ZNT Yard launches two SAR boats for Russian Navy June 9, 2017 View post tag: Project 23040 Russian Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod Shipyard (ZNT Yard) launched two Project 23040 search and rescue boats (SAR) for the Russian Navy on June 8.Named РВК-1239 and РВК-1261, they are the 19th and 20th boats in their class.ZNT Yard is to build an overall 22 units in the class for service in the navy’s Black Sea, Baltic Sea, Pacific and Northern Fleets including the Caspian Flotilla.After they complete further outfitting and sea trials this summer, РВК-1239 and РВК-1261 will join the Russian Pacific Fleet.Project 23040 boats are built under a 2013 contract signed between the shipyard and the Russian ministry of defense. ZNT Yard was initially to build 16 boats but that number was later expanded to 22 units.The vessels can support diving operations up to 60 meters in depth and are equipped with remotely operated vehicles and a towed sonar. They are also equipped with firefighting equipment that allows them to fight fires up to 30 meters high, pump water from other vessels and supply them with power. View post tag: SAR Back to overview,Home naval-today ZNT Yard launches two SAR boats for Russian Navy View post tag: Russian Navy Authorities View post tag: ZNT Yard Share this article
Lecturer A (LA), a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 2 yearsof professional experience are required.Lecturer B (LB), a minimum of a Master’s degree with at least 4years of professional work experience.Lecturer C (LC), a Doctorate degree or a Master’s degree with 5years of professional work experience.Lecturer D (LD), a Doctorate degree with 10 years professionalwork experiences. Inquires may be directed to: Dr. Ashwini Wagle, Department Chair,Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging at [email protected] UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 27, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which theindividual is assigned;Evidence of effective teaching and mentoring;Ability to teach and evaluate effectively adult learners;Nutrition practice experience or Packaging ProfessionalPractice (required for teaching practice courses);Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;Demonstrated ability to be collegial and collaborative;Good communication skills (written and oral)Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivityto the educational goals of a multicultural population as mighthave been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching andother comparable experience. Department SummaryThe Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging at SanJosé State University (SJSU) is looking for qualified,enthusiastic, and dedicated instructors to teach courses in our BSin Nutritional Science and our MS in Nutritional Science programs(both the On-Campus and the Online/Hybrid courses).The Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging trainsgraduates for rewarding careers in settings as diverse as communityorganizations, educational institutions, hospitals, nutrition andresearch laboratories, corporations and government agencies. Thefirst nutrition department in the California State Universitysystem, our department traces its roots to 1911. We currently offera master’s degree in nutritional science and two undergraduatedegrees in the field: a Bachelor of Science degree in NutritionalScience with three concentrations: Dietetics, Applied Nutrition andFood Sciences, and Food Management and a BS degree in Packaging.Our Dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Councilfor Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy ofNutrition and Dietetics and qualifying our students to apply forACEND accredited internships and to work toward becoming registereddietitians.Please visit the Department of Nutrition, Food Science, andPackaging website at https://www.sjsu.edu/nufspkg/and the SJSU catalog at https://catalog.sjsu.edu/ for moredetails about our programs and curriculum.Brief Description of DutiesLecturers are responsible for effective curriculum preparation andteaching of courses in alignment with our Department’s vision andmission and the focus on applied research and serving multiculturalpopulations, syllabus and accessibility compliance, use of Canvasas the primary learning management system, review and grading ofassignments and work, holding office hours, texts and readings,overall support of student learning and professional development,and working collaboratively with faculty and staff to promotestudent success. Lecturers will also support activities andpreparation needed to maintain accreditation.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided forthe SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not,must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required Qualifications:There are four lecturer levels or ranks according to degrees earnedand/or years of teaching experience: Letter of interestCurriculum VitaeStatement of Teaching Philosophy and Approach to DiversityStatement of Expertise, including professional experience,courses you are qualified to teachThree references with contact information Master’s degreeRegistered Dietitian preferred but not required – NutritiononlyDemonstrated working knowledge of the trends in the nutritionprofession in the context of diversity and globalization, includingspecializations with certain cultural and/or language groups;Ability to teach in online and in-person formats;Proficiency with computers, software, and technology;Experience with multimedia and social media relevant toteaching In addition, required qualifications include: Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range Salary commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents:
The Ocean City Historical Museum’s popular summer Thursday night lecture series begins this week — 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, in the Christopher Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library with historian Fred Miller talking about a series of firsts for Ocean City.1930: OCBP Captain Jack G. Jernee gives Charles Curtis, Vice-President of the United States, a tour of the beach and boardwalk1936: First time the OC Beach Patrol participates in the Democratic National Convention1949: First summer topless male bathers enjoy a day at the beach1968: First fiber glass lifeboat purchased by the OCBP1976: First female, Judy Lichtner, hired as a lifeguard by the OCBPMiller and his wife, Susan, have authored several books on Ocean City, including the comprehensive history, Ocean City: America’s Greatest Family Resort (2003).The lecture is free and open to the public. The series continues each Thursday evening through Sept. 3.Next week (July 13): The Musem Director Jeff McGranahan presents a photo essay on the old Ocean City School.— News release from the Ocean City Historical Museum
The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) latest report has revealed that its members have cut their carbon emissions by 17% since 1990. This equates to 58,000 tonnes less CO2 which is the equivalent of taking 22,000 cars off UK roads each year. Among its member are Tate and Lyle, Macphie of Glenbervie, British Sugar, United Biscuits and Burtons Foods. According to the FDF’s 2008 progress report, released on 27 November, Macphie will reduce the company’s emissions by 2,100 tonnes per year from 2008 following investment in a 1.2MW biomass boiler, enabling the company to produce food ingredients using green energy generated from wood chips.United Biscuits’ aim is to send zero food waste to landfill by 2010 and it has already reduced its food waste by 18% in the first eight months of 2008.Other achievements of FDF’s members include the prevention of over half a million tonnes of food waste being created and the recycling or recovery of 82% of the food and packaging waste created in factories. As part of its Five-Fold Environmental Ambition, FDF joined with Envirowise in January this year, in what is known as the Federation House Commitment, which sets out five steps to success for food and drink manufacturing companies wishing to work in a systematic way to improve water efficiency. Newest signatories include Betty and Taylors of Harrogate, Burton Foods, Kerry Foods and William Jackson and Son.
To estimate the impacts of wind power, Keith and Miller established a baseline for the 2012‒2014 U.S. climate using a standard weather-forecasting model. Then, they covered one-third of the continental U.S. with enough wind turbines to meet present-day U.S. electricity demand. The researchers found this scenario would warm the surface temperature of the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius, with the largest changes occurring at night when surface temperatures increased by up to 1.5 degrees. This warming is the result of wind turbines actively mixing the atmosphere near the ground and aloft while simultaneously extracting from the atmosphere’s motion.This research supports more than 10 other studies that observed warming near operational U.S. wind farms. Miller and Keith compared their simulations to satellite-based observational studies in North Texas and found roughly consistent temperature increases.Miller and Keith are quick to point out the unlikeliness of the U.S. generating as much wind power as they simulate in their scenario, but localized warming occurs in even smaller projections. The follow-on question is then to understand when the growing benefits of reducing emissions are roughly equal to the near-instantaneous impacts of wind power.The Harvard researchers found that the warming effect of wind turbines in the continental U.S. was actually larger than the effect of reduced emissions for the first century of its operation. This is because the warming effect is predominantly local to the wind farm, while greenhouse gas concentrations must be reduced globally before the benefits are realized.Miller and Keith repeated the calculation for solar power and found that its climate impacts were about 10 times smaller than wind’s.“The direct climate impacts of wind power are instant, while the benefits of reduced emissions accumulate slowly,” said Keith. “If your perspective is the next 10 years, wind power actually has — in some respects — more climate impact than coal or gas. If your perspective is the next thousand years, then wind power has enormously less climatic impact than coal or gas.“The work should not be seen as a fundamental critique of wind power,” he said. “Some of wind’s climate impacts will be beneficial — several global studies show that wind power cools polar regions. Rather, the work should be seen as a first step in getting more serious about assessing these impacts for all renewables. Our hope is that our study, combined with the recent direct observations, marks a turning point where wind power’s climatic impacts begin to receive serious consideration in strategic decisions about decarbonizing the energy system.”This research was funded by the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research. When it comes to energy production, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, unfortunately.As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it is vital that the pros and cons of each type are well understood and the environmental impacts of renewable energy, small as they may be in comparison to coal and gas, are considered.In two papers — published today in the journals Environmental Research Letters and Joule — Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the U.S. would require five to 20 times more land than previously thought, and, if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius.“Wind beats coal by any environmental measure, but that doesn’t mean that its impacts are negligible,” said David Keith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and senior author of the papers. “We must quickly transition away from fossil fuels to stop carbon emissions. In doing so, we must make choices between various low-carbon technologies, all of which have some social and environmental impacts.”Keith is also professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.One of the first steps to understanding the environmental impact of renewable technologies is to understand how much land would be required to meet future U.S. energy demands. Even starting with today’s energy demands, the land area and associated power densities required have long been debated by energy experts.In previous research, Keith and co-authors modeled the generating capacity of large-scale wind farms and concluded that real-world wind power generation had been overestimated because they neglected to accurately account for the interactions between turbines and the atmosphere. “The direct climate impacts of wind power are instant, while the benefits of reduced emissions accumulate slowly.” — David Keith In 2013 research, Keith described how each wind turbine creates a “wind shadow” behind it where air has been slowed down by the turbine’s blades. Today’s commercial-scale wind farms carefully space turbines to reduce the impact of these wind shadows, but given the expectation that wind farms will continue to expand as demand for wind-derived electricity increases, interactions and associated climatic impacts cannot be avoided.What was missing from this previous research, however, were observations to support the modeling. Then, a few months ago, the U.S. Geological Survey released the locations of 57,636 wind turbines around the U.S. Using this data set, in combination with several other U.S. government databases, Keith and postdoctoral fellow Lee Miller were able to quantify the power density of 411 wind farms and 1,150 solar photovoltaic plants operating in the U.S. during 2016.“For wind, we found that the average power density — meaning the rate of energy generation divided by the encompassing area of the wind plant — was up to 100 times lower than estimates by some leading energy experts,” said Miller, who is the first author of both papers. “Most of these estimates failed to consider the turbine-atmosphere interaction. For an isolated wind turbine, interactions are not important at all, but once the wind farms are more than five to 10 kilometers deep, these interactions have a major impact on the power density.”The observation-based wind power densities are also much lower than important estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.For solar energy, the average power density (measured in watts per meter squared) is 10 times higher than wind power, but also much lower than estimates by leading energy experts.This research suggests that not only will wind farms require more land to hit the proposed renewable energy targets but also, at such a large scale, would become an active player in the climate system.The next question, as explored in the journal Joule, was how such large-scale wind farms would impact the climate system. “If your perspective is the next 10 years, wind power actually has — in some respects — more climate impact than coal or gas. If your perspective is the next thousand years, then wind power has enormously less climatic impact than coal or gas.” — David Keith
 Products are not designed or intended for use in primary medical image interpretation. The healthcare environment is like no other workplace, and with the unique requirements of caring for another person, it’s no wonder it has evolved with highly specialized IT hardware and solutions that differ from traditional offices and corporate environments. Every day, healthcare IT decision makers, from small private practices to clinics to large hospital settings, face the choice of balancing the need to provide exceptional patient care with limited budgets and strict compliance standards.From a monitor perspective, most of us can get by in our daily jobs with one or two of the many award-winning monitors Dell has to offer for your office environment. As for the professional who specializes in color-critical work, Dell’s premium UltraSharp line of monitors with OLED, 4K and 5K resolution offer the very best in monitor performance, so it’s fitting that a healthcare professional would also want a specialized products from Dell.At the 2015 Radiology Society of North America annual conference, we introduced the 24-inch Medical Review 24 Monitor (MR2416), and today we’re pleased to announce our follow-up to that product, the Medical Review 22 Monitor (MR2217), a more compact 21.5-inch monitor. Dell jumped into the medical imaging market with the MR2416 and focused on delivering top “features designed to make daily usage easier for healthcare workers, including an active screw-on cable clip to secure cables within the housing as well as mechanical pop-up Power and OSD buttons on the side of the monitor, designed to be easy to find even with gloves on.”(InfoTech Lead). Upon release, DOTmed praised the MR2416 for meeting the day-to-day needs of healthcare professionals and helping improve practice – from better diagnosis, improved patient care and sanitation.With soaring prices on medical monitors and the need to meet IT compliance standards, it’s highly possible that a healthcare IT decision maker’s constrained budget might lead to non-medical monitors being used in healthcare environments and potentially hindering medical professionals from provide the best care possible. Through our Dell Medical Review Monitors and our partnerships, we can address the entirety of a facility’s medical display needs with the reliability of the #1 provider of monitors worldwide for the past two years and in North America for the past 16 years.Now with Dell’s Medical Review Monitors addressing the needs within clinical care and diagnostic review use, the MR2416 and MR2217 feature the following:DICOM calibrated – with Dell’s expertise in display technology, the MR2217 is DICOM Part 14 calibrated for consistent grayscale and image viewing with a matte screen and backlight stabilization that maintains calibration. This 16:9 monitor is also small enough to fit in the tight spaces of an existing workspace or on a workstation on wheels and features a unique cable clip that makes it even easier and safer to transport. We even designed it with raised buttons specifically to make it easier to operate while wearing gloves.Aligned with infection control initiatives – like the MR2416, our newest medical monitor has a light-colored exterior, making it easy to see blood stains and contaminants, and the monitor’s smooth, ventless design minimizes dirt and contaminant trapping. The MR2217 is easily cleanable to be consistent with infection control protocols.Ease of Use and compliance – when showing a patient x-rays or other medical images using a typical commercial monitor, healthcare professionals have to reorient the patient. To address this, the MR2217 has a 60-degree swivel for easy viewing from any angle. In addition, the hospital-grade IEC60601-1 power supply is safe for use near patients.With its accessible price, superior screen performance and unmatched reliability with Dell’s three-year Advance Exchange Service, the Medical Review 22 Monitor is another example of how Dell monitors are easy-to-use and designed with customer-focused innovation so healthcare professionals can focus on their most important customers.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pixabay Stock Image.NEW YORK – New York State ranks 13th in average gas per gallon prices based on the latest figures from AAA, with a state average price of $2.27 per gallon, but even lower prices are predicted as people drive less during the fall season.Officials are citing lower demand for gasoline as the main driving factor in lowered prices. The highest average price in the United States is California, at $3.23 per gallon, while Mississippi leads the nation with a low price of $1.85 per gallon.During the last month, state average prices have fluctuated between $2.28 and $2.16 per gallon.New York had a 2020 high of $2.65 per gallon in January. The state’s lowest average was $2.05 per gallon in May. The national gas price average is $2.18 this week, which is one cent less than last week, the same price as a month ago, but 48 cents cheaper than mid-September last year.On the week, all states saw gas prices decrease or remain stable at the pump. The majority of state averages have pushed cheaper by a penny or two since last Monday.With the nation entering the fall driving season, which typically sees fewer road trips, a continued drop in demand will likely lead to pump prices continuing to decrease.
View Comments Whether you’re single or in a relationship, everybody can celebrate love—that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about. That’s also what the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots is about, and nobody knows that better than Charlie Sutton, one of the musical’s dancers. Sutton directed and choreographed a beautiful dance video for the holiday, which he dedicates to “the lovers and dreamers of New York City.” The clip features a cover of The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather” by Alyson Stoner and Max Schneider and some amazing moves by Lindsay Janisse and Marty Lawson. Check it out!
View Comments Lea Salonga Miss Saigon recently turned 25, and a special celebratory gala performance of the West End revival took place on September 22. Following the show, members from the original company of the Boublil and Schönberg musical took to the stage and joined the new cast in renditions of “The Movie in My Mind,” “The American Dream” and more. Those taking part included the Tony and Olivier-winning Kim and Engineer, Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, as well as original Chris, Simon Bowman. Take a look at just a snippet of the festivities below, and stay tuned for more footage of the event from BBC Radio 2! Star Files
Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie'(Photo: Matt Crockett) British comedian Miranda Hart will make her West End debut as Miss Hannigan in a revival of Annie. The Nikolai Foster-helmed production, which previously toured the U.K., will begin performances on May 23 at the Piccadilly Theatre, where it is set to open on June 5.”Miss Hannigan is a dream role, and certainly has been for me, but I never thought it would be a reality,” Hart said in a statement. “But here we are, and I have a newly found musical theatre-esque spring in my step! I hope people will leave the theatre feeling life is a little better and dreamier and jollier after watching it, as much as we feel that performing it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some leg-warmers to put on…”Hart is most known for her semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Miranda. Her additional film credits include Call the Midwife, Spy, The Infidel and Magicians. On stage, she’s appeared in Cruising, Come Out Eli and All About Me, as well as her stand-up tour My, What I Call, Live Show. She is also the author of Is It Just Me?, The Best of Miranda and Peggy and Me.Additional casting for the Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin musical will be announced later. The production will feature choreography by Nick Winston, sets and costumes by Colin Richmond, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker. View Comments