Share this article Navy UCAS-D Achieves Milestone on USS Eisenhower Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy UCAS-D Achieves Milestone on USS Eisenhower View post tag: UCAS-D A team from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program office (PMA-268) accomplished the first carrier touchdown of an F/A-18D surrogate aircraft, emulating an unmanned vehicle, using systems developed as part of the Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program on July 2.The test, conducted on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), means the Navy is one step closer to demonstrating the first carrier-based recoveries and launches of an autonomous, low-observable relevant unmanned aircraft.“What we saw here today is cutting edge technology for integrating digital control of autonomous carrier aircraft operations, and most importantly, the capability to automatically land an unmanned air system aboard an aircraft carrier,” said Capt. Jaime Engdahl, N-UCAS Program Manager. “Successfully landing and launching a surrogate aircraft allows us to look forward to demonstrating that a tailless, strike-fighter-sized unmanned system can operate safely in the carrier environment.”Demonstrating the UCAS-D system with a carrier-based aircraft, the F/A-18D, significantly reduces risk of landing an unmanned system aboard the ship for the first time. The F/A-18 surrogate aircraft, provided by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, is controlled with actual avionics and software that are being incorporated on X-47B UCAS-D aircraft.“Surrogate testing allows us to evaluate ship systems, avionics systems, and early versions of the unmanned vehicle software with a pilot in the loop for safety,” said Glenn Colby, team lead for UCAS-D Aviation/Ship Integration. “With this we can verify our interfaces and functionality while minimizing the risk to an unmanned vehicle.”Along with the F/A-18, the test team employed a King Air surrogate aircraft operated by Air-Tec, Inc. According to Colby, the King Air gives the team a low-cost test bed to evaluate the ability of the UCAS-D avionics and ship systems to properly adhere to existing carrier operations procedures. PMA-268 is using the King Air to test all of the system functionality that does not require actually landing on the ship.“The most important thing we have done is adapted the ship’s systems to handle a vehicle without a pilot, then seamlessly integrated it into carrier operations,” said Rob Fox, UCAS-D Aviation/Ship Integration deputy team lead. “We’re using both current aircraft carrier hardware and software systems and processes, and introducing new systems and processes to accommodate an unmanned system.”The vast majority of today’s carrier flight operations are flown manually and visually by Naval Aviators. The pilot gives the ship information about the aircraft over the radio; all air traffic control instructions are by voice and even a good portion of navigation data has to be read over the air by the ship. The purpose of the UCAS-D integration effort is to digitize the communications and navigation information flow to incorporate capabilities required for UAS flight operations aboard a carrier, with minimal impact to existing hardware, training and procedures.“This test period shows us very clearly that the carrier segment hardware and software, and the Precision Global Positioning System (PGPS) landing technologies are mature and ready to support actual unmanned operations with the X-47B,” said Engdahl.To support an autonomous vehicle, PMA-268 has modified shipboard equipment so that the UCAS-D X-47B air vehicle, mission operator and ship operators are on the same digital network. For current fleet aircraft, the Landing Signal Officer (LSO), who is charged with safe recovery of aircraft aboard the ship, uses voice commands and visual signals to communicate with a pilot on final approach. Since a UAS cannot reliably respond to voice and visual signals, the LSO’s equipment communicates directly with the aircraft through the digital network via a highly reliable interface. Similar digital communication capability has been integrated with the ship’s primary flight control (“tower“) and Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) facilities.Most importantly, the UAS operator’s equipment, installed in one of the carrier’s ready rooms, is integrated with the very same network.In addition to communications, an unmanned system requires highly precise and reliable navigation to operate around the ship. This first arrested landing of the F/A-18D surrogate aircraft aboard the Eisenhower was enabled by integrating Precision Global Positioning System (PGPS) capabilities into the ship and the aircraft.According to Engdahl, these tests demonstrate that PGPS landing technologies and the carrier segment hardware and software are mature and ready to support actual unmanned operations with the X-47B. In addition, these capabilities have the potential to make manned aircraft operations safer and more efficient.“Our team has worked vigorously over the past five years to modify and develop systems required to operate unmanned aircraft around and aboard a carrier,” said Adam Anderson, team lead for UCAS-D Aviation/Ship Integration System Build, who has worked on the program since 2006. “This was a very complex and challenging task that required innovative, hard-working and dedicated individuals to get the job done.”The first experiments supporting unmanned carrier operations were conducted in 2002 followed by at-sea testing of a King Air in 2005. With the basic concept proven, the UCAS-D team began the detailed design of the carrier integration in 2007. The PMA-268/NAVAIR team worked closely with experts from PEO (Carriers) and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to determine the details of system installation on a carrier, while working to minimize impact to ongoing missions and capabilities aboard the ship. Initial capability of the ship equipment was verified in January 2010 during testing aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.In fall 2010, ship modifications began on the Eisenhower. The UCAS-D team worked closely with ship’s company personnel to lessen disruption to other activities required for normal operations and maintenance of the ship. Initial surrogate testing took place during the ship’s sea trials the week of June 13, which validated the system’s readiness for carrier landings.“This was truly a team effort with our industry partners, including Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, L-3 Communications, SAIC, ARINC and Sierra Nevada Corporation, PEO Carriers, NAVSEA and, of course, the crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower,” Engdahl added. “The exceptional support and collaboration of the entire team has set us up very well to achieve our ultimate milestone –autonomous landing of an actual unmanned, low-observable relevant aircraft on the aircraft carrier in 2013.”The UCAS-D program continues ship integration and X-47B flight test activities in preparation for sea trials in 2013. Flight testing is underway at Edwards Air Force Base and will transition to Pax River later this year.[mappress]Source: navy, July 6, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: milestone View post tag: Naval Equipment & technology View post tag: News by topic View post tag: achieves July 6, 2011 View post tag: USS View post tag: Eisenhower
As local news deserts become the norm, Chalkbeat remains 100% committed to the communities we cover. Get our Indiana education stories delivered to your inbox. A “Prep College Careers” sign on a window at Crispus Attucks High School, a public school in Indianapolis, Indiana. — April 2019 — Photo by Alan Petersime/ChalkbeatPHOTO CREDIT: Alan Petersime/Chalkbeat Database: Find Out How Many Home-Schoolers Were Left Out Of Indiana’s 2019 Graduation Rates By Dylan Peers McCoy, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee Nearly 3,700 Indiana students who were expected to graduate in 2019 but did not earn diplomas were left out of high school graduation rates.Those students were wiped off the books because they were labeled as leaving to home-school — a designation that helps boost graduation rates for high schools but does not ensure the students are educated at home.The state total for the latest graduation data is nearly identical to the number in the prior year despite growing attention to the problem. Across the state, 47 fewer students were marked as leaving to home-school in 2019 compared to 2018, when just over 3,736 students in the graduating class were designated as homeschoolers.The data comes after a recent Chalkbeat investigation revealed that many teens leaving to home-school are clustered at some of the state’s most troubled schools. As a result of the problem, Indiana students who have diminished opportunities because they don’t earn diplomas are left out of state graduation data, creating a hidden dropout crisis at many high schools.Following that investigation, a state panel called for lawmakers to reconsider how they calculate graduation rates. The panel also released a plan for high school accountability grades to be based largely on whether students are enlisted, employed, or enrolled in post-secondary education when they graduate — deemphasizing graduation rates that some say can be easily manipulated.The new numbers coincide with rising concerns among Indiana policymakers that students are being improperly labeled as leaving to home-schools. Last year, the legislature passed a law that targets schools with large numbers of students leaving to home-school and requires them to show “good cause” or those students will be designated as dropping out.The state expects to begin implementing that law with the 2020 graduating class, but Indiana State Board of Education officials have not yet determined how they will measure “good cause.”Emmerich Manual High School, an Indianapolis campus that was the focus of Chalkbeat’s reporting last year because of its high rate of students leaving to home-school in 2018, saw a significant decline in the number of homeschoolers in 2019. The dip was driven in part by a routine state audit, which found that the school did not have appropriate paperwork for many of the students initially designated as homeschoolers.In 2019, the high school with the largest number of students labeled as leaving to home-school — and the highest rate among schools serving traditional students — was Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy. At the scandal-plagued virtual school, which abruptly closed in September, 126 students were marked as leaving to home-school.Find out how many students at your high school left to home-school with our searchable, sortable database. It shows how many students from the class of 2019 left to home-school, dropped out, and graduated. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Harvard President Drew Faust faced a tough crowd at the Faculty Club yesterday — tough as in “Don’t mess with these people.”The occasion was the University’s now-traditional fall welcome to military veterans and active-duty service members. More than 300 veterans are Harvard students this year. Others, still active-duty service members, are fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and elsewhere.In the crowd of 100 was at least one Navy Seal, one Air Force-enlisted man who helped to steer drones to targets, and row after row of Army, Navy, and Marine Corps veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There also was a scattering of veterans from other countries, including Great Britain and Australia.“I hope your presence on campus will lead to a greater understanding of what it means to be a soldier and a scholar,” said Faust, whose own family has seen four generations of military service.“I hope your presence on campus will lead to a greater understanding of what it means to be a soldier and a scholar,” said President Drew Faust.A historian of the Civil War, she alluded to Harvard’s military and militia past, which extends all the way back to the early frontier wars of the 17th century. Faust also mentioned two reminders of that early military past that she experiences daily. Her residence (Elmwood) and her office (in Massachusetts Hall) were both used as hospitals during the Revolutionary War.At Harvard, reminders of a martial past are everywhere. The Faculty Club is across the street from where breastworks were erected to stave off a British attack in 1775. (The assault never came.) It is a fast walk from University Hall, where muskets for student drill clubs were stored during the War of 1812. And it’s close to Boylston Hall, where Harvard’s first Union volunteers lined up for service in the Civil War.The Faculty Club is also just across the street from Loeb House, where during World War II new candidate officers earned $50 a month in the V-12 Navy College Training Program. Loeb House was the venue yesterday for a barbeque dinner after the event.Faust praised the veterans for their service and noted the new presence this fall of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps classes on campus — the first in 41 years. “We will continue to cultivate a campus environment,” she said, “in which military service is regarded as public service.”HKS Dean David Ellwood introduced an afternoon panel by praising the military as a font of leadership skills. “We are very, very hungry for enlightened public leadership,” he said of the country at large. “Leaders are chosen as if people’s lives depended on them — and of course, they do.”Meghan O’Sullivan (from left), Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, was the moderator of a panel that included Harry R. Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science; Linda Bilmes, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy; Tad Oelstrom, director, National Security Program at HKS; Peter Brooks ’06, Marine Corps veteran and current graduate student; and Navy Capt. Steven Benke, director of Naval ROTC.Harvard is a collage of students from other countries, more than 90 at HKS alone, and many students have never met or talked to a member of the military services, said Ellwood. “This is another chance for you to lead.” He echoed Faust’s suggestion to those assembled to “share your stories.”Panel moderator Meghan L. O’Sullivan, though not a veteran, spent two of the past eight years in Iraq. She was deputy national security adviser in the administration of President George W. Bush, and is now the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at HKS.Panelist Harry R. Lewis, the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, is not strictly speaking a veteran either. But he was in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, a uniformed branch of service. “Most of Harvard is a very open place,” the former dean of Harvard College told the newcomers. “You should walk around.”Tad Oelstrom, director of the National Security Program at HKS and a 35-year Air Force veteran who retired as a lieutenant general, shifted from praise to practicality. Be exemplars of military values, he said, including honesty, character, service, and moral behavior. “The Harvard community of veterans needs to be more than folks who touch base as students.”Oelstrom also advised veterans to reach out, especially to those from countries where the military “only represents fear.” Having veterans and military service members on campus “is really important to Harvard.”Navy Capt. Steven M. Benke, the only uniformed panelist and a visiting professor of naval science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), commands the NROTC’s MIT-based Old Ironsides Battalion, which has 150 students from the Boston area, 15 of them at Harvard. (The total ROTC enrollment at Harvard is 29.) Mentor these young officer candidates, he suggested: “Share your experiences, good and bad.”That struck a chord with panelist Peter Brooks, a 2006 Harvard College graduate and a two-tour Marine veteran of Iraq. “The debate [over ROTC] was raging when I was here,” he said, and that made him, as a young midshipman, hungry for advice. “When I was an undergraduate,” he said, “I would basically chase down anyone with a short haircut and a military T-shirt.”Brooks is now an M.B.A.-M.P.P. joint degree candidate at Harvard Business School (HBS) and at HKS. His advice is to find other veterans. “School can be a lonely place, especially after being part of a unit,” he said. “We need to take care of each other.”Panelist Linda J. Bilmes, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at HKS, is one of the foremost authorities on the cost of war. At work on a history of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, she is also pursuing research on women veterans and the transition from military to civilian life.A military background gives you an experiential leg up on attractive research projects, said Bilmes, and Harvard is a rich opportunity to learn how to employ data better. Meanwhile, she said, “You are ambassadors of the military here.”There will be times when talking to students with different views is challenging, said Bilmes, who advocated cultivating nonmilitary friends. “There’s a wonderful thing that helps you do this. It’s spelled b-e-e-r.” Everyone applauded.
Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a three-part series about Terrence Rogers, a 1979 Notre Dame graduate who has returned as a graduate student with the goal of winning Bengal Bouts. Terrence Rogers plans to become the oldest boxer ever to compete in the Bengal Bouts, after three attempts to win the boxing tournament as an undergraduate in the 1970s — and he could not have come this far without the influence of a few key people. Rogers’ story begins as a 10-year-old with dreams of following his oldest brother to Notre Dame and being a boxing champion like his hero, Muhammad Ali. “Me and my best friend were pint-size, but we thought we were Muhammad Ali,” Rogers said with a laugh. “We had our own boxing gloves, and we would go around the neighborhood beating up the other kids in boxing matches.” Rogers kept that passion alive as an active athlete in high school. Rogers was a varsity wrestler at Chaminade High School, where he won the New York state championship for all private and Catholic schools in his senior year. When college time came, despite Rogers’ Notre Dame dreams, his parents pushed him to attend West Point instead, he said. So Rogers was appointed to the United States Military Academy, where he continued to wrestle — and finally tried out boxing for the first time. “West Point has a full boxing program, required for all first-year cadets,” Rogers said. “Most cadets wanted nothing to do with it, but I got an ‘A’ in the class.” Rogers didn’t join the West Point boxing club, but instead continued with varsity wrestling. Rogers’ dream of attending Notre Dame refused to die — but transferring schools was much harder than it sounds. “I had family pressures keeping me at West Point, and the military had invested in me so they wanted me to stay,” Rogers said. “Most of all, West Point is paid for by a government scholarship. Who was going to pay for Notre Dame?” Despite the pressures, Rogers finally transferred after his junior year at West Point, but maintained close connections to his West Point classmates. “The West Point community has been very supportive, giving me advice on how to box, and especially on how to box at my age,” Rogers said. “I have some distinct advantages and I intend to use them.” Rogers paid for his entire Notre Dame education out of his own pocket. Although he had earned 116.5 class credits at West Point, Notre Dame’s rules required Rogers to enter Notre Dame as a junior, so he used those extra credits to graduate with two degrees – in electrical engineering and psychology. Earning two degrees at Notre Dame took five years total at that time. Because not all of Rogers’ credits applied to either the electrical engineering program or the psychology program, he had to spend two-and-a-half years at Notre Dame to get both degrees. “That was fine with me, because it gave me an extra semester at Notre Dame and an extra year to fight in the Bengal Bouts,” Rogers said. After graduating, Rogers pursued a business career, but that was not enough, he said. As early as 1987, he became interested in a law career. “I was doing it all for me, with my corporate career and as a bachelor for all those years,” Rogers said. He kept thinking of his father, an FBI agent, who worked to protect civil rights in the 1960s South. “As an FBI agent, my dad was the enemy in some of those Southern states,” Rogers said. Rogers’ dad helped keep the peace during the Little Rock, Ark., school integration, Rogers said, and in 1952 he was in a gunfight on the streets of Manhattan with a criminal on the 10 Most Wanted list. “My dad had a very colorful career,” Rogers said. “This was dangerous work. It was about fighting abuse of authority and protecting human rights. So as a law student, civil rights became my focus.” Rogers’ dad inspired him to go to law school and to use his boxing skill to help the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh, Rogers said. But after several rejections, Rogers gave up on Notre Dame Law School. He instead graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in 2007. “It was so hard to get back in. I was competing with a pool of greater talent,” Rogers said. “I was accepted three times in the 1970s, then rejected 11 times. Then I came back strong like a fighter and got in.” Rogers is now a student in the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Human Rights. That’s not the only change in his life — Rogers married for the first time in August 2009. “I met Michelle at my 30-year West Point reunion,” Rogers said. “As a former Marine, she has the spirit to back me in this somewhat unusual endeavor. She’s a part of my story now.” Muhammed Ali, West Point classmates and Rogers’ dad all influenced his quest to win the Bengal Bouts tournament — but today, his wife is his biggest support, Rogers said. “She believes in me,” Rogers said. “She believes that I’m going to achieve what I want to achieve.” After the influence that others have had on his quest, Rogers says it is his turn to inspire others. “I will be fighting on behalf of the missions, on behalf of myself and on behalf of every 40-plus-year-old guy that wants to get a vicarious thrill out of this,” Rogers said. “Life doesn’t end at 40 or 50.” The third and final installment of this series will examine Rogers’ current life as a Notre Dame graduate student and his goal of winning Bengal Bouts in 2011. It will run in tomorrow’s Observer.
Photo courtesy of Chandler Crane Keough Hall’s annual chariot race, which will take place Saturday, has been the dorm’s signature event since the late 1990’s. The event raises money for the Holy Cross Missions in Kitete, Tanzania.Keough provided all the materials for its sections and other dorms to build their chariots and had building days Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. One of the goals for this year’s race was to push building earlier in the week so the builders had time to plan ahead and create the most efficient vehicle possible. “It has a really rich, fun history,” event organizer and junior Conor Fitzpatrick said. “We’ve built the chariots over the course of this week. They’re these funny looking things. Really simplified, bare bones structures. It’s a short, high-intensity sprint with four people pushing and one person stands on top as the champion of the chariot.”The petting zoo has also become an integral part of the chariot race. “It will definitely have kangaroos,” Crane said. “This year we’ll also have a goat and an ox. Last year, we had a turtle. It can be all different things, but for sure kangaroos.”In anticipation of tomorrow’s race, Keough has had events within the hall each day this week such as the toga dinner at South Dining Hall, toga dodgeball, an eating contest and a Mario Kart tournament. The week will culminate in Keough’s SYR the night of the race. “Most of Keough goes out to South and we don our bedsheets and go and feast together,” Fitzpatrick said.All proceeds from the race will go to Holy Cross Missions in Kitete, Tanzania. Each summer, a Keough resident will engage in an ISSLP in Kitete to further strengthen the relationship between the town and the University.“The education being administered there is powerful and is impacting lives in Kitete,” Fitzpatrick said. “Supporting Holy Cross Missions across the globe is wonderful, especially as a University.”The race’s organizers also hope that the scope of the event will continue to increase each year as more dorms begin to participate. “We’re always trying to reach out and get to the size of the Fisher Regatta where we can get a mass-scale of dorms to participate,” Crane said. “We’ve been thinking of different ways we can advertise and lower the barrier to entry because it’s pretty time consuming.”Keough has advertised the race at dorm hall council meetings and outside the dining halls and by hanging up posters around campus. This is the first year the chariot race is taking place on South Quad. Fitzpatrick hopes this location can increase attendance and enhance the race’s publicity.“A big focus is to try to get more exposure,” Fitzpatrick said. “It will be more visible as we’re actually racing this year. What we have is a really cool event that not necessarily a lot of people know about. This year we’re really trying to get the word out so people can see all the cool stuff we have going on. From that, hopefully we can get more involvement in the future which can turn into additional funds being raised for Holy Cross Missions.” Tags: Holy Cross Missions, Keough Chariot Race, Keough Hall, Keough Hall Chariot Race, petting zoo The unlikely duo of chariot racing and petting zoos will unite again this Saturday for Keough Hall’s signature event. The chariot race starts at 12:30 p.m. and will feature homemade chariots from each of Keough’s sections and several men’s and women’s dorms, along with a petting zoo, pizza and sno cones. The annual chariot race has been Keough’s signature event since the dorm was established in the late 1990s. All of Keough’s seven sections will be represented in the race. The dorm is expecting one to three other men’s dorms to compete and three to five women’s dorms to compete. The races will be single elimination and each member of the winning team will receive a chariot race t-shirt.“It’s a good way to come together on South Quad and have some fun,” event organizer and junior Chandler Crane said. “Things made by hand is not something you see a lot in signature events and it’s not often you see kangaroos or other animals here too.”
How Not to Behave at Doctor ZhivagoStay with us on this one. Late Night host Seth Meyers’ parents were recently in town and took themselves off to see epic romance Doctor Zhivago on the Great White Way. As Meyers regales in his typically charming fashion below, what subsequently went down with one audience member is a lesson on how not to behave at the theater. We know that if you go and see Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett in the new musical at the Broadway Theatre you’ll be doing the exact opposite! Laura Benanti Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Laura Benanti, James Snyder & More Tapped for Pops GalaBroadway faves Laura Benanti, James Snyder, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Victor Garber have joined the previously reported all-star lineup of the New York Pops’ 32nd Birthday Gala. Honoring super-talented siblings Kathleen Marshall and Rob Marshall, the event will take place on May 4 at Carnegie Hall.Off-Broadway-Aimed Witness Uganda Set for Harlem BenefitHamilton’s Leslie Odom, Jr. will host a concert to celebrate the 15th anniversary for the Classical Theatre of Harlem on April 13. The benefit event will include an appearance by Tony winner Patina Miller and feature a performance from the off-Broadway-bound tuner Witness Uganda. Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews’ new musical, helmed by Finding Neverland’s and A.R.T.’s artistic director Diane Paulus, exposes the challenges confronted by U.S. American aid workers and previously ran at the Boston venue last year. No word yet on Witness Uganda’s New York theater, casting or dates.Helen Mirren on Meeting the QueenHelen Mirren is currently reigning over Broadway in The Audience as the Queen, and the Oscar winner stopped by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael on March 31 to discuss Peter Morgan’s play and more. Check out below as she describes her real-life encounters with Britain’s monarch, and then the show at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. View Comments
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Energy Wire:German politicians and the country’s heavy industry have welcomed the European hydrogen strategy presented by the European Commission, which closely mirrored Germany’s own strategy published last month.The Commission paper lays down a three-step plan, which starts with construction of electrolysers to produce green hydrogen for use in industries (steel, chemicals, refineries) up until 2024, followed by the creation of local hydrogen production hotspots, which will be linked to industrial users and buildings in so-called “hydrogen valleys”, by 2030.With increasing demand, these hotspots will be joined to create the backbone of a large European hydrogen infrastructure. Lastly, clean hydrogen technologies will reach maturity and are to be utilised at a large scale in heavy industry, such as steelmaking, between 2030 and 2050.The EU wants to see at least 6 gigawatts (GW) of renewable electrolyser capacity that can produce up to 1 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen realised by 2024 and 40 GW, producing 10 million tonnes, by 2030. The German plan aims for 5 GW by 2030.By 2050, cumulative investments in renewable hydrogen in Europe could be up to 180-470 billion euros, the Commission has calculated.[Kerstine Appunn]More: EU wants to become market leader in hydrogen technologies, create 1 million jobs EU releases plan for sharp increase in green hydrogen production capacity by 2030
Comments requested on senior judges seeking service renewal Comments requested on senior judges seeking service renewal April 1, 2006 Regular News The following senior judges’ current service will expire on September 30 and they are seeking service renewal.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon the fitness or qualifications of any of the senior judges on this list to continue service as a senior judge should send written comments to Thomas D. Hall, Clerk, Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399, or by e-mail at [email protected], or by telephone to the chair of the appropriate review board as noted on or before April 15. Supreme Court Justices (Chief Justice Barbara J. Pariente, chair, (850) 488-8421): James E. Alderman and Ben F. Overton. Review Board One (Judge Charles Kahn, chair, (850) 487-1000, ext. 170):Russell A. Cole, Jr., Thomas R. Ellinor, Erwin Fleet, Marvin H. Gillman, R. A. Green, Jr., Mattox S. Hair, James L. Harrison, Richard L. Hood, L. Arthur Lawrence, Jr., Michael D. Miller, George H. Pierce, John D. Southwood, and Joseph Q. Tarbuck. Review Board Two (Judge Chris Altenbernd, chair, (813) 272-3430):Horace A. Andrews, Robert E. Beach, E. Randolph Bentley, William L Blackwell, Fred L. Bryson, Charles T. Carlton, Stephen L. Dakan, Paul W. Danahy, Jr., Daniel E. Gallagher, Thomas M. Gallen, John M. Gilbert, Roland Gonzalez, Oliver L. Green, Jr., Helen S. Hansel, William L. Hendry, William Clayton Johnson, Elvin L. Martinez, Robert F. Michael, Jr., Cecelia M. Moore, Jack R. Schoonover, Radford W. Smith, Ralph Steinberg, J. Tim Strickland, Kirby Sullivan, Edward F. Threadgill, David Seth Walker, and John D. Wessel. Review Board Three (Judge Gerald Cope, Jr., chair, (305) 229-3200):Jack Block, Eli Breger, Thomas M. Carney, Phillip Cook, Robert M. Deehl, John W. Dell, Charles D. Edelstein, Richard Y. Feder, Seymour Gelber, William E. Gladstone, Edward S. Klein, Gerald J. Klein, Richard V. Margolius, Joseph Nesbitt, Gerard J. O’Brien, Jr., Thomas K. Petersen, Leonard Rivkind, Stephen D. Robinson, Michael H. Salmon, Alan R. Schwartz, Raphael Steinhardt, Herbert Stettin, and David L. Tobin. Review Board Four (Judge Fred Hazouri, (561) 242-2078):Richard B. Burk, David C. Clark, Patricia W. Cocalis, Walter N. Colbath, Jr., Robert O. Collins, J. Leonard Fleet, Robert J. Fogan, Howard H. Harrison, Jr., Bernard R. Jaffe, Barbara S. Levenson, Hubert R. Lindsey, Gerald Mager, James A. McCauley, James W. Midelis, John A. Miller, Estella M. Moriarty, W. Herbert Moriarty, Robert H. Newman, William C. Owen, Jr., Jerry Pollock, Deborah Dale Pucillo, Edward Rodgers, and C. Pfeiffer Trowbridge. Review Board Five (Judge Robert Pleus, chair, (386) 947-1500):John C. Adkins, John W. Booth, Warren H. Cobb, Ted P. Coleman, S. Joseph Davis, Jr., Murray Goldman, J. Lewis Hall, Jr., Wallace H. Hall, Charles M. Harris, Fredric M. Hitt, William C. Johnson, Jr., Lawrence V. Johnston, III, Frank N. Kaney, Robert P. Kaye, Robert E. Lee, Jr., Jere B. Lober, C. Vernon Mize, Jr., Melvin Orfinger, Earl W. Peterson, Jr., Frederick T. Pfeiffer, Rom W. Powell, Charles N. Prather, Edward J. Richardson, Dorothy J. Russell, Harry Stein, Richard O. Watson, Richard G. Weinberg, J. William Woodson, and Freddie J. Worthen.
“The idea came to mind when we talked to new potential partners who were planning and thinking about digitizing their business, but as due to the emergency situation, tourism stopped, they did not have the financial capacity to digitize the process and upgrade their business, which is otherwise let alone today an imperative in the tourism sector. So we decided to give them support through these benefits, to give them a kind of wind in the back and da se mogu “zaulafati” u ovoj godini, in order to be much more ready for next year and in the end to make our tourism better and more efficient in the long run ” izjavio je Trpimir Kvesić, suosnivač i direktor InSky Solutionsa. InSky sensitized to the situation in tourism introduces payment deferral until the end of 2020 for all new projects Praise a valuable move by InSky because at the moment everyone needs to come together and have an understanding for the tourism sector, in order for everyone to survive this year together and prepare for the spring of 2021. Of course, we all work for profit, but as always, and especially in this situation, quality partnerships and mutual understanding are extremely important, so that all together from this crisis, first surviving it until the spring of 2021, come out even stronger. They support InSky whether they are for old or existing clients, and now for new partners. All new partners from InSky are able to defer payment of all implementation, maintenance and license costs for 6 months from the opening of at least 50% of hotel and other accommodation units in the portfolio, says Kvesić, co-founder and adds: InSky, as the largest Croatian provider of guest-oriented IT services in Croatia and the region, encouraged by the current situation in tourism, invests in the fastest recovery of our strongest industry, by delaying payment of all implementation costs, ie not paying maintenance and InSky licenses. Drugima riječima, sve turističke tvrtke koje do 30.6.2020. sklope ugovor o implementaciji TourismInSky rješenja koje uključuje i CRM i bazu gostiju i integraciju s PMS-om i kontaktni centar, omnichannel komunikaciju, grupnu prodaju, marketinšku automatizaciju, program vjernosti odnosno bilo koje od naših već poznatih rješenja to mogu napraviti bez ikakvih troškova do kraja ove godine. Less is more. The more companies survive this crisis and are more ready for the next tourist year, the more business activities, ie jobs for all, will be, and the market will logically be stronger and will continue to develop. Odmah na početku krize, obavili smo individualne razgovore sa svakim partnerom, da vidimo kako im možemo pomoći ili olakšati ovu krizu u kojoj se našao cijeli turistički sektor, ističe Trpimir Kvesić, suosnivač i direktor InSky Solutionsa te dodao: “Svima smo smanjili broj licenci i troškove održavanje, kao i omogućili odgode plaćanja. Tako smo pronašli najbolji balans, jer svaka tvrtka ima drugačije izazove, a upravo individualni pristup svakom klijentu pokazao se kao najbolje rješenje. Naravno manji partneri su tražili, pa i dobili “više” beneficija, kako bi preživjeli ovaj period, dok su veliki ipak otporniji na sve šokove, te smo kroz personaliziran pristup svakom klijentu našli win-win situaciju za sve.” “Vjerujemo da će ova mala gesta pomoći u realizaciji planiranih ili započetih projekata kako bi na vrijeme i spremni dočekali svoje prve goste u ovoj sezoni ” ističu iz InSky-a te pozivaju sve u turizmu da vrijeme manje posjećenosti iskoriste za potpunu digitalizaciju koja će već ove, a posebno narednih sezona opravdati svoju investiciju koja dolazi s odgodom.
Architect Joe Adsett and wife, Hayley, with children, Julian, 6, and Madeline 4, at their family home in Ascot, called ‘Boomerang’. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.Leading Brisbane architect Joe Adsett is using his influence for good — donating 100,000 big ones to charity to celebrate his company hitting an impressive milestone.The award-winning architect’s Instagram account has just hit 100,000 followers, and instead of throwing a party like most social media influencers would, Mr Adsett has decided to support a cause close to his heart to mark the occasion. The money will be donated to several charities over the next decade, with an initial donation of $10,000 being made to the I CAN Network, an organisation that empowers people on the autism spectrum. ‘Cliffhanger’ is the latest project by Joe Adsett Architects, being built by Valdal Projects.“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Mr Adsett said. “I’ve always wanted to give back.”“We’re coming up to 10 years in business ourselves, so I just thought this was the perfect storm to do some good. “We’ve seen the difference (I CAN Network) has made to a lot of friends’ and families’ lives.” A render of the ‘Cliffhanger’ house designed by Joe Adsett Architects and being built by Valdal Projects.And Mr Adsett is open to ideas for other charities/causes to support over the next decade.“The whole idea of this was to raise awareness for charities, but also to get to the point where we can perhaps change other influencers,” he said.“We’re hoping to set a trend here…to change the narrative and use influence for a greater good.” A render of ‘Cliffhanger’, designed by Joe Adsett, and under construction in Toowoomba. Image supplied.Mr Adsett is renowned for bringing Queenslander homes into the 21st century with his multimillion-dollar contemporary creations for high-profile clients. His latest project, Cliffhanger, is one of his most challenging yet.The home, which is under construction at the top of the Toowoomba Range, has tongues wagging for its striking design — the entire house is a cantilever over the edge of a cliff. Boomerang in Ascot is architect Joe Adsett’s house. Image supplied.“The reason why we’ve done that is because it’s landslide country, so we’ve anchored the base into a safe area so the building can be cantilevered off it, creating this incredible visual spectacle,” Mr Adsett said.Two million people have already shared his video of the project on social media.Mr Adsett said the client, a local Toowoomba businessman, had recently inspected the progress of the house and said; ‘make it bigger’. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“It’s going to be like a landmark as you drive in to Toowoomba — like the Hollywood sign.” A render of Joe Adsett’s own home in Ascot, called Boomerang. Image: Joe Adsett Architects.But his most loved project would have to be his own dream home in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot.Called “Boomerang’’ after its signature L shape, the home was completed late last year and was filmed to appear on the television series, Grand Designs Australia. Inside architect Joe Adsett’s new home, Boomerang, in Ascot. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.The three-level house was designed around the garden and features a series of curves and shapes that flow throughout the home, with the spiral staircase a statement.“We deliberately designed this whole house to become more connected to nature and to remind us of the simple pleasures in life,” Mr Adsett said. Inside the home of architect Joe Adsett and his wife, Hayley, in Ascot, Brisbane. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.