Canada: Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc Wins Multi-Million Major Defence Contract

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Canada Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada: Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc Wins Multi-Million Major Defence Contract View post tag: technologies View post tag: Navy View post tag: deep Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc., a leading developer of sonar technology for commercial and military applications, announced today that its subsidiary, Marport C-Tech Ltd., has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to manufacture helicopter dipping sonar modules for international defence contractor SELEX Galileo. The work will be carried out at Marport C-Tech facilities in Cornwall, Ontario. SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, is a major defense electronics company that specializes in airborne missions systems for surveillance, tracking, and targeting applications. It’s also the design authority and prime contractor of the OTS-90, the NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) sonic system selected to equip the NFH-90 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopter fleets of the Italian Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy.“We are proud to be a supplier to SELEX Galileo and consider this contract to be an important win for Marport. Airborne ASW systems are likely to be the first line of defense against any major submarine threat over the next decade. This contract builds upon Marport’s many years of experience in supplying modules for helicopter dipping sonars,”said Karl Kenny, President & CEO of Marport.The OTS-90 is an advanced, integrated sonic system designed to maximize the probability for early detection and classification of underwater threats. The system’s dipping sonar is derived from the Helicopter Long Range Active Sonar (HELRAS) developed by L-3 Ocean Systems and some units are manufactured under license for the NFH-90 program. The low frequency system uses proprietary transducer and beam-forming technology to allow multiple boundary interactions and reduced reverberation contamination of the received signals. In addition to long range surveillance and search capability, it is also well suited to redetection, target localization and weapon delivery against deep and shallow water targets.Marport is also a sub-contractor to L-3 Ocean Systems and manufactures a variety of HELRAS system modules for the Canadian Navy’s CH-148 Maritime Helicopter program.According to market analyst Forecast International, the market for airborne ASW sensors is valued at $6.1 billion over the next 10 years. This growth reflects the fact that aviation assets remain the most mobile, flexible and cost-effective ASW systems available to the world’s navies.[mappress]Source: Marport, May 10, 2011; View post tag: Marport View post tag: Inc View post tag: sea View post tag: wins Canada: Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc Wins Multi-Million Major Defence Contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: contract View post tag: major View post tag: Naval May 10, 2011 Share this article View post tag: Multi-Millionlast_img read more

AEG & Superfly Are Working On A New Festival In Colorado

first_imgColorado music fans may have a new exciting festival on the way, according to a report in the Denver Post. Promoters AEG and festival producers Superfly are currently in talks with city and state representatives to make this happen, with scouts eyeing two locations in Denver and a third potential spot in an “undisclosed Colorado city.”Superfly is perhaps best known for their work on Bonnaroo, curating super jams and other unique musical experiences for the fans to enjoy. With someone like AEG supporting the event, this new festival is certainly poised to become one of the biggest in the nation.AEG’s David Erlich cited Outside Lands as an example of their overall goal, something that ornately curates music, food, drink and more for a complete experience. Denver Parks and Recreation staff have already begun meeting with their counterparts in San Francisco to get a better understanding of how Outside Lands work, as well. If all goes to plan, this could be set up by 2018.Let’s hope this new festival happens for all of our Colorado music lovers![Photo from Firefly Music Festival]last_img read more

‘Puzzling out’ Paul

first_imgAt the time when the apostle Paul was writing the letters that would become some of the earliest texts in the Christian scriptures, the world was “full of gods … almost a forest of statues,” according to Laura Nasrallah, professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the Harvard Divinity School.In addition to the Roman pantheon, in a move that elevated the power of the state and encouraged the faith of the masses, political leaders were often deified after their deaths — and all were on show in public statuary.“You really met a god on every street corner,” Nasrallah said.Understanding that Roman world of multiple gods, many cultures, political oppression, slavery, and economic inequality is critical to any in-depth appreciation of these earliest Christian texts, Nasrallah told a crowd of more than 60 members of the greater Allston-Brighton community at the Harvard Allston Education Portal.During her May 14 discussion, she encouraged the audience to consider the historical epistles in their cultural context — an effort she explores in “Letters of Paul,” a Harvard X course with more than 22,000 learners worldwide.“The letters of Paul are still relevant today: liturgically, as Western classics, and as ways of thinking about politics, ethnicity, or equality,” she said. “But it’s important to understand these letters as strangers” before accepting them as friends — to “puzzle out the meaning” of what Paul, and others like him, were trying to say, she said.“If there’s anyone who represents the threading together of important perspectives in new and creative ways to transform our view of the New Testament of early Christianity, it would be Laura,” said Robert A. Lue, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology, faculty director of the Ed Portal, and faculty director of HarvardX. “She investigates how these texts have had an impact not only on religious communities, but also the political landscape.”Nasrallah’s talk was part of HarvardX for Allston, an educational initiative that brings HarvardX content to the community with the added component of face-to-face interactions and discussion. It’s been a hit with the community; one Allston resident at the lecture, Mark Yoder, was a repeat visitor to the faculty series.“She did a very good job of trying to isolate some beginning, key topics,” he said of Nasrallah’s talk. “The questions that she’s raised and what she’s talking about are important issues. It was great.”“It’s a great thing for Harvard to direct its resources to make the richness of our world more accessible to the community, to provide spaces where members of those communities can enter into that scholarly debate quite smoothly,” Nasrallah said.last_img read more

How to Transform Operations with Open Networking – Customer Viewpoints

first_imgFeels like a blink of the eye, but Open Networking is now over 4 years in the making. And by the looks of things the proverbial genie is out of the bottle and there’s no turning back. The proposition back then, remains the same today, disaggregate the traditional networking stack and innovation will follow, for the industry and for the customer.Just like how when the compute industry transitioned from mainframe to client-server technologies we witnessed a massive wave of innovation combined with an inherent democratization of the technologies, a similar effect is now taking hold in the networking industry. This means a whole lot of ‘new’ – new technologies, new architectures, new economics, new ways of operating networks.Organizations deploying and managing real networks are grappling with real and practical issues. Across the board, big and small, network operation teams are faced with a number of critical requirements as demands on the network and overall complexity increases. In spite of differing industries and businesses, the challenges these companies face and the problems they are trying to solve through Open Networking are consistently similar, as evidenced through a recent IDC study.  They include:Increasing network agility to support virtualized applicationsMaking the network more automated and programmableImproving securityProviding greater operational efficienciesFrom the interviews IDC conducted with Dell EMC customers, it is evident that Open Networking is having a dramatic effect, in terms of addressing the requirements outlined above—and ultimately transforming operations. For example, according to Alex Kurgan, a senior network engineer at AFEX, a private company that provides global payment and risk management solutions, they chose to deploy Dell EMC Open Networking with Big Switch Networks:“The resulting operational agility and operational efficiencies have been considerable, abetted further by visibility into the VMware vCenter orchestrator and related infrastructure like vSAN and NSX. The provisioning of the systems is now much easier and a lot faster, and it requires a lot less involvement for me and troubleshooting has become easier.”And Andrew Martin, network engineer at LogicMonitor, who is using Dell EMC Open Networking paired with Cumulus Linux is experiencing significant operational efficiency improvements, through automated and self-service networking.  Andrew states:“In the past the network team was segregated from the rest of the operations team. Not everyone knew the ins and outs of the various vendor-specific interfaces. This made it difficult and a little bit stressful for the networking team. Now our deployment model is to use Ansible. Everyone on our operations team has access to the Ansible playbook, and anyone can do it. They can deploy the full configuration from nothing to everything in just a few clicks, which is awesome.”These customers’ perspectives are a tribute to Dell EMC’s vision of an open, democratized Networking industry. Today, we offer a complete line-up of Open Networking products spanning data center top-of-rack, fabric, and interconnect; campus/branch; and enterprise access/edge environments all with mix-and-match software capabilities from Dell EMC and Open Networking ecosystem partners. And earlier this year at the Open Networking Summit, we advanced the conversation once again moving the focus of Open Networking toward software disaggregation. And at Dell Technologies World we unveiled our new Virtual Edge Platform (VEP4600) bringing Open Networking to universal CPE (uCPE)/virtual branch environments with our partners Silver Peak, VeloCloud (VMware), and Versa Networks.To hear more from customers like Andrew and Alex, I would encourage you to:Download the report, learn more about these customers, their challenges, and the problems they were able to solve.Determine for yourself what would make sense for your network and your organization.Schedule time to meet with us to explore and test-drive options.Let’s transform together. We’re here to help you every step of the way. read more

Good peaches

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia is on track to have one of its best and sweetest peach crops in a decade, experts say.The harvest is well under way. Weather conditions have been good. Peach growers should be happy with what they’re seeing, said Kathy Taylor, a horticulturist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.Dry weather has kept disease problems to a minimum. But it hasn’t caused much stress on the trees, she said. Small afternoon showers and irrigation have given trees enough moisture.The dry, sunny but cool spring helped the peaches become sweeter this year, too, she said. Excessive water generally dilutes peaches.”Georgia peaches have a good, sweet flavor this year,” she said. “I know. I’ve tasted them already.”The harvest starts around the first of May and ends the second week of August.Taylor said trees are strong and healthy right now. There should be many peaches for shoppers to buy well into August, she said.During early harvest, trees generally produce around 75 pounds of peaches per tree. Later-harvested trees could produce as much as 300 pounds per tree, she said.Georgia farmers grow about 15,000 acres of peaches.The cool winter helped trees, too. Peach trees need a certain number of chill hours, or hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit, to perform well in spring and summer.Middle Georgia, where about 95 percent of the peaches are grown, had about 1,160 chill hours. South Georgia orchards got about 770 chill hours. This was enough to help trees remain dormant for their necessary winter naps.A little frost harmed some trees in the south this spring, she said. “But overall,” she said, “everything has gone right this year for Georgia’s peach crop.”last_img read more

New Cuban Law Allows Free Travel Abroad

first_imgBy Dialogo January 16, 2013 On January 14, Cubans got their first taste of a reform letting them travel abroad without a reviled and costly exit visa. As a vestige of the vanished Cold War era, Cubans gained a long-sought right for the first time in 50 years, with some calling it the most far-reaching of the changes President Raul Castro has undertaken since taking over for his ailing brother, Fidel, in July 2006. Still, people there earn an average of $20 a month, while an airline ticket to Florida — a magnet for them — costs $500 or more, and Cubans still need visas to get into other countries, even if they no longer need one to get off their communist-ruled island or an invitation letter from the people they want to see, experts said. In fact, on the first day the law came into effect, there was no stampede at passport offices or embassy consulates. But there was an air of relief. Marta Piloto, a 50-year-old retiree, said she was delighted over the prospect of visiting her mother in North Carolina. “This is the best thing Raul Castro has done. Now you can go wherever you want and come back whenever you want. Before, my relatives had to come here and see me,” Piloto said. Skeptics remained wary of the government, however, and wondered if the new travel freedom is for real or will be enforced selectively. Until now exit visas were granted haphazardly, with no explanation given when an application was turned down. Even under the new reform, the fee for getting a passport was doubled to $100 — a small fortune for most Cubans. Dissident award-winning blogger Yoani Sanchez, who has been repeatedly denied permission to leave Cuba, went to a passport office to apply for one on January 14, and was told it will be ready in two weeks. “I asked them if I will be able to travel, and they said yes. But I will believe it when I get on the plane,” Sanchez told AFP. The U.S. State Department said it welcomed any reform that allows Cubans to depart from and return to their country freely, “which is obviously a right that’s provided to everyone under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” But spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said it was too soon to tell if more people would now get the chance to travel abroad. Many Cubans have long been separated from relatives living in exile. About one in six Cuban nationals lives abroad — around a million Cubans and Cuban-Americans live in Florida alone. The reform eliminates messy red tape for those among the two million or so Cubans living abroad who want to visit the island, including athletes and others who defected while overseas. Rights groups slammed the previous system for impeding Cubans’ basic freedom of movement, although Raul Castro’s government has ended several unpopular restrictions since 2006 as it tinkers with economic reforms. The United States said it planned no change in its policy toward Cuban migrants.last_img read more

Brisbane auctions draw mixed results

first_imgThe renovation at 21 Juster St, Annerley was beautiful.The home sits on a 607 square metre block and it’s leafy surround make it perfect for a family buyer.Marketing agent with Place Coorparoo, Jamal Naouri, said the suburb is drawing plenty of interest.“Annerley is a hub for busy working young families and we’re finding demand is high with many moving to the local area,” he said.“They’re wanting homes that are fully renovated as they don’t have time to do it themselves.”A crowd of 50 onlookers watched three bidders take the price from a $720,000 kick-off to eventually reach $1.05 million where it was declared, “Sold!”The buyer, Logan Drain, said couldn’t have been happier with the result. The Nundah site was bought by developers.IT WAS a cool and overcast Saturday in Brisbane but that didn’t stop auction spotters from rocking up to events.The morning kicked off at 43 Marvin St, Holland Park where a modest but well positioned three-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage on 749 square metres of land was on offer. 39 Sunny Ave, Wavell Heights had the agent and auctioneer running a marathon to secure a sale — but it was worth it in the end.The striking three-level, six-bedroom, four-bathroom home has a cracking southerly aspect taking in the lights of the CBD and views through to the Bunya Mountains.An opening bid of $1.3 million received no counter.This saw a flurry of activity as marketing agent from Southerby’s International Realty Ascot, Joseph Lordi, ran a marathon between the buyers and seller.Most of the 85-strong crowd waited around to see the offer raised to $1.61 million, and the property was declared “on the market.”With no other bids forthcoming, the buyers could celebrate their new digs.Nearby, developers were keen on the prospects for 79 Bage St, Nundah.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe developer buyer of 79 Bage St, Nundah, is taking some time to consider his options.There were 23 registered bidders battling it out for the 1630 square metre site and its two-bedroom colonial home.The holding is a grouping of four separate titles and it’s flexible potential created hot competition according to marketing agent at Ray White Ascot, Damon Warat.“They are not making any more land and if you could find a bigger block of land with city views this close to the CBD then you should buy it,” he said.Come the fall of the hammer the property achieved $2.55 million — selling to a local developer who will land bank the holding while planning a project.A classic circa 1920s character home at 21 Juster St, Annerley that’s undergone an extensive renovation has seen the seller’s hard work pay off with a big auction result. 43 Marvin St, Holland Park West failed to sell but there’s still plenty of post-auction interest according to the agent.Selling agent with Place Bulimba, Shane Hicks, said interest had been good for the home which has a backstory.“The house itself was moved here in 1929,” he said.“It was moved from Kangaroo Point to make way for the story bridge, so it’s got a bit of a history to it.”Holland Park West is one of those go ahead suburbs — well established, wide leafy streets and plenty of character to appeal to a broad buyer demographic, said Mr Hicks.“We’ve had first homebuyers … we’ve had investor looking at it for the long-term growth of the land and we’ve has some developers who’d like to knock the house down — the house hasn’t always lived here … so you can actually take it down and end up with a magnificent block of land.”Unfortunately among the solid turnout of around 40 onlookers, there were no registered bidders and the event was over soon after it began.Mr Hicks said despite the outcome, there were buyers keen to put the property under conditional contract and he expects a sale will soon be finalised.One of the day’s property jewels was the event held at 39 Sunny Ave, Wavell Heights. Logan Drain and his family are “stoked” to be the new owners of 21 Juster St, Annerley. Photo supplied.“It’s the right size for us and we’re stoked,” Mr Drain said.“They’ve done a great job on the renovation.” 64 Robe St, Grange made its mark today too with auctioneer Haesley Cush very pleased to achieve a $935,000 result for the two-bedroom renovator on 617 square metres.“It was a cracking auction with agent Kim Ridings at Ray White Alderley registering four registered bidders in front of a big crowd,” Mr Cush said.“The opening bid came in light and low at $600,000 but the property was called on the market at $901,000 and sold for $935,000.”Mr Cush wasn’t resting on his laurels though. Two hours later he fronted up at 120 Harcourt St, New Farm where he secured $1.175 million for the modest but superbly located five-bedroom home on 498 square metres.last_img read more

A pair of prime Tugun infill sites are up for grabs

first_img5 Boyd St, Tugun.A CALL to developers has been made after two infill sites in Tugun hit the market. Global property developer Pacific International has changed its plans to build 38 luxury beach houses in Tugun, giving other developers the chance to develop the land. One of the sites, located at Admiral Cres, includes a 14,840sq m parcel surrounded by established homes and townhouses.According to Pacific International, the site has an approved development application for 38 beach houses. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe second site at 5 Boyd St is a 2.616ha parcel with planning approval for a 560sq m home. Pacific International has engaged Ray White Commercial Gold Coast South’s Brad Duncalfe and commercial divestment specialist Corpacquire to market the two properties. “Lot 906 at Admiral Cres is an excellent site for a busy townhouse development or aged care facility, given its proximity to John Flynn hospital,” Mr Duncalfe said. “It’s the last large site available in the immediate area and is enhanced by incredible ocean views, easy access to the M1 and proximity to the beach and local amenities.” He said Lot 5 at Boyd St offered a private residence.“As one of only two properties on that side of the highway, it presents the ultimate exclusive home site with some of the Gold Coast’s best views and a private driveway.”last_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse transformed by The Block twins Alisa and Lysandra hits the market

first_img MORE NEWS: Suburb’s first residents sell up The Block winners Alisa and Lysandra Fraser have injected their style into this Hollywell penthouse.A LUXURY Gold Coast penthouse which has had a Block-esque makeover has hit the market. The three-bedroom Hollywell apartment was recently updated by The Block Sky High winners Alisa and Lysandra Fraser. The owners enlisted the cops turned reality stars who now have forged their way in the interior design business to do the contemporary makeover, alongside a renovation completed by a local builder. The three-bedroom apartment at 2601/323 Bayview St has had a contemporary makeover. Former cops Alisa and Lysandra were enlisted to help with the transformation. MORE NEWS: Castle’s fourth price slash The twin’s website lists the project as “a coastal luxury penthouse apartment.”“This prestigious penthouse apartment is undoubtedly one of the northern Gold Coast’s most desirable residences,” it reads. “With a functional and spacious floorplan that is framed by breathtaking Broadwater views, this luxury apartment exudes elegance and understated class.“Our brief was to create an interior that played on the beautiful natural surroundings, whilst showcasing a refined and relaxed lifestyle. “This beautiful space has been designed to incorporate blissful resort-style living, as well as being an entertainer’s paradise.” If open ensuites are your thing, this main bedroom will be a treat! The twins have a simple yet luxurious style.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Leo Ryan, who is marketing the property at 2601/323 Bayview St, said a love for the reno show was why the owners got the twins involved. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The wife is a big fan of The Block TV show and in particular Alisa and Lysandra,” he said.“Alisa and Lysandra were used as consultants for the interior design and styling. “The husband was born and bred on the Gold Coast but they have now been in Sydney for quite a few years and this was their holiday home when on the Gold Coast. “It’s a stunning 345sq m north-facing penthouse apartment with views over the Broadwater and the Surfer Paradise skyline.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy The Block has been such a success00:35center_img The penthouse will head under the hammer next month.Wine fridges, electric blinds controlled from a mobile device, a multi-room audio system, private lift, large balcony, 3D textile wall coverings and a chandelier are highlights of the apartment which is in the Allisee complex. The penthouse is set to head under the hammer on October 20.last_img read more

Waves Group joins Vietnam’s nearshore wind farm

first_imgLocated off the coast of Vietnam, the Tra Vinh wind farm will comprise 12 Vestas V150-4.2 MW turbines. The construction of the 48 MW project officially commenced at the beginning of the year. The contract commenced in June and will continue until May 2021. The project will run from the company’s Singapore office with support from its offices in the UK. Waves Group has begun providing marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services for the Tra Vinh nearshore wind farm in Vietnam. Waves Group is providing the services for the installation of foundations, infield cables and turbines. The project company is Tra Vinh Wind Power Company Ltd, jointly owned by Climate Investor One’s (CIO) Construction Equity Fund, a finance facility managed by Climate Fund Managers (CFM), and Korea’s Samtan.last_img read more