Image of the Day: TR Fires Rolling Airframe Missile

first_img View post tag: T/R Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: TR Fires Rolling Airframe Missile View post tag: Rolling View post tag: Image of the Day View post tag: Naval August 21, 2014 View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) launches a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM). View post tag: Missile View post tag: Fires Image of the Day: TR Fires Rolling Airframe Missile View post tag: Navy The RAM was tested to ensure its combat readiness, and ability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles and other asymmetric threats.Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting training and preparing for future deployments.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 21, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy Authorities View post tag: Airframe Share this articlelast_img read more

46 faculty enter retirement program

first_imgForty-six faculty members have elected to take advantage of Harvard’s faculty retirement program, with longer phased retirement options the most popular choice.The results of the program are detailed in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity’s (FD&D) 2010 Annual Report released Monday (Nov. 15), which highlights many of FD&D’s programmatic initiatives and presents up-to-date data on the composition of Harvard’s ladder faculty. Of interest are the measurable changes in faculty composition that result directly from the University’s move to a tenure track system.“We are happy to be able to support faculty renewal and provide an opportunity for long-serving faculty to make plans for the next stage of their career,” said Judith D. Singer, senior vice provost for FD&D. “At the same time, phased retirement helps us better anticipate future faculty needs. I see this as a win-win for everyone.” Last December, five Harvard Schools announced a customized voluntary retirement program, including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Divinity School, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Eligibility was contingent on having at least 10 years of University service and being 65 or older on Sept. 1, 2010. Across the University, 176 faculty members were eligible for the program. Of the 127 eligible in FAS, 32 (25 percent) signed up; of the 49 eligible across the participating graduate and professional Schools, 14 (29 percent) signed up.The programs were designed in response to interest from faculty members, and were crafted with the understanding that they seek in retirement to maintain relationships with their departments, their Schools, and the University, while exploring new opportunities for personal and intellectual renewal.Each School designed its one-time program to meet the needs of its faculty members, some of whom were already contemplating the next stage of their careers. Older faculty members were the most likely to sign up, and the median age of participants was 70. In addition to the program, 10 more faculty members in these Schools had previously signed other retirement agreements, including nine in FAS.More than half of the participants elected to take an option that offered two years of half-time teaching and service for full-time pay. Another third took an option that offered four years of half-time teaching and service for full-time pay in the first year and half-time pay in subsequent years, plus additional cash payments to help compensate for diminished retirement contributions. Less than 10 percent of participants took the option that offered retirement after a one-year paid sabbatical.Because of the program’s success, the FAS, along with several of the professional Schools, is developing a new steady state faculty retirement program. Details of it, which will build on lessons learned in this program, will be announced later this year.The retirement program results were just one component of the annual report, which highlights many of FD&D’s programmatic initiatives and presents up-to-date data on the composition of Harvard’s ladder faculty.This year’s report also includes the first measurable changes in faculty composition that result directly from the University’s move to a tenure track system.Harvard has 1,497 assistant, associate, and full professors, up 6 percent from seven years ago. This year, the University welcomed 64 new faculty: 44 assistant professors, 7 associate professors, and 13 full professors.The entire increase in faculty size has been in the tenured ranks, which grew by 14 percent over the past seven years. During this period, the number of junior faculty has decreased slightly, a result of increased internal promotions and reduced junior hiring. University officials anticipate that the results of the recent retirement program will boost junior faculty hiring in the future.The percentage of female faculty is at an all time high of 27 percent, up 56 individuals, or 16 percent, from seven years ago. As with the general faculty trends, the entire increase in the number of women has been in the tenured ranks, which grew by 34 percent during the same period. The University has also made modest gains in increasing the number of minority faculty. About 18 percent of the Harvard faculty are minorities, up 64 individuals, or 30 percent, from seven years ago.In an effort to increase the pipeline of well-qualified students entering academia, FD&D helps to inform, motivate, and prepare undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing academic careers. In addition to its flagship Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard program, last summer FD&D began working with 17 undergraduate research programs across the University, serving more than 300 students, to provide a more standardized and supported experience.last_img read more

World’s Largest LNG Bunker Supply Vessel Heads for the Baltic Sea

first_imgThe world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos departed from the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, on October 17, heading for the ship’s primary area of operation in Northwest Europe. The ship, with an LNG capacity of 7,500 m³ is the world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel, and it is expected to be ready for operations before the end of 2018. “The arrival of the Kairos in the Baltic Sea will set a milestone for LNG as a ship fuel. From then on, supply of LNG as a marine fuel in the Baltic Sea is secured on a large-scale basis. This is a great step for sustainable and responsible shipping with a large impact on air and water quality,” Mahinde Abeynaike, CEO of Nauticor, which holds 90 percent of the joint venture that charters the vessel, said.Mindaugas Jusius, CEO of Klaipėdos nafta (KN), which holds the remaining 10 percent of the joint venture, pointed out that the new ship will ensure an efficient LNG reloading station service in the Port of Klaipėda, Lithuania, and offer a full LNG logistics chain in the Baltic Sea Region to its customers.“The main advantage and ambition of the new vessel is to ensure more competitive pricing for the LNG reloading station users. It will not only reduce the cost of the LNG supply chain, but will also ensure the smooth and reliable service to distribution station users in Klaipėda,” Jusius added.The construction of the vessel started in 2016 when the joint venture signed a time-charter agreement with ship owner Babcock Schulte Energy (BSE). The vessel has several other unique features, including the ballast-free design and installation of a CNG tank to store vapour return gas from vessels being bunkered.last_img read more

La Liga: Real Madrid open up two-point lead over Barcelona

first_img Promoted Content7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Real Madrid moved two points clear of Barcelona in the title race in La Liga after a hard-fought victory at basement club Espanyol on Sunday night. Loading… Casemiro’s strike moments before the break was enough to separate the sides and ensure Madrid continued their winning run in the division, which now stands at five games. Zinedine Zidane’s side entered the matchday weekend top of the table courtesy of their head-to-head record over Barcelona, but the Blaugrana dropped two points at Celta Vigo on Saturday to allow Madrid to create breathing room. Casemiro – who returned to a four-man Madrid midfielder following suspension – struck just before half-time following Karim Benzema’s sensational backheeled assist that split open the home side’s defence. The result means Espanyol stay at the foot of the table and relegation now feels inevitable – they are 10 points adrift of safety with just six rounds of action remaining.Advertisement Read Also: Video: Messi pulls off genius assist from free-kick against Celta Vigo The club’s sporting director Rufete was in the home dugout at the RCDE Stadium – the club’s fourth Coach of the campaign – following the surprise sacking of Abelardo Fernandez on Saturday. Espanyol have been an ever-present in La Liga since 1994. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Long on target for The Saints

first_imgSpurs booked their place by beating Brighton 2-0.Premier League leaders Chelsea were drawn away to Derby, while Liverpool will travel to Bournemouth. Gortnahoe’s Shane Long scored for Southampton as they overcame Stoke 3-2 in the League Cup – they will now go to third-tier Sheffield United.Defending champions Manchester City were knocked out of the League Cup last night.They surprisingly lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle, who’ll now face Tottenham in the quarter-finals.last_img