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_imgMadison, IN—Five people at Madison High School were taken to a hospital yesterday after suddenly falling ill according to a letter from the High School Principal Michael Gasaway.According to the letter, two adults and three students who had all been in the same area started experiencing some type of symptoms on Tuesday. All five people were in an area where, earlier that day, a vaping device was discovered on a student.  The school officials did not elaborate on what those symptoms were, but said they were minor. All were taken to a hospital as a precaution.School officials also stated they had an air quality test conducted by homeland security that came up negative. It’s unclear at this time if these incidents are related to incidents last week in which several students were taken to a hospital for possible vaping-related illnesses.However, the school did note that due to those incidents, monitoring has increased in the hallways and restrooms.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Domestic ethanol expansion has slowed,  but the U.S. exported $2.1 billion in ethanol in 2014, replacing Brazil as the world’s largest ethanol exporter. The 2015 data is expected to show 850 million gallons of exported ethanol, second only to a record year in 2011 and up from the 835 million gallons exported the previous year.In addition, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) made a very public statement in support of ethanol and maintaining the Renewable Fuels Standard during an Ag Executive Outlook Panel during the opening day of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. AEM named the RFS one of their top issues for 2016.In addition, this month there were two recent research reports supported by USDA focused on ethanol and other renewable fuels — one published by USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist and another published by the University of Missouri.“U.S. farmers continue to improve their efficiency in the production of corn for ethanol while the impact of ethanol production on corn production has become marginal. Between 1991 and 2010, direct energy use in corn production has dropped by 46% per bushel of corn produced and total energy use per bushel of corn by 35%,” said Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary. “Moreover, between 2005 and 2010, direct energy use fell by 25% and the total energy use by 8.2% per bushel — meaning that between 2005 and 2010, the energy required per bushel of corn produced dropped by about 5%. The bottom line is, today, more energy is being produced from ethanol than is used to produce it, by factors of 2 to 1 nationally and by factors of 4 to 1 in the Midwest. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of the bio-economy and the role biofuels and advanced biofuels will play in that future, and I am confident this administration has acted aggressively to expand the groundwork to support that brighter future.”To learn more about the reports referenced by Secretary Vilsack, please visit:http://www.usda.gov/oce/reports/energy/2015EnergyBalanceCornEthanol.pdfwww.fapri.missouri.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/FAPRI-Report-01-16.pdf.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Ajax players celebrate after the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Ajax won 4-1. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Yet again, Ajax has assembled a young, entertaining team — one that fans want to watch but rivals want to avoid.Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs de Ligt have a chance to continue a not-so-proud Dutch tradition of playing beautiful soccer before being sold to wealthier clubs.That’s what happened back when Ajax won three straight European Cup titles from 1971-73 with players like Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskens, and again in 1995 with Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids and Patrick Kluivert.Ajax, which beat defending champion Real Madrid 4-1 in Spain to advance, is the only quarterfinalist that started in the qualifying rounds, way back in July.BARCELONAADVERTISEMENT View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Phisgoc reopens talks with MOA for SEA Games basketball venue Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)Surprisingly, Barcelona has reached only one Champions League final in the last seven years — even with Lionel Messi on the field.Messi was certainly a key component in the last 16 against Lyon on Wednesday, scoring two goals in the 5-1 rout and keeping Barcelona on track for another treble of titles.Barcelona also leads the Spanish league and recently beat Real Madrid to reach the final of the Copa del Rey.JUVENTUSJuventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, centre left and Cristiano Ronaldo hug at the end of the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)Juventus’ offseason move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo was intended to end a 23-year wait for a third European title.It’s working so far.Ronaldo delivered another career-defining performance, scoring a hat trick against Atletico Madrid to overturn a 2-0 first-leg loss. His legal issues in the United States, where he has been accused of rape, seemed a world away.Ronaldo is looking to join Seedorf as the only players to win the European Cup or Champions League with three different clubs. Veteran Juventus defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, along with coach Massimiliano Allegri, just want a first title after losing in the final in 2015 and ’17.LIVERPOOLA finalist last season and now in the quarterfinals again, Liverpool is back at Europe’s top table. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The plan for the Super League was traced back to Real Madrid, while Bayern Munich has previously been revealed as another team seeking a breakaway.Both of those teams were eliminated in the last 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHere’s a look at the teams that did make it through to the quarterfinals:AJAX Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy GENEVA— Three of the eight teams in Friday’s draw for the Champions League quarterfinals are three of the hundreds of teams that would have been excluded from a proposed Super League.Ajax, Porto and Tottenham were all left off the list of 16 teams included in the breakaway proposal — a proposal exposed last year and widely denounced.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TOTTENHAMTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino smiles prior the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)Tottenham is in the quarterfinals for only the second time, despite not buying any players in the past year.That highlights the extraordinary job coach Mauricio Pochettino is doing with a tight-knit squad — headlined by England striker Harry Kane and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen — and an ever tighter budget.Tottenham’s new stadium, built on the site of its former White Hart Lane ground in north London, should finally get to host a Champions League game after season-long construction delays and safety concerns.If Tottenham is drawn at home for the first leg on April 9-10, it could even officially open the new arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manchester United caretaker head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, March. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)Twenty years after scoring the winning goal for United in a Champions League final, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to lead the team to the title as manager.After his understrength team’s amazing comeback at Paris Saint-Germain from a 2-0 first-leg loss, who would bet against them?There’s a “nothing to lose” feel about United, which was a huge outsider when qualifying for the knockout stage under Jose Mourinho.Solskjaer has restored some of the team’s belief and attacking swagger in three months in charge. See especially Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.It might not be enough for a fourth European title but it should be fun watching.PORTOPorto is, perhaps, the team everyone else in the draw wants to face.Coached by former player Sergio Conceicao, Porto is looking to go beyond the quarterfinals for the first time since 2004 when Jose Mourinho led the team to its second title.Porto has flavors of South America and Mexico in the team, plus a foundation of Champions League-winning former Madrid veterans: 37-year-old goalkeeper Iker Casillas and 36-year-old defender Pepe, who returned to his former club in January.Like Liverpool, Porto has a strong African influence in attack with Mali forward Moussa Marega its top scorer with six goals in the competition. The mature way the five-time European champions dealt with Bayern Munich in their 3-1 away win in the last 16 showed how far they have come under Juergen Klopp over the past two years.It was fitting that a goal by Virgil van Dijk proved to be key in Munich, with the arrival of the center back for $99 million in January 2018 shoring up a defense that had been shaky in Klopp’s first two years in charge. Liverpool also now has a world-class goalkeeper in Brazil international Alisson Becker.Few will relish going to Anfield in the last eight. Just ask Manchester City, which was swept aside 3-0 in the first leg last year to virtually end its Champions League ambitions.MANCHESTER CITYThis season seems like City’s best chance to become European champion since being taken over by its Abu Dhabi owners in 2008.No longer Champions League novices, City is in the quarterfinals for the third time in four years.The depth in Pep Guardiola’s squad is fueling a challenge for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies, having already won the English League Cup.City has benefited from benign draws, with Schalke shaping up as the weakest round of 16 option. City won 10-2 over two legs.A two-leg quarterfinal against Liverpool, its Premier League title rival, or against Manchester United, its neighbor, would be quite an experience.MANCHESTER UNITED Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endlast_img read more