Northrop Grumman to Modernize Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers

first_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Northrop Grumman to Modernize Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers Authorities View post tag: americas Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded contracts from the U.S. Navy, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries to provide integrated bridge and navigation systems and steering gear systems to modernize Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers (DDGs). View post tag: News by topic August 7, 2014 View post tag: Arleigh Burke-class Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) exercised options for the acquisition and testing of five integrated bridge and navigation systems (IBNS) valued at $11 million. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries jointly exercised options for six steering gear systems valued at $30 million.“Northrop Grumman is a major partner on the Navy’s DDG modernization program,” said Bill Hannon, vice president of Maritime Systems, Northrop Grumman. “The new IBNS and steering gear systems will keep the technology of our nation’s front-line surface combatants highly capable and affordable.”The systems to be installed include radar systems, navigation software, ship control software, chart servers, network interface boxes, flat panel displays, global positioning systems, and ship control display systems. The contracts also cover engineering services.Back fit installation of the IBNS systems by the Navy will be conducted at the home ports of the vessels during their modernization windows. For the new build ships, steering gear systems and IBNS systems will be installed at the shipyards of Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries. Deliveries will begin in 2015 and are expected to be completed by 2021.Northrop Grumman has been supplying comparable systems for the Arleigh Burke-class DDGs since the program began during the 1980s.[mappress]Press Release, August 07, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Modernize View post tag: Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman to Modernize Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers View post tag: Destroyer’slast_img read more

Lawyer Referral Service records a banner year

first_img September 1, 2000 Regular News Lawyer Referral Service records a banner year Lawyers participating in the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service earned nearly $6 million in fees last year, and the Bar is looking to spread the wealth by encouraging more lawyers to participate in the program. Karen Kelly, director of the Bar’s Public Service Programs, said while there are more than 66,000 members of the Bar, just over 1,000 lawyers participate in the service, which covers 48 counties. In 1999, Kelly said, the service made more than 112,900 referrals to areas of the state that are not covered by local bar association lawyer referral programs. The Bar also is working to encourage the public to look to the Bar first when they need assistance finding a lawyer qualified to meet their needs. Barry A. Stein of Miami, a three-time LRS Committee chair, said the Bar’s referral service benefits the profession by helping to improve the public’s perception of lawyers. “These are people who typically don’t go to lawyers, that are very scared of the whole process and we can make is easier for them,” said Stein, who has been a referral service panel member for more than 15 years. “I have gotten some very loyal clients — people who trust and respect and come back to me on a regular basis. You can’t ask for more in a practice than that.” The Bar runs Yellow Page display advertisements across the state that emphasize the need for those looking for a lawyer to learn about a lawyer’s qualifications and experience, explain the role of the Lawyer Referral Service and encourage consumers to look first to the Bar to help them find a lawyer. Stein said the referral service also encourages lawyers to recognize their obligation to provide services to the public and advises people of the value of lawyer consultations. He said many times he derives satisfaction in just knowing he has pointed someone with a problem in the right direction. Kelly said a recent survey found the average age of those lawyers involved in the service is 45, and they run the gambit from new lawyers trying to build a practice to more established practitioners who use it to supplement their client base. “Once they join, lawyers will start getting referrals right away,” Kelly said, noting the number of referrals can be very high if they are in a county where there are only a few panel members. “We had one lawyer in Marion County who averaged 40 referrals a week.” Kelly also said the service refers some cases that can generate substantial attorneys’ fees. “We had one case this year where the lawyer received a fee of $640,000,” she said. Stein said the referral service also is in the process of putting the LRS on the Internet to enable the public to receive a referral 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Stein said this will help to increase the number of referrals made and decrease the amount of telephone traffic to make the service more available to the public. “There are people who are out there surfing the net who are looking for contacts with attorneys who are trying to make an analysis of them, so why should this system not be available 24/7?” Stein said. The referral program is computerized and panel members are grouped by county and area of practice. The service covers counties that do not have a local bar association service, including Dade, Volusia, Lee, Polk, Alachua, Sarasota and Manatee. If calls come in from areas with local bar referral programs, the Bar refers those callers to the local service. Any member in good standing with no pending probable cause complaints who maintains an office in geographical areas not covered by a local bar referral service is eligible to join the panel by completing an application. The participating lawyer also must carry at least $100,000 in professional liability insurance. The number of referrals a participating lawyer receives depends on their area of practice and geographic location. On average, Kelly said, the service makes 500 referrals a day and approximately 50 additional referrals to local bars and other agencies. The service receives approximately 30 calls a day from people who speak only Spanish and keeps a computerized file of Spanish-speaking attorneys and law office staff members. Incoming calls to the referral service are answered by a clerk at the Bar Center in Tallahassee, who takes the caller’s name, address, telephone number and a brief description of the caller’s legal problem. The caller is given the name, address and telephone number of a panel member and advised to contact the lawyer for an appointment. It is then up to the lawyer and prospective client to meet. The Lawyer Referral Service has a staff of 11 part-time clerks. Six are on duty in the morning and five clerks are on duty in the afternoon, two of whom are bilingual in English and Spanish. The service is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service also has established specialty panels of lawyers who are willing to take elderly, low fee, AIDS law and disability law cases for clients in need. If a caller’s problem can be referred to a specialty panel, the first half-hour consultation is free. To be eligible for the Low Fee Panel, the client’s income must fall within the Low Fee Panel’s income eligibility guidelines. The Bar’s Elderly Referral Panel is designed to help those over 60 on a low or fixed income obtain simple legal services and advice at reduced rates. The Disability Referral Panel is designed to help those who are disabled and on a low or fixed income obtain services for disability-related legal problems. Lawyers participating on the AIDS panel agree to take at least one referred case per year, participate in training to learn the legal and medical aspects of AIDS, and agree to go to the client if the client is unable to meet at the attorney’s office. For more information about the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service, contact Kelly at The Florida Bar, (800) 342-8060, ext. 5810 or (850) 561-5810 or e-mail [email protected] To join, fill out and send in the coupon found here.center_img Lawyer Referral Service records a banner yearlast_img read more

Valencia sack manager Marcelino

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Marcelino has been sacked as Valencia head coach just three matches into the new La Liga season. The 54-year-old was dismissed on Wednesday following a reported falling out with club owner Peter Lim. The owner has been battling with the club’s sporting side for months as Lim has looked for more control over player transfers and sporting decisions. Former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder Albert Celades, who was an assistant coach to Julen Lopetegui at the Santiago Bernabeu last year, has been tipped to take over at Mestalla. “Valencia CF have informed Marcelino Garcia Toral of their decision to relieve him of his duties as first team coach, effective as of this Wednesday,” the club said in a statement. “The club wish to thank Marcelino for his hard work and dedication during his time as coach, and wish him the best of success for the future.” Marcelino was appointed as Valencia boss in May 2017 and led them to a fourth-place finish. His position came under threat 12 months ago during a difficult start to 2018-19, but the club kept faith in the former Villarreal boss and were rewarded when they ended the season by winning the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona and clinching a Champions League spot. Valencia have taken four points from three games this term but it was reported in Spain that Lim called club president Anil Murthy for an emergency meeting in Singapore on Wednesday after deciding to sack Marcelino.Tags: Albert CeladesLa LigaMarcelinoPeter LimReal MadridValencialast_img read more

Shubhankar Sharma Puts Up a Strong Show on Day 1 of KLM Open 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a good day for India at the KLM Open 2019 being played at the international golf course in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Shubhankar Sharma had the better day amongst the Indians as he ended the first round at T-26 with a score of 2-under par on Thursday. Playing on a Par 72 course, Shubhankar Sharma got off to a flying start carding three birdies in a row on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes but bogeys on the 6th and 7th haltered his progress. Shubhankar Sharma carded two bogeys on the 11th and the 17th, eventually ending the round with six birdies and four bogeys to garner a total of 70.Gaganjeet Bhullar on the other hand, had a strong start to the day with birdies on the 3rd and 6th. Soon after, Bhullar carded a double bogey on the 7th which majorly dampened his progress. Further, bogeys on the 10th and 17th added to his woes. Though, he finally salvaged a par score as birdies on the 11th and 16th became the saving grace. Bhullar’s final score at the end of round 1 was 72 i.e. par and tied at T-65.The performance of the day came from Callum Shinkwin. The Englishman carded an eagle on the 3rd hole along with 5 birdies which helped him atop the leaderboard on Day 1 of KLM Open 2019 with a score of 66 (6 – under par). The KLM Open 2019 is being broadcast on DSPORT. IANS Also Read: Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar to Lead India’s Charge at KLM OpenAlso Watch:AASU along with 30 other indigenous organizations hold a meeting in Guwahatilast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about Duke matchup

first_img Published on February 22, 2017 at 9:26 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ With only three regular season games remaining, Syracuse (16-12, 8-7 Atlantic Coast) is barely clinging to its NCAA Tournament hopes. The Orange has a big chance to improve its resume on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against No. 10 Duke (22-5, 10-4). SU has lost three straight while the Blue Devils have won seven in a row.Here are answers to your most pressing game day questions.How can you watch the game? Syracuse-Duke will air on ESPN. Karl Ravech will have play-by-play duties while Dick Vitale will be the color commentator. Here are channel listings based on provider in the Syracuse area.• Time Warner: 300 or 24 for non-digital subscribers• DirecTV: 206• Verizon Fios: 570 (high-definition) or 70 (standard-definition)• Dish Network: 140• New Visions: 757 (high-definition) or 70 (standard-definition)What is John Gillon prepping for? The senior point guard enters the final chapter of his college career and looks to help lead SU to the Tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIs Syracuse-Duke a rivalry? One beat writer explains the Blue Devils are already taken.How did Eric Devendorf’s career become full circle? The former Syracuse player joined the Orange’s staff to fulfill his late father’s wish.What’s the Duke perspective entering Wednesday? Here’s a conversation with Blue Devils beat writer Jessika Morgan of the News & Observer.Why are students camping out for the game? They want to be as close to the court and they still believe the Orange could squeak into the Tournament.What does Taurean Thompson add to Syracuse? Points. Jim Boeheim said he could be a 15-point-a-game scorer. But only if he stays out of foul trouble.Where does Syracuse stand on the bubble? Bracketologist Patrick Stevens said the Orange is “on outside” looking in.What is Boeheim saying before the matchup? Boeheim discussed Duke’s offensive prowess and the sustainability of his full-court press.Will Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson play? Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday that both will continue playing through injuries.What do our beat writers predict? They all agree on who will win.Anything else to know about Duke? Here’s a preview of the Blue Devils. Commentslast_img read more

Osage man faces numerous charges after high speed pursuit in Worth County

first_imgNORTHWOOD — An Osage man is under arrest after a high speed pursuit through Worth County.The Worth County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle on Pheasant Avenue just south of Highway 105 just outside of Northwood on Tuesday. A pursuit then started heading south on Pheasant then east on 458th Street, south on Quince Avenue, and then east on 450th Street, with speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour. The pursuit ended with the truck being blocked in on Vine Avenue just north of 420th Street. 25-year-old Kaleb Sellers was arrested and faces numerous traffic violations including eluding, speeding and multiple counts of failing to obey a stop sign. He was transported and booked into the Worth County Jail.last_img read more

Ahmad Ahmad: 2019 AFCON will be among the best

first_imgThe President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad AhmadCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad has said the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be one of the best events in-terms of organization and play on the field.“I am happy with the level of organization that the hosts have put in and we look forward to one of the best tournaments which for the first time will have 24 teams,” Ahmad told URN in a brief interview at the Marriot Hotel in Cairo on Saturday.The 2019 AFCON will run June 21st to July 19th in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said and Suez. Ahmad made it clear that every football stakeholder needs to play their role well for the tournament to be successful. “We all need to play our part for the development of football in our continent,” added Ahmad. who was questioned by the French Central Office for the Fight against Corruption and Financial and Fiscal Offences (OCLCIEF) in Paris, France on June 6thCameroon who have lifted the AFCON trophy five times are the defending champions, while the hosts who boost of star players like Muhamad Salah who won the UEFA Champions League title with Liverpool have won the title a record seven times. Uganda Cranes will be making their second straight appearance at Africa’s biggest football tournament after they broke the 39-year jinx to appear in the 2017 Edition in Gabon. Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi are the other nations from the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) that will feature in the 2019 AFCON.*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Tim Duncan is Gay, Says Estranged Wife

first_imgNBA living legend Tim Duncan is entangled in a quagmire of a divorce that is getting more and more salacious as the days wear on. The San Antonio Spurs icon is accused of at least being a bisexual, or even gay, by soon-to-be-ex-wife, Amy. An inside source close to the divorce proceedings told Diary of a Hollywood Street King that Duncan had been involved in a gay relationship during his Wake Forest University days. The man Duncan reportedly lived with Duncan and his wife for the first two years of their marriage — and he even bought the man a home, the source revealed.Duncan, considered the greatest NBA power forward of all time by most pundits and fans alike, is looking to place a gag order on the mother of his two children, who he was married to for 12 years, so that she will not be able to to utter one word about his alleged gay relationship.This is what the Hollywood Street King reports:Amy treated Tim like a b—- throughout their marriage because she knew he was f—ing his BFF.  Tim knows Amy was cheating on him but he’s willing to give her whatever she wants, because he doesn’t want Amy to tell the world that he’s bisexual.”Amy Duncan filed for divorce on March 27 of this year, is claiming that her marriage to Duncan, citing irreconcilable differences and discord.Neither Duncan has spoken publicly about this latest news of the player’s sexual orientation. But one of Duncan’s star teammates did.Danny Green, in an interview with New York based radio station 105.1, said “Timmy is Tim. I’m not going to look at him any differently. He’s my teammate regardless of his sexual preferences.”What do you make of this controversy, if anything?last_img read more