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first_img August 3, 2012 HMAS Darwin Exercises Complex Ship, Air Launched Torpedo Delivery HMAS Darwin has successfully exercised complex ship and air launched torpedo delivery during the multinational maritime exercise RIMPAC 2012.Firing one MK46 torpedo from Darwin and two Mk46 torpedos from embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk “Valkyrie”, Darwin demonstrated a combined ability to detect and counter a simulated submarine contact.The seven-metre, 2700 pound MK-30 Mod 1 target, is a fully programmable underwater vehicle which simulates characteristics of a modern submarine.Two serials also involved a Canadian CH-124 Sea King from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Algonquin, as well as air support from the United States and Japan.Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicholas Miller who launched Darwin’s torpedo, said it was a career highlight.“I was on HMAS Newcastle during RIMPAC 2010 when they successfully launched a torpedo and thought that it would be the only time I would be involved,” LS Miller said.“Returning again and being actually able to fire the torpedo, for me was a privilege. I was both excited and relieved that it was a success – all the training and hard work for the team involved in the process paid off.”Tactical Coordinator for Valkyrie Sub Lieutenant Tim Craig, also conducted a career first when he released the Mk46 torpedo from the helicopter.“Conducting a simulated ASW (anti-submarine warfare) battle was a great experience to practise our core business,” Sub Lieutenant Craig said.“Because we are an ASW squadron, RIMPAC provided us with a chance to practise our proficiencies in weapon delivery, in a layered attack with contribution from multiple partners. It was an awesome experience.”Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin, Commander Brian Schlegel, who also commanded and coordinated the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) serial for two ships and five aircraft, said it highlighted the professionalism and capability of Darwin’s personnel to work effectively with our partners.“This was a significant achievement for the crew of HMAS Darwin, we achieved our objective of three torpedo engagements with successful results,” Commander Schlegel said.“The serials highlighted great teamwork – our people ensured the safe undertaking of weapons delivery, effective communication, coordination of procedures for both the helicopter and the ship launches, all while working with our coalition partners Canada, Japan and the United States.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 3, 2012; Image: Australian Navy Share this article View post tag: HMAS View post tag: air View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercises Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Darwin Exercises Complex Ship, Air Launched Torpedo Delivery View post tag: Complexcenter_img Training & Education View post tag: launched View post tag: DELIVERY View post tag: Navy View post tag: Darwin View post tag: ship View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Torpedolast_img read more


first_img continue reading » Understanding and managing the risks associated with the changing world of data security, and being prepared for breaches and how to respond, have become business necessities. This three-part series, based in part on a presentation given by Michele L. Cohen, a principal with the law firm Miles & Stockbridge P.C. at Trellance’s immersion 2018 conference, outlines the balancing act between convenience and data, and provides a framework for preparing for breaches and what actions to take in response. Part 1 focused on what is at risk; what causes breaches, and the fact that breaches are inevitable. Part 2 focused on planning and preparing documentation for the inevitable. This Part 3, will explore three areas that require special attention: the legal considerations regarding breach notification; the contracts an organization has with vendors who have access to data; and having the right insurance coverage.The popular ride-sharing app Uber disclosed in November 2017 that hackers had stolen 57 million driver and rider accounts. What was more disconcerting was that the company had kept the data breach secret for more than a year after paying a $100,000 ransom. According to Stateline magazine:The state of Pennsylvania sued Uber for waiting more than a year to alert drivers and customers that their personal information had been hacked; the state’s attorney general argued that the ride-hailing company had violated a state law mandating that companies notify people affected by a data breach ‘without unreasonable delay’. Suits were also filed against Uber by Los Angeles and Chicago for violating their laws that defines how quickly consumers must be notified once a data breach is discovered. Pennsylvania’s phrase “without unreasonable delay” is typical of many states, as is “in the most expedient time possible”. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ben Klick, Stark CountyAs long as everything goes as planned, today will be our last day of harvest. I have 55 acres of beans to cut and we are done. We are beyond ready for it to be done. It has been a roller coaster of a year and a downhill roller coaster of a fall. We are not that upset with how the yields turned out after the weather we had but there have been little issues with things going wrong along the way and we are definitely ready to be done.Planting date was very crucial this year. The later crops were not nearly as dry and that was a lot more money in drying costs. There was quite a bit of re-adjusting the machine from the early corn to the late-planted corn and it slowed down the harvest.The double-crop beans needed August and September rains that they didn’t get. The yields were all over the place. They got planted later than they should have been and it got dry for them at the wrong time. This year they weren’t really worth cutting.The corn yields really varied by farm and soil type. We planted some fields that we should have waited a day or two longer last spring but we had to plant when we could. As a young farmer I see things I get stressed about but then my dad tells me that he has been seeing these kinds of things for years.The ground is not as favorable as I thought it would be but we are getting the weather so we can start the fall jobs that we should have been doing a month ago. We have chicken litter to spread, lime to spread and barns to clean out.We usually shoot to be done two weeks before Thanksgiving, and here we are still working at harvest the week after Thanksgiving, but we were still blessed with a pretty good harvest and nothing disastrous went wrong. It is what it is.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more


first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Your dream client knows that they have a problem (go here for a definition of dream client). They know that their problem is serious, that it is hurting their results, and that it is costing them money. But for some reason, they won’t change.Why won’t they change? Because they trust their problem more than they trust you.A Trusted CompanionThey know their problem well. They lived with it for a long time. They may have learned to work around their problem. They’ve learned to talk about the problem in a way that makes it unsolvable, part of their identity. They trust their problem to always be there.Their problem is safe. It’s the devil they know. That devil gives them a sense of security, a sense of certainty.You: Rabble-RouserYour dream client hasn’t spent any real time with you. You talk about their problem in a way that makes them uncomfortable, and they don’t believe you know them well enough to be able to talk so authoritatively. You want to make change.You are the devil they don’t know, and that means they could have even more problems. You give them a sense of uncertainty and insecurity.Unless and until you have done the work to be known—and known as a value creator—you are unknown. Until your dream client trusts you more than they trust their problem, you aren’t going to help them make the changes they need.Trust removes fear, doubt, and friction. It dislodges things that are stuck. If you want to help your dream client make change, work first on winning the battle for trust. And remember, the status quo is the toughest competitor in this fight—and it has many allies.QuestionsDo you have any dream clients who hang on to their problems, even though they know they could do better?Why is it so tough to make change in any organization?What can you do now to generate more trust?What is the problem that you trust? Be honest.last_img read more


first_imgThe Himachal Pradesh Assembly passed a Bill on Friday against conversion by force, inducement or through marriages solemnised for the “sole purpose” of adopting a new religion. The Opposition supported the Himachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2019, which was passed unanimously with a voice vote. Replying to the discussion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said a new stringent legislation was required as “forced conversion”, especially in Rampur and Kinnaur, was “on the rise.”The Bill seeks to repeal the Himachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 2006, which is on similar lines. The new Bill proposes stringent punishments — up to seven years in jail compared to the three years under the existing law.The Bill prohibits conversion by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, inducement, marriage or any fraudulent means. Any marriage for the sole purpose of conversion will also be declared null and void under Section 5 of the Bill. While participating in the discussion on the Bill, Congress legislators Asha Kumari, Sukhvinder Sukhu, Jagat Singh Negi and lone CPI(M) MLA Rakesh Singha sought changes in some clauses. Answering Mr. Sukhu’s suggestion, Mr. Thakur said the 13-year old act was not so effective. The government decided to bring a new legislation instead of amending the already-existing Act as it has only eight sections and it would have not better to add about 10 more sections to it, the chief minister said.As per the Bill, anyone seeking to convert will need to give a month’s notice to the district magistrate, stating that the person is converting on his/her own. The provision figured in the 2006 law as well and was challenged in court. The priest who performs conversion ceremony will also give a month’s notice in advance. Those reconverting to their “parent religion” are exempted from this provision. Replying to Mr. Negi’s suggestion, the chief minister said everyone was worried about untouchability, but provisions in the Constitution against untouchability were already there. According to the new Bill, if Dalits, women or minors were made to convert, the jail term will be between two-seven years. Law Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Rakesh Pathania and Rakesh Jamwal from the treasury bench also participated in the discussion. Section 10 of the Bill states that no person or organisation violating the provisions will be allowed to accept any donation or contribution of any kind from within or outside the country. The Bill will become an Act after its notification following assent by the Governor.last_img read more


first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Jason Perkins. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCignal HD repulsed Centro Escolar University, 79-69, in Game 2 to complete a sweep in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Hawkeyes established control in the second quarter and took the 45-30 halftime lead, extending the advantage to 19, 69-50, after a Jonathan Uyloan trey with 7:20 to play.ADVERTISEMENT Cignal replicated its 78-56 Game 1 win last Tuesday despite missing the services of Conference MVP Raymar Jose, who is with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“Nobody expected us to win a championship. Our lineup has been a consistent revolving door, some guys come in and they have to adjust to our system right away, but again, it’s really the effort of the players who want to win the championship. I will not be able to do this if not for the players so credit to them,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, who established his legend as the winningest mentor in PBA D-League history with eight titles under his belt.The Hawkeyes became only the third franchise to win back-to-back titles in a season, after the NLEX Road Warriors and Phoenix Accelerators.Congolese big man Rod Ebondo reigned for CEU with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Orlan Wamar had 11 markers, four boards, and three assists.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Huelgas willing to represent PH ‘in a heartbeat’ in 2019 SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games CIGNAL HD 79 – Sumalinog 13, Arboleda 13, Uyloan 11, Perkins 8, Apinan 7, Bringas 6, Raymundo 6, Villarias 5, Sara 4, Batino 4, Cahilig 2.CEU 69 – Ebondo 20, Wamar 11, Guinitaran 9, Casiño 8, Aquino 7, Jeruta 7, Manlangit 4, Baconcon 3, Arim 0, Cruz 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Uri 0.Quarters: 21-16, 45-30, 60-48, 79-69. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Aaron Jeruta and Art Aquino tried to keep the Scorpions in the game, cutting the deficit to as low as eight, 75-67, after a JK Casiño layup in the last 29 seconds, but the comeback was just too late. Harold Arboleda iced the game from the charity stripe to secure Cignal’s second straight championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingOping Sumalinog paced the balanced attack for the Hawkeyes with 13 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Arboleda also contributed 13 markers, eight boards, and four dimes.Uyloan also went 3-of-8 from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 points, while Jason Perkins did all the dirty work with eight markers, seven rebounds, and two assists. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasionlast_img read more


first_imgAlaska finally put an end to its longstanding woes with a 90-79 win over San Miguel Beer in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at AUF Gym in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LeBron puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans, vows to come back NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Bridgeman scored only two points on 1-of-4 shooting from the field with six turnovers in 21 minutes.And while Alaska ended its struggles, San Miguel is just dealing with its own after dropping its second straight game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Aces snapped their franchise-worst losing skid at 14 games and chalked up their first victory in the season-ending conference after a 0-7 start.Buck Henton delivered 36 points and 15 rebounds while Calvin Abueva added 13 points and nine rebounds for Alaska, which looked like the formidable team it was once before its downward spiral.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIt was the Aces’ first taste of victory since April.Arwind Santos had 29 points and nine rebounds as he carried much of the load for the Beermen, who drew a disappointing outing from new import Terik Bridgeman. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgAn overhead shot of Tennessee player dunking against Kentucky.KNOXVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 27: J.P. Prince #30 of the Tennessee Volunteers dunks the basketball against Eric Bledsoe #24 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Arena on February 27, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 74-65. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)It is no secret that Memphis (Tenn.) University School offensive tackle and Ole Miss commit Drew Richmond is major target for Tennessee. The Vols are hosting Richmond on his final official visit before signing day on Wednesday, and the student body at today’s Auburn-Tennessee basketball game was well aware of Richmond’s presence. Here’s a Vine of the UT students chanting for the big-time recruit:Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is going all out for Richmond’s visit, personally hosting the prospect himself over the weekend. Jones not-so subtly attempted to get the student section to up its intensity as he and Richmond walked by.Five-star treatment for a five-star prospect. If Richmond doesn’t end up flipping to the Vols this week, it won’t be for lack of trying on Tennessee’s part. [ RockyTopInsider ]last_img read more


first_imgNdamukong Suh visits Jim Harbaugh at Michigan.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has been getting some high-profile special guests on campus in Ann Arbor lately. The latest visitor? Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who checked out Schembechler Hall today. Great having @NdamukongSuh visit Schembechler Hall this morning! pic.twitter.com/999QaMNogR— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 19, 2015Suh played college football at Nebraska, but his presence is another win for Harbaugh. Since taking over the reins of his alma mater, Harbaugh has made good use of his NFL credentials, and having all these household names on campus can only help sell the program in recruiting.last_img


first_imgA closeup of a Nike Vapor Elite football sitting on a football field.(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The 2016 college football season kicks off two weeks from tomorrow (technically it starts earlier than that, but the first Saturday of the season is what really counts).Week 1 should be incredible.The opening weekend of the year includes the following games:Alabama vs. USC (Sept. 3)Florida State vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 5)LSU vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 3)Clemson vs. Auburn (Sept. 3)In anticipation of Week 1, Marvel has created the following comic book covers for those four games. They were tweeted out today by ESPN’s Paul Finebaum.Check them out below.Marvel’s College Football Comic Book Coverslast_img