Pro14 Rainbow Cup to trial new laws

first_imgWhat have bosses said about the changes?David Jordan, Tournament Director of PRO14 Rugby, said: “Our Sports & Regulatory Committee have been very proactive in identifying opportunities to introduce game innovations. We’re looking forward to implementing these trials during the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup.“We know these laws also have their origins from the Player Welfare Symposiums and our belief is that we will see a positive impact on the game overall.”While World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin has applauded the tournament for taking the step.He said: “(This) will provide invaluable data and feedback to determine future advances to game spectacle and player welfare.”What do you think of these law trials? Let us know your thoughts by emailing [email protected] or get in touch via social media. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The laws include a red card replacement and a captain’s challenge LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pro14 Rainbow Cup to trial new lawsThe Pro14 Rainbow Cup has confirmed it will trial three new laws after they were approved by World Rugby.Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby AU already implement the laws. The Rainbow Cup will use them from the start of the tournament next weekend.What are the new laws to be implemented in the Pro14 Rainbow Cup?The new laws are:Red card replacement A team will be without a player for 20 minutes but then will be allowed to bring on a replacement. The player who received the card is not allowed to return but another star from the bench can replace them.Captain’s challenge Each team will have one challenge per match. This allows a team to challenge a try-scoring or foul play decision during the match or any refereeing decision in the last five minutes. This rule has been brought in to improve the accuracy of the match officials.Goal-line drop-out In the events of being held up over the line, knock-ons in the in-goal area and the ball being grounded in-goal by a defending player, a drop-out will occur. The drop-out, a kick, must happen on or behind the try line, happen immediately and must travel five metres. However, failure to do this will result in the opposing team requesting the kick is taken again or a five-metre scrum will take place.last_img read more

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70% of chief executives see CSR as crucial business issue

first_img70% of chief executives see CSR as crucial business issue Corporate Social Responsibility is a crucial business issue for 70% of Chief Executives, according to a survey by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).The survey confirmed that cause-related marketing continues to gain widespread approval as a way to provide mutual benefit for business and the wider community. The research findings were presented today as part of the launch of the latest Critical Marketing publication on cause-related marketing, a joint venture between Centrica and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Advertisement “Cause-related marketing is not about philanthropy or altruism,” says Sue Adkins, speaking at the event. “It’s about connecting for the benefit of the business and for others.”The CIM defines cause-related marketing as a “partnership between a company or brand and a charity or ’cause’ by which the charity benefits financially from the sale of specific products”.Adkins explained: “If price and quality are equal, customers would choose the product or service linked to cause-related marketing. CRM links brand affinity/equity with customer perception and loyalty.A number of key processes for the successful implementation of good programmes were presented at today’s launch, including effective planning, negotiating the partnership, reaching a formal agreement, and finally communicating the program in a way that is compelling, consistent and constant.It was also emphasised that all companies, large and small, could benefit from a responsible approach in the community. Adkins cited the example of Nambarrie Tea Company. “With a staff of just five, it created tremendous sales, awareness, and a high level of image tracking though association with Action,” she said.She added that the big five corporates, however, have yet to take a cause-related approach, but the race is on to be the first to get there because it makes such good business sense. “Any programme has got to make sense in the market place, and has to run through the whole business. If you’re going to do it, do it well”, concluded Adkins.  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 October 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Atlantic Philanthropies well placed to face recession

first_imgAtlantic Philanthropies well placed to face recession About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: credit crunch Finance Funding Ireland recession Atlantic Philanthropies’ endowment, which funds many projects in Ireland, will be worth less due to the stock market meltdown but will not be as badly affected as other foundations, according Atlantic’s chief executive, Gara Lamarche.“While no one planned for the magnitude of the stock market meltdown, Atlantic seems to be doing relatively better than many others, and since we are spending down our assets over the next ten years, not paying out grants on a fixed percentage formula like most foundations, we are not forced to cut spending as many other funders might be,” Mr LaMarche said.Mr LaMarche believes that as well as foundations, corporate philanthropy will be hit by the recession as will their employees ability to give. Citing the US government’s takeovers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, LaMarche said this could result in up to $47 million less in philanthropic support for child welfare, hunger and homelessness in America.Government revenues and social spending will continue to shrink also, Mr LaMarche said. He was in Ireland last week to assess the challenges faced there by what he calls a ‘perfect storm’ of bad economic news.www.atlanticphilanthropies.org Howard Lake | 27 October 2008 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Kashmiri journalist was held for 41 months without trial

first_img India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News to go further Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders has interviewed Maqbool Sahil, a journalist based in Srinagar, the summer capital of the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, who was detained for 41 months without trial. Now the incharge editor of the Urdu-language weekly Pukaar, Sahil has spent 19 years covering the conflict in Kashmir, in which thousands have died since 1989.Arrested in 2004 after covering the rape of an Australian tourist for Chattan, the newspaper he then worked for, he was beaten and tortured during two weeks of interrogation and accused of spying for a Pakistani network. He was nonetheless never tried although Indian law says every detainee must be indicted before a court within 60 days. He decided to resume working as journalist following his release on 9 January 2008.Sahil wrote seven books while in detention. His prison diary, “Shabistan-e-wajood,” was acclaimed by Reporters Without Borders last year.RWB: Why were you arrested?MS: I was detained solely because of my work as a journalist for the weekly Chattan, covering crime and doing investigative reporting. A few days before my arrest, I covered the story of an Australian woman visiting Kashmir who said she was raped by the owner of the houseboat she had been staying on. Almost all the newspapers covered the case but I dug up facts that contradicted the Australian woman’s account and I wrote about this for the weekly.On 16 September 2004, a few days after my story was published, I was arrested by plain-clothes policemen as I left an army barracks in Srinagar. They bundled me into an unmarked car and took me to the Hari Nivas interrogation centre. There I was told that I had been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department for being involved in some sort of Pakistani espionage network.RWB: What were the charges?MS: I was interrogated and tortured for more than two weeks. They told me charges would be brought against me under the draconian official secrets and espionage laws, charges which carry the death penalty and do not permit release on bail.RWB: Could you describe the conditions in which you were held for those 41 months?MS: I was put with criminals such as pickpockets, murderers and robbers and others. During interrogation, they used a wooden roller on my legs, they suspended me from the roof and caned my feet, they regularly beat me and they did many other vicious things to me. Then they increased the intensity of the torture because I was unable to provide them with the information they were seeking about my supposed involvement. I was so wrecked by the torture that I was unable to stand on my feet. Other detainees used to help me change my clothes and eat.Meanwhile, CID personnel raided my home three times, taking my computer, books, CDs and diaries, which still have not been returned to me.I was transferred to Srinagar central jail on 1 October 2004, but a month later I was taken back to the Hari Nivas interrogation centre for more interrogation and the next day I was transferred to Kote Bhalwal Jammu central jail under a two-year Public Safety Act detention order. The High Court quashed the PSA detention order after one year, so I was brought back to Srinagar for more interrogation at the Humhama interrogation centre, another PSA detention order was issued and I was taken back to the Kote Bhalwal jail. This process was repeated four times in 40 months, until January 2008.In the summer of 2007, I was moved to the Amphalla district jail, where I was kept in an individual, dark cell in the hot summer months of May, June, July and August without a fan or water. I was allowed out of the cell only once every 24 hours to use a latrine. The rest of the time, I had to use a tin can in my cell as a toilet.RWB: How did all this time in detention affect you?MS: During those 41 months, I was almost completely cut off from my family. I hardly had any chance to see my children. I saw my mother after two years at the Humhama Interrogation centre. She had grown older and her health had deteriorated. My brother repaired radio and TV sets at home to feed my eight-member family.RWB: And how did all this affect you as a journalist?MS: As a journalist, it was very difficult to spend so much time in such a strange and tough place as a jail. I decided to read and write. I also I started studying crime as prisons have all kinds of criminals. I spent my time with Kashmiri detainees, Muslims, Sikhs and Dogras. I was surprised that more than 80 per cent of the inmates insisted on their innocence. Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific June 10, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kashmiri journalist was held for 41 months without trial News March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena High School Student Wins $5,000 1st Prize in Pasadena Bar Association Speech Scholarship Contest

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Mr. & Mrs. Moore (l), Maranatha’s Speech & Debate Coach, Patrick Mesisca, Trinity Moore and PPD Chief Sanchez.A student from Maranatha High School in Pasadena was declared first prize winner in the 6th Annual Pasadena Bar Association Speech Scholarship Tournament, conducted at the Pasadena Hilton on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.Sophomore Trinity Moore was one of 55 Maranatha students sent to compete in the tournament that started in April.A total of 150 students from 15 local high schools competed before a panel of 150 lawyers and judges, and spoke on topics selected by the PBA ahead of time.“This year, we got over a hundred applicants again,” Michelle Paniagua, PBA Executive Director, said. “The preliminary competition was held Saturday, April 23rd at La Salle High School in Pasadena. And out of that, they gave their speech for a couple of rounds for every child, gave their speech for at least two rounds and then we have the third round with about 30 students. We narrowed it down to 30 and then we have the top 5. And on our Annual Law Day Luncheon, which is held every May for the Pasadena Bar Association for the past six years, we have the top two students come and give their speech on Law Day.”The students were asked to deliver seven-minute memorized speeches on three topics: “Beyond Ferguson: How do we Regulate Police Conduct to Maximize Public Safety,” “The Cost of A College Education: Is it Worth it?” and “How do we Prevent the Next Boston Bombing? How Far is too Far?”The PBA Speech Scholarship Tournament started six years ago as a community outreach program to reach out to high schools in the Pasadena area. Paniagua said the prizes have been consistent at $5,000 for the first place, $2,000 for second and $1,000 for third.“That remains today,” she says. “We have over a hundred applicants that apply. And they’re from all the local high schools in and around Pasadena and the surrounding areas.”Seven of the Maranatha students placed in the top 30 quarterfinals, and Moore and Kendall Hollimon reached the top five semifinals.Moore competed with Jason Ma from Gabrielino High School in the finals last Tuesday and triumphed to first place and the $5,000 cash prize.Paniagua said Gabrielino High School won the first place team award, while Maranatha got second place.Maranatha High School, 169 South Saint John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Education Pasadena High School Student Wins $5,000 1st Prize in Pasadena Bar Association Speech Scholarship Contest From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 9, 2016 | 7:47 pm Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Limerick homes evacuated after explosives found

first_imgFacebook The army bomb disposal unit were called to Limerick this evening.A number of houses were evacuated in Limerick City earlier today after two viable explosive devices were discovered at Roxboro Road.Gardaí and the army bomb disposal team were called to Flanker Court in Glasgow Park around 4pm.The devices were removed to a secure military location for further examination and the scene was declared safe at 5.45pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí at Roxboro Road are investigating the incident. Gardai hunt gunman who shot at Moyross home Advertisement Gardaí seek help tracing Teresa Print WhatsApp Linkedin Stabbing in city leads to arrest TAGSarmy bomb disposal unitexplosive devicesFlanker CourtGardaíGlasgow ParklimerickRoxboro Road center_img NewsBreaking newsLimerick homes evacuated after explosives foundBy Editor – November 25, 2017 6291 Gardaí appeal for public help in tracing missing person Limerick teenager Gardaí arrest three men in Limerick for burglary RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Twitter Two rescued from the water overnight Previous articleLimerick chemistry students come up with winning formulaNext articleLimerick council wins engineering initiative award Editor last_img read more

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[Breaking] “Covid 19 Is Not A Public Emergency”: SC Quashes Gujarat Govts’ Notification Extending Work Hours Under Factories Act Without Overtime Pay

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] “Covid 19 Is Not A Public Emergency”: SC Quashes Gujarat Govts’ Notification Extending Work Hours Under Factories Act Without Overtime Pay Sanya Talwar30 Sep 2020 10:31 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has quashed the notification issued by the Gujarat Labour and Employment Department granting exemptions to all factories in Gujarat from provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 relating to daily working hours, weekly working hours, intervals for rest and spread overs of adult workers as well as from payment of overtime wages at double rates viz. Section 59.A bench of Justices…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has quashed the notification issued by the Gujarat Labour and Employment Department granting exemptions to all factories in Gujarat from provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 relating to daily working hours, weekly working hours, intervals for rest and spread overs of adult workers as well as from payment of overtime wages at double rates viz. Section 59.A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, KM Joseph & Indu Malhotra has held that the pandemic situation cannot be a reason to do away with statutory provisions that provide dignity and rights for workers by the Gujarat Government. In this context, the bench has stated that the pandemic is not a “public emergency” within the meaning of Section 5 of the Factories Act threatening security of the country.On September 23, the bench had reserved orders in the plea which challenges the Notification issued by the Gujarat Government on April 17, 2020, which has been purported to be issued under Section 5 of the Act for the period from April 20 to July 19, 2020.Further, on the last date, bench had stated that since the notification which formed the subject matter of the challenge in the writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution had, during the pendency of proceedings, been extended by a further notification dated 20 July 2020, liberty was granted to the petitioner to formally challenge the subsequent notification. “The impugned notification exempts factories from sections 51, 54, 55 and 56 of the Act of various conditions which are, that for the period from April 20 to July 19, 2020, workers in Gujarat can be made to work 12 hours in a day, 72 hours in a week with a 30 minutes break after 6 hours.”The Petitioners were Trade Union Associations named Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha (Ahmedabad) & Trade Union Centre of India (Mumbai) and have averred that the Factories Act, 1948, otherwise provides that workers can only be made to work 9 hours in a day – but 48 hours in a week with 1 weekly off, thus coming to 8 hours a day with 30 minute breaks after 5 hours of work. Further to this, it provides that no women workers will be allowed to work between 7 PM & 6 AM.Contending that the notification is “blatantly against section 59 of the Act” which mandates the payment of wages at doubled rate for hours worked in excess of 9 hours in a day, the petitioners state that the notification prescribes an overtime work payment at the rate of the usual hourly rate.”the shocking extension of working hours is being directed at a time when the most basic medical and scientific advise to contracting the deadly COVID10 is to take rest and stay as healthy as possible. This new regime ensures the complete opposite.. as per the notification, these workers will now be overworked without being compensated for the same as per law which will only ensure that both their physical and mental health deteriorate”Thus, the plea stated that the Gujarat Government has acted ultra vires to the powers vested upon it, under section 5 of the Factories Act, 1948 which only allows exemptions in light os a “public emergency”. This public emergency, the plea stated, means a “grave emergency whereby the security or of any part of the territory thereof is threatened, whether by way or external aggression or internal disturbance” and that it “clear that such an emergency only covers emergencies in the nature of physical and tangible war or conflict””Section 5 empowers State Government in case of a public emergency to grant exemption to any factory or class or description of factories from all or any of the provisions of the Act for such period and subject to such conditions as it may think fit, for a period not exceeding three months at a time”Further to this, the petitioners stated that the section only permits such an exemption to be granted to “any factory or class or description of factories” whereas the impugned notification has given a blanket exemption to all factories in the state.”Therefore it is amply clear that the Gujarat Govt. has misused section 5 to suspend key provisions of the Factories Act” – Petition read.In this backdrop, the petitioners sought issuance of appropriate directions for quashing of the notification.The plea has been moved through Advocate Aparna Bhat.Next Storylast_img read more

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Director claims complaint brought unfair dismissal

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Director claims complaint brought unfair dismissalOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today A formeroperations director of broadcaster ONdigital has told a tribunal that he wasunfairly dismissed after complaining about not being paid a bonus.John Egan,40, told a tribunal last week that he was not paid a £75,000 bonus for a launchand a further £25,000 based on his overall performance, despite ONdigitalpublicly claiming the launch was a success.Eganreceived a £50,000 ex gratia payment, but is arguing for the other £50,000. His lawyerMichael Burd, of Lewis Silken, told Personnel Today that all ONdigitalemployees below director level received their bonuses for the successfullaunch.He said,“By all accounts, it was a successful launch. It was on time, on budget andthey delivered a new technology that worked. ONdigital was telling the wideworld that it was a success.”Thecompany’s position in not paying Egan the bonus was “untenable”, added Burd. Aspokesman for ONdigital said, “The dispute is over whether a bonus should bepaid in full. Although the launch was successful, some of the elements that hadbeen set out in the business plan had not been achieved.”Thetribunal has yet to come to a decision on the case. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Late Quaternary environmental changes in Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, inferred from lake sediments and raised beaches

first_imgThe Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest-warming regions on Earth, but its palaeoenvironmental history south of 63° latitude is relatively poorly documented, relying principally on the marine geological record and short ice cores. In this paper, we present evidence of late-Quaternary environmental change from the Marguerite Bay region combining data from lake sediment records on Horseshoe Island and Pourquoi-Pas Island, and raised beaches at Horseshoe Island, Pourquoi-Pas Island and Calmette Bay. Lake sediments were radiocarbon dated and analysed using a combination of sedimentological, geochemical and microfossil methods. Raised beaches were surveyed and analysed for changes in clast composition, size and roundness. Results suggest a non-erosive glacial regime could have existed on Horseshoe Island from 35,780 (38,650–33,380) or 32,910 (34,630–31,370) cal yr BP onwards. There is radiocarbon and macrofossil evidence for possible local deglaciation events at 28,830 (29,370–28,320) cal yr BP, immediately post-dating Antarctic Isotopic Maximum 4, and 21,110 (21,510–20,730 interpolated) cal yr BP coinciding with, or immediately post-dating, Antarctic Isotopic Maximum 2. The Holocene deglaciation of Horseshoe Island commenced from 10,610 (11,000–10,300) cal yr BP at the same time as the early Holocene temperature maximum recorded in Antarctic ice cores. This was followed by the onset of marine sedimentation in The Narrows, Pourquoi-Pas Island, before 8850 (8480–9260) cal yr BP. Relative sea level high stands of 40.79 m above present at Pourquoi-Pas Island and 40.55 m above present at Calmette Bay occurred sometime after 9000 cal yr BP and suggest that a thicker ice sheet, including grounded ice streams, was present in this region of the Antarctic Peninsula than that recorded at sites further north. Isolation of the Narrows Lake basin on Pourquoi-Pas Island shows relative sea level in this region had fallen rapidly to 19.41 m by 7270 (7385–7155) cal yr BP. Chaetoceros resting spores suggest high productivity and stratified surface waters in The Narrows after 8850 (9260–8480) cal yr BP and beach clasts provide evidence of a period of increased wave energy at approximately 8000 yr BP. Lake sediment and beach data suggest an extended period of regional warming sometime between 6200 and 2030 cal yr BP followed by the onset of Neoglacial conditions from 2630 and 2030 cal yr BP in Narrows Lake and Col Lake 1, respectively. Diatom and δ13C vs C/N and macrofossil evidence suggest a potential increase in the number of birds and seals visiting the Narrows Lake catchment sometime after 2100 (2250–2000) cal yr BP, with enhanced nutrient enrichment evident after 1150 (1230–1080) cal yr BP, and particularly from c. 460 (540–380) cal yr BP. A very recent increase in Gomphonema species and organic carbon in the top centimetre of the Narrows Lake sediment core after c. 410 (490–320) cal yr BP, and increased sedimentation rates in the Col Lake 1 sediment core, after c. 400 (490–310) cal yr BP may be a response to the regional late-Holocene warming of the Antarctic Peninsula.last_img read more

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Textron gets contract for US ship to shore connector craft

first_img navaltoday View post tag: Textron Systems Back to overview,Home naval-today Textron Systems gets USD 386M contract for US Navy’s ship to shore connector craft Textron Systems gets USD 386M contract for US Navy’s ship to shore connector craft View post tag: Ship-to-Shore Connector The US Navy has awarded a USD 386 million fixed price incentive-firm target and firm fixed price contract modification to Textron Systems for the construction of fifteen additional ship to shore connector craft. Work will be performed primarily in New Orleans, Louisiana.Ship to shore connectors are the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) vehicles, and will primarily transport weapon systems, equipment, cargo, and personnel of the assault elements through varied environmental conditions from amphibious ships over to the beach, according to the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).“As the program continues to move forward with delivering these important capabilities to the fleet, the procurement of these additional craft is critical,” Tom Rivers, program manager of the Amphibious Warfare Program Office for the Program Executive Office Ships, said.The contract award comes after the US Navy accepted delivery of the first of the next generation landing craft, ship to shore connector craft 100, on February 6, 2020. Craft 100 is the developmental unit for the next-generation landing craft and will be located in Panama City, Florida where additional testing and crew training will be conducted.The second craft, LCAC 101, is making headway and will head to sea within the next few weeks for builder’s trials for assessment of its operational readiness.During the trials, LCAC 101 will undergo integrated testing in both unloaded and loaded states to ensure the craft will successfully meet all requirements. The detail design and construction contract procured nine craft. Beyond Craft 100 and LCAC 101, an additional seven craft are in the later stages of production.The LCAC 100 class craft will address the growing capability and capacity necessary to transport joint forces at the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Army Brigade Combat Team, or similarly sized joint force to and across the beach.These craft incorporate improvements over the legacy LCAC to increase range and lift capability while ensuring compatibility with existing well deck equipped amphibious ships, as well as expeditionary transfer cock and expeditionary sea bases. Vessels April 17, 2020, by View post tag: NAVSEA View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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