Dubois County Jail facing charges of battery and criminal confinement.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgPhil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band is headed to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, in June for a three-night run falling across June 23rd through 25th. These dates at the Fox will be Phil Lesh’s first run in Colorado since 2013 when he hit the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater for a weekend in 2013 with Furthur. The Terrapin Family Band includes Lesh’s son, Grahame Lesh, as well as Ross James, Jason Crosby, and Alex Koford, and with Phil Lesh, the ensemble has been picking up more dates outside of their weekly shows at Terrapin Crossroads. In addition to these new Boulder shows, Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band have recently confirmed a performance at the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival and just wrapped up a handful dates at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl in March. Tickets for the Fox Theatre shows will go on sale at 10 AM MST on April 21st for the shows on June 23, 24 and 25.[Photo courtesy of Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 The Cripple of Inishmaan Star Files Related Shows The Cripple of Inishmaan star Daniel Radcliffe stopped by Late Night to chat with Seth Meyers about his return to the Great White Way, how fantasy football has turned him into a “not-so-secret American,” and what makes us Broadway theatergoers so great. “New York audiences are amazing,” the stage and screen star explains, “you guys ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ and gasp…there’s something wonderful about how invested people become.” Aw, thanks, Mr. Radcliffe! We just love to see you on stage. As Meyers pointed out, after baring it all in Equus and dancing around in How to Succeed, Radcliffe’s theater career is not unlike that of a stripper. Hmm…what’s next for Radcliffe on Broadway? The Full Monty? Magic Mike? Sorry, tangent. OH, and are you as bummed as we are that we couldn’t throw in “Tony nominee” here after this morning’s announcement? We hear you, so let it out! Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more 3 Oct 2012The suspected suicide of a 12-year-old girl in state care may have been prevented if Child, Youth and Family (CYF) had properly informed caregivers of her history and distressed mental state, a coroner has heard.The girl, Krystal, whose last name is permanently suppressed, was found dead by her 7-year-old sister at her Auckland foster home in 2008.The Ministry of Social Development said in a coroner’s hearing in Auckland today that its care plans for Krystal fell well below standard, because it had failed to disclose to her new foster family full details about allegations of sexual abuse and her suicide risk.It also admitted that social workers had incorrectly interpreted a suicidal screening test completed by Krystal leading to a lack of support or counselling and a “tragic” outcome.“What we missed out here were the needs of Krystal,” ministry representative Nova Salomen said.“We were focussed on systems… instead we need to be seeing, knowing and valuing children.”Krystal was one of eight children from a Northland family of 12 taken into care when her parents were arrested on drugs charges in 2006.All eight children were initially placed with family foster carers but were removed after Krystal alleged she had been sexually abused by a person there. The charges were later dismissed after her death.Krystal and her sister had been with the new caregiver, from Barnados, for just three weeks when she died.Barnados manager of residential services Paul Smith, who provided the plan to the caregiver on behalf of CYF, agreed it did not have enough information read more

first_imgIn Indiana and many other states, high school students can change schools if they feel that school offers a better chance of improving the education they can receive.  Some of you might know that this process has helped organizations like the IHSAA fend of groups who wanted a separate state tournament for non-public schools.  The IHSAA can now stay and public schools can now receive transfer students just like faith-based schools have always been able to do.A lot of people see this open enrollment as a way for schools to recruit athletes.  This certainly was not its intention.  In fact, the school you asked to change to has the right to reject your application.  All schools must have a policy in place saying how they will accept transfer students.  The IHSAA has declared certain moves illegal because they were simply done so a student had a better chance in that school as an athlete.One non-advertised part of this open enrollment policy is used to calm the unrest created by certain non-public schools winning state championships.  After all, today we have magnate schools, charter schools, and faith-based schools.  In fact, we even have home schools.  We know that some kids still transfer for strictly sports reasons, but they are moving from one school to another because they have found an education reason for transferring.  The easiest reason they can use is “my old school does not offer the courses I need.”last_img read more

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation say they are closing the Lammers Pike overpass over I-74 in Batesville indefinitely due to structural damage.There is no estimate on when the bridge will re-open.last_img

first_imgWEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – The Ironman Challenge will help bring the curtain down on the 30th annual Deery Brothers Summer Series.Drivers with perfect attendance through the first 16 IMCA Late Model tour events of the season and previous series champions are guaranteed starting spots in the race, to be held during the Saturday, Sept. 24 at West Liberty Raceway.Sponsored by Ideal Ready Mix of West Burlington, the Ironman Challenge pays $1,000 to win and a minimum $100 to start.Justin Kay was the winner of the Ironman Challenge held last season, also at West Liberty.“The Johnson family and Ideal Ready Mix have been the longest-tenured and most influential supporters of the IMCA Late Model division since its inception and we’re thrilled to partner with them for the Ironman Challenge again this year,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Having this event as part of the Ideal-sponsored Liberty 100 weekend is a great way to cap the Deery Brothers Summer Series and showcase the best Late Model drivers in the Midwest.”More information about the event will be available from Yoder at the IMCA home office, 319 472-2201.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: South Africa’s last Test tour to India was an absolute nightmare, with the Proteas losing the four-match series 3-0 with only rain in the Bangalore Test preventing an outright whitewash. Heading into the series in 2019, South Africa face an uphill task. India have not lost at home since 2012 and players like Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara add a lot of depth to the squad. With Hanuma Vihari and Mayank Agarwal displaying their solid prowess, combined with India’s pace and spin reserves, South Africa face an uphill task. In the tour game against Board President’s XI in Vizianagaram, South Africa were boosted by Aiden Markram’s century and Temba Bavuma’s fifty while Vernon Philander contributed with 48 runs and two wickets, including the wicket of Rohit for 0. Speaking to the official ICC website, Philander urged South Africa’s senior players to go after India’s ‘Top Dogs’, which meant all the top players in the Indian side. “Spotlight will be on a lot of big players to make a statement. Our job is to come here and give the first punch as India is obviously expected to do well. It’s a tough start to play India in India but I don’t think the South Africans would have wanted it any other way which is to take the big dogs in their home ground,” Philander said.Also Read | Rohit Sharma Should NOT Tweak His Natural Game Too Much: VVS LaxmanPhilander, who had picked up 15 wickets during South Africa’s last Test series against India in 2018 which they won 2-1, wants the senior players to leave behind a legacy for the youngsters. “We have lost some senior players and there are new players coming in and we want them to learn quickly. Hopefully we can use the experience of the senior players that are still around and mold this into a good Test side for the years to come. That’s the most important part, to lay a good foundation for players to take forward,” Philander said. Also Read | Rohit Sharma Opens Batting For Board President’s XI, But Falls For 0Philander also spoke about the World Test Championship and said it added a different dimension to Test cricket. “The Test championship brings in a new dimension. It is a new sort of excitement for players. Also knowing that you will be playing against top teams more often (is great). We are obviously prepared to do well. When we do well, it gives you that better confidence and I’ll take that confidence with me. It’s been a long winter for me and I am feeling in really good nick,” Philander said. last_img read more