US Navy, Raytheon Sign USD 256.6 Million Tomahawk Contract

first_img View post tag: million View post tag: Tomahawk View post tag: USD Equipment & technology The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $254.6 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2013. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles, conduct flight tests and provide life-cycle support. Production and delivery of the missiles is scheduled to begin in 2013.“Tomahawk Block IV enables the warfighter to precisely engage heavily defended and high-value targets from extremely long distances, which is critical to maintaining national security,” said Capt. Joe Mauser, U.S. Navy Tomahawk program manager. “With more than 2,000 combat missions and 500 successful tests completed, Tomahawk has proven its outstanding reliability and effectiveness.”A major enhancement to the Tomahawk Block IV missile includes a two-way satellite data-link that enables a strike controller to redirect the missile in-flight to preprogrammed alternate targets or more critical targets.“Tomahawk has an excellent record of reliability, effectiveness and accuracy. No other tactical cruise missile in the world can come close to matching it,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Air Warfare Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. “This missile provides unparalleled capability and has greatly contributed to the security of our country and our allies.”The contract was announced by the Department of Defense on Dec. 17, 2012, and was awarded in Raytheon’s fourth quarter.About Tomahawk Block IVWith a range of approximately 1,000 statute miles, the Tomahawk Block IV missile is a surface- and submarine-launched precision strike stand-off weapon. Tomahawk is designed for long-range precision strike missions against high-value and heavily defended targets.More than 2,000 Tomahawks have been employed in combat.Tomahawk is integrated on all major U.S. surface combatants, as well as U.S. and U.K. sub-surface platforms, including the Los Angeles, Virginia, Ohio, Astute and Trafalgar class submarines.About RaytheonRaytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 24, 2012; Image: Raytheon View post tag: Naval View post tag: 256.6 View post tag: US View post tag: Navy View post tag: sign Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy, Raytheon Sign USD 256.6 Million Tomahawk Contract Share this article View post tag: News by topic US Navy, Raytheon Sign USD 256.6 Million Tomahawk Contract December 24, 2012 View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: contractlast_img read more

Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda

first_imgPublic CommentAdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare County Commissioners: Appropriation Request Change of Venue  Burdette Park: 2019 Marketing Contract Old National Events Plaza: Engagement Letter AGENDA Of The Vanderburgh County Board of CommissionersFebruary 5, 2019, At 3:00 pm, Room 301Call to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegianceAction Items First Reading of Vacation Ordinance CO.V-02-19-001 & Permission to Advertise Notice of Public HearingResolution CO.R-02-19-003: Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals Attorney Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Design of a Proposed Expansion of the Vanderburgh County Jail County Auditor: Permission to Advertise the 2018 Statement of Receipts & Expenditures Legal AdCounty Health DepartmentOpioid Crisis Presentation Memorandum of Understanding 2019 Vanderburgh County Health Department Lead Hazards Reduction Demonstration Program Evansville Courier and Press Advertising Services Agreement 2019 Dietetic Internship Contract with Murray State Universitycenter_img Department Head ReportsNew BusinessOld BusinessConsent ItemsApproval of January 29, 2019 Meeting MinutesEmployment Changes Township Trustee Standards 2019Armstrong Union Perry County Health Department: Travel Request Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana: January 2019 Monthly Report County Auditor: Claims Voucher Report for 1/28/19-2/1/19 County EngineeringDepartment Report Pay Request #52 U.S. 41 Expansion T.I.F. for the sum of $54,849.84Claimslast_img read more

Don’t Just Govern, Do Something

first_imgAbdul Hakim-Shabazz in the Statehouse File writes that the Governor has been criticized for not laying out a“bold agenda” or big initiative. He considers it an unfair criticism.But I think Governor Holcomb has missed a real opportunity to lead. He could have led the charge to fix the broken system of gerrymandering in Indiana.He doesn’t see there is a renewed energy by those opposed to gerrymandering. “Gerrymander-haters” (and I am one) are more organized, determined, and focused than ever before.Hoosiers remember the embarrassment and anger, when our state became the butt of national jokes over the fiasco Statehouse Republicans caused with RFRA (Restoration of Freedom Act) and the accompanying “fix”.Or political favoritism that was shown when a big GOP donor shut down committee discussion of basic health and safety laws for children’s day cares.Hoosiers want a voice in their elected representatives, and gerrymandering has deliberately diluted the impact their vote has.Julia Vaughn, Common Cause, said it best in a quote in an editorial: “Drawing districts to advantage individuals and partisan interests significantly undermines the democratic process and takes power away from voters. No Hoosier serving in elected office should endorse a system that allows politicians to choose their voters…”Redistricting reform advocates want a more balanced membership in their legislature; competition in elections; and, less big money and special interest control.We deserve a different system of redistricting. The Governor and the legislature should act now. Hoosiers are watching; a groundswell is growing. The 2018 elections are near.                                                          ###LINK of Article For Review: http://thestatehousefile.com/commentary-dont-just-govern-something/34199/FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare DON’T JUST GOVERN, DO SOMETHINGby CCO StateHouse Editor Gail RieckenFormer District 77 State Representativelast_img read more

Author discusses state of religion in America

first_imgIn a lecture sponsored by the Notre Dame Federalists Society, New York Times columnist and author Ross Douthat spoke about his new book, “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” Tuesday afternoon in the Eck Hall of Law. Douthat said his own unique religious upbringing influenced him to write his book. “I grew up Episcopalian, but when I was about six or seven my mother was very sick and ended up attending some faith healing services, with guitars and singing, preaching and then people would come forward and would be prayed over,” he said. Eventually Douthat and his family converted to Catholicism. “I was very pleased to become a Catholic,” he said. “I was pleased to get the structure of Catholicism.” Douthat said he has an interesting perspective on religious life in America, specifically noting the parallel between his own religious experience and the American experience on a whole. “The church-switching we did in the search of the one true faith, that’s a pretty typical American phenomenon,” he said. “About 45 percent of Americans have switched.” Douthat said he chose to begin his book by examining the 1940s and 1950s because it was a period of convergence in American Christianity, one that was followed by steep decline in mainline church attendance. “I started the book in the 40s and 50s, the post-war revival of American life,” he said. “This was a period of mass religiosity, the intellectual rebirth of religion.” Douthat said right now in American religious life, tension lies between the traditionally religious and the religious freelancers. He discussed this in his book by addressing four themes. Currently, America is an extremely partisan country, regarding both religion and politics, Douthat said, and Americans have launched a movement for secular political reform. The second cause of the weakening of mainline religion, Douthat said, is the sexual revolution. “There isn’t that much to say, but it’s pretty obvious the ideals coming out of the sexual revolution do not mesh with Christian morals,” he said. “This is a social landscape where it is harder and harder to imagine a traditional Christian ethic.” Money is the third factor contributing to the downward trend of mainline Christianity, Douthat said. He said the Old Testament puts a heavy stress on the suspicion of wealth, which can be difficult to reconcile in a capitalist country like the United States. “There is a general sensibility that makes the New Testament emphasis on asceticism easier and easier for Americans to just set aside,” he said. “This [focus on wealth] has affected the ability of the church to attract people to the ministry … It seems like a much less attractive, lucrative and secure way of life.” Douthat said, globalization is the last cause of the decline of religion in America. “At the end of imperialism, it meant Christianity became more attractive [in former colonial nations],” he said. “That process undercut Christianity’s appeal in the West.”last_img read more

In Practice

first_imgIn Practice Judge Daniel R. Monaco, Judge Cynthia A. Ellis, and General Master Lawrence Samuel PivacekAs circuit court judges assigned to Collier County in and for the 20th Judicial Circuit, Judge Cynthia Ellis and I have been provided with the opportunity to form a unified family court system and been given the responsibility to preside over matters concerning both family law and juvenile delinquency/dependency. In our wholehearted effort to better facilitate a unified family court in our county, we have decided to share the family law and juvenile delinquency/dependency division dockets on an equal basis. In our opinion it is important to understand the historical organization of the family law and dependency/delinquency divisions in Collier County prior to July 2002. For a substantial period of time, the family law division was assigned to one judge who managed 74 percent of all family law matters while a second judge was charged with the responsibility of supervising the entire juvenile delinquency/dependency division and additionally handled the remaining 26 percent of the family law cases.It was at the behest of Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente and now Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead that a Unified Family Law System be created throughout the circuits of our state. With the approval of Chief Judge William L. Blackwell, and with the assistance of the Office of Court Administration we have created a coordinated docket to accomplish this goal. It is our intent to continue to develop a comprehensive system whereby all problems relating to a family in crisis or need are addressed by a single judge. The theme for our effort and from which we proceed is “one family, one judge.”As judicial officers we felt that in order to make the unified family court system successful, we as judges would have to fully cooperate with one another. In addition we knew that as judges we would be instrumental in assuming the responsibility of coordinating with and motivating the various agencies that are essential in making such a system productive. The bottom line is that everyone’s ego must be parked outside the courtroom door while the ultimate goal of assisting the family we are coping with is accomplished.As leaders in this endeavor the judges are required to convey a spirit of cooperation. The degree of success which we have experienced since the initiation of our efforts in the summer of 2002 is due in substantial portion to the cooperative approach by Judge Ellis and me. We are proud to say that we have no problems in covering each others assignments if conflicts arise and both judges routinely provide additional assistance for the other during our respective trial terms.General Master Lawrence Samuel Pivacek, as an employee of court administration, has been a vital member of our team. As both a case manager and as general master, Pivacek has been integral in initially identifying families who have multiple actions which co-exist in our county. The judges are firm in the belief that effective case management is crucial to and essential to the achievement and success of a unified family court system. At case management the general master secures the consolidation of all actions which have been initiated by or against a particular family. At the conference the dilemmas facing the family are explored, hearing dates before the presiding judge or the general master are established, and a written report is created and sent to the presiding judge. This report in almost all instances will also establish a trial date, mediation date, or a follow up conference date for all pending proceedings.Additionally, Pivacek has been vigorous in provided support for the circuit court judges by facilitating and resolving motions which request temporary orders of support and/or enforcement as well as conducting contempt proceedings. His effectiveness in hearing these matters in place of a judge preserves the judicial economy of the court which otherwise would have been expended in addressing such disputes. Another member of our team from court administration is our deputy court administrator, family law division, William Smith. Smith is in the courtroom before court starts and makes us aware of any potential problems which are brought to his attention. More importantly his proactive and enthusiastic efforts solve many problems before we enter the courtroom. Also accompanying our unified approach is our mediator, Sal Gardino, also an employee of court administration. The attorneys and their family law clients benefit immensely from this alternative dispute resolution vehicle. Any family law matter can be scheduled by the parties directly through court mediation and the judges have provided the general master with the authority to schedule expedited mediation with that office through the case management process.The assistant state attorneys that work in delinquency court along with our public defender have come on board and while not compromising their positions as advocates, they have worked to promote the best interest of the child or family concerned.In the same vein, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and Family Services, and the contract attorneys that work with them have assumed the spirit that we are all working toward the ultimate goal of doing what is best for the family. The private attorneys who practice in this field of law have also come to realize and embrace the judges’ stimulated attempts regarding a comprehensive approach to families in need and the resulting benefits of this effort.Vital members of the team who are often overlooked are the bailiffs and clerks that work in the courtroom. The judges believe that it is necessary that they understand the court’s philosophy of working together towards an ultimate goal. We are truly fortunate to have people who sincerely seek to understand what we are striving to accomplish and who are willing to attempt to facilitate the complex and often novel approaches which have been introduced. This includes a willingness to accept the necessary alterations in established procedures which the judges and general master deem essential for the purpose of attaining success. It is invaluable to myself, Judge Ellis, and General Master Pivacek to have the clerk or bailiff embrace our efforts and support our campaign to create a unified approach and anticipate our questions and requests in that endeavor.We are also following through with the unified family court project by forming a juvenile and dependency drug court at the direction of Chief Judge Blackwell. We currently have a modest but increasing number of youths participating in our teen drug court. On a continuing basis we will increase these numbers as youths are identified who are amenable to the rigors of the program. The members of the team involved in this process are the judiciary, the state attorney, the public defender, mental health counselors, the Collier County public school system, the Office of Court Administration, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.As pointed out by Pivacek, in an article written last year, the unified family court approach attempts to ensure that subsequent to the introduction of a family into the judicial system, to the greatest degree possible, one judge will preside over every phase of an individual family’s issues and concerns. Such attention will attempt to address families in our community who are experiencing crisis in multiple and distinct categories. As stated below, the unified system will seek to place this family and its issues before a single judicial officer in an attempt to resolve the difficulties presented.As stated in his article, the theory behind the unified family court system is universal in its approach and is in harmony with the inclination toward the establishment of specialty courts in our state. As we are aware, when a family is in crisis, applications for assistance will almost invariably be made to a government agency. This could include as many as six separate judges in six separate court divisions. The unified approach seeks to address the immediate strain which court intervention in this format would place on an already troubled family. Six different court divisions would mean six different court appearances for the family. The obvious result would be that numerous employment and school days may be missed as the family members attempt to attend court. The unified plan regarding such families in crisis endeavors to address such basic logistical difficulties. Thereafter, the unified system seeks to emphasize a dualistic approach which addresses at inception two primary concerns: • Family & Judicial Economy. placing one family with multiple problems before the same judicial officer, the parties and government agencies are relieved of the requirement of educating each new judge as to what family problems exist. Additionally, because case managers may be utilized by the judge in managing such families, proactive measures may be initiated to deter future problematic behavior before it actually occurs. • Identification of Core Family Problems. As stated, a family with issues often comes to the attention of the court through a perceived emergency. Perhaps the case is one where a child comes to the court in a dependency action based upon school truancy. The concept supporting a unified court approach would be to determine if other problems in the family existed prior to the start of the truant behavior. Such an investigation would strive to identify and address the core family problem with the desired result being the prevention of subsequent family difficulties.The unified court system in Collier County is continuing to evolve and improve through the efforts of all the team members mentioned above. Should you have any questions regarding our efforts in Collier County contact General Master Pivacek at the Office of Court Administration at (239) 774-8331 or by e-mail at [email protected] Judge Daniel R. Monaco is a native of Schenectady, New York, and attended the University of Miami Law School. He has been in private practice for 29 years. He is board certified in family law and civil trial practice. Judge Monaco has been a circuit judge in Collier County since 1997. Judge Cynthia A. Ellis is a native of Estero and attended the University of Florida College of Law. She was appointed as Collier County court judge in 1990 and as circuit judge in 1998. Prior to her ascension to the bench, she served as an assistant state attorney in both Gainesville and the Naples. General Master Lawrence Samuel Pivacek is a graduate of Union College (NY) and the University of Buffalo (NY) School of Law. Pivacek has served as general master in the 20th Judicial Circuit since January 2001 where he presides over matters concerning domestic relations, child support enforcement, probate court, traffic court, and civil litigation. Prior to his appointment as general master, Pivacek served as an assistant district attorney in the State of New York, an assistant state attorney in Florida, and as an assistant county attorney for Collier County. The Unified Family Court System — a team approachcenter_img May 15, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

The benefits of selling bankrupt members’ loans

first_imgIn credit union lending, some unfortunate costs of doing business include delinquencies and reduced collections due to member bankruptcies. With about 750,000-800,000 people filing for bankruptcy every year in the U.S., your credit union needs a plan for how to deal with this inevitability.When trying to collect from members who have filed for bankruptcy, it’s important to remember that bankruptcy is a legal proceeding. Dealing with members in bankruptcy means your CU is subject to rules of the courts and can’t make traditional collections calls or proceed in the same manner as when pursuing normal delinquencies.If your CU doesn’t employ an expert in the legal restrictions of bankruptcy proceedings (and often even if you do!), you may want to consider selling the loans of members in bankruptcy to a firm that knows how to navigate the court system and maximize recovery while minimizing costs and risk. Here are some of the benefits you could experience from selling these kinds of loans: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Compliance: Agencies clarify BSA due diligence for charities, nonprofits

first_imgFederal financial institution regulatory agencies, including NCUA, issued a joint fact sheetclarifying that credit union and compliance efforts to meet Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) due diligence requirements for customers that are charities and other nonprofit organizations should be based on the money laundering risks posed by the customer relationship.The fact sheet highlights the importance of legitimate charities and nonprofit organizations having access to financial services and being able to transmit funds through legitimate and transparent channels, especially in the context of responding to the coronavirus pandemic.It also clarifies that charities and nonprofit organizations as a whole do not present a uniform or unacceptably high risk of being used or exploited for money laundering, terrorist financing, or sanctions violations, and that financial institutions must develop risk profiles that are.The fact sheet does not alter existing BSA/anti-money laundering legal or regulatory requirements or establish new supervisory expectations. This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Scotland bans household visits in Glasgow because of COVID-19

first_imgFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a ban on indoor household gatherings in Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, and two nearby areas on Tuesday following a rise in coronavirus cases.Sturgeon said that from midnight (2300 GMT) the 800,000 residents living in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire should no longer host people from outside their households indoors.She said the transmission of the virus was mainly happening inside people’s homes and the measures may be in place for two weeks. Schools, pubs and restaurants will continue to remain open. “I know how unwelcome this news this evening will be for people who live in these areas,” Sturgeon told a news conference. “I know that because I am one of you, I live in Glasgow. So, these rules apply to me as they do to everyone else in these areas.” Topics :last_img read more

Siemens wins Iraqi gas-fired power plant gig

first_imgImage courtesy of SiemensGerman engineering giant Siemens has received an order to supply the key components and long-term power generation services for the 840-megawatt (MW) Maisan combined cycle power plant in Iraq. CITIC Construction, the Chinese engineering procurement and construction firm building the plant, and Iraqi developer MPC, part of Raban Al-Safina for Energy Projects (RASEP) awarded the contract valued at more than €280 million ($314.8 million) to Siemens.The independent power project is expected to deliver first power by March 2021 and enter full combined cycle mode by early 2022. The plant will supply sufficient electricity to meet the needs of more than three million Iraqis, while also supporting the industrial sector.Siemens said in its statement its scope of supply includes two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, oneSST5-4000 steam turbine, and three SGen5-2000H generators, along with the SPPA-T3000 control systems, transformers and related electrical equipment, and the fuel gas system.“Iraq is undergoing an economic transformation, and as the country embarks on a series of ambitious infrastructure projects, efficient and reliable electricity will be essential to powering this development,” said Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East and UAE.Siemens and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq recently signed an implementation agreement to kick off the actual execution of the roadmap for rebuilding Iraq’s power sector. As part of the implementation agreement, the two agreed on the awarding of contracts valued at approximately €700 million for phase 1 of the roadmap. This includes the EPC construction of a 500 MW gas-fired power plant in Zubaidiya, the upgrade of 40 gas turbines with upstream cooling systems, and the installation of thirteen 132 kV substations as well as 34 transformers across Iraq.last_img read more

New date set for the inauguration of OECS Assembly

first_imgLocalNews New date set for the inauguration of OECS Assembly by: – June 20, 2012 11 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! August 10, 2012 is the new date set for the inauguration of the O.E.C.S Assembly.This was disclosed at the 55th Meeting of the O.E.C.S Heads of Authority Meeting which concluded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines last week.The inaugural session of the Regional Assembly which was originally scheduled for June 15, 2012 will take place in St John’s Antigua and Barbuda. Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit who represented Dominica at that meeting says a combined membership of Government and Opposition Parliamentarians has already been submitted to the OECS Secretariat in St. Lucia.“In Dominica’s case the leader of the opposition and four from the Government side will represent Dominica at this O.E.C.S Assembly”.Prime Minister Skerrit has confirmed that Dominica fully supports the formalization of this assembly.“We look forward to this assembly. Our hope is that very important regional matters which affect the people of the O.E.C.S will be discussed”. The revised Treaty of Basseterre of 2010, which governs the OECS move towards an Economic Union, outlines provisions for the establishment of the OECS Assembly as one of the five principles of the sub-regional grouping.Meanwhile Prime Minister Skerrit reports that the economic situation confronting O.E.C.S Member states were also discussed by O.E.C.S heads at the June 10-13 meeting in St.Vincent.“As you know there is a real global crisis affecting every single country of the O.E.C.S. There is a dramatic drop in revenue and there is also an increase in expenditure and the question is how do you balance those things”? The Dominica leader said further that “In the face of this economic situation O.E.C.S Governments have had to continue providing the goods and services to its people and in some cases they had to increase the amount spent on social safety net programmes to respond to the challenges which citizens are confronted with”.The prime minister added that the O.E.C.S heads will continue to discuss this issue when they meet later this month.“We intend to meet again to continue to discuss this particularly at the Monetary Council Meeting which will be held later this month in St.Kitts and Nevis and to device strategies as to how we can overcome some of those challenges”. Other matters discussed during the three-day session included the application by Guadeloupe and Martinique for associate membership in the OECS; the appointment of a new chief justice for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, a report from the meeting with opposition leaders and issues related to the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority.Government Information Servicelast_img read more