Australian Navy upgrading Collins-class submarines

first_img Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines are set to receive upgraded control and communications systems under two separate contracts announced by the Australian government on October 4.The first project addresses obsolescence in the control system to allow safe operation of the submarines, while the second provides improved submarine communications capability.“On average, 120 people per year across New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia will be employed over the life of the program,” Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne said.“Combined the projects will inject approximately $540 million into the Australian economy over the next 20 years, with $300 million going into South Australia, $65 million to New South Wales, and $175 million to Western Australia.”While ASC will manage the integration of the updated systems, Defence has engaged SAAB Australia to update the control system.Raytheon Australia, Collins combat systems integrator, will be in charge of coordinating the communications upgrade. Authorities October 4, 2017 Australian Navy upgrading Collins-class submarines Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy upgrading Collins-class submarines center_img View post tag: Collins-Class View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Animal law program set

first_imgAnimal law program set June 1, 2005 Regular News The Florida Bar’s new Animal Law Committee will hold its inaugural seminar June 24 at the Annual Meeting in Orlando.The seminar is titled “Animal Law Issues Affecting Florida Practitioners” and is intended to educate members of the profession regarding the laws, regulations, and court decisions dealing with legal issues involving animals, including how such issues affect more traditional practice areas.The event will kick off at 8 a.m. with “Animal Law and Legal Malpractice: The Necessity to Understand Animal Law and How It Relates to Your Practice,” by Steven M. Wise, a 25-year animal law practitioner and author of Rattling the Cage, Drawing the Line, and Though the Heavens May Fall. He is also an adjunct animal law professor at the Harvard Law School, Vermont Law School, John Marshall Law School, and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.Other segments of the seminar will address “Animal Law and the First Amendment: Animal Abuse Protest Cases,” with Thomas R. Julin of Miami and Victor S. Kline of Orlando; “Trusts and Pets: Establishing Trusts for Pets Under Florida Law,” with C. Randolph Coleman of Jacksonville; “The Law on Housing, Disabilities, and Therapy Pets,” with Michael R. Masinter of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center; “Florida Equine Law: The Proper Treatment of Florida’s Horses – A Matter of Course, Of Course?” with Craig I. Scheiner; “Dangerous Dog Litigation,” with Steven J. Wisotsky of Nova Southeastern; “Practicing Animal Tort Law: Practical Considerations for Animal Law Practitioners,” with Marcy I. LaHart of West Palm Beach; and “Pet Store Litigation: Defective Puppies and Puppy Mill Cases,” with Fred M. Kray of Miami.For registration information see the Annual Meeting brochure in the May issue of The Florida Bar Journal.center_img Animal law program setlast_img read more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers 1,800 goggles to health care workers

first_imgUCLA and Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, famous for his skyhook, showed off another winning move this week, donating hundreds of pairs of safety goggles to Southern California health care workers.A UCLA Health ambassador who famously sported goggles on the court during his 20-year NBA career, Abdul-Jabbar provided 900 pairs for UCLA Health workers and another 900 pairs for those working on the front lines at Scripps Health in San Diego.Abdul-Jabbar, 72, said he wanted health care workers to have the same sense of safety he had wearing eye protection and joked on a video posted to Twitter that he hoped hospital personnel would look as good wearing them “as I did when I played.”“You guys are awesome because you’re risking everything to help the public the way you are,” Abdul-Jabbar added. “And I’d like to do my part.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDr. Eric Esrailian accepted the donation at UCLA. Esrailian has been one of UCLA Health’s leaders in the effort to raise money for supplies, equipment and innovative research during this COVID-19 crisis, establishing two funds: one to help patients and a second to help first responders.“On behalf of UCLA Health, I am honored and grateful to accept the generous donation of protective goggles from our friend, the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,” Esrailian said. “We are incredibly grateful for the recent outpouring of financial support and donations of supplies during this unprecedented time.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Trump Threatens To Force Congress To Adjourn

first_img(Washington, DC) — We are four months away from the 2020 Presidential election and the current president still has not gotten more than one hundred appointments past Congress. Many of whom are instrumental in helping the country handle the COVID-19 outbreak.Yesterday, President Trump said he has the authority to force Congress to adjourn so he can make the crucial appointments. In a White House briefing, Trump urged the Senate to stop gaveling-in pro-forma sessions when lawmakers aren’t in town. That would allow him to make recess appointments without those officials being approved by the Senate. Trump railed against the “partisan” obstructionism he said had held up 129 appointments who could all be helping in the coronavirus response.“It’s always roadblocks or a waste of time,” he said. “If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress.”“The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people cannot afford during this crisis,” he said.“It is a scam what they do,” Trump said.Pres. Trump threatens to adjourn both chambers of Congress so he can make appointments to fill vacant positions and judicial slots.“If they don’t act on getting these people approved,” Trump says, he will have to do something “that I prefer not doing.” https://t.co/KXv4M8zNFm pic.twitter.com/M9IJLoCzI9— ABC News (@ABC) April 15, 2020 Trump said pro forma sessions are a scam and a dereliction of duty.last_img read more

Father, stepmother accused of killing 11-year-old boy by forcing him to drink water

first_imgA Colorado couple have turned themselves in to authorities last week after police say they killed their 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink large amounts of water.The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 41-year-old Ryan Sabin and 42-year-old Tara Sabin are being held without bail at the El Paso County jail and face several charges, including child abuse and first-degree murder.Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark. The county coroner’s office determined the boy died of forced water intoxication after he was told to drink four 24-ounce (.7-litre) bottles of water over four hours without eating.According to an arrest affidavit, Tara Sabin, the boy’s stepmother, told authorities he wore a diaper at night because of a hereditary urological problem.The father, Ryan Sabin, a sergeant based at Fort Carson, called 911 after he found the boy in his bed with foam coming from his mouth and blood on his bed.Investigators discovered that Zachary also suffered from other physical abuse, as well as five other children.,A Colorado couple have turned themselves in to authorities last week after police say they killed their 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink large amounts of water.The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 41-year-old Ryan Sabin and 42-year-old Tara Sabin are being held without bail at the El Paso County jail and face several charges, including child abuse and first-degree murder.Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark. The county coroner’s office determined the boy died of forced water intoxication after he was told to drink four 24-ounce (.7-litre) bottles of water over four hours without eating.According to an arrest affidavit, Tara Sabin, the boy’s stepmother, told authorities he wore a diaper at night because of a hereditary urological problem.The father, Ryan Sabin, a sergeant based at Fort Carson, called 911 after he found the boy in his bed with foam coming from his mouth and blood on his bed.Investigators discovered that Zachary also suffered from other physical abuse, as well as five other children.last_img read more

Super Horse Pharoah Caps Great Weekend

first_imgStory and Photos by Art PetrosemoloOCEANPORT – More than 60,000 veteran and first-time racing fans jammed Monmouth Park August 2, for the 48th running of the $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational. They weren’t disappointed.Triple Crown winner and super horse American Pharoah put on a show dominating the seven horse field over one and one-eight miles on the dirt track under sunny skies and a New Jersey summer heat wave with temperatures in the high eighties.Clad in Zayat turquoise and gold silks, California based jockey VIctor Espinoza and the Pharoah were easy to spot leaving the staring gate in front of the grandstand, all the way around the track into the homestretch where the crowds’ screaming almost drowned out announcer Frank Mirahmadi.Trainer Bob Baffert who won his eighth Haskell Invitation had said pre-race that American Pharoah was training well and he was right on the money. Justin Zayat, the owner’s son, who manages the Zayat racing operations talked, at a pre-race post position press conference about the big horse’s consistency in training.A view of the paddock at American Pharaoh enters the walking ring on Sunday. Photo: Art PetrosemoloComments by the trainer and owner and race predictions by handicappers and fans held true as Pharoah ran the race everyone expected. Breaking well from the gate, he was between the leader Competitive Edge, trained by Todd Pletcher, and Edward Plesa trained Mr. Jordon at the first turn. Sitting off the pace, until the turn for home, he shifted easily into a higher gear and with the shouts of the crowd, headed for home not to be challenged. Pharoah won by 2 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:47.4 Pharoah closing odds were $.10 on the dollar and he paid $2.20 for a $2 win wager. However thousands of tickets were bought as souvenirs and were never cashed.Finishing second to Pharoah was Keen Ice, third in the Belmont, ridden by Kent Desormeaux and Upstart, ridden by Monmouth Park favorite Joe Bravo was third.Announcer Mirahmadi who called the horse’s win April 8th in the Arkansas Derby lead up to the Triple Crown races, said post-Haskell, “American Pharoah gave the crowd what they came for. He is the best horse in the world and no thoroughbred, of any age, can come close to him.”Lines formed at 6 a.m. for the track’s 9 a.m. opening when fans rushed for space in the picnic area and planted beach chairs along the fence by the finish line. The reserved seats, grandstand, clubhouse and picnic area were packed for the 5:50 p.m. race televised by NBC.When American Pharoah came to the paddock to be saddled by trainer Bob Baffert, fans were 12-deep at the rail trying to get a glimpse of the horse, rider Espinoza and New Jersey owner Ahmed Zayat as Paddock Judge Cookie Jones got the field saddled and around the walking ring to the tunnel leading to the track.A roar rose from racing fans as the chestnut colt, out of Pioneer of the Nile, stepped onto the groomed racing surface – to the strains of Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run – and paraded before the crowd on the way to the starting gate. The horse known for its huge, ground-covering stride walked quietly, next to a pony, under the hand of jockey Espinoza who has ridden the thoroughbred throughout his undefeated 2015 three-year old season. With the Haskell win, the horse is undefeated in his last 10 starts dating back to September 2014 including eight wins in 2015.Pharaoh paraded in front of crowd by outrider after victory Sunday. Photo: Art PetrosemoloThe Haskell is named for 20th century New York businessman and horseman Amory Lawrence Haskell. Monmouth’s former Monmouth Handicap was renamed for Mr. Haskell in 1968 two years after his death. It is the richest invitational horseracing event in North America.When veteran Monmouth Park starter John Daniels released the Haskell field, Pharoah, there was a roar from the grandstand as the seven horses jockeyed for position before the first turn as lengthening shadows moved over part of the track.Following the win, Espinoza took Pharoah for a long cool down jog to the backstretch and then was lead by an outrider back in front of the grandstand to the delight and cheers of the fans before arriving outside the winner’s circle and being greeted by more than 50 photographers from as far away as Australia.If Espinoza and Baffert orchestrated Pharoah’s race, they had less success in the post-race presentation. Pharoah and Espinoza dug a circular trench in the track dirt as officials and Baffert tried to organize the Zayat entourage into an organized group for post-race photos.When it was over and the super horse headed for the backstretch and his stall in the Kelly Breen barn, the reality of just how good this horse is began to settle in and speculation about his next outing was the talk of the writers in the press box.With his easy victory in the Haskell, Baffert said no plans have been made where or when to run Pharoah next, although they have leaned to the Breeders Cup in October. At one point The Travers Grade 1 stakes at Saratoga in four weeks was discussed but not recently.The colt will need rest and training time for the $5 million Breeders Classic race October 31.Zayat who promised racing fans they would get to see the triple crown winner race again after his Belmont victory in June chose historic Monmouth Park in his home state for the horse’s first test leading up to the Breeders Cup Classic to be run in late fall at Keeneland in Lexington, KY, and ultimately the breeding barn where the stud fees are estimated to be $200,000 or more.* * *Racing fans including families with lots of children took advantage of Monmouth Park’s invitation to watch American Pharoah train the three days prior to the Haskell. Crowds increased each day as the three-year old colt took to the track at exactly 7:30 a.m. to jog and gallop in front of an adoring audience and hundreds of media including news helicopter hovering high over the infield.Monmouth Park welcomed the horse with open arms as it is in the midst of a fight for survival surrounded by tracks in neighboring states with on-site gambling to supplement race purses. The horse, the race and the festival MP planned for the Haskell weekend provided new focus on New Jersey’s horse racing industry and helped bring new fans to the Oceanport facility. The track, now run by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association, is transforming itself into a family destination with activities such as on-site miniature golf, activities for children and a soon-to-open gourmet restaurant near the oval’s final turn.last_img read more

LVR salutes top Bomber athletes following stellar season

first_imgL.V. Rogers is getting ready to wap things up on another exciting school year at the Fairview High School.Bombers teams brought back a pair of BC High School Provincial titles in Boy’s Rugby and Girl’s Soccer to hang on the walls of the Hangar.However, before the final test has been marked, the athletic department saluted its top students during the annual awards ceremony.Some of the award winners included: Jonah Thiele: Top Male Scholar Athlete award:  for a student who excelled in both their chosen sport as well as their academics.  Jonah is an elite soccer player.Kyra Burkart: Top Female Scholar Athlete award:   “  “     “     “       “      Kyra was one of the stars on her soccer and field hockey teams.Naomi Perkins: Received the Most Outstanding Female Athlete award: for her play in soccer led LVR’s Soccer Team to a Provincial Championship and was awarded the tournament MVP. Perkins also received the Best All Around Athlete award (besides soccer, she also excelled in basketball, field hockey and X-Country Running).Darian Johnson: Best All Around Male Athlete award – for his achievements on the basketball, soccer, and X-Country Running Teams.Josh Matosevic: Most Dedicated Athlete award – for his extreme dedication to his own personal growth as a basketball player and for helping with the Steve Nash Foundation which promotes basketball to our local elementary school youngsters.Eli Swan-Wilson: Most Oustanding Male Athlete — Swan-Wilson captained the LVR Rugby Team to a AA Tier 2 Provincial Championship.  He received a “Commissioner’s 15” recognition, rugby’s version of being selected to the all-star team.last_img read more