Australia: Austal Launches Third-in-Series Cape Class Patrol Boat

first_imgAustal launched the third-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia on 5 May 2014. View post tag: News by topic Australia: Austal Launches Third-in-Series Cape Class Patrol Boat May 5, 2014 View post tag: Cape View post tag: Austal Share this article View post tag: Third-in-Series View post tag: Australia View post tag: launchescenter_img View post tag: class View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: Austal Launches Third-in-Series Cape Class Patrol Boat View post tag: Navy View post tag: Boat View post tag: Patrol Cape Nelson is the third of eight 56-metre patrol boats that are being delivered to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) by Austal as Prime Contractor for a design, build and in-service sustainment contract, valued at approximately $330 million. Under the contract, Austal is also using its in-house expertise to develop and integrate sophisticated electronic systems for command, control and communication.The launch marked the first time the boat has been lowered into the water. Following maritime tradition, specially minted coins were placed under the keel block of the vessel as a symbol of good fortune on 13 August 2013. These were removed prior to the launch and will be presented to the boat, ACBPS and Austal at a later date. The boat was then lowered into the water using Austal’s slipway facility.With the vessel in the water, Austal is on target to achieve full vessel completion and sea trials prior to an official naming ceremony and final delivery to ACBPS in Q3 CY2014.Austal President and General Manager Graham Backhouse said: “This is another special milestone that represents a significant achievement by many people from both Commonwealth and industry who have come together to work as a high performing collaborative team to make this possible. Cape Nelson is a state of the art maritime defence capability that will play a significant role in protecting Australia’s borders from multiple maritime threats. It has been designed to have greater range, endurance and flexibility – as well as enhanced capability to operate in more severe sea conditions and across longer range – than the current fleet of Customs and Border Protection vessels and indeed Royal Australian Navy Armidale Patrol Boat fleet”.Cape Class is a program of work that underpins Austal’s strategy as a global defence prime contractor of Ships, Systems and Support. It is a program that has also enabled Austal to reposition and strengthen our Henderson facilities as a defence-focused operation. Along with key intermediate and deep level sustainment activities being performed in Henderson on both Cape and Armidale Class vessels, this total solution capability represents the future of the Australian business as Austal continues to expand and enhance the strategic industry capability necessary to meet the current and future defence needs of Australia and other nations.“The Cape Class Patrol Boat program reinforces our strategy of being a Global Defence Prime Contractor that designs and constructs ships, integrates systems, and provides ongoing support.Austal prides itself on being competitive and attaining the right balance between export and domestic demand, which we believe is the only sustainable model for the long-term future of naval shipbuilding in Australia and the capability it delivers. The Cape Class program is a major component of this, while the recent award of a contract to design and construct two 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels for a Middle East customer reinforces our ability to compete and win defence work in the competitive global market.” Mr Backhouse said.Apart from the Cape Class Patrol Boats, Austal is prime contractor for three major defence projects: the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) programs for the United States Navy, and two High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV) for a Middle East Navy.[mappress]Press Release, May 5, 2014; Image: Austal Industry newslast_img read more

Canadian government boosts OSI Maritime’s ECPINS program

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Canadian government boosts OSI Maritime’s ECPINS program with CAD$1.8 million View post tag: ECPINS The Canadian government will help OSI Maritime Systems speed up the development of its electronic chart precise integrated navigation system for warships (ECPINS) through an investment of $1.8 million (approx. US$1.4).Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today during a visit to OSI Maritime Systems Ltd. in Burnaby, B.C.The British Columbia company will also upgrade its tactical software to comply with the latest standards of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The federal contribution will be matched by OSI.OSI’s software is currently in service on more than 600 warships and submarines operated by 20 navies, including the Royal Canadian Navy. The upgraded version of ECPINS is designed to improve navigational safety as well as situational awareness for naval warships and submarines.This investment is the first of several projects to be announced under the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative. The program provides $100 million in repayable contributions to small- and medium-sized companies in Western Canada.“Canadian companies, such as OSI, are working hard to bring their products to market. The Government of Canada is proud to support a product that will improve safety and tactical awareness for naval submarines around the world. These projects also promote economic growth and create high-quality jobs in Canada.” Minister Bains said. View post tag: OSI Maritime Systems Share this article Canadian government boosts OSI Maritime’s ECPINS program with CAD$1.8 million View post tag: Canada September 21, 2016last_img read more

Sydney hosts small fleet of warships

first_img View post tag: ROK Navy View post tag: Indonesian Navy View post tag: Indian Navy View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Sydney harbor View post tag: Chilean Navy Authoritiescenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Sydney hosts small fleet of warships ahead of New Zealand naval review November 10, 2016 Six ships from four navies arrived at Garden Island, Sydney in early November, creating a buzz on the harbour.The visits came ahead of the Royal New Zealand International Naval Review, which will take place in Auckland later this month.Indonesian Navy ship KRI Banda Aceh, a Makassar class landing platform dock was the first to arrive in Sydney.Chilean Navy tall ship Buque Escuela Esmeralda followed a few days later. The sail training ship, which is undertaking her 61st training cruise, was welcomed to Sydney with a 3 inch gun salute from the cannon positioned near the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre.She was escorted by a fleet of vessels including local tall ships Southern Swan, South Passage and James Craig and a fire tug.Eight Australian midshipmen, undergoing phase two of their Joint Warfare Application Course, joined the Esmeralda in Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, for the voyage into the city. Midshipman Connor Hoban said it was a memorable experience.“The entry into Sydney Harbour consorted by other tall ships with flags flying was pretty breathtaking,” he said.“Esmeralda is 62 years old and the crew is made up of 330 members, 100 of which are midshipmen who have just finished Chilean Naval Academy.” Hot on the heels of Esmeralda’s arrival were two Republic of Korea Navy ships, destroyer Chungmugong Yi Sunsin and fast combat support ship Cheonji, which arrived for a three day visit to Sydney.Indian multi-role frigate INS Shivalik and patrol vessel INS Sumitra also made the journey to Sydney and conducted a number of engagements alongside.The New Zealand Navy is hosting an International Naval Review to mark the service’s 75th anniversary. The event starts on Thursday, November 17, while the official review ceremony will take place November 19. Sydney hosts small fleet of warships ahead of New Zealand naval review Share this articlelast_img read more

Counter-piracy operation Haka kicks off in Gulf of Aden

first_imgA counter-piracy operation conducted by the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) is currently underway in the Gulf of Aden and the Socotra gap.Operation Haka – as the undertaking is named – started on November 16 and will conclude on November 23.It will be conducted as part of the Kuwait-led CTF 151’s mission to counter piracy, and contribute to wider maritime security in the region.The aims of Haka are to deter and disrupt piracy, enhance information exchange between counter piracy stakeholders, and engage with regional partners and local mariners.The continued successful suppression of piracy depends on a number of stakeholders, including the merchant shipping community itself, being able to work together as part of the overall counter piracy system. Some of the activities that will occur during Haka include; counter piracy patrols, Maritime Awareness Calls (MAC), exercising of response options, engagement with local mariners and collection of pattern of life (POL) information.“Operation Haka seeks to strengthen interoperability among counter-piracy stakeholders and further promote maritime security in the region,” Royal New Zealand Navy Captain Richard Walker, deputy commander of CTF151, said. “It’s all about building partnerships and working together to increase maritime security and suppress piracy.” View post tag: CMF View post tag: Operation Haka View post tag: CTF-151 View post tag: JMSDF Photo: Helicopter gunner from JMSDF destroyer JS Ikazuchi takes aim during a training exercise. Photo: JMSDF Share this articlelast_img read more

Pool – Clinical Laboratory Assistant (Hourly / Casual)

first_imgPortland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans’Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifyingveterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.You will be given instructions during the application processto claim Veterans’ Preference in the recruitment of this position,and to provide the documents required for verification ofeligibility. Please do not send your documentation to thehiring manager directly.For verification of eligibility, please submit the followingdocumentation: Requisition IDreq13 Pool – Clinical Laboratory Assistant (Hourly / Casual) Preferred Qualifications- Associates degree or higher- Experience working as a Medical Assistant in a PCMH ambulatorycare facility- Management or supervisory experience- Experience in Primary Care or Internal Medicine Employment TypeCasual Employee Position Summary – Qualified applicants must possess one of the following MedicalAssisting credentials; CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), NCMA (NCCT), CCMA(NHA)- Three years of Medical Assisting experience or more in ambulatorycare Basic Qualifications Veterans: DD214Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Departmentof VA This Hourly Hiring Pool represents current or potential hourlynon-benefited job openings in this employment category. There is noguarantee of employment from this hiring pool. Positions are notbenefited. Hours and schedules vary.Morning lab: 9:00-11:50 am, or Afternoon lab: 1:00-3:50 pmCompensation category:Technical Assistant Level III – Casual Employment.Wage will be determined based on qualifications (education andcredentialing) and experience.The employee can work up to 599 hours per fiscal year.Duties require independent actions, use of judgment and specificknowledge or experience in a technical specialty (generallyrequiring two years experience in the specialty or comparabletraining/education). Work is performed under generalsupervision.Some responsibility for design and planning and/or directing thework of others performing similar tasks. Also represents the workof highly technical positions requiring more extensive technicalknowledge and containing a higher level of complexity. Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaininga diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, makingdecisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or anyother protected class.Portland Community College will hire only United Statescitizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the UnitedStates. All new employees will be required to complete thedesignated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9form.last_img read more

Clinical Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery

first_imgMinimum Qualifications Is driving a responsibility of this position?No Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification EEO Statement Duties/ResponsibilitiesPosting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterList of References with Contact InformationOptional Documents DepartmentVet Med Small Animal Medicine & Surg About the College/Unit/Department The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 45faculty members, 37 clinical residents, 10 rotating interns, 4specialty interns, and 4 administrative staff members. TheDepartment provides shared laboratory space and supports 7dedicated research technicians who assist in the research missionsof the Department’s faculty. Other specialties within theDepartment include anesthesia, cardiology, clinical nutrition,dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine,neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, andzoological medicine, as well as a community practice program. TheDepartment participates in the college-wide M.S. and Ph.D.programs. Members of the Department actively participate incollaborative efforts with faculty members from other departmentswithin the college and other colleges on campus, including theCollege of Public Health, College of Engineering, and the Athenscampus of the Medical College of Georgia. The Department has astrong track record for teaching, research, and clinicalservice.The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of theuniversity community, recognizing that differences in experienceand culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, acceptingacademic environment. We an expectation that all employees willdemonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodiedin our Principles of Community ( http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/) Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Does this position require a P-Card?No All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, have completeda surgical residency training program registered by the AmericanCollege of Veterinary Surgeons ( ACVS ) or a program approved bythe European College of Veterinary Surgeons ( ECVS ), or obtainedboard certification by the ACVS or the ECVS . Candidates should beboard certified or eligible for board certification. Contract TypeFiscal (12 mo.) Employment TypeEmployee Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invitesapplications for a clinical track (non-tenure track) small animalsoft tissue surgeon. All candidates must have a DVM or equivalentdegree, have completed a surgical residency training programregistered by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons ( ACVS )or a program approved by the European College of VeterinarySurgeons ( ECVS ), or obtained board certification by the ACVS orthe ECVS . The successful candidate is expected to activelyparticipate in the training of surgery and non-surgery houseofficers. For approximately 21 weeks annually, the surgeon fillingthis position will be responsible for daytime emergency and morningtransfers, supporting the interventional radiology service, andserving as the backup for the standard soft tissue service. Thisservice will be supported by a surgery house officer (resident orintern) and students or technicians. For approximately 15 weeks peryear, the surgeon will be responsible for participating in thestandard appointment-based soft tissue surgery service.Responsibilities during the remaining 16 weeks includeopportunities to teach lecture and laboratory courses in softtissue surgery to veterinary students and the development ofscholarly activity consistent with individual interest.Proportionate assignments for teaching, service, and scholarlyactivity will be based on the interests of the candidate and themissions of the Surgery program and the Department. Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?No Classification TitleClinical Assistant Professor Credit and P-Card policy Advertised Salary Location of VacancyAthens Area Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Posting NumberF0739P The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations orassistance with the accessibility of materials related to thissearch are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.center_img Open until filledYes Underutilization Faculty RankClinical Assistant Professor About the University of Georgia Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No Special Instructions to Applicants Is this a Position of Trust?Yes Retirement PlanTRS Position Details Job Posting Date10/14/2020 FLSA Anticipated Start Date01/01/2021 Posting Details Additional Requirements Working TitleClinical Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery Physical Demands Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track Candidates should show evidence of a high level of competence anddemonstrated promise of moving toward excellence in patient care,student instruction, scholarly activities, or practice andservice. Job Closing Date Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)Yes Posting TypeExternal Position Summary The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. College/Unit/Department websitewww.vet.uga.edulast_img read more

Unreliable funding increases OSSL losses

first_imgNewly published financial statements from Oxford Student Services Ltd (OSSL), the commercial arm of OUSU, show that gross profit fell by almost £40,000 between 2005 and 2006.OUSU sabbatical officers have warned that guaranteed funding from the University is the only way to avoid the Student Union’s current financial crisis. Overall turnover is down by around £100,000 and operating profit has fallen by £7,000.Ed Mayne, OUSU Vice-President (Finance) and OSSL Chairman, said that finances were volatile and prone to fluctuating. “Although the turnover for the 2004/5 financial year was high, the income proved to be unsustainable and many changes were made in the 2005/6 academic year. Due to the way OSSL currently operates, income and turnover will always fluctuate,” he said.OSSL plans to introduce a second business manager next year in a bid to increase revenue. “I am confident that the income we will receive in this financial year will be higher than in the previous financial year. OUSU’s publication provision will not change from its current format,” he added.In 2005, OUSU predicted that it would make a profit of £50,000 but in fact incurred a deficit of £42,702. As a result, OUSU was forced to radically reform its operations for creating revenue to remain financially viable. An estimated deficit of £60,000 the following year was proved wrong when the Student Union lost only £32,904 in 2006. The University has previously stressed that it will not provide further financial assistance until OUSU stops making losses, but the University’s Joint Committee has since reconsidered its position.OUSU President Alan Strickland said that the lack of a substantial block grant comparable to those received by student unions at other universities means that OUSU will remain financially weak due to inadequate funding and few permanent staff. “The volatility of OUSU’s commercial income makes it an unreliable source of funding for welfare, representation and other core services,” he said. “Thankfully, the University’s Joint Committee, which oversees OUSU, has accepted this. We are in advanced negotiations with them to gain stable core funding. OUSU has to guarantee provision of its core services without guaranteed funding. This is a serious problem which I hope we can remedy.”He added that OUSU expected greater OSSL profits in 2007, saying, “The overhaul of OUSU’s financial management which we’ve led this year and the hard work of our Business Manager mean that profits are stronger than last year. I’m confident that our subsidiary will be able to donate a healthier profit to OUSU at the end of the year.”Louisa Brownleelast_img read more

Siege in Bonn Square comes to an end

first_imgA protester, living in a tree in Bonn Square which was due to be chopped down, was forced to leave yesterday and has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass.Gabriel Chamberlain set up his temporary “tree-house” in Bonn Square 11 days ago, but eventually left voluntarily at 11am after he ran out of food and water supplies. Last night he was in custody and it is understood that he has received some medical attention.However, his supporters still made one last-ditch attempt to save the tree by charging security fencing around the tree at around 12.30pm as the chainsaws started up. Another activist, Brian Melling, managed to climb into a council truck; he was removed but not charged.The tree was later felled, but protesters remained in the square throughout. The sycamore tree was one of four which have been cut down as part of a “face-lift” for Bonn Square. The plan is to improve CCTV surveillance and generally make the square more attractive.Activists may not have succeeded in saving this particular tree, but many maintain that they would do the same thing again if other trees were threatened.By Sian Cox-Brookerlast_img read more

Charge brought over assault

first_imgA man was charged following the sexual assault of a 20 year old woman in Cowley on 10th April. Mark Edwards, 49, is said to have approached the woman from behind as she was walking along the Cowley Road at around 2am. He is alleged to have threatened her and forced her into the alleyway where he sexually assaulted her. Edwards is due to appear in Oxford Crown Court for a Preliminary Hearing on Friday 18th April. The police were unable to confirm whether the victim was a student.last_img

VIDEO: Protests mar Israel festival

first_imgThe event, dubbed “Camels in Oxford”, was put on as part of iFest, a two-week festival marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel. A protester leads chanting on Broad Street First-year student James Norrie was among those protesting as part of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. A group chanting “Free free Palestine, occupation is a crime” have been at the entrance to the festival all afternoon, while slogans including “Celebrating Ethnic Cleansing” have been chalked onto the street. At lunchtime, the Network of Oxford Women for Justice and Peace held an hour-long silent vigil dressed in black cloaks. “The weather has been kind, people are having a great time and seem to be interested.” However, OICS committee member Jacob Turner was happy with how the event had gone.  He insisted that Israeli culture and politics could be kept seperate. center_img Police said that the protests had been peaceful and that no arrests had been made.  Protesters today descended on a Broad Street event organised by the Oxford Israeli Cultural Society (OICS). “I don’t think they [the protesters] have managed to politicise the event.  We got across the message that we wanted to.  People respond better to food being handed out than to shouting,” he said. “This is a celebration of a racialised state, the consequence of which is the occupation of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians,” he said. See also:Comment: Celebrating ethnic cleansing? Comment: OICS responselast_img read more