HII Tests Anchors on US Navy’s Gerald R. Ford

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval July 2, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today HII Tests Anchors on US Navy’s Gerald R. Ford Ford’s new anchor system features a lighter anchor and chain, weighing in at half the weight of the previous Nimitz-class carriers’ anchor systems.Ford features new technological and design innovations in several systems, including the anchor handling system. At 30,000 pounds, Ford’s anchor is significantly lighter than the Nimitz-class anchors, matching the overall lighter weight of the carrier itself. The anchor chain also weighs significantly less than its Nimitz counterpart. The 1,440-foot chain consists of links made of high-strength steel, each link weighing about 136 pounds.Newport News shipbuilders recently gathered to test Ford’s anchor windlass system that is used to deploy and retrieve the anchor and chain. Load tests are performed by attaching additional weight to the anchor to simulate both a 180-foot drop and a 360-foot drop. The anchor handling system must be ready to deploy at a moment’s notice in the event of an emergency.[mappress]Press Release, July 02, 2014; Image: HII Equipment & technology Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed anchor testing on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), bringing the ship closer to its 2016 delivery to the U.S. Navy. View post tag: HII View post tag: Anchors HII Tests Anchors on US Navy’s Gerald R. Ford View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS Gerald R. Ford View post tag: Tests Share this articlelast_img read more

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Young voters aided Biden win, seek more progressive Democratic Party

first_imgMembers of the Georgia Tech Women’s basketball team hold voting signs outside of McCamish Pavillion which serves as a polling place on Election Day in Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Now, youth organizers are pushing the Democratic Party to embrace a more progressive platform.“Progressive voters are the future of this country, progressive policies are the future of politics, and we are going to keep fighting to make sure that Biden’s administration is as progressive as possible,” Weinberg said.Young voters’ electoral impactVoters ages 18-29, particularly young people of color, supported Biden at a greater rate than any other age group, NBC News exit polls show. Between 73% and 87% of Latino, Asian and Black youth supported Biden, compared with 51% of White youth, according to data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, or CIRCLE, at Tufts University.In key swing states such as Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania, where NBC News has projected a Biden win, preliminary data shows young people’s support helped push Biden over the margin of victory. Biden made gains in Michigan and Pennsylvania counties with large college student populations. With catchphrases such as “Because a C+ is better than an F,” the campaign focused on mobilizing young people to vote President Donald Trump out of office. After more than 290,000 followers and millions of likes, comments and shares on the account, Settle for Biden has become an advocacy group and its name has proven to be an effective rallying cry for young voters.Other progressive groups have also been organizing young people for political action, including the climate-focused Sunrise Movement, anti-gun violence group March for Our Lives, immigrant advocacy group United We Dream and other movements.Their efforts may have had an impact on Biden’s victory. Turnout among voting-eligible Americans ages 18-29 increased significantly from 2016 to 2020 and a majority of them supported Biden, according to preliminary analysis from Tufts University.- Advertisement – Young Black voters played a crucial role in flipping Georgia, a traditionally Republican stronghold, where Biden currently holds a narrow lead. Voters ages 18-29 made up 21% of the state’s voter share — 5% higher than the youth voter share nationwide. About 90% of young Black voters supported Biden, compared with 34% of White youth and 57% of all youth voters in Georgia.  President-elect Joe Biden was not Sam Weinberg’s first or even second choice for the White House. Like many young progressives, the 19-year-old Illinois native had supported Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren during the Democratic primaries.But in April, when Biden became the last man standing in the Democratic primary, Weinberg decided to back the centrist candidate.Fearing his peers might not follow suit, he created “Settle for Biden,” an Instagram account using what he describes as “sardonic millennial and Gen Z humor” to convince young people to, well, settle for Biden.- Advertisement –center_img “We won this election for Joe Biden,” said Nikayla Jefferson, a 24-year-old organizer for the Sunrise Movement. “We’re not going to let that go. He definitely owes his administration to us.”The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.A divided partyIn April, a coalition of progressive youth groups including the Sunrise Movement, the March for Our Lives Action Fund, United We Dream Action and Justice Democrats penned a letter to Biden asking him to earn the support of young people. The coalition urged Biden to support policies such as “Medicare for All,” canceling student debt, a wealth tax and the Green New Deal commitment to clean energy.“We need you to champion the bold ideas that have galvanized our generation and given us hope in the political process,” the letter read.On Wednesday, the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats released a list of recommendations for Biden’s Cabinet, including Warren as Treasury secretary and Sanders as labor secretary.The move comes as tension grows between the Democratic Party’s moderate and liberal factions. As Democrats’ House majority is projected to shrink following the 2020 election, centrist Democrats have blamed progressive policies for costing the party seats, including “Medicare for All” and the Green New Deal.Meanwhile, progressive Democrats have criticized moderate Democrats for catering more to center-right voters than those who consistently vote blue. Prominent figures such as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib are urging the party to “embrace the base.”“It’s important to not ignore who supports you the most,” said Mary-Pat Hector, a 22-year-old youth voting advocate based in Atlanta. “Young people are now officially a huge part of their base, so it’s important to talk to them.”Hector points to Black female leaders who have rallied youth voters in Georgia for years, including Tamieka Atkins, Helen Butler, Nse Ufot, Deborah Scott and 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.“We really need to be thinking about how to be in conversation with young people, not just in the two to three months before an election like we’re cramming for a test,” said Abby Kiesa, deputy director of CIRCLE.“If we don’t have politicians in there that seem like they care about young people, then we’re not going to want to get involved,” said 20-year-old Emily Zanieski, co-leader of Students for Ossoff, a youth-led initiative to elect Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff.‘We are the future of the party’For many young people, Biden’s campaign promise of a return to “normalcy” is not enough.“This sense of uncertainty about the future is something we’ve been feeling for a long time, and that comes down to issues such as health care, education affordability and climate change,” said Royce Mann, 19, legislative director for March for Our Lives’ Georgia chapter.“The party needs to start listening to its progressive wing and start understanding that a progressive platform aligns with folks who I don’t think a centrist could ever reach,” said Isabella Guinigundo, an 18-year-old organizer with Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership. “Progressive policies are good policies for anyone interested in good paying jobs and a future that is for all of us.”The Democratic Party’s first test? Biden’s Cabinet appointees.In addition to the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats, Settle for Biden has also released a slate of recommendations for top government posts. With the fate of the Senate still unknown, youth organizers are urging Biden to use his executive powers in key areas such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and the economy.“The work starts now. We have to hold these people accountable to support the policies that we want to see happen in the future,” said Marcia Lacopo, 21, a North Carolina-based organizer with progressive youth voting initiative NextGen America.After propelling Biden to the White House, young progressives expect the president-elect to deliver on the mandate they’ve given him.“We are the future of the party,” Sunrise Movement’s Jefferson said. “We’ve made it very clear that the party is changing and either they come with us or we kick them out of office.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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AstraZeneca puts leading COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold over safety concern

first_imgWhether the illness was directly linked to AstraZeneca’s vaccine remains unclear, the report said. AstraZeneca declined to comment on the report.The suspension of the trial has impacted other AstraZeneca vaccine trials – as well as clinical trials being conducted by other vaccine makers, which are looking for signs of similar reactions, Stat said.The US National Institutes of Health, which is providing funding for AstraZeneca’s trial, declined to comment.AstraZeneca’s statement said that “in large trials, illnesses will happen by chance but must be independently reviewed to check this carefully.”Trials of the vaccine, called AZD1222, are underway at different stages in Britain, the United States, Brazil, South Africa and India. Trials are also planned in Japan and Russia.Shares of AstraZeneca fell more than 8% in after-hours US trading, while shares of rival vaccine developers rose. Moderna Inc was up more than 4% and Pfizer Inc climbed less than 1%.Moderna said in an emailed statement it was “not aware of any impact” to its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine study at this time.Nine leading US and European vaccine developers pledged on Tuesday to uphold scientific safety and efficacy standards for their experimental vaccines despite the urgency to contain the coronavirus pandemic.The companies, including AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer, issued what they called a “historic pledge” after a rise in concern that safety standards might slip in the face of political pressure to rush out a vaccine.The companies said they would “uphold the integrity of the scientific process as they work towards potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first COVID-19 vaccines.”The other signatories were Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co, GlaxoSmithKline, Novavax Inc, Sanofi and BioNTech. Topics : AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said it has paused global trials, including large late-stage trials, of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in a study participant.The vaccine, developed with the University of Oxford, has been widely seen as one of the leading global candidates against the coronavirus, and the suspension of the trial dims prospects for a potential year-end rollout its lead developer had signaled earlier.AstraZeneca said it voluntarily paused trials to allow review of safety data by an independent committee and was working to expedite the review of the single event to minimize any potential impact on the trial timeline. “This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials,” the company said in an emailed statement.The nature of the illness and when it happened were not detailed, although the participant is expected to recover, according to Stat News, which first reported the suspension due to a “suspected serious adverse reaction”.The US Food and Drug Administration defines an adverse event as one in which evidence suggests a possible relationship to the drug being tested.According to a New York Times report which cited a person familiar with the situation, a participant based in the United Kingdom was found to have transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord and is often sparked by viral infections.last_img read more

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Walk in, walk out unit hits market with the works

first_img10/76 William Terrace, OxleyAgent Ted Hagemeijer listed the property as being fully furnished looking for offers over $419,000.The 117sq m top floor apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a single car park.“The sale price includes all furniture and appliances as seen in the photos,” was how he described it.He listed it as having ceiling fans in both bedrooms, three reverse cycle airconditioning units, LED downlights, fly screens on all windows and doors, a dedicated laundry and additional shared storage and lift access. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Grace and Sanath Hettiarachchi and their puppy Millie at their 10/76 William Terrace, Oxley. Pic Annette DewA young couple are selling their entire apartment on a walk-in, walkout basis — you literally just have to bring your clothes, and sorry, the cute puppy is not included.Grace and Sanath Hettiarachchi are looking to sell their middle ring pad at 10/76 William Terrace, Oxley with the works.“The reason Grace and I decided to sell our property with near new furniture and appliances was to show potential buyers how the place could look with items specifically suited to the place, but also the maximum enjoyment they would get from the property,” Mr Hettiarachchi said. Brisbane’s hottest suburbs right now 10/76 William Terrace, Oxley 10/76 William Terrace, Oxleycenter_img 10/76 William Terrace, OxleyMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“We can attest to this as we have loved living here and always received compliments from family and friends who visited. With our first property, we found it difficult to envision how the space would look with furniture so we thought we would make it easier for buyers this time round.”“This can be a little risky as your taste in furniture and appliances may not be everyone’s cup of tea but when purchasing the items, we made sure they were of high quality and modern to suit the general facade of the apartment. “We spent a lot of time and effort with this, measuring each room and finding suitable colours that would suit each particular space. We know it’s unusual with private sales but hope buyers see value in this, particularly those who want to simply move in or rent out immediately after purchase.” “This enviable address is less than a minutes’ walk to local shops and public transport, plus various parklands including Nixon Park. Parents will appreciate falling within the catchments of Corinda State School and Corinda State High School.” The suburb is one of several in Brisbane listed as being poised for price growth over the coming three years. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK MORE: What overseas biuyers wantlast_img read more

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Wan Hai Hires Diana’s Boxship

first_imgGreece-based containership owner Diana Containerships has inked a time charter deal with Wan Hai Lines (Singapore) for one of its Post-Panamax vessels, the M/V Hamburg.The charter commenced on December 1 and the gross charter rate is USD 11,000 per day for a period of minimum 120 to maximum 220 days.The 6,494 TEU vessel was previously chartered to French container shipping company CMA CGM at a gross charter rate of USD 6,700 per day.This employment is anticipated to generate approximately USD 1.32 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter, Diana Containerships said.Built at Japanese Koyo Dock in 2009, the Post-Panamax boxship currently has a market value of USD 19.56 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Diana Containerships’ fleet currently comprises eleven container vessels – six Post-Panamaxes and five Panamaxes.last_img read more

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