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first_img View post tag: Landing View post tag: Alligator Training & Education February 6, 2012 Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles began ensuring amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is fit to fight for Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, Feb. 2.The air-cushion hovercraft, which can carry more than a 60-ton payload, are heading from a beachhead in Little Creek, Va., to the open well deck of Wasp and back as they engage in the first part of the exercise, ensuring all personnel and supplies involved in Bold Alligator 2012 are ready to go.“Right now, we’re just ‘cutting across the pond’ performing underway replenishments and onloading Marines,” said Gunnery Sgt. Mark R. Redding, a watch captain aboard USS Wasp. “Without these operations, we can’t transition to the next stage of LCAC ops.”Wasp, the flagship of Bold Alligator 2012, can carry three LCACs in its well deck. Getting them in and out of the deck can by a tricky operation, especially in foul weather, said Chief Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) Electrical Ronald L. Bolanowski. As a member of ACU 4, Bolanowski is a craftsman, or pilot, of an LCAC and a member of Assault Craft Unit 4.“You have three different sets of controls you have to master to drive (the LCAC),” said Bolanowski. “After years of experience, it gets a little easier.”Loading the hovercraft requires the joint efforts of Marines and Sailors, to ensure safety and the efficient offload of the landing crafts. Coordination between Marine combat officers, enlisted Marines, ramp marshals, and well deck safety and control personnel led to a successful first evolution of operations, said Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class (SW) Ronald L. Stewart, a well deck safety crew member for Wasp.“Everything went as planned and we look forward to doing the same thing again,” said Stewart.When done supplying Bold Alligator ships with personnel and supplies, LCAC crews and support personnel take on their next evolution, getting the Marines to the beach to “put the fight to the enemy” during the largest naval amphibious exercise of the past 10 years.Bolanowski said the LCAC crews will first perform rehearsal beach assaults in the next few days before taking on the actual exercise Monday.According to the United States Marine Corps, LCACs can cross 70 percent of the world’s coastlines, as opposed to the 15 percent for tradition naval craft. This makes them particularly suited to the joint beach front operations which the Navy and Marine Corps are reemphasizing during Bold Alligator.It’s pretty exciting to take part in an exercise this large, said Bolanowski, who says he’s never been involved in a bigger demonstration of amphibious force. Though there’s pressure to make Bold Alligator a success, Bolanowski said he’s happy to be taking part in it from an LCAC. “It’s the best job in the Navy for an enlisted guy, it cannot get any better,” said Bolanowski. “There’s nowhere in the Navy that they allow an E-7 or above to be in charge of $22 million worth of military equipment. I absolutely love it.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 06, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Wasp View post tag: Naval View post tag: Vehicles View post tag: craft View post tag: 2012 View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: air View post tag: usa USA: Landing Craft, Air Cushion Vehicles Embark WASP for Bold Alligator 2012 View post tag: Cushion View post tag: Embark Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Landing Craft, Air Cushion Vehicles Embark WASP for Bold Alligator 2012 View post tag: bold Share this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgEmploying an ingenious microfluidic design that combines chemical and mechanical properties, a team of Harvard scientists has demonstrated a new way of detecting and extracting biomolecules from fluid mixtures. The approach requires fewer steps, uses less energy, and achieves better performance than several techniques currently in use and could lead to better technologies for medical diagnostics and chemical purification.The biomolecule sorting technique was developed in the laboratory of Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Aizenberg is also co-director of the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology and a core faculty member at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, leading the Adaptive Materials Technologies platform there.The new microfluidic device, described in a paper appearing today in the journal Nature Chemistry, is composed of microscopic “fins” embedded in a hydrogel that is able to respond to different stimuli, such as temperature, pH, and light. Special DNA strands called aptamers, that under the right conditions bind to a specific target molecule, are attached to the fins, which move the cargo between two chemically distinct environments. Modulating the pH levels of the solutions in those environments triggers the aptamers to “catch” or “release” the target biomolecule. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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first_img Related Articles DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020 Breon CorcoranIn a move to expand its corporate footprint within the US market, FTSE100 betting firm Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire US mobile-focused fantasy sports operator DRAFT for a deal valued at $48 million (£37 million).Entering the US DFS market, PPB will initially pay $19 million for all DRAFT related assets and resources, the bookmaker has attached a further $29 million in performance related benchmarks to be earned within a four-year period of its acquisition.Founded in 2010 by CO-CEO’s Jeremy Levine and Jordan Fliegal, New York-based DRAFT seeks to be the leading mobile play DFS operator. The company is reported to have raised circa $6 million in venture funding for its operations (Crunchbase).Speaking to business news sources, PPB CEO Breon Corcoran stated that the firms acquired asset had been able to differentiate its product offering within the highly competitive US DFS market, making it an attractive proposition. With the support of PPB marketing and development capabilities, DRAFT could become a further rival to leading US fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKingsIt has been reported that PPB governance are prepared to invest heavily in DRAFT, with the company forecasting an earnings loss of approximately $20 million before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation.Issuing a market note on PPB’s acquisition Jonathan Buxton, partner and head of consumer and retail at Cavendish Corporate Finance, said:“This deal is Paddy Power’s first venture into the US daily fantasy sports market. The firm is going ahead with the acquisition, despite the fact that it may lead to a 3% drop in earnings in the immediate future, this reflects the group’s confidence in the potential of this market. The transaction is demonstrative of the increasing search for mobile-led, digital companies that are able to cater to the changing habits and needs of customers and could be the first step in the diversification of the group’s offerings.” Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Share Submit Share DraftKings expands Sportradar partnership to launch mobile live streaming May 29, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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first_imgChris Borland was a hard-hitting linebacker during his four years at the University of Wisconsin, and his one season with the 49ers. He is no longer a linebacker. But he still packs a wallop.Borland, who retired from football after his rookie season in the NFL, fearing for his cognitive well-being, testified Tuesday before a U.S. House subcommittee, according to the website Deadspin. It is Borland’s contention that football organizations “manipulate the science of brain injuries” (Deadspin’s …last_img

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first_imgThe Play Your Part television series this week features Tebogo Ditshego, Karin Landi, and Tshiamo Legoale, all of whom contribute to making South Africa a better place. Here’s how you can get involved with them.Tshiamo Legoale, a geologist and researcher at metallurgical R&D organisation Mintek, is winner of the FameLab International 2017 contest. She is a guest on Play Your Part episode three. (Image: Mining Ne.Ws)Brand South Africa reporterGeologist and award-winning scientist Tshiamo Legoale, businessman Tebogo Ditshego and Karin Landi of Community Hours SA are the featured guests in episode three of the Play Your Part television series this week.These three extraordinary people share their stories on how they are shaping economic upliftment through education, empowerment, active citizenship, youth development, entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation.The episode, which will air on Saturday, 9 September 2017 at 18:00 on SABC 2, is hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Kabelo Mabalane. Artist and musician Mabalane is also a co-founder of the initiative, Shout for a Safer South Africa.The 26-episode Play Your Part series aims to inspire viewers to become active citizens and take part in volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.Here’s more on the three guests and how you can get involved with them:Tshiamo LegoaleLegoale is a 27-year-old geologist at Mintek who won the international competition FameLab Award. Her winning talk was on phytomining; as she puts it, she wants to “grow gold from wheat”, which essentially means using wheat plants to harvest gold from mine dumps.Legoale was one of three entrants from Africa in the FameLab competition, which was held in England. She received the FameLab award.Contact detailsWebsite: www.mintek.co.zaTwitter: @legoale_tshiamoTebogo DitshegoEntrepreneur Tebogo Ditshego (left) with actor Thapelo Mokoena at the fifth World Book Celebration. The annual event is hosted by Ditshego Media. (Image: Melissa Javan)Ditshego is CEO of Ditshego Media and founder of the initiative ReadABookSA, which is known as the biggest online book club in the country. He is also the chairman of the South African Reading Foundation.Ditshego, author of the self-published novel Kasi Nerd, talks about the concerns regarding literacy in South Africa and how he is working to overcome them.Through ReadABookSA, for example, people are challenged to read at least one book a month. The initiative has more than 39,700 followers on Twitter.Contact detailsWebsite: www.ditshegomedia.co.zaEmail: [email protected]: @ReadABookSA or FacebookKarin LandiKarin Landi with Play Your Part series host Kabelo Mabalane. (Image: Play Your Part series)Landi is the co-founder of the online portal, Community Hours SA, which facilitates and manages community service for teenagers, parents, teachers, schools, active citizens and NPOs.Community Hours SA offers out of the box volunteering opportunities that encourage sustainable volunteering and active citizenship. In this episode, she talks about how it got teenagers involved with the initiative, Fight with Insight.Landi also serves on the governing body of the Johannesburg Junior Council and is the goodwill ambassador of the CEO SleepOut.Contact detailsWebsite: www.communityhourssa.co.zaEmail: [email protected]: @communityhoursa or FacebookYou can also get involved with Fight with Insight on Facebook.Play Your Part broadcasts at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In August, Marquez was among 22 people sanctioned by the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. He was accused of acting as a frontman for the Raul Flores Hernandez drug trafficking organization.Marquez has denied any wrongdoing and said he will work to clear his name. He is not known to face any criminal charges in the United States or Mexico.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAtlas says Marquez will continue his legal fight while at the team.Marquez has played internationally with AS Monaco, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this June 5, 2016 file photo, Mexico defender Rafael Marquez leaves the pitch after a Copa America group C soccer match against Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz. Marquez is back with his club on Monday, Sept. 18 2017, more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties. Atlas says the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again and will continue his legal fight. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)MEXICO CITY — Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez is back with his club more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties.Atlas said Monday that the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:21Police report on Nov. 2013 Pampanga drug sting ‘full of lies’ — ex-PNP official00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terrylast_img read more

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first_imgSports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Less time, fewer timeouts among adjustments for NBA coaches Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden on October 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, North Carolina—Boston star Kyrie Irving has added more spice to the Celtics-Cleveland season opener.Irving, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up with the Celtics this summer after three straight NBA Finals trips with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, says he sees “a vast difference” between the cities.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “Boston, I’m driving in and (thinking), ‘I’m really playing in a real, live sports city?’” Irving told reporters Wednesday, in comments published by The Charlotte Observer.“A lot of different cultures, food and people. You get it all, especially in Boston,” Irving also said. “You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRemember, Irving and the Celtics open in Cleveland on Tuesday night. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

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first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa midfielder McGinnby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa’s John McGinn.Klopp says McGinn can ease the pressure on under-fire Scotland skipper Andrew Robertson.Speaking to the Daily Record, Klopp said: “I heard everyone expected to beat Russia and the first question in my mind was ‘Why?’They have five million more football players than Scotland! “And Belgium? Well, 95 per cent of the world will lose to them.“Scotland isn’t blessed enough to have 20 players from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh who are all world-class talents.“But they have always had a big heart, proper fight, a good defence and could score a goal. At Liverpool we have to create a situation where our team can perform and Scotland have got to do the same.“Expectations are too high. It’s not because of Robbo you don’t win. As a left-back, you can’t win a game alone. It’s just not possible.“He doesn’t have to though because you have other good guys – John McGinn, what a super player he is, Robert Snodgrass, a wonderful player, Scott McTominay has great potential. So let them play and let the manager have time to create a style of play, a Scottish style.“But don’t put the manager under pressure to deliver something so immediately that he can’t live up to it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgMike Thomas makes a one handed catch.Twitter/@DMoutonWWL Mike Thomas was a key to Ohio State’s 2014 and 2015 offenses, and the 2016 second round pick is already impressing with the New Orleans Saints. During a practice on Friday, Thomas made a phenomenal falling one-handed grab over the top of the defense, on a pass from backup quarterback Luke McCown.Mike Thomas’ tremendous catch. As shot by @sayneykid pic.twitter.com/WISeQWLTJw— Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) July 29, 2016Mike Thomas has quickly earned the trust of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.The future Hall of Famer praised him from the connection the two have developed in a very short time back in June. Brees gave an example of a practice rep, of a route the tandem had not run before, to ESPN:“In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever even talked about it,” Brees said. “But it was one of those where I’m just in the moment, and hey, he’s my guy over there at that position. So I kind of give him a look, give him a signal or whatever, and he goes and makes the play. And ran the route just like I imagined.“So that makes you feel good too. ‘Hey, we’re on the same page even though we haven’t even talked about that yet. You kind of know this offense, you have a feel for the game.’ So I like when I see that stuff out of young guys, where you kind of feel like there’s some instincts there.”Thomas came on strong for Ohio State in 2014, catching 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns en route to a Buckeye national title. He followed it up with a similar 56 catch, 781 yard, nine touchdown 2015 campaign, despite some turmoil at the quarterback position for OSU. Now, he’s charged with helping replace longtime Brees-favorite Marques Colston, who was released by the Saints this off-season after 10 years with the franchise.last_img read more

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first_img Updated: 10:19 AM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 17, 2019 MTS unveils new trolley car designs at open house 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of Metropolitan Transit System officials will hold an open house today to showcase the agency’s new trolley cars, which are scheduled to enter service Saturday.The new cars include multiple new quality-of-life features like vinyl seating, improved sightlines for security and easier access to equipment for the agency’s technicians. The cars also have a redesigned mid-section to improve the flow of trolley passengers.MTS ordered a total of 45 new trolley cars in 2016 from German manufacturer Siemens and received the first one last August.The agency expects to receive the rest of the new fleet by next year. Nine of the cars will be added to MTS’ Blue, Green and Orange trolley lines while the other 36 will operate along the 11-mile Mid-Coast Blue Line trolley extension, which is scheduled to be completed in 2021.“These vehicles represent the true partnership that exists between MTS and Siemens,” MTS CEO Paul Jablonski said when the agency received the first new car. “We worked closely over the last two years to ensure that these vehicles meet the needs of our system, and our riders, once Mid-Coast becomes operational.”center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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