Rolls-Royce to power US Navy’s MQ-25 aircraft

first_img View post tag: Boeing Rolls-Royce engines have been selected by Boeing to power the US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refueling.Recently, the US Navy awarded the MQ-25A engineering and manufacturing contract to Boeing to provide four aircraft.The $805.3 million contract was awarded August 30 and provides for the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery, and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles, including integration into the carrier air wing for an initial operational capability by 2024.The MQ-25 is designed to provide the US Navy with a much-needed refueling capability and extend the range of combat aircraft from carriers.Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine, manufactured in Indianapolis, US. The AE 3007N will provide more than 10,000 lbs of thrust and additional electrical power to the aircraft, according to the technology company.“Congratulations to Boeing for being selected to develop this historic aircraft in support of the US Navy. For Rolls-Royce, it will expand our UAV expertise with unmanned aircraft in the US Navy fleet, which includes the Triton and Fire Scout aircraft,” Jarrett Jones, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice President, Customer Business, Government Relations and Sales, commented. View post tag: Rolls-Royce View post tag: MQ-25 Stingray View post tag: US Navy Photo: Photo: Eric Shindelbower, Boeing Share this articlelast_img read more

Robert Smith

first_imgOn November 25, 2009, Dr. Robert Moors Smith died two weeks before he would have been 97. A pioneer of modern anesthesia practice, he was considered the “Father of Pediatric Anesthesiology” in the United States.Dr. Smith was born in Winchester, Massachusetts and died there. While becoming an Eagle Scout, he and his four older siblings were home-schooled by their mother. He then entered Browne and Nichols School and subsequently graduated from Dartmouth College in 1934 and Harvard Medical School in 1938. After a rotating internship at the Faulkner Hospital near Boston, Dr. Smith underwent two years of surgical training at Boston City Hospital where each surgeon participated in anesthetizing patients. He then opened an office in a small town south of Boston and supplemented his income providing anesthesia for patients at a local community hospital helping establish a department of anesthesia at what is now South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA. When the United States entered WW II, his brief time as a general practitioner ended with his enlistment in the Army as a surgeon. However, because of the great need for anesthesiologists in the military, he was given a three-month training course in anesthesia at the Army Air Force Hospital in Greensboro, NC under the leadership of Dr. Frederic Clement and for the next four years he served as the Chief of Anesthesia with the 100th General Hospital in France and Germany including at the Battle of the Bulge rising to the rank of Major.Like many servicemen who became anesthesiologists during WW II, Dr. Smith pursued a post-war career in anesthesiology in a hospital near his hometown. In 1946 after he was released from the Army, he was appointed the first physician Chief of Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital Boston, a position he held until 1980 before moving to the nearby Franciscan (Rehabilitation) Hospital for Children where he worked until the age of 80. Though he initially had little experience caring for children, he supervised several nurses at Children’s Hospital Boston who until then provided the majority of anesthesia at the institution. The chief nurse anesthetist, Betty Lank, showed him the small blood pressure cuffs and masks an engineer at the hospital had fashioned for pediatric patients at her direction before any of these were commercially available. She used these items when providing anesthesia for the surgeon, Dr. Robert Gross, when he initiated the field of congenital cardiac surgery in 1938 by ligating the first patent ductus arteriosus. Dr. Gross went on to become Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston, and he and Dr. Smith worked together to help establish the modern era of pediatric surgery and anesthesia. In the days before the advent of cardiopulmonary bypass machines, they often did repairs of congenital heart lesions inside a hyperbaric chamber. Dr. Smith was particularly proud of the fact that the first intensive care unit which opened at the hospital in 1980 had two floors, one named in honor of him and the other in honor of Dr. Gross. Dr. Smith also worked with Ms. Lank for more than 20 years until her retirement in 1969 and they remained close friends until her death in 2001 at the age of 97.During his time at Children’s Hospital Boston, Dr. Smith was a superb and compassionate clinician continually advancing practices in pediatric anesthesia to enable surgeons to perform increasing complex operations on smaller and younger patients. He was an advocate of “patient safety” many decades before the term became central to medicine. He was an early and adamant advocate of routine intubation of the trachea during anesthesia for children, with sterile and appropriately-sized tubes in order to prevent tracheitis and tracheal stenosis, and he encouraged wrapping small patients in order to prevent heat loss. In the 1950s when the monitoring of infants and children consisted primarily of visual observation of the patient and intermittent palpation of the patient’s pulse, Dr. Smith pioneered a new approach of continuous physiological monitoring by using a (precordial) stethoscope, taped on the chest wall over the trachea and heart, to assess ongoing changes in heart and breath sounds, as well as the regular use of the infant blood pressure cuff (sometimes referred to as the “Smith cuff”). These were progenitors in the development of elaborate monitoring systems that are the core of current and safe anesthesia care.Dr. Smith was a well-mannered, soft-spoken gentleman. His presence in the operating room always had a calming influence even in the most trying circumstances. His quiet demeanor and great clinical competence inspired those around him to do their best, not always the style of behavior displayed by some of the surgeons dealing with a harrowing situation. One surgeon who knew him for more than half a century noted he never heard anyone say a bad word about Dr. Smith.Dr. Smith was also energetic and physically fit. In the days before intensive care units were established, anesthesiologists were often the specialists summoned to handle emergencies throughout the hospital. Dr. Smith was frequently the first to respond to an overhead page by dashing through the stairs and corridors to reach the bedside for rescue. One of his former fellows recalls fondly that no one, not even the young students, could beat Dr. Smith in a race through the hospital – and he would always greet them with a grin on his face.In addition, Dr. Smith was an excellent educator and father-like figure to many of his former trainees. He attracted students from all over the world who came to Boston to learn from him and witness the rapid growth of pediatric surgery during this time. He welcomed all who wanted tutelage regardless of experience or credentials. One former student tells how when he called Dr. Smith requesting to study under him, Dr. Smith’s response was a simple, “When can you be here?” More than 800 physicians received training with Dr. Smith at Children’s Hospital. He was also a faithful and regular visitor to the anesthesia residents at the nearby (but now defunct) Chelsea Naval Hospital; despite his heavy work load at Children’s, he was grateful for the anesthesia training he received in the Army and this was one way he showed his appreciation.In 1959 he published a comprehensive textbook entitled “Anesthesia for Infants and Children” which was one of the first of its kind specifically focused on the anesthetic management and care of young patients. It soon became a classic and he revised it through four editions before he retired from Children’s Hospital Boston in 1980. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Smith asked Dr. Etsuro K. Motoyama, one of his former fellows, to take over the editorship. He, together with Dr. Peter J. Davis as a co-editor, modified and expanded the book to a multi-authored volume and renamed it “Smith’s Anesthesia for Infants and Children” in Dr. Smith’s honor. It continues after more than half a century in a soon-to-be-published eighth edition, the longest ongoing textbook of pediatric anesthesiology in the world.During his lifetime, Dr. Smith was the President of the Children’s Hospital Medical Staff, Chairman of the Committee on Pediatric Anesthesia of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and President of both the Massachusetts and New England Societies of Anesthesiologists. He received several prestigious awards and honors including being one of the few pediatric anesthesiologists to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In addition, he received a Special Recognition Award from the Section of Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics gives an annual Robert M. Smith Award to a pediatric anesthesiologist for a lifetime of achievement in the field. He was also an honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Anesthetists of the Royal Academy of Surgeons of Ireland and an honorary member of the Brazilian and Pan American Societies of Anesthesiologists. He was Clinical Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.Dr. Smith lived by a simple phrase: be useful – enjoy yourself. For example, he once treated a young niece who developed croup by building a humidified tent with a card table and plastic sheeting in her living room. And he loved nature. He and his wife were avid bird watchers and he routinely extended overseas medical trips with bird watching expeditions. Always inventive, he once banished a surfeit of skunks by anesthetizing them with ether. He also was an excellent athlete enjoying golf as well as tennis, skiing and surfing. Well into his 80s, Dr. Smith continued to seek new thrills by trying roller-blading; “I could blade fine, but stopping was a problem.” After moving into an adult assisted-living facility, he routinely organized educational programs.A former colleague at the end of Dr. Smith’s memorial service uttered perhaps the most accurate tribute by noting that Bob would have complained that the service was “too long. I could have gotten a lot of stuff done.”He is survived by one son, two daughters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His beloved wife, Margaret, preceded him in death after 69 years of marriage.Mark A. Rockoff, MD, ChairHarry Bird, MDW. Hardy Hendren, MDRobert Holzman, MDEtsuro Motoyama, MDJonathan SmithDavid Waisel, MDlast_img read more

The Power of Dell + EMC = Increased Choice, Broader Use Cases, Lower Price Points for Customers

first_imgToday we announced the inclusion of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers into our hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio (HCI). Incorporating the world’s number one server platform into our already market leading portfolio is testament to our vision of Dell EMC being stronger, and better together. We have used the combined power of the two companies to vertically integrate all the critical ingredients of the hyper-converged infrastructure stack, from hyper-converged software to the latest innovations in x86 hardware in order to deliver increased choice, wider use cases, lower entry price points, and improved all-flash economics for our customers. There could be no better validation of how Dell EMC is helping customers move forward by incorporating the technology they want and need to become more agile, flexible and competitive.At the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division, customers are at the heart of everything we do.  That’s why when, during the formation of Dell EMC, there was a clear demand for incorporating the mighty PowerEdge servers into our portfolio, we moved fast to provide our customers with the increased choice that the ubiquitous PowerEdge servers offer. When the IDC and Gartner quarterly server market share reports for Q2 2016 recognized PowerEdge as #1 in server shipments worldwide, it was clear that its addition to Dell EMC’s winning HCI portfolio would add more choice, flexibility and produce fantastic outcomes for our customers.We know that use cases and workloads vary greatly, and we strongly believe that one size does not fit all when it comes to HCI. Therefore the expansion of Dell EMC’s portfolio of HCI to support a much wider variety of customer use cases is the right way forward. A broader choice not only enables customers to do more, it can also provide better value and more appropriate, targeted solutions.Hear what Chad Sakac has to say and read more on his blog.Our customers opting for VxRail Appliances will now benefit from the increased performance of the latest Intel Broadwell platforms and a new 3-node entry for a lower starting point. New configurations based on PowerEdge servers will include:Storage dense: high capacity nodes configured for storage-heavy environments like Microsoft Exchange or big data environments that offer the lowest unit costGPU optimized: nodes optimized for graphics-heavy environments that benefit from faster rendering time, such as 2D/3D visualization.Entry level: A cost-optimized option that gives Dell EMC a smaller form factor for remote and branch offices.For the VxRack System, two new PowerEdge-based configurations are available, both of which can be configured with all-flash, storage only, or hybrid. Compared to previous VxRack System all-flash node configuration options, the Dell EMC PowerEdge servers provide better all-flash economics, application acceleration and unparalleled value.All VxRail Appliances and VxRack System customers, regardless of size, can take advantage of Dell EMC synergies to deliver hyper-converged solutions for their data center core and edge locations. Adding more value, our hyper-converged portfolio of appliances and racks is optimized for both traditional and cloud-native workloads running in mixed environments.In keeping with our commitment to putting customers first, we are also facilitating investment protection for customers. They can buy existing appliances and racks or new Dell EMC PowerEdge-based systems, and mix and match these nodes in a cluster as required and, if they want, upgrade to newer architectures over time.The addition of PowerEdge servers in the VxRail and VxRack portfolios is a great example of why Dell and EMC are better together not just in principle, but in reality – we are delivering real customer value by innovating fast, leveraging Dell’s world-class supply chain to drive down costs and offering our customers increased choice and flexibility.last_img read more

Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program now accepting proposals

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is now accepting proposals for the 2011 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Vermont’s federal allocation for this funding cycle is estimated at $229,000. These grant funds are for the sole purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Vermont-grown Specialty Crops, and will be distributed to through a competitive review process. The complete RFP and required cover sheet can be found online here: http://www.vermontagriculture.com/buylocal/marketing/specialtycrops.html(link is external).  Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, and nursery crops (including floriculture and turf production). The USDA maintains a list of eligible specialty crops on its website: www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp(link is external). Projects may be up to three calendar years in length, and multi-state projects are encouraged. Applications for grant funds should show how the project potentially impacts and produces measurable outcomes for the specialty crop industry and/or the public rather than a single organization, institution, or individual. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets has identified the following program goals for FY2011:1.       Increase the competitiveness of organic and/or sustainable production systems.2.       Increase access to Vermont-grown specialty crops by low-income Vermonters (including but not limited to: nutrition and/or cooking education; incentives for purchasing fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets; and increasing availability of local fruits and vegetables at rural convenience stores).Proposals that demonstrate innovative approaches to achieving these goals will earn additional points during the review process.  Applicants have the option of submitting a brief (1 page or less) letter of interest by April 11. The deadline for the full proposal is May 13. Electronic submission is requested. ###last_img read more

Australian company secures funding for novel solar-hydro storage project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:A Victoria-made “dispatchable” concentrated solar and hydro storage technology is set to be tested at a pilot-scale in the state’s north west, with the backing of the federal government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency and in partnership with AGL Energy.The company behind the technology, RayGen Resources, said on Thursday it had locked in $3 million in funding from ARENA, to test the technical and commercial feasibility of its concentrated solar and thermal storage technology – or “solar hydro” – that uses mostly mirrors and water to generate power and heat.The flagship project, which is being developed in partnership with major Australian gen-tailer AGL, will deliver 4MW of solar generation and 3MW/50MWh (17 hours) of storage that RayGen says will be able to supply the grid with “day-night renewable electricity” and support grid reliability.The project would also be able to supply synchronous power where it is critically needed in the West Murray region, a notoriously “weak” area of the national grid that has seen the output of five solar farms cut by half and dozens more projects warned of delays to both commissioning and connection approvals.RayGen said the funding from ARENA – its third grant from the federal government Agency in the space four years – would help get the pilot project to financial close and make it shovel ready for construction, with the aim to have it commissioned in 2021.[Sophie Vorrath]More: World first “solar hydro” plant in Victoria gets backing from ARENA, AGL Australian company secures funding for novel solar-hydro storage projectlast_img read more

Don’t mute voice banking

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Think about that last business lunch you attended. We are accustomed to everyone occasionally staring at their phone during the meal, but this last time around, did anyone activate a voice assistant to search for something? If not, they probably will at a future meeting.Voice-activated assistants are quickly becoming mainstream. While Apple led the field with the introduction of Siri on the iPhone, Amazon and Google have made interacting with a voice interface ubiquitous through affordable, multifunctional smart speakers that are now in millions of homes. With rapid innovation in artificial intelligence and voice and speech recognition technologies, voice capabilities will become standard features in many devices, apps and services we use every day.As market penetration of these devices and assistants continues, we will see a fundamental adaptation (note, not evolution) in the way people interact with technology. Credit unions that are future-first and technology-minded, in particular, need to be ready to jump into voice banking when the time is right.last_img read more

Some Broome County residents are receiving masks, random packages from China

first_imgOne Southern Tier resident posted to Facebook Monday night saying they received a package of masks from a Chinese company. Dawn Proctor, an Endicott resident, says she received a package of socks from China that was address to her but it was sent to her job. BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — Some Broome County residents have received mail from China that they didn’t order. “No invoice attached,” Proctor said. “No note attached. The socks looked like they were used. We all kind of laughed about it. Thought it was odd and threw them away.” center_img In the comments, other people chimed in saying they also received masks or other items like socks or jewelry in the mail addressed from China. We reach out to the Broome County Sheriff’s office about these complaints. They say they haven’t gotten any reports.last_img read more

Indonesian reporter and family in self-imposed quarantine upon return from China

first_imgIrfan went on to say that the self-imposed quarantine was his own initiative to make sure that he and his family members, who had lived with him in Beijing, were not infected with the 2019-nCoV virus.Irfan has worked as Antara’s Beijing bureau chief for three years. He lives there with his wife and two daughters – the elder of which is a student at Beijing Normal University.Read also: Indonesian official barred from entering PNG by coronavirus measuresHe said he had been inspired by United States Army soldiers who went through the same procedure at their respective homes after being evacuated from China. An Indonesian reporter based in Beijing has put himself and his family in quarantine at his home in Tulungagung, East Java, upon their return from China.Irfan Ilmie, who works for state-owned news agency Antara, plans to remain in quarantine with his family for 14 days since Tuesday, despite having tested negative for the novel coronavirus.”We will use facemasks every day, measure our body temperature and refrain from interacting with neighbors,” he said at his house recently. Upon returning from the Chinese capital, Irfan claimed they were in good health with no symptoms of infection. Beijing is located around 1,200 kilometers from the epicenter of the outbreak, Wuhan in Hubei province.The journalist said his decision to leave Beijing was in line with the government’s appeal for Indonesian citizens to leave China. “My office also recommended that we temporarily leave the country.”Officials from the Tulungagung Health Agency have visited the house to conduct medical checkups of Irfan and his family members.An official of the agency, Didik Eka, expressed appreciation for Irfan’s family’s willingness to go through self-imposed quarantine. (kuk)Topics :last_img read more

Ian Wright and Martin Keown rate Mikel Arteta’s start at Arsenal after Chelsea defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 11:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Comment Wright gave his verdict (Picture: Getty)‘When you look at the two games there’s definite improvement in Arsenal,’ said Wright on Match of the Day. ‘You just think what they could have done had they gone with the appointment after the Leicester game at the international break.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s one and two touch all the way and its really quick. Fantastic zip, the fans should be happy with what they’re seeing at the moment but give Chelsea credit for what they’ve done today.’‘Very compact. Very solid. I like the shape,’ Keown added. ‘They’ve had three different managers by the way. Different ideas, different voices.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s the front players, when they go to engage I think they do that really well. Everyone is engaging really very well.‘Chelsea with their system 3 at the back seem confused and Arsenal were really well organised hunting in packs. Everyone attuned to the system. I thought they did it really well.’Where will Arsenal finish this season?Top four0%Top six0%Top half0%Bottom half0%Relegation zone0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pep Guardiola sets Premier League record ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen KloppMORE: Frank Lampard praises Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea Ian Wright and Martin Keown rate Mikel Arteta’s start at Arsenal after Chelsea defeat Arteta has failed to get a win under his belt thus far (Picture: AMA/Getty)Ian Wright and Martin Keown have both been impressed by Mikel Arteta’s start to life as Arsenal manager, despite the Spaniard failing to notch his first win.The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Sunday, while they could only muster a draw in his first game in charge against Bournemouth.However, while results haven’t gone Arsenal’s way, club legend Wright has noted the marked improvement in Arsenal’s play, while former centre-back Keown has been impressed with the way Arteta has been setting his troops out. Advertisementlast_img read more

Stunning views offer picture-perfect backdrop for Gold Coast home

first_img13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point.Admire them from the comfort of your bed or step out onto the balcony and make the most of the coastal breezes.There are two more bedrooms upstairs, one of which shares balcony access with the master suite.A third level loft is set up as a gym but could also be used as an office, study, fifth bedroom or studio.Mr Mostyn said a number of house hunters keen to snap up property on the street had inspected the home.“Some people have bought in that section of Paradise Point in the late 1970s and never left,” he said.“It’s a tight pocket.“There’s only 10 or 15 homes that have the same aspect of that.”He said the home would hold its value for years to come because of its position and the recent renovation. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point.“It’s the size, the aspect and the position,” he said.Mr Mostyn said it was rare to find a north facing home with Coomera Island right on its doorstep.“It really truly is what I would call a blue chip site,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“There are plenty of amazing homes on the Gold Coast … but none of them have that view.“Even on Sovereign (Islands), it can’t be replicated.”Mr Mostyn said the renovated four-bedroom, three-bathroom home matched its stunning views.He described it as classic and Hamptons style hybrid with an array of modern features that give it a sense of opulence.“It’s been in the family for about a decade but (the Phelans) have done some really amazing renovations on it recently,” he said.“They’ve taken a 20-year-old home and made it modern and stylish.”An open lounge, living and dining room flows onto an outdoor entertainment area through bi-fold doors, where there is a pool house with barbecue and bathroom as well as a pool and spa.The ground floor also has a media room and bedroom with ensuite.Upstairs, the master bedroom with huge ensuite and walk-in wardrobe has arguably the best views. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point.IMAGINE waking up to uninterrupted views of the river and a lush green island every day.Wide water vistas and Coomera Island offer a picturesque backdrop for this Paradise Point home. Floor to ceiling windows and a large balcony and patio mean the breathtaking views can be admired from almost every room in the house.Marketing agent Nicholas Mostyn, of Prestige Property Agents, said it was one of the features that owners Nick and Sally Phelan loved most about the home. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point.last_img read more