4 May
2021

Canada: BMT Secures JSS Contract

first_imgBMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy has been awarded a 12-month, $9.8M design project to further develop the Contract Design as one possible option for the Canadian Forces’ (CF) new Joint Support Ship (JSS).Following on from BMT Fleet Technology’s successful completion of the JSS Preliminary Design, the award of JSS Contract Design is a significant milestone in nearly a decade of close cooperation with the JSS Project Office.The Joint Support Ship (JSS) project is a Government of Canada capital acquisition project to replace the Royal Canadian Navy’s ageing Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships. Canada’s current procurement strategy includes the assessment/evaluation of two design options: a bespoke design developed by BMT Fleet Technology and an existing, off-the-shelf design of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ Berlin Class.BMT Fleet Technology of Ottawa, Ontario has been supporting the JSS project since December 2002 through a series of individual taskings issued under an Engineering, Logistics, and Management Support (ELMS) Services Contract. These taskings have included a broad range of engineering and design studies analysing and addressing such areas as system requirements, Naval Ship rules, concept design, ship performance modeling, general arrangements and layouts, pollution control, crewing concepts, system operations, ship sub-systems design, in service support concepts and through life cost analyses.Dr Gordon Fleming President of BMT Fleet Technology commented: “The award of JSS Contract Design to BMT underscores the Royal Canadian Navy’s confidence in our abilities to successfully manage and execute a design project of this magnitude and importance.”He continued: “We intend to deliver a World-Class solution for JSS, and have been aggressively growing and strengthening our Canadian design team to achieve this. BMT Fleet Technology will also capitalize on the expertise, capabilities, and synergies available across the BMT group. The JSS project will draw on Naval Architects, Structural Engineers, Marine Systems Engineers and Combat Systems Engineers from all four of BMT Fleet Technology’s offices in Canada, as well as sister BMT companies.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 15, 2012; Industry news View post tag: News by topic View post tag: contract View post tag: secures Canada: BMT Secures JSS Contract Share this article View post tag: BMTcenter_img View post tag: Navy March 15, 2012 View post tag: Canada View post tag: JSS View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada: BMT Secures JSS Contract last_img read more

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3 May
2021

Oxford SU responds to the uncertainty over Trinity returns

first_imgThe sabbatical officers at Oxford SU have released an official response to the uncertainty over Trinity returns for students. This comes after a range of efforts from the student body, including petitions and letters to MPs, to reach greater clarity on the situation for students next term. In their statement, the sabbatical officers condemned the government’s handling of the situation: “This government has continued to ignore students and have failed to include Universities in the government roadmap. This is unacceptable. The government has broken their promises to provide more guidance on student return and has instead cancelled announcements leading to incredible amounts of stress and uncertainty for students that could have been avoided had university students not been repeatedly ignored.”They went on to highlight the guidance around current exemptions, and suggested that students should be the ones to make decisions on whether the exemptions apply to them. “We believe that students alone should be able to make their own decision about whether or not an exemption applies to them.”“We urge colleges to look favourably on requests to return made by students as we believe all students should be permitted to return to their accommodation if they feel they fall under the existing exemptions.” The SU also highlighted the “uneven implementation” of government policy across colleges.The SU has joined with the UUK, Student Minds, and NUS’ open letter, alongside contacting Michelle Donelan, the Minister for Universities. St Edmund’s Hall student, Sophie Richardson, has created a document collating the existing petitions, featuring templates for letters that can be sent to MPs, Michelle Donelan, and Kate Green, the Shadow Education Secretary.Image Credit: David Nicholls / CC BY-NC 2.0last_img read more

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8 Dec
2020

Binghamton University professor offers advice on how school nurses. parents should sort out flu, COVID-19 symptoms

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — With the flu season around the corner, a Binghamton University infectious disease professor is sharing how to deal with the flu and COVID-19 in schools. Kufel says there’s still a lot to be learned about COVID-19.  Since both flu and COVID-19 have similar symptoms,  BU says it’s going to be a challenging to decipher the two.  The university says to look for unique symptoms that aren’t common in both like lost of taste or smell. “We’ve been dealing with this for a litter under year now,” Kufel said. “Where are influenza has been around much longer so we are much more familiar. We know a lot more about influenza.”center_img “To make sure they’re being proactive in monitoring if any signs or symptoms develop,” Kufel said. “And if so, seeking out appropriate testing measures.” Wesley Kufel, a SUNY infectious disease pharmacy professor, says since children are back in school, parents should ask their child if they are showing any signs of the flu or COVID-19. Kufel also mentioned there is testing available that tests both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Doc Rivers can sympathize with Mike D’Antoni’s position

first_imgThe hits were coming from all angles, and with his team unable to mount a disproving retort, all Rivers could do was sit there and take it.“Obviously it’s not fun to go through,” Rivers recalled before his Clippers played the Lakers Thursday night at Staples Center.Sound familiar?Across the corridor, D’Antoni stood outside the Lakers locker room and fielded questions about a wounded, talent-deficient team currently barreling toward one of the worst finishes in franchise history.For fans and pundits thirsty for a perpetrator, D’Antoni is the embodiment of the Lakers struggles.Maybe he’s the long-term answer for the Lakers, maybe not.But to judge him based on the flawed roster he works with these days is about as fair and foolish as Simmons demanding Rivers’ head because he couldn’t turn Allan Ray into Ray Allen.These guys are coaches, not magicians.The Lakers’ problem is a lack of talent, not a lack of coaching.And in just a few more months, the talent issue can finally be addressed.The Lakers will have a max contract to lure a top free agent and a high draft pick to add a potential impact rookie.Or maybe they trade the draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for reportedly unhappy point guard Kyrie Irving, then resist the free agent market this summer in favor of chasing Kevin Love in 2015.The point is, the luxury of payroll flexibility and a lottery pick await the Lakers.Not that it helps D’Antoni at the moment. He’s just trying to win a game.Rivers understands.“I respect anyone who goes through that because I’ve been through it.” Rivers said. “And it’s very, very difficult.”With the benefit of retrospect, we know Boston resisted outside pressure and stuck with Rivers. And history shows the following year the rebuilt Celtics rose all the way to the NBA Finals, where they beat the Lakers to win their 17th title in franchise history.In one calendar year the perception of Rivers was forever altered. He is now known as one of the great coaches in the NBA, and the Clippers ascent in the Western Conference is proof of his impact. But it wasn’t a change in philosophy that altered Rivers’ history.It was patience.And the plays he called the following year for Kevin Garnett were essentially the same he called for Brian Scalabrine.He didn’t change.The players did.“I believed in what we were doing. As far as our schemes, defensively and offensively,” Rivers said. “I knew we needed more players. But I liked what we were doing.”That conviction pulled Rivers through many a sleepless night.“You just have to believe in that,” Rivers said. “That’s the time not to question yourself.”Ironically, the draft lottery Ainge and Celtics fans pinned their hopes wasn’t a benefit.Another lesson their Lakers counterparts might want to heed.The Celtics finished with the fifth pick that summer, not the first or second. That left them out of the running for either Oden or Durant.“That was a bad moment, for sure,” Rivers said.Initially, anyway.Ultimately it moved them off Plan A and onto Plan B.Rather than build around a rookie they reached into the trade market to add proven veterans.They traded the fifth pick to the Seattle Supersonics for Allen, then traded six players to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett.With a pair of future Hall of Famers now teamed with Paul Pierce, the Celtics rolled to the NBA Championship.And the perception of Rivers was forever changed.“Obviously it all fell together,” he said.Down the hall at Staples Center, D’Antoni was just trying to win a game.And maybe buy himself another season.He’s in an impossible position coaching terrible team beset by injury.You don’t have to explain that to Rivers, though.He’s been there. Upstairs in the front office, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was feeling the heat too. But a top-heavy draft the following summer featuring college greats Greg Oden and Kevin Durant was his out card.With each loss improving the Celtics lottery chances, the Boston faithful consoled themselves with visions of Oden or Durant pulling them out of the darkness.And that bought Ainge time.It was different for Rivers, an outsider who elicited little confidence.In fact, well-known Celtics fan turned national columnist Bill Simmons penned one of the all-time spiteful articles in sports history when he sarcastically chastised Rivers and called for his firing. Prior to being anointed the respect befitting an NBA championship, Doc Rivers was — in a manner of speaking — Mike D’Antoni.It was the 2006-07 season and Rivers was the face of the perennially storied but presently horrible Boston Celtics.With the losses piling up and a proud fan base restless for a culprit, Rivers was an easy target.He had bombed previously with the Orlando Magic, and with the Celtics regressing rather than progressing there was sincere concern in Boston he was the right man for the job.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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