John F. Kennedy’s arresting gear catches first plane

first_img Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today John F. Kennedy’s arresting gear system completes first aircraft arrestment April 3, 2016 Authorities View post tag: USS John F. Kennedy The company that is set to equip the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), with an arresting gear system on April 1 said its system completed the first aircraft arrestment.According to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system conducted the arrestment of an F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in Lakehurst, New Jersey.Gerneral Atomics explained that the AAG was a turbo-electric system designed for controlled deceleration during aircraft recovery operations on carriers.Scott Forney, President of GA-EMS, said: “The first aircraft arrestment marks a major milestone in demonstrating AAG performance and capability. This also represents the culmination of many man-hours of design and development efforts, and a definitive step toward bringing this transformational technology into the next phase of testing and optimization.”“More than 1,200 successful dead load arrestments have been completed at the Jet Car Test Site in Lakehurst, New Jersey,” stated Dean Key, Director, Launch and Recovery Production Programs and AAG Design and Development. “Now, with the arrestment of aircraft, we take an important step in verifying the dynamic controls and system performance as a whole. We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment, and are excited to continue down this path of success as the AAG system undergoes additional aircraft arrestment testing, and demonstration activity.”AAG is installed aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), and is scheduled for installation on the future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), which is currently under construction.The company’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS), which uses electromagnetic technology to launch aircraft from the deck of naval aircraft carriers, is also installed and undergoing dead load testing on CVN 78. In addition to AAG, EMALS is scheduled for installation on CVN 79. View post tag: US Navy View post tag: General Atomics John F. Kennedy’s arresting gear system completes first aircraft arrestmentlast_img read more

TRUMP PLANTS THE FLAG!

first_imgTrump looks like he has climbed the GOP mountain! Of-course, he is planting the flag in the elephant’s butt, and I thought hard about whether to drop the elephant’s pants. I decided not to drop the pants because I thought that would be too raunchy for the mainstream papers – this one might be too raunchy for them even with the pants in place.I drew this one live, but I haven’t posted the video here. This stream was something of an adventure, as I continue to learn how to live-stream. I was experimenting with hosting other artists streams at the end of my own stream; this is a Twitch custom, when a stream ends it is a nice gesture for an artist to “host” another artist’s stream, so his audience at the end just moves on to the other artist. OK. I did that, and went out to dinner and an evening of watching the entertaining Republican debate.When I woke up the next morning, I noticed that the computer was still streaming, for 19 hours. I sleep in the bedroom close by my studio, and had sent out a live stream of my snoring all night. To my surprise, I had an audience of 20 people watching the broadcast of nothing, and I was picking up new followers through the night at about the same rate as when I’m actively streaming. My program (OBS) that does the streaming, had frozen, and turning it off or quitting didn’t work, I had to force-quit.On top of that nonsense, when I sat down at my computer this morning I was wearing my underwear and the stream got a nice view of me in my chones. (It could have been worse; there’s a 40% chance that I might not have been wearing any underwear.) YouTube and Twitch selected a random image from the stream for the lead image of the video, and both selected the view of my underwear. Finally, I understand what happened to Anthony Wiener, poor guy.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Beach Replenishment Update: No Dredging on Monday

first_imgDATE: Monday, July 20PROGRESS: The stalled beach project at the south end was expected to resume as early as Monday, but as of dusk, there was no sign of the dredging.The Liberty Island reportedly returned from a seven-week repair in Norfolk, Va., and ran a test involving mostly water on Monday afternoon.On the beach, work crews have set up the pipeline from 55th Street and are preparing to resume operations at 51st Street. It appears as if 51st Street will be the only beach entrance closed when work resumes.Work is complete between 37th and 47th streets, and between 52nd and 55th streets.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed from 52nd Street to 47th Street, then from 55th to 59th (target date for completion is Sept. 9).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up now. It’s free. Pipeline and filters are in place on the beach at 51st Street, ready for the renourishment project to resume.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.last_img read more

Indiana extends the application period for small business assistance

first_img Pinterest Indiana extends the application period for small business assistance By Tommie Lee – December 21, 2020 0 255 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitter Facebook (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) Indiana has extended the application period for its Small Business Restart Grant Program.On Monday, Governor Holcomb announced an extension of the application period, which allows small businesses in all 92 counties to apply for recovery funding through January 22nd.New eligibility criteria and reimbursement categories have been established.Eligible businesses that have not received the maximum award of $50,000 may now seek reimbursement for qualified business expenses, such as payroll for W2 employees only, verified insurance premium payments, and more.The application, along with additional details and instruction, is available at http://backontrack.in.gov WhatsApp Previous articleWoman injured in roadway shooting in Cass CountyNext articleBenefits to hosting the NCAA tournament, even without a crowd Tommie Lee IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

G. Love Joins Yonder Mountain String Band For “Son Of A Preacher Man” [Full Audio/Gallery]

first_imgThe Tabernacle was the place to be in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, February 11th, as both G. Love & Special Sauce and Yonder Mountain String Band delighted audience with back-to-back performances. The two bands are on tour together, and kept the energy high throughout a great show over the weekend, including a highlight moment when G. Love joined Yonder, adding his harmonica style to the song, “Son Of A Preacher Man.”You can see a full gallery of the show from EMily Butler Photography below, as well as an audio recording of Yonder’s set, courtesy of taper John Barren. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Relix To Celebrate 50 Years Of New Orleans Music And Culture With Art & Photography Exhibit

first_imgRelix will provide this year’s Jazz Fest attendees and New Orleans locals with a look back at the last 50 years of the southern city’s vibrant music and cultural history with an exhibit set to take place during the two weekends of the upcoming music festival and beyond.Related: Jazz Fest Adds John Prine, Corey Henry, PJ Morton, More To 2019 LineupAnnounced earlier this week, the “Relix Celebrates 50 Years of New Orleans Music & Culture” exhibit will take place at The New Orleans Jazz Museum beginning on April 26th. The exhibit will remain open in the New Orleans museum throughout the festival (April 26th-May 5th) and in the weeks following before coming to a close on May 26th. The exhibit will showcase artwork and photography from Michael P. Smith, Sydney Byrd, Frenchy, George Rodrigue, Terrance Osborne, Danny Clinch, Zack Smith, Jay Blakesberg, Michael Weintrob, Dino Perrucci, Scott Saltzman, Clayton Call, Eric Waters, and Marc Millman.Fans will also get the chance to join in on sit-down conversations with Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe and writer Walter Isaacson on April 29th; Grammy-winning pianist Jon Cleary on April 30th; and Galactic drummer Stanton Moore with George Porter Jr. on May 1st. The conversation-based events will be limited in attendance, and will feature one-on-one Q&A’s and panels with the notable musicians. The three events will culminate with receptions highlighting food and cocktails inspired by New Orleans’ one-of-a-kind culinary scene. RSVPs are required for anyone hoping to attend the Museum on those dates, and tickets are required to attend the conversation events.Fans can click here to find more info along with RSVP/ticket links for the upcoming exhibit.last_img read more

Bon Iver Shares Two Tracks Including Bruce Hornsby Collaboration, Announces Fall Tour Dates [Listen]

first_imgOn Monday, indie folk outfit Bon Iver gave fans a lot to look forward to with the release of two new singles, as well as the addition of North American tour dates in September and October.The band’s two new songs, “Hey, Ma” and “U (Man Like), each feature a plethora of notable guest contributors, including Bruce Hornsby handling lead piano duties on the latter. Other contributors include Moses Sumney, Jenn Wasner, Elsa Jensen, Psymun, Phil Cook, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and others. Watch the enthralling new lyrics videos for Bon Iver’s new tunes “Hey, Ma” and “U (Man Like)” below.Bon Iver – “Hey, Ma”[Video: boniver]Bon Iver – “U (Man Like)”[Video: boniver]Along with the new songs, Bon Iver has added a batch of new late summer/early fall tour dates to previously announced appearances at Missoula, MT’s KettleHouse Amphitheater (8/31); Vail, CO’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (9/2); Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (9/3); and George, WA’s George Amphitheatre on September 6th. Wasner will join Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, Matthew McCaughan, Michael Lewis, and Andrew Fitzpatrick to form the Bon Iver live band.The newly added dates will see support from Feist and Yo La Tengo, which begins with a performance at Vancouver, BC’s Pacific Coliseum on September 7th. Bon Iver will continue on with stops at Portland, OR’s Theater of the Clouds (9/10); San Francisco, CA’s Chase Center (9/12); and The Forum in Los Angeles, CA (9/15). The band will regroup on October 3rd with a performance at St. Paul, MN’s Xcel Energy Center, followed by stops in Rosemont, IL (10/4); Toronto, ON (10/6); Columbus, OH (10/8); Philadelphia, PA (10/10); Brooklyn, NY (10/11); Boston, MA (10/15); Washington, D.C. (10/17); and a tour-closing performance at Raleigh, NC’s PNC Arena on October 19th.A fan club pre-sale for Bon Iver’s newly added tour dates begins this Wednesday, June 5th at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 7th at 10 a.m. local time.See below for a full list of Bon Iver’s 2019 tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.Bon Iver 2019 Tour Dates:Aug 31 Missoula, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater*Sept 2 Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater^Sept 3 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre^Sept 4 Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center^Sept 6 George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre^Sept 7 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum^Sept 10 Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds^Sept 12 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center^Sept 15 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum^Oct 3 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center+Oct 4 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena+Oct 6 Toronto, ON – ScotiaBank Arena+Oct 8 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center+Oct 10 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center+Oct 11 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center#Oct 15 Boston, MA – TD Garden+Oct 17 Washington, DC – The Anthem+Oct 19 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena+* w/ Indigo Girls^ w/ Sharon Van Etten+ w/ Feist# w/ Yo La TengoView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Former College Dean Jewett dies at 75

first_imgL. Fred Jewett ’57, former dean of Harvard College and a longtime University administrator, died on Sunday. He was 75.Jewett’s career at Harvard spanned 35 years, during which he served as dean of admissions as well as the College’s top administrator. In that time, he implemented more inclusive admissions policies, played a key role in the integration of Harvard and Radcliffe, and introduced randomization to the process of assigning upper class students to the Houses.“Fred Jewett was a pillar of the College for more than a generation,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “He profoundly shaped the undergraduate experience and was dedicated to opening Harvard to the most talented students, regardless of background. I’m deeply saddened by his loss.”Jewett arrived at Harvard College as a freshman in 1953. He received his A.B. in government magna cum laude in 1957, and, after a year of study in France, returned to Cambridge in 1958 to attend Harvard Business School, from which he received his M.B.A. in 1960. At this time, Jewett also served as one of the original freshman advisers, a role he would continue to play at the College for the next 40 years.Much of Jewett’s career at Harvard was spent in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, where he was director of freshman scholarships (1967-1972) and then dean (1972-1984). It was in this latter role that Jewett made some of his most lasting contributions to undergraduate life. He oversaw the consolidation of the Harvard and Radcliffe admissions offices, encouraged the admission of minority students, and strengthened the College’s commitment to financial aid, to name only a few of his achievements.“Fred’s vision and leadership did much to create today’s Harvard,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid to students in Harvard College. “He cared deeply about ensuring that Harvard be accessible to students from all ethnic and economic backgrounds. His definition of excellence spanned the full range of academic disciplines and human talents, including his deep love of music  — especially opera — and athletics. He became a mentor and a lifelong friend to countless undergraduates, enabling them to achieve goals they never dreamed possible. He had a profound effect on my life as well and set a standard for loyalty to Harvard that will never be matched.”Jewett’s commitment to diversity continued throughout his tenure as dean of Harvard College (1985-1995), during which he presided over the controversial decision to randomize House assignments. Before 1996, freshmen selected their top three choices for housing, which were then sorted by computer. The result was that students often ended up spending the next three years at Harvard with people of similar backgrounds and perspectives. With randomization, Jewett ensured that undergraduates would be exposed to the diversity he had brought to Harvard at admissions.“One of Fred’s first moves as dean was to say, ‘We’ve worked so hard at admissions to bring in students from every background. It’s a shame they don’t get more from the diversity,’” said Freshman Dean and former Associate Dean of the College for Housing Thomas A. Dingman ’67. “There was a lot of criticism from those who felt we were undermining an important element of the Harvard experience, but after the change, we found that Houses were still able to carry on their traditions — the Lowell House Opera, success in intramural sports, etc. … With a more diverse population, you could still have extraordinary programming.”Friends and colleagues say that they will remember the man known to many as “Mr. Harvard” for his generosity, his decency, and his devotion to the College and its students. Former Harvard President Derek Bok, whose administration (1971-1991) coincided with Jewett’s tenure at the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Dean, called him a “remarkably wise counselor.”“Fred Jewett was one in a long line of immensely distinguished deans of admission for Harvard College, and one of the civil servants who do much more than most people realize to make the University function well,” said Bok. “He had impressive knowledge of Harvard and how it functions. I relied on his advice in dealing with a whole series of problems that we faced over the 20 years of my administration. We owe him an immense debt for all that he contributed to Harvard.”John P. Reardon, executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association and associate vice president for University relations, said that Jewett was a brilliant man who never forgot his humble beginnings and had a remarkable ability to connect with students.“He was a public school kid from Taunton, Mass., who came to the College and then went on to HBS, where he was a Baker Scholar,” Reardon said. “When he went to the Freshman Dean’s Office and Admissions, they saw quickly how good he was and what a difference he could make. He loved kids. His reputation was such that he had lines of students that just wanted to talk about courses with him. He was a wonderful man and a special friend.”Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds said that she hopes that the occasion of her predecessor’s passing will inspire faculty, staff, and students to reflect on a legacy that still shapes the College community today.“Fred Jewett’s work made possible not only the diversity of today’s student body, but also the diversity of leadership in the College and throughout the University,” she said. “As we mourn his loss at the College, we will also remember his remarkable contributions.”Born in Providence, R.I., on April 1, 1936, Lester Fred Jewett attended Taunton High School before coming to Harvard. In addition to his career at Harvard, Jewett was a member the Phi Beta Kappa Society and of the Policy Committee of Ivy League Colleges, and served as a trustee of the College Board and of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School.He is survived by his sister, Pauline “Skipp” Jewett Hill Shafer of West Lafayette, Ind.; his nephew, David Jewett of East Falmouth, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.A memorial service celebrating the life and service of L. Fred Jewett is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of April 20 at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. All are welcome to attend.last_img read more

Lindsay Posner to Direct the U.K. Premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities at The Old Vic

first_img The show was first seen in 2010 at New York’s Lincoln Center, before transferring to Broadway where it garnered five Tony nominations. Other Desert Cities was also a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Baitz is an American playwright, screenwriter and television producer best known for his TV series Brothers and Sisters. His plays include The Substance of Fire, A Fair Country, Ten Unknowns, The Paris Letter, The Film Society, Mizlansky/Zilinsky and Three Hotels as well as a new version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Other Desert Cities will feature design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Peter Mumford and music by Michael Bruce. London View Commentscenter_img Posner’s most recent directing credit at The Old Vic was Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy. Posner was Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre from 1987 to 1992 where his production of Death and The Maiden won two Olivier Awards. His many other London directing credits include Noises Off, Butley, An Ideal Husband, Fool For Love, A View From The Bridge, Carousel and Fiddler on The Roof. The U.K. premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play Other Desert Cities is set to kick off a season of productions to be presented in-the-round at The Old Vic, reprising the transformation of the venue’s auditorium first seen in 2008. Directed by Olivier award winner Lindsay Posner, the production will begin previews March 13, with opening night set for March 24. Other Desert Cities follows Brooke Wyeth as she returns to the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years with some incendiary news for her Republican parents, her upbeat brother and her recovering alcoholic aunt. She is about to publish a memoir about her family, exposing a pivotal moment in their painful and explosive past, her actions threatening to push fractured family relations to a point beyond repair.last_img read more

New SUNY Sexual Assault Policy Similar to California’s ‘Yes Means Yes’

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A new sexual assault policy adopted by the SUNY Board of Trustees on Thursday mirrors a recently passed California state law stipulating “affirmative” consent between partners. Basically, the new definition of consent on SUNY campuses is “yes means yes.”The resolution, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented to the board, was swiftly voted on and approved the same day.“There has been an epidemic of sexual violence in this country that is truly disturbing and it is plaguing our college campuses,” Cuomo said in a press releasing announcing the move. “It is time for New York to take what is a difficult, uncomfortable topic and lead the way, and that is exactly what this resolution passed by the SUNY Board of Trustees today will do.“This is not just a SUNY problem,” he continued, “but SUNY can lead and SUNY can reform on-campus safety so we can better protect our students, and make our university communities a safer place for our children.”The resolution defines “affirmative consent” as an active agreement—either through words or “action.” It clearly stipulates that silence is not consent. Also, the newly adopted policy deems a person incapable of consenting “when that person is mentally defective, mentally incapacitated, physically helpless (whether induced by drugs, alcohol or otherwise), or asleep.”It also includes an immunity policy for students reporting incidents of sexual assault who appear to be violating the student code of conduct, such as being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and creates a “Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights” to better educate students about their rights to report such assaults to authorities.The new policy comes just days after Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed a bill redefining consent on college campuses, which for decades has been spelled out by the common phrase: “No means no.”Cuomo, in his statement, did not describe the new practices as simple as “yes means yes,” but the wording in the resolution is similar to the text of the California bill.The memorandum presented to the SUNY Board of Trustees reads:“Consent is clear, knowing and voluntary. Consent is active, not passive. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent. Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable clear permission regarding willingness to engage in (and the conditions of) sexual activity.Consent to any one form of sexual activity cannot automatically imply consent to any other forms of sexual activity. Previous relationships or prior consent cannot imply consent to future sexual acts.”Here’s how the California law defines consent:“ ‘Affirmative consent’ means affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of each person involved in the sexual activity to ensure that he or she has the affirmative consent of the other or others to engage in the sexual activity. Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time. The existence of a dating relationship between the persons involved, or the fact of past sexual relations between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent.”In his remarks to the board, Cuomo cited troubling statistics that indicate sexual assault is a pervasive issue on college campuses, but severely under-reported  One in four college women will become a victim of sexual assault, he said, and less than five percent of rapes are reported to law enforcement—meaning the rapist is usually free to terrorize other women.He also admonished college administrators for essentially doing little to lift the veil on campus rapes.“Fewer than five percent of the cases were reported,” Cuomo said. “Why? Because the incentive for the school is to treat it as an internal matter. Why? Because the school doesn’t want the exposure; the school doesn’t want the publicity; it’s not a positive in any situation. And I believe that the incentives actually can be a disservice to the victim, because the incentive for the institution is at odds with what might be in the best interest for the victim.”During an interview with reporters afterward, Cuomo suggested that the SUNY policy could be the basis of a future law that would include all colleges in the state.“What I would hope is, from this example, and from this experience, we develop a state law and we pass that law and that would cover then all the schools in the state, not just the 64,” he said. “Any school in the state.”While the governor mentioned sexual assault as not being just a SUNY issue but a “societal problem,” he did not single out Columbia University, which has come under scrutiny for its handling of sexual assaults.Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student who says she was raped her sophomore year, has been outspoken ever since the private college did not hold the alleged perpetrator accountable. Now a senior, she has been carrying a mattress around campus every day in protest as a part of a performance art piece. She says she will continue to do so until the man who assaulted her is no longer at the school.There are five public colleges under the SUNY umbrella on Long Island: Farmingdale State College, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Old Westbury, Nassau Community College and Suffolk County Community College.Only three of those colleges—Stony Brook University, SUNY Old Westbury, and Nassau Community College—provide crime stats on their respective websites up to 2013. According to the data, Stony Brook students reported six on-campus rapes and five residential facility rapes last year. Those reports were up from five on-campus rapes and three residential facility rapes in ’12. Old Westbury’s site reports three forcible sex offenses each in ’12 and ’13—one each on campus, in residence halls and public property.Farmingdale State had one documented incident of a forcible sex offense on campus in ’12—none in ’11 or ’10.Suffolk County Community College reported one forcible sex offense from ’10-’12. That incident occurred in ’11 at its Michael J. Grant campus in Selden. Nassau County Community College reported three such incidents in ’13 and one in ’11.last_img read more