first_img September 14, 2015 PIRIOU, DCNS Awarded BSAH Contract Authorities The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has selected the joint PIRIOU, DCNS and KERSHIP tender for the supply of four Offshore Support and Assistance Vessels (BSAH*) to the French Navy and for the associated maintenance. KERSHIP, a joint company created by the two naval partners, will ensure the management of this programme, which includes a firm order for two vessels and an option for two further vessels.PIRIOU will ensure the design and construction of these vessels, characterized by a high degree of versatility and autonomy of 30 days. DCNS, in its capacity as a co-contractor for military design studies, will supply the on-board communications systems and will be responsible for the Through-Life Support (TLS) over a period of up to 5 years.This contract covers the design and construction of 70-metre vessels with a fully-laden displacement of about 2,600 tons, for a planned delivery in 2018 for the two units of the firm tranche and in 2019 for the following two units. The French Navy intends to use the BSAHs for the deployment of forces for State action at sea.The diversity of missions led to the proposal of a Supply Vessel-type ship with a towing capacity of 80 tons, a speed of 14 knots and significant autonomy of about 30 days of operation without refuelling. The vessels will be equipped with an 8-metre working boat and semi-rigid boats as well as a crane allowing the embarkation and disembarkation of containers, and can also accommodate divers, transport weapons and ammunition, provide support to a submarine during stopover, and deploy an anti-pollution barrier.*BSAH = Bâtiments de Soutien et d’Assistance Hauturiers(Offshore support and assistance vessels) Image: DCNS View post tag: DCNS Back to overview,Home naval-today PIRIOU, DCNS Awarded BSAH Contract View post tag: PIRIOUcenter_img View post tag: BSAH View post tag: europe View post tag: contract View post tag: French Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

first_img 10Old room keys form a collage, which was inspired by Quincy House Master Deb Gehrke. The collage is on display in the House. After 15 months of construction and renovation, Old Quincy House is ready to welcome back students for the 2013-14 academic year.A first look at the recently completed “test project” in the House renewal initiative revealed a restored exterior, and an interior that has been fundamentally reconfigured to meet the changing needs of students and the rapidly shifting world in which they are learning.Beyond the physical improvements, the renewal of Old Quincy will enhance the interactions of the students, faculty, and tutors living there while reinvigorating House life, which is one of the most important aspects of learning at Harvard.“This is absolutely fantastic,” said Dean Michael D. Smith of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, who led a sneak peek tour of Old Quincy today. “This space is incredibly comfortable, and it really draws you in. But if you look at the hallways, the rooms, it still has the feel of a typical Harvard House.”The highlight of the tour was the new, state-of-the-art “smart classroom.”  Situated in what was formerly basement storage space, the classroom is complete with video screens, tablets, mondo pads, cameras, and additional cutting-edge technology, as well as movable desks to encourage collaboration. Six Harvard faculty members will teach courses in the classroom this year.“The smart classroom is one of the best examples of how we deliberately reconfigured previously unused space to bolster the learning that happens in the House,” Smith said.New room configurations led to the creation of new study nooks and common spaces. The traditional vertical entries have been preserved, but new horizontal corridors allow tutors to have a closer connection to the students in their charge.All the wiring and plumbing infrastructure has been updated, and new spaces for meeting, studying, and musical performances have been created in the lower level. A new, fully furnished terrace lounge will provide a comfortable place to watch the big game, and opens to an outdoor patio.In keeping with Harvard’s commitment to sustainability, the renewal of Old Quincy was completed with a focus on preservation and energy efficiency. Better-insulated walls and windows will significantly cut the energy used to heat the building, and a water-retention tank will help to reduce waste by recycling rainwater for use in irrigation systems and toilets.“I am very excited to see how the students take over this space, use it, and make it their own,” Smith said.— Colin Manning, FAS Communications 8Interim Dean of Harvard College Donald Pfister (left), KieranTimberlake architect Stephen Kieran, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith inspect a student room. 2Deb Gehrke, Quincy House Master, shows House memorabilia outside a “smart classroom” as Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith and architect Stephen Kieran (far left) look on during a tour of the newly renovated Old Quincy House. 5Robert Doyle, associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, demonstrates the features of a smart classroom as FAS Dean Michael D. Smith looks on. 3Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith (center, seated) and interim Dean of Harvard College Donald Pfister (right, standing) are pictured in the new lower-level multipurpose room. 7A view of the terrace that connects to the new multipurpose room at the renovated Old Quincy House. center_img 11Interim Dean of Harvard College Donald Pfister and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith in the newly created terrace at Old Quincy House. 4Architect Stephen Kieran from the firm KieranTimberlake, Quincy House Master Lee Gehrke, and Harvard College interim Dean Donald Pfister are seen in the new outdoor terrace. 9Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith and Harvard College interim Dean Donald Pfister in newly created study alcove. 6Quincy House Master Deb Gehrke shows off a study alcove outside a smart classroom to Donald Pfister, interim dean of Harvard College, and Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 1The exterior of the newly renovated Old Quincy House. The two large trees in the foreground were preserved throughout 15 months of construction.last_img read more

first_img Asked how tough the challenge ahead of him is likely to be, he said: “Well, I don’t really know that until I’ve actually got amongst all the players and find out their various strengths and weaknesses as individuals and as a team. “There’s obviously one thing that I need to put right as quickly as possible, and that’s not concede 18 goals in the next eight games. “It’s obviously something that we have to address immediately and make sure that as a team we become more resilient.” The Black Cats’ last game was a case in point as they allowed a 2-0 lead over West Ham at the Stadium of Light to slip and drew 2-2. That at least showed Allardyce that the squad he inherited from Dick Advocaat – who later voiced the opinion that it simply was not good enough – has goals in it. Asked what scope he might have to add to his resources – Sunderland have been linked with out-of-contract trio Kevin Nolan, Carlton Cole and Ron Vlaar in recent days – Allardyce admitted the process of identifying what is required and what might be available will start almost immediately. He said: “We seem to have some goals in the camp. Steven Fletcher seems to be scoring quite regularly, we all know Jermain Defoe can score and we have got Fabio Borini, so we can score hopefully a few goals from set plays, so if we can keep that going, then sort the defensive side out, then we should be okay. “Then January brings another challenge. What player can we get, were can we get him from and more importantly, is he good enough? That’s going to be a task that we need to start planning for now, we need to start finding out about now. “But in the meantime, that wouldn’t be my first priority, my first priority is to try to get this time winning.” The 60-year-old will get to work with his players in earnest later this week when the club’s remaining internationals return from duty with their respective countries ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom. Eight league games to date have brought just three points, but more worryingly for Allardyce, 18 goals against, and that is a failing he will seek to address immediately. Press Associationcenter_img Sam Allardyce will found his Sunderland rescue mission on trying to repair the holes in a porous defence. last_img read more

first_imgThis year’s US Open will see men’s and women’s singles champions earn a record $3.7m each, making the tournament the first tennis competition to top $50m in prize money.The record breaking purse for the 2017 US Open will be $50.4m, an increase of about 9% from the previous year, the U.S. Tennis Association announced.USTA President, Katrina Adams said: “Five years ago, we committed to the players that total player compensation for players would reach $50 million at the US Open, and we are honoring that commitment.” Runners-up will also receive $1.825m each, while men’s and women’s doubles champions will earn $675,000, with players who crash out in the singles 1st round pocketing $50,000.“Our goal is to make every experience at the US Open, whether for the players, our fans, or our partners, the best, world-class experience possible.” she concluded.The US Open starts on August 28 to September 10, 2017, at Flushing Meadows in New York.At A Glance – 2017 US Open Prize Money                         Singles:                               Winner: $3,700,000Runner-Up: $1,825,000Semifinalist: $920,000Quarterfinalist: $470,000Round of 16: $253,625Round of 32: $144,000Round of 64: $86,000Round of 128:    $50,000Doubles:Winner: $675,000Runner-Up: $340,000Semifinalist: $160,000Quarterfinalist: $82,000Round of 16: $44,000Round of 32: $26,500Round of 64: $16,500Related2019 Lagos Open: Nigeria Not Hosting To Win – Tournament Director (AUDIO)October 6, 2019In “Tennis”NTTF National Women Singles Open Championship Debuts in Lagos.June 24, 2019In “Table Tennis”2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open: Tikon Promises Fireworks As Competition Serves Off Today (AUDIO)August 7, 2019In “Table Tennis”last_img read more