USA: Raytheon Receives JTT-Sr Contract

first_img View post tag: receives USA: Raytheon Receives JTT-Sr Contract Equipment & technology View post tag: Navy View post tag: contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: JTT-Sr View post tag: Naval September 20, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Receives JTT-Sr Contract Share this article View post tag: Raytheon Raytheon Company has received an $8.7 million modification to a previously awarded production contract to provide the U.S. Navy with Joint Tactical Terminal Senior (JTT-Sr) radios that are compatible with the new Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB) waveform and contain the latest security, hardware and software enhancements.The radios receive and broadcast near real-time threat data from a variety of national and tactical sensors to joint service host platforms. The information, disseminated over Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) networks, provides surveillance reports and tracking in support of theater-based tactical situational awareness needs. The radios also provide critical ballistic missile defense support for cuing target acquisition systems and broadcasting missile detection warnings.“The Raytheon JTT-Sr provides full compatibility with all legacy IBS tactical networks as well as the new CIB waveform,” said Tom Shepherd, senior program manager for Tactical Communication Systems at Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems business. “The recent full certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command and security endorsement by the National Security Agency (NSA) make it the first terminal certified in support of the planned upgrades to IBS.” The JTT-Sr is the flagship of a long legacy of intelligence dissemination terminals that Raytheon has provided to the military for more than 25 years. Raytheon began intelligence dissemination terminal development in 1985 with the Commander’s Tactical Terminal. And now, JTT-Sr, one of the first fielded multi-channel, multi-waveform software-defined radios, provides this critical communication link.Raytheon recently completed upgrades to the JTT-Sr required to meet new security requirements and incorporate the next generation communication waveform at its Largo, Fla., facility.About RaytheonRaytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 20, 2012; Image: Raytheonlast_img read more

Abdominal Imaging/ Cardiothoracic Faculty Position

first_imgThe University of Maryland seeks a radiologist for a new facultyposition in the Section of Abdominal Imaging at the University ofMaryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The section covers allaspects of Abdominal imaging, including CT, PET/CT, MR,Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, and image guided procedures, with facultysub-specialization where appropriate. The department has 3T and1.5T clinical and research MR scanners, newest generation dualsource/dual energy CT scanners, CT fluoroscopy interventionalsystems and Ultrasound equipment with 3D, fusion, elastography, andcontrast-enhanced sonography. A new clinical and research PET/MRprogram will commence operations in Fall 2018. The Abdominalsection participates in multiple multidisciplinaryconferences.The University Medical Center campus has 1000 beds and radiologyservices are also provided for the adjacent Baltimore VA MedicalCenter and remotely for several off-campus imaging facilities. TheUniversity offers very competitive salary and benefits, time foracademic pursuits, and funding for continuing medical education.Appointments to the School of Medicine will be made at an academiclevel appropriate for the candidate’s experience. Applicants mustbe ABR certified, meet the requirements for Maryland licensure andshould have both fellowship training and research experience inAbdominal imaging. The successful candidate will be expected tocontribute to the department’s clinical, education and researchmissions. The proposed hire date is July 2019.Qualifications :For further information, contact Dr Elias Melhem, Chair, Departmentof Radiology ( [email protected] ) 410-328-3477 orDr. Barry Daly, Abdominal section chief ( [email protected] ) phone 410-328-1285 orsend resume to Department of Radiology, University of MarylandMedical Center, 22 S. Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. FAX410-328-0641.Application through Taleo:https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetails.ftl?job=190000BZ&lang=en 0BZ&lang=elast_img read more

Fire Damages Ocean City Duplex

first_imgFirefighters extinguish a blaze at a duplex on Central Avenue. An early morning fire Saturday left two duplex units on Central Avenue uninhabitable, authorities said.The Ocean City Fire Department responded to a call reporting a structure fire on the 4000 block of Central Avenue at 5:20 a.m. There were no injuries reported to any occupants or firefighters, according to a press release.Firefighters arrived within about two minutes to find smoke emanating from the crawl space of a side-by-side, wood-framed dwelling.Fire crews made sure that both units were vacated. One at 4041 Central Ave. was unoccupied, while all occupants of 4043 Central Ave. had evacuated safely on their own.Firefighters located, confined and extinguished a fire in the crawl space and a first-floor bathroom of the 4041 unit.Smoke damage to both units was significant enough that they are uninhabitable. The fire is under investigation.Fire companies from Marmora and Margate provided mutual assistance.last_img read more

Economic effects of COVID-19 affecting more hotel business in Michiana

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Economic effects of COVID-19 affecting more hotel business in Michiana WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By Jon Zimney – March 30, 2020 0 219 “3D Employment Graph” by Chris Potter, CC BY-SA 2.0 The Hilton Garden Inn has temporarily laid off nearly 90 workers due to the sudden halt in travel.The South Bend Tribune reports many hotels in the area are doing the same until travel is back to normal.The DoubleTree in downtown South Bend is closed, temporarily, until June.The executive director of Visit South Bend tells the South Bend Tribune more hotels could follow suit.Read more in the original story published in The South Bend Tribune. Google+ Facebook Previous articleNISCO in Bremen joins the fight against COVID-19Next articleSome non-violent offenders being released from the St. Joseph County Jail Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Coordinating against malaria

first_imgIn December 1974, the last cases of smallpox in its deadliest form were confined to a Bangladesh slum. Public health workers were preparing the scourge’s coup de grâce, but were horrified when government bulldozers arrived, scattering 50,000 people across the countryside.The ill-timed demolition of the slum spread the disease throughout the country, sparking outbreaks in several locations and extending the suffering and death from smallpox for another 10 months. The chapter illustrates the difficulty of ridding the world of a human disease, even one down to its last few cases, and how important it is that eradication efforts include whole societies.A group of scientists, government officials, nonprofit leaders, malaria-control program directors, and others gathered at Harvard Business School last week sought to draw lessons from past eradication efforts as they embarked on a weeklong leadership program focused on eradicating another age-old scourge: malaria.Though the program’s 56 participants have been involved in different aspects of the fight against malaria for years, Dyann Wirth, the Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Disease, chair of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and director of the Harvard Malaria Initiative, said that shifting officials’ focus from control and treatment of the disease to eradication requires shifting strategies as well.“We want to give them the overview of the problem of malaria, all the way from the genes to the globe,” Wirth said. “Many of them work [on malaria]… and although most in the room probably have had this material at one point, they haven’t thought about it in this lens of elimination/eradication, which is quite different from treating symptomatic cases or preventing symptomatic cases.”Smallpox stands as the only human disease successfully stamped out, so the intensive leadership program kicked off with a talk by Myron Levine, a University of Maryland professor who was a World Health Organization (WHO) consultant in Bangladesh during the final days battling smallpox’s most virulent strain, variola major. It would take another two years to eradicate a less deadly strain, variola minor, though there were laboratory-related cases in 1978.Global anti-malaria efforts have made significant progress, Wirth said, with cases down 30 percent and deaths down 50 percent over the last 15 years. Even with that decline, however, malaria is far from on the ropes. In 2013 alone, there were an estimated 198,000,000 cases and 584,000 deaths, according to the WHO.The leadership development program, called “Science of Eradication: Malaria 2015,” provided a broad overview, including the disease’s basic biology, challenges facing vaccine development, social determinants of transmission, economic advantages to eradication, the importance of communication, and ways to integrate eradication into existing control efforts.,The program is a partnership of organizations including Harvard, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, with funding from several other organizations.Malaria may not become the second human disease to be wiped out. That’s because efforts targeting two other ailments, polio and guinea worm disease (which is caused by a tropical parasite), are on the verge of success, with the number of cases reduced to just a handful.Elizabeth Juma, a research scientist with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, said malaria remains a major health problem there and is the biggest cause of death for children under 5. It’s widespread in the nation’s agricultural areas, making it an issue in agricultural production. Juma said she decided to attend the session to understand how the goal of elimination in Kenya would affect ongoing control efforts.“The global goals have changed,” Juma said. “We now have to think of malaria elimination. [I decided to attend] to just find out … what should we do about a country such as ours, where this has been attempted in the past, and how best can we think about the endgame, which is elimination.”Ndukwe Ukoha, a malaria specialist for the Health and Strategy Delivery Foundation, a Nigerian nonprofit that provides technical assistance to the government on health issues, said malaria is also a major public health concern in Nigeria. As Africa’s most populous country, with 184 million people, efforts to reduce malaria there will have an impact on the global disease burden, Ukoha said.“We are presently controlling malaria in Nigeria, [but] we also need to look at new ways of doing things, new ways of developing more effective tools, because … presently there are issues around resistance and also health system issues,” Ukoha said. “So this kind of forum provides an avenue to talk about these, and even learn from countries where they have successfully achieved high success.”last_img read more

Tasting Tomatoes.

first_imgWalter Reeves Can a green or purple tomato taste as good as a red one? On the next “Gardening inGeorgia” Aug. 3, host Walter Reeves and Wayne McLaurin, plus a panel of food experts,gather to compare the taste of heirloom tomatoes.Reeves will also look at planting in wet areas. Hank Bruno, trails manager at CallawayGardens, shows some of his favorite ornamental plants that grow in wet places.Thursday on GPTVDon’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. on GeorgiaPublic Television. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. “Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.last_img

Vermont Chamber Hires Recent Champlain College Graduate as Grassroots Advocate

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce welcomes Michael Belyea as its Grassroots Advocate and Communications Specialist. The purpose of this newly created position is to enhance the Vermont Chambers member and legislative outreach efforts.Michael graduated from Champlain College in December of 2005. Ranked at the very top of his class with a double major in business, international business, and leadership, Michael brings experience and coursework in business, leadership, entrepreneurship, economics, and the global economy.Vermont Chamber President Duane Marsh stated, We are delighted to bring Michael on board. His efforts to build bridges between Vermont Chamber member businesses and legislators will reinforce the notion that Vermont employers with pressing issues and priorities stand behind our professional business advocacy team. This, in turn, strengthens our ability to work on behalf of Vermont businesses to create and retain jobs in Vermont by making our state a great place to live, work, and own a business.While in college Mike volunteered for political campaigns, started his own student blog, and began an online business. He completed a number of international business and market research projects and internships.Originally from Rockland, Maine, Michael is a resident of Burlington.A high-resolution photo is available upon request.last_img read more

Arch for new Champlain Bridge lifted into place

first_img‘The arch lift will provide clear and tangible evidence that we’re moving very close to reopening the Lake Champlain Bridge to the public,’ said NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald. ‘This is an exciting and historic moment for the people in the region who heavily depend on the bridge for their livelihoods. I would like to extend my appreciation to them for their patience as we move forward toward the final phase of the project.’  NYSDOT began the transport process at sunrise on Friday with lift work extending into the late afternoon or early evening. The arch was floated from its construction site at Velez Marine in Port Henry to the bridge site over a two- to four-hour period.  The lift is expected to last between four and eight hours. The main navigational channel through the center span will be closed as the arch is floated into position, lifted into place and secured.  Marine traffic will be directed through an alternative navigational channel during this time period.   VTrans reminds the public that opportunities to view the arch lift from the Vermont side of the lake are limited. Due to safety concerns, viewers will not be allowed close to the construction site, by land or water. Viewers are welcome to watch the lift at locations along Route 125 on the Vermont side or from the New York side at The Crown Point State Historic Site or DEC campground. Viewers are also reminded that The Chimney Point State Historic Site is currently closed and is not available as a viewing site.  High traffic volumes are anticipated for the ferry and viewers will not be allowed to access the ferry landing area unless traveling on the ferry.The ferry connecting New York State to Vermont will remain open and operational at all times during the work.  However, higher than normal traffic levels near the bridge site may cause some highway traffic congestion. For those interested in viewing the process, on the New York side, the Department of Environmental Conservation campground, Crown Point State Historic Site and Essex County Visitors Center will be open to the public. Free parking is available at the historic site. The DEC campground will charge an entrance fee. However, parking is limited in these areas and no additional parking accommodations are available due to the need to keep New York Route 185, Vermont routes 17 and 125, and the ferry access roads passable at all times. The lift can also be viewed by visiting NYSDOT’s Lake Champlain Bridge webcam page at:https://www.nysdot.gov/lakechamplainbridge/bridgecam(link is external). The webcam takes periodic still shots of the construction site. Workers today began the process of transport and lifting into place the center arch span of the new Lake Champlain Bridge. A webcam showing the event (click HERE or see link below) offers still photos of the event. As of 2 pm Friday, August 26, the center arch was being positioned between the existing spans for installation. The first photo is of the final placement. The other photos show the progress of lifting the span into placeAugust 29 10 am 5 pm3:45 pm 2:45 pm Picture taken at 2:15 pm Friday August 26, 2011.last_img read more

It was only a matter of time: Airbnb became the official sponsor of the Olympic Games

first_imgSo this is where Airbnb plays a key role, which will help host cities because cities no longer have to promise to build new hotels or accommodation, but can (instead) refer to the number of hosts Airbnb offers. Smart, isn’t it? In addition, the local economy and the host effect will certainly be triggered. The agreement includes cooperation in offering accommodation through the Airbnb platform, which will reduce costs for organizers and stakeholders of the Olympic Games, minimize the need to build new accommodation infrastructure for the Olympic Games and generate direct revenue for local hosts and communities. Also, Airbnb will promote accommodations that support access for people with disabilities. Zanimljivo, Katar koji će biti domaćin svjetskog nogometnog prvenstva 2022. razmišljao je o tom problemu, te planski gradi stadione, a čak jedan dio stadiona će se cijeli razmontirati i iskoristiti za neku drugu primjernu. Također, u Katru su se sjetili i zanimljivog rješenja kako smjestiti milijune navijača koji će doći na EURO 2022. Neće graditi hotele koji će kasnije biti prazni, nego su se sjetili genijalnog rješenja – izgraditi će kruzer s 20 tisuća mjesta ili 40 tisuća navijača. Tako se Airbnb pridružio “visokom društvu” i našao se među glavnim sponzorima, uključujući Coca-Colu, Panasonic, Samsung, Alibabu, Visa, Toyota… a samim time naglašava imperativ pozicioniranja kompanije kako bi postao jedan od glavnih igrača u iznajmljivanju soba. The partnership will generate hundreds of thousands of new hosts over nine years, giving community residents the opportunity to earn extra income by providing accommodation and local experiences to visiting fans, athletes and other members of the Olympic movement. For visitors, the Airbnb community will offer a more local and authentic way to immerse themselves in the host cities and socialize with local communities. For the cities themselves, the Airbnb community is a more environmentally sustainable way to accept the increase in visitor numbers. The nine-year partnership in five games is designed to create a new standard for the household that will be a win for the host cities, and a win for spectators and fans and a win for the athletes. The aforementioned collaboration covers the next five Olympics starting with Tokyo next year, including the next Winter and Summer Games in Beijing, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles. By the way, five cities are among the largest markets of Airbnb for renting private accommodation in the world. But let’s get back to the topic. Namely, there is one catch in the whole story. The IOC requires that candidate cities, ie hosts, guarantee a minimum of 40.000 rooms, in order to accommodate all athletes and support staff, and with additional investment in the entire infrastructure, from the construction of new stadiums and new transport infrastructure, household profitability has been called into question in recent years. Especially if the new infrastructure after the Olympics becomes a dead city and is left to decay. As was the last case in Brazil, which in the end when the line was drawn ended in the red, and the vast infrastructure stands and collapses. Kvaka 40.000center_img EURO 2020: MORE THAN HALF OF FANS PLAN TO TRAVEL TO WATCH THE TEAMS OF THEIR TEAM Creating new Airbnb hosts Interestingly, on the other hand, Booking com has become an official partner of the European Football Championship UEFA EURO 2020 ™ in the segment of accommodation and attractions. In any case, a smart move by Airbnb as well as a great collaboration that solves more problems or a win-win for everyone. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb have signed a $ 500 million deal to make Airbnb the official sponsor of the 2028 Olympics. RELATED NEWS: Let the games for each guest and global dominance begin. last_img read more

Housing group finds home in private sector

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